Breakfast is always one of the biggest stumbling blocks when shifting to primal eating. For me, giving up my bowl of oatmeal was a challenge. It was quick and easy to prepare before work, it kept me full all morning and it tasted sooooo good!
After discovering 'no-oat' meal I have never looked back! The nutty, banana base has so much flavour and the the cereal can compliment the same standard toppings as normal oatmeal. This recipe has pumpkin seeds and berries, but raisins, chopped apple, grapes or Greek yogurt all work well.
Blueberry Banana Muffin
Blueberries fill every bite of these moist and tasty muffins. Besides being a clear winning favourite with adults and kids alike, the bonus is that they offer another option for school lunches (nut-free!).
Primal Crunch Granola
Granola is one of those foods that is marketed as healthy, but nothing could be further from the truth. Many are made with added sugar, unhealthy fats and other questionable ingredients (uh hum..grains, oats). By making your own version chock full of satiating protein and fat, you'll be sure to avert that 3pm slump.
Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and dole it out into individual serving sizes. Ziploc baggies of granola can be easily tossed into your bag for out-of-town travel or simply when you’re on-the-go for daily meetings. Ditch the commercial varieties and reach for this instead, whenever you're in need of a healthy, homemade snack.
Coconut Flour Pancakes
This tasty pancake recipe is filled with fiber and healthy fat (from the coconut), making it a surprisingly filling breakfast option compared with the wheat flour alternative.
Your kids will never know they're eating their veggies!
This delicious "pancake" can be served with bacon to make a green eggs and ham style breakfast. But at our house, zucchini pancakes are a hit no matter what meal it is.
Sunday is egg muffin day at our house. We make up a big batch, eat some for breakfast and refrigerate the leftovers for quick, easy snacks during the week. This is a great way to make eggs portable to work or school! They travel in a zip lock bag or container and can be eaten hot or cold.
Sweet Potatoe Thyme Biscuits
Everything you could ever want from a biscuit. Try them!
This recipe can be enjoyed as muffins or as bread. Add a dollop of butter and you can't go wrong!
Another quick and easy breakfast idea is the danish. This recipe uses egg whites, which can be separated from a whole egg by carefully cracking it in half and letting the white drip into a bowl while holding the yolk in between the half shells. The yolks can then be added back in as filling. For unlimited variety, use a 1/4 cup of liquid egg whites instead and fill the danish with your choice of fruit fillings.
Coconut Berry Smoothie
When the weather starts to improve, there's really nothing quite like a nutritious smoothie to keep you cool. It's the ultimate easy meal or snack, and this favourite can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike!
Zucchini Walnut Bread
This can be a versatile bread substitute. It is a tasty treat all on its own, or topped with butter or cream cheese. Enjoy!
Hot Coconut Flaxseed Cereal
For those of you out there stumped for breakfast ideas, this hot cereal is a surprisingly simple and filling option. It makes two servings and takes less than five minutes to prepare!
Smoked Cheddar Omelette
There's nothing like an old fashioned omelette to start the morning right! Smoked cheddar and apple is always a winning combination in our household. Everyone loves this one, including the kids!
We are constantly being asked, "What do we eat for breakfast?"
We always encourage people to default to some real food staples such as Greek yogurt topped with fruit and nuts, bacon and eggs or veggie and meat based omelettes.
But we can feel people breathe that sigh of relief when they find out it is entirely possible to recreate some of the old breakfast staples with new ingredients. Check out this recipe for the oh-so-delicious pumpkin pancakes!
This smoothie is the perfect match for a hectic morning! In just five minutes you can have a nutritious meal to-go. You can even add your favourite protein powder for an extra boost.
Beef and Veggie Scramble
This breakfast scramble is the perfect example of how to reinvent the leftover meat and vegetables that you have on hand. Anything goes, so get creative and throw in whatever you've got in your fridge so it doesn't go to waste.
Race Day Pancakes
We don't normally advocate oatmeal due to its high carbohydrate content, but athletes who engage in intense activity may need to seek out carbs before and after their sport. These pancakes are an easy way to top up energy stores to help you perform at your best. And they travel well even if your competition happens to be out of town.