If you’re leading the Paleo life, on Whole30 or making a worthy attempt at either, you’re probably on the hunt for delicious, simple recipes. One of the problems with the making everything from scratch thing that a lot of clean eating and whole30-ing requires is that it’s easy to get bogged down in fanciness and complicated recipes.
Fact: we have very little time for fanciness here.
That’s why I like to cling to the simple things. The recipes I turn to time and time again are things that can be made ahead of time, can stand reheating or cook quickly. They are things that earn the distinction of “favorite” because they are just flat out good.
Another challenge of this lifestyle is food fatigue. At some point you get so wrapped up in how complicated it all is, that you just can’t see straight. You want to scream “someone just tell me what to eat!” because you never, ever want to menu plan again.
This is for you. If you’re in the market for a simple, Whole30 approved, Paleo breakfast feast, you’ve come to the right place.
Whole30 Paleo Breakfast Feast
The time of day you eat this breakfast-themed feast is entirely up to you. We are eating this one as breakfast for dinner with some friends.
Here’s what we’re cooking:
– Fried eggs
– Herb roasted sweet potatoes
– Sugar-free homemade sausage
Step 1: Start your sweet potatoes
- Two large sweet potatoes, peeled
- Two tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
- Garlic powder
- Dried rosemary
- Dried thyme
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
Heat your oven to 375.
Cut the sweet potatoes first 1/4 inch fries, and then into cubes.
On a large baking sheet, toss the potatoes with the coconut oil.
Sprinkle the potatoes on the sheet with garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and pepper.
Cook for about 15 minutes. Remove sheet from over and move the potatoes around with a spatula.
Return to oven, removing when the potatoes start to look crispy, about 20 more minutes.
Step 2: Make the sausage.
While your potatoes are cooking, tackle the sausage.
I use this recipe, created by my friend Kristen. It’s a savory sausage that can be made with either ground pork or turkey (although I prefer pork).
After you’ve made the sausage following that recipe, form it into small patties.
If you’ve used a meat with a low fat percentage (like lean ground turkey), you’ll want to melt some coconut oil or other fat in your frying pan before you get started.
Place the sausage in the pan and brown on each side until cooked.
Step 3: Fry your eggs
Do this step right before you are ready to eat. No one wants cold fried eggs.
Melt coconut oil or another fat in the bottom of a frying pan.
Crack one to two eggs in the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
When the egg starts to look cooked on one side, carefully flip it over. You’ll be able to tell it’s ready by pushing it a little with your spatula — if it doesnt come apart, now is a good time.
Cook on the other side until desired yolk firmness. I like a runny yolk (for dipping my sausage!), so I only cook it for another minute or so on the second side.