By Isadora Baum
If you’ve ever done Whole30, you know that breakfasts can be a challenge, since traditional a.m. fare like pancakes, oatmeal, grain bowls, and avocado toast are off the menu. Luckily, Whole30 has become so popular that there are tons of recipes out there to help you through. We found 5 Whole30 breakfast options so satisfying and delicious, you’ll love them any time, whether you’re following Whole30 or not.
1. Savory Breakfast Salad + Creamy Cilantro-Jalapeno Dressing from Rachl Mansfield
A salad for breakfast? For sure, especially when it’s topped with an egg and garnished with berries and sweet potato. You’ll get lots of healthy fats from the avocado, protein from the egg, and fiber from the sweet potatoes. The creamy cilantro dressing adds texture to tie it all together and provide even more satiety.
2. Sweet Potato Hash Protein Bowl from Fit Foodie Finds
Sweet potatoes, kale, peppers, chicken sausage—this hearty bowl has it all going on in terms of flavors and textures. Try a spicy sausage if you like heat, just make sure to check the ingredients for sugar, sulfites, carrageenan, soy, and dairy.
3. Banana Bread Pancakes from Tastes Lovely
OK, so technically you aren’t supposed to have pancakes on Whole 30. We gave these a pass since they’re made with banana, eggs and cinnamon — and that’s it. They’re quick and easy, especially when topped with almond butter (which adds extra protein and good fats, too). Bonus: They’re paleo-friendly, too.
4. Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake from The Real Food Dietitians
Here’s another way to get your sausage and hash browns fix: Turn it into an egg bake and load it up with whatever veggies you have on hand. Leftovers make a tasty lunch or dinner.
5. Butternut Breakfast Meatballs from Real Simple Good
Eggs are a Whole30 staple, but sometimes you just don’t feel like eggs. That’s why we love these make-ahead meatballs with butternut squash, mushrooms, and breakfast sausage. Eat them with some greens or sauerkraut for a probiotic boost.
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