Healthy low-carb breakfast recipes

Many people prefer low-carb breakfasts simply because they do not feel that hungry in the beginning of the day. Some people do not even have breakfast! If it also applies to you – perhaps, you should just skip breakfast and wait until you get hungry.

Nevertheless, for those who cannot imagine themselves without a decent morning meal, a carbohydrate-free breakfast is essential if you want to start your day with healthy, protein-rich food. Bear in mind that processed cereals, which most people eat, is the worst choice for breakfast, the exception being low carb breakfast cereal, but sometimes it is quite hard to find them at the grocery store.

Never get fed up with: Eggs and vegetables fried in coconut oil

This is what you can have for breakfast literally every day. It is hard to image getting bored with such a meal, besides you will remain full for a long time.

Ingredients: Coconut oil, spinach, frozen vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans) and spices. 

How to cook:

  1. Heat coconut oil on the frying pan.
  2. Add vegetables. If it is a veggie mix – just warm it up for a few minutes.
  3. Add 3 or 4 eggs.
  4. Sprinkle in spices. You can use a mixture of spices, though salt and pepper is enough.
  5. Add spinach if desired.
  6. Fry until the eggs are cooked.

Low-carb breakfast without eggs. Grilled chicken wings with greens and salsa.

Ingredients: chicken wings, spices, herbs, salsa. 

How to cook:

  1. Flavour chicken wings with spices (you can use a mix of spices for chicken).
  2. Put them in a preheated oven (350-400 °F / 180-200 °C) for about 40 minutes.
  3. When the wings are brown and crispy – they are done.
  4. Serve with vegetables and salsa.

The easiest carb-free breakfast – Fried eggs with bacon

It is difficult to say that bacon is the healthiest food, after all, it is a heavily processed meat. However, bacon is a low-carbohydrate product, so you can include it in a low-carb diet and even lose weight! Some nutritionists approve of bacon and eggs once or twice a week for breakfast.

Ingredients: bacon, eggs. 

How to cook:

  1. Fry the bacon until it’s ready.
  2. Put the bacon on a plate with paper towels to soak up extra grease, fry some eggs in the fat left after frying the bacon.
  3. (Optional) Complement your breakfast with sea salt, garlic and onions while frying eggs.

High-protein carb-free breakfast – Ground Beef with Bell Pepper

A perfect meal for having a carb-free breakfast if you have some ground beef.

Ingredients: coconut oil, onion, ground beef, spinach, spices and peas. 

How to cook:

  1. Chop the onion into small pieces.
  2. Heat some coconut oil in a pan.
  3. Add onions, stir for a minute or two.
  4. Add ground beef.
  5. Season with spices.
  6. Add spinach.
  7. (Optional) If you want to liven up the dish, add a pinch of black pepper and some chili.
  8. Fry until beef is browned, serve with diced sweet pepper.

Healthy classic – Cheeseburgers with no buns

It’s impossible to get tired of this carb-free meal – burgers without buns served with cheese and spinach.

Ingredients: butter, meat patty, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, salsa, spices, spinach. 

How to cook:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Put the patty in the pan, season it with spices.
  3. Fry until it’s almost ready.
  4. Put a few slices of cheddar cheese and some cream cheese on top of the patty.
  5. Turn off the stove, cover the pan with a lid and wait until the cheese is melted.
  6. Serve the meal with spinach. The taste is great if you pour some fat from the pan over the spinach.
  7. Add some salsa to make the patties juicer.

Low-Carb Foods – Fried Chicken Breast

Ingredients: butter, chicken breast, salt, pepper, garlic powder, curry and vegetables. 

How to cook:

  1. Cut up the chicken breasts into small pieces.
  2. Put some butter in the pan and increase the temperature.
  3. Add chicken pieces.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, curry and garlic powder.
  5. Fry until the chicken is brown and crispy.
  6. Serve with greens.

Dough-free meat pizza

If you are a pizza lover, then you will like this low-carb meal.

It is very easy to play around with recipe – you can add anything that appeals to you – vegetables, mushrooms, cheeses of any kind, etc.

Ingredients: ground beef, salsa, onion, spices, garlic powder, grated cheese and bacon. 

How to cook:

  1. Chop the onion and bacon into small pieces.
  2. Mix minced meat with onion, salsa, spices and garlic powder – it’s going to be the bottom layer of the pizza.
  3. Add grated cheese on the top.
  4. Put the bacon over it.
  5. Put the meal in the oven at 350-400 °F (180-200 ° C) and bake it for 30-40 minutes until the cheese and bacon are crispy.

Low-carb breakfast on the fly – Celery with peanut butter

Peanut butter is a tasty and healthy product that can be found in every home. Two pieces of celery, covered with two tablespoons of natural peanut butter, contain only 8 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of which are dietary fiber.

Ingredients: peanut butter, celery.

Carb-free bake – Almond muffins with apples

Such muffins don’t contain a lot of carbohydrates, less than 10 grams in each one, but do contain a lot of protein. Cooking is easy and does not take much time.

Ingredients: 2 cups of almond flour, 2 packs of vanilla powder, 4 eggs, 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce, half stick of butter, 1 tsp. of cinnamon, 1 tsp. of ground clove.

How to cook:

  1. Preheat oven up to 180 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave.
  3. Mix all ingredients well in a large bowl.
  4. Grease muffin tin.
  5. Fill ¾ of the cups with the mixture.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes.

It is important not to overcook the muffins, otherwise they become too dry. This recipe yields about 12 muffins.

Low-carb Pumpkin Cottage Cheese Casserole

There are many recipes for cottage cheese casseroles without flour in them. However, the main components are usually the same: cottage cheese and eggs. Besides fruit, delicious additions could also come from vegetables, especially pumpkin.

Ingredients: pumpkin pulp – 300-400 g, cottage cheese – 200 g, 3 eggs, an apple, sugar (optional) – up to half a cup, a handful of raisins, a pinch of salt, and a packet of vanilla sugar if desired. 

How to cook:

  1. Grate the pumpkin and apple, then add the rest of the ingredients to them.
  2. Add sugar to taste. With 0.5 cup of sugar in it, the casserole turns out quite sweet, so it is important to take into account the sweetness of the pumpkin.
  3. Mix everything well until it’s smooth.
  4. Form the dough and bake it in the oven at 350 °F (180 °C) for about 30 minutes.
  5. Let it cool in the oven.
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