Yes, you can easily convert over to a grain free breakfast with our delicious ideas and fast recipes. You don’t even have to say good-bye to toast and cereal, as we’ve got Paleo versions of those for you too!
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“Grain free breakfast? Are you kidding?
For years I’ve been eating toast, cereal, pop tarts and pancakes! There’s no way I could go grain free at brekkie!”
When you were switching over to a “real food” way of eating (or maybe you’re starting to now?), did you have a similar reaction to the above?
For years I’d been taught to eat up to seven serves of grains a day. Governments and the big cereal companies had been telling me since I was born, that toast and cereal were the perfect way to start my day. They were energy food…apparently.
Five years ago, when I started investigating a Paleo-ish way of living, I was actually a Special K or Weet-Bix girl through and through. Each morning I’d splash my cereal with skinny milk and top it off with lashings of something really delicious – 4-5 teaspoons of Equal! #insertsarcasm
I thought I was doing the right thing though. I was eating my cereal, cutting back on fat and using artificial sweetener instead of sugar. Yep, according to the so-called experts, and the low-fat-refined-carb-eating mindset I’d adopted, I was being super healthy!
Or so I thought…
Turns out I was completely wrong and here’s why:
- Cereals, and also most breads for that matter, even if they are whole grain, are made from refined grains and flours. Upon consuming them, our blood sugar levels quickly rise. This gives us a quick spike of energy that sadly, is very short lived. The body’s reaction after consuming refined grains, is to release a load of the hormone insulin. Insulin begins to sweep out the sugars (carbohydrates are a sugar) very quickly, so that we don’t have too much swirling through our blood-stream, which can be very dangerous. In a healthy human-being, insulin does its “sugar-sweeping” job so effectively, that the energy from the sugar is taken away so quickly that we then have an energy crash. So, a couple of hours after eating, say hello to mid-morning lethargy, brain fog and cravings for more food!
- Insulin is actually a fat storing hormone too, so a refined-carb heavy diet, is great for inducing weight storage. How cool’s that? Not!
- My seemingly healthy brekkie was devoid of two essential macronutrients: protein and essential fat. These nutrients satiate our hunger and actually give the body & brain the fuel it needs to thrive. When we deprive the body of these nutrients, the brain doesn’t believe that it’s eaten and hence it will keep telling you to eat more until it gets the nutrients it needs.
It’s no wonder, that back in the day, come 10am, I’d be lethargic, moody and bloody starving! Sometimes I’d down a cup of coffee with more skinny milk to try and get me through until lunch (not what I’d call enjoyable, but hey, I was trying to cut down on calories), and other times I’d go into a feeding frenzy and down about three, supposedly healthy, muesli bars (which were actually just made with more grains, dried fruit and corn syrups which equates to sugar overload).
I wonder if you can relate?
So how can we avoid this from happening?
Eat a grain free breakfast of course!
AND WHAT EXACTLY IS A GRAIN FREE BREAKFAST MADE OF?
Well it’s made with the gifts of Mother Nature, in other words, real food!
Eggs, meats, nuts, seeds and veggies
(NOTE: Veggies are a carb too, but they’re full of fibre and vitamins which the body loves. Plus, they’re a complex carb so they’re slow burning, providing the body with long-lasting energy).
These foods actually saturate the brain and body with vitamins, nutrients and slow-burning energy so that we can sail through our mornings clear minded, vitalised and ready to take on the world…at least until lunch time when you’ll want to eat some more wholesome food again.
Now, it’s my prediction, that some of you are saying to yourselves,
“But toast and cereal are the only thing I have time to eat in the morning!”
Yep, that’s a fair call. These foods are fast to make.
But grain free foods can be just as quick, and I’m here to prove it to you.
We’ve got a whole booklet of grain free breakfast strategies for you to download.
Here at Rumbles we want real food eating to be super easy and delicious for you so that it’s something you enjoy and want to do!
Imagine being able to chow down on a piece of frittata, paleo grain-free bread with raspberry chia jam or a delicious dairy-free smoothie each morning.
And imagine being able to have these foods ready in the same amount of time it takes to make toast or cereal!
How cool would that be?
This booklet could completely change your health and that of your families, simply by eating some of the foods we show you to make and eat, instead of toast and cereal.
Inside this book you’ll find simple tips and tricks and recipes for making grain free breakfast an easy and enjoyable part of your life!
Click the button below to download the book now!
AND KEEP READING FOR A SNEAK PEEK RECIPE FROM THIS BOOKLET
FRITTATA – ONE RECIPE, A WHOLE WEEK’S WORTH OF HEALTHY BREAKFASTS
When I was transitioning over to a paleo-ish way of eating, I fell in love with omelettes. But I didn’t always have time to make them in the morning. So, what I did instead, was to start making up a huge frittata full of meats and veggies on a Sunday night. That way I could just cut off a piece each morning for the whole week, bang it in the microwave and voila…a grain free breakfast, full of essential fats, proteins and complex carbs in the same time it takes to put together a tasty bowl of Special K with skinny milk and Equal #insertsarcasm
So, here’s a sample recipe, enjoy! To print it out, just download the Sample Brekkie Cookbook by clicking the button below or keep reading and the frittata recipe will follow.
EASY FRITTATA RECIPE
Makes 8 serves
- A large 30x20cm baking dish OR a muffin tray (with 12 1/2 cup capacity muffin holes)
- 5 cups of mixed veggies – grated zucchini, grated carrot, grated pumpkin/sweet potato, roasted veggies, sliced mushrooms, diced onion, diced capsicum, spinach, etc
- 200g of your favourite meat – ham, bacon, chorizo, shredded chicken, tuna, etc
- 12 eggs
- 4 tomatoes finely sliced (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
2. Grease the baking dish or muffin trays with olive oil, coconut oil or butter. If using muffin trays, make sure to grease them extremely well or the muffins will just stick and be a nightmare to remove after baking.
3. Crack all your eggs into a large bowl and whisk together.
4. Stir through the meat and all the vegetables (except for the thinly sliced tomatoes)
5. Pour mixture into your chosen baking dish.
6. Lay the sliced tomatoes (if using) over the top of the frittata in a single layer until the frittata is completely covered.
7. Bake whole frittata in the oven for approximately one hour. Muffins take approximately 40 minutes to bake. To test if the frittata is cooked, lightly press your fingers in the centre of the frittata or muffin. It should feel firm to the touch.
WATCH US MAKE IT LIVE ON OUR “PALEO FOR YOU FB LIVE SHOW”
Each Thursday evening at 8.30pm Aust EST time we come to you live from the Rumbles Paleo Facebook Page giving you tips and tricks and recipes to make healthy eating a cinch. We made this Frittata on our live show which you can watch below. But to make sure you never miss an episode click here to head to our FB page, give us a like! That way you can always visit us on Facebook, so you don’t miss out!