Lately, lots of folks I know have started eating Paleo. Essentially, that means eating real food such as vegetables, meat (preferably grass fed), healthy fats, and some fruit and nuts. It eliminates all grains, processed foods, and most sugar and dairy.
One of the first questions they typically ask is, “what do I eat for breakfast?”
I thought I’d share some of my favorites.
Egg Cupcakes (from EverydayPaleo)
These are best made in a big batch so that you can eat them over a few days. This recipe calls for bacon (nitrite free, of course) and lots of green veggies, but you can mix in whatever you’d like.
(Side note: this comes from my absolute favorite cookbook. If you’re going Paleo, you should have this.)
Cauliflower Rice (from Nom Nom Paleo)
This is my current favorite. I eat this nearly every day with a couple of fried eggs (organic, cage free, ideally from a local farm) on top.
Again, this recipe makes a large quantity so you can enjoy it for several meals.
I’m not sure I could have made the transition without this recipe.
More than anything, it helped me see that I really didn’t have to “give up” any of my favorite foods. I just had to be more creative in preparing them.
So, I’m guessing that right now, you’re either really excited or really freaked out.
If you’re freaked out, it’s okay. That’s natural, especially if you’ve adapted the generally accepted “healthy-eating” principles put out by most of the folks we’ve trusted to educate us about food. I’m not much for debating it anymore, as the results in my own life have been incredible. And I now have countless family members and close friends with stories about dropping dozens of pounds and getting their health markers in line within just a few months. The absence of prescription bottles speaks volumes.
If you’re excited, that’s awesome. Be careful to not get too overwhelmed. At first, just focus on removing the grains and eating more vegetables. You’re embarking on an adventure, filled with new discoveries and unexpected challenges. And there are lots of pots-of-gold along the way. Enjoy them!
If you’re itching more for information, here are two of my current favorite videos.
If you have any questions or are looking for a recipe to replicate a favorite food, I’d love to help. Leave me a comment below, and I’ll do my best to find an alternative that works.