10 Tasty Low Carb Breakfasts
When I first started experimenting with eating Low Carb, the most challenging meal was breakfast.
Having worked in product development for Kellogg for many years, I was heavily into my cereal and milk. Or if I was short on time, a piece of fruit.
What was I going to eat?!
Of course, now I have plenty of delicious Low Carb breakfast options in my repertoire. I never miss my cereal. In fact I can’t believe that’s what I used to eat every day.
So if you’re struggling with the Low Carb Breakfast dilemma, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.
10 Tasty Low Carb Breakfasts
1. Poached Eggs
I love love love me some poached eggs. I used to be afraid of poaching but after having them so often, I’ve discovered a few tricks to make them super easy (and a great way to impress guests!).
2. Fried Eggs
My Irishman is heavily into his fried eggs, preferably with some bacon or sausages. I always sneak a little bit of salad in there too.
3. An Omelette
Omelettes are super versatile. While they make a fabulous easy Low Carb supper (preferably with a glass of wine), I really love them for a weekend breakfast. My Goats Cheese & Basil Omelette is easily my favourite.
4. Granola & Yoghurt
We’re not talking just any granola here. Rather than using oats to make this fab crunchy breakfast, I keep it Low Carb (and super delicious) by sticking to nuts and shaved coconut for my granola base. My current fave is this Peanut Butter Granola.
Just make sure your yoghurt is full cream, or Greek-style and unsweetened. Flavoured low-fat yoghurts tend to be alarmingly high sugar.
5. Coconut & Almond Cereal
If you’re really missing your cereal and milk, I have a solution for you. This Coconut & Almond ‘Cereal’ recipe over on my other website.
If you’re really watching your blood sugar levels, consider a non-dairy milk such as coconut milk or almond milk because regular cows milk can cause surprising spikes.
6. Avocado on Toast
Toast?! Yes toast. I’m talking my Broccoli Bread toasted and slathered with creamy avocado and lashings of black pepper. It’s going to involve some baking but trust me, it’s worth it. Not only is it Low Carb, the broccoli bread is giving you an extra serve of vegetables!
I tend to save these for weekend breakfasts. But these Low Carb Coconut Pancakes really hit the spot when you’re in the mood for something sweet without all the carbs.
8. Porridge / ‘Oatless’ Oatmeal
A recently discovery that I can’t get enough of! If you’re a porridge (oatmeal) fan, you’re going to love my Pecan Porridge which uses ground pecans (or other nuts) instead of oats.
There can be so many ‘rules’ around what makes a breakfast food. It can be fun to break them.
Challenge yourself to enjoy those meatballs or curry first thing in the morning. It might give you an extra reason to leap out of bed in the morning!
10. Black Coffee
I’ve been experimenting with Intermittent Fasting this year and am loving the results (more to come on this). Basically I have a black coffee instead of breakfast and wait until lunch for my first meal. Too easy.
Like more Low Carb breakfast ideas?
Check out the Breakfasts archive on Deliciously Diabetic!
What about you?
Are you a breakfast eater? Got any favourite Low Carb breakfast ideas? Do share in the comments below!