Simple Egg-Free Breakfast Ideas
Do you get sick of eating eggs every morning sometimes? Yeah, me too. Lately eggs have not been sounding good to me at all, so I've been branching out to breakfasts that are nutritious yet don't include eggs! I always try to include a vegetable, protein and quality fat to fill me up until lunch time and give me the energy I need to take care of my kids!
A couple notes: I wouldn't recommend filling your first meal with tons of fruit. Though fruit can be a great fiber and carbohydrate, it's also high in sugar. Spiking your blood sugar so early in the morning could result in a crash later on and you'll be hungry much sooner. I try to keep smoothies or fruit based snacks for the afternoon when I tend to get a bit hungry while waiting for dinner time. Another tip would be to add an avocado to everything if you can! It provides great healthy fats and keeps your full! I shoot to add half an avocado to my breakfasts and lunches most days.
Egg-free breakfast ideas
Breakfast Hash (no-egg)
- This is essentially made just a meat, veggie and fat. My favorite go-to is chicken apple sausage or kielbasa sausage browned in a pan, sautéd swiss chard or kale and roasted cauliflower. During my meal prep Saturday, I'll roast the cauliflower with olive oil, salt, chili powder and garlic powder. I like to have my greens already pre chopped as well and in a container in the fridge. In the morning I brown my sausage, then remove from the pan so they don't over cook. I then add a bit of coconut oil and throw in some greens + some cauliflower and cook it through. Add half an avocado and you've got an incredible breakfast!
- I recently added this Chicken Ranch Breakfast Hash to our dinner rotation and love it for breakfast as well
- This Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil is amazing as leftovers for breakfast
- I love a good salad for breakfast. They're quick and nutritious! Here are some ideas:
- meal prep some bacon in the oven (375 F for 20-25 minutes) and keep in a container
- slice up some lettuce or greens
- slice tomato, radish, or have whatever other add-on's you want
- protein options: smoked salmon, lox salmon, bacon, tuna, homemade rosemary breakfast sausage
- with all this meal prepped in the fridge, you can just assemble in the morning!
- This is a great post on breakfast salads along with ideas, although they do contain eggs
- I'm assuming that if you're reading this post, you're already game for some non-traditional breakfast food. I have found that soups are one of the best egg-free breakfast options. You can make a big batch at the beginning of the week and eat from it all week, making mornings super easy! It's also a quick way to get tons of nutrients in as well as nourishing bone broth to give your gut a good start for the day. Here are some favorites:
- Whole30 Green Goddess Soup
- Asian Salmon and Rice Soup
- broth and veggie heavy soups
In case of emergency, or very infrequently, a quick smoothie that's easy on the gut could be a good option. I know I said no fruit first thing in the morning, but I've definitely been there where I've been sick to my stomach or recovering from a stomach virus and nothing sounds good or settles my stomach. In this case I would opt for a brothy soup or fat heavy smoothie. Here's my gut-nourishing smoothie go-to that won't spike your blood sugar since the fruit is very limited :)
- half a frozen banana
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- Fall fat coconut milk (I eye ball the amount)
- half an avocado
- big handful of spinach
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cocao powder
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
Blend it all up and enjoy!