Time For A Big Breakfast: Kale Omelet With Avocado And Tomatoes

What can possibly be the best way of getting through a tough and busy day? A Paleo breakfast that’s easy to make and loaded up with plenty of vitamins and nutrients. This is a morning meal that you wouldn’t want to miss.

There are just some days when you need to rush out the door in order to beat your boss into the office, finish a project with a tight deadline or get the kids to school on time despite the heavy traffic. On these days, breakfast may not come into your mind. A heavy breakfast is truly ideal during busy days, but we find all the excuses not to have one. Soon our bodies will start to show the effects of not enjoying a proper breakfast at the start the day. Our body finds a way to tell us that it needs breakfast and you won’t get that surge of energy that you’ll need throughout a busy day.

For me, it catches up real fast and in a nasty way. After days of practically having either nothing or having a crappy excuse for a breakfast, my body is feeling a little off. No, I do not eat bad things but what I do know is I am feeling the effect of lack of nutrition and energy that breakfasts bring to the body every day. So today, I decided to find the time to make a big breakfast. And when I say “big”, I mean a “truck driver” size meal. The “truck driver” size came from what my dad used to say back when I was a teenager (says I eat like a truck driver) and I used to eat in big portions.

For today’s breakfast, I tried the Paleo kale omelet with avocado and potatoes. It is a heavy meal that can keep me fueled for hours and I can combine with my daily dose of coffee with coconut milk. The combination of the ingredients I used in this recipe is a powerhouse of vitamins, protein and many other important nutrients that can help the body to function more effectively. I want to highlight a particular ingredient in this recipe that deserves credit – kale.

Kale And Its Benefits

Kale, a dark green, leafy vegetable comes from the family of leaf cabbages and is considered closest to wild cabbages than any other types of cabbage. Though kale is usually seen in dark green, it can also have purple leaves. There are varieties of kale that can be eaten raw, but most are coarse and indigestible and so need to be cooked. The body benefits a lot from this amazing vegetable, and here are a few that may help you make up your mind up about adding kale into your diet and making it one of your staple Paleo foods.

A Great Source Of Fiber

This is one obvious feature of kale, but also one of its best. Kale is abundant in dietary fiber which can help you lose weight. A person who eats meals rich in fiber lessens the chances of developing diabetes or heart disease. Fiber also helps in digesting food properly, allowing the body to distribute and absorb more nutrients and vitamins it needs.

Is Packed Full Of Amazing Carotenoids

Carotenoids allow you to maintain healthy skin and hair and they are also needed for better eyesight. The carotenoids in kale will help to protect your hair, skin and eyesight from harmful elements in the environment such as UV rays. These carotenoids are the reason why you have great eyesight, supple and glowing skin and strong and shiny hair.

A Natural Detox Food

Not only is kale filled with dietary fiber, it is also a great source of antioxidants, thanks to its high levels of Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and flavonoids. These antioxidants help the immune system to remove toxins whilst providing nourishment for the body. Vitamin C alone is important for cell production and protection.

Prevention of Cancer

In studies carried out with kale, results proved that because of its nutritional and antioxidant content it is a power food that can prevent cancer. Kale contains compounds which were proven to help decrease chances of getting several kinds of cancer.

Now that you have what you need to know about kale, you will definitely appreciate this recipe and other recipes with kale more. Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner, kale can definitely make a meal healthier. With that, I will leave you with this healthy Paleo kale omelet and avocado recipe. Enjoy your heavy and healthy meal!

Paleo Kale Omelet With Avocado And Tomatoes
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Omelet
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A delicious and satisfying Paleo breakfast that will keep you energized throughout the day, and full of vitamins and nutrients that your body needs.
Ingredients
  • • 3 Eggs
  • • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) Coconut Oil
  • • 2 Shallots - Chopped
  • • 2 Garlic Cloves - Chopped
  • • 1 Cup (237 g) Fresh Kale - Washed Thoroughly and Chopped
  • • ¼ Teaspoon (1.25 ml) Cumin
  • • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • • 1 Avocado, Halved, Cored, and Sliced
  • • 1 Cup (237 g) Fresh Tomatoes - Chopped
  • • Salt and Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. • In a bowl, place the eggs, and add the cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper and whisk well.
  2. • Heat a pan or a skillet over a medium heat and to it add coconut oil. When the oil is hot, sauté shallots and garlic until cooked.
  3. • Add kale and sauté again until kale wilts. Wilting means the kale is digestible and won’t cause your tummy any trouble.
  4. • Pour the beaten egg mixture over the sautéed kale, shallots, and garlic. Making sure that the egg mixture covers all of the kale. You can tilt or move the skillet or pan in order for the egg to cover the kale and cook the omelet evenly. When one side is done, flip the omelet over to cook the other side.
  5. • Once your omelet is all set, plate it up with the fresh tomatoes and avocado slices on top. Serve whilst hot and enjoy a “truck driver” breakfast!

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