Last September I started Whole30. It was an awesome experience. It helped me to examine my relationship with sugar and with food as a whole. I know the creators of Whole30, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig repeat over and over in their book that Whole30 isn’t hard, but it was hard! I was definitely addicted to sugar and junk food in general. Additionally, many of the Whole30 dishes included eggs. I am not a fan of eggs. I will eat eggs in some dishes but I prefer not to have too many. The problem was all the breakfast dishes I could find on pinterest and the Whole30 cookbook were egg based. Within the first 14 days I was SICK AND TIRED of eggs. I was so sick of eggs I couldn’t even stand the sight of dishes I enjoyed like this Buffalo Chicken Breakfast Casserole.
As preparation for doing Whole30 I had begun to follow many paleo and whole30 blogs, pinterest pages, and other social media accounts. I don’t remember how I stumbled across Jenny Castenda’s Instagram and Snapchat, but I’m so glad I did. She posted on snapchat about her Eggroll in a Bowl and non traditional dishes she ate for breakfast. Watching her snap it hit me. My breakfast doesn’t have to be breakfast food and her eggroll in a bowl was a perfect breakfast choice.
Now outside of Whole30, eggroll in a bowl is one of my favorite dishes. Breakfast with traditional breakfast foods can very easily and quickly become carb and sugar heavy. Options like Eggroll in a Bowl are delicious and awesome alternatives. I love spicy foods so when not doing Whole30 I add in sriracha, red pepper flakes, and pepper sauce. It’s one of my favorite ways to start the day.
Here’s the super simple, super easy recipe:
1 lb of sausage
Olive oil or oil of your choice
- Brown sausage. Make sure to season sausage. (I like adobo seasoning, sriracha, garlic powder, tabasco sauce, and sesame oil.)
- Add coleslaw and cook for about 4-6 minutes or until cabbage is just starting to wilt.
- Season to taste.
- Serve hot with soy sauce if desired.