Eating Paleo takes a bit of planning at times. If you’re already on board with this type of eating, you probably know this (though after some time, it becomes second nature to think ahead). With a small amount of planning, this clever breakfast takes advantage of leftovers to turn an otherwise average breakfast into something a bit special. Breakfast can often be a rushed affair, so any meal ideas that can be executed quickly in the morning are a good thing! This breakfast idea is simple and quick – but doesn’t leave you feeling shortchanged on taste.
This breakfast is meant to be made the morning after a steak dinner. With leftover steak in hand, you can have a delicious breakfast in minutes. I find the taste and texture of thinly sliced flank steak to be a great accompaniment to scrambled eggs. We don’t post much beef on the blog (as Hayley does not eat beef), but if you do choose to eat beef, it’s best to buy grass fed beef if possible.
*Grass fed beef is a leaner cut of meat that is high in omega 3-those good fats that you want lots of in your diet. Grain fed beef is higher in omega 6 fatty acids. It is better to have a lower omega 6 ratio in your diet, because omega 6’s are pro-inflammatory. Grains affect animals the same way they do us, they irritate the gut and make them sick. This is then a race to get the animal fat enough for slaughter before they die from the grain based diet they are fed. There is no need to pump grass fed animals with antibiotics, so you are getting an all around healthy cut of meat, score! (If you are interested in gaining even more information on this topic, pick up a copy of Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution. He does a wonderful job educating others on this topic, and many other heath issues with the Standard American Diet. Plus he’s super witty, it’s a book you will have trouble putting down!)
The cut of steak is somewhat irrelevant – it could be whatever you have on hand. Flank steak is a good choice, if you’re planning ahead. It is generally a more generous cut at the butcher counter, so there is a higher chance of there being leftovers. Also, flank steak is a lean cut of meat which some people may prefer.
- 4 omega 3 eggs
- 1/4 onion, chopped coarsely
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- leftover steak, thinly cut
- sprig of rosemary
- Warm skillet to medium heat, add coconut oil and onion.
- Lightly saute onion, then add eggs and scramble.
- Cook over medium heat, continue to scramble until done (approx 5 minutes).
- Slice leftover steak thinly, and reheat with your preferred method of choice.
- Serve with the rosemary sprig on the side, and a dash of kosher salt and ground pepper.
I'm sorry, leftover steak? What's that?