Having trouble finding budget-friendly Paleo breakfast ideas? Read on for five easy breakfast ideas you can eat while on the Paleo diet!
A Paleo diet template excludes refined sugars, grains, dairy, and legumes. And, it’s naturally gluten-free! The Paleo diet can be helpful for improving digestive functions and improving blood sugar regulation.
Personally, I like it because reducing grains and sugar helped me to eliminate brain fog.
If you want to read more about resources for different diets for gut health, read this.
Sometimes people start with a Paleo template and add foods back in, like rice, dairy, etc. I love following Paleo cookbooks and recipes and occasionally adding these foods in if my body feels up to it.
If I feel particularly rundown or unwell, I can dial it back and use it as a foundation.
5 Easy Paleo Breakfast Ideas
Once you have a routine in place, it’s pretty easy to repeat your favorites! Some of these are grab-and-go, while some work great for a lazy weekend breakfast.
Hard-Boiled Eggs and Banana Smoothie
This is one of my staples! I like to top my hard-boiled eggs with Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel seasoning blend.
The reason I add the smoothie is to add carbohydrates and fiber to my morning. Here is what it includes:
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 1 tbsp. almond butter (also delicious with peanut butter which is not paleo)
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- Optional: tiny bit of stevia, dash of salt
- Blend away!
Turkey Sausage, Hard-Boiled Eggs, and Apple
This is another super-fast breakfast staple. There are some great brands of already made sausage like Jones Dairy Farm or Applegate that you can keep in the freezer or refrigerator and heat up in the morning.
Serve with hard-boiled eggs and an apple.
Easy Veggie Scramble (1 Serving)
- 2-3 eggs
- 1/4 medium onion, diced
- 1/2 bell pepper, diced
- 1 handful of spinach
I love a good veggie scramble! I like to saute diced onion and peppers over medium heat, then pour in 2-3 whisked eggs. As the eggs begin to cook I add a handful of spinach. It wilts really quickly! Then, top with salt and pepper.
If you need a little extra carbs, add some fruit or diced sweet potatoes.
Optional: Top with avocado, hot sauce, or red pepper flakes.
Curry Spiced Ground Beef and Squash (4 Servings)
- 12 ounces diced, peeled, butternut squash (fresh or frozen works great)
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a teaspoon of oil (coconut or avocado work well). Once the oil is hot, add the squash and let it begin to soften, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes, add 1/8 cup of water and put a lid over the pan, letting it continue to cook and steam. Once it’s soft, remove the lid, and add salt and pepper to taste.
Set the cooked squash aside into a dish.
Add 1 lb. ground beef to the empty skillet over medium heat until it gets brown. Once it’s crumbled and cooked through, add the squash, spinach, and curry powder to the skillet. Mix together until the spices are fragrant and spinach is wilted. Serve.
Optional: You can also substitute sweet potatoes for the butternut squash, and ground turkey for the beef.
Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash (4 Servings)
- 1 lb. sausage (pork or turkey is fine, you could even use ground pork and a breakfast spice blend)
- 2 medium or 1 large sweet potato, diced (fresh or frozen works great)
- 1 medium onion, diced
This breakfast is excellent for the weekend or to use for meal prep. Dice sweet potatoes into 1/2″ pieces. The smaller the pieces, the faster they will cook. You can also peel them first or keep the skin on for a little extra fiber.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a teaspoon of oil (coconut or avocado work well). Once the oil is hot, add the potatoes and let them begin to get brown, about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the potatoes need a little help softening (or if they are in larger chunks), add 1/8 cup of water and put a lid on the pan to let them steam.
Add 1 diced onion once the potatoes have just started to soften. Then, add salt and pepper to taste. Once the potatoes are soft, set the potatoes and onion mixture aside into a dish.
Add 1 lb. breakfast sausage to the empty skillet over medium heat and saute until it gets brown. Once it’s crumbled and cooked through, add the potatoes and onions to the skillet to mix together.
Optional: Add a diced bell pepper along with the onion.