Breakfast. Just seeing that work probably conjures up images of cereal, pancakes, toast, and donuts. You know, all kinds of grains, sugar, dairy, and eggs. Which of course aren’t allowed on the autoimmune protocol.
Having to say goodbye to all your staples can be overwhelming. So it’s no surprise that “What do I eat for breakfast?” is the most common question from people just getting started on the AIP.
But have you heard of brinner (breakfast for dinner)? Breakfast on the AIP is the opposite of that. Who says your first meal of the day has to be sugary, full of eggs, or swimming in milk? Quick, easy AIP-friendly options include leftovers, stir-fries, soups, and salads. You can batch cook ahead of time or prepare your ingredients the night before so all you have to do in the morning is throw them in the pan and cook ’em.
My breakfast usually consists of a leftover sausage patty with a veggie-laden green smoothie. It takes about three minutes to microwave the sausage and blend the smoothie while it reheats. That’s about the same amount of time I used to spend making toast! And in the winter, nothing hits the spot like a bowl of hot soup. Again, it only takes a few minutes to reheat.
Yes, savory breakfasts take some getting used to. Sugar cravings are real and terrible. Including a piece of fruit with your breakfast can help ease the transition, but starting the day off with a healthy, AIP-friendly meal that leaves you full and nourished ’til lunchtime feels great. And if you’re hungry for healthy recipes, there’s an entire ebook dedicated to the question of breakfast on the AIP. And it truly is amazing. 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts has AIP versions of coffee, porridge, hash, waffles, and so much more. With contributions from dozens of AIP cooks, including myself, there’s something for every occasion and palate!