LOW CARB BREAKFAST FOODS
As I mentioned on my low carb peanut butter balls recipe, this month Better Breakfast Month, so I’ve decided to round-up some of my favorite low carb breakfast foods here on The Low Carb Diet. Whether you’re looking for a food you never thought of or you might have forgotten, I have your general breakfast needs covered!
1. Bacon – This is probably the most iconic low carb food. It’s perfect because it’s a whopping 0 carbs and packs a bunch of delicious flavor. Feel free to choose between typical pork or turkey bacon.
2. Eggs – The best part about being able to eat eggs on a low carb diet is their versatility. You can enjoy eggs in any of the following ways: boiled, scrambled, sunny side-up, poached, quiche, frittata, or omelet. One of my personal favorites is in a frittata like the veggie frittata I made.
3. Peanut Butter – Peanut butter is great anytime and all the time. Bake it in a low carb breakfast bar, slather it on a slice of bacon, or eat it as is. One of the easiest to find peanut butters that I found with a decently low amount of sugar was Peter Pan Crunchy, at about 3 net carbs per serving.
4. Protein Bake Mix – This has been a little secret of mine for quite some time! Whenever I’m feeling lazy and just want to whip up a good ol’ pancake I take out my CarbThin Zerocarb Protein Bake Mix Vanilla and follow their pancake recipe. It’s about zero carbs and tastes great with a scoop of peanut butter on top.
5. Ham – Ham makes a great combination with eggs, just saute them up a little and poof! But you want to make sure you don’t pick up the sugar loaded ham like the honey glazed.
6. Sauce – A good, low or no sugar sauce can make all the difference. They can take boring scrambled eggs into buffalo scrambled paradise. Find your favorite and always keep it on hand! Moore’s Buffalo Wing Sauce is my go-to sauce for just about anything, especially eggs.
7. Greek Yogurt – Yogurt is always a breakfast favorite. The key is to find full fat greek yogurt with lowest amount of sugar. Feel free to throw on a few berries, depending on your daily carb in-take. You can even try to make yogurt a little more fun by making yougrt bark.
8. Avocado – Avocados have a lot of healthy fat and fiber compared to their relatively small amount of carbs, so the net carbs are rather low. I find them to taste great any time of the day! I love to bake an egg and slice of bacon in mine.
9. Almond Milk – This one can be one of the most difficult transitions because most people are so accustom to dairy milk. What I’ve found is that I actually prefer Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, its slight almond taste is elegant and low carb. It’s great in a low carb smoothie, low carb cereal, or even alone. I love to add a pinch of sweetener when I feel a sweet tooth coming in.
For all my low carbers, I’d like to challenge you to try at least one of these that may be new to you! If it happens to be Silk’s Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, then you may want to join their eNewsletter to get a free coupon to try it, plus chances to win awesome prizes each month.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.