Once I had my first baby, everything with my body changed. Four cute little humans later and I’ve found myself in a pickle when it came to my overall health and wellness. Throughout the years, my weight would fluctuate between 20-30 pounds. I suddenly found myself unsure of how to even get back to being healthy, which was incredibly frustrating. Almost 14 years of being in weight loss limbo, I discovered that the paleo diet combined with easy to make recipes and meals for one person, would pave the way for success. Who knew?!
This is the easiest paleo breakfast with eggs idea. Simply grab your favorite stovetop skillet and a few ingredients, like eggs, sausage, herbs and fresh blueberries! Now you’re ready to learn how I make this healthy, high protein, high healthy fat, low carb, low calorie meal to start my day!
The Paleo Diet Inspired Me To Start This Food Blog.
Come to find out, during the 14 years of a yo-yo pattern with my weight, my body likes to hit walls and stay there for weeks before gaining weight back, despite my efforts. It honestly didn’t matter what type of diet I was following or what fad I was chasing. As long as I played by the rules, I saw weight loss success. I’d start to feel better. I saw myself walking into my favorite clothing store and trying on everything that caught my eye and not cry when I looked at myself in the mirror. Then I’d hit that damn wall and I’d maintain my weight for weeks. No movement on the scale in either direction. And then I’d gain. I’d get extremely bloated to the point where I couldn’t walk without feeling spikes of pain shoot through my stomach. What is happening to me?
I learned about the paleo diet around that time and thought I’d absolutely go crazy without diary, grains (and my arch nemesis, donuts) in my life. Until I discovered I had a diary intolerance and a gluten intolerance, that is. Once I figured out that diary and gluten was hurting me day in and day out, even in the smallest of amounts consumed, I knew I had to find something else. That’s when I circled back around to paleo and decided to give it a real try.
How Do I Start Eating Paleo?
It wasn’t as difficult to get started as I had made up in my mind. I thought for sure I’d feel deprived or hungry all the time. Quite the opposite happened, in fact. I felt significantly better by day three of strictly sticking to paleo (and calorie counting in a small deficit). I found myself craving salads in the winter, for the first time ever in my life. This salad is actually one of my FAVORITES right now. I even found myself writing down all of my recipe ideas and logging all of my food and water in the Carb Manager app. Finally! I found a way of eating that was simple and easy to follow. And just like that, I was back on track.
My advice to you is this; Simply start following the paleo diet by making one healthy decision at a time, as they come up. For example, it’s time for breakfast. Choice A – a delicious, but unhealthy chocolate donut or Choice B – Eggs, Sausage and Fresh Blueberries. Don’t give into temptation, friend! Choose B! A second snippet of advice for you is that you just have to decide to START eating healthier and then…start.
What Exactly Is The Paleo Diet?
I don’t like referring to paleo as a “diet,” but rather a style of eating. Once I studied and learned my digestive system and what foods worked well for me and which did not, the style of eating that I most closely identified with was Paleo.
Paleo diet was a wonderful tool for jump-starting a journey to better health and wellness for me. It’s a specific way of eating, that cuts out processed foods, added sugars, starchy foods, beans, grains and dairy. What’s left are lots of vegetables, fruits and meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices and oils. Yummy in my tummy!
Are Eggs OK For Paleo Diet?
Um, yes! One hundred percent! I pick up fresh eggs from a nearby Ohio farm whenever possible (oh how I miss living in Tennessee and my flock of backyard chickens, sigh). Fresh eggs are significantly better than any other egg, in my honest, experienced opinion. My next go-to is at the local supermarket and I grab organic brown eggs whenever possible. As far as consuming them goes, I eat eggs scrambled, hard-boiled, medium-boiled, over-easy and in omelet form.
My point is this; you can definitely eat eggs on the paleo diet and you can have them any way you’d like!
The Food Scale Of My Dreams
A glass and bamboo food scale that’s large enough to hold my dish-ware, accurately measure my foods and is beautiful to boot, all around $30? Yes, please! It’s sleek, easy to use and allows me to weigh in grams, which I like to do the most when creating recipes. I am an avid-calorie counting girl and this food scale just works! I love it and use it daily, multiple times a day.
Paleo Breakfast Idea For Beginner
This meal isn’t technically a recipe, but I will share the nutritional values as well as how I made everything quickly and in one pan, so you can get a better idea of how incredible this food combination is for a well-eaten breakfast. You can definitely add or subtract from this meal, depending on your individual needs and it’s a great way to get your day started. I love this one and make it or a variant of it, weekly. Ya know, if my cute little humans cooperate that is.
Easy Paleo Breakfast Idea With Eggs
You'll need a cooking spray for this recipe as well, to ensure the eggs and sausage do not stick to your stove top skillet.
- 2 Large Eggs
- 59g Sausage (Patty)
- 7g Fresh Cilantro
- 50g Fresh Blueberries
- Dried Herbs of choice - I used dried parsley
- 1 Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
- Warm up your stove top skillet or pan of choice.
- Spray the pan with an oil-based cooking spray.
- Crack open two eggs, next to each other in the pan.
- Sprinkle the herbs and pinch of salt directly onto the eggs.
- Cook until you see the whites of the eggs form, approximately 5 minutes.
- Use a spatula to carefully flip one egg yolk on top of the other.
- Cook for approximately 3 minutes.
- While the egg is cooking, add fresh sausage patties to the same skillet.
- Flip the egg and cook for approximately 2-3 additional minutes.
- Remove the egg from the pan and put it onto a plate.
- Flip the sausage patties over and finish cooking them for 4-5 minutes or until cooked throughly, reaching the USDA recommended internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove sausage from skillet and add to your plate.
- Grab a handful of fresh blueberries and you're ready to eat!
Easy Paleo Breakfast Idea With Eggs
Serves: 1 Person
Amount Per Serving:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 24g||36.9%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 9g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Vitamin A 174mcg||Vitamin C 7mg|
|Calcium 60mg||Iron 5.5mg|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
By Bri Alli
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