Grain-Free Cooked Breakfast

I’m usually pretty hungry in the mornings, so I frequently feel like I want a substantial breakfast. But if you don’t eat grains (or only white rice in my case), where do you get those carbs from?

Enter the wonderful, nutritious, versatile banana! Bananas are known for their potassium, but they are also a great source of vitamin C and vitamin B6, and also offer manganese, dietary fiber. In lesser amounts, bananas also provide magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc.

This breakfast combo of fried banana, tomato, mushrooms and bacon provides carbs, protein, healthy fat (lard), and plenty of antioxidant goodness (vitamin C from both the banana and tomato, as well as vitamin A and lycopene from the tomato).

Bananas are best eaten ripe (this is particularly important for those on the GAPS diet), and by ripe I mean when they have lots of brown spots on them.

Grain-Free Cooked Breakfast

1 medium tomato
2-3 mushrooms (I used white button)
2 strips bacon (only GAPS legal if contains no sugar)
1 ripe banana, sliced in half lengthwise

1. Heat a small amount of oil in a large pan. Add the bacon and cook for a couple minutes to render more oil.
2. Add mushrooms and tomato halves (cut side down). Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring as required.
3. Add the banana halves and cook for about another 5 minutes. I like to cook the bananas until they are just starting to brown on the outside, but are not cooked all the way through (otherwise they get a bit mushy).

Eat and enjoy!

Linking to: Real Food Wednesdays @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Grain Free Real Food Carnival, Pennywise Platter Thursdays @ Nourishing Gourmet, Fight Back Friday @ Food Renegade

 

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6 Comment

  1. Emma says: Reply

    Looks yummy Debbie! (Except for mushrooms – but that’s just because I don’t like mushrooms.) I could definitely eat this for breakfast.

  2. jill says: Reply

    Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week! Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/10/fat-tuesday-october-11-2011/

    If you have grain-free recipes please visit my Grain-Free Linky Carnival in support of my 28 day grain-free challenge! It will be open until November 2.

    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/10/grain-free-real-food-linky-carnival/

  3. This looks like a very nutrititious & delicious breakfast! We love bananas! I love Jill’s Fat Tuesday link up and would love to invite you over to also share your recipes at my link up, Healthy 2day Wednesdays every week until Saturday. You’ll find healthy recipes, ideas, going “green” suggestions, natural remedies, etc.

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Hi Rachel, thanks for letting me know! I will definitely check it out.

  4. […] Grain-Free Cooked Breakfast from Easy Natural Food. This is a great solid breakfast for those grain-free eaters out there! […]

  5. jill says: Reply

    Hi,
    This post is featured this week at Sunday Snippets!

    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/10/sunday-snippets-october-16-2011/

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