We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and when you are on the Paleo Diet, that is especially true.
This is because your diet will likely be shy of the high amounts of carbohydrates that a lot of people normally get in the morning. And you will therefore want to make the most out of what you are allowed to eat.
There are few things more enjoyable than waking up in the morning to a big stack of pancakes or a nice hot bowl of oatmeal.
But, when you are on the Paleo Diet, neither of those breakfast items are going to work for you since grains are out of the question.
So, you will need to re-think the way in which you eat breakfast and re-train your body to grab those early morning calories in a different way.
Paleo Diet Breakfast Ideas
The modern American breakfast tends to be pretty sweet in general, but that doesn’t mean that your breakfast has to be.
While you might not be diving into a big bowl of cereal, there are ways that you can have a tasty breakfast to look forward to and one that will fuel the rest of your day.
In fact, you might find that a savory breakfast that doesn’t have sweetness to it is more filling and gives you a better start to the day.
For this reason alone, you will find that most people who are sticking to a Paleo Diet tend to have eggs and vegetables for breakfast, sometimes with a little meat thrown in for added protein.
Here are a few recipes that can get you started enjoying your Paleo Diet breakfasts:
Paleo Diet Smoothies
When you go on a Paleo Diet, you usually assume that you will no longer be able to have dairy-like products anymore.
But really all you need to do is substitute normal milk or soy milk with a combination of coconut water and almond milk. The consistency is almost the same and the taste is very good.
This is a recipe for a smoothie that is perfect for breakfast because you can make it as sweet as you want, but it also has a lot of nutrients in it to get your day started.
Faux Paleo Oatmeal
Obviously, oatmeal is a food that cavemen wouldn’t have eaten. But if you have access to nuts, bananas, some spices, and a little almond milk or almond butter, you can create what will taste even better than your average oatmeal.
Finally add the nuts mixture to the egg mixture and warm over a medium heat for a few minutes. You should keep stirring it until it reaches a consistency that is similar to oatmeal.
You can then add more almond milk and fruits to top it off. This is a delicious way to start the day!
This is a traditional dish eaten in the Southwest and although you will usually find it with kernel corn, you can make it without.
You can then add in the squash, followed finally with the tomato. This also makes a great lunch or snack and it keeps well in the refrigerator.
Paleo Berry Cobbler
If you love berries, then you can make this recipe with just about any kind of berries, or of course you could replace the berries altogether with another kind of fruit.
Fold the berry mixture into the dry mixture. Heat your oven to 350 degrees, grease an 8” x 8” baking pan, and then bake for approximately 30-40 minutes.
Once it is cool, you can cut it up for breakfast or snacks throughout the day.
If you and your family really enjoy having something sweet in the morning, then you can make your own fruit parfaits.
But instead of using dairy products, you can use coconut milk and coconut flour to make the “yogurt” and top it off with fruits and nuts.
This will give you a great vanilla or chocolate “yogurt” that you can then top off with berries, more bananas, apples, or other fruit.
You can refrigerate this mixture for later in the day or you can even freeze it and turn it into a frozen yogurt!
Sunny Morning Burger
One of the best things that you can eat in the morning is a healthy dose of protein and this recipe certainly as it.
If you are looking for some hearty, low in carbohydrates, and satisfying, then you can’t go wrong with this any time of the day.
Simply combine the herbs and spices with the ground turkey meat and cook either on the broiler or in a frying pan with as little oil as possible and then set aside.
Then, simply crack four eggs into the remaining fat that is in the pan, and cook them to your personal taste.
When they are done, put them on top of the turkey patty, and you have yourself quite a breakfast.
A frittata is much like an omelet except that everything is cooked as one, rather than an omelet that has ingredients folded into the middle.
You can easily make a zucchini frittata by using just a few basic ingredients:
You can use any Paleo-approved oil to fry this, including olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil.
This frittata can also be made with other vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, or other squash and makes a great dinner, too.
Kitchen Sink Scramble
While we are on the subject of eggs, when you are on a Paleo Diet, you will usually get tired of fried, poached, or hard boiled eggs. Sometimes you need a little more flavor to your dishes.
Making scrambled eggs is easy enough for anyone to do, and when you get your family involved, it can be a lot more entertaining.
The goal of this recipe is to simply add as many Paleo-friendly items as you can to your scrambled eggs.
You will usually get a lot of vegetables, but also meat, nuts or seeds, or even fish and other seafood.
Nothing beats a lobster or shrimp scrambled egg dish that is loaded with vegetables, and again this is a great meal to have any time of the day.
What to Consider When You Are Planning Paleo Breakfast
You probably have already heard that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day”, and that is certainly true if you are trying to stick to a Paleo Diet.
It is always a good idea to combine a protein of some kind with a carbohydrate when you are eating breakfast.
So, you will often find that most people have eggs or a lean protein in conjunction with fruit or juice.
The real key to sticking to a Paleo diet for any length of time is in the preparation of your foods.
Many Paleo families like to spend an afternoon or evening a week, simply chopping and slicing. By doing this, you will have foods all ready for you that you can add to any kind of dishes.
Rather than having to start from scratch every single day, you will have everything ready for your paleo breakfast, which can make being creative a whole lot easier.