Salmon-and-Avocado Chopped Salad
If canned tuna isn’t your thing, fresh salmon just might be. When it’s combined with creamy, healthy-fat-rich avocado, it’s a powerhouse ingredient for Whole30 breakfast recipes. “Avocados are very nutrient-dense, and Alaskan salmon is an oily fish packed with protein and omega-3s,” Rivas says.
How to make: Cut up leftover salmon from last night’s dinner, or flake a few ounces of smoked salmon out of a package. Combine with avocado slices, lime juice, and a sprinkle of salt for a super-easy breakfast.
If you’re not opposed to smoked salmon, you could even make a Whole30-compliant poke bowl with cauliflower rice, avocado slices, and sliced or cubed salmon. Serve smoked or leftover salmon atop a bed of lettuce greens with a poached egg and a drizzle of olive oil for a breakfast salad. Read these tips from people who lost weight on the Whole30—and how it changed their lives.
Chicken Sausage and Kale Frittata
Whether you follow Whole30 for a few weeks or months, you’re going to find that you eat a lot of eggs. Poached, fried, scrambled, baked—you’ll need to get creative if you want to keep enjoying this protein-packed food. That’s where a frittata can come in handy. You can add just about any ingredient to a frittata for breakfast, as long as it’s Whole30 compliant. With a side salad, a slice from your frittata is also lunch or dinner.
How to make: Beat 6 eggs with a fork until well combined. Add chopped kale and sliced, organic chicken sausage to your eggs. Combine, and pour into a pie dish coated with coconut oil. Bake at 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the center of the frittata is set.
“Kale, like all veggies and fruits, is rich in potassium, which can help cells produce energy,” Kleiner says. “Plus, kale boosts ample vitamin C, which helps boost collagen production for healthy skin.”
If you’re into cooking on the weekends for your week ahead, make a batch of mini frittatas in a muffin pan for grab-and-go breakfasts, with or without meat. You can let them come to temperature while you’re dressing, or zap them in the microwave for a few seconds. Either way, these eggy mini muffins are a great way to fuel your morning and provide delicious nutrition in a portable package.
“Frittatas are a great breakfast option because they are packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, and you get even more bonus points if you add the veggies,” says Haley Hughes, MS, RD, CDE. Keep things exciting with these mini frittatas by mixing up the ingredients every week, Hughes adds. “Two frittatas keep me satisfied, and I typically pair them with fruit and a handful of nuts for my carb and fat sources.” Check out these 15 high-protein breakfast recipes that will help you lose weight.