December 03, 2019 7 min read

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only does your morning set the tone for the rest of the day, but a breakfast full of nutrient-rich, whole foods will get you started on the right foot and help fuel your performance throughout the entire day.

As we’ve mentioned in earlier posts, a sugar and carb filled breakfast can wreck havoc on your body both physically and emotionally throughout the remainder of the day. 

Here are some of our favorite, real-food-based whole 30 breakfast ideas that just about anyone can make. The best part about these whole-30 recipes is that they use few ingredients, are chocked full of protein and fiber, and are simple enough to whip up quickly in the morning before starting your day.

None of these whole 30 breakfast recipes have any added sugars, unlike many traditional breakfast cereals that make up the average American diet. We already know the dangers that sugar poses to the body, so here are 25 low-carb breakfast recipes to get you started on the right foot.

 

 1. Breakfast Sandwich

whole 30 breakfast sandwich

Photo Credit: Grass Fed Salsa

This Whole 30 breakfast “sandwich” is packed with protein from eggs and grass-fed sausage, healthy fats from avocado, greens, and slices of sweet potato as the “buns” to make a nutrient-rich, protein-packed powerhouse for breakfast that will keep you full well until lunch. Recipe here.

 

2. Brunch Nachos

whole 30 brunch nachos

Photo Credit: Fashionable Foods

Nachos? For breakfast? Yes Please. This tasty, Whole 30 breakfast version will remind you of the classic dish, minus all of the grease, cheese, and mess. Perfect for those weekend mornings when you need something hearty, filling, and still compliant. Recipe here.

 

 3. Blueberry Breakfast Sausage

whole 30 breakfast sausage

Photo Credit: Real Food with Jessica

Who knew this combination would taste so good! Its subtly sweet, salty, and super easy to make. Pair with eggs your style for the perfect Whole 30 breakfast. Save the leftovers and incorporate them into lunches and dinners as well. Recipe here.

 

4. Joe’s Special Scramble

whole-30 breakfast scramble

Photo Credit: Michelle Tam

A diner staple that is simple, easy, and incredibly delicious. Mushrooms, spinach, garlic, and onions give this scramble so many flavors to work with, you will forget that it's Whole 30 compliant! It’s a simple whole 30 breakfast recipe that is sure to please anyone. Recipe here.   

 

5. Breakfast Sausage Noodle Skillet

whole 30 breakfast skillet

Photo Credit: Cristina Maria Curp

This low carb breakfast dish uses veggie noodles and spicy sausage for the perfect sweet, spicy, and salty combination to get you going in the morning. It’s the Whole-30 breakfast dish that doesn’t leave you saying, “Where’re the eggs?” Recipe here.

 

6. Spiralized Potato Breakfast Pizza

whole 30 breakfast pizza

Photo Credit: Fashionable Foods

A fantastic, unique and delicious take on pizza, this whole-30 breakfast pizza is definitely worth waking up for. Simple, real-food ingredients that won't leave you bogged down with the mid-morning slump. And who doesn’t like pizza for breakfast? Recipe here.

 

7. BLT Breakfast Bake

whole-30 breakfast bake

Photo Credit: Real Food with Jessica

Get all of the delicious flavors of a BLT baked into a delicious, whole-30 breakfast dish. Another super simple and easy to prepare high protein breakfast that gives you loads of health benefits. Packed with tomatoes, spinach, and crispy bacon. Recipe here.

 

8. Egg-Free Breakfast Pot Pie

whole 30 breakfast pot pie

Photo Credit: Cristina Maria Curp

Who says you need eggs to make a delicious breakfast? This Whole-30 breakfast recipe ditches the eggs in favor of sweet potatoes, bacon, and chopped kale to make for an absolutely delicious pot pie. Make these ahead and keep them in your fridge or the freezer for an easy heat-and-go meal in the morning. Recipehere.

 

9. Sweet Potato Protein Breakfast Bowl

Whole-30 breakfast bowl

Photo Credit: Fit Mitten Kitchen

A Whole-30 and vegan breakfast bowl using the powder of sweet potatoes as its base. This bowl is chock full of fiber and antioxidants and makes the perfect quick whole-30 breakfast. Make the sweet potato ahead of time and this dish becomes super quick and simple to make. Add your own fruit, berries, and grain-free granola toppings to make this your own. Recipe here. 

 

10. Chorizo Sausage Sweet Potato Frittata

whole 30 chorizo frittata

Photo Credit: Paleo Running Momma

Spicy chorizo and sweet caramelized onion make the perfect flavor combination for this Whole-30 breakfast dish. Combine sweet potatoes and eggs and you’ve got the perfect frittata for your brunch party or breakfast get-together. Recipe here. 

 

11. Butternut Squash Breakfast Sausage

Whole 30 breakfast sausage with squash

Photo Credit: Real Food with Dana

This butternut squash breakfast sausage is kind of like a unique twist to the classic meatloaf. And you know what? It doesn’t use any eggs, also making it a great option for those on the AIP. A great whole 30 breakfast dish that can also double as a dinner entre. Use any leftover veggies that you’d like in the place of the squash to vary the flavors. Recipe here.

 

12. Savory Yuca Hash Browns

Whole 30 breakfast hash browns

Photo Credit: Paleo Running Momma

A low FODMAP breakfast option for those avoiding the nightshades, these hash browns sub the potatoes for yuca (also commonly called cassava). Add bacon, peppers, and onions for a Whole 30 hash brown recipe that tastes as good as the real thing. Recipe here.

 

13. Parsnip Breakfast Hash

whole-30 breakfast hash

Photo Credit: Real Simple Good

Another great potato and eggless hash recipe that tastes like the real thing. This Whole-30 breakfast dish uses parsnips instead of potatoes and only takes about 25 minutes to make. Using only real-food ingredients, it makes the perfect alternative for those needing a low-carb breakfast option for their morning. Recipe here.

 

14. Apricot Fig Breakfast Salad

 Whole-30 breakfast salad

Photo Credit: Anya Kaats

Getting tired of eggs and bacon? Here is another incredibly simple and egg-free breakfast option. This Whole 30 breakfast salad is anything but boring, mixing in greens, cashews, dried fruit, and avocado for the perfect simple meal. Make these ahead of time as they store well in the fridge for a few days. Recipehere.

 

15. Sausage Hashbrown Egg Bake

Whole-30 breakfast sausage hash browns 

 Photo Credit: The Real Food Dietitians

Another incredibly simple and flavor-filled egg bake made with sausage, peppers, onion, and potatoes. These can be made in a pie pan or cast-iron skillet. Another great crowd pleaser to feed a group, and perfect for leftovers throughout the week. Recipe here.

 

16. Chipotle Taco Breakfast Skillet Bake

 Whole 30 chipotle taco skillet 

Photo Credit: Paleo Running Momma

Another one-pot cast iron favorite, this dish resembles a deconstructed taco, giving you all of the flavors while staying Whole-30 compliant. A wonderful blend of taco spices gives this Whole 30 breakfast the perfect flavor. Pair with sliced avocado for healthy fats to keep you full all morning. Recipe here.

 

17. Shrimp & Grits

 whole 30 breakfast shrimp and grits

Photo Credit: Cristina Maria Curp

An absolutely delicious take on a southern classic. This Whole-30 breakfast recipe uses cauliflower for the “grits” to give you that same warm, southern feel you’d get from the classic breakfast, but without the carbs. A low-carb breakfast dream that tastes like the real thing. Recipe here.

 

18. Turkey Apple Breakfast Hash

 whole 30 breakfast turkey hash

Photo Credit: Joanna Smith

Another great AIP-friendly breakfast, this hash is chock full of vegetables, including butternut squash, zucchini, carrots, and spinach. The vegetables pair perfectly with ground turkey and a touch of thyme and cinnamon give this AIP and Whole-30 breakfast dish the perfect flavor. Recipehere.

 

19. Mexican Breakfast Salad

whole 30 breakfast salad recipe

Photo Credit: Jenn Laughlin

An incredibly simple dish full of Mexican flavors and spices, this Whole 30 breakfast dish pairs sweet potatoes with fresh onions, peppers, and cilantro for a clean and tasty breakfast. Top with a sunny side up egg for a protein and fiber-filled breakfast for any morning. Recipe here.

 

20. Bacon, Basil & Greens Egg Roll-Ups

whole-30 breakfast roll ups 

Photo Credit: Cristina Maria Curp

Another simple, clean, and low-carb breakfast recipe that you can take anywhere. These roll-ups and chock full of greens and bacon. The touch of basil works perfectly and the addition of avocado gives this plenty of healthy fats that also make this a great keto breakfast option. Recipe here.

 

21. Chorizo Butternut Pizza Hash with Baked Eggs

Whole 30 breakfast pizza hash 

Photo Credit: Paleo Running Momma

Another simple, one-pan dish that brings out an incredible combination of flavors. Ready in 20 minutes or less, this dish combines spicy chorizo with butternut squash and adds the addition of pizza sauce to truly kick up the flavor. Add a fried egg in the middle and you have one heck of a meal. Recipe here.

 

22. Vegetable Frittata

whole 30 breakfast veggie frittata

Photo Credit: Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Another great frittata dish, this one is chock full of all kinds of veggies, making it a nutrition powerhouse that will fuel any morning. Ready in 30 minutes or less, get creative and customize the veggie filling with whatever veggies you have on hand. Makes the perfect use for those leftovers. Recipe here.

 

23. Breakfast Casserole

whole 30 breakfast casserole

Photo Credit: Christine Galvani

A great staple recipe to have around the holidays, this whole-30 breakfast recipe is another incredibly simple egg bake with turkey sausage and veggies. You can easily make this the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning for a quick breakfast for yourself or the whole family. Recipe here.

 

24. Egg and Potato Breakfast Muffins

whole 30 breakfast muffins

Photo Credit: Raia's Recipes

This unique take on the breakfast muffin uses no grains at all. Instead, it uses grated potato baked in muffin tins to hold the eggs. When perfectly baked, these puppies come out with just the right amount of runny yolk to supplement the potato bottom. Delish. Recipe here.

 

25. Caramelized Sweet Potato Apple Hash Browns

 whole 30 breakfast sweet potato hash browns

Photo Credit: Paleo Running Momma

A sweet and savory dish of sweet potatoes and apples paired with no added sugars or added oils, this Whole-30 breakfast recipe can also dub as a quick and easy side dish for any meal. The addition of a bit of cinnamon gives this dish a homey and “holiday” feel, perfect for family get-togethers. Recipe here.

 



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