Thinking about switching to a low carb breakfast?
When the low carb buzz initially hit, I have to say I wasn’t an immediate fan.
Most of all, I hated how certain foods were villainized almost overnight.
As you know, I do believe that all foods can be enjoyed in moderation within a healthy diet.
However, if you have diabetes or you are trying to lose weight, research suggests that following a lower carb diet plan can be extremely beneficial.
When I refer to low carb, however, I do not mean the exclusion of fruits and vegetables from your diet. I also don’t mean a diet that is extremely high in processed meats, such as sausages and bacon.
So, what is a healthy low carb diet plan?
Of course, the answer to this will depend on your long-term goals, but your diet plan may look something like this:
- Lots of fresh vegetables
- Moderate amounts of fresh fruits
- Zero, or very little, white carbs (e.g. white bread, pasta, rice), and wholegrains when you do eat grains (e.g brown rice, oats)
- Lean meats, such as chicken, turkey, beef, all fish, and also eggs
- Moderate amounts of dairy foods
- Fats from healthy sources, such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, nut butters and oily fish
- Low intake of added sugars
So, what is a low carb breakfast?
Some people find that when they switch to a lower carb eating plan, that trying to find a suitable low carb breakfast is a big challenge.
One reason for this, is that most people in Western societies associate breakfast with carb-rich foods, like cereals and breads. As I’ve already hinted, I’m not anti-carb, but these choices are nothing more than empty calories, in many instances.
One of the easiest ways to get around this, though, is to think of low carb breakfast ideas that are slightly more lunch-like in nature.
I know it can seem difficult to get into the way of cooking first thing in the morning, when you’re so used to simply opening a packet.
However, there are lots of quick, easy and healthy options for you to try out. So, here’s just a few.
Low Carb Breakfast Ideas
Eggs are a wonderfully versatile food, and they are my favorite breakfast option at present. In fact, I’ve written an article just about having eggs for breakfast.
A vegetable frittata is a great way to use up leftover vegetables from the night before. You can really put any vegetables you want in there. I’ve shared my zucchini frittata recipe before on this article.
Another option is to scramble eggs with some leftover vegetables and a little cheese. Or, an omelet is another alternative.
If you want something a bit simpler, go for a boiled or poached egg. That’s almost as simple as a low carb breakfast gets.
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