3 eggless breakfastsOn June 5th, my life and love of eggs for breakfast forever changed.

Being the curious health experimenter/learner that I am, I decided to take an allergy sensitivity test “just for the heck of it.”

In case you’re curious, an “allergy sensitivity” is a reaction from a delayed immune response (vs. a quick response from a ‘true allergy’), that can manifest in fatigue, headaches, joint pain, and other symptoms that are hard to specifically pinpoint to certain foods.

Now, I am *perhaps* regretting this decision, because just 1.5 weeks ago, I received my results:

  • VERY sensitive to ALL chicken and duck eggs and yolks.
  • Very sensitive to ALL dairy.
  • Sensitive to almonds and cranberries.

{Yeah, I know your mouth is dropping, too.}

I’ve had some awareness about my issues with dairy throughout life… but ALL eggs, and even almonds!?

My face went from shock, to doubt and disbelief, to anger, to sadness, to WhattheheckamIsupposedtoeatforbreakfast!!?

And I’m still grieving the news, especially because during the past 2 years, I’ve eaten eggs 99.5% of the time for breakfast.


And for the other .5%, I end up eating eggs for lunch or a snack during the day.

Remarkable, isn’t it? It’s not like my love for eggs has been that obvious in my writing or anything…

For the Love of Eggs (And Your Brain & Body!)

The Perfect Boiled Egg


While this news may be one of those “ignorance is bliss” cases, I am undeniably grateful that I figured out some of these problem foods to avoid in my everyday diet.

The goal is optimum wellbeing, right? If cutting these foods out (*tear*) means I have a clearer brain, better skin, and I’m healthier, I’m game.


Whether you, too, are sensitive or allergic to eggs – OR – you just want to find a healthy alternative to eating eggs every day, here are 3 delicious and eggless alternatives to start your day with a bang!

3 Eggless Breakfast Alternatives 

1) Breakfast Meat + Greens

A. Choose a clean meat – without hormones, antibiotics, nitrates or additives – and preferably organic.

My FAVORITES are apple and cinnamon pork sausages (something like this)chicken sausage (like this, and, of course, BACON.

Speaking of, did you see my new favorite sign for my kitchen that I posted on Facebook!?


Out with eggs, in with BACON!

B. Pick a green (My faves right now are kale, kohlrabi, or asparagus with leeks!!), and sauté in 1 – 2 tablespoons of lard, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, or butter. Add a dash of sea salt. Delish!!

You’ll feel full of sustained energy from the protein and healthy fats, along with a healthy dose of calcium, antioxidants, and fiber from the greens!


Breakfast meat & greens!

2) Steel Cut Oats Delight

Unlike old-fashioned oats, quick oats, or instant oats, which are steamed or partially cooked and rolled, steel cut oats are produced by running the grain through steel blades that thinly slice them.

As one of the least processed, whole foods versions of oats, these bad boys are tied to decreasing heart disease risk, improving blood pressure, and improving cholesterol. Yes, please.

Kyle and I like Bob’s Red Mill brand.


How to make them?

  • Soak them overnight in coconut milk (or almond milk, prior to my test results) with 2:1 ratio of liquid to oats (a.k.a. 1 c of steel cut oats in 2 c of coconut milk).
  • In the morning, cook on low-medium heat for 10 – 20 minutes (depending on how creamy you like them).
  • Add fruit (we love berries!).
  • Optional: Add a scoop of organic peanut butter or almond butter
  • Optional: Add a dash of vanilla and cinnamon if you like… tastes like pie!
  • Serve or take it to-go in a mason jar!

Note: If you aren’t able to soak them overnight, no biggie. Just add the appropriate 2:1 ratio of liquid to oats in a pan, and cook as described above!


I like my oats with a scoop of peanut butter for added creaminess (and a side of kale!)

3) Super Quick Smoothie

Another great way to include a huge dose of quick, energy-boosting antioxidants is by making a smoothie!!

Here are two of my favorite recipes that I recently posted on Facebook!

Strawberry Coconut Cream Smoothie
– 1/2 c coconut milk (+ extra water if needed)
– 2 tbsp chia seeds (helps to thicken)
– 1 tbsp flaxseed
– 1/2 c strawberries
– 1/2 tbsp coconut oil 
– 3 ice cubes
– Dash of vanilla

The chia seeds and flaxseed are both excellent sources of Omega-3 fatty acids (think brain fats and anti-inflammatory), as well as fiber and protein.

The coconut oil and coconut milk are also super satiating fats great for long-lasting satiety and high energy (medium-chain triglyceride fats go right to the liver for immediate use!).

Plus, it’s low in sugar/carbs, so you’ll stay happy and full for a long time. 🙂


Beet and Avocado Smoothie
– 1/2 c coconut milk
– 1 small beet
– 1/2 avocado
– Dash of organic vanilla
– 3 ice cubes
– 1 scoop protein powder like this


For more eggless (AND egg-based breakfast) ideas, check out 10 more ideas here!


Your turn! I’m dying to hear what other eggless (and whole foods!) breakfast alternatives you love!?


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