Sticking to a paleo diet can be challenging at breakfast. Other than bacon and eggs, what do you eat? The paleo diet is meant to simulate our primal way of eating, with the intent of improving health. The good news is you can eat healthy with these crazy delicious breakfast ideas. A great breakfast can include veggies, nuts, eggs, seeds, and of course meat. You can find the following paleo breakfasts at your local grocer, or you can find similar substitutes at these restaurants.
14 Paleo Breakfasts You Will Love
Breakfast Sandwiches by Grass Fed Salsa
How about starting your day with a delicious breakfast slider? With sweet potato slices instead of burger buns or bread, and filled with beef patties, bacon, and avocado, these are sure to become a favorite (and hearty and nutritious) on-the-go breakfast that will easily keep you going until lunch.
Healthy Breakfast Pizza by The Big Man’s World
This isn’t your average pizza for breakfast… use paleo pizza crust and empty out the fridge to make these awesome breakfast pizzas. This version uses eggs/tomato/pesto but don’t let that stop you. Substitute last night’s barbecue for an unexpected morning flavor. This is sure to become more than a breakfast favorite!
Matcha Breakfast Bowl by Gnom-Gnom
Another make-ahead recipe that makes for zero-effort mornings, this one gives the protein-, omega-3 and fiber-rich chia seeds a chance to expand. For an extra boost, matcha, which is a deliciously nutty and mild green tea powder with 10x the antioxidants of loose leaf green tea, gives you a bit of caffeine. The texture of this breakfast bowl is a lot like tapioca pudding, so if you prefer something you can sink your teeth into in the morning, this makes a great breakfast side dish or even dessert.
Meatball Frittata by the Castaway Kitchen
Leftovers get a new lease on life as a delicious breakfast. The Castaway Kitchen came up with a brilliant way to repurpose last night’s meatballs and zucchini noodles: simply layer the noodles, meatballs and eggs (and add a few fresh veggies if you like) in a cast-iron skillet. Bake until golden brown, flip it over, add some paleo pesto, and enjoy! This protein-rich breakfast will easily keep you going until lunch.
Meal Prep Breakfast Bowls by The Bettered Blondie
This is the perfect make-ahead breakfast if you enjoy weekly meal prepping on Sundays. Each breakfast bowl contains chorizo, hard-boiled (or scrambled) eggs, sweet potato, and spinach. Done, and done! Easy to re-heat and eat, you’ll love these on busy mornings!
Paleo Blueberry Muffins by Wholesome Yum
Coffee shop blueberry muffins are usually delicious, but this paleo version has them beat. They are made with almond flour (other than that, there’s no weird alchemy going on to make them paleo). Easy and convenient, you’re sure to make these a family-friendly breakfast; and they’re healthy, too, with fewer than 10 natural ingredients.
Paleo breakfast casserole with chicken by The Lean Green Bean
You can make this dish ahead of time and simply bake in the morning (what could be simpler?). This dish is a hearty breakfast but why stop there? It makes an awesome take-to-work lunch as well, and quick dinner too! It’s an alternative to bacon or sausage in the morning and you can use any veggies that are in the fridge.
Paleo Freezer Breakfast Burritos by Health Starts In the Kitchen
Make-ahead burritos can save the day when everybody’s in a mad rush. They’re easy to make using paleo-friendly tortillas, breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, onions, and peppers. Of course, you can always add other veggies for a pop of color and some welcome nutrients to start the day off right!
Paleo Red Flannel Hash by Tasty Ever After
Another brilliant use for last night’s leftovers comes in the form of a hearty hash made with pot roast, beets, and any other veggies you have on hand. The “red flannel” name comes from the beets, which are not only delicious but packed with antioxidants and vitamins. You can add any other veggies like onions for extra flavor and nutrition.
Paleo Strawberry Breakfast Cookies by Ditch the Wheat
Yep, you read that right… you can eat cookies for breakfast. At least, these cookies! This unique recipe is a great alternative to paleo recipes with eggs – welcome news for anyone with egg allergies and trying to eat paleo (or for anyone who wants a break from eggs). The recipe calls for “chia eggs” (for extra fiber) and almond flour. Trust us… you won’t want these cookies just at breakfast!
Paleo tacos by Ancestral Nutrition
If we can have paleo breakfast pizza and paleo breakfast sandwiches, why not tacos? These yummy tacos use almond flour. They’re the soft-taco version that you can top with anything you like. This recipe calls for egg, avocado, cashew sour cream, and zesty pico de gallo. Add hot sauce if you like, and you’re off to a great morning!
Pesto cauliflower rice breakfast bowl by A Saucy Kitchen
puts it to good use by topping it with spinach, avocado, eggs, and pesto, but you can use the recipe as a template to use up whatever you have on hand. Cauliflower rice is one of those ingredients that is “meh” on its own but takes on flavors easily so if you enjoy savory and spicy breakfasts, you can have fun experimenting with jazzing up this filling bows with spices, sauces and adding meats as you like.
Spicy Shrimp Omelette by Tasteaholics
Start your morning off spicy with a delicious dish that features cayenne pepper and your choice of Sriracha salt or Sriracha sauce. Shrimp are a great source of lean protein, grape tomatoes add a bit of sweetness, and of course gorgeous green spinach rounds out this simple yet fancy-looking omelette.
2-Ingredient Banana-Egg Pancakes by Hurry The Food Up
Imagine… TWO ingredients (bananas and eggs)… less than 10 minutes prep/cooking time… and delicious! You get your protein from the eggs, and potassium and fiber from the bananas. Slather with maple syrup (yes, it’s paleo) and you’re good to go!