Breakfast On The Paleo Diet

Breakfast On The Paleo Diet

Your Guide to a Successful Paleo Diet Meal Plan for Breakfast (Plus Recipes!)

By Dr. Chad Walding, DPT
July 31st, 2019

What foods come to mind when you think of breakfast?

In America and other western societies, this answer is more than likely going to be cereal, pancakes, doughnuts, muffins, oatmeal, and maybe even some fruits and fruit juices. 

Talk about starting the day out with a sugar overload!

When first starting out on the Paleo diet, people are often stumped when it comes to what they should be eating for breakfast. I want to shift your mindset to get rid of the idea that breakfast has to look or be a certain way. Instead, I want you to change your thinking to allow you to have the foods that you may eat for lunch and dinner for breakfast also.

Ultimately, breakfast should be enjoyable so, let’s dig in.

What Should I Put on My Paleo Diet Food List?

The Paleo diet, known to many as the caveman diet, focuses on foods that our ancestors ate 2,000 years ago. This means processed and preserved foods, among others, aren’t to be eaten.

Here are a few items to add to your grocery list that will give you a solid foundation to build your perfect Paleo breakfast from:

  • Meats, pasture-raised and grass-fed
  • Vegetables
  • Berries
  • Avocados
  • Eggs
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Nuts and seeds

Check out my article on beginning the Paleo diet for more information on the kinds of foods that are allowed on the Paleo diet, which foods aren’t, and why.

What Are Some Good Paleo Diet Breakfast Recipes?

As long as you’re sticking to the foods permissible, you can eat anything you’d like for breakfast on the Paleo diet!

Some general ideas for you to work within using the food list above could be:

  • Ground meat with steamed veggies.
  • Scrambled or fried eggs with steamed veggies.
  • Bacon and eggs with sautéed yellow squash and zucchini.
  • Bacon and eggs with some berries on the side.
  • Sausage and eggs with veggies.
  • Top off dishes with some avocado, extra virgin olive oil, or some nuts and seeds.

I strongly encourage making this your own and fixing enough for multiple meals. Getting burned out on preparation isn’t good for any kind of diet!

However, I understand that it sometimes is hard to get started, so I’ve compiled some popular Paleo diet breakfast recipes for you to try at home:

Paleo Pancakes1

Ingredients:

  • 4 large organic, pastured eggs
  • 2 ripened bananas
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Whisk together, in a large bowl, the egg yolks and the rest of the ingredients, forming a batter. Set aside the egg whites.
  2. With a mixer, beat the egg whites until you get stiff peaks about 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Fold gently your egg whites into previously made batter.
  4. Cook over medium-low heat.
  5. Serve with berries.

Paleo Eggs in Bell Peppers2

Ingredients:

  • 1 bell pepper
  • 6 organic, pastured eggs
  • 2 tbsp. chives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. parsley, chopped

Directions:

  1. Chop your bell pepper into approx. ¼ rings.
  2. Place the rings in a skillet and sauté for two minutes.
  3. Flip, then crack an egg into the middle of the ring.
  4. Let stand until your egg is cooked.
  5. Garnish with chives and parsley.

Stuffed Paleo Tomatoes3

Ingredients:

  • Large tomato
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 organic, pastured egg
  • 1 tbsp. chives, chopped

Directions:

  1. Cut the top off of the tomato and hollow out the middle.
  2. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and crack your egg into the center of the tomato.
  5. Place back into the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until your egg is cooked.
  6. Garnish with chives.

Paleo Breakfast Casserole4

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • ¼ of an onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed or chopped
  • 3 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz of sliced mushrooms
  • 10 eggs, organic and pastured
  • 10 oz of sausage
  • 1 green onion, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Sauté your chopped onion and garlic in a large pan with some extra virgin olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add in your chopped sweet potato and cook for approx. 15 minutes, until fork-tender.
  3. Remove from the pan and scoop into a baking dish.
  4. Add more oil to your pan and sauté your mushrooms until they’ve browned.
  5. Remove from the pan and add into the baking dish as your second layer.
  6. Place your sausage into the pan and cook until there is no more pink remaining.
  7. Remove from the pan and add into the baking dish as your third layer.
  8. In a bowl, whisk eggs and then pour it on top of your casserole as the fourth and final layer.
  9. Bake at 350° for 50 to 70 minutes, or until your eggs are no longer runny.

Are There Any Paleo Diet Smoothies?

Smoothies are a very popular and easy-to-make breakfast choice! 

They can provide you with great nutrients to start off your day while also satisfying a sweet tooth with natural sugars.

As an added benefit, smoothies make it incredibly easy to mix in our Paleo-approved NativePath Collagen. This adds vibrancy to your hair and strengthens and gives structure to your nails, bones, tendons, and ligaments.

Here are a few Paleo-approved smoothies you can make:

Coconut, Berries, and Spinach Paleo Smoothie5

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of cold water
  • 1 ½ cups of coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cups blueberries, frozen
  • 1 ½ cups raspberries, frozen
  • 1 ½ cups spinach
  • 4 egg yolks, organic and pastured
  • 2 to 3 tbsp. of raw, local honey

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

Paleo Cantaloupe Smoothie6

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of ice
  • ½ cantaloupe
  • 1 ⅕ cups of coconut milk

Directions:

  1. Remove all of the seeds from the cantaloupe.
  2. Place all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

Green Paleo Detox Smoothie7

Ingredients:

  • 1 granny smith apple
  • ½ of a cucumber
  • ½ of the juice from a lime
  • ½ of the juice from a lemon
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 cup of kale, chopped
  • 1 cup of coconut water

Directions:

  1. Remove the seeds from your apple.
  2. Peel your cucumber.
  3. Place all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

Paleo Strawberry, Kiwi, and Mint Smoothie8

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of crushed ice
  • 1 ½ cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1 ½ cups of frozen kiwi
  • 8 mint leaves

Directions:

  1. Place all of your strawberries, 1 cup of ice, and 4 mint leaves into your blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour strawberry mixture into your glass, filling it halfway.
  3. Place all of your kiwis, 1 cup of ice, and 4 mint leaves into your blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour kiwi mixture into your glass on top of your strawberries.

Would You Like More Paleo Diet Recipes?

Reconfiguring your brain and tastebuds to eat foods that you wouldn’t normally see as breakfast can take some time. I want you to begin trying to think of breakfast as anything nutritious, whether or not you would see it as something you may typically have for lunch or dinner.

I’m so passionate, not only about reshaping the way we view our meals, but the Paleo diet as a whole. I’ve learned over time how going back to our ancestral roots in diet can change our overall health and even appearance.

My 30-day system, called the NativeBody Reset, is designed to completely transform you through the Paleo diet, exercise, and stress-relieving techniques.

If you sign up now, the NativeBody Reset Cookbook is yours for FREE on top of the NativeBody Meal Plan and Shopping Guide you already get! It comes with 60 of the most delicious and nutritious Paleo-approved recipes that will keep you satisfied and feeling your absolute best while your body is transforming back into its healthiest and strongest state!


References:

  1. https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a25350983/best-paleo-pancake-recipe/
  2. https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a19425431/bell-pepper-eggs-recipe/
  3. https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a58609/breakfast-tomatoes-recipe/
  4. http://www.freckleditalian.com/blog/paleo-breakfast-casserole
  5. https://deliciouslyorganic.net/coconut-berry-spinach-smoothie-recipe/
  6. https://paleoporn.com/cantaloupe-paleo-smoothie/
  7. http://asquirrelinthekitchen.com/aip-paleo-immune-boosting-green-detox-smoothie/
  8. https://paleoleap.com/strawberry-kiwi-mojito-smoothie/
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