The Breakfast of Champions

Ever wonder why your parents used to say, “You have to eat breakfast because it’s the most important meal of the day”? There is a lot of truth to that statement. You know why?  Admit it…parents are always right! LOL.

When you’re on Paleo, breakfast is actually a lot easier to prepare as opposed to the conventional breakfast of bacon, eggs, and toast.

Since we don’t partake in the “normal breakfast” we could bend the rule and eat whatever protein, carbohydrate, and/or fats we have on hand. It gets particularly easy when you can eat your left overs for breakfast!

One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast prior to working out is a Trader Joe Gluten Free Apple Sausage, Blueberries, Carrots, and Almonds.

There are many ways to incorporate the traditional breakfast, the Paleo way.

Love pancakes?  Try the Paleo Pancakes (posted here and in the Recipe Log).

A fan of eggs? Try the Paleo Frittata (posted here and in the Recipe Log).

These are just a few substitutes to make your Paleo breakfast a good worthwhile. There are so many things that you could have for breakfast from grilled salmon, broccoli, and almonds to chicken breast, asparagus, and cashews. The possibilities are endless! Although it doesn’t sound like a normal breakfast, it tastes really good!

Enjoy breakfast the Paleo way!

T H E O

Paleo Pancakes

1 egg
1/4 cup of ground almonds
1/4 cup of coconut milk

Cook as regular pancakes in coconut butter or other fat or if you are
raw/paleo, drink it or eat as a pudding.

Sometimes I cook this as I would an oven pancake: Preheat oven. Heat the
pan (a cast iron frying pan works the best) in a 425F oven until hot, add
some olive oil, coconut butter, or coconut oil to the pan (1 tablespoon)
and then add the egg mixture. Cook for 10 minutes. No turning. It won’t
puff up like the ones made with rice flour instead of almonds, but it
tastes good. There are many recipes for Puffed or Oven pancake on a Search,
but almonds make it paleo and in my opinion more tasty! It resembles
Yorkshire Pudding, but with almonds it doesn’t puff up very well. The
pancake simply slides out of the pan because of all the grease, so it
shouldn’t break apart.

Paleo Frittata

6 bacon strips
1 diced red bell pepper
1 diced medium red onion
2 big handfuls of fresh spinach
6-8 scrambled eggs (Omega-3 or Cage Free)
olive oil

In a large saute pan, saute bacon and veggies in olive oil until bacon is crisp and veggies are tender. Spread bacon and veggie mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan (or you could bake them in muffin tins). Turn up the heat until the layer is sizzling hot and then pour the eggs evenly over the mixture.  Turn heat down to low and cover for 8-10 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through.  Slice like a pie and serve.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by DanielHong on March 3, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I love the idea of such a simple (emphasis on SIMPLE!) and nutritionally concentrated breakfast!

    It still trips me out that a year ago if you showed this post to me, my natural conclusion would be, “But what about the stacks of pancakes, bagels/spreads, OJ etc.. ” And that if I even had the time for breakfast..

    Thanks again for a very helpful post with easy to follow recipes Cynthia.

    Reply

  2. just so everyone knows, the “Breakfast of Champions” post was from Theo – he’ll be able to post on his own next time!

    Reply

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