Getty Images

Good Morning Paleo opens with the line, "Morning is the best time of day." If you don't agree, you may change your mind when you try the gluten-free, grain-free, and impossibly delicious breakfast recipes in Jane Barthelemy's sunny cookbook. Barthelemy's a fan of the Paleo approach because it's not about calorie-counting or portion control; rather, it's about which foods to eat (vegetables, eggs, fruit, meat, fish, poultry, seeds, nuts, healthy fats) and which to skip (processed foods, grains, dairy, beans, sugars).

It seems simple-but it can be hard to resist the allure of a quick a.m. sugar hit unless you know exactly what to reach for instead. That's where Good Morning Paleo comes in: These divine dishes will make you forget all about that donut or processed bowl of cereal. They also happen to be gorgeous to look at. Click through for all of the grain-, sugar-, and dairy-free morning goodness you'll ever need. The only question left: Which recipe will be tomorrow's breakfast?

Chia seeds are pretty great. They deliver protein, omega-three fatty acids, and fiber-and they taste heavenly when paired with fruit and coconut milk, as in this super-simple parfait.

Yields: 1 serving


3 tablespoons white or black chia seeds

3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 sprinkle ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons honey (optional)

3/4 cup low-sugar colorful fruit, such as raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, or kumquat


In a cereal bowl, stir together chia seeds, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and honey. Let sit for 15 minutes or refrigerate overnight, and chia seeds will expand, soften, and absorb liquid. Layer chia tapioca in a tall glass with fruit. [Click here to read the full story on Refinery29!]