Monday, May 18, 2015

Gluten Free Week 2 - Breakfast without Gluten

Welcome to week 2 of being gluten free!  

Congratulations!  At this point the bread cravings should be lessening greatly.  You shouldn't feel that "need" to have bread or bread products.  It probably sounds good but you don't "have to have it".  I so hope that you are in this spot.  It is a place that can be so freeing, but you have to be constant in your journey to give up Gluten.  Also at this point you should start to feel that you have a bit more energy.  If you don't feel this way yet don't worry, it happens differently for everyone but it will happen if you continue to follow this path.



Let's dig into the world of Breakfast.  Breakfast is historically known as cereal, bagels, donuts and biscuit sandwiches.  This can be a tough meal to crack but it's not impossible.  If you have a sweet tooth then this will sting a little for you because there are so many sugar loaded breakfast products out there. However, how good were those sugary foods for you anyway?  Not so much!

Remember last weeks "sandwich roll ups"?  Why not have some of those breakfast?  They are just as good in the morning as it is at lunch.

Eggs and Bacon
The classic breakfast, eggs and bacon.  If it means getting up a few minutes earlier to have fresh eggs and bacon then do it.  Just hold the toast.  Add a side of fruit instead if you feel like your plate is partially empty.  There's a reason our great grandparents didn't die of heart disease, eggs and bacon are good for you, and they didn't sit in front of a computer screen all day.  Don't eat a pound of bacon at each meal, use some common sense.

Fritata
One of my favorite breakfast items is a frittata.  Plus they are even better the next day as a leftover.  Most frittata's consist of eggs, meat, veggies. sometimes potatoes and a little cheese.  Slice it up like a pie and reheat for a delicious, nutritious breakfast.

Stupid, Easy Paleo has an amazing recipe on her site for a Chicken, Sweet Potato Frittata.   After you've made your first fritata you'll be ready to make them all the time.  Plus you can swap out any of those small bits of leftovers you have laying around in your fridge.  Have some leftover taco meat?  Why not make a taco based fritata?  They are delicious.

Gotta have your sweet fix?
Try my Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts.   These have the consistency of a cake donuts which have always been my favorite.  Remember, these are a treat and shouldn't be eaten everyday.  We are shooting for real foods not processed.



Love pancakes and waffels?
Check out one of my "girl crushes" Brittany Angell's site and then run out and buy here book "Every Last Crumb".  This woman has gluten free/paleo pancakes and waffels down to a science,  It's no joke that we usually have her waffels at LEAST once a week.



Leftovers, any and all leftovers.
You have some left over pork chops and sweet potato from supper?  Eat it for breakfast!  I mean seriously, do IT!  Breakfast does not nor has it ever had to be all the sugar filled, processed crap that we can get at the fast food place or even at a gas station. This morning I had leftovers of my Pork Chops with Onion Gravy for breakfast.  I swear that dish is better the next day.  LOVE IT!





Smoothies
Love to get all your breakfast in a glass?  This is a great option for those mornings when you are running out of time to sit down and have a relaxing breakfast.  Add some spinach and kale to your smoothie to up your veggie intake.  I do this a lot to get extra vegetables in my diet.  I still don't "process" greens very well and this really helps me get the vitamins and minerals out of them without putting excess stress on my gut. This Beginner Berry Smoothie is a great way to get started making smoothies.



See, breakfast without gluten isn't quite so bad is it?

What are your favorite gluten free breakfasts?  Share in the comments section below.

Till next time,
SheShe

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