Since my “cereal” post we have had many people write in asking just what CAN they eat for breakfast while on a low sugar, low carb diet. So I thought it was a good idea to continue with the “anything but cereal” breakfast posts. Your options are plenty believe me, and the good news is you are not sitting yourself (or your kids) down to any carcinogens here! It’s also a good breakfast for anyone who may have food allergies. If you missed my post on “Homemade Granola AND Is Cereal Really that Bad For You” click here to read it and you will understand why all the posts on breakfast alternatives.
Some good reasons to feel good about this breakfast:
Grapefruit provides almost half of your daily vitamin C intake. It is low in calories (less than 45 calories in a half grapefruit) and grapefruit also supports immune health, supports heart health, and lowers cholesterol.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A, and are rich in other vitamins and minerals like manganese, copper, Vitamin C, B6, and potassium to name a few!
Stay tuned, next month we are going to dive into leaky gut syndrome and the autoimmune diseases it can cause. If you have food allergies you don’t want to miss this one!
- 2-3 sweet potatoes
- 2-3 cooked chorizo sausage links (antibiotic/hormone free)
- ⅛ of an onion chopped (if you like onion you can use ¼)
- I like to precook my sweet potatoes in the crock pot. Cover each sweet potato with aluminum foil and place in crock pot. Add ¼ cup water in the pot. Let cook on high for 1-2 hours or until soft but not mushy. You can test by sticking a fork down the middle of potato. Cut sweet potato into desirable sized chunks. Chop onion in food processor. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Cook onions until they are slightly golden brown. Place chorizo sausage in food processor and chop until the sausage is ground. Remove sweet potatoes from crock pot and peel. Add sausage and sweet potato to skillet. Add salt, pepper, and paprika to taste. I like to make a big batch and keep it sealed in Tupperware and reheat individual portions in the mornings to serve.