Hormone-Balancing Paleo Power Breakfast

I’M HOME! These past two weeks I’ve been traveling for blog related trips. Last week I was in Yuma, Arizona and this week was a quick visit to Charlotte, North Carolina. Both trips were crazy fun and I adore traveling but it kind of wipes you out! I feel like I’m still catching up on sleep, responding to emails I missed and settling back into my normal routine.

Speaking of routine, I’m pretty excited to be able to whip up breakfast in my own kitchen this morning.

As I work towards increasing the amount of healthy fats in my diet I’ve been eating more paleo-ish. I actually hate diet labels, but that’s any easy way to describe how I’ve been eating lately. I’m calling it paleo-ish because I’m still doing some grains, beans and dairy occasionally, but I’m making sure to get plenty of fat and protein as well.

With that style of eating in mind I’ve been opting for eggs for breakfast over my normal bowl of oatmeal. Eggs alone don’t really hold me over well so I’ve been making a power breakfast that really satisfies me in the morning and keeps me feeling full until lunch. I’ve found that for me FAT is the key to satiety for me.

Y’all are probably going to laugh at me for this but the breakfast I’m sharing today kind of reminds me of the Big Daddy Skillet from Aunt Sarah’s. Have you ever had it before? If not, it’s basically a huge plate of breakfast food (pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and home fries) that comes out on a hot skillet. When I was younger my mom and I used to spilt it and I loved that it came with a variety of stuff. This version also has a variety of flavors — it’s just a tad more colorful and a wee bit healthier. 😉

Hormone-balancing PALEO POWER BREAKFAST— it’s loaded with green veggies, protein, healthy fats, wholesome carbs and has a fermented component. It’s one of the healthiest breakfasts around!

So last week I wrote about my favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes and I mentioned having them for breakfast. Well, here’s the breakfast combo I was referring to.

I got the idea for this breakfast from Laura Hames Franklin’s #superhumanbreakfast challenge. I participated in the challenge last year and I’ve been obsessed since. I honestly think this is one of the healthiest breakfasts around. It’s comprised of all whole foods and balanced with protein from the eggs, a hefty dose of nutrients from the leafy greens, healthy carbs from the sweet potatoes, healthy fat from the coconut oil and has a probiotic -rich fermented component with the sauerkraut.

The combo will keep you full and focused all morning, give you plenty of energy and may even help balance your blood sugar and hormone levels. Eggs (with the yolks) and healthy fats like coconut oil contain cholesterol, the type that your body needs to create hormones. Cruciferous green veggies (like kale, broccoli, cabbage and brussels sprouts) are packed with nutrients and have a compound called indole-3-carbinol that helps balance estrogen.  Fermented foods like sauerkraut are loaded with probiotics that help increase the good bacteria in your digestive system and improve digestion so you’re actually absorbing all the lovely nutrients in the food you eat.

Hormone-balancing PALEO POWER BREAKFAST — it’s loaded with green veggies, protein, healthy fats, wholesome carbs and has a fermented component. It’s one of the healthiest breakfasts around!

Here’s a breakdown of hormone-balancing PALEO POWER BREAKFAST:

  • 1-2 cups sautéed kale or other green leafy vegetable (swiss chard, spinach, collard greens, etc) — Simply add a little coconut oil, ghee or grass-fed butter into a hot sauce-pan or skillet. Toss in the green veggies and sauté until tender. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  • 2-3 eggs — Cooked any way you please.
  • 2 Tablespoons sauerkraut — I love a local company called Farmstead Ferments or the Farmhouse Culture brand.
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes — Follow the recipe I posted here for the sweet potatoes. You can reheat them in the toaster oven or enjoy them cold from the fridge.

If this is too much to cook in the morning, save time by cooking the greens and roasting the sweet potatoes ahead of time. Hardboiled eggs can also be used instead of pan-fried. I should also note that this meal isn’t limited to breakfast. Sometimes I’ll make it for lunch or even dinner. Breakfast for dinner is a crowd-favorite over here so we love having this for din.

What’s your go-to breakfast at the moment? 

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    1. Jen
      May 24, 2016 AT 9:52 pm

      This is very similar to the breakfast I eat everyday- 3 over medium eggs and sweet potatoes, both cooked in coconut oil, and salad greens with avocado. Sometimes I’ll have a clove of raw garlic with it and maybe some fruit. I sprinkle it all with turmeric and cracked pepper, break the egg yolks, and enjoy my nourishing and filling “breakfast salad.” I might have to add sauerkraut too though! Such a great idea.

    2. Jen
      October 7, 2015 AT 3:28 pm

      Honestly, I pre-fry eggs the night before (or even a couple of days’ worth) so that I can just reheat them in the toaster oven too! They taste the same to me 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 7, 2015 AT 4:01 pm

        That’s a great idea. I never thought to do that!

    3. athleticavocado
      September 27, 2015 AT 8:42 pm

      Thats seriously the best combo of foods right there, especially the sweet potatoes!

    4. Karen
      September 26, 2015 AT 7:29 am

      This looks great! I’m a huge fan of probiotics and would totally make this for dinner. We have a small flock of chickens so I’m positively silly with eggs. Any new egg recipe is welcome!

    5. oatsandrows
      September 24, 2015 AT 9:00 pm

      This looks just like my favorite kind of breakfast! I’d add a sriracha drizzle of course 🙂

    6. Amy
      September 24, 2015 AT 7:49 pm

      I’m wondering if you’d write a post with more details about what you’re eating and how you’re working out on a daily basis to regulate your hormones. I have amenorrhea due to anorexia even though my weight is now in a normal range. I’d love to get my body to work correctly through food! Thanks for being so open about your period problems!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 25, 2015 AT 6:08 pm

        Hi Amy. As Marie mentioned I have done a post where I share what I’ve been eating lately here: https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/what-i-ate-wednesday-healthy-fats/. To be completely honest I’m hesitant to give advice because I’m still working through my issues and figuring out what works. That said, here’s what I’ve been doing — upping my calorie intake and sticking with all whole, real foods. No processed foods, no added sugars, adding in protein and LOTS of healthy fats etc. Workout wise I’ve added in yoga, stopped running and I’m doing shorter workouts (30 minutes) with weights so that I can build/maintain muscle. Hope this helps a little. Best of luck with your journey.

    7. Michelle Hunt (@PeachyPalate)
      September 24, 2015 AT 5:07 pm

      Breakfast perfection right there!

    8. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      September 24, 2015 AT 4:56 pm

      Those sweet potatoes look fabulous!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 25, 2015 AT 6:09 pm

        Thanks Erin! 🙂

    9. kaitlynkinnaird
      September 24, 2015 AT 2:55 pm

      That looks fantastic! Alas, I’m allergic to eggs so not so good for me. I love a good breakfast smoothie though! Or if I’m feeling fancy, some sausage and roasted sweet potatoes. Best meal of the day!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 25, 2015 AT 6:12 pm

        Oh no! Allergies are such a bummer. Oh well, smoothies are quite delicious as well. And I totally agree — breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day. 🙂

    10. cleaneatingveggiegirl
      September 24, 2015 AT 2:53 pm

      I eat this exact thing for brinner all the time!! It’s delicious!

    11. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
      September 24, 2015 AT 1:07 pm

      Yum! I’m more of a sweet breakfast gal and go with the overnight oats, but I actually eat this meal for lunch most days. Sweet potatoes and eggs go together so well!

    12. Mariana Sarceda
      September 24, 2015 AT 12:33 pm

      Breakfast is my favorite time in the day. It’s my me time of the day and when I can focus on the tasks I need to tackle ahead. I have never tried sweet potatoes for breakfast yet and eggs are too heavy for me in the mornings. I eat plenty of fruit and cereals and sip a cuppa of coffee in the mornings. That gets me energized and ready!

    13. Emily @ Sinful Nutrition
      September 24, 2015 AT 11:20 am

      This looks a lot like most of my breakfasts lately, except I usually opt for an kale omelet instead. I need to get on sauteeing it!

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