Hi everyone. My first question here!
My fiance and I have been Paleo for a few months and LOVE it. Ready to try out with the kiddos. Big problem is breakfast: we have one child allergic to nuts, eggs and garlic. What to feed them for breakfast that won't break the bank and is fast and easy?
Oh, and we have SIX kids between the two of us, so breaking the bank and staying sane are two VERY IMPORTANT issues to us!!!
I'm also allergic to eggs, so my breakfast options are limited if I am eating at the average diner, less so if eating at home since I don't tie myself to traditional breakfast foods. This is what I do:
Corned beef hash -- obviously you should check whether the particular places you breakfast put garlic in their hashes. If you make your own you don't need to worry about this. My most common diner breakfast is a side of hash and a side of bacon.
Home fries or hash browns. I rarely eat these since I don't like most home fries (cut way too large and end up dry and bitter), and hash browns are generally processed crap. In a pinch, though, they work. You can shred fresh potatoes on a box grater and fry them in oil for a hashbrown-alike.
Fish. Canned oily fish are a breakfast staple in my diet (sardines, mackerel, herring, whether smoked or not). I love them.
Squash, served like a hot cereal, if you have leftovers from the previous day.
Sausage -- since you need to avoid garlic, make up your own sausage the day before without it, and let it meld together in the fridge overnight. Then shape into patties and cook.
leftovers. Prior to VLC/paleo I used to eat cold pizza for breakfast. In a lot of cultures breakfast is made up primarily of staples left over from the previous night. I'm thinking primarily of things like nasi goreng (fried rice from Indonesia) and pain perdu (French toast, really). These are obviously not Paleo, but be creative with what you already have!
I have something similar with my son, no eggs, etc. One of his favorites is a faux-oatmeal I make him.
I roast a squash (butternut, etc) - this brings out its natural sweetness, then I mash it up, add in lots of butter and cinnamon and I add some ground up flax seed for texture, served warm with cream or coconut milk. He absolutely loves this.
There's lots of great suggestions above, I would say the best advice I can offer is to forget what breakfast should look like. You'll want to come up with some special ways to offer normal foods (Spunkycoconut has a lot of egg-free recipes too, I think her bagels are made with coconut flour and egg free) but for the most part just offer his favorites. My 3yo LOVES hamburgers with guacamole, he asks for it everyday for breakfast. Matt usually makes a big batch once a week and then has it ready to microwave for him.