This is a guest post by Le Cordon Bleu trained chef Peter Servold, owner of Pete's Paleo, one of the first and best Paleo meal delivery companies in the US. Pete is a fantastic cook and a true student of the kitchen.
His love of fine food comes through clearly in even this, a simple Paleo breakfast recipe. It's good as written (egg muffins) as well as in a pie plate or other small baking bowl. We had a lot of fun making and eating this delicious breakfast, enjoy!
Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast. It’s the dog that gets into everyone's garbage as they try to figure this Paleo thing out. Lunch and dinner seem simple enough once you wrap your brain around the basic concepts, but breakfast is a bit tougher. The main reason is that breakfast staples like bagels, toast, cereal, smoothies (with dairy,soy), pancakes, etc are all off the list.
Still, there's no reason not to enjoy breakfast, here is one of my all time favorite recipes to make for a great breakfast on the go. It features some of the seasonal vegetables and proteins around right now (winter 2014, San Diego), you can switch those out as the seasons permit.
Nik Hawks helps run the show at Paleo Treats. Fascinated by humans in all their strange glory, Nik is harnessed in and pulling hard in pursuit of excellence with the rest of the PT Crew. Enjoy!
Too much reading...
How about dessert?
It’s worth a shot! Without the yolks it may not taste as rich, but the whites should be what binds it together. Cheers! Nik@PT
Will this work with just egg whites. I have a yolk allergy.
Hi Vera, great question! Try the Paleo pancake recipe on this site (look for the recipes section in the right hand column up at the top of this page), it’s a good one to start kids on. You can also take a look at Pete’s food (the guy who wrote this article) at paleotreats.com/petes or head over to the NomNomPaleo website for lots of kid friendly recipes. Best of luck with it!
my daughter and her family are doing this diet, the children don’t really care for the soups and a lot of the things they are making. what kid foods or receipts would you recommend.
it is very difficult to expect children to follow this diet.
Hi Nancy, good question! Actually, no grains are on the paleo diet. Paleo is based around the idea that we evolved to eat a diet that is pre-agriculture, so grains aren’t a part of that. For more info you can check out this article: http://paleotreats.com/blogs/paleo-treats/15899755-what-is-paleo
Nik @ PT
What grains are on the paleo diet?
I wish there was anything even close to an egg but there just isn’t. To find something that is all at once a liquid, a leavening agent, a fat and a protein outside of the egg would be pretty tough. You could try whipping steamed cauliflower, undrained, with a gluten free flour of your choice & some baking powder, and the vegetables and turkey but I’m just spitballing here. I’m sorry I don’t have a better answer but short of adding a ton of processed products to get egg like results there’s just no substitute.
Recipe looks great. I make something similer using Kale or Sweet potatoes. My husband does not like squash, kale or sweet potatoes so I sneak them in whenevery possible in other recipes like meat loaf.
Sounds great, but unfortunately I must avoid eggs. Any other suggestions?