In 2012 Americans spent 9 billion dollars on breakfast cereal. Cold cereal is by far the most popular breakfast food in America. This is not surprising because it is a fast solution for our often rushed morning meal.
For paleo dieters, this classic American staple is a big no-no. A bowl of processed grains drenched in milk is strictly prohibited on the paleo diet. Many other breakfast favorites like baked goods, and dairy based smoothies are also paleo outlaws.
If you’ve found yourself in your bathrobe standing in the middle of the kitchen without a clue what to eat for breakfast your are not alone. Committing to the paleo diet means you may need to rethink “the most important meal of the day”
12 paleo breakfast ideas
If you have started the paleo diet you might find that breakfast is an especially challenging meal. These paleo breakfast ideas should make breaking away from your daily Frosted Flakes habit a bit easier.
Most people associate smoothies with fruit and yogurt. The paleo take on a smoothie is a little different. Along with some fruit try adding veggies to your morning blend. Leave dairy products out of your smoothies. You can make a creamy smoothie by adding avocado or coconut milk. With all the options you have available you could create hundreds of paleo smoothies. Here are 3 recipes to get you started:
The paleo diet’s grain free doctrine may have you thinking that classic breakfast pastries are out of reach. You can breath a sigh of relief! You can have your pancakes and eat paleo too! Paleo baked goods use grain free flours like almond flour, and starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes and plantains in place of traditional white flour. Paleo baking also utilizes natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey, and healthy fats like coconut oils and gee. Be sure to stock up on these staples. Ready to start baking? Try one of these 3 paleo pastries:
Paleo egg dishes
Eggs dishes of all kinds are a favorite among people who eat paleo. There are plenty of reasons to eat eggs:
- Eggs have the two antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthine which protect your eyes from age-related disorders.
- They contain all 9 essential amino acids.
- One egg is only 77 calories yet it has 6 grams of protein
The paleo diet encourages followers to buy pastured eggs or omega-3 enriched eggs. Typically these egg varieties can cost more but they will deliver higher amounts of healthy omega-3 fats.
Paleo dieter should help themselves to eggs but don’t just limit yourself to a plate of plain scrambles eggs. There are tons of tasty and innovative paleo egg recipes for you to try.
Last, but not least paleo cereal recipes are a great alternative to your regular bowl of Cheerios. Simply make up a batch of paleo cereal before hand and dowse it in almond or coconut milk!