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A Simple Paleo Breakfast Recipe (i.e. My Breakfast This Morning)

Just thought I’d give you a look-see at my eating habits since I’m usually talking about what yours should look like :) Here’s my breakfast from this morning, and in a sec I’ll tell you what it is and how to make it.

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Yes, it’s another egg dish, but… it’s delicious and relatively inexpensive. I either eat this or just plain sausage and eggs for breakfast every morning. Sometimes I add sauerkraut to the mix, and I always have a small apple in the morning. I wash it down with water and my daily supplements, as prescribed by my naturopath. If I don’t have a big breakfast I feel pretty tired throughout the day, and I inevitably get cravings for sugar, and this dish does the trick.

So the breakfast I had this morning took me about 20 minutes to make, and it consisted of 6 ingredients. The amounts listed below fed my husband and me. He had about 3/4 of the meal and I had about 1/4 of it, since he’s bigger than I am.

Porky Eggy Veggie Scramble Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb (4 oz) pork breakfast sausage
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 3 Tbs bacon grease
  • pinch sea salt

Here’s how I did it.

  1. Heat up the bacon grease for about 5 minutes on medium low heat.
  2. In the meantime, finely chop up the cabbage and celery, then add it to the grease in the pan and let it cook while stirring occasionally for about 6 minutes.
  3. Add sausage to pan and break it up into small pieces if it’s ground sausage. If it’s in links, just cut them up into small pieces and add them to pan.
  4. Add eggs and combine well with everything else.
  5. Add sea salt and let it cook while stirring occasionally.
  6. The dish is done when the veggies are soft and the eggs and meat are cooked all the way through.

This is definitely a dish you could make in bulk and then reheat for subsequent breakfasts (or lunches or dinners). You can substitute any veggies you want in there for the celery and cabbage, and you can certainly add more of them. It’s a pretty fatty breakfast with all that bacon grease; we love our fat around here :)

Want more details on the food quality and cost?

The pork this morning was Whole Foods bulk sage breakfast sausage, which is $4.99 per pound. Usually, we eat local pastured pig sausage from the pigs we buy in bulk, which are about $2.60 per pound, but since we’re living in the van now we don’t have our meat freezer anymore (darn it!). The eggs were pastured and from Vitamin Cottage, and they were $3.49 a dozen (cheapest pastured eggs ever). The bacon grease was from some local bacon we bought from Whole Foods, and the veggies were organic, and they’re the cheapest veggies we can find, so they’re staples in our fridge.

I ate this breakfast at about 9 this morning and didn’t eat again until about 3, and I was fine. I mean, I was hungry, but the large amount of fat, protein, and of course my apple, always fill me up for hours.

Alright, I hope that gives you at least one more idea for breakfast! 

Also, let me know if you want me to do this more often – just tell you about what I’m eating. I’m more than happy to do it more often if you’re interested!

What do you usually eat for breakfast? I’d love to see a picture on our new Paleo Challenge Facebook Page, or on the good old Paleo Plan Facebook Page

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9 Comments

  1. Definitely will be trying this…for dinner. Thank you for sharing. Subscribed to this blog via RSS feed hoping to get new recipes once in a while, and this is perfect.

    I think I’ll add some onion and maybe some bacon.

    :)

  2. Lovin’ this Neely, the more the merrier! Did you say sometimes you include sauerkraut in with the eggs?
    Having just realized the benefits of ‘fermented’ would like more suggestions on this, please.

    • Neely Quinn

      Hi Gail! Yes, I add sauerkraut to the mix often. Just a small little bit goes a long way with flavor. Be careful of the salt, though. I have no problem with people eating salt, but kraut is often very salty, so if you pair it with food that’s already been salted, it can be VERY salty :) I’ve also been eating pickled mushrooms and pickles as my other fermented foods. I also drink InnerEco, a fermented coconut water beverage that is FULL of probiotics. Hope that helps!

  3. ljalbert@gmail.com

    Hey Neely,
    I don’t eat pork. Is turkey sausage or chicken sausage okay to have with this dish as long as it’s nitrite/nitrate free? Thanks! – Lindsay

  4. Absolutely that helps! Love the name “InnerEco”..believe I could
    ascribe that to yoga practices too :) Thanks, Neely <3

  5. My variation on a theme; a sausage patty on the side, plus sauteed onions and spinach, scrambled with eggs.
    THEN I warmed HALF with some sauerkraut . Results? The sauerkraut portion was more interesting.
    Now I have choices!

    Haven’t tasted the InnerEco yet, but found it at my WF. (I intend to include it, when the kraut is gone.) BUT,
    I did make my Saturday-yoga-class-theme about inner echos. Firstly, what we listen to from the INSIDE when we are quiet; the good messages we have heard before, that reverberate; and secondly a space to recognize what our body needs from moment to moment. Nothing you suggest goes to waste/waist here. :)

    • Neely Quinn

      Gail – I would expect nothing less from you. You sound like a really great yoga teacher :)

  6. Yea, I love One Pan Wonders…especially when you ‘go first’ and suggest many things that will go
    together in that one pan. And indeed these did…delish dish, thanks!

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