There was a time when eating salmon for breakfast was beyond the purview of my food world. Back then, breakfast foods were very specific things. The milk things; cereal, oatmeal etc., the flour things: bread, pancakes etc., and the egg things; eggs. Those meals were for the most part also sweet, you know, sugar, syrup, honey. And if there was meat in my breakfast, it was very specific types of meats, the “breakfast meats” – bacons, sausages and the likes. I don’t know why, maybe it was my mother societal conditioning, but somehow, the foods I could eat for breakfast were very specific.
And then I tried the paleo diet. I kind of felt silly the first time I read that I could eat anything for breakfast. ANYTHING?! I mean really? Who made that rule? Who made it ok to eat beef for breakfast? No one did. It just was never wrong. And once I realized that it was like a whole new world of foods opened up to me!
In comes this wonderfully savory, creamy, flavorful, healthy Salmon Egg & Plantain Breakfast Bowl. Salmon, plantains (which is my absolute favorite food ever), spinach, eggs and avocados. Hello yummy foods! When I got the idea for this breakfast bowl, I felt like I had received divine intervention! I don’t know if anyone else has made a breakfast bowl like this, I didn’t want to check and realize I wasn’t a genius. Cause, honestly? Making this made me feel all genius like. I wonder if you will understand what I mean without actually making and tasting this yourself.
Once you’re done reading this, you need to go get the ingredients you don’t already have and make this Salmon Egg & Plantain Breakfast Bowl!
1 cup spinach
1 avocado, cubed
1 plantain, cubed
2 egg, scrambled*
1 tsp, olive oil
2 tbsps, coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350OF. Place salmon on foil and brush with olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste. Bake the salmon for 8 to 10 minutes or till flaky. While salmon is coking, heat coconut oil in a pan on medium-high heat, fry plantains in oil until golden brown. Once cooked, place plantains in a dish lined with paper towel to absorb some of the excess oil. Place spinach in a bowl and heat in a microwave for about 30 seconds, this is just to get the spinach warm and wilted. Watch the spinach while doing this because you don’t want it burnt or overcooked. Your salmon should be done cooking by now, so pull it out and using a fork, flake into smaller pieces. Combine cooked plantains, salmon, eggs, spinach and avocado in a bowl and enjoy!
*I personally like to scramble my eggs with a dash of milk and spices – curry, black pepper and salt – so it’s not plain. Feel free to scramble your eggs to your liking.
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