Are you on a Whole30 and struggling with breakfast? I feel you. I’ve rounded up my favorite Whole30 breakfast recipes from around the web, along with some tips for easy breakfast prep ideas. Your Whole30 breakfast plans are about to get really, really delicious!
If you hopped on the January Whole30 wagon o’ fun, it’s officially Day 7 and you’re a full week in. YAZ! I see you – you’re amazing, and you’re totally rocking it.
By now you’re probably settling into a little bit of a groove, and might even have a bit of pep in your whole-foodie step. The sugar cravings are getting better, you’ve found a way to tolerate (perhaps even enjoy) your morning coffee sans dairy and sugar, and you’re packing lunches and planning dinners like a pro.
But if you’re struggling with breakfast, girlfriend/guyfriend you are so not alone. Are you totally over eggs? Can’t stomach another breakfast hash with sausage and root veggies? I feel you. Rockin’ a Whole30 breakfast routine can be such a challenge, especially in the dead cold of winter when produce isn’t nearly as sexy as in, say, July when berries and stone fruits and colorful vegetables abound. Add in the complication of the morning rush, and it’s easy to see why a standard rotation of fried eggs and Aidell’s sausage can be quick and compliant, but oh so very freaking boring.
That’s why I’ve rounded up my favorite breakfast prep ideas, along with some easy, delicious Whole30 breakfast recipes. Let’s get your taste buds salivating and your meal planning inspired throughout the next 3 weeks and 2 days!
Whole30 Breakfast Prep Ideas
An essential lesson I learned the hard way doing my very first Whole30 is that weekend prep is critical. Over the weekend I prepare a stockpile of cooked items in the fridge that I can toss together for a quick and dirty breakfast or packed lunch. My favorites include:
- Pan roasted sweet and/or white potatoes
- Sliced, pan-sauteed chicken sausage
- Browned ground beef
- Sautéed onions and peppers
- Prepped greens
- Roasted winter squash
- Chopped herbs
- Basic marinara sauce
- Whole30 pesto sauce (recipe coming this week)
Using the items above, I can make any number of fast and easy breakfasts, such as:
Breakfast salad: Toss two cups of greens with some reheated roasted squash and sausage. Top with pesto, a poached egg, and some avocado.
Tex-Mex Egg Scramble: In a cast iron skillet, reheat some ground beef, peppers and onions with a little cumin, paprika, chili powder, and a pinch of oregano. Add in two whisked eggs, fresh herbs, salt, and pepper. Scramble the eggs with the beef and peppers until cooked, and serve with sliced avocado.
Quick Breakfast Hash: In a cast iron skillet, reheat some breakfast sausage slices with the sweet potatoes and/or white potatoes, onions, and peppers. Toss in a few handfuls of spinach until wilted. Top with a fried egg (optional) and some pesto.
Pseudo Eggs in Purgatory: Reheat some browned beef with marinara sauce and a teaspoon or so of red pepper flakes in a cast iron or other oven proof skillet. Stir in some fresh herbs, and crack a few eggs into the sauce. Transfer to a 400* oven and bake until the whites are set, about 8 minutes.
Generally it takes me about an hour to prep all the ingredients (and I’m not always necessarily making all of the above) and a max of 15 minutes to make each of the quick and dirty recipes I mentioned.
That being said, I’m also a huge – YUGE – fan of composed recipes and/or recipes I can make entirely in advance and simply reheat. So naturally I’ve got some of those for y’all too. What are you cooking this week? Tell me in the comments!
15 Easy and Awesome Whole30 Breakfast Recipes
These Whole30 breakfast bowls are packed with nutrients and a warm and cozy way to start the day. Prep both the pesto and the cauliflower rice in advance (it’ll keep for at least 3 days) and you’ve got a 5-minute breakfast that looks and tastes gourmet.
by A Saucy Kitchen
I mean, c’mon – pork. belly. benedict. Can I get a heck yes? We have a brunch scheduled in two weeks and this is on the menu. My non-Whole30 friends truly won’t know the difference.
by Do You Even Paleo
A reader favorite on OSK! I make this winter produce friendly by using butternut squash and spinach in lieu of summer squash and peppers. Either way you dice it, it’s freaking delicious. These are a great prep option and keep for up to 5 days. Five minutes to Whole30 breakfast bliss!
by Our Salty Kitchen
Oh, they there gorgeous. If you’re a fan of oatmeal for breakfast, here’s your fix. Fresh cherries are expensive AF in winter (if you can even find them) so go for defrosted frozen cherries, or swap in diced apples or pears.
by 40 Aprons
By now, you’ve probably realized that sweet potatoes are a big freaking deal on a Whole30. And for good reason. They’re packed with nutrients and carbs to keep your belly full and happy. Twice bake ’em for double the fun. And bacon? Yep. Bake the first round in advance, and you’ve got an easy breakfast that you can pull together in just 15 minutes.
by The Organic Kitchen
This dish looks so fancy and gourmet, but it’s insanely easily and ready in just 15 minutes. YES, 15 minutes for a Whole30 compliant waffle sandwich.
by Fit Mitten Kitchen
It’s really, really hard to find Whole30 compliant breakfast sausage, but Cheryl is here to save the day with this fast and easy recipe. You’ll want to make a double batch of these bad boys and tuck half into the freezer to last all month long.
by 40 Aprons
Bacon. Brussels. Eggs. Eat it up y’all! This hash is ready in 20 minutes, and it stores well in the fridge for easy breakfast prep all week long.
by Our Salty Kitchen
It’s easy to over-indulge on carbs like potatoes during a Whole30. After all, they are allowed. If you want to start your day a little more veggie-forwad, reach for these cauliflower hash browns instead. They look AMAZING!
by Wholesome Yum
An egg in an avocado? Swoon. So easy and beautiful, packed with healthy, whole foods fats and protein to keep you full all morning long. Plus they’re ready in just 5 minutes.
by The Whole Cook
Look ma, no eggs! This protein packed bowl comes together so quickly, with sweet, satisfying, stick-to-your-ribs fried plantains.
by Jessi’s Kitchen
If you’re a benny fan, you’ll love these salmon cakes with hollandaise. They come together surprisingly fast (just 30 minutes) and would make an ah-mazing Sunday brunch meal.
by Do You Even Paleo
How freaking adorable are these? The sweet potato fries take a little prep time (soak ’em so they’re crispy), but you can totally do that in advance and enjoy this nutrient-dense Whole30 breakfast in less than 10 minutes. Especially if you’ve also stashed some breakfast sausage in the freezer!
by Personally Paleo
This is definitely going on my brunch rotation ASAP. Cameron loves pickled jalapeños, and they’re a fun, surprising addition to this gorgeous breakfast.
by Running to the Kitchen
No round0-up is complete without a frittata, and for good reason – they’re easy, they’re protein packed, and they make for an awesome make ahead breakfast that reheats in seconds and lasts all week long.
by The Whole Cook
STILL need more? I’ve got ya covered! Click here to view my Whole30 and Paleo Recipes Breakfast board on Pinterest!