I used to be a hard boiled eggs every morning person before I had to cut them out for a month. I really liked grilled chicken thighs as a substitute. I would grill a club pack of boneless, skinless chicken thighs on Sundays, and then eat one or two with fruit for breakfast every morning. Not as exciting as other suggestions, but quick, easy, and comparable to eggs macronutrient-wise.
One of my favorite breakfasts is bacon wrapped bleu cheese stuffed dates and deviled eggs. I'm drooling just thinking about it.
Just starting this way of eating...my breakfast is a hb egg, olives, carrot chips, & sometimes guacamole ( half an avocado, lime, sea salt, spoonful of salsa)- I never imagined I could not crave my morning bagel w/ peanut butter, but I don't miss it. I occasionally follow w/ some coffee & coconut cream....
Unless it is late after sleeping in on a weekend, I'm not a big breakfast person. My stomach is just not really ready for a full meal at 7:30am. Weekends end up being leftovers of dinner foods, or just a big pile of freshly cooked bacon (Mmmm) and leftover cooked veggies.
On weekdays it is delicious pork breakfast sausage links, piping hot, every single day, or nothing. I won't win any Slow Food awards, as I microwave them (they are pre-cooked) and eat them standing over the sink in about 2 minutes before running out the door. Eggs are out for me due to food sensitivities. Previously it was two hard-boiled eggs with salt alternated with the pork sausage.
[QUOTE=Dr. Bork Bork;938753]Stop thinking of it as breakfast, and start thinking of it as "First Meal". A whole world opens up when you don't limit the foods to a certain time of day. This morning I had a phenomenal caprese egg bake!
[url=http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/07/caprese-baked-egg-cups/]Caprese Baked Egg Cups | How Sweet It Is[/url]
Your body isn't going to recognize bacon and eggs at 8a and say to itself "Oh, bacon and eggs? It must be breakfast!" It's just going to go, "Sweet. Food! Let's par-tay!"[/QUOTE]
First Meal for me is usually late morning/noonish, and might be eggs or a can of tuna with a salad of tomatoes, cuke and avocado, but its just as likely to be leftovers from dinner the night before.
[QUOTE=Goldie;938586]I make these on the weekend and freeze them, then have a couple for breakfast. They heat well in the microwave!
Breakfast Mushroom Egg Cups
2 T butter plus more to butter pan (or use bacon grease)
4 oz sliced mushrooms
½ c chopped yellow onion
9 thin round slices of ham
1/3 c shredded Cheddar cheese
6 large eggs, beaten
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 9 medium-size cups of muffin pan; set aside.
Melt butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook 4 minutes or until onion is tender; set aside.
Line each muffin cup with a slice of ham, with edge just above rim of pan. Spoon mushroom mixture evenly into ham-lined cups. Top each evenly with cheese. Pour beaten eggs evenly over mushrooms and cheese.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until knife inserted in centers comes out clean. Let stand in pan 2 minutes. Run table knife around edge of cups to loosen.
Fabulous, thx so much for posting this, hadn't thought of mushrooms and I love 'em so much.
[FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=3]my favorite is bone broth with some greens and either eggs or bits of meat. right now i have a big cup of beef bone broth with 2 eggs, chopped up beef heart, spinach and hot sauce.
if it needs to be grab and go, you can make crustless quiche that you portion or cook in muffin tins. hard-boiled eggs are a good fast bite too. i always have some cooked off in the fridge.[/SIZE][/FONT]
my breakfast today: leftover paleo jamabalaya. Veggies and protein. It's all you need to start your day (okay, and maybe a cup of crio bru or teecino with 1/2c grass fed cream)
Thanks for all the ideas, this has been really helpful! I think I just need to stop thinking of breakfast as needing to be specific foods, because I was lost when I cut out grains... literally, I used eat a bowl of random cooked grains thinking it was good for me because they were "whole." And then wonder why I was sluggish and wanting to eat everything in sight by lunch. Oh well!
This morning I had a cup of sweet potato and pork chop cubes cooked in bacon fat, about 2 oz of super lean ground beef, and an egg cooked in coconut oil. It kept me super full and by the time 12:00 came and all my work buddies wanted to eat, I wasn't hungry and only had a little bit of my BAS. I think if I had a big enough breakfast really soon after waking up, I might be able to IF the rest of the day... might have to try on a day when I don't have to work!