20 Favorite Breakfast Recipes – Healthy, Easy, and Delicious!

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Hey y’all! Is it just me or does life seem to move faster and faster by the day? We are at a crazy phase of life with an almost 8 year old, 3 1/2 year old, and a 10 month old but it still seems like we’re just whirling through this thing we call life and at a very fast pace! Which has led me to a place of really wanting to stop, assess, and cut out the things that aren’t creating growth, happiness, or peace for my family. But more on that later….

I’m in the middle of re-designing my Operation Lose the Baby Weight program that I launched back in the summer. It’s been a lot of fun and a lot of weight has been lost by some new mommas, but as with all things, there are some tweaks I want to make now that we’ve been doing it for a little while. I’ve had some wonderful feedback from my clients and so with their suggestions and my own thoughts we’re relaunching soon. One of the big things that I like to provide the women who jump on board with this, is access to recipes that are quick, clean, and affordable. My original goal was to create and cook these myself because I absolutely love cooking and being in the kitchen, but due to lack of time and lack of space (we’re renting a teeny apartment right now!), I’ve had to realize that I’m serving everyone better if I just compile recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers. I cook almost every, single meal my family eats, so I’m constantly trying out new recipes and have a great list of favorites that we go back to often. I realize that not all of us enjoy cooking and finding new recipes so here’s my gift to you. 20 of my favorite breakfast recipes that are sure to liven up your morning routine while also providing you with the nutrition and energy you need to kick off the day. And for those of you who are in the various stages of sleeplessness with your little ones like we are, Lord knows we need all of the energy we can get! I’ll follow this with 20 of my favorite lunch recipes and then dinner recipes. Et voila, the breakfast recipes:

1. Dill Smoked Salmon and Red Pepper Scamble from PaleOMG. We love this for dinner, too!

2. Twice Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes from Primal Palate

3. Iced Coffe Protein Shake – great when you’re on the go!

4. Avocado Toast always makes me happier in the morning

5. Banana Pancakes from The Fit Bald Man

6. Paleo English Muffins from Running to the Kitchen. Love these with eggs and some avocado.

7. Sweet Potato Hash from The Cozy Apron

8. Vanilla Chia Pudding

9. Paleo Breakfast Casserole from Paleo Effect

10. Paleo Egg Muffins from Healthy Crush. These are so versatile and kids love them. #momwin

11. Apple Butternut Squash Hash from PaleOMG

12. Coconut Flour Coffee Cake from The Coconut Mama. Perfect for Sunday mornings with a big mug of Bulletproof coffee. 🙂

13. Paleo Sausage Egg McMuffin from Nom Nom Paleo

14. Cranberry Walnut Granola from Cook Eat Paleo . Make a big batch ahead of time and eat all week!

15. Espresso Gluten Free Scones from The Spunky Coconut. Bake these the night before and just warm them up in the morning. I use the USANA Nutrmeal Free or Vanilla Nutrimeal in place of the egg protein powder in her recipe.

16. Coconut Flour Apple Pancakes from This Chick Cooks

17. Paleo Apple Fritters from Fed and Fit

18. Overnight Steel Cut Oats from Lovely Little Kitchen. The mix in options are endless!

19. Mini Chocolate Waffles from Savory Lotus (guest post on PaleOMG)

20. Ham, Apple, and Sweet Potato Scramble from Paleo Newbie

And there you have it! 20 delicious, easy, and mostly quick recipes to spice up your breakfast routine and fuel your body with real, whole foods. Enjoy!

xx,

Lauren

Veggie Packed Meatloaf

My oldest is a fantastic eater. She has a better palette than most adults and does’t bat an eye at beets or kale, brussels sprouts or squash. I used to think this was the result of my brilliant parenting. However, with the arrival of pickiest child ever, Tommy, I realized that I had, in fact, just lucked out the first time around. With Mr. Picky able to sniff out green pieces, garlic, and any other food item he’s decided to hate, I’m always trying to find ways to pack hidden vegetables into our food. This is especially true with dinner recipes since breakfast and lunch are usually more rushed because we always seem to be on the go.

One of my favorite meals that’s loaded with nutrients and that everyone loves is my meatloaf. Make no mistake. This ain’t your grandma’s meatloaf. I pack my meatloaf so full of veggies it’s ridiculous. This recipe is also extremely versatile in terms of the veggies used so I make this at the end of the week and clean out my fridge with any remaining, random vegetables for the meatloaf. I’ve used everything from diced squash and sweet potatoes to tomatoes and mushrooms in this recipe. Waste not want not!

Another plus, you can make this in the morning and keep it wrapped in the fridge and then have the nanny put it in the oven 45 minutes before you get home from work and you feel like super mom when you walk in the door to aromas of a just-about-cooked dinner ready to set on the table. Little victories, people.

Veggie Packed Meatloaf

Ingredients:

1 1/2- 2 lb grassfed, organic ground beef

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 carrots, finely chopped (the smaller the chop the more sneakily they hide from children!)

2 stalks celery, finely chopped

1/2 red or yellow pepper, finely chopped

1 small/medium yellow onion, finely chopped

2-3 cloves garlic

1 large handful spinach or kale, finely chopped

1 piece of Ezekial bread crumbled into crumbs (I use a food processor)

1/2 cup milk

2 pastured eggs

Salt, pepper, and any herbs of choice (I like a little thyme and oregano)

Ketchup

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375

Put your breadcrumbs in a small bowl with the milk. Let sit so that the bread crumbs absorb all of the milk.

Meanwhile, in a cast iron skillet melt your coconut oil. Add in carrots, onion, pepper, and celery. Cook until lightly browned and fragrant. About 5-7 minutes. Add in garlic and your greens. Cook for another minute or two. Season with salt and pepper and any herbs you’re using. Set aside and let cool

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In a large bowl add the meat, eggs, cooked veggies, breadcrumb mixture, and 2 tbsp of the ketchup.
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Mix well and add in a pinch of salt and pepper.

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Scoop the mixture into a loaf pan and add a quarter cup of water on top. Top with ketchup.

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Bake in the oven for 45-55 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Enjoy with mashed leeks and potatoes!