DIY Egg-Free Breakfast
Today we are diving into how to build your very own DIY Egg-Free Breakfast! We'll show you the basics of constructing a balanced plate along with multiple options for each of your macronutrients to keep your egg-free breakfasts exciting every day of the week!
I've always made an effort to develop egg-free breakfasts here on Fed and Fit, both for those of you who can't tolerate eggs and those who just get tired of eggs every morning. A few months ago, I took a food sensitivity test and was surprised to test positive to eggs! This also lead me to find out that y'all are dying for more egg-free breakfast options, so we decided to put together this mix-and-match egg-free breakfast guide! For some reason, when we think breakfast we usually go to two categories- the first, eggs, bacon, and a starch like potatoes, or the egg-free direction, which includes things like cereal, oatmeal, bagels, or smoothies. BUT, being egg-free doesn't have to mean a low-protein breakfast. It is totally possible to have an egg-free breakfast that is nutrient-dense and will keep you full all morning!
Building a Balanced Egg-Free Breakfast Plate
We want this post to be a really great resource for you to reference when you’re meal planning, grocery shopping, or standing in front of your open fridge, scratching your head at what to make. Let’s chat about the essentials of a balanced breakfast plate!
The sky is the limit here! You could rely on traditional breakfast meats like sausage, but other proteins make for an excellent breakfast as well. Explore with new flavors, spices, and cuisines to keep your morning meal interesting!
Our favorite protein options:
- Breakfast sausage – you can buy this pre-made or make your own with different flavors and ground meats!
- Link Sausage – Chicken apple sausage varieties make a particularly great breakfast!
- Chorizo – perfect for a slightly spicy, Mexican twist to your morning meal.
- Chicken – chicken is so mildly flavored it can pair well with anything.
Potatoes seem to be the go-to standard carby fare on most people’s breakfast plates, but again, we can push the boundaries of “normal” here too!
Our favorite breakfast starches:
- Potatoes – we love frozen hash browns, or you can make smashed potatoes, or fry up some breakfast potatoes!
- Sweet Potatoes – you can bake them and stuff them with breakfast sausage, cut them up and roast or pan-fry them, or shred them for sweet potato hash browns.
- Plantains – possibly my FAVORITE breakfast starch, this one pairs especially well next to some chorizo. Simply peel a browned plantain, slice into 1/4-inch thick discs, then fry in a tablespoon of oil of your choice over high heat for 3-4 minutes per side until browned.
- Jicama – this root veggie is delicious raw, but when cooked can be a great lower-carb and nightshade-free potato replacement. You can find Jicama Breakfast Cakes in the Fed and Fit Book, and these Jicama Home Fries from Fork and Beans also look amazing!
- Beets, Carrots, Rutabaga, and Turnips – these root veggies are a fantastic starch option for winter months. Eat each on its own or make a whole pan of roasted root veggies.
- Winter squash – butternut and acorn squash are fantastic breakfast options that can be used much in the same way as sweet potatoes!
- Grains – if you tolerate grains well, feel free to include oatmeal, gluten free toast, corn or Siete grain-free tortillas, or even a yummy breakfast treat like coffee cake!
This is when you really get to have some fun on your plate! You can add tons of flavors, textures, colors, and nutrients by simply adding a variety of colorful veggies to your plate. We love going heavy on some leafy greens, or selecting some really tasty nutrient dense seasonal veggies to keep the meal energy packed.
Our favorite breakfast veggies:
- Kale – lemony kale is one of my most popular recipes… and my favorite time to eat it? BREAKFAST of course! Seriously, this lemony kale, and greens in general, go a long way to giving me energy for the day and starting my day off in a healthy direction.
- Other leafy greens – spinach, collards, chard, or a fresh arugula salad with a bit of sea salt and lemon make for excellent breakfasts!
- Roasted veggies – pre-roasted Brussels sprouts. cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms or even tomatoes or bell peppers make a delicious addition to any breakfast.
We don’t always include fruit on our plate, but it can be a wonderful addition for extra substance to the meal. When we’re picking fruit for breakfast we tend to lean towards dark, antioxidant rich berries, or take a leap and see what’s in season to get the richest and sweetest varieties.
If you don’t have a sauce, it’s not the end of the world! If you’re struggling with feeling bored with breakfast though, this is the easiest way to add some flavor and change up your regular plate! Not only does it give you a fun way to incorporate flavors, but more often than not, it’s a GREAT way to get some healthy fats into your meal.
Our favorite sauces:
- Cilantro Lemon Sauce
- Avocado Cilantro Sauce
- Smooth Chimichurri
- Roasted Tomato Sauce
- Any kind of salsa you like, such as this tomatillo salsa!
Egg-Free Breakfast Recipes
For days you want to mix things up beyond the traditional egg-free breakfast plate, here are some of our favorite egg-free breakfast recipes from around the web!
- Chorizo Sheet Pan Breakfast from Fed and Fit
- Sheet Pan Steak Tips and Veggies from Lexi's Clean Kitchen
- Lox Cream Cheese Sheet Pan Breakfast from PaleOMG
- Egg-Free Breakfast Skillet from Fed and Fit
- Steak Tips Hash from PaleOMG
- Chicken and Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl from Fed and Fit
- Bison and Plantain Breakfast Bowl from Fed and Fit
- Chorizo and Potato Breakfast Bowl from Fed and Fit
- Egg-Free Shashuka Breakfast Bowls from PaleOMG
- 6 Ingredient Breakfast Pizza Baked Peppers from PaleOMG
- Apple Sage Breakfast Sausage from Lexi's Clean Kitchen
- Egg-Free Paleo Breakfast Bowls from Zenbelly
- Sweet Potato Tex-Mex Hash from The Real Food Dietitians
- Roasted Butternut Squash Hash with Apples and Bacon from Paleo Running Mama
- Breakfast Yogurt Freezer Squares from PaleOMG
- Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs from Fed and Fit
- Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats from Lexi's Clean Kitchen
- Strawberry Cream Overnight Oats from Lexi's Clean Kitchen
- Gluten-free and Nut-Free Granola from Diane Sanfilippo
- Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake from Fed and Fit
- Mango Lassi Smoothie Bowl from Fed and Fit
- Chocolate Coffee Protein Chia Breakfast Bowls from PaleOMG
Here's a fun guide to getting creative and constructing your breakfast masterpiece! We hope you have a fantastic time exploring all of the possibilities you can create on your plate!