27 Easy Paleo Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day
Paleo dieters, we’ve got you. We know breakfast is a challenge, especially when toast, croissants, waffles and huevos rancheros are off-limits. So we’ve gathered 27 easy Paleo breakfast ideas that you can whip up before work or on weekend mornings. Because let’s be real: The avocado really is the best part of avocado toast.
1. Ketogenic Baked Eggs and Zoodles with Avocado
Ready to fool your taste buds? High in fat and protein, you can eat this for breakfast or dinner. Your choice.
2. Blueberry-Ginger Smoothie
Smoothies, we will never tire of you. Currently, we’re all about this dreamy, creamy blueberry-ginger smoothie recipe. The recipe uses coconut milk and coconut milk yogurt, so it's dairy-free and paleo-friendly. Plus it's sweet, tangy and ever-so-slightly spicy.
3. Green Shakshuka
Sick of scrambled eggs? Time to meet shakshuka, an egg dish that’s popular in Israel for breakfast but equally delicious for lunch or dinner. The OG version is made with tomato sauce, but we love this fun twist: a spicy green shakshuka with spinach and jalapeño. Best of all, it's dairy- and grain-free and deceptively easy to make.
4. Paleo Almond Butter Granola Bars
These little guys may be small but they sure are mighty. Packed with good-for-you ingredients like raw nuts, coconut oil, raw almond butter and dried fruit, these Paleo-friendly granola bars are quickly replacing our go-to snack bars. Plus, with 19 grams of protein they’ll leave you satisfied (and not reaching for the potato chips).
5. 20-Minute Paleo Egg Roll Bowls
What’s an egg roll bowl? It’s the saucy, savory interior of your favorite Chinese finger food, minus the greasy shell that makes you feel terrible afterward. Did we mention it’s ready in just 20 minutes? Win-win.
6. One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes
Raise your hand if you love eggs. Now raise the other if you hate cleaning up. Well, meet your new favorite recipe. This sheet-pan egg dish is basically the perfect meal, which you can serve for breakfast or dinner.
7. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie
One of our favorite recipes in Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook, The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal is her blueberry cauliflower smoothie. (Yep, you heard us.)
“With antioxidant-rich blueberries and protein-packed almond butter, this smoothie is one I often throw together after a workout,” Paltrow explains in her book. “Buy organic wild blueberries, if you can find them.”
The mighty cruciferous vegetable makes the smoothie filling and creamy, like adding a banana—but with less sugar and fewer carbs.
8. Almond Butter Cookie Dough Bars
No oven needed.
9. ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH EVERYTHING PESTO AND FRIED EGGS
Dive right into this light and meat-free meal that proves, once again, how pretty much everything tastes better with a fried egg on top.
10. Almond Butter Blender Muffins
Have two (and feel really great about it).
11. Sheet Pan Breakfast Fajitas
Something spicy to wake you up.
12. Brussels Sprouts Hash
Combine a handful of ingredients and end up with magic.
14. Breakfast Pork Sausage
So good, you can eat it on its own.
15. Egg Caprese Breakfast Cup
You can totally microwave this in the office kitchen.
19. Pineapple, Blueberry, Chia Seed Smoothie
Ready in five minutes.
20. Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash with Bacon
Spice up your morning in minutes.
21. Frittata with Heirloom Tomatoes
Hint: We love this for dinner, too.
25. Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Meal prep with this and you have breakfast for the week.