Quick and Easy Grain and Dairy Free Breakfasts

8:43 AM Posted by Jo Pedranti



People wonder what I serve for breakfast when we don't eat cereal grains in our family. It is not unusual that I serve last night's dinner the next morning. Last night was a busy night so I just fried some cabbage, onions, ground beef, and garlic in a dutch oven. I let it finish up in the oven. My daughter who is eleven today, is a slim girl with big appetite so she finished up last night's dinner for breakfast. I am running low on fresh vegetables, but she was also served a small bowl of fresh fruit to go with the meal.  






When we eat lunch and dinner everyone has to eat what is served, and the food for breakfast is mostly the same for everyone with a few exceptions. The birthday girl got to choose today so little brother was stuck with a chicken breast that I cut up for him. I like to add more protein for them during breakfast then I do for lunch, I've noticed that their blood sugar is more stable that way. They last hours on a breakfast like this. Some days I reduce the amount of meat and add one or two eggs. I normally throw in kale, mushrooms, onion and garlic with the meat. I normally add a more variety of the fresh veggies on the plate. The little guy, well he is 10 this year, had some fruit also. 


Here is another breakfast from the other day. Lots of garlic and onions were added to the chicken and kale mix.

I use plenty of coconut oil when I cook and I often add extra fat on the kids' meat. My husband got me a lead free crock pot yesterday, and I am planning on cooking meat  overnight so that I have meat ready for breakfast. My children don't have any blood sugar problems, but I still keep an eye on the fruit intake and encourage them to eat more vegetables. 

As you can see breakfast in our house is not much different than a lunch or dinner. I should add, that it is best to go easy on cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and kale if you suffer from a hypothyroid problem.





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Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives.
  
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13 comments:

  1. Debbie's L'Bri said...

    One of my kids eats dinner for breakfast most of the time. It has been along time since I have been on the blog scene. I don't know if I will have much time to write in the near future. But I have a free morning to catch up on the blogs that I like.

  2. Jo's Health Corner said...

    Hi Debbie,
    It is nice hearing from you. I missed you..I hope things are well with you and your family.

  3. Megan @ Purple Dancing Dahlias said...

    Visiting from the Ulitmate Blog Hop. One of my kids loves soup for breakfast. We don't eat paleo but do follow WAPF. We eat a lots less grains than we use to and all of them are soaked or sprouted. I look forward to having time to read more of your posts on adrenal issues, something that I battle.

    http://purpledancingdahlias.blogspot.com/

  4. Jo's Health Corner said...

    Thanks for visiting Megan!

  5. Amber said...

    Stopping by from UPB11. Great to meet you! There are so many fun blogs to visit! Your blog is great and I can't wait to read more! I am a new follower. Enter for your chance to win the giveaway for Food Should Taste Good happening on my blog right now :)

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  6. Rachel said...

    Hello and thank you for your informative blog!

    Just curious about the lead-free crock-pot...where did you find one? Do most crock-pots contain lead?

    Rachel

  7. Jo's Health Corner said...

    @Amber, Thanks for visiting and following. I will check out your pages too.

  8. Jo's Health Corner said...

    @Rachel,
    Someone did a test a while back found out that most crock pots contain lead. Hamilton Beach says their crock pot is lead free, so I just made sure that's the one I wanted since they claim it is lead free..They sell them at Target, HEB, or Sears.

  9. Rachel said...

    Thank you!

  10. Jennifer C. Valerie said...

    Catching up on my blog reading cause I'm in rest mode today. We do the same sometimes at our house - serving lunch or supper leftovers for breakfast the next day. Before marrying my husband(who taught me to relax) I would never ever do that. At that time in my mind there were breakfast foods, lunch foods and supper foods and you don't mix them up. Hahaha I've come a long way. We've even had soup for breakfast at times.

  11. Jo's Health Corner said...

    @Jennifer,
    My husband taught me to be more relaxed too. I was really into what food to serve when..I feel better being more relaxed and not stress about things. Thanks for visiting.

  12. nancy said...

    Great information! Thanks for sharing at allergy-free Wednesdays! Looking forward to seeing you next week.

  13. Jo's Health Corner/www.naturallysports.com said...

    You're welcome nancy. I'm glad I found your link up.