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10 Breakfast Ideas Without Eggs

Updated on July 12, 2013

Paleo or Whole 30 Breakfasts

My typical Whole 30 breakfast includes no diary, no grains, no legumes, but lots of eggs.

  • Two eggs (poached, fried in clarified butter, scrambled, or froached eggs)
  • 1/2 avacado on top
  • 2 tablespoons fresh salsa
  • Fruit (mix of peaches and raspberries)
  • 1 Sausage
  • sautéed spinach and onion (olive oil)

This will keep me full well through lunch, but after eating eggs every day, I'm coming up with a list of ten ideas that work with the program, but don't require eggs for breakfast.

My Typical Whole 30 Breakfast

#1 Sausage, Spinach, Avocado, Fruit

The first idea is my main breakfast without the eggs.

  • Two pieces of sausage
  • Sauteed spinach and onions in a little olive oil
  • 1/2 fresh avocado
  • Pear

#2 Ground Turkey, Asparagus, Fruit, Macadamia Nuts

Ground turkey goes well in an omlette, but for this breakfast, I'm not adding the eggs.

  • Ground turkey with all spice, a bit of cinnamon, and salt and pepper
  • Roasted asparagus
  • Apple
  • Macadamia Nuts

#3 Steak, Salsa, Sweet Potatoes, Asparagus, Watermelon

Steak and eggs is a classic breakfast, but for this meal, I'm leaving out the eggs.

  • Small sirloin steak
  • Salsa (fresh)
  • Sweet potatoes (hash brown style)
  • Asparagus roasted
  • 1 Slice watermelon

#4 Chicken, Salsa, Pineapple, Mixed Mexican Green Salad

This isn't chicken and waffles, or a deep fried breaded chicken steak with gravy and eggs. Here is how I make it Whole 30 compliant.

  • Shredded organic chicken
  • Salsa (make sure it doesn't have sugar added)
  • Slice of pineapple
  • Mixed Mexican style salad with lime vinaigrette dressing

I put the salsa on the warm chicken and then serve the pineapple and salad on the side.

#5 Salmon, Zucchini, Strawberries

We don't often think of having salmon for breakfast, unless it's smoked. But, most smoked salmon has sugar added to it. So, we have to grill or poach it for this breakfast.

  • Poached salmon (salt and pepper, fresh lemon)
  • Fried Zucchini
  • Fresh Strawberries

#6 Chicken Sausage, Yam, Spinach Salad, Cantaloupe

I found organic chicken sausage without fillers that is delicious!

  • Chicken sausage
  • Yam Patties (I mash them and then fry in coconut oil)
  • Spinach salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing
  • Slice of Cantaloupe

#7 Pork Chop, Roasted Carrots, Banana and Blueberries

This is a very satiating breakfast that will keep you full till lunch.

  • Pork chop
  • Roasted Carrots
  • Banana and Blueberries

I don't eat too many bananas because of the high sugar content, but I find that they go really well with blueberries and pork. This is a favorite of mine:)

#8 Avocado chicken salad, Cauliflower, Peach

This I may be stretching a bit on.

  • Mix chicken, avocado, and a paleo mayo to make a salad
  • Make mashed cauliflower and fry up a patty in coconut oil
  • Peach

This is like a light salad, with a savory potato like patty, and a sweet kicker.

#9 Halibut, Peaches, Kale

Halibut is light and flakey which is pretty good for breakfast. With the peaches and some greens, it's a very nice combination.

#10 Shrimp, Cashews, Blueberries, Peppers

  • Grilled Shrimp
  • Cashews (small handful)
  • Blueberries
  • Sauteed Bell Peppers

Eating Breakfast without Eggs

Even if you like eggs, if you stay on the Paleo diet or do the Whole 30 program, if you're like me will start to get a bit challenged by eating them almost every morning. I've found a couple of ways to get through the egg challenge. First, cook them all sorts of ways. Second, mix up the type of eggs. Try quail eggs as an example. Lastly, try to make some breakfasts without the eggs like the list of breakfast ideas I provided.

To make your own list, I've found that preparing the meat as a light as possible and serving a fruit with the meal makes it feel more like breakfast. One more way to come up with ideas is to think of your favorite breakfast and just remove all the things that aren't whole 30 approved and take out the eggs if you're sick of them. That's how I came up with most of my ideas. I looked at a breakfast menu and just removed the eggs from the plate. Good luck.

Please suggest other ideas in the comments!


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    • mariexotoni profile image


      4 years ago

      THANK GOD. I am so sick of eggs. And I am all over #s 4-8.

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I'll have the number 3 please! Yum! I love anything with sweet potatoes. This sounds divine!

    • chefsref profile image

      Lee Raynor 

      5 years ago from Citra Florida

      As a diabetic I find breakfast the most challenging meal to design. I even went so far as to research breakfasts around the world and wrote a Hub about it. Trouble is what I found out was that everybody eats a lot of starch to start the day. This Hub gives me ideas to work with,



    • Paul Edmondson profile imageAUTHOR

      Paul Edmondson 

      5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I've had a bunch of gut issues, so I was looking for a diet to help with it. I read a book called "It Starts with Food" and that led me to try their Whole30 program...I'm doing it now.

    • Sue Bailey profile image

      Susan Bailey 

      5 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      I have heard if the Paleo diet but am unclear what the benefits are. The breakfasts sound great but cooking breakfast is not always practical when you're dashing about trying to get ready for work. Great hub. Voted up.

    • peachpurple profile image


      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i am going to try #5, #6, #7. Those recipe looks yummy and easy to prepare. Would be nice to have the photos. Voted up

    • Paul Edmondson profile imageAUTHOR

      Paul Edmondson 

      5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I'm going to take pictures of the next round to show what the plates look like. I wish I had vespawoolf's photo skills:)

    • vespawoolf profile image


      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      What a creative list of Paleo breakfast ideas. I agree that adding fruit to the meal makes it taste more like breakfast. I hope to use some of these soon. Thanks!


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