The Paleo diet takes you back in time to the Paleolithic Era when humans were hunters and gatherers, returning to their cave for their meals full of meats, fruits and veggies, heated on large stones. The diet is based on the idea that our bodies operate more efficiently on a natural regimen, only consuming foods that are not processed including meat, veggies, fish, fruit, seeds and nuts. Basically if the food doesn't exist naturally, then your body wasn't made to process it.
Regardless of whether or not you follow the diet, a Paleo breakfast might be just what you need to get going in the morning. A protein-rich first meal will keep you fuller longer and give you the energy you need to start the day strong. Here are some great Paleo breakfast recipes to try for every breakfast lover!
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Paleo Blueberry Muffin: This gem is grain-free, cinnamony sweet and berry-filled. (via Bravo For Paleo)
Paleo Banana Chocolate Pancakes: This sweet alternative to a time-honored favorite is the perfect breakfast option for you and your family when you need something quick and yummy. (via A Girl Worth Saving)
Paleo Zucchini Frittata: This hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage and zucchini is a great morning meal when you have a little extra time and need a little extra something to fill you up. (via Stupid Easy Paleo)
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Oat-Free Paleo Oatmeal: When you really want that warm, comforting, traditional cereal for breakfast, try this oatmeal made with coconut and add your favorite berries and nuts. (via Empowered Sustenance)
Paleo Granola Crunch Cereal: Have this grain-free granola in coconut milk or almond milk for a quick breakfast that everyone can enjoy. (via Our Paleo Life)
Paleo Cinnamon Rolls: You don't have to blow your diet to enjoy the sweet, gooey goodness of cinnamon rolls. This alternative is just sweet enough to hit the spot and still be a healthy indulgence. (via 17 Recipes)
Paleo Raspberry Pop Tarts: Hit a home run with the kiddos by serving up these raspberry filled pastries while still having control over how much sugar they have. (via A Girl Worth Saving)
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Banana Chai Smoothie: You can't get any quicker than this on those days when you're in a hurry. Especially if you like the chai flavor, you'll love this super easy breakfast fix. (via Wholefood Simply)
Apple Cider Paleo Donuts: These guys are Paleo-appropriate and oh-so delicious. Have them with your coffee in the morning and you have a year-round treat. (via Paleo Spirit)
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Italian Scramble: Prepare to be addicted to this hearty, flavorful dish that is quick and easy to make. Add some more eggs for a little more filling and eat it for any meal of the day. (via Balancing Paleo)
As you plan your family's breakfast this week, remember that you don't have to opt out of healthy options. Breakfast is a very important meal of the day, so try these recipes to get the energy boost each morning. Check out these delicious Paleo desserts for healthier, but still wonderfully sweet, options to top off that wonderful dinner.
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