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Ditch the A.M. Sugar & Carbs
Transitioning your breakfast foods from the SAD (Standard American Diet) to a real food/paleo diet can be hard.
We as Americans are used to eating bagels, muffins, white toast, sugary processed cereals with milk, or nothing at all.
The most popular breakfast choices are heavy on the sugar, which sets us up for failure to crave more sugar all day long. Not to mention sugar promotes inflammation, making it a food people with Crohn’s Ulcerative colitis or other inflammatory conditions want to steer clear of.
Not sure why else sugar is so bad? Check out 5 Reasons Why You Need to Avoid Refined Sugar.
Eggs: The Miracle Food
My holistic doctor once told me that eggs are the perfect food because everything you need for sustainable life is inside them. That stuck with me.
Eggs contain all of the essential amino acids, so they are a complete protein. Oh, and forget the myth that the cholesterol in eggs is harmful to your health- that’s just one more lie funded by Big Food.
Batch Cook, Freeze, Reheat, Repeat.
This is the perfect breakfast food for someone:
- Who is busy
- Leaves the house early/doesn’t have time to make a proper breakfast
- Is sick of making eggs the traditional ways
- Wants to get a picky eater to eat eggs (and more veggies)
- Is trying to transition to a healthier lifestyle and want an easy recipe
As with most of my recipes, I aim to use minimal ingredients that are as accessible as possible!
You can make these in a double batch, freeze most, and then microwave in the morning. Nourishing breakfast made easy!
Paleo Buffalo Chicken & Broccoli Egg Cups – GirlinHealing.com
Makes 12 Egg Cups
- 1 cup of organic/pastured chicken (cooked & shredded)
- 1/2 cup of hot sauce of choice
- 1 cup of chopped fresh broccoli
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 9 organic/pastured eggs
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 12 muffin/cupcake mold with unbleached liners.
- In a large bowl add all of the ingredients and combine.
- Spoon the mixture into each mold evenly, about 3/4 of the way.
- Cook for 20 minutes.
- Once cooled, refrigerate some and freeze the rest that won’t be eaten during the week.
*I use Frank’s red hot sauce.
*I recommend organic produce and pastured meats whenever possible.
I recommend buying unbleached baking liners. The typical white ones in grocery stores are actually bleached white. We don’t want those chemicals leaching into our food when they’re heated! Unbleached baking products can be found inexpensively on Amazon.
The Type of Egg Matters
I highly highly highly recommend buying organic pasture-raised eggs if they are accessible and affordable to you. Next best in line is just organic.
But I highly discourage you from buying conventional eggs. These are going to be the store brand eggs or maybe a brand name that doesn’t advertise being organic or grass-fed.
Research has shown that grain-fed chickens (which you can assume the feed is GMO corn and soy most of the time) produce meat and eggs with less nutrients than pastured meat and eggs.
Plus, they are likely from factory farms where they have little to no room to roam or see sunshine and are receiving hormones and antibiotics, which get passed down to us.
For more information on the health benefits of pastured eggs, read Chickens Aren’t Vegetarians: The Truth About Inferior Grain-Fed Eggs.
If you looooove buffalo chicken and could use more veggies in your diet (i.e. me) then give these Paleo Buffalo Chicken & Broccoli Egg Cups a go!
What are your tips and tricks for having easy, wholesome breakfast foods on the go?! Do you have a go-to recipe?