During the RESTART Program, one of the questions I get asked most often is, "What do you eat for breakfast?" and "What can I snack on?" Restart has a 3 week sugar detox diet built in. For people who have never cut sugar out of their diet it can be HARD to come up with good meals that have no sugar, especially if you have never done it before or are coming from a Standard American Diet. You start to realize that sugar is in EVERYTHING. Often, we are so used to eating grains of some sort to start our day, and grains are often paired with sugars to make them more palatable. So, I came up with a list of healthy, and fairly quick, meal and snack options that my family eats on regular basis to help get you started.
Be sure you get plenty rest and stay well hydrated. These are just as important as what you actually eat. Consider adding a pinch of sea salt to water periodically to help transfer water into cells.
Start the day with lemon water to jump start digestion.
- Sausage or bacon + any veggies + eggs
- Frittata (spinach, sausage, mushroom is our fave)
- Omelet (options are endless)
- Breakfast Hashes (squash + ground beef, sausage + kale, chicken and apple) + an egg
- Fried green apple and chicken thighs + greens + egg
- Avocado, with an egg and bacon in the center, bake
- Mushroom cap with prosciutto and an egg in the center, bake
- Smoothie (low sugar berries + protein + fat to balance digestion)
- Bacon and zucchini noodles with fried egg on top
- Breakfast burritos, clean lunch meat with an egg and slice of avocado wrapped inside
- Huevos Rancheros, egg + pico and avocado
- Sautéed bacon, broccoli, spinach, baby tomatoes + fried egg
I feel like if you add an egg to anything it makes it "breakfast".
Saute any veggie: melt fat of your choice (coconut, tallow, lard), add 1/2 diced onion and brown, add chopped veggie of your choice. Add an egg.
Add sauerkraut to any meal for a probiotic boost.
MAKE AHEAD for GRAB AND GO BREAKFAST:
- Smoked salmon with cucumbers
- Chia pudding made with coconut milk, top with nuts and berries if desired
- Boiled eggs + chicken broth
- ½ green apple with almond or coconut butter and protein coffee
- Squash pancakes
- Bacon and egg muffins
- Zucchini pancakes
- Apple, beet, carrot (ABC) salad
- Muffin in a mug + coconut milk yogurt
- Coconut milk yogurt + protein + berries + nuts or nut butter
- Kabocha squash muffins
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:
- Soup is a great breakfast
- Leftover dinner + fried egg
- Burgers, any patty type
- Jicama sticks, baby carrots, cucumber and sliced peppers + guacamole
- Veggies + paleo ranch (ranch dip made with sour cream)
- Cashew or eggplant hummus + veggies
- Chicken salad + cucumbers
- Smoked salmon with cucumbers
- Lunch meat + cucumber or avocado rolls ups
- Homemade kale or zucchini chips
- BLT bites (bacon, lettuce and tomato on a toothpick)
- Cabbage salad
- Plantain chips (watch the oil) + guacamole
- Green apple + pate (liver is a superfood!)
- Bacon wrapped avocado (wrap avo slice in bacon, bake)
- Epic bars, Paleo Valley sticks, or other clean jerky
- Pesto deviled eggs
- Chicken skewers
- Prosciutto wrapped asparagus
- A cup of bone broth
- Gelatin gummy snacks
- Infused water with collagen protein
THINK OF YOUR COFFEE OR TEA AS A SUPER FOOD.
- Maca and other adaptogens
- Collagen or gelatin powder, vital proteins
- Chlorella or spirulina
- Coconut oil or butter
- Raw cacao
- Sea salt
- Coconut milk
- Peppermint (leaves or EO)
COOKBOOKS I LIKE:
For more ideas be sure and check out these cookbooks. I use them on a regular basis. When you order through my links I get a small kick back from Amazon. It doesn't raise your price at all but it does help support my blog 🙂
- There is a RESTART cookbook. It has great recipes but no pictures.
- The Heal Your Gut Cookbook, Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett
- Against All Grain, Danielle Walker
- Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Broth, Sally Fallon
- The Whole 30 Cookbook, Melissa Hartwig
- Practical Paleo, Dianne Sanfilippo
- Thai Soup Secrets, Craig Fear
- The Ancestral Table, Russ Crandall
- Nom Nom Paleo, Michelle Tam
Have you ever done a sugar detox? What are your favourite recipes and cookbooks? Let us know in the comments. We're always looking for more good ideas!