The first meal of the day deserves to be prioritized (read: no store-bought muffins here). Whether you’re following a low-carb diet or want to incorporate healthier options into your breakfast arsenal, these palate-pleasing paleo-approved recipes are total a.m. game changers.
While most granola contains rolled oats as the main ingredient, this grain-free paleo version features toasted coconut chips, nuts, seeds, cacao nibs and a drizzle of maple syrup for sweetness. Serve with your favourite nut milk.
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Now here’s a palate-awakening and nourishing dish that’s made for Sunday brunch. The popular Middle Eastern staple of eggs poached in a rich tomato sauce and a host of spices gets upgraded with butter beans, along with avocado and feta cheese for garnish.
Chocolate Avocado Keto Breakfast Cookies
Cookies? For breakfast? That are actually healthy and keto-approved? These powerhouse chocolate baked goods feature avocado, raw cacao, eggs and almond flour, amounting to a good-for-you treat that’ll keep you satiated and power you through the day.
Spicy Corn and Bacon Frittata
Frittata is a versatile egg dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This variation features tender kernels of corn, ricotta and cheddar cheese, spicy jalapenos and thick-cut bacon. Serve hot or cold with a tomato-based dipping sauce.
Whole30 Bacon and Egg Cups
Craving an ultra-tasty breakfast dish you can prep ahead for the week? These paleo egg cups are it; they’re a cinch to make, and only contain five ingredients.
Toasted Coconut Chia Pudding
Channel the warm weather with a chia bowl topped with tropical fruits like mango and dragon fruit. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, protein and more to keep you energized throughout the day.
Savoury Yogurt Bowl with Chickpeas, Cucumbers and Beets
Do you gravitate toward all things savoury in the mornings? Skip the fruity yogurt and opt for a healthy yogurt-based breakfast bowl drizzled with lemon juice and topped with chickpeas, grated cucumber and beets, and toasted pistachios.
Zucchini "Hash Browns" and Eggs
Good news, carb lovers: veggies often act as a satisfying stand-in (see here if you don’t believe us). Here, zucchini is sautéed with onions, sage, garlic and jalapeños and topped with eggs baked to perfection.
Veggie-Packed Breakfast Frittata
This vegetarian and paleo breakfast frittata is the perfect make-ahead meal. It takes only 35 minutes to pull together, and will keep in the fridge for a week.
Breakfast Skillet with Spinach, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese
This veggie-packed breakfast skillet is a weekend staple that can be made in under 15 minutes. Start by sautéing crimini mushrooms in butter before tossing in spinach and garlic. Then create pockets in the pan to crack the eggs into, and top with crumbled goat cheese.
Spaghetti Squash Fritters
Get creative with spaghetti squash and whip together a batch of these savoury fritters, bound together with egg, flour and Parmesan cheese. Serve with a scoop of plain Greek yogurt and a fresh lime wedge.
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Healthy Breakfast Bake with Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash, we meet again. This creative breakfast bake is layered with tomato sauce and stuffed with spinach, veggies, ham and shredded cheese. And it wouldn’t be breakfast without a few eggs cracked on top!
Moroccan Scramble with Turkey Merguez, Roasted Chickpeas and Avocado
This Middle Eastern inspired dish is an elevated version of scrambled eggs. Its star ingredients include roasted chickpeas, harissa paste, ground turkey and ripe avocados. It’s just as flavourful as it is vibrant.
Fried Egg Spring Mix Salad
For a lighter breakfast, toss up a fresh spring salad finished with a fried egg. This version is dressed in a simple olive oil and lemon vinaigrette, but you can build on the recipe, adding avocado, walnuts, or any other toppings of choice.