What to eat for breakfast? For many people looking to eliminate things from their diet, this creates a definite quandary and is likely possible for failure before even leaving the starting gate. Breakfast for the typical person consists of one or more of the following: cereal, oatmeal, toast, pancakes, waffles, french toast, muffins, breakfast bars, breakfast shakes, cheese omelettes, etc. Nothing that is even remotely allowed on a diet that removes basically all of that.
For years, we’ve enjoyed an egg-based breakfast that typically included dairy, potatoes, and some form of cured ham. Then when the diabetes news came in, I eliminated potatoes – getting closer, but still not quite there.
Now breakfast consists of eggs, a huge pile of veggies, homemade sausage, and a bit of fruit. Oh, and fat in the way of either scrambling it into the eggs or as coconut oil hollandaise over the top (oh, so yum!).
I was concerned about our morning omelettes and scrambles – how could we live without cheese? We both love cheese. Adore it. The stinkier the better. Extra sharp cheddars. Feta. Swiss. You name it – I’ve put it in our eggs for years. But since dairy is now out, I had to switch my thinking. No cheese but more veggies. Different veggies. Things I might never have put into eggs before.
The possibilities are quite endless. Here is just a sampling of the different vegetables you could put into breakfast.
zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, onions (if you eat these – we do not), broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snow peas, celery, etc, etc, etc
Here is an example. Today’s breakfast had mushrooms, orange peppers (so sweet and flavorful), cherry tomatoes (litte explosions of yumminess), spinach. Topped with the coconut hollandaise . Served with a few grapes, fresh sliced pineapple, and a nice homemade sausage patty (sugar and additive free – recipe coming soon).
This could not be easier. Whip several eggs in a good size bowl and salt/pepper as desired. Chop veggies and toss them into the eggs. You don’t even need to stir them up. Just set it aside. In a large frying pan, heat a few tablespoons of the oil of your choice (suggested oils would be coconut, avocado, macadamia, olive, other nut oils) and once hot, dump in the contents of the bowl. Stir constantly to avoid scorching and to fluff up the eggs. Once cooked through – serve. That’s it! Easy, delicious, healthy. The best kind of meal to start your day.