For me, the hardest thing about doing the Whole30 is finding time to make breakfast. My usual muesli-and-yogurt was out the window (unless it was going to be paleo granola and coconut yogurt – but that’s preeeeetty pricey and something I preferred to eat as an after-dinner ‘treat’) so I needed quick and easy ideas that I could either make in five minutes or grab-and-go. Behold, five quick and easy ideas you can whip up in the morning or pre-make to really kick start your day!
5 Quick Paleo Breakfasts
This falls into the ‘grab-and-go’ category. They’re really quick and easy to prepare in bulk on a Sunday afternoon, then all you have to do is throw a few in the fridge for Monday and the rest in the freezer! Simply make a mix of eggs (I try and do about 1.5 eggs per muffin), 1/2-1 cup of almond or coconut milk, then go crazy with whatever other fillings you want – spinach, chives, paleo bacon, paleo ham, paleo smoked salmon, capsicum, tomato, you name it! Then pour the mix into muffin pans and bake at 180C until done! For more filling ideas check out our Pinterest board here.
As mentioned, I love my granola and coconut yogurt combo… but it does get pricey. One way to reduce the cost is to make your own granola. I would attempt to throw together a recipe here, but I actually can’t do any better than Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar Crunchy Coconutty Granola. I’ve made this more times than I can count and it’s deeeeeeelicous. Check it out here.
Leah is a huge fan of this breakfast – I’m yet to get on board but my mind is certainly open to it! Having certain foods that are only for breakfast or only for dinner is a Western philosophy that most of us subscribe to, but if it’s absolutely fine to eat scrambled eggs and bacon for dinner (best dinner ever!) then it’s similarly ok to eat mince for breakfast. It’s a great protein hit in the morning and keeps you full until lunchtime. Check out our recipes here.
Kumara with Mustard
This is, hands down, my fave five minute breakfast for when I’m doing Whole30. It’s a strange combination, but it’s so quick and easy to make and I find it so nutritious and warming to start the day – particularly in winter. Just cut a kumara lengthways leaving an inch or so at the bottom so it’s still one piece, then do lots of cuts widthways. Put it in the microwave for about 5-6 minutes (it varies for each microwave but just until it’s really soft. It’s good to turn it over half way too) and then pop it on a plate and spoon a few spoonfuls of wholegrain mustard (check that it’s paleo!) into the cuts you’ve made. It’s delicious, and really easy to do the microwave part when you’re getting ready then eat it at work!
Whether you’re wrapping up veges in thin slices of ham or smoked salmon or you’re using a coconut flour wrap as your vehicle, these are another great option for breakfasts on the go. The possibilities are endless, but my fave is grain-free wraps filled with cold scrambled eggs, spinach, and homemade salsa. Wrap them up and pop them in your lunch box for breakfast in the car or at your desk! There’s some great ideas here.
Do you have any quick and easy paleo breakfast ideas? We’d love to hear them!