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So it’s no secret that I’m not a diet, detox or cleanse kind of gal. I like food. I like being healthy. And I hate being hungry.
So what do I do when I’m in need of a nutritional kick in the pants? Another Whole30!
So what’s a Whole30?
It’s 30 days of eating real, unprocessed and nutritionally dense food. Which means avoiding all grains, added sugars, soy, dairy, beans, legumes or treats. If you want to understand the “why”s and “how”s of avoiding those things, you should really read the book that the Whole30 plan is based on, It Starts With Food. It’s a New York Times Bestseller for a reason! Or head on over to my introductory post, “Your First Whole30” here to read more.
If this is your first Whole30, I bet you could use some inspiration when it comes to tasty, Whole30 compliant meals. Especially when it comes to breakfast. It can be pretty intimidating at first to come up with alternatives to years of grain-based breakfasts. I’m looking at myself here: I was a cereal-eating, bagel-toting, toast-addict in a former life. But I’m going to help you out with this little issue – that’s where this post comes in!
I’ve gathered together 30 days of simple, tasty breakfast eats right here, so you’ll never be without ideas or inspiration during your first (or fifth) Whole30. Hurrah! Keep checking back here throughout the week and you’ll find even more Whole30 recipe roundups for lunches, snacks and more!
Check out my 30 Days of Whole30 Dinners round up here!
Check out my 30 Days of Whole30 Lunches round up here!
I’ve included a mixture of egg-based and egg-free dishes here for a few reasons:
- In case you get sick of eggs
- In case you’re allergic to eggs
- In case you’re testing out an Autoimmune version of the Whole 30
- To inspire you! You don’t have to eat the same meals day in day out!
- To show you that “breakfast” foods are really… any time foods.
Now I’ve got several Whole30s under my belt, I don’t think anything of having “non-breakfast” foods for, well, breakfast. Now that it’s winter I’m loving soups and stews first thing in the morning – today I had a big bowl of delicious Crock Pot Chili!
Whole30 Breakfasts with Eggs
Egg Free Whole30 Breakfasts
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I have maybe a “newbie” question. I’m doing my first whole 30 challenge and am enjoying it quite a bit. A lot of the recipes I’m seeing on your site and other paleo/whole 30 sites have bacon fat used for the fat, I was under the assumption that bacon was sorta on the off list as it is nearly impossible to find without sugar added or if you can source it, you would have to sell a kidney. Is bacon fat somehow made okay after cooking regular commercial bacon? I always have a jar of it in my fridge but have put it on the don’t go there shelf for the duration of the 30. Or is the wonderfulness of bacon fat just okay for you – no judge 🙂
That’s a good question! And maybe it’s something that I should clarify throughout my site better, as I can see how it could be confusing.
When we talk about bacon fat, we’re talking about the rendered fat from bacon after cooking, yes. But commercial bacon is full of preservatives, sugars and similar things that we want to avoid on the Whole 30, especially as commercially raised pigs are not fed good diets and any toxins or medications are usually stored IN the fat (just like in humans). So when we talk about using bacon fat, it would be from the kind of bacon that is produced by pastured animals who are not fed unnatural grain based diets.
You are right that finding good quality bacon is seriously a hassle. And it’s not really an optimum food choice, anyway, given the fat : meat ration. So if you don’t have it, then I would say just substitute any other Whole 30 approved fats for cooking. I’m lucky enough to have a butcher who provides me with sugar free bacon.. and I have a bacon fat hoarding problem, ha! Feel free to throw me any other questions you might have and good luck on your Whole 30! 🙂
So, how do you store/hoard your bacon fat? I have a local butcher as well, so I would love to save the drippings from bacon, but not sure best way to do it.
I strain it through a fine mesh sieve to get rid of any bits, straight into a big mason jar that I store in the fridge. It solidifies, but it’s never rock hard and easy to scoop out a little as I need it 🙂
We found sugar free bacon at Walmart! It’s called Gwaltney. We are also able to buy it at the commissary at Ft. Rucker, AL. I know you can buy it online also, but it’s more expensive. I spoke to a chef who said you can get pork belly from a butcher, which is mainly what bacon is made from. You’ll have to smoke and/or season it yourself.
Oops, looks like an egg recipe slipped into the egg free section by accident… SEP’s zucchini fritters have one in the recipe. Looked so promising too 🙁
Oops, I had a dunce moment, sorry about that! I wonder if using a little arrowroot powder might work as a starchy binder instead – I’ll have to test that out sometime.
I was literally just searching pinterest for some new whole food breakfast ideas. I love eggs, but need to spice it up a bit. Thanks so much, these are fantastic ideas!
I Love this! Thanks so much for sharing! I’m trying to prepare myself to do this in march…. I couldn’t think of anything else to eat fro breakfast that Is “normal” to me such as cereal, oatmeal, bagels, breakfast sandwhiches hehe.. this helps a lot! I really want to try those zuchinni fritters
Hi! Im new to this whole idea of the “whole 30”, no pun intended, and I was just curious as to way grains are not permitted. I have become so accustomed to my morning oatmeal and will have a tough time passing it up! Thanks in advance for your reply 🙂
I’ll let the Whole30 team explain it themselves – check out their post on grains here 🙂
This site is amiss. The sweet potato quiche turns up a frittata and the broccoli-spinach quiche is gone.
I’m not in control of other people’s websites, I’m afraid. The broccoli spinach frittata is on a site which broke their own urls by switching the format of them, so you can find that recipe here. The sweet potato “quiche” post has since been rewritten and the author explains that she named it incorrectly in the first place, since it’s crustless and therefore more a frittata than a quiche. I’ve updated the former url in my post, but can’t do much about the latter!