Take it away, Mindy…
I’ve been on the GAPS diet for about two months now and have really come to love having a protein- and veggie-filled breakfast each morning. At first, when you decide to remove all grains from your diet, it’s hard to imagine what you’re going to have for breakfast! So many of our typical breakfast staples, such as cereal, toast, and oatmeal, are grain-based. I’d like to share with you, instead, two protein-rich breakfasts made from the same set of ingredients: sauteed veggies, sausage, and eggs.
These two days of breakfast actually start with a dinner first. Last Wednesday night, I sauteed onions, bell peppers, and greens in some lard. This served as a side for our dinner that evening. I always try to make a large batch at once so that we can eat it for a few days before having to cook up some more. Now we have our first ingredient ready for our two breakfasts.
On Thursday morning, I cooked about half a pound of ground sausage. I also scrambled a few eggs (or, to be honest, my husband took care of that part!). While cooking the eggs and sausage, I put the sauteed veggies from last night’s dinner in the oven to reheat. Once everything was done cooking, I put it all on our plates, along with a few cherry tomatoes on top of the greens. I added a “pancake” made from banana, nut butter, and eggs, and breakfast was ready to go.
On Friday morning, we had a little bit of the sausage leftover from the day before. I put the sausage and sauteed veggies in the oven to reheat. I then fried a few eggs in leftover bacon grease. The sauteed veggies were put on the plate first. Normally, I prefer a larger amount of greens when doing breakfast this way, but I had picked about all that was ready from my garden. I then put the fried eggs on top of the veggies, sprinkled some of the sausage on top, and added a piece of coconut flour bread on the side. A delicious breakfast mostly made from leftovers.
Well there you have it. Two protein-filled breakfasts made from sauteed veggies, sausage, and eggs. I like how making just a few changes to the same ingredients adds a nice variety . I hope you’ll give something similar a try and let me know how it turned out for you!
Thanks, Mindy for the great ideas for breakfast…
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