Friday, January 5, 2018

Whole30 Breakfast - Start Off Your Day Right!

We've heard it all our lives.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This saying and motto is so, so true.  I once heard that you should eat like a king at breakfast, eat like a queen at lunch, and a pauper at dinner. Sound advice.

Metabolism wise, we know our body gains a ton of fuel from our morning breakfast. But far too few of us really eat what we should in the a.m.  I've been very guilty of not eating breakfast and it helped me gain some of the unwanted pounds I put on before the Whole30.

As my daughter Bethany and I meal prepped our way through the Whole30, breakfasts were made in advance on Sunday and midweek as needed.  We love anything spicy around our ranch with ground beef especially, and then turkey and sausage.  So, as you'll see below, two of our recipes can be adapted to include the meat of your choice.

Sunday afternoons around our ranch kitchen became meal prep central around 3:30.  Bethany would prep, I would help prep and clean up the pots and really enjoyed our time together.  Whatever main meal we prepped for lunches for the week, was what we served my husband and youngest daughter each night. 

One of my greatest pleasures is watching my girls enjoyment from cooking.  Each of them in their own way are wonderful cooks. Ilissa likes to cook main dishes, Bethany loves to bake and meal prep, and Audrey has started to dabble in cupcakes and candies. Whole30, for Bethany and I was yet another way for us be together and get healthier at the same time.

The breakfast we share with you are all tried and true by us.  They were tasty and above all easy to make.  The most novice of cooks can make these recipes below. As always, if you have questions, email me off my site here or message me from The Ranch Kitchen Facebook and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.

Easy Whole30 Breakfast!

Whole30 Turkey and Egg Muffins - these were very good and easy to pop in the microwave to warm up for a minute and then eat on the go.  A lot of the time I'd eat one for a mid-morning snack too.

Click here for the recipe for Whole30 Turkey and Egg Muffins

Whole 30 Pumpkin Pie Custard - custard for breakfast! Why yes!  This was a really good little custard.  You do need to let is sit out a while in the refrigerator before you slice it and we recommend cutting it up the next day.  Warm it up a little as well if you like and you have either breakfast on the go or a nice snack after a meal.

Click here for the recipe for Whole30 Pumpkin Pie Custard

Whole30 Fiesta Breakfast Casserole - this savory little breakfast casserole is what I had for breakfast today and for the past few days.  Bethany cut these into serving size squares that were about 3 inches by 2 inches and we microwave them each day for breakfast. Yesterday morning I added an avocado to it on the side for a really tasty meal. If you like your food a little spicier, you can add a dash or two of compliant hot sauce like Franks Hot Sauce brand. 

Click here for the recipe for Fiesta Breakfast Casserole

Whole30 Sweet Potato Power Bowls - this was our first week 'go to' when we started the Whole30 back in November.  I had a hard time even finishing this bowl several mornings as it is so filling.  It's really good and the addition of the Chai Seeds with raspberries and blueberries gives it that extra pop of flavor.  We warmed bowls up, but you can eat this breakfast cold.

Click here for the recipe for Whole30 Sweet Potato Power Bowl
Whether you prep ahead of time as we suggest, or grab a banana and boiled egg like I did many times, get in the good habit of eating breakfast.  You will not be as famished at lunch and your energy levels will stay more consistent during the morning hours.  You will help your metabolism.  Eating like a king at breakfast will become a good habit for your goal of becoming healthier in the long run.

Now go make you some breakfast this weekend in advance!  Remember, Whole30 isn't hard and YOU can do this.  Planning your meals is a big part of being successful on this program.  You will be so glad you prepped breakfast Monday morning as you run out the door to work. Your friends and coworkers may even want a bite or the recipe!

Alise and Bethany

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