Paleo Breakfast Options That AREN'T Eggs
Happy Monday! Relaxing weekend behind me and busy week filled with fun coming up so all good heading my way and hopefully yours as well!
As some of you may now, I've had to switch up my breakfast routine just a bit. No more eggs (crying) or coconut yogurt (intolerant to tapioca in it) BUT I've been able to manage and have gotten creative. There's no excuse to miss breakfast -- especially for those suffering with adrenal fatigue. We need the jolt and protein to sustain energy levels!
Well if I haven't been having my delicious folded eggs or collagen coyo bowls, what have I been having instead? As someone who loves savory breakfasts, I'm totally okay with having mini versions of lunch for breakfast. But, that can get tiring and repetitive after a while! So I've been able to compile a few of my favorite egg-free (paleo-ish) breakfast options -- so if you're dealing with similar food intolerances as I am (get tested!) and can't eat eggs or any strange ingredients, I've got you covered.
Lunch-Style: This is for when I'm lazy, and all I have on hand is ground turkey and vegetables. What do I end up with? Sautéed ground turkey and vegetables! Sounds a bit weird for breakfast, and some people can't stomach meat or any savory food before noon, but if you can dig it like me, totally go for it. There's no "rules" as to what you can and cannot have for breakfast, so if you dig what you have for lunch by all means have that for breakfast too!
Homemade Breakfast Sausages: I made these a while back and have been meaning to remake them. Super easy -- just warm up in a skillet and add to leftover veggies with some avocado or a serving of fruit. EASY. Here's a recipe by Simple Healthy Eats you should check out.
Smoothies: Such a good one! BUT, low-sugar is key. Let's not throw 5 bananas in milk with a cup of strawberries and call it super healthy... That'll lead to a huuuuge spike and then crash in blood sugar and contains no protein or fat at all to keep you full! Instead start with a liquid, a green, a small serving of fruit, a serving of fat (I love coconut milk, flax, hemp or chia), some protein (love using Vital Proteins Collagen peptides) and blend that uppp!
Or don't use as much liquid and make a smoothie bowl!
Dairy-Free Yogurt Bowls: I'm a huge coconut yogurt fan or Kite Hill (plain unsweetened) almond milk yogurt is BOMB. However, my MRT (food sensitivities) test shows I'm intolerant to tapioca, which is a thickener in a lot of dairy-free yogurts. So while I won't be enjoying my creamy coyo anymore, if you can tolerate tapioca by all means give these brands a shot. They're so perfect with some Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for protein, berries, and some cinnamon.
Find a bomb recipe here:
Chia Seed Pudding: I'm still warming up to chia pudding but learning to love it. Its a perfect, filling breakfast alternative if you prefer sweeter things, but are trying to stay paleo-ish. I don't have a great recipe but my friend Nancy from Approaching Paleo has an easy Matcha recipe you should definitely try out!
Avocado Toast: I mean -- Paleo Avocado toast on sweet potatoes... Trust me, it's still good. I actually love it more than toast because the sweet potato adds a touch of sweetness that ya can't get with bland old toast! Just slice the potato into "toast" and run through your toaster at the highest setting a couple times under soft enough to bite into. Top with avocado, spices or go sweet and add almond butter and berries and you're GOLDEN.
Here are some other honorable mentions from blogger friends you should definitely check out!
Wild Blueberry Bagels from Healthy Helper Blog -- these look so yummy!!
Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Breakfast Bars from The Atheletic Avocado
Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by Rachel Mansfield -- if you haven't seen her breads, you HAVE to. So. Amazing. Throw some almond butter on top with some bullet proof coffee and you're set for the morning!
Those are just some of the options I've been rotating through as I navigate this egg-free world. It's been pleasantly surprising and I've loved eating what I've been eating!
Have you had to cut out one of your favorite foods that you rely on?! For me that has definitely been eggs but I'm getting used to it and have to say I haven't even been craving them! If you suspect any food sensitivities (and this goes wayyyy beyond stomach aches) don't put off getting tested. Its so worth and it and you may not realize how GOOD you're actually meant to feel! Just saying -- I've been feeling much better since cutting coffee and tea (all types) as well as eggs.
Let me know what you think of these recipes!
XO - Amylou