These Paleo Breakfast Tacos are perfect for a quick, simple, dairy free breakfast. They can be made for one or served for a crowd. Plus, they're kid approved and require very little prep.
I know very few people that don't like tacos. And even more so, most people love breakfast food. Put the two together and it's a winning combination! Nothing better than breakfast tacos.
Ingredients in Breakfast Tacos
This recipe contains:
- Paleo tortillas
- green onion
- fresh thyme
- oil for cooking
Best Paleo Taco Shells
In my opinion, the best store bought Paleo taco shells are from Siete Foods. They are sold at most health food stores. They can be quite expensive, so another option is homemade taco shells. Homemade cassava tortillas are easy to make and taste great. Using lettuce as a wrap also works well.
The great thing about this recipe? So many substitutions can be made. These tacos can be vegetarian - simply take out the bacon. Also, any variety of meat can be used. Think: leftover meat such as shredded chicken, salmon or steak and pre-cooked sausages.
Pretty sure everyone knows how to make a "normal" taco. Breakfast tacos aren't all that different. Simply, switch up the filling with traditional breakfast ingredients.
How to Make Paleo Breakfast Tacos
First, gather and prepare the ingredients. This includes:
- chopping the broccoli and removing the stems
- chopping the green onion
- removing the stems from the thyme
- cutting the bacon into small pieces
Next, preheat the frying pan. Set the stovetop burner to medium heat and add oil (I used coconut oil). Then, add the broccoli to the pan and sautee it on medium heat for 5 minutes.
Cook Remaining Ingredients
After cooking the broccoli, add all remaining ingredients (besides parsley and tortillas) to the pan. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Basically, you're making scrambled eggs.
Put it all Together
Once the eggs are fully cooked, add the filling to the tortillas. If using Siete tortillas, I recommend warming them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to soften. (Warming them in the oven or on the stove top works too.) Softening the tortillas makes them pliable so that they don't break when the filling is added and they are rolled up.
I realize that a taco without dairy (in the form of cheese) sounds like blasphemy to some people. But rest assured, there are plenty of great dairy free taco options. That being said, if you tolerate dairy, there's no harm in consuming a bit of grass fed cheese (or sour cream) here and there. No, it's not Paleo, but there isn't any reason to avoid properly sourced dairy if you digest it well and don't see any negative side effects. (Just my opinion.)
Best Dairy Free Breakfast Taco Options
- sauteed veggies (broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, cabbage, kale, spinach, peppers, garlic, onion)
- meat (bacon, sausage, leftover chicken/steak...)
- fresh herbs
Just tacos for breakfast makes things easy. But, there is a large selection of sides that compliment breakfast tacos.
Paleo Sides for Breakfast Tacos
- fresh fruit
- nuts and seeds
- sauteed veggies
- bacon or sausage
- dairy free yogurt
- energy bites
And, just because these are "breakfast" tacos, doesn't mean they can only be eaten at breakfast. Breakfast for dinner is always a great option, especially if you're short on time.
Paleo Breakfast Tacos
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 tacos 1x
These healthy breakfast tacos are great for a low carb, simple Paleo meal.
- 4-6 tortillas*
- 6 eggs
- 5 slices bacon, chopped**
- 1 cup chopped broccoli, stems removed
- ¼ cup chopped green onion
- ½ Tbsp fresh thyme, stems removed
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Preheat frying pan by setting burner to medium heat. Add coconut oil and broccoli. Saute for 5 minutes on medium heat.
- Turn heat to medium-low and add eggs, bacon, green onion and thyme. Cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes, or until eggs are fully cooked.
- Warm tortillas in microwave for 5-10 seconds to soften.
- Add cooked eggs. Garnish with parsley.
- Serve immediately.
*For Whole30 approved, use lettuce as a wrap rather than tortillas.
**May eliminate bacon or substitute with any other meat. If not using bacon, you may want to add a bit of salt.
Keywords: taco, breakfast, Paleo, nut free, easy, lunch, dinner
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