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