Since we have been trying to avoid grains in our diet, breakfast has been hands down the most difficult meal for me. Grainless breakfast ideas are hard to come by when you aren’t the biggest fan of the good old egg. I want to like eggs. They are so pretty. But the truth is I just don’t, much to my omelet loving husband’s dismay. Recently I’ve been grabbing something simple first thing in the morning, like an orange or berries but then mid-morning I roast some brussels sprouts with sliced bacon to get some protein in my system. It’s easy and delicious and I stay full for a long time.
To start, I preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, I chop off the ends of the brussels and slice them into discs. Then I cover a cookie sheet with foil and drizzle some olive oil. From there, I spread the discs out as evenly as possible. I drizzle a little more olive oil and sprinkle some kosher salt over the entire pan. For the last step I grab some kitchen scissors and slice the bacon into half inch pieces and spread out on top of the brussels sprouts. Throw them in the oven for 15-25 minutes and breakfast is served! If I’m in the mood for something a little extra, sometimes I’ll mix together some raw honey and balsamic vinegar and drizzle it over the dish after it’s done cooking.