*Note: Some of these recipes do still contain eggs, so if you are intolerant or allergic please be aware. The purpose of this post is to offer alternative breakfast ideas that aren’t poached eggs on toast, omelette, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs etc. Eggs are natures superfood and I recommend including them in your diet but it is nice to other options too if your getting ‘egged’ out.

  1. Toast Toppers

Bread can be part of a healthy balanced diet, believe it or not!? It’s how we eat our bread that makes all the difference ie what we have with it. Adding protein and fats lower the glycemic load of the meal, meaning more stable blood sugars and less insulin hormone secreted. 

Better store brought breads to buy: Home St Bread GF, Venerdi GF, Extra Thin Mixed Grain Vogals  (not GF, but does not use vegetable oils in this particular loaf). 

  • Smoked salmon with avocado or cream cheese
  • Cheese and tomato, serve with fresh basil
  • Shredded chicken with pesto
  • Peanut butter – if you can tolerate more carbs you could add a few slices of banana and cinnamon
  • Leftover mince
  • Avocado with salt, pepper and rocket
  • Marmite or Vegemite and avocado
  • Cottage cheese with chilli relish 
  • Mushrooms sautéed in butter, salt and pepper. Serve with cottage cheese for protein. 

2. Low Carb Granola

Make in bulk to last longer. Serve with unsweetened yogurt, berries and cinnamon. Try this recipe. 

3. Store Brought Cereal

Most cereals are loaded with sugar and contain very little protein, fats and are just not what I would classify as ‘real food’. There are however a few good options out there, they are expensive but if you stick to the serving size and make it last they can be a great option to keep in the pantry. 

Check out: Clean Lean Paleo & Pure Delish or just use good old fashioned rolled oats and load up with nuts and seeds and unsweetened yogurt. 

4. Tofu Scramble with Veggies

Tofu is one of the best sources of plant based protein and can be whipped into a healthy and tasty dish that resembles scrambled eggs. Tofu doesn’t have much flavour so it is all about what flavours you use to turn it into a delicious meat-free meal. 

Method: To make sauce combine: 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1/4 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and a little water to thin.

Pat dry tofu and break into small chunks. Heat pan then add olive oil and sauté for couple of minutes before adding sauce. Cook for a further 5 or so minutes until golden brown. In the same pan you can also cook a variety of vegetables such as mushrooms, red onion, spinach and kale. 

5. Higher Protein Bircher

This recipe isn’t made with oats for the low carbers. It still has the sweetness of one apple, but is made with mostly nuts and added protein powder to boost overall protein content.  Click here to try my recipe. 

6. GF Chickpea & Salmon Cakes

Store these in freezer and grab out the night before for a quick and easy healthy breakfast. Chickpeas are one of the sources of tryptophan, an amino acid that is the precursor to melatonin production to help you sleep well at night. 

Ingredients

  • 400g can drained chickpeas
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander, or use 1-2 tsp dried
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced – or use a lemon
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 200g smoked or canned salmon
  • Olive oil for cooking

Method

Place chickpeas, garlic, coriander, lime, spring onions, egg and ginger in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Blitz until well combined. Add the salmon and give it a couple more blitz but don’t break up salmon too much. Form mixture into about 8 cakes and lightly fry until golden on each side. Refrigerate or store in freezer and take out as needed. 

7. Healthier Pancakes

Its the weekend and you just feel like pancakes because your only human! There are loads of ways to sweeten and bind the pancake mixture together without using refined flours and sugar.

  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence – I use Heileila
  • Oil for cooking

Please all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth and fluffy. Heat pan, add oil and spoon in batter to make pancakes. Cook on one side for about 1:30 minutes before flipping. Serve with blueberries, unsweetened yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

8 . Mashed Kumera Bacon Cups

Love this simple recipe you could prep in advance. It really is as simple as making mashed kumera and adding to bacon lined muffin tray. Choose quality bacon like Hendersons that has been cured the traditional way. Click here for recipe. 

9. Smoothie

Smoothies are a quick and easy way to get loads of nutrients in one hit. It is important to make sure you are getting the right balance of protein, carbs and fat. A common mistake for many can be adding too much fruit, using dried fruit or honey to sweeten or not realising there is hidden sugars in yogurt. 

  • 1 cup milk of choice (full fat cows, nut milks)
  • 1 cup or more of low-starch veggies (try spinach, cucumber, kale, mint, frozen cauliflower & zucchini. 
  • 1 serve of protein (such as NuZest or GoGood) 
  • 1 serve of fruit, eg handful frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp LSA
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs (great chocolate taste and high in fibre & magnesium) 
  • Extras: Banana (if reducing carbs, just stick to berries or include half banana with some berries. 
  • Cinnamon, Greens Powder, Spirulina, 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds, 1 tbsp sunflower seeds. 

10. Leftovers

There is nothing wrong with having dinner for breakfast! For many people this would probably be healthier than most sugar laden breakfast cereals and toast. 

  • Leftover mince, serve with 1 toast & butter.
  • Shredded chicken, add a poached egg, handful greens.
  • Baked veggies, add feta and fresh greens. 

11. Yogurt bowl

Add half cup unsweetened yogurt, handful nuts eg raw almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, handful frozen berries,  sprinkle of cinnamon ad dash of heleila vanilla. Click here to see my recipe