If you are looking to eat less carbs or are following a plan that requires you to eat lower carbs, we totally get it. You don’t have to explain yourself. One of the harder meals to try to be low-carb for is breakfast because you don’t actually not want to eat bread or cereal or pancakes or pastries or bagels and we could go on longer listing carb deliciousness. But there are plenty of delicious and satisfying low-carb breakfasts that won’t make you miss bread (or cereal.)
Here are a few ideas:
- Eggs: Eggs are a great source of protein and healthy fats. They can be cooked in a variety of ways, so you’ll never get bored. Try scrambled eggs with vegetables, an omelet with cheese and ham, or hard-boiled eggs with avocado toast.
- Breakfast salad: A breakfast salad is a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables. Try a salad with eggs, bacon, cheese, and your favorite vegetables.
- Yogurt parfait: A yogurt parfait is a quick and easy breakfast option. Layer yogurt, fruit, and nuts in a glass or jar.
- Smoothie: A smoothie is a great way to get a lot of nutrients in one drink. Blend together milk, fruit, protein powder, healthy fats and your favorite vegetables.
With a little creativity, you can easily find breakfast options that fit your dietary needs and preferences like…
Low Carb Pancakes
2 large eggs room temperature
1 tsp coconut oil melted
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp granulated sweetener of choice optional
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, and milk until combined. In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour and baking powder.
- Gently fold through the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.
- Grease a large non-stick pan and place it over medium heat. Once hot, pour 1/4 cup spoonfuls of the batter onto the pan and immediately cover it. Cook the pancakes for 3-4 minutes, or until the edges begin to bubble. Remove the lid and carefully flip the pancakes, and cook for a further 1-2 minutes, covered. Repeat the process until all the batter has been cooked.
Serve the pancakes immediately.
Recipe from The Big Man’s World
Low Carb Blueberry Muffins
2 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
1/2 cup monk fruit allulose blend
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt (optional, but recommended)
1/3 cup coconut oil (measured solid, then melted; can also use butter)
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (at room temperature)
3 large eggs (at room temperature)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup blueberries
Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with 10 or 12 silicone or parchment paper muffin liners. (Use 12 for lower calories/carbs, or 10 for larger muffin tops.)
- In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, Besti, baking powder and sea salt.
- Mix in the melted coconut oil, almond milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Fold in the blueberries.
Distribute the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until the top is golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Recipe from Wholesome Yum
Here are some additional tips for choosing low-carb breakfasts:
- Look for foods that are high in protein and healthy fats. These nutrients will help you feel full and satisfied throughout the morning.
- Avoid foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates. These foods can spike your blood sugar levels and make you feel hungry later on.
- Make sure to include plenty of fiber in your breakfast. Fiber will help keep you feeling full and regular.
- Experiment with different flavors and textures to find breakfasts that you enjoy. There are endless possibilities when it comes to low-carb breakfasts, so don’t be afraid to get creative.
By following these tips, you can easily find delicious and satisfying low-carb breakfasts. So next time you’re looking for something to eat in the morning, don’t reach for the bread. There are plenty of other great options out there.