Great Ways to Start Your Day — Breakfast Ideas from Baltimore Gym
Whole 30 is growing in popularity, that’s for sure! Many people are switching to this way of eating because of its many health benefits including weight loss, increased energy levels, higher levels of brain function and more. The Whole 30 way of eating is this; you will eat all your foods in their original form. What does this mean? No processed foods whatsoever, no sugar, no grains, no alcohol, not even cheese (boy I love cheese), though some variations of the diet do allow for dairy and very minimally processed protein powders, the original version does not. Find out more about the diet here. Finding a suitable breakfast to eat while you’re on the Whole 30 diet can be frustrating since you can’t have toast, cereal, or even oatmeal (insert sad face here), but don’t worry, you still have some tasty options that are quick and easy to make.
3 Healthy and Delicious Whole 30 Breakfasts
1) Egg In An Avocado
This one is not only easy to make, but eggs inside an avocado are actually filling and super satisfying brain food. Ingredients: 1 Egg, 1 Ripe Avocado cut in half (pit removed), black pepper, 2 tsp chopped chives Directions: Pre-heat oven to 425. Scoop out a little of the inside of both halves of the avocado so 1 egg will fit in each half. Place the avocado in a small baking dish that will allow them to stay tight together and crack and egg into each one. Bake for 15-20 minutes then remove and season with pepper and chives.
2) Spinach, Mushroom, And Egg Scramble
Who doesn’t love a good scramble? This one is packed with protein and is sure to be a pallet pleaser: Ingredients: ½ cup of baby spinach, 2 large eggs, ¼ cup of chopped mushrooms, ¼ tsp pepper, ½ tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp olive oil. Directions: Heat skillet on medium/high and add olive oil. In a small bowl, crack both eggs, add spinach, mushrooms, garlic, and pepper. Scramble well with a fork. After the skillet is heated, add your mixture and stir with a spatula continuously folding the mixture until it’s thoroughly cooked.
3) Sweet Potato Pancakes With Fried Eggs
These aren’t your typical pancakes because Whole 30 doesn’t allow for the mixing of ingredients in such a way that the food changes too much. Ingredients: 1 medium sweet potato, ¼ tsp pepper, 1 tsp olive oil, 2 large eggs Directions: Heat skillet to medium/high and add olive oil, peel sweet potato and cut into ½ inch slices then add to skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until softened. During the last 3 minutes, add your eggs to the skillet and cooked to desired doneness. Sprinkle sweet potatoes with pepper and enjoy! Whole 30 can be a challenge sometimes, especially when you are used to eating certain foods, but after a while, it will become second nature, and you might even create a new favorite of your own.