So many of us start our day with a big plate of eggs, and if you are like me, you also have a little avocado toast too. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of eating the same meal over and over, so it can get a little confusing about what to eat when it’s time to start an elimination diet and you are removing eggs for a short time.
Lately, I've been getting several questions on how to eat an egg-free breakfast during the 28-Day Beat Belly Bloat program where we use the elimination diet to discover your flat belly blueprint.
There are so many other great breakfast options available that are equally delish and filling! There is one thing we NEVER do during the program and that is starve. We believe only in nourishing your body so you can discover foods that may be causing inflammation and preventing you from losing fat. So I want to share three of my favorite breakfast options that are great to eat while on an elimination diet.
But first, what is the elimination diet
The Elimination Diet is an approach used by the Functional Medicine community, health practitioners, allergists and nutritionists to figuring out which foods you have a food sensitivity, food intolerance or food allergy to. This is done by eating an anti-inflammatory diet, removing a specific group of foods such as corn, gluten, eggs, soy, dairy, etc. that are known to cause issues allowing the body to remove symptoms it may have. Later you reintroduce these foods back in one at a time to note any reactions creating a personalized eating plan.
Having this information about your individual health is important to understand so that you can eat mindfully, keep your digestive symptoms at bay, start healing your gut, and lose fat. So many benefits!
3 Easy Egg-Free Elimination Diet Breakfast Ideas:
The oatmeal breakfast bowl - my personal favorite for a hearty breakfast!
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
cinnamon to taste
stevia to taste
1 Tbsp nut butter (sunflower butter or almond - if not eliminating tree nuts)
1/2 serving walnuts (15g)
3-4 Tbsp grass-fed collagen
optional 1 Tbsp cacao nibs
In a bowl, add 1/2 cup rolled oats, dash of salt and 1 cup of water. Cook oatmeal on stove or in microwave according to oatmeal package. Stir in collagen and stevia then top with additional toppings. You can also make as overnight oats to make life even easier. Get creative with it!
Berry Banana Protein Smoothie:
1 scoop protein powder (I love chocolate Vega protein & greens)
1/2-1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps nut butter (sunbutter or almond)
1/2 cup blueberries
1/3 cup strawberries
1/2 or whole banana
stevia to taste
1 cup almond or coconut milk (30 calorie/reduced sugar)
Optional: 1 Tbsp cacao nibs
Blend well and enjoy! Make sure to chew your smoothie to get your digestive enzymes working!
Chicken Sweet Italian Sausage and Sweet Potato:
1 organic chicken sweet Italian sausage link cut into slices (check for minimal ingredients, free of dairy, gluten or soy)
1/2 sliced bell pepper
1 medium sweet potato
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil + more for sauteing
salt and pepper to taste + any other herbs for sauteing the bell peppers
In a small skillet, add 1/2 Tbsp of coconut or avocado oil on medium heat. Add sliced bell pepper, salt, pepper and thyme, saute for about a minute. Then add sliced chicken sausage and saute in a pan until both sides are brown. Once cooked, removed from heat and add to plate.
Wash sweet potato, either microwave sweet potato in a dish with a little water and cover with a wet paper towel or if you have time, bake in oven at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes. Once potato is fully cooked, slice open the top and add coconut oil, salt and pepper.
Other optional additions are sauteed mushrooms, tomato, butternut squash, spinach or avocado. Get creative with it and enjoy!
So there you have it! Three of my favorite egg-free breakfasts that are sure to taste amazing plus keep you feeling full while doing the elimination diet!
One thing to remember is that elimination diets are very customizable for each individual so just be sure to check to make sure you are allowed to eat the ingredients in these meals before you start cooking!
Leave a comment below and let me know which breakfast idea is your favorite or share your favorite breakfast!
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