I so often hear people say “but I don’t have time to make a nutritious breakfast every morning!” as an excuse for diving head-first into a bowl of cereal each day. Sadly, in terms of nutrition, cereal is (at best) extremely lacking in bio-available nutrients and, more often than not, a carbohydrate-heavy, insulin-spiking, gut-irritating stomach filler that leaves you needing a snack after just a couple hours when your blood sugar crashes.

I have had my fair share of rushed mornings where I did not have time to leisurely prepare a nourishing meal, so I found an option that is super easy and quick to prepare once a week, and which will give you a quick grab-and-go breakfast that is full of nutrients and will keep you satiated for hours without the need for snacking in between meals.

A couple of great posts on grains, sugar & carbohydrates:
Quaker Oats for Breakfast, Diabetes for Lunch? – Diane Sanfilippo, Balanced Bites
When it comes to diet, what’s common isn’t normal. – Chris Kresser, The Healthy Skeptic

And here’s the recipe:

Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Breakfast Quiches
Yields 12
A quick grab-and-go nutritious breakfast option you can make in advance for the whole week.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 8 eggs
  2. 1 cup kale
  3. 1 medium zucchini
  4. 1 spring onion/scallion
  5. 12 slices of bacon (or prosciutto)
  6. Shrimp (optional)
  7. salt, pepper, herbs to flavour (I like to use basil, oregano and garlic)
  8. Coconut oil or butter to grease pan
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease muffin pan with coconut oil/butter
  2. 2. Beat eggs in a bowl and add spices/herbs
  3. 3. Either chop finely or food-process raw vegetables
  4. 4. Line each muffin cup with a slice of bacon or prosciutto (doesn't have to be exact)
  5. 5. Place spoonfuls of the veggies in each cup (dividing the whole amount evenly)
  6. 6. Carefully pour the egg mixture over each cup
  7. 7. Place a shrimp into each if you're including shrimp (submerging it slightly)
  8. 8. Place in oven for 18-22 minutes (until firm to the touch)
  1. You can substitute the vegetables here with whatever vegetables you prefer. Also you do not have to use bacon - these work well without it as well. I just think it makes pretty much everything taste better đŸ™‚ Play around with ingredients - it's easy to vary these using many different flavors.
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