The Whole30 eating plan works on the premise of only eating whole foods, automatically eliminating processed foods and added sugars in the process. It also encourages you not to eat legumes and soy unless you don’t eat meat.
It focuses on including meat, vegetables, healthy fats, seeds, and tree nuts in your diet. The main food it eliminates are grains, legumes, dairy, processed food additives, alcohol, and added sugar.
As the name suggests, it’s designed to be followed for 30 days due to its restrictive nature making it quite hard to follow any longer. It is said to improve sleep, give you more energy, lose weight, and reduce food cravings while you’re following it.
The idea is that it detoxes your body from all the processed foods we consume, often without realizing it, and focuses on being conscious about what we are putting into our bodies. It is said to give your body a reset from any issues you might have, such as inflammation, gut, and hormone imbalances. However, any lapse in the rules and you have to restart the 30 days to reap these rewards.
Thinking about trying it out? Or perhaps just want to include more whole foods into your diet? Here are 26 Whole30-friendly breakfast recipes to get you started.
So you can’t eat actual quiche, but this changes up scrambled eggs a bit. This recipe from Everyday Pie offers a quiche crust made out of shredded potato. Then fill it with your choice of egg-based filling. Throw in veggies or any meats you fancy eating for breakfast and bake inside the potato crust.
This dish can be prepared the night before, tossed in the fridge and then into the oven in the morning. Just Jessie B adds kale, spinach and red peppers too, and warns to check the ingreidents on your sausage to ensure they are Whole30 compliant. Some brands add in flour or dairy, while others keep it ‘whole’.
Paleo Running Momma teaches you how to shred the potatoes yourself, ensuring they stay ‘whole’ and don’t have a bunch of additives like the store-bought ones can do. The crust is then crisped up in the oven while you cook the filling on the stove top. It’s fully loaded with onions, mushrooms, garlic, peppers, and spinach, and then topped with bacon.
This is a nice filling breakfast, the sweet potato tricks you into thinking you’re enjoying a huge bowl of carbs when actually you’re getting some great slow-burn energy to set you up for the day. The eggs and sausage offer a nice dose of protein, just be sure to check the ingredients of the sausage for added sugar or preservatives.
Whole New Mom shows us the art of making a frittata. It might seem like just an omelet but they are much thicker, and it can be tricky to cook them all the way through. It can be made in the morning and eaten fresh, or kept in the fridge and sliced as required. Instead of omitting the milk, she subs almond milk here to keep it dairy-free.
If you like savory spice in your breakfasts, this recipe from Thyme and Again will be right up your alley. Shredded chicken is baked right into the eggs, and store-bought Whole30-approved buffalo sauce is drizzled on top to kick-start your morning.
If you thought you couldn’t enjoy muffins on Whole30, think again! If you’re sneaky about it, anything is possible. Measure Me Whole shows us how using coconut oil and coconut flour makes muffin dreams come true. The bananas add sweetness of course, and a dash of cinnamon is added to enhance the sweetness further, with no need for added sugar.
Instead of bananas to add sweetness and moisture, this recipe calls for pumpkin and the accompanying spices. Food, Faith, and Fitness use almond flour and dates as well, creating a really delicious muffin that will definitely curb any sweet cravings you’re experiencing.
Of course, there are plenty of savory muffins you can try out too. These muffins from Raja’s Recipes are super cute because each individual muffin has an egg cracked on top. They are little hash brown muffins, with a perfectly formed sunny-side-up egg perched on top. Perfect for entertaining a crowd!
Homemade sausage can be much ‘cleaner’ than store-bought, and also much cheaper. If you’re struggling to find sausage that is Whole30 compliant, The Clean Eating Couple has a solution and shares how they make their own. It involves ground chicken and a whole bunch of yummy add-ins, like mushrooms, rosemary, and fennel seeds. Yum!
Breakfast salad? Is that a thing? Apparently so! And a pretty good idea when you think about it. This recipe has you layering bacon, slice strawberries, avocados, and boiled egg on a bed of arugula and sprinkling it all with sesame seeds. Meal Prep on Fleek also offers up a yummy tahini dressing recipe.
This salad uses cubed sweet potato, bacon strips, and pops a runny egg on top. Served on a bed of greens, it earns the name salad. Our Salty Kitchen reminds us again of the importance of checking the quality of the bacon and ensuring it’s sugar-free and nitrate/nitrite-free, which really we should be eating regardless of if we are following the Whole30 regime.
Herbs and spices can change a meal completely, and they usually don’t add any calories, making seemingly strict eating plans much easier to follow. This is a simple meal from Every Last Bite, completed with delicious Mexican seasoning. The butternut squash, spinach, chorizo, and jalapenos, are sure to fuel you for the day.
Fridge to Fork created this recipe because they became bored of scrambled eggs and omelets day after day, and wanted something more exciting to start the day. These are ground pork sausage patties, with small pieces of apple added for a juicy and sweet flavor. They use almond flour to help it all stick together, and keep it grain-free.
Sometimes all you need is a different vessel. Every Last Bite suggests whipping up some Whole30-approved scrambled eggs and serving them inside a giant mushroom. They also add spinach and diced onion, and it’s served with a runny egg yolk on top.
Add some Brussels to your breakfast with this delicious recipe from The Healthy Consultant. Of course, no Brussels sprouts dish is complete without adding a little bacon to enhance the flavor! Ensure you’re choosing Whole30-friendly rashers when picking up a pack.
Eggs Benedict is a breakfast classic and with the right ingredients you can still enjoy it while eating on the Whole30 plan. This Mexican version from Against All Grain adds some tasty spices and creates a delightful alternative to the original.
The fastest way to take boring scrambled eggs and turn them into something more interesting is to go ahead and whip up a ‘breakfast scramble’. It has scrambled eggs sure, but you can toss in a bunch of other food to make it more exciting. This particular recipe from Beauty and the Benchpress adds yummy taco seasoning.
A full English had too many parts on the stove to eat all the time. This recipe from Good Housekeeping shows how you can add them all to a tray and bake them in the oven. Fewer pans, less mess, more eating time! As always, be sure you’re using Whole30-approved bacon and sausages.
Another way to essentially eat scrambled eggs without feeling like you’re eating them is to cook them in a frittata. You’ll quickly forget the main protein here and enjoy the meal, especially with those delicious southwest flavors. The recipe is compliments of Beauty and the Benchpress.
Spaghetti squash is one of those foods that’s a great volume food as it doesn’t contain many calories so you can chow down as much of it as you want. Of course, the eggs turn it into a breakfast.. but it’s a great ingredient for dinners too. This recipe from The Roasted Root is highly recommended!
Baked eggs are another way to eat eggs in a less monotonous way, and this recipe makes a batch to set you up for the week. To make it Whole30 ready, you’ll need to sub out the milk and cheese for plant-based versions. They have a healthy dose of veggies added in, and are very ‘tidy’ to eat so can be eaten as you dash out in the morning! Often keeping up with healthy eating ca be hard in a rush, but not with this recipe.
Never mind breakfast, this sounds like a winner for lunch or dinner as well! Pushing the boundaries and using pulled pork in this recipe from The Wholesmiths, it’s definitely one of the more fun breakfast ideas out there.
24. Chorizo Egg Bake
Adding chorizo is such a delicious way to enjoy eggs, it adds such a depth of flavor. Cooking up a whole traybake also means you have breakfast made for the week! Thank you, The Whole Kitchen Sink.
25. Homemade Chorizo
In order to add chorizo to all the delightful egg dishes, you need to know how to make a Whole30-approved chorizo. By creating it yourself, you can tell the sugar and other preservatives and unnecessary additives to step aside, and focus on sprinkling in the tasty herbs and spices. The Whole Kitchen Sink comes to the rescue with this tasty recipe.
If you’re more of a dessert for breakfast kind of person, this can work well if you’re struggling with all the savory foods on Whole30. The chia seeds add a nice crunch, you can change up the flavor very easily with different add-ins and it tastes pretty much like eating a tub of pudding! Sun-kissed Kitchen offers lots of variations in this recipe.
26 Easy Whole30 Breakfast Ideas
- 1. Potato Crust Quiche
- 2. Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake
- 3. Loaded Breakfast Casserole with Hash Brown Crust
- 4. Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- 5. Sun Dried Tomato and Sweet Potato Frittata
- 6. Buffalo Chicken Frittata
- 7. Banana Muffins
- 8. Pumpkin Muffins
- 9. Potato and Egg Muffins
- 10. Apple Chicken Breakfast Sausage
- 11. Bacon and Strawberry Breakfast Salad
- 12. Bacon, Egg, and Sweet Potato Breakfast Salad
- 13. Mexican Breakfast Hash
- 14. Pork and Apple Breakfast Sausage
- 15. Scrambled Eggs In Portobello Mushrooms
- 16. Brussels Sprouts Breakfast with Bacon
- 17. Mexican Eggs Benedict
- 18. Taco Breakfast Scramble
- 19. Full English Traybake
- 20. Southwest Breakfast Frittata
- 21. Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests
- 22. Weight Watchers Egg Bites
- 23. Pulled Pork Bacon Hash
- 24. Chorizo Egg Bake
- 25. Homemade Chorizo
- 26. Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding