Paleo Plan

Sausage Stir-Fry Breakfast

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Makes breakfast for two.

Approximate cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 lb sausages (nitrate/nitrite free), sliced
  • 4 cups of spinach or other greens

Instructions

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat, and add coconut oil when hot.
  • Add diced onions and sauté until slightly translucent.
  • Add sausage and cook until browned, tossing frequently.
  • Add greens, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover.
  • Serve when the greens are wilted and soft (about 5 minutes).

20 Comments

  1. Really good recipe. Especially with the eggs on top.

  2. Oh My God!
    This breakfast would send my cholesterol into the stratosphere. I have syndrome X. Diabetes 2, hypertension, very high cholesterol.
    I tested 3 months ago with normal cholesterol following a low saturated fat diet also eating complex carbos, (no refined carbo)fruits and lots of veggies.
    After reading a book suggesting to eat basically a diet low in complex carbohydrates and no refined carbos. adding lots of fruits and veggies and an egg every morning, very lean turkey, turkey sausages (no nitrates). This was suppose to help my Diabetes. My cholesterol shot up to almost 300!! within a three month period.
    Just wanted to let your readers know what happened to me.

  3. Does this recipe call for regular sausage or chorizo sausage? The grocery list for the week of 1/10 – 1/16 only has chorizo sausage in the meat section.

  4. ciscokid169

    I ate it this morning.. using the chorizo… WOW!!! tasted great..

  5. @Diane:
    Looking at this breakfast I don’t necessarily agree with you that it is high in cholesterol. In my opinion you would chose your protein source wisely (i.e. the sausage), and go for a more lean and low fat choice to avoid the higher levels of fat and cholesterol. I usually go to my whole food or natural food store or butcher and get lean beef or bison sausage. If you chose something like Chrizo which is usually high in fat then maybe I would say that it would have a high cholesterol value but to state that it would “send my cholesterol into the stratosphere” is a bit much.
    Additionally, I am not sure what book you read that stated to eat a diet low in complex carbohydrates…are you certain that was not simple carbohydrates? Complex carbohydrates are definitely needed in ones diet and that is what the Paleo diet promotes (eat lots of fresh vegetables…complex carbs). I think you need to give us, the readers on this blog, a bit more information before giving us this message that seems to be associated with the Paleo plan. I sympathize with your health condition and must also mention that I am in no way associated with this site (in fact I just started the Paleo diet), but I am a health and fitness consultant and I believe in true factual statements when it comes to health and fitness.

  6. Forrest MacDonald

    This has quickly become my favorite Paleo breakfast. The eggs and salsa are essential.

  7. Rhonda C

    Diane,
    I am 45 years old. I, too, am a type 2 diabetic (have been for over 10 years) and I HAD a cholesterol level over 300 and HBP before starting the Paleo plan. In a little over 3 months of eating eggs practically every morning, plenty of fresh or steamed veggies, meat, nuts, a little dairy, a bit of fresh fruit, and NO grains of any form, along with some form of exercise 5 – 6 days a week (fast-walking 2 miles, working with weights, stretches, sprints, anything to work my muscles and/or heart), my cholesterol dropped to 187 with normal levels of LDL and HDL without any help from statins, and my BP is back to normal with no help from drugs. I’m sure that diet alone was not responsible, though.
    I’d encourage you to keep trying the Paleo plan and add a daily 15 to 30 minutes of exercise that makes your heart and body work. Good luck!

  8. lfrodecap

    I tried this for breakfast this morning and it wasn’t bad at all. I’m not a breakfast person, so for me to really have enjoyed it, I would have liked it better for lunch or supper. I have only been on the Paleo Plan for 2 weeks, but I feel better already. I have lost 6 pounds so far.

  9. jbower77

    For anyone with “High Cholesterol” I think reading Sally Fallon’s “Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats” might help unearth why one suffers from such maladies as diabetes and high cholesterol. I read the book and so many things just clicked and made sense.

    on another note- I am looking forward to trying this breakfast! It sounds DELICIOUS! =D

  10. briggsa

    The recipe tastes even better when using coconut oil instead of olive oil. I have quit using olive oil for saute entirely due to how poorly it holds up to heat. As I understand it most health benefits of olive oil are destroyed by the high heat of saute.

    • @briggsa – It’s hard to say what the truth is about olive oil. I’m currently researching it and I can’t find a solid answer. Olive oil actually has very few polyunsaturated fatty acids in it, which are the fats that are most susceptible to damage by heat. But it has a ton of monounsaturated fatty acids which aren’t quite as heat tolerant as saturated fats (it has about 14% saturated fat). So it’s better than, say, flax oil for cooking. That’s for sure. But I think the more saturated fats like coconut and lard are better for cooking. I love the taste of coconut oil, too, and I almost never cook with olive oil.

      Neely

  11. Claire9

    I made this for breakfast today but I substituted the sausage with no nitrate/no nitrite bacon (hickory smoked flavor) from a local farmer and OMG it was amazing! The semi-sweetness of the bacon mixed with the slightly bitter spinach was so good. I also let the onions caramelize a bit which added even more flavor. I thought about doing eggs, but just stuck with the greens and meat and was completely satisfied!

  12. Was sceptical at first, but literally just cooked this and am eating and it is delish! Thanks!

  13. RunKristalRun

    Does anyone know if this will keep well overnight in the fridge and be ok reheated in the AM? I don’t have much time in the morning to make breakfast so I’m doing everything the night before. thanks,

  14. poorpaddy

    Made it this morning. Probably wrong type of sausage but still tasted good. I think an over easy egg would go nicely with it.

  15. Yes it does fine as leftover

  16. Substituted shaved pork for the sausage….came out great and using the shaved pork cuts down on the sodium.

  17. lthrneck5811@aol.com

    Chorizo is will usually be found in the form of pork Chorizo. You can find many different types of meat made Chorizo style at Whole Foods, Sprouts, etc. My favorite is the CHICKEN CHORIZO from Sprouts. Very lean since its chicken and the flavor is awesome.

  18. I just wanted to send my praises on this recipe. I just became enlightened to “crossfit” and I actually start tomorrow, but the gym co-owner I spoke to told me about this diet – I have been obsessed with this site for the past 3 days and actually went shopping yesterday for most of the necessary ingredients found in most of the recipes… Haven’t found almond flour yet, but I know of another place to check out – I am trying to ease into it, but honestly it seems like a no-brainer – I am sad that society has made it this far that we need to turn back, but I am really excited and have high hopes for this diet. I look forward to shredded some lbs. and feeling healthy! :) Thank you for putting this site together, I am loving these recipes. :)

  19. Karen M

    So easy and so yummy. Will make this again any time.

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