So you hate eggs, huh?
You can still do Whole 30. I promise.
If you’re ok with eating non-traditional breakfast foods, you won’t really have a problem at all. But I’m guessing most people don’t really want a salad for their first meal of the day :)
If you do, more power to ya!
If a salad at 7am doesn’t sound awesome to you, here are a few things you could eat throughout your 30 day Whole 30 experience. Heck, these are great to add into the mix even if you love eggs like I do…variety is the spice of life!
1. Sliced bananas topped with roasted, unsalted pecan pieces, a generous sprinkling of cinnamon and a splash of coconut milk (Trader Joe’s has the tastiest one in my opinion!) This is my absolute favorite sweet breakfast. If I had some unsweetened coconut flakes on hand, I would have thrown them into the mix too. Yum!
2. Larabars. These little gems are basically dates and nuts mixed with other fruits and sometimes cinnamon. That’s it. They are good in a pinch when you don’t have a lot of time or you’re out and about and get HANGRY. I wouldn’t rely on these everyday because they pack a lot of natural sugar, but they are great to have once or twice a week. My favorites are Apple Pie, Pecan Pie and Chocolate Coconut Chew. I normally LOVE anything cherry, but I found Cherry Pie to be too tart.
Be sure to choose bars that are Whole 30 approved, here’s a very helpful graphic from @getting.body.back.girl on Instagram:
3. Sautéed veggies with compliant bacon or sausage. I didn’t ever make it to Whole Foods to look for compliant bacon (so the one pictured isn’t compliant but it’s a decent after-plan option, but I’m betting they carry it. I know you can also purchase it online here, but you have to REALLY want it because it’s not cheap. There are great recipes online for making your own breakfast sausage with compliant ingredients…I didn’t get around to doing this because I love eggs and didn’t find myself running out of variety, but I do plan to make this one sometime soon! Sautéed veggies are delicious and when paired with some kind of breakfast meat and a cup of coffee, I know you’d feel like you were eating a real breakfast, not some kind of side dish :)
4. An apple with almond butter. This is one of Andy’s main breakfast options. It’s easy to put together in a hurry and it really does keep you full until lunch. It’s a great alternative to eggy breakfasts, so I definitely add it into my routine at least once a week. Costco has a great deal on almond butter!
5. Chia pudding! This breakfast option is also simple and would be easy to grab fast in the morning. You prepare it the night before, so it takes a little planning ahead, but once it’s ready you could divide it into small containers and top it with fruit so you could grab it and go in the a.m. The recipe I like to use is:
1/2 cup chia seeds
2 cups coconut milk (I love Trader Joe’s light coconut milk the best)
1 hearty dash of cinnamon (optional)
Mix all together, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
So there you have it! 5 egg-free Whole 30 breakfast ideas and I know there are dozens more out there. Don’t let an aversion to eggs keep you from trying Whole 30. I just know you’ll be amazed at how incredible you feel when you try it out!
As always, let me know if you have any questions. I’m happy to answer them! :)