Welcome to the Whole 30!

1 Oct

Alright Folks, it’s begun!

Since we are almost a day into the Whole 30, how was that kitchen clean-out been going?  Have you gotten rid of all those breads? Or just hid them in the back for the future?  I would recommend getting rid of them completely – all the less tempting if they aren’t even in the house.  What did you have for breakfast this morning?  This seems to be a meal that many people have a problem with, as many of the quick staples have been removed.  What did we all do before the invention of the bagel and toaster?

Well I’m here with an alternative.  Never a big egg eater as a little kid, I have grown to delight in the simple pleasures of eating a well cooked hard boiled egg.  You know the one: when the whites have taken on a nice solid consistency that gives to your bite, with vibrantly yellow yolks just solid enough to stay whole when you bite into them.

Check out the link to Mark Sisson’s Bacon Egg Avocado Tomato salad.  While not technically a breakfast dish, I think it makes for a great start to the morning.  It can be made in bulk, and holds up really well in the fridge.  If you’re turned off by avocados that have turned a little brown though, I would recommend adding the avocado right before serving.  I have also experimented with some subtle changes to this dish:

Crumbled sausage or seasoned ground beef instead of bacon

Salsa instead of fresh tomatoes

Diced zucchini or broccoli added as well

Experiment with this simple riff on egg salad, and you will find a whole new delicious way to eat eggs.

Till tomorrow!

5 Responses to “Welcome to the Whole 30!”

  1. Susan Schofield October 2, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Breakfast “salad” sounds good. This morning was just 2 poached eggs w/ a few capers to jazz it up.

    • matt4fit October 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

      Great start Susan! Don’t forget to add in some veggies. A little fresh, raw sauerkraut makes a great addition to any breakfast, and really gets the digestive system tuned up for the day.

  2. Deanna Williams October 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Dave and I really enjoy pumpkin muffins. We found the receipe on paleoplan. com (http://www.paleoplan.com/2009/12-03/paleo-pumpkin-muffins/), Instead of making 6 large muffins, we make 12 regular size muffins. That way we just grab 1 or 2 in the morning and pair it with some scrambled eggs. They are also a really great snack!

    • matt4fit October 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

      Deanna – those sound delicious! No honey for the purposes of the Whole 30? I find that pumpkin is usually sweet enough for me. A little vanilla will also help, but those definitely sounds like a good addition with fall fast approaching.

  3. thom4fit October 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    breakfast today was post work out for me. King salmon mixed with paleo mayo, some cucumbers and roasted zucchini. I had a large (4.3oz) paleo kit for lunch and 4 strawberries for a snack. Once home I shared some carrot and ginger soup with the kids as well as a few smoked artichokes from Monterey.

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