Paleo breakfast ideas

08.04.12

Category: Paleo |

 Breakfast seems to be the most difficult meal to adjust to when starting the Paleo Diet. Many people are used to eating sweeter, carb heavy breakfasts such as cereal, toast with jam/peanut butter, granola, waffles, etc. It will take some time to get used to Paleo breakfasts, but they will keep you full, satisfied, and feeling good! The most important thing is to remember that breakfast is just another meal. Dinner leftovers can actually make great breakfasts! Here are some ideas to get you started:

Eggs—scrambled, poached, hardboiled, over easy… whatever your heart desires! Feel free to branch out and try eggs other than chicken eggs. I love my eggs cooked in coconut oil! Nitrate and sugar free bacon is ok on occasion too 🙂

Paleo pancakes—You can find a ton of different recipes for Paleo pancakes on the Internet, but don’t have these every day. Use them as a treat, just as you would with “normal” pancakes! Here’s a quick and easy recipe: http://tiny.cc/vsw0aw

Smoked salmon—just make sure it is wild and not farm raised (Trader Joe’s has a good one!)

Frittata—Frittatas are a great way to get your veggies in at breakfast, and they can easily feed the whole fam! Try this one:http://tiny.cc/9cx0aw

Leftovers—chicken, fish, veggies, grassfed beef, etc—any Paleo meal can be eaten for breakfast, not just the traditional “breakfast foods.”

Egg muffins—Egg muffins are awesome because you can make enough for a few days and then just microwave to take with you on your way to work in the morning. Try the recipe pictured above: http://tiny.cc/3tx0aw

Smoothies—Get creative! Use fruit, coconut or almond milk, nut butter (but not peanut butter), spinach, avocado, cacao powder, coconut oil, etc. Play around with ingredients and you won’t ever get bored. Check out this Chocolate Raspberry smoothie recipe:http://tiny.cc/oox0aw. Smoothies are awesome for kids, too, since you can sneak in veggies and other foods they may not want to eat normally.

If you want something sweet, add some fresh berries, grapefruit, figs or other fruit to your breakfast!

Also, if you’re a coffee lover like me, don’t worry—you do NOT have to give up coffee! Instead of cream and sugar, get coconut creamer from Sprouts or Whole foods!

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