I’m back to talk more about one of my favorite subjects lately…Whole 30!
Today I’m going to share some Whole 30 breakfast ideas. I’ll be back in the next few days with lunch and dinner ideas!
Breakfast can be as quick or elaborate as you have time for. Sometimes I’m running out the door with all 3 kids in the morning and I need something fast and other times I’ve got nowhere to be so I can tinker around a little more to make a hot breakfast. These ideas include both of those scenarios :)
I plan to do a separate post for people who don’t like eggs. Whole 30 is possible for egg haters!
So here’s the breakdown:
1. Veggie egg scramble (spinach, onion, mushroom) with a side of crispy prosciutto (check labels!) and bulletproof coffee (coffee blended with a shake of cinnamon, a tablespoon of ghee, and a big splash of coconut milk)
2. Veggie egg scramble (spinach, onion, mushroom) topped with Frank’s hot sauce (or any other compliant hot sauce)
3. Pumpkin scrambled eggs (2-3 eggs scrambled with about a 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg) topped with unsweetened applesauce, roasted pecan pieces and cinnamon.
4. Blueberries with 2 hard boiled eggs (I hard boil my own by gently putting eggs in a pan, covering them with cold water till it’s about 1 inch above the eggs, then I set the pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Once the water boils I turn the heat down to low, cover the pot, and set a timer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and gently drain all the hot water. Immediately add cold tap water and a big cup full of ice to bring the temp down and prevent ugly green rings on your yolks). If you don’t have time, Trader Joe’s sells bags of pre-cooked and peeled hard boiled eggs!
5. Sliced strawberries and raw baby spinach topped with soft boiled eggs (best method from Budget Bytes). The runny yokes on top of spinach is so tasty!
6. Scrambled eggs (with a little added cinnamon and nutmeg) topped with strawberries, blueberries and some coconut cream (check labels! I love Trader Joe’s)
7. Trader Joe’s broccoli slaw sautéed in ghee with sliced Applegate hot dog and sweet potato cubes (leftover from dinner the night before – not raw), topped with 2 fried eggs.
8. Veggie egg scramble using Trader Joe’s 8 Veggie Mix (sauté veggie mix in ghee then pour scrambled eggs over top and stir until eggs are cooked) with a sliced orange
9. Costco smoked pulled pork (found in fridge section – no sugar but does contain sodium nitrate as a preservative. I’m ok with this because we only ate it occasionally, but some people are picky about this) with sautéed spinach, topped with fried eggs (are you sensing a pattern here?! lol). A side of sliced honey crisp apple.
10. Sliced strawberries and plain scrambled eggs. I did add a splash of Trader Joe’s light coconut milk (my FAVE coconut milk!) and it made them nice and fluffy. A cup of bulletproof coffee on the side (see #1 )
11. Sliced apple with almond butter (I buy Maranatha brand from Costco – best price I’ve found). This is our go-to fast breakfast and we find it keeps us satisfied till lunch every time!
12. Veggie egg cups (scramble 10 eggs with a cup or so of cooked, chopped broccoli, a handful of green onions, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder then bake for 15-20 minutes at 350* or until eggs are set). These are great to make ahead and eat hot or cold throughout the week. The veggie combinations are endless! A side of blackberries on this morning.
13. Blueberries and strawberries, a side of raw baby spinach topped with fried eggs.
14. Sugar-free compliant bacon (hard to find!) with asparagus and mushrooms sautéed in ghee, plain scrambled eggs.
15. Pumpkin scrambled eggs (see #3) topped with unsweetened applesauce, blueberries, and a drizzle of almond butter). This was very filling!!
There are a bunch of other things you could go to for breakfast, but this is a little sample of what we had.
Andy was a big fan of mixing chopped hard boiled eggs with either sweet or white potatoes and a veggie then topping the whole thing with salsa.
We both grabbed Larabars on Sunday mornings when getting everyone to church on time made us rely on a super fast breakfast option. This graphic from @getting.body.back.girl on Instagram shows which Larabars are Whole 30 compliant vs. which are not:
This picture was SUPER helpful when I was at the store stocking up! I suggest screenshotting it with your phone so you have it as a reference :) Locals can score these bars for $1 at Kroger pretty frequently.
I know my breakfasts were very egg heavy, but that’s because I love eggs! I’m going to be back next with egg-free breakfast options and don’t forget…Whole 30 suggests you view your meals as Meal 1, Meal 2, and Meal 3 rather than Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
When you do that, you are more open minded to having non-breakfast foods for Meal 1 (i.e. leftover dinner, salad, or soup).
As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns about how to manage Whole 30! :)