What the Watkins Eat for Breakfast


With back-to-school time upon us, one of my goals was to simplify my days and not run out the door stressed. One way I intend to meet that goal is to have a plan for breakfast. It is really important to my husband and me that our family has a substantial, healthy breakfast to start the day. What that means is that whenever possible, we cook a meal complete with protein each morning.

To simplify this process even more, I have laid out a basic breakfast schedule that we will adhere to each week. Eliminating the dilemma of what we are going to eat makes grocery shopping easier and mornings less stressful.

What the Watkins Eat for Breakfast

Mondays: Bacon and Egg Cups

  • Oil a cupcake pan and circle the bacon around the edges of the cup.
  • Place pan in the oven and turn the oven onto 350°.
  • After 5-10 minutes, take out the pan and crack an egg into the center of each bacon-wrapped cup OR scramble eggs with additional ingredients and pour in.
  • Cook until eggs are desired consistency.

Tuesdays: Egg Casserole

  • The night before, I prep any veggies in the fridge that need used up.
  • In the morning, preheat oven to 375°.
  • Scramble 8-10 eggs; add a tablespoon of almond milk, a tablespoon of almond flour, and any additional spices and vegetables.
  • We grease the bottom of a glass 9×11 pan with butter or grapeseed oil, line it with sliced sausages, and pour the egg mixture on top. Bake to desired consistency.

Wednesdays: Sausages and Scones

*These are our favorite, and so easy to make!

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix 2 ¾ cup almond flour, one teaspoon baking soda, and a pinch of salt.
  • In another bowl, mix 1/3 cup of grapeseed oil or softened butter, 2 eggs, and ¼ cup of honey or syrup.
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients and fold in ¾ cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

Thursdays: Breakfast Hash

What the Watkins Eat for Breakfast

  • Peel and cube sweet potatoes, slice up onions and peppers, and sauté in butter or coconut oil.
  • In another pan, prepare bacon or sausage until crispy and then separately sauté spinach.
  • Mix all ingredients together and serve.

Fridays: Breakfast Quesadillas

  • Preheat a panini griddle.
  • Prepare two flour/gluten free/paleo tortillas by spreading butter or coconut oil on one side.
  • On the other side, spread a layer of almond butter (or peanut butter), and then cover that with alternating sliced apples and pears, and then drizzle cinnamon and honey over them.
  • Place the bottom tortilla with the fruit onto the bottom of the griddle and place the other tortilla on top.
  • Cook until crispy, cut into slices with a pizza cutter, and serve!

I hope you find these tips helpful, healthy, and easy. What are your favorite breakfast go-tos?



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