Weekday breakfasts should be:
1) filled with healthy things to power you through your to-do list.
2) so tasty, they cancel out any craziness the day might throw at you.
Bonus points if a weekday breakfast is also ridiculously easy. Like say for instance, this Paleo French Toast.😋
Weekdays are hard! Give yourself something to look forward to each morning. With a *minimal* amount of planning you can make yourself a super quick breakfast without sacrificing in the health OR flavor departments.
A couple of things that make weekday breakfasts on those rushed mornings easier:
The incredible, edible egg – Eggs are your best friend when you’re trying to give up processed food breakfast habits (but are still tight on time.) My advice- get the best eggs you can comfortably afford, they’re so worth it. Local, pasture raised eggs are ideal, but for convenience sake we buy organic eggs from Costco a lot.
Prep, even if it’s just a little bit – You don’t have to go all meal plan crazy on this. Trust me, I’m not super organized when it comes to meal planning. But I do prepare a couple of things at the beginning of the week to have on hand. I’ll usually roast a spaghetti squash or two, boil a dozen eggs, cook a pot of quinoa… you get the idea. Don’t take it too seriously! Just fit whatever you can into your busy Sunday. It will make your life so much easier (and healthier) during the week.
SO, for this Ridiculously Easy Paleo French Toast, you just need to have thought ahead a littttle bit and roasted a spaghetti squash. (Pssss- you can also steam spaghetti squash in the microwave or cook it in the crock pot!)
Then a quick chop—because we’re not going for the “noodle” effect here. (side note, spaghetti squash is one of my favorite pasta replacements, in which case the “noodle” effect is very much appreciated.)
Then it’s just a crack of an egg, a spoonful of nut butter, a dash of salt and cinnamon, and a quick whisk with a highly sophisticated kitchen tool: the fork.
What you’ve got is a batter that’s ready to pour into a hot, buttered skillet. It’s perfectly fine if your french toast sort of turns out circular and pancake like. BUT if you want to go that extra mile and nail the french toast aesthetic, use your spatula to nudge your batter into a square-ish sort of design.
This little healthy-eating life hack works because the spaghetti squash has a mild flavor that can go either sweet or savory. Together with the egg and nut butter it creates that moist, slightly spongey consistency that real french toast has.
The outside? It gets browned and buttery in a very french toasty way.
And a drizzle of real maple syrup (please don’t make me sad and cover your Paleo French Toast with Log Cabin) seals the deal and will take you right on down Memory Lane. To childhood Saturday mornings. In your jammies. With a hot plate of french toast that your mom just made for you.
Ok, so here’s the plan:
- make this ridiculously Easy Paleo “French Toast”
- channel those warm cozy memories
- go tackle your weekday!
Once you’re filled with good fuel and happy, the sky is the limit!
- 1.5 cups cooked spaghetti squash
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbs unsweetened nut butter
- generous pinch of salt
- shake of cinnamon
- butter for frying
- Dice cooked spaghetti squash and add to a bowl along with eggs, nut butter, salt, and cinnamon. Mix with a fork to combine.
- Heat a pan or griddle (I used cast iron) over medium high heat and add butter. Add mix in approximately 1/3 cup scoops and flatten slightly with a spatula. Optional: form mix into squarish shapes with the flat edge of the spatula.
- Cook for several minutes and flip. Serve warm with maple syrup!
This recipe can easily be cut in half to make one serving
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