Good morning! “They” say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if you eat a Paleo diet, breakfast can be the most repetitive meal of the day, but it doesn’t have to be!

There are many options for your first meal of the day.  Traditional breakfast foods of eggs, bacon, etc. usual end up on my plate, but eating those leftovers from the night before doesn’t have to be relegated to the later part of the day!

My challenge in the morning is making sure that I end up with a hearty breakfast to bring me through to lunch, which means protein.  I have to say, eggs are a staple in my breakfast, I love them and try to switch it up and mix up how I make them.  Boiled eggs though, with whatever left over veggies from dinner, usually end up on the menu!

Since my work day starts at 8am in the office, I more often then not end up packing both my breakfast and lunch to bring with me.

This morning was egg salad with green onions, a cut-up tomato, and a banana with black coffee.

sarah_food_2012_10_19

It has only been in the last couple of months that I took the leap to start drinking my coffee black.  Cream in my coffee has always been my last hurdle to pure paleo eating (minus an indiscretion in my weekend eating here and there). The experience of switching to black was not nearly as bad as I had thought it would be. I’ve often heard people weaning themselves off cream by switching instead to milk and then lessening the amount until it’s not there anymore. I decided to just switch to black.

My best advice: spend money on your coffee. Get GOOD coffee! It will make a world of difference! You know those descriptors they use for coffee? ‘Carmel’, ‘chocolate’, ‘fruity’, ‘nutty’, etc. You can actually taste that when you don’t have all that cream and sugar in there! Yum! I can’t imagine drinking my coffee anyway but black now.