It is no secret that grains are bad for us. They are often the cause of digestive issues, weight gain, and even inflammation. So what’s a healthy breakfast without grains? A healthy grain-free breakfast is a foundation for a healthy body. A healthy diet can help ward off health problems and even diseases.
There are so many reasons why eating a grain-free diet is beneficial to your health and weight. Grains are the first food that our ancestors started to grow on a large scale 10,000 years ago. However, the genetic development of grains has not matched the pace at which we produce them. Since the beginning of the 19th century, grain production has increased by 2,000%, and it is still growing. Grains are now grown, harvested, and processed at a volume that far exceeds both the nutritional needs of the human body and our capacity to absorb the nutrients it contains. Grains are now the major source of calories in the human diet, even though it is clear that they are the least healthy food source available.
According to the United Nations, nearly 1 billion people are malnourished, and more than 2.5 billion people are overweight, making for a total of about 3 billion people with unhealthy diets. This is a major concern since diet is an important factor in both our health and our weight. According to the USDA food pyramid, we are supposed to eat three servings of whole grains every day, but are they really that healthy? And what happens if you can’t eat grains, or at least not as much as the USDA food pyramid recommends? If you are following a grain-free diet, you might want to try one of these healthy grain-free breakfast recipes instead.
Cranberry nut chia pudding
In the morning, you don’t want to spend hours preparing your breakfast. So why not try a quick, healthy, and tasty recipe? Chia pudding is a nutritious dish that is easy to prepare and a healthy breakfast that will give you the energy to start your day fresh. Chia seeds are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, and they are very rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
This recipe is great for those who follow a grain-free diet because it is completely grain-free. Add some dried cranberries and nuts to this recipe, but the beauty of it is that you can make this with any of your favorite dried fruits and nuts. The combination used in this recipe happens to be a favorite among many. You can also choose to use a chia seed mixture, but you can use just regular chia seeds if you prefer. The best part about the chia seed mixture is that the seeds absorb so much of the liquid mixture and lend themselves to a more pudding-like consistency. Enjoy!
Paleo breakfast burrito
Healthy grain-free breakfast recipes can be hard to find, but with these recipes, you can enjoy a healthy breakfast every day.
There are many days when you may have a short time to prepare a healthy breakfast. The breakfast burrito recipe is a favorite go-to breakfast because it’s easy to make, filled with protein and carbs, and tastes so good! You can make a batch of these on Sunday and eat them for breakfast for the rest of the week. You can add any grain-free and healthy ingredients you like including ham, crepes, vegetables, eggs, etc. Simply wrap it in a piece of wax paper and put it in the freezer. To serve, place in a microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Yummy!
Sweet potato breakfast bowl
This recipe is really simple and allows you to cook a lot of it at once and then keep it for breakfast all week. All you need to do is chop up an onion and some sweet potatoes, throw them in an oven-safe dish, and add in your favorite cooked meat with any spices. You can use ground turkey. You can also add in any veggies that you want! I like to add in some kale, spinach, or mushrooms.
Most grain-free cereals contain a mix of nuts, seeds, fruit, and spices that are seasoned together. Most of the time, the cereal is gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made paleo-friendly. You can buy a quality pack of grain free cereal and use it to top off your favorite smoothie bowls or to add to a gluten-free granola and yogurt parfait.
If you love pancakes but don’t love the refined flour and sugar that is found in the majority of the recipes out there, you can create this recipe for banana pancakes. They give you that true pancake feeling without all the refined flour and sugar. They are also great for anyone on a paleo or keto diet.
Banana strawberry smoothie
Banana smoothies are not just delicious; they are also incredibly healthy and grain-free. They provide you with a source of energy and are loaded with nutrients. A banana is a great source of fiber and potassium, which help to balance your blood pressure and lower your risk of stroke. It also contains vitamins B6, C, and D, as well as magnesium, which helps to boost your energy levels. Create a healthy smoothie with banana and any other fruit of your choice with a natural sweetener like honey.