Picture this: A leisurely cup of coffee on the porch while reading the headlines, plenty of time to get ready without being rushed, and a hot cooked breakfast.
This is NOT my morning routine.
Despite my best intentions to get up just a little bit earlier, my mornings always end up rushed and hectic. Weekday breakfasts often consist of grabbing a granola bar and an apple or a yogurt at best, or at worst, settling for an extra cup of coffee and no breakfast at all.
I’ve found that with a little planning and prep work the night before, there are some quick and healthy breakfast options that will fit into my busy schedule. And now, eMeals is launching a new Paleo Breakfast and Lunch plan, which do all the work for me! To celebrate the launch, here are five quick Paleo breakfast options to try.
BIG-BATCH BOILED EGGS
Prepare a large batch of hard-cooked eggs at the beginning of the week for a grab-and-go breakfast on the run. Take along an avocado or apple to enjoy with your egg, and you’ve got a morning meal that’s ready when you are.
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1-MINUTE MICROWAVE EGG SCRAMBLE
Don’t have time to stand over the stove scrambling eggs? Try making them in the microwave. Combine 1 large egg, 1 tablespoon water and 1/4 cup chopped vegetables in a coffee mug coated with cooking spray. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Stir and microwave 30 to 45 seconds longer or until eggs are thickened and set.
Frittatas are one of my favorite make-ahead breakfast options because they’re just as good served cold or at room temperature as they are hot. Use leftover cooked or raw meat and vegetables from dinner for a flavorful filling. Make it the night before, cut into wedges, and package the wedges individually for an easy morning without the stress of preparing breakfast.
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Cereal is a breakfast go-to for the obvious reason: convenience. Just because you can’t have grains with Paleo doesn’t mean you can’t have “cereal.” Make your own grain-free granola with a combination of nuts and dried fruit. Enjoy with fresh fruit and almond milk for a classic “cereal and milk” kind of breakfast that’s still Paleo friendly.
Mix up a filling smoothie with your favorite frozen fruit and coconut milk or 100% fruit juice. Add fresh greens, like spinach or kale, for an extra boost of nutrients.
Related Recipe: Paleo Green Smoothie
BAKED EGGS AND AVOCADO
To celebrate the launch of the eMeals Paleo Breakfast plan, we’ve included one of the recipes from the new plan below, a superfast, five-ingredient Paleo-friendly breakfast that’s destined for your regular recipe rotation. Interested in learning more about our Paleo Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner meal plans? Click here!
- 4 ripe avocados
- 8 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper and paprika
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut avocados in half lengthwise, and remove pits.
- Using a spoon, scoop out a little of the avocado to create a deeper well for the egg. (Do not remove the skin from the avocado.) Balance each avocado half in a muffin pan cup to make it level.
- Crack 1 egg into each avocado half. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika.
- Bake 15 minutes for soft-set eggs or 20 minutes for hard-cooked eggs.
-Text by Jessica Cox, RD