Paleo Breakfast Ideas
More and more people are choosing to adopt a paleo diet – a way of eating that focuses on whole foods like vegetables, fruit, meat and eggs. The paleo approach to eating eliminates grains and refined sugars. While it’s not so difficult to cut out grains at lunch and supper, breakfast can be more of a struggle for some people.
Think about breakfast, and what do you picture? Cold or hot cereal? Toast and jam? Maybe pastries, muffins, croissants or pancakes?
Many traditional breakfast foods are filled with grains and sugar. What’s a modern-day caveperson to do?
Of course, there’s always the old stand-by: bacon and eggs. But you can only eat that so many mornings in a row before you’re desperate for some new ideas.
Luckily, there are plenty of paleo-friendly breakfast ideas to get your day off to a good start!
fruit with coconut cream
Morning is the perfect time for fruit, especially for people who don’t like heavy meals when they first wake up. Mix some chopped fruit with coconut cream, and you’ll have a delicious meal that will give you energy for hours!
Chop up nuts, seeds, desiccated coconut and fruit – whatever you like best! Pour coconut milk or almond milk on top for a satisfying bowl of paleo-friendly cereal.
leftovers from supper
As people experiment with the paleo lifestyle, they often find themselves cooking extra food at suppertime so that they’ll have leftovers for breakfast. Beanless chili with guacamole, leftover steak with eggs and vegetables, or chicken and fruit are all tasty breakfast choices.
salmon and sweet potato pancakes
Shred a small sweet potato and mix it with a chopped onion, two raw eggs, salt and pepper to taste, and a can of salmon. Fry your pancakes in coconut oil or olive oil for a few minutes on each side, until they’re golden and cooked through. Salmon and sweet potato pancakes are a great way to start the day!
Mix raw eggs, chopped up meat and chopped up vegetables, and pour the mixture into lightly greased muffin trays. Bake them at 350 degrees until they’re cooked through. These breakfast muffins are perfect for busy mornings when you have to eat on the run.
Who says that salad isn’t a breakfast food? Prepare a garden salad with your favourite vegetables or fruit, and add a few boiled eggs, some chicken or some ground beef. Before long, you might find that salad is your new favourite breakfast food.
coconut flour “oatmeal”
Simply stir together coconut flour with raw eggs in a pot, and cook it on low until it thickens. Add water or your milk of choice to thin it out, toss in a few raisins, and you have a delicious hot cereal.
With a little bit of imagination and a willingness to experiment, you’ll find that it’s easy to replace your old breakfast staples with newer, healthier versions that will give you the energy that you need to face the day.