Cyr’s Breakfast of Champions

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 I have history with this recipe. It is one of the first Paleo recipes I was introduced to. My good friend, Paul, from Crossfit Worcester, created it. Although the title is “Breakfast of Champions”, it is certainly not limited to breakfast alone…although I love pumping my kids full of this many veggies first thing in the morning! I make this regularly for the kids at lunch when I’m not able to stretch leftovers far enough. It’s great to have on hand. Just make a batch of it and you can eat on it all week!  I do have to warn you, though. This stuff stinks when you take it out of the fridge and are cooking it up. I couldn’t even be in the same room with it while I was pregnant. The only advice I can give you about this is, light a candle, because this stuff is tasty and totally worth a little stink in the air! I prefer to eat mine toped with Trader Joe’s Authentic Salsa. My three-year-old likes it with hot sauce, and my five-year-old prefers Paleo ketchup whenever it’s available! Any way you eat it, it’s delish! Enjoy!

 

 

Cyr’s Breakfast of Champions

My son chowing down on some “Breakfast of Champions”!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef (bison and venison work great too!)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 pkg of broccoli slaw
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-3 handfuls baby spinach
  • eggs or egg whites
  • optional ingredients that you may wish to add: sliced mushrooms, chopped jalapenos, minced garlic

Directions:

  1. Brown meat, strain and set aside in medium size bowl. Add spices to the meat.
  2. Melt coconut oil in pan. Add broccoli slaw and onions (also mushrooms if you choose). Sauté until veggies start to get soft. The broccoli slaw will start to brighten up in color.
  3. When there seems to be about 1 minute left to sauté, add your spinach (as well as jalapenos and garlic if you choose). Cook until spinach is wilted.
  4. When complete, mix all ingredients together in a large bowl for storage.
  5. When ready to eat, add 1/2 to 1 cup of mix to a hot pan (you will probably want to add a little coconut oil). Crack an egg* (or 2) over it and scramble until eggs are cooked.
  6. Enjoy!

*You can also use egg whites if you prefer

 


Chicken Fried “Rice”

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My family loves Chinese take-out. The only problem is finding paleo-friendly Chinese take-out. That is why this dish is so perfect! My kids LOVE this and it’s pretty easy to make (ok, not as easy as ordering actual take-out, but still pretty easy!) This stuff also satisfies your carb cravings…you know, when you really want to cheat, but don’t want the stomach repercussions. I have to double this recipe for my clan, I would recommend doubling even if you don’t have a huge family….you WILL want leftovers!

Chicken Fried “Rice”

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2-3 tablespoons Coconut Aminos
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 head of cauliflower, steamed and riced*
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • dash of ginger
  • 2 eggs, whisked

Directions:

  1. Steam and rice your cauliflower*. Set aside
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in large pan over medium-high heat. Add your diced chicken and 1 tablespoons of coconut aminos. When chicken is cooked thoroughly, set aside.
  3. Add another tablespoon of coconut oil to pan, along with carrots and 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil. Cook until they begin to soften, approximately 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onions become transluscnet (approx. 3 min.)
  4. Add cauliflower and drizzle with another tablespoons sesame oil. Add green onions and 1-2 tablespoons of coconut aminos, and ginger.
  5. Add chicken back to pan. (I like to run the chicken in the food processor to finely chop it up before adding back to the rice.)
  6. Make a well in the center of your rice. Add 2 eggs and scramble. Incorporate into the rice as the eggs cook.

* Steam cauliflower florets your preferred method (I usually microwave for about 9 minutes or use my pressure cooker). Rice cauliflower by placing in food processor and running until your cauliflower resembles rice!