The new year rolling in is the quintessential time to revamp your breakfast repertoire. An effective way to start the day is with a meal full of protein and vegetables, like that described in the Whole 30 plan. If you don’t already have my book, Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go, which has TONS of great ideas for delicious breakfasts, check out this list. Below are 30 breakfasts that are sure to get you out of bed and out the door. I tend to just eat leftovers or something easy as my “Meal 1” – which can be anything from a can of sardines, some salmon and veggies or beef stew. However, if you’re looking for a more traditional breakfast to start your day, check out my ideas, and I’ve even thrown in some “outside the box” suggestions to expand your concept of what breakfast can be:
The Basics: Eggs
A Whole 30 twist on a classic with Sweet Potato hash with Fried Eggs from Nom Nom Paleo
Making egg muffins is one of the best strategies for a quick, versatile breakfast. This recipe from My Natural Family is a canvas for endless varieties of egg muffins.
Presentation is the most attractive feature in Joyful Healthy Eat’s Egg in a Hole recipe. Also a good way to use up any surplus basil. Just be sure to omit the Parmesan from the pesto.
Adding greens to your breakfast is a great way to start the day off right. Good Cheap Eats does just that with this recipe for skillet poached eggs.
Frittatas are basically a quiche without the crust. This recipe from Meatified is another example of how a frittata can become a canvas for endless varieties of ingredients.
Another spin on the frittata, using broccoli, spinach and caramelized onions from Savory Lotus.
Having a stash of hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator is a great way to beat any super rushed mornings. Nom Nom Paleo explains how to make perfectly hard boiled eggs.
BLT Crustless Quiche from Nosh & Nourish
A lot of people enjoy drinking their breakfast because it can eaten on the go. A breakfast with the addition of bone broth is a satisfying and warm way to start the chilly winter mornings. This recipe from The Real Food Guide provides a recipe for bone broth made in a slow cooker.
Another recipe for bone broth from Nom Nom Paleo.
This sweet potato soup from The Clothes Make The Girl has bacon in it, perfectly suitable for breakfast.
Creamy Sausage Soup with Greens from Meatified.
Salad for Breakfast
For a quick breakfast, that can be prepped the night before try Stupid Easy Paleo’s breakfast salad.
Or a hot salad of Spicy Mixed Greens with Bacon.
Monkey Salad from Good Cheap Eats
BLT Breakfast Salad from So.. Lets Hang Out.
Whole 30 Casseroles: Breakfast for a Crowd
Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole From This Kitchen Table
Italian Chicken Casserole from Hold the Grain and Meatified
Spice up the morning with a Fiesta Egg Casserole
Not so Traditional Toasts
Traditional toast is not Whole 30 compliant, but how about using sweet potatoes as toasts? Creating a vehicle for all sorts of tasty toppings. Follow the recipe from @TheWhettAppetite and Whole 30.
Tuna Salad topped on sweet potatoes is how I like to start my day. Check out this recipe for a quick tuna salad from Life Made Full.
Meat & fruit are a tasty combo in this recipe for Apple Turkey Sausage from Leaf Parade.
Top a burger with an egg and bacon, and voila breakfast! Try this burger recipe from The Healthy Foodie.
Breakfast sausages from Ditch the Wheat
A touch of the island life with a Tropical Chicken Meatloaf
Use up those Leftovers
Don’t restrict yourself to traditional breakfasts food for your morning meal. Expand your horizon, and eat leftovers from the night before to start your day. Of course you can always top it with an egg.
I have many times topped leftover Brussels Sprouts & Bacon with an egg to create a filling, delectable morning meal.
Indian Pineapple Cauliflower Rice from Stupid Easy Paleo
Throw the ingredients in the crock pot overnight and you can nosh on chicken, sweet potato and kale stew from Multiply Delicious for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
So there you have it! And if you’re still lost, remember that I wrote a whole entire book of breakfast and lunch ideas which are almost all Whole30 compliant. My next book, The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook (out in March), even has a Whole30 check-off box under every one of my 100 recipes to let you know which ones are a go – which almost all are. Plus, you’ll even learn everything about how to source, or even raise yourself, pastured chickens for eggs!