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The most important meal of the day is the most delicious meal of the day with this Paleo dish. The combination of meats, eggs, veggies, and spices will wake up your taste buds and keep you energized throughout the busy morning hours. This casserole is so impressive that it can be prepared for special occasions as well as casual get togethers. Best of all, it’s perfectly Paleo!

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Paleo Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast CasseroleThe most important meal of the day is the most delicious meal of the day with this Paleo dish. The combination of meats, eggs, veggies, and spices will wake up your taste buds and keep you energized throughout the busy morning hours. This casserole is so impressive that it can be prepared for special occasions as well as casual get togethers. Best of all, it’s perfectly Paleo!

  • Author: Lorrie Cordain
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 65 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 People 1x
  • Category: Eggs/Meat
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 12 slices pork bellies**
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 24 tbs coconut oil, divided
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and sliced into ¼ inch rounds
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts tops removed and quartered (or rough chopped)
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/31/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Black pepper to taste

**If necessary substitute 12-16 oz ground turkey or pork.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a 9×13 inch casserole dish with coconut oil, making sure to cover bottom and sides of pan. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the pork bellies into 1-inch pieces and sprinkle with paprika and pepper. Place in a large heavy skillet. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally for even browning. Cook until pork pieces are crisp. If using ground meat, cook until well browned. Remove meat using a slotted spoon and place on paper towels. Set aside the pan containing the cooking remnants and oils.

In small saucepan, heat 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil until liquid. In a large mixing bowl, toss the sweet potato rounds with half of the coconut oil and spread evenly over the bottom of the casserole dish.

Toss brussel sprouts with remaining oil and arrange on the parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer. Place the sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts in the oven to roast. After 20 minutes, remove the brussels sprouts. Continue roasting the sweet potatoes for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

Reheat cooking pan used for pork bellies over low to medium heat. Add onions to pan, stirring occasionally, and cook for about 25 minutes until onions have carmelized. Remove from heat.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, and garlic powder. Set aside.

Set oven to 400°F. To assemble the casserole, layer brussels sprouts over the sweet potato rounds in the casserole dish. Remove the caramelized onions with a slotted spoon and layer over the brussels sprouts, followed by the cooked meat. Pour the whisked egg mixture over the casserole to evenly cover.

Place on middle rack in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes until the center is set and edges begin to turn light brown.

 

Allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting into desired serving sizes.

 

Notes


Breakfast Casserole

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Eating the way your Paleolithic ancestors did is an incredible way to cut the carbs and make sure you’re getting enough protein which is especially important if you’re trying to build muscle. The Paleo Diet® is a revolution in how we think about food and is helping thousands of people escape from the world of enriched flour and refined sugar that seems to have taken over modern eating habits. Whether you wake up ravenous or have trouble eating anything before 10 AM, this Paleo breakfast recipe is sure to please your palate and your stomach.

 

Ingredients (adjust for servings):

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped Onion
  • Diced Green Bell Pepper
  • Cumin to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Chopped Turkey

 

Directions:

Boil Sweet potatoes for about 5 minutes or until tender. Saute onion and bell pepper until tender. Season saute with cumin and pepper. Add sweet potatoes and turkey to hot pan. Mix and lay flat to crisp lightly. Turn and crisp other side. Serve warm

Ultimate Antioxidant Paleo Breakfast Bowl

August 3 – 9 marks the USDA’s 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week. With over 7,800 farmers markets, (up 67% since 2008!1), shopping and supporting local is not only encouraged, but also nutritious. Expect to find ultra-fresh vegetables, unique heirloom varieties, and farmers committed to quality, organic foods.

While we support organic agriculture, we acknowledge its limitations and complications. A 2012 Stanford study concluded organic foods are not significantly more nutritious than conventional foods, but may contain fewer pesticides.2 Some organic producers use natural pesticides, but their use isn’t necessarily “healthier.”3, 4 Surely there are healthful benefits to consuming organic, right? A recent study published in the British Medical Journal concluded organic foods are significantly higher in antioxidants and lower in pesticide residues.5

At farmers markets, you can speak directly with farmers and understand their philosophies regarding pesticides. Sometimes you’ll meet farmers committed to minimizing pesticides, natural or otherwise, and others whose products aren’t necessarily USDA Certified Organic, but nevertheless are high quality.

The following recipe features many antioxidant powerhouses, including cloves, the number one dietary source of polyphenols (the most common type of antioxidant).6 Yes, you can eat cloves! Soften them and they’re delicious. Berries, plums, almonds, mint (especially peppermint), and cacao are also exceptionally potent sources of antioxidants.7

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 handful of raspberries
  • 2 or 3 small plums
  • ¾ cup almonds, soaked overnight
  • 15 to 20 cloves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 20 mint leaves
  • 1 – 2 tbsp raw cacao (100% cacao, unsweetened)

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Christopher James Clark | The Paleo Diet TeamChristopher James Clark, B.B.A. is an award-winning writer, consultant, and chef with specialized knowledge in nutritional science and healing cuisine. He has a Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and formerly worked as a revenue management analyst for a Fortune 100 company. For the past decade-plus, he has been designing menus, recipes, and food concepts for restaurants and spas, coaching private clients, teaching cooking workshops worldwide, and managing the kitchen for a renowned Greek yoga resort. Clark is the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning book, Nutritional Grail.

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1. Retrieved July 30, 2014 from //www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=KYF_MISSION

2. Smith-Spangler, C., et al. (September 4, 2012). Are organic foods safer or healthier than conventional alternatives? A Systematic Review. Annals of Internal Medicine, 157(3). Retrieved July 30, 2014 from //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22944875

3. Wilcox, Christie. (July 18, 2011). Mythbusting 101: Organic Farming > Conventional Agriculture. Scientific American. Retrieved July 30, 2014 from //blogs.scientificamerican.com/science-sushi/2011/07/18/mythbusting-101-organic-farming-conventional-agriculture/

4. Wilcox, Christie. (August 15, 2011). In the immortal words of Tom Petty: “I won’t back down.” Scientific American. Retrieved July 30, 2014 from //blogs.scientificamerican.com/science-sushi/2011/08/15/organic_myths_revisited/

5. Baranski, M., et al. (July, 2014). Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses. British Medical Journal, 26(1-18). Retrieved from //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24968103

6. Pérez-Jiménez, J., Neveu, V., Vos, F., and Scalbert, A. (November 2010). Identification of the 100 richest dietary sources of polyphenols: an application of the Phenol-Explorer database. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 64(Suppl. 3). Retrieved from //www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v64/n3s/fig_tab/ejcn2010221t1.html#figure-title

7. Ibid.

Breakfast | The Paleo Diet

When initially transitioning to a Paleo lifestyle, most people have numerous questions regarding what to eat for breakfast. If you’ve been eating cereal, milk, and toast every day of your life, it’s time to change your thinking and habits.

A variety of meats and seafood, vegetables, and fruits, should be on your menu as you make healthy food choices every morning. Organic free range eggs paired with fresh seasonal fruits work quite well as you begin your day with Paleo foods.

After you’ve adjusted to the menu changes, start changing up your proteins with meats and seafood! While these foods may at first sound unappetizing for the morning, you will find that you will quickly adapt and begin seeking out this great form of protein on a daily basis. Before long, you will be starting your day with eggs, meat, and fish paired with fruits and vegetables and enjoying every morsel, laughing at how you once found these foods to be unpalatable at this time of the day.

Morning routines can also be some of the busiest and most challenging times of the day for the Paleo dieter. If you work a 9-5 day and find yourself with limited time to rise and shine, shower, dress, and groom yourself, along with families to care for as well, how can you find the time to prepare breakfast for yourself and your loved ones? The most successful method we’ve found is to make planning ahead part of your new lifestyle.

For dinner, we often make twice as much food as we will consume, saving the leftovers for the next morning’s breakfast. A slice of leftover halibut or a piece of free-range chicken with a side of fresh fruit, is quick and easy. You will find that starting your day this way will leave you with even energy throughout the morning and keep you from feeling ravenous hours before your lunch hour. Of course, if you are an egg lover, there are a variety of ways to prepare eggs that are surprisingly easy and quick. But, if you really can’t get to the kitchen and are in the habit of bringing breakfast along to the office, try packing a couple of hard boiled eggs and fruit the evening before so you can grab it and go.

However you choose to start your morning, making Paleo foods a part of every morning will kickstart your day and leave you feeling full of energy and ready for whatever the day has in store for you. In a very short time, you’ll find you don’t miss the traditional breakfast foods of cereal, milk, toast, and pastries and will most likely wonder how you ever got through the work or school hours when they were a regular part of your day. We wish all of our new followers success and vitality as you start each new day with a delicious Paleo menu!

All the Best,

Lorrie Cordain, M.Ed., Co-Author of The Paleo Diet Cookbook

Paleo Breakfast Scramble | The Paleo Diet

Dr. Cordain’s protein packed and flavorful scrambled eggs are guaranteed to jump start your energy levels for the day. Healthful fats and nutrients combined, this dish is one no Paleo breakfast menu should be without.

Ingredients

Serves 1-2

  • 3 Cage-free, non-antibiotic/hormone eggs
  • 1/4 – 1/2lb Breakfast sausage, ethically-raised, preservative-free
  • 3 Bacon Strips, preservative-free
    • 1/2 Onion, diced
    • 1/2 – 1 cup Fresh green chilli or salsa (optional if you are avoiding nightshades)

Directions

1. Turn on stove top burner to medium heat.

2. Layer bacon, sausage bits, and diced onions in a small, non-stick 6-inch frying pan.

3. Stir frequently with a wood spatula for 8-12 minutes or until cooked evenly.

4. Whisk three eggs in a small mixing bowl.

5. Pour egg mixture over bacon, sausage, and onions.

6. Stir frequently to avoid burning for 2-4 minutes or until eggs are set.

7. Plate egg scramble and garnish with fresh green chili or salsa



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The cookbook based on the bestselling The Paleo Diet.

Dr. Loren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet has helped thousands of people lose weight, keep it off, and learn how to eat for good health by following the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors and eating the foods we were genetically designed to eat. Now this revolutionary cookbook gives you more than 150 satisfying recipes packed with great flavors, variety, and nutrition to help you enjoy the benefits of eating the Paleo way every day.

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  • Includes 150 simple, all-new recipes for delicious and Paleo-friendly breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, snacks, and beverages.
  • Contains 2 weeks of meal plans and shopping and pantry tips.
  • Features 16 pages of Paleo color photographs
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  • From bestselling author Dr. Loren Cordain, the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic eating styles.

Put The Paleo Diet into action with The Paleo Diet Cookbook and eat your way to weight loss, weight control maintenance, increased energy, and lifelong health-while enjoying delicious meals you and your family will love.

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