Today I brought together my breakfast staples with a little addition inspired by the “paleo” movement. If you aren’t familliar with what paleo is all about there’s plenty of info and inspiration out there. The Primal Parent and Mark’s Daily Apple come immediately to mind.
Paleo 101 is basically, take the best nutrition and fitness practices from your caveman ancestors and adapt them to life in the 21st century. Might seem a bit whacky, especially based on some of the paleo workout videos you find on Youtube, but it makes good sense for many people.
The staples I mentioned earlier are what I typically eat for breakfast probably 5-6 days a week. They are:
2 large eggs
1-2 tsp of chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
1-2 cups of some kind of greens (spinach, kale, baby collards, tat soi and other exotics if I have them)
1/2 to 1 cup of sauerkraut or kimchi
I mix the egg and garlic together for an omelet style presentation and pour that into a cast iron pan or steel crepe pan (has nice low sides for easy access.) While that’s cooking I’ll layer the greens, usually uncooked, on one side of the omelet as I’m going to fold it over later. Today’s special addition is 1-2 oz of 90% lean ground beef (grass fed and local) left over from last nights dinner. Crumble it and lay that on top of the egg as well. The heat from the pan warms everything nicely and softens the greens. When the egg is done just fold it over the contents. Now on the free side of the pan, place your sauerkraut or kimchi and let it warm up. This also cooks off some of the liquid so your breakfast is moist but not runny. When everything is warmed just move it to your plate and put the sauerkraut or kimchi on top.
It’s packed with pick-me-up protein and other valuable nutrients and digestives. Enjoy and get creative. Let me know of any variations you come up with.