One of the most common questions I hear from patients is: “what can I eat if I cannot eat eggs or toast, cereal, or dairy?” During the initial phase of the plan, the doctors prescribe a nutrient dense, detoxifying protein powder to help with this. However, some people may still feel they need more than the protein powder to power through the morning. Others may find out that they need to keep eggs out of their diet (in addition to gluten and grains) for a longer period of time due to allergies or sensitivities. This blog post is to provide ideas as to what you CAN eat. Options for children are included separately below.
Breakfast ideas for Initial Fully Functional diet plan (Gluten, Grain and Dairy Free):
-Applegate farms (or similar brand) organic chicken sausages. Look for nitrate, filler, sugar, and preservative free sausages with ingredients that you recognize. Consider using roasted tomatoes on the side. Slice a tomato and drizzle olive oil, herbs such as thyme or Italian seasoning and sea salt. Place on a baking sheet in the oven and cook sliced side up for 10 minutes at 375 degrees or until cooked to your liking.
-Homemade turkey sausage (without the maple syrup when doing the initial phase of the plan or if you have known candida/yeast overgrowth.)
–Plaintain Pancakes.These are sweet enough as is.
– Hannah’s Healthy pancake mix (sold at Vine), or Simple Mills pancakes substituting the eggs for ¼ cup apple sauce per egg. Adding blueberries could eliminate the desire for maple syrup. Top with coconut oil and cinnamon, nut or seed butter, or nothing at all 🙂
-Smoked salmon (lox) or canned or jarred fish such as sardines or mackerel. (also nice on sweet potato ‘toast”). Avocado drizzled with lime juice and sprinkled with chili powder and sea salt on the side.
-Sweet potato or regular potato hash browns. You could make these homemade, but you can find some at Whole foods or similar stores already made in the frozen section.
-Coconut or almond milk yogurt with added fruit and/or cinnamon or vanilla to sweeten.
-Try to eliminate the idea that “breakfast” has to be what the standard american diet has created as breakfast. Leftovers from the night before, salads, “power bowls” and veggies can all be a part of a healthy breakfast.
For Children (gluten and dairy free:)
-Any of the above choices
-Homemade plain GLUTEN FREE oatmeal with berries and/or cinnamon. You could also add sunbutter for some protein. There are several recipes online for “overnight oats.”
-Coconut or almond milk yogurt with added fruit to sweeten. You could also add this to the oats for a “yogurt” bowl with fruit to sweeten
-Quinoa, buckwheat or millet bowl. Make quinoa, buckwheat groats or millet according to instructions. Simply add fruit, unsweetened non-dairy, non-soy milk or yogurt with cinnamon, berries and/ or apples.