Looking to go on a low carb or Atkins diet? Here are ten great ideas for breakfasts, to start each day in a delicious way! Breakfast is a critical part of getting your metabolism rolling.
This is the classic. Start with the Basic Omelet Recipe. Add in whatever you enjoy - ham, turkey, broccoli, tomatoes, cheese, and more.
2. Other Egg Dishes
Have your eggs scrambled, have them fried, have them over easy, have them hard boiled. If you've got a little more time in the morning, a quiche might be just the thing. Just like an omelet you can customize your quiche to have your favorite meats or vegetables in it.
3. Sausage, Steak, and Bacon
Most low carb diets only recommend bacon once a week. As an alternative, you can have sausage or steak with your breakfast meal. You can have these as a side to your eggs, or as a meal on its own. One of my favorite traditional meals in Ireland was eggs, sausage, and Roma tomato circles, all fried in the same pan.
4. A Bowl of Berries
Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries are all low in carbs and incredibly high in antioxidants. Read more about Berries and Antioxidants to discover just how good they are for you.
5. Sliced Salmon
I still remember a trip to Alaska where we awoke at the B&B to a delicious meal of fresh salmon. That's a diet staple in many parts of the world. Those Omega oils are vital for your health, and Fish Eating helps Lower Alzheimer's Risk
6. Low Carb Waffles & Pancakes
There are several low carb waffle / pancake mixes out there. This is a plan ahead thing of course, you have to have the mix handy. But if you do, with some Splenda-flavored syrup, it's a delicious treat.
7. Low Carb Cereal
There are many low carb / high fiber cereals on the market now. Eat them with soy or almond milk. Add in some strawberries and sprinkle Splenda on top for a good beginning to your day.
Many people adore fresh juices in the morning. Blend up some kale, spinach, apples, blueberries, and reap the nutritional benefits. I know a number of people who swear by their fresh juices.
9. Any Other Low Carb Favorite
One of the liberating things about a low carb diet is that you don't have to eat certain things at certain times. You just eat low carb, whatever you want. So think outside the box. Why not have some ratatoille for breakfast? How about a can of tuna with olive oil and capers? Why not slice up some cheese and eat it on the back porch, watching the birds gather for the morning? The more you keep your diet varied and interesting, the more of a lifestyle it will become. There is no such thing as a "breakfast food". There is simply what you choose to eat when you are hungry.
10. Low Carb Shakes
If you want something quick, there are always the low carb shakes. This is what I have. I have a "third shift" schedule because of the work I do, so often I go to sleep at 5am and wake up at 2pm. I just am not in the mood to "eat" when I wake up, but I know how incredibly critical it is to get my metabolism going. So I have an EAS shake over ice. It gives me fiber, protein, vitamins, and only 2g of carbs. So it fills me up, it's easy, and it makes sure my metabolism properly starts for the day ahead.
Remember, be creative! You can eat anything you want for breakfast. Anything at all. Just aim for it to be healthy and filling, to start you off on a healthy day!
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