I have had a few people comment about breakfast options that do not include eggs. I know some folks never get tired of eating eggs, I being one, but I do think it’s important to have a lot of variety in our paleo diets. With that being said, here are some suggestions to scramble things up at breakfast time, sans the eggs.
Leftover dinner!! This one is my personal favorite. I love having leftovers for breakfast because this means breakfast is done! Just the other morning I had leftover lamb chops for breakfast with some kale, and squash. Another morning after the mad of rush of getting kids out the door was over, I found myself alone in the kitchen with leftover chicken sausages from the previous days lunch, also with kale and some bell peppers and onions.
One of my kids favorite breakfasts is:
Sweet Potato Hash
1 lb ground pork sausage
3 sweet potatoes grated
3 tbsp coconut oil
Brown the sausage in a large soup pan. Add the coconut oil and shredded sweet potatoes to the cooked sausage (sometimes I’ll also add about 3 tbsp of organic butter as well). Stirring often, let the potatoes cook until they are soft, about 7 minutes. Add a TON of cinnamon and serve. This is a bit too much of a carb load for me in the morning but it’s great to get the kids going! I do love eating a little bit of it with, uh oh, a poached egg.
Some morning we’ll have just bacon, ham, or sausage with coconut milk smoothies for the kids and a handful of nuts and maybe a few blueberries for Mom and Dad. I make the smoothies with either 3-5 cups of unsweetened So Delicious coconut milk or 1 can of coconut milk + 1 cup water, along with with frozen strawberries, mango, blueberries, and a banana – or any other fruit combo that sounds good! Of course the smoothie I have pictured is accompanied by some EGGS and sausage scrambled together (another favorite breakfast option for Rowan – the 2 year old).
My breakfast advice for those of you who are darn tired of eggs or want a change in your morning routine is to look outside the “breakfast box”. No matter what time of day it may be, as long as you have a hunk of protein, some sort of veggie, and some good fat – you are dialed!!
Disclaimer: if you are trying to lean out, I do not suggest eating a ton of sweet potato hash or fruit in the morning. These foods, although great, are best reserved for post workout enjoyment. Even for folks who might be healthy and lean, this kind of carb intake in the am might send them crashing a few hours later. I personally do better if I skip the fruit at breakfast and maybe enjoy a little bit at lunch with a lot of protein. Kids on the other hand are good to go with this stuff!! Lucky kids…