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Paleo Pork Belly Hash

This past weekend I went to the farmers market and bought a beautiful piece of pastured pork belly. You can see how I cooked it here. I decided to make a paleo pork belly hash, because hash anything is amazing. And adding pork belly basically blew my mind. I love pork belly. I know pork belly has a bad reputation, as does bacon. But bacon actually isn’t the devil’s food you’ve been led to believe it is. It’s actually high in monounsaturated fat, the same fat found in olive oil. The same fat that people in the Mediterranean eat and live healthier, longer lives. Read my article on why bacon is a health food and be sure to thank me later! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:17]

Paleo Breakfast Salad

I get really bored of eating eggs. So I have to be creative with them because there really isn’t anything better for breakfast. Eggs are incredibly nutrient dense and full of vitamins A, E, D and K, omega-3s and choline. Salmon tastes awesome and is also a rich source of omega-3s. I probably should’ve called this “anti-inflammatory breakfast salad” because that’s what it is. This is also a really easy breakfast to throw together, but it seems kind of fancy. It isn’t. And don’t be intimidated by poaching eggs. If you don’t know how to do it, watch this YouTube tutorial. Or just fry the egg! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:8]

Paleo Tomato & Herb Quiche

I kind of hate making breakfast. For the most part, I’m not hungry when I wake up (around 7 or 8) and work until I actually feel the need to eat (around 10 or 11). By that time, I don’t want to actually make breakfast, I kind of just want it to appear in front of me. Which is why I like making quiches or egg casseroles. Making a quiche at the beginning of the week allows me to just pop a piece in the oven on the toast setting for three minutes and be good to go. It makes my life easier and I like that. Plus, this paleo tomato and herb quiche is loaded with nutrients from the herbs, greens, eggs and tomatoes. Ingredients 1 batch of this pie crust 1/2 cup milk of choice 6 eggs 2 tomatoes, sliced 1/2 cup basil 1/4 cup dill 1/4 cup…

Paleo Mexican Egg Muffins

I’m a big fan of making food in bulk on Sundays so that we have food throughout the week. I eat these for breakfast but more often than not I end up eating them post-workout or as a snack. They’re SO good. If you don’t like to set your face on fire like I do, you don’t have to use a whole jalapeño. I always urge my clients to prepare food in advance, it makes it much less likely that you’ll reach for something unhealthy when you don’t feel like cooking or are short for time. These egg muffins are a great, healthy option because they’re filled with protein, healthy fats and a bunch of veggies. Ingredients 4 eggs 1/4 onion, diced 1/4 yellow pepper, diced 1 small jalapeno, diced 4 grape tomatoes, diced 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped salt and pep Instructions Preheat the oven to 375. Toss together the…

Paleo Turkey Hash

My breakfast routine is usually pretty boring. It’s always either fried or scrambled eggs, a side salad and maybe some bacon or sausage. But usually it’s just plain ol’ eggs and salad. And let’s face it, that’s pretty lame when you eat it every single day. I’m always looking for ways to eat a fancier, more interesting breakfast. And since I’ve been on a ground turkey kick lately, this was awesome. I added jalapeños because I’m oddly obsessed with them (and add them to almost everything I eat) but you can omit if you aren’t crazy about setting your mouth on fire like I am. Paleo Turkey Hash – Two Servings Ingredients: 1 large potato, peeled and cut into cubes 2 tbsp butter, coconut oil, lard, etc 1 roma tomato, diced 1/2 red onion, diced 1 cup or about 1/4 lb of turkey 1 jalapeno, diced 1 large handful of arugula…

Paleo Biscuits

Truth be told, I’ve never been a huge fan of biscuits. I kind feel like there are two people: people from the South who grew up eating sausage gravy over biscuits, and people from the North who grew up eating cream chipped ham over toast. I fall into the latter category. Except when I went on my best friend’s family’s vacation to Myrtle Beach every year when I was a kid. Then I was all over some sausage gravy and biscuits. Truth be told again, these aren’t those large, fluffy, white biscuits you find in the south. These are crumbly, buttery and delicious. They go great with soup, which is what we’ve been eating them with. I also disovered that they’re PERFECT for breakfast sandwiches. Throw a fried egg, some bacon or sausage, maybe even some grass-fed and raw cheese (if you eat dairy) on these suckers and you’ve got an…

Mushroom, Arugula & Goat Cheese Frittata

I’ve been getting fancier with my breakfasts. Mostly because I’ve been getting bored with dippy/scrambled eggs. What I like about this recipe is that it’s actually easier than scrambled eggs (which you have to cook low and slow to actually make the taste good, rubbery eggs are gross). I quickly chopped some mushrooms and arugula, sautéed them, poured in the eggs, topped with goat cheese and baked. I didn’t have to keep my eye on it or stand by the stove to make sure the eggs didn’t overcook. Just throw this sucker in the oven and let it to its thing. And it tastes awesome. Not to mention that between the mushrooms and arugula, this dish is packed with antioxidants. Plus eggs are amazing for you. Ingredients: 4 pastured eggs 1/4 cup milk (almond, coconut, raw) 1 tbsp grass-fed butter 4 large mushrooms, chopped arugula, chopped 1/4 cup of goat…

Stovetop Mexican Frittata

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I’m kind of tired of dippy eggs. Dippy eggs are fried eggs but the yolk is still soft so you can dip bacon it in. It’s been my favorite breakfast food since I was a kid. Don’t get me wrong, it’s delicious. But I’m just over having dippy eggs every morning. Which is how this Mexican beauty was born. Mexican flavors are some of my favorite. They’re fresh and full and awesome. Spicy from the jalapeño, creamy from the pepperjack and avocado, delicious from the onion and bacon. It all just works out really well together. Plus, this stovetop Mexican frittata is a healthy and paleo option (if you’re strict paleo, just omit the cheese). The best part is, you can make a bunch to have each morning. This was just for me, but if you have a family you can…

25 Paleo Breakfast Ideas With Egg-Free Options!

I often get asked what I eat for breakfast or if I have any advice on diversifying someone’s breakfast menu. The truth is, I almost always eat eggs for breakfast. I tried yogurt and berries recently but it didn’t fill me up (though it might fill you up). I find that people usually think fruit, nuts or a low-fat smoothie is an acceptable breakfast option. WRONG. You want breakfast to be full of fat and protein to keep you full and keep your energy up. And if you workout in the mornings or have a strenuous job, you should probably incorporate some healthy carbs into your breakfast equation. So here are some breakfast ideas, some of which were gifted to me from my amazing Facebook community (they’re the best). There are also several egg-free options, though I will never understand how anyone who isn’t allergic to eggs would ever give…