I gave up making New Year’s resolutions many years ago because, let’s be honest, by mid January I would have already abandoned all my resolutions and would be left with severe disappointment in myself. So why talk about them now? Well many of my friends, who have not yet figured out the futility of resolutions, are considering trying the Paleo lifestyle and have come to me to talk about it. The first question is always “what can you eat?” The second or third question is usually “But what can I eat for breakfast?” It seems everyone I know eats either oatmeal or yogurt for breakfast and my response “bacon and eggs” is a little horrifying to them.
The standard line about breakfast from many of the Paleo gurus is: breakfast is just another meal, you can have the same thing as you have at any other meal. They go on to suggest just having leftovers from the previous night’s dinner. But I get that breakfast is a special meal and you want “breakfast” food. For me that translates into “eggs any style” frequently with a side of bacon, sausage, or ham and sometimes home fried potatoes or grilled tomatoes. What has changed about breakfast is I usually include a salad, it adds a certain healthy (or maybe just less unhealthy) feeling to the meal. Of course there is always coffee – though learning to drink coffee black with no sweetener was probably the hardest part of going Paleo.
So here’s my New Year’s resolution: I will create more Paleo breakfast dishes this year so when someone asks me what they can eat I will have an acceptable answer – right on the tip of my tongue. Here are some of the recipes I’ve already posted that are excellent choices for Paleo breakfast. Enjoy!