I think one of the hardest obstacles for people to get over when going to a paleo/primal way of eating is breakfast meals. I so often get the question, “so what do you eat for breakfast?” Usually the typical Western Diet breakfast is some sort of grain, some fruit, and maybe some dairy, ie a huge carb load! Ever wonder why you are hungry less than two hours later? Just as with lunch and dinner, you need some good protein and preferably some veggies for breakfast. Veggies for breakfast??!! Yes! You will get used to it and it is great!
Before I begin, let me say that one special tool you should have for cooking is an apron. I love aprons! If you don’t care about your clothes getting messy then you can skip wearing one, but I know if I don’t wear one, food going onto my clothes is inevitable! If you are lucky, you may also get a helper in the kitchen as I do most days. However, if he finds I am cooking a recipe without meat, he becomes a fairweather friend and sets off to find a sunbeam to lay in.
I first heard of this breakfast concoction from my friend Katie at CrossFit Portland. The great thing about this recipe is that you will have leftovers for your breakfast for the next couple of days. Just heat up in the microwave. It is also pretty quick to make when you are in a hurry in the morning, which happens to me a lot!
- 1 to 1.5 pounds of ground turkey
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp or so of Kirkland Organic No-Salt Spice Blend (or any other spices/herbs you wish to include- it’s your breakfast!)
- half an onion, chopped
- one clove of garlic, chopped
- Chopped up veggies: Any kind of veggies you want to include. For today, I included mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, peppers. You can also throw in zucchini or other kinds of squash.
Casey did mention some great knives that you can chop these up with. But for some quick chopping, I like to use the Pampered Chef Food Chopper (all goes in the dishwasher too, so very easy to clean). Pampered Chef makes a lot of kitchen products that don’t suck, more on that later.
So, in literally 3 seconds I can go from this:
To this 🙂
Start by melting the coconut oil over low heat. Throw in the garlic and onions. Let sauté for a couple of minutes and then throw in the turkey and veggies. Use a spatula to cut up the turkey and mix everything and then throw in some spices. You can put a lid on it if you wish as it will steam it and cook faster. Once turkey is cooked through, dish up! If you are just dishing this up for youself, save the rest for the next couple of days for breakfast. Yummy and filling!