Since you’re interested enough to check out this article, something tells me you’re looking for whole 30 breakfast ideas! You certainly came to the right place, because I have quite the array for you! If you’re starting the whole 30 diet, I’m sure your main focus is on leading a healthier lifestyle. This is a fantastic diet option for that purpose! You might already know all about it or you’re just starting to do your research. Maybe you just want to find more recipes before you begin. Either way, I’m here to give you some ideas!
Whole 30 is a diet that focuses on improving your way of eating. Mainly by making you more aware of what you are eating. The basic premise is to avoid any food with a crazy ingredient list and focus on whole foods. It’s only for one month and during that time you don’t need to look at the scale, measure yourself, count your calories or weigh your food meticulously. You just need to follow a few simple diet rules and the rest is up to you. By the end, you will probably notice a big difference in your energy for the day. That has to do with you cutting out so many harmful chemicals and energy robbing foods. I’m here to give you a few whole 30 breakfast ideas to make your meal planning for the month a little easier!
What Not to Eat:
So there are some basic rules to this diet. The first step is cutting out certain ingredients. Including:
- Legumes (beans)
What to Eat Instead:
- Veggies (lots and lots of veggies!)
- Fruit (in moderation)
- Natural fats (certain nut butter, coconut oil or clarified butter)
- Herbs, spices, and seasonings
This really isn’t a complicated diet at all. It’s all about knowing what your eating and eating in moderation. You just need to avoid junk food and unhealthy ingredients. There are so many preservatives and chemicals in foods. There has been for a really long time now. Eating whatever you want can have a big toll on how much energy you have each day. It can also affect your weight and health in general. There are a lot of issues that we don’t even connect with how we eat. Like joint pain, acne, drowsiness, gastrointestinal issues and more.
You might be thinking that you just don’t have the time or money that it takes to go on a diet like this. But in all reality, you can make a Whole 30 meal plan so easily! It could actually make life much simpler for the duration of your diet! All you have to do is take some time just once or twice a week. Throwing together some snacks and meals all at once, instead of doing this every single day. You should make a few things that will last for the week or at least a few days. Which is exactly what we want to help you do! We want to help you come up with whole 30 breakfast ideas! I put together a list of a few of my new favorite whole 30 breakfast recipes. All of them are simple and easy, not to mention a tasty and super healthy way to start your day!
MINI EGG FRITTATAS
These are super simple and only contain a few ingredients. The best part is that you can customize them with your favorite meats, veggies or seasonings! Really, any combination will work. It all depends on what you like! But for the sake of the recipe, I wanted to give you some ideas.
- 10 eggs
- The meat of your choice (ham, sausage, bacon or hamburger)
- 1 cup chopped bell peppers
- ½ cup chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray a non-stick or silicone muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
Heat olive oil into a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and onion and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir in the meat and spinach and cook an additional 2 minutes.
Place 1 heaping tablespoon into each muffin cup.
Next, whisk the eggs into a medium-size bowl. Stir in the salt and pepper. Then pour over the meat mixture in the muffin tin, leaving about 1/4″ from the top.
Then all you need to do is, cook for 23 to 30 minutes, or until the egg has puffed and comes clean with a toothpick.
Run a knife around the edges to pop the egg frittatas out. Enjoy while hot or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for up to 5 days!
Feel free to mix things up and use whatever meats and veggies you like. This is basically a good guideline of how much to use of each. You could also add herbs and spices for flavor as well. These easy whole 30 breakfast frittatas are so nice because they last all week. All you have to do is reheat before you head off to start your work day! Perfect for any busy schedule!
BANANA BREAD PANCAKES
One of the things I know my husband would miss on a diet is banana bread. Baked goods can be so hard to give up. But what if you didn’t have to? At least, not entirely. These banana bread pancakes only contain a few simple ingredients and are the perfect quick breakfast with minimal mess!
- 1 medium banana
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil for the pan
- Yummy topping options: almond butter, unsweetened coconut flakes, fresh berries, coconut whipped cream, nuts, etc.
Preheat a large, flat non-stick skillet over medium heat.
In a wide mouth mason jar, blend the banana with an immersion blender until smooth. (A regular blender would work fine as well.)
Then add the egg and cinnamon and blend until combined.
Melt the coconut oil in the pan. Spoon about 2 tablespoons into the pan for each pancake. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, until the edges turn golden brown.
Flip using a thin spatula and cook another 1 minute. Continue until you’ve made all 6 pancakes.
Serve warm, topped with favorite toppings.
There you have it! Little pancakes that taste like banana bread! Without any of the sugar or flour! These are really good for just about any diet, including whole 30 or Paleo! Keep in mind this is the perfect amount for one person. So you may need to double or triple the recipe for more people.
SWEET POTATO PROTEIN BREAKFAST BOWL
This is another great recipe! It’s also super easy and completely customizable. I don’t personally like sweet potatoes so I might be skipping this one myself. But I know a ton of people who love sweet potatoes. Mostly because they’re naturally pretty sweet and you don’t need to add a whole lot to improve them! This is also another breakfast that you can prepare ahead of time to have on-hand in the mornings for a busy schedule!
- 1 small sweet potato, pre-baked
- 1 serving protein powder (optional, but you have to stick to Whole 30 approved protein powder. Which you can check out here.)
- 1 small banana, sliced
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup blueberries
Additional topping options:
- Cacao Nibs
- Chia seeds
- Favorite nut/seed butter
- Coconut Shavings
All you need to do is bake your sweet potatoes at about 350° for 1-2 hours. It all depends on the size of the potato. The goal is to bake them until they are soft. Then you just need to reheat them and remove the skins when you want to make this in the morning. You can save a lot of time and effort by baking your potatoes at the beginning of the week. As well as chopping up any fruits ahead of time. The pre-baked sweet potatoes will last about 5 days.
These sweet potato bowls are understandably not for everyone. But they could be just the thing you need to start your day. I know that when people go on diets like these, they tend to eat a lot of eggs. I love eggs, but I know a few vegans who would be looking for eggless whole 30 recipes. This is a perfect option for them!
SWEET AND CRISPY FRIED PLANTAINS
This is a new one for me, I’ve never tried plantains. But I’ve certainly heard great things about them! This is a simple Whole 30 approved recipe with only 3 ingredients! Not to mention, it’s super easy to make whenever you want! This is another eggless Whole 30 recipe, which is another option if you are vegan!
- 1 large plantain yellow to mottled yellow-black (ripe)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee (clarified butter) if you prefer
- Pinch of sea salt or more, to taste
Heat your coconut oil in a large non-stick skillet (or seasoned cast iron) over medium heat. Peel your plantain by cutting off the ends and then scoring the peel twice. Once down either side. This will make it easier to peel.
Slice plantain so you get medium-thick round slices.
Fry plantains in coconut oil, making sure they don’t touch each other. When the bottoms are golden brown you can flip them to brown the other side.
With the back of a fork or spatula, lightly press down on each piece to flatten them just a bit. Adjust the heat to avoid burning the second side.
Remove from pan and add the salt and enjoy!
It might take a little practice to get this recipe just right. At least to get them perfectly crispy every time! But these are naturally sweet. This is definitely one of those fruits most of us aren’t very familiar with. At least not too many people I know. But maybe it’s high time we got familiar with them! Especially since plantains make a fantastic whole 30 breakfast!
These muffins are perfect for a Whole 30 breakfast! They are also another thing to make ahead and grab on the go! These do require a few more ingredients compared to the other recipes so far. They also may require that you make your own baking powder if you really want to stick firm to your diet. But it will all be well worth it when you have these around to grab in the morning!
- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners or else spray with coconut oil.
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
Spoon mixture evenly between the 12 muffin liners.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Remove from oven and enjoy!
TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE
If you’re like me, sometimes you don’t want to eat in the morning. Food can be a little hard on my stomach first thing. But since breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, it’s good to have something. So if you’re in the same boat as me, I wanted to recommend this smoothie instead. It will require making a bit more time in your morning routine at the blender, but it is well worth the effort! You can, of course, make this and store the extra for a few days.
- 3 Cups Spinach (Kale, or a blend of small leafy greens, packed)
- 1 Banana (peeled)
- 1 Orange (peeled)
- 1 1/2 Cups Pineapple (cubed)
- 1/2 Avocado (pitted and skin removed)
- 1 Cup Coconut Milk (canned for best flavor)
- 2 Cups Crushed Ice
- Dried Coconut Chips (optional)
- Chia Seeds (optional)
Place all ingredients (besides the coconut chips and chia seeds) in a high-speed blender and blend until very smooth and creamy. That should take about 1½-2 minutes.
Pour into 3-4 glasses and top with dried coconut chips and chia seeds, if desired.
Will keep up to 2-3 days refrigerated. Stir briskly to re-combine if storing in the fridge.
WHOLE 30 VANILLA LATTE COFFEE
I don’t know about you, but this is probably exactly what I need to make it through a month of whole 30. I love coffee and I drink it on the daily. But I also typically use cream or creamer. This is a wonderful alternative in case you weren’t extra looking forward to a month without caffeine. Even if I didn’t do the Whole 30 diet, I would actually still consider trying this. I think that I get most of my sugar for the day from coffee creamer. It’s one of those things I’ve been trying to cut out of my life, but I have a hard time finding something to replace it. So this latte with all natural ingredients looks perfect!
- 1 cup strong black coffee, hot (I use dark roast made in a french press)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (use homemade if you can!)
- 3 pitted dates
- 1/2″ piece of a vanilla bean
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional but it adds a touch of sweetness and some fat to curb hunger)
In a high powered blender, combine all the ingredients and blend on high speed for 1 minute.
This is also great served over ice! Or add ice cubes after it’s done blending the first time to make it a vanilla frappe!
I wanted to end with this recipe because it’s such a great treat. Not to mention the added coconut oil will help you feel a little fuller for longer. This is perfect for anyone who loves their Starbucks. Especially if you also hate the amount of sugar and calories that are in each cup. If you’re used to really sweet beverages, this will give you something tasty to sip on. At least while you come down from those sugar cravings! Not to mention, this is an eggless whole 30 recipe. Smoothies or Lattes in general, are perfect for someone who is tired of focusing on eggs in the morning.
There you have it! This is quite the variety of 7 whole 30 breakfast ideas. Just to help you on your whole 30 diet journey! I know it can be hard starting something new. Especially something this drastic. But a whole 30 breakfast doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. These whole 30 breakfast recipes are meant to give you something delicious to start off your day. I mean, it can be pretty hard to know what to eat for breakfast normally. It doesn’t have to be even harder on a whole 30 diet!