When you are transitioning to Paleo or AIP Paleo from a standard American diet (SAD), one of the most difficult meals to reconfigure is breakfast. We’ve all grown up with cereal, toast, pancakes, muffins, waffles, etc., etc. Breakfast seems to be almost entirely grain-based, with the possible exception of a slice of bacon, ham or sausage here or there along with a fried egg. Add in the milk, cheese and coffee and pretty much everything around breakfast becomes something you realize you need to avoid.
Skipping breakfast isn’t really an option. Even though your body will learn to burn protein and fat more efficiently, by the time you’ve slept for the eight hours (we’ll talk more about sleep in another post!) you really need, you are definitely ready to break your fast.
I needed to come up with a recipe that was easy to make ahead of time (getting two kids ready for school and myself ready for work make mornings rushed to say the least), that can be warmed up quickly and be satisfying. Enter breakfast meatballs. They can be eaten in the car, not great for the digestion, I realize, but that’s a compromise I sometimes have to make. They include some vegetable matter and are super tasty and satisfying.
I hope you enjoy!!