I have a few new clients who are going grain-free for health reasons, and they often struggle with breakfast ideas.
Whether you’re gluten-free or just trying to focus on more nutrient-dense foods, replacing grain-based foods with vegetables, fruit, and protein sources is a great way to boost your nutrient intake.
And if you don’t replace grains with something else, but just eliminate them, you can easily cut a lot of empty calories!
I’m not saying grains are empty of nutrition, but they are compared to veggies, fruits, and your favorite protein sources, that’s for sure.
So, what are your favorite breakfasts that don’t contain bread, grain flour, oats, rice, wheat, etc.?
A favorite go-to of my clients is coffee and an egg muffin, crustless quiche, or a frittata.
Personally, my go-to breakfast is simply last night’s leftover veggies and meat, scrambled with a couple of eggs, but I have simple tastes…
What’s your go-to grain-free breakfast?
I asked our Eat Move Live 365 Members for their favorites, and I’ve listed them below!
- Frittatas are always delicious. I love zucchini and egg frittata.
- Greens sautéed and served with over-easy eggs.
- I have a protein shake – It sounds weird, but if you blend frozen spinach (which has been cooked before freezing) with fruit and protein powder it comes out pretty smooth. Fresh spinach DOES NOT, so don’t try it!
- Scrambled eggs with onions and green peppers.
- Yogurt with berries.
- Egg muffins – scrambled egg, veggies, meat, and cheese poured into muffin cups and baked. These are great to make ahead because they store well and you can microwave them when you need one or two.
- An apple with peanut butter.
- I like to make a large quiche-like dish in a 9×13 Pyrex dish and reheat a portion in the morning. I use 1 sweet potato sliced thin on a mandolin to create a “crust” and then sauté greens, onions, any other vegetables or meats I have on hand. Then I beat 10-12 eggs to pour over that and bake it in the oven. It varies from week to week, but it is a great way to make the decision about breakfast once and eat for 5-6 days.
- I’ve been enjoying Chobani complete yogurt (higher in protein) along with chia seeds, fruit, PB2 (powdered, defatted peanut butter).
- I really love to eat last night’s leftovers for breakfast. So satisfying and easy.
- Bacon, eggs (one plus egg whites), and leftover veggies. We’ve been curing and smoking our own bacon, to avoid weird chemicals. Unbreaded scotch eggs with avocado. Avocado and bone broth (home-made). My favorite is… leftover dinner!
- Yesterday’s Sicilian eggplant 🍆 for breakfast!
- Plain Greek yogurt, walnuts, and raisins. Eat that almost every day.
- Two eggs over easy, roasted kale, and a clementine.
- We make a double batch of ratatouille, and the extras are great with eggs in the morning.
- Scrambled eggs with seasoning, sometimes with salsa on top if I want it. A side of sauteed onions and peppers or garlic and spinach, and some fruit.
- A protein smoothie … protein powder, peanut butter, cacao powder, almond milk, and ice.
- Scrambled eggs with salsa and avocado mixed in.
- Yogurt with a handful of almonds or a smoothie.
- This morning I am enjoying Galina’s Bulgarian lamb stew with a spoon of Greek yogurt while watching a snowstorm out the window.
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