Alternate Breakfast Ideas – Eggroll In a Bowl

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:


Coleslaw mix

1 lb of sausage

Preferred seasonings

Olive oil or oil of your choice



Soy sauce

  1. Brown sausage.  Make sure to season sausage.  (I like adobo seasoning, sriracha, garlic powder, tabasco sauce, and sesame oil.)
  2. Add coleslaw and cook for about 4-6 minutes or until cabbage is just starting to wilt. 
  3. Season to taste.
  4. Serve hot with soy sauce if desired.