Start your day right with this delicious and nutritious breakfast.

Often people tell me they don’t feel like they have enough options for breakfast while on a Paleo diet. This recipe is a departure from the usual bacon and eggs that tend to be what people consider Paleo staples.

By including cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower you’re starting your day with a great boost of vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, B6, B12, D, E and K, and minerals like iron, phosphorous, and zinc to name just a few). And did you know that broccoli is a great source of calcium (click here for more calcium rich foods)? Just one serving contains over 60 mg!

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower also contain a compound called sulforaphane – which plays a major role in helping your body with detoxification. Folate and fiber are too more additional benefits to adding these veggies to your breakfast meal, as if you needed another reason. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 strips bacon (nitrate free)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups cauliflower, diced into “rice” sized pieces (organic)
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped (organic)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar or coconut aminos
  • 2 eggs (cage free)
  • ½ tsp kosher pink or sea salt
  • ¼ tsp cracked pepper
  • Black sesame seeds

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Set aside on a plate and drain bacon grease, remaining just a teaspoon or so. Add cauliflower and broccoli to the skillet and cook over medium heat. Add olive oil and continue to sauté until vegetables soften. Mix in balsamic vinegar or coconut aminos for flavor. Make the soft boiled eggs by bringing a small pot of water (filled about 1-inch high) to a boil. Place eggs in boiling water and cover, cooking for exactly 6 minutes. Place in an ice bath until cool enough to handle. Break your bacon into small bits then add to your skillet. Season the entire dish with salt and pepper. Scoop out onto plates then add peeled sot boiled eggs. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and additional salt and pepper if desired.