Whole30 Breakfast Ideas: Favorites from Around the Web
Breakfast can be tricky enough on a regular morning when you’re pressed for time. Trying to come up with a month of Whole30 breakfast ideas is a whole other animal: navigating food labels, endless sugary grain products and recipes too complicated for 7:00am can be a recipe (pun intended) for throwing your hands in the air and screaming, “I NEVER WANT TO SEE ANOTHER EGG AGAIN”.
While the Whole30 plan might remove some of your breakfast staples, there’s a surprising amount of flexibility in your morning meal options, especially if you rethink what breakfast can be. Whole, nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods can be combined in a variety of ways, both naturally sweet and savory, to kickstart your day, leaving Count Chocula and white bagels behind.
The best part? Whole30-compliant breakfasts will keep you satisfied until lunch and keep your blood sugar regulated. Your cravings will stay in check, too, meaning you’ll be more likely to stay on track with your food goals for the rest of the day.
No time to cook in the morning? No worries: some of the best breakfasts are composed of foods you’d otherwise eat at lunch or dinner. Leftovers (or extra portions you intentionally make the night before) make for a solid breakfast, so even if roasted veggies and chicken feel like a strange way to start the day, you might be pleasantly surprised to find they keep you full and fueled longer than more typical breakfast foods.
If you do have time to whip something up in the morning, why not try out one of these Whole30 breakfast ideas? Some of our favorites are below.
Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
Forego the wheat-based crust of standard quiche andtry this inventive take on the baked egg dish from Andrea Tooley, using sweet potato instead. For extra nutrient goodness, up the veggie content in your filling with whatever you have on hand. This is a great make-ahead option so you have breakfast on hand all week: simply reheat a slice in a toaster oven or take it with you to work.
You don’t need to save thisgreens-and-egg bake for your weekly visit to your neighborhood Mediterranean haunt; instead, check out Downshiftology’s simple recipe and combine Brussels sprouts, zucchini and spinach with cracked eggs in a skillet. It’s filling and intensely delicious.
Banana Apple Coconut Bowl
This bowl from Bravo for Paleo is a terrific fast option for busy mornings, packed with complex carbohydrates, protein and fat for a balanced meal. It’s a tad on the [naturally] sweet side, perfect for those days when you want a bowl of Honey Crisp but want to stick with your Whole30 intentions.
Sweet Potato Applesauce
Another great make-ahead (perfect if you know you’ll be eating breakfast at your desk), courtesy of Stupid Easy Paleo, isroasted sweet potatoes and stewed apples. Add a small handful of nuts or a scoop of seed butter to amp up the protein and fullness factor.
BLT Salad with Poached Egg and Avocado
Salad for breakfast? Really. Try thislunchtime-inspired meal from the California Avocado first thing. If you prep your ingredients (chop veggies, make Whole30-approved bacon) the night before and poach your eggs in the morning, breakfast will be on the table in under 10 minutes.
Avocado Breakfast Bake
If you’re not totally tired of eggs, Wellness Mama’sinventive dish uses avocados as both a bowl and an ingredient. It’s quick, easy and extra-filling, thanks to the high fat content of the yolks and the avocado.
Banana Chia Seed Pudding
Marvelously sweet and excellent post-workout,this pudding-slash-smoothie-bowl from My Clean Kitchen is Whole30 approved, packed with a range of nutrients and a good portion of protein.
Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Bowl
Not feeling the bananas? We understand: when you start to retrain your tastebuds, even natural sweetness from tropical fruit can be a bit of a shock to the system. Instead, try out From the Ground Up’s tartblueberry lemon concoction: feel free to vary the seeds and nuts, or switch up the berries. It’s packed with nutrient-dense plant foods and will take only a couple of minutes to throw together.
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