I have been in a bit of tailspin since the holidays….mostly with sugar. Starting Monday, I put a stop to that.
If you have been following me for a while, you will remember that I did my very first round of Whole30 back in October. That was a wonderful, eye-opening experience to my relationship with food as well as how my body responds to various food groups. Specifically sugar and grains. My taste buds and brain love the glucose rush they both give me, but the bloated belly, foggy head, and tired eyes tell me that the rest of my body isn’t too keen on them.
I kept sugar and grains out of my diet for the most part after that…until Christmas. I gave myself a little too much wiggle room through the holiday season and my sweet tooth and dopamine took over and my old, bad habits (such as too much maple syrup on my oatmeal and enjoying pizza night with my family a few too many times during the course of a month) started to sneak back into my life. I can always feel the effects these choices have on my body, as I feel slower, sluggish and not nearly as vibrant as I have become accustomed to feeling. It is clear that it’s time to hit the reset button on my diet. Hello Whole30!
So let’s start with breakfast. It seems like most people find breakfast to be the most difficult meal of the day to add variety to on Whole30. To that I say pffffffttttttt. Breakfast can be whatever you want it to be. . In fact, on Whole30, they encourage you to number your meals 1,2,3 to help you break out of the meal stereotypes and just embrace what feels right to eat.
So let’s do that. Let’s think outside the breakfast box. Even if you aren’t doing Whole30 yourself, perhaps this list of “meal 1” worthy dishes will inspire you to mix up what you eat for the first meal of the day.
Easy to store. Perfectly protioned out. Bursting with flavor protein, healthy fat and veggies! I love to make these on a Sunday and then pop them into the toaster oven to warm up in the morning!
Sometimes, you just can’t face another egg on a Whole30! These patties are a delicious source of protein for breakfast and pair beautifully with avocado and a little fresh fruit!
I like to warm this up and sip this out of a travel mug when I need breakfast on the go! I like to pair it with a hard boiled egg or two for a punch of protein!
This is a GREAT make-ahead breakfast. Full of veggies and extra awesome with your choice of added protein, it stores and reheats like a dream for busy mornings!
I love a good one-skillet recipe! They are usually easier and make less dishes to face at the end of the day!
Need a break from all the savory? These little souffles are easy to make, super delicious and are naturally sweetened with fruit only!
I fell in love with salads for breakfast with my first Whole30! While an unconventional first meal of the day, salads are easy to throw together, a great way to reinvent leftover protein and can be really tailored to first your personal taste. This a personal favorite that I eat a ton when doing a Whole30!