Before Whole 30, I was never a breakfast person. I drank coffee and starved myself. The result of that behavior, inevitably, was that I was famished by lunchtime. Thus, I made bad choices for lunch and snacked all afternoon.
I had always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But I didn’t believe “them.” I often don’t believe “them.” With more maturity, I’m beginning to believe some of “them.”
I find that if I eat breakfast in the morning, particularly one infused with lots of protein, I make better choices the rest of the day. I have never been a huge egg fan. This made Whole 30 harder. It also makes eating more protein in the morning a tad harder. Since that first Whole 30, I’ve been better able to tolerate eggs–but only if they are well done and have lots of other flavor.
I also find that if I make a breakfast on the weekend–I will eat it all week. That makes my morning a whole lot easier.
Here is the list of breakfasts that I have in heavy rotation:
(1) Sweet Potato Hash. This is the easiest. I use Aidells Chicken and Apple Sausage, two sweet potatoes and an onion. Just cut up the onion, the sweet potato, and the sausage. On medium heat, warm about a Tbsp and a half of Coconut Oil. Sauté the onion. Add in the sweat potato, add the sausage and whatever spices you want. Cinnamon is good. Sometimes I use a little pepper to make it spicy. If you cover the pan, it makes the potatoes nice and soft. I have no idea how long it takes but–not too long.
(2) Proscuitto-Wrapped Mini Fritattas. These are DELISH. They are also awesome because they are little and can be frozen. The hardest part about these is finding sugar free proscuitto. I pickup mine at BJ’s. Its a large package and you will be able to get a couple of recipes out of it.
(4) Wellshire Farms Paleo Bacon and eggs. On days when I am too lazy to make breakfast ahead, I’ll fry up this paleo bacon and scramble two eggs.
(5) Spinach Omlette with Wellshire Farms Andouille Sausage. OMG. This is delicious. I have this on the weekends. The sausage is on point. I sauté a little onion, pepper and spinach. Throw in the sausage. Then make an omlette out of two eggs.
Remember to use a compliant oil like coconut, olive or avocado.