Nutritious, Grain-free, Dairy Free Breakfast
Exciting!!! Start your day with this wonderful Breakfast Bacon and Brussel Sprouts dish! It is so fun to begin the day with a unique, nutrient dense, and simple breakfast. You will love that it only has three ingredients and is very satisfying.
Is Bacon a health food?
Bacon can definitely add flavor and protein to any meal. The key to eating bacon is to purchase a trustworthy brand and do not eat it every day. Our body functions better when we feed it a variety of meats, vegetables, and fruits.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of eating bacon.
- Bacon contains omega-3 fatty acids.
- Bacon contains energy-burning fat. (Not trans-fat, which you want to avoid.)
- Bacon contains vital nutrients such as zinc and selenium.
- Bacon is a natural mood enhancer. (My family would all agree!)
If you live near central Michigan, you have a few options for buying bacon. Central Michigan has a local organic farm that raises and processes their meat on site; Graham’s Organics of Rosebush, Michigan. They sell uncured organic bacon in the freezer section. When it is possible, it’s always the healthiest option to buy organic pork. Kroger and Meijer stores also sell Hormel, the Original Uncured Bacon. It has no preservatives, no nitrates, or nitrites, no hormones, and is processed without gluten. The ingredient list reads: Pork, Water, Salt, Turbinado Sugar, Seasoning (Cultured Celery Juice Powder, Sea Salt). When bacon is uncured it means that the bacon has not been treated with salt and nitrites. Companies like to cure bacon to preserve the flavor, color and sustain a longer shelf life.
Imagine starting off your day with a dish that includes onion! Onions…….
- contain a powerful compound called quercetin. Quercetin has been cited to play a significant role in preventing cancer as well as reducing histamines production due to allergens.
- reduce inflammation and heal infections within our bodies.
- are known for their high vitamin C contain, thus improving our immunity and ability to fight illness.
- contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar levels.
Brussel Sprouts are the nutrient bomb of the whole recipe! Brussel sprouts bring to us…….
- a good source of protein, iron and potassium.
- high levels of antioxidants.
- vitamins C, K, B, as well as folate, and manganese.
- a compound called sulforaphane, which inhibits cancer cells from growing.
Best of all, this recipe is easy to make and brings joy to the family members that partake in it!
Breakfast Bacon and Brussel Sprouts
- 1/2 Onion, diced
- 20 Organic brussel sprouts, washed & sliced
- 4 slices Bacon
- Real Salt and Fresh Ground pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 350°. Line a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with unbleached parchment paper.
Prepare you brussel sprouts by washing them and cutting them in half. Add the brussel sprouts to your baking dish.
Cut the bacon slices into 1/2" pieces. Spread the bacon evenly over the brussel sprouts.
Slice an onion in half, and then dice one half of the onion. Spread the onion evenly over the brussel sprout/bacon mixture.
Season with Real Salt and freshly ground pepper.
Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. When the dish is done, the bacon will appear crispy and the brussel sprouts will be tender. Servie
I especially like this breakfast because it gives me the energy I need first thing in the morning. I can tackle household chores, work my at-home business and even run errands without feeling hungry or run down.
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Starting off your day with this dish allows you a more nutritionally complete diet, improved concentration, and more endurance to physically tackle your day.
I enjoy hearing from you! What is your favorite breakfast food?