Whilst I usually like to fast in the mornings, I will however, have breakfast with my family some mornings and when I do I like to have a Primal meal that’s low carb and full of healthy fats.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated, nor does it need to take more than 10 minutes to prepare. For me, breakfast (when I have it) has to be quick, nutritious and packed full of all the good stuff and this recipe certainly ticks all of those boxes. As well as that, the protein from the eggs will help keep you stay full and therefore, you’re less likely to overeat and graze throughout the morning.
Whilst this recipe may scream simplicity, it certainly doesn’t lack in flavour. In fact, the combination of ingredients work perfectly well together in creating a healthier version of our typical, grease filled and CARB boasting, English breakfast.
It should come as no surprise that the ultimate SuperFungi, the mushroom, manages to make it’s way onto my Superfood list. It’s quite obvious that our Primal ancestors consumed plenty of mushrooms in their existence which in turn, make them the perfect Primal ingredient.
For the past few thousands years, Eastern cultures have literally worshiped the health benefits of mushrooms. They are rich in protein and fibre and an excellent source of water-soluble vitamin B’s and C. They also contain calcium, vitamin D, selenium and potassium. They support our immune system and are amongst other things are said to help prevent certain cancers. In particular Beta glucans found in the cell walls of bacteria living on mushrooms, inhibit the growth of cancerous cells, so much so they are available in pill form and often prescribed for people not only with cancer, but also sufferers of diabetes, high cholesterol and HIV/AIDS. Mushrooms also contain linoleic acid which helps prevent the production of excess estrogen, which is one of the prime causes for breast cancer in women after the menopause.
Now, I could go on about the health benefits egg have but I’ll try and keep it short and simple. Eggs are full of goodness. They are loaded with quality proteins, in-fact all 9 essential amino acids, vitamins A, B12, B2, B5 and lots of minerals. They are full of good fats and many traces of helpful nutrients such as phosphorus and selenium. Really, when you think about it logically, an egg is full of the greatest ingredients nature could create.
With that said, what better way to start the day?
Primal Rating 10/10
Breakfast Stuffed Mushrooms
A simple, yet delicious and Primal friendly breakfast.
- 2 Organic portobello mushrooms
- 1 cup Spinach
- 2 Organic eggs
- 6 vine Organic cherry tomatoes
- Salt and pepper - to taste
- sprinkle Parsley
- 1 tsp Coconut oil
Begin by heating a pan with 1 tsp coconut oil.
Once the coconut oil has melted, place your portobello mushrooms (stalk free) in the pan and lightly fry on both sides for a few minutes on medium heat.
Sprinkle your mushrooms with fresh parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Push the mushrooms to one side and crack both of your eggs in the pan and cook until done.
Whilst your eggs are cooking, set your plate up with a cup/handful of fresh spinach and a vine of cherry tomatoes.
Once your eggs are cooked, simply place them in the portobello mushrooms, pop them on your plate and serve up!
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