Low Carb Breakfast Ideas
I'm eating a fair number of organic eggs these days (free range and local when possible); although I have plant based breakfasts for about half the week. If you don’t like eggs or are allergic to them think “meat and/or veggies” – which is a crazy healthy way to eat either way. Or pay attention to the meals I have on my vegan days. I will spend some space on eggs since that is the one food most people think of as “breakfast” once you take away the French toast, pancakes, muffins, bagels, fruit, yogurt, cereals, oatmeal, etc.
Sometimes I just have quick scrambled eggs:
2 organic chicken or local duck eggs
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and/or butter and/or unflavored coconut oil to up the fat content a bit. More fat of some kind in the pan. :D
Add dried organic onion, garlic, sea salt, and pepper.
Try basil or oregano with eggs, they’re awesome
Add 2 tablespoons of left-over spaghetti sauce (it's yummy!)
Add 2 tablespoons of good quality (no sugars added) salsa
Add chipotle spices, or Cajun spices, or BBQ seasonings
Add your favorite combination of chopped tomatoes, green peppers, onions, broccoli, spinach, green beans, chopped kale, asparagus, cheeses, etc.
Others in my family add chopped cooked bacon, ham, sausage, roasted chicken, leftover steak, etc to any one of the combinations above.
Total carbs in these breakfasts: 2-6 depending on your choices.
Don’t forget you can also:
fry eggs (I use a combo of olive oil, butter, and coconut oil),
boil eggs (and make egg salad too),
poach eggs (try poaching eggs in tomato sauce! it’s heaven),
and bake them (with veggies, meats, and cheeses added, sort of like a crust-less quiche).
There are always soufflés too.
Sometimes I have eggs (boiled, scrambled, fried, omelets, baked) with a spinach salad. Use lots of oil. :D
Breakfast doesn't have to be made up of "breakfast" foods.
Many people have omelets and salad for dinner, so I'm not sure what's wrong with having last night's leftovers for breakfast.
Sometimes for breakfast I have various combinations of walnuts, almonds, cheeses, salads and/or sliced veggies covered in oils, and chocolate (90% bars). Hey, chocolate and almonds make a great breakfast. :D
Sometimes I have slices of tofurky (you can use meats) thickly covered in butter, a bit of mustard, and sea salt and fresh ground pepper. I've occasionally made them into roll-up things with cheese and a dill pickle in the middle. These make a nice fast lunch or snack too.
Tofurky slices with ranch dressing, cucumbers, tomato slices, celery, and lettuce makes a great roll-up-sandwich.
I also use a double layer of romaine lettuce leaves as a “wrap” for veggies and dressing “sandwiches”.
If you eat bacon: wrap bacon, cheddar cheese, and a small amount of plum sauce (mixed with oils to spread it further) in a wrap of romaine lettuce. It’s a treat!
Smoothies for breakfast: they're published on their own page.