Want a protein-packed REAL food breakfast that’s super easy to prepare? I’ve got you covered!
In fact, there is more protein (9 grams) in this porridge recipe than you will find in a single egg. One of the difficulties with obtaining protein from non-animal sources is that it often lacks one or more of the nine essential amino acids. But quinoa is an exception- it contains all nine!
My inspiration for creating this recipe was that I do not tolerate eggs very well and therefore find it challenging to get enough protein for breakfast unless I want to cook up some meat- and that just doesn’t always sound appetizing!
Although eggs are listed as safe on many SIBO diets, they are a common food sensitivity and I have met several individuals with SIBO who react poorly when eating them. With that being said, I should also note that quinoa is NOT considered to be paleo or SCD-friendly. But when you have to follow a restricted diet due to food sensitivities, I think it is important to not avoid a particular food because it is “allowed” or “not allowed”, but to try it and listen to the response from your body.
What if I asked you to make me breakfast? It couldn’t be that hard, right? Here are the guidelines: it must be grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, corn-free, fruit-free, soy-free, no refined sugars, low sulfur. Have you thought of anything yet? I am waiting…
When I first started following a modified version of the SIBO specific food guide, I completely gave up the idea of breakfast and began to see all of my meals as equal. At first, I felt empowered that I did not have to eat a sugary treat for breakfast, but eventually I found myself dreading eating breakfast or constantly being late because it took too much time to prepare my dinner-like meals.
I decided that I had to find a happy medium. I created these Spiced Carrot Muffins as a convenient option for a SIBO-friendly breakfast. They are very minimally sweetened (only 1 teaspoon of maple syrup or honey per muffin) and that makes me feel good about serving them for the most important meal of the day. To make a complete meal, I like to serve my muffin warm with ghee or butter alongside a glass of almond milk and a turkey sausage. To turn this recipe into a dessert, I recommend serving with homemade frosting or adding chocolate chips. Continue reading