Hi there and welcome to another post filled with inspiration for healthy eating…something I do best at Flawed yet Functional! I’m Emily, a Type 1 Diabetic maintaining blood sugar control through a healthy diet, good habits, and fulfilling hobbies. If you’ve discovered egg or dairy sensitivities (like I have!) then this post is for you! Here are my Top 5 Tasty and Easy Egg-Free Breakfasts because I just know your first thought after discovering an egg/dairy sensitivity was “What on earth will I eat for breakfast?”
Inside: Five easy, delicious egg-free breakfast recipes PLUS a handy printable to help start your Paleo pantry!
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Now that I’m giving the Keto diet a try (on top of my AIP/Paleo diet), I’m not eating as many sweet potatoes as I was to cut some carbohydrates out of my day. This crunchy cold breakfast cereal is quick to throw together in the morning, and the leftovers stay crunchy! Go easy on raisins and this meal can clock in under 15 carbs!
Cooking Tip: The key to this recipe is unsweetened flaked coconut, not shredded and definitely not sweetened! Check for it at your local health food store or grab some from Amazon.
AIP Option: Omit the nuts and use coconut milk instead of almond milk. Still delicious!
For the first year of my gluten, dairy, and egg-free journey, this recipe was a staple. I made it at least once a week. The contrast of crunchy/salty with soft/sweet is just perfection. Serve the sweet potatoes and kale chips with your favorite breakfast meat (bacon or sausage are my favorites), and you’ve got a healthy, hearty meal!
Cooking Tip: Reheat any leftovers under the broiler. It is quick and get the kale nice and crispy again! Watch it carefully though, because it is easy to burn food under the broiler!
AIP Option: Omit the fresh ground pepper.
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Another great, low-carb dish is a meat and vegetable hash using butternut squash as the base. One serving of this tasty hash has 12 net carbs, making it a great Paleo/Keto breakfast. No eggs, no dairy, no gluten, and full of veggies…this breakfast is a winner!
Cooking Tip: Chop all the veggies the night before. Store each ingredient in the fridge in a separate container. When it’s time to cook breakfast, just pop open each tub and toss in the pan! Pre-chopping saves SO much time in the morning!
AIP Option: Omit the fresh ground pepper.
Let’s not over complicate an egg-free breakfast. Yes, a hash is wonderful, but it does take a bit more work than other dishes. So, just cook some meat and roast some veggies and call it a day. Try roasting cinnamon sweet potatoes pairing it with bacon or sausage. Chop the sweet potatoes the night before (or cook them completely!) to make breakfast easier to toss together. Another great combination of savory and sweet, these two dishes are sure to please!
Cooking Tip: Baking bacon is really the only cooking tip I have. If you haven’t tried it, you must. It is hands-down the best way to cook bacon!
AIP Option: AIP friendly as written!
If you’re trying to do breakfast without eggs and dairy, you’ve got to look into hash. Hash is cubed cooked vegetables and meat. It might sound plain but the result is anything but. This recipe is spicy and hearty, a nice diversion from traditional breakfast sausage. If you like chorizo, you’ve got to give this one a try!
Cooking Tip: Jazz up this hash by going crazy with toppings. Toss on cilantro and onion, dairy-free yogurt, salsa, chopped jalapenos, or guacamole. The sky’s the limit!
AIP Option: Substitute AIP friendly breakfast sausage for the chorizo; omit the ground black pepper and cumin.
Egg-free breakfasts are not only possible and tolerable, but they are also delicious! Without relying on dairy and eggs to carry you through breakfast, you will find yourself eating healthy, well-rounded meals for breakfast. (Yay! Veggies for breakfast!) This will give you energy without a mid-day crash! Here’s to improving your health by improving your first meal of the day!