20+ Whole30 Breakfast Recipes

These Whole30 breakfast recipes are hearty, nourishing, and delicious enough to eat past your 30 days on the program. You’ll learn new ways to cook your eggs, how to sneak in more veggies, and discover protein alternatives. Trust me, these recipes will have you looking forward to your new morning routine!

These Whole30 breakfast recipes are hearty, nourishing, and delicious enough to eat past your 30 days on the program!

What Is Whole30?

I’m sure you’ve heard about Whole30, or read it somewhere online. But, if you’re still not sure what it is or why people do it – here’s a quick run down. Whole30 is a program that helps you find the ingredients that trigger your body in a negative way, whether it be inflammatory or autoimmune related.

All you need to do is stay away from grains, legumes (lentils, beans, etc.) soy, dairy, added sugars, and processed foods. Oh, and no alcohol either for 30 days. Then you can slowly reintroduce each food back into your diet week by week to identify any side effects.

So when it comes to breakfast, it might seem a little intimidating given that chia pudding and paleo pancakes have been go-to recipes. But don’t worry. I’m going to show you just how easy it is to switch up your breakfast routine with the recipes below. They’re veggie-packed, nutrient dense, and just might convince you that Whole30 is much easier than you realize.

Shakshuka is an easy, healthy breakfast recipe in Israel and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa. It's a simple combination of simmering tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices and gently poached eggs.

Whole30 Breakfast Recipes with Eggs

Eggs are going to be your new best friend. So now’s the time to have some fun and experiment the many different ways eggs can be cooked. From hashes to muffins, these healthy breakfast ideas make a great starting point.

An easy and delicious arugula salad recipe made with baby arugula, smoked salmon, avocado, pear and red onion.

More Veggies For Breakfast

Here at Downshiftology, we believe that any meal can be eaten for breakfast. Whether it’s salads or dinner recipes – food is food. Plus, it’s never a bad idea to incorporate more veggies and protein to fuel your mornings! Here’s a few ideas to whip up a not-so-typical breakfast meal.

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Whole30 Approved Drinks

While Whole30 can limit you when it comes to drinks, there’s still a delicious selection to choose from. So don’t think you’re limited to just plain water or unsweetened tea.

Smoothies, coffee, coconut water, teas and more are all good to go – just remember to avoid added sweeteners (maple syrup, honey, etc) and non-compliant creamers for each. Here’s a few options to get you going.

What are your favorite Whole30 breakfast recipes? Share them in the comments below! And if you’d like some inspiration for dinners, make sure to check out these Whole30 Dinner Recipes and Whole30 Lunch Ideas.

Whole30 breakfast recipes with egg muffins and sweet potato hash

20+ Whole30 Breakfast Recipes

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
One of my favorite Whole30 breakfast recipes is green shakshuka! It puts a green spin on the classic shakshuka recipe with shaved Brussels sprouts, zucchini and spinach.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 9 ounces brussels sprouts, shaved or finely sliced
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large avocado, for garnish


  • Heat olive oil in a saute pan on medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion becomes translucent. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute.
  • Add the shaved brussels sprouts and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. When the brussels sprouts have softened, add the zucchini and spices and stir for another minute.
  • Add the baby spinach and stir until it just starts to wilt, then turn the heat to low.
  • Flatten the mixture with a spatula and create 5 small wells, then crack the eggs into each well.
  • Cook until the eggs are done to your liking. You can also add a lid to steam and cook the eggs faster.
  • Sprinkle the fresh cilantro on top and garnish with sliced avocado.


Calories: 218kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 325mg, Potassium: 656mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1939IU, Vitamin C: 60mg, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: whole30 breakfast, whole30 breakfast recipes
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22 comments on “20+ Whole30 Breakfast Recipes”

  1. The only recipe I opened called for sugar (Agua Fresca). Whole 30 requires no addition of sugar of any kind, natural or artificial. Disappointed and will not be opening the rest of the recipes.

  2. Thanks for making this list. Everything looks amazing! Yours is my favorite food website, I love your method of meal planning. Just one note, the link to the spiralized sweet potato nests take you to a different recipe.

  3. Love the list and ideas, just a note that Oat milk wouldn’t be compliant with the whole30 becasue oats are not allowed.
    Would love to see list edited to support that. :)

  4. I had Jamu Juice for 2 weeks, 4 days each week as I was trying to reduce reduce the inflamation level. The taste was amazing but I developed dry cough and it lasted for about a month. Was it too much that I had consumed? What is the amount to consume and for how long. Thank you for your feedback.

    • Hi Sarjit – I’m not sure if the dry cough was due to the Jamu Juice as that it something you will need to ask your doctor. But normally I would suggest to drink jamu juice in moderation.

  5. Really a lot of variety for breakfast, Healthy breakfast can really have a positive effect on the day and health. I have made Shakshuka and it was great to eat. will try the others soon and thanks.5 stars

  6. I made shakshuka and it turned out good thank you5 stars

  7. I am always looking for new healthy ways to kick off the day. These are amazing options and ones that will go in my recipe Q.5 stars

  8. What a great round up of breakfast recipes! This has my morning menu set for the whole month!5 stars

  9. Wow, so many delicious breakfasts to choose from. I love that they are healthy and Whole30 too!5 stars

  10. Yum! So many good ones! And the green shakshuka looks like a must make!5 stars

  11. Breakfast can be so hard to stay on diet, and these are a great help!5 stars