We believe eggs are fantastic and that they have a given place when eating low carb. You can serve them boiled, fried, scrambled, as omelets or pancakes. But no matter how good they may be for you, sometimes you need a break. And if you have an egg allergy you don’t have a choice.
On this page you’ll find our egg-free breakfasts. Browse through our recipes and discover low-carb porridge, granola, smoothies and plenty of other alternatives. Why not try a bulletproof coffee? It’s perfect when you are on the go but still like to start your day with something warm and filling.
We all know that starting your day off with a healthy breakfast is important for keeping energy levels stable, concentration sharp and hunger at bay. When following a special diet, like a low-carb diet for weight loss, it becomes even more important to eat a healthy breakfast and to be strategic about the foods you’re choosing. Going low-carb can have its benefits, but only if you’re not going too low in carbs and are making sure to get enough of other important nutrients, like protein (read more on this below). These high-protein, low-carb breakfasts set you up for healthy eating success so you’ll feel your best while losing weight.
Are Carbs Bad for You?
The simple answer is no. Complex carbohydrates, like whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, are full of important nutrients and provide the majority of fiber in the diet. Fiber is great for weight loss because it helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied after meals, which is why you don’t want to eat too few carbs. At EatingWell, we recommend that on a low-carb diet you get about 40 percent of your calories from carbs, or at least 120 grams of carbs total per day. This is a healthier approach to low-carb eating than what the keto and Whole30 diets suggest and, in general, it’s more doable than trying to stick to a super-restrictive low-carb diet.
Why is Protein Important?
When it comes to protein, getting enough at breakfast and throughout the day can make all the difference in your weight-loss success. Protein digests slowly, which helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer. By including protein-rich foods at every meal, you’re more likely to feel satisfied, rather than starved, which is especially important when eating fewer calories to lose weight. Aim to get at least 50 grams of protein per day.
The high-protein, low-carb breakfast ideas in this plan show you all the delicious meals you can make when following a low-carb diet for weight loss. With everything you need to get started-the ingredients to use, the recipes to try and tips for how to take these low-carb breakfasts on the go-you’ll have no reason not to eat breakfast.
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High-Protein, Low-Carb Breakfast Foods
What can you actually eat when following a high-protein, low-carb diet? The answer: lots of healthy and delicious foods! This high-protein, low-carb foods list lays out the best ingredients to use to build a healthy and satisfying breakfast, including vegetarian and vegan options (so you’re not just eating eggs and meat, like keto diet breakfast recipes would recommend). Combine these high-protein, low-carb foods with fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy low-carb foods to create well-rounded and filling breakfasts.
• Cottage cheese
• Ground chicken, turkey and beef
• Peanut butter & other nut butters
• Smoked salmon or trout
• Greek yogurt
• Ricotta cheese
• Mozzarella cheese
• Nuts & seeds
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High-Protein, Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes with Eggs
Eggs are the easiest go-to for a high-protein, low-carb breakfast. Here are our best low-carb egg breakfast recipes that go beyond simple scrambled eggs. Some recipes need a little extra something to make them a balanced meal, like adding an extra serving of protein or more carbs in the form of fruit or whole grains (which are the good kinds of carbs you should be eating). Everyone has different needs at breakfast so mix and match the serving suggestions as you please. And don’t miss the meal-prep ideas for making part or all of the recipe ahead of time for a faster morning meal. For when you’re sick of eggs, we have plenty of other delicious high-protein, low-carb breakfast ideas without eggs-just scroll down.