Whether you’re on Atkins, a ketogenic diet or are sensitive to carbohydrates in general, we have you covered with 31 breakfast recipes. There’s no need to run out of delicious breakfast ideas. Going low carb doesn’t have to be stale.
Consider these yummy breakfast options to get going in the right direction.
1. Bacon Tacos
This is one of the more exciting breakfast recipes to try. Bacon tacos are fun and delicious. You want to make your shells from bacon by weaving several pieces together. You can cook your bacon in the microwave on a plate, in a pan or in the oven. If you choose the oven method, cook your bacon at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Flip the bacon over after 11 minutes. Fill your taco with eggs, beef or anything else you desire. Salsa, onions and sour cream is recommended.
2. Eggs in a Blanket
For this recipe, fry an egg. After it has cooled, roll it up in a piece of bacon. Pan fry your creation. Cover in Hollandaise sauce or with cheese.
The omelet is one of the “go to” breakfast recipes because they’re customizable and easy to make. Mix your egg mixture and pour into a pan. You can cook your omelet in a couple of ways after this point. You can sprinkle a little bit of water on top so that the top cooks, or you can flip your omelet over to cook the other side. Fill up your omelet with what you’d like.
4. Steak and Eggs
Steak and eggs makes for a delicious and filling healthy breakfast. You can marinate your steak the night before if you desire. You can either pan fry your steak, or you can cook it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Creamy Sausage Soup
This recipe is excellent for cold mornings. Fry up sausage patties or links. Remove from the pan, and pour in an equal mixture of half-and-half and heavy whipping cream. Add butter, leeks, salt and pepper. You can add garlic if you so desire. After the leeks have cooked, add your sausage into the mixture. Top with Parmesan cheese.
6. Sausage, Eggs and Cheese
Whether you like McDonald’s or not, there is something about their Sausage McMuffin. You can make your low carb version at home. Fry two eggs, and place a cooked sausage and piece of cheese in between your eggs. Your fried eggs serve as the muffin.
7. Chorizo and Eggs
There are a few types of chorizo. There is a solid form of it that is similar to other types of sausage, and there is a soft kind. The soft kind can be mixed into eggs, but you will need to cook it first. Add eggs and scramble. Top with cheese, salsa and sour cream.
8. Sausage and Any Low-Carb Soup
This is by far the easiest of the breakfast recipes mentioned here. Buy any low carb soup from the store. Cook your sausage ahead of time, and add it to your soup.
9. Hamburger Patties
There isn’t any reason you can’t choose to have heartier foods earlier in the day. Fry up hamburger patties to your liking. Eat with lettuce as a wrap, bacon, cheese, onions, pickles and anything else you’d like.
10. Sausage, Refried Beans, Salsa, Cheese and Eggs
This is a scrumptious treat you eat in a bowl. If you can afford to have some carbs in your healthy breakfast, include refried beans. Fry up sausage and cook one or two fried eggs. Put refried beans in your bowl first. Follow with sausage and your eggs. Top with cheese and salsa. Mix up your bowl as you eat this healthy breakfast.
11. Egg and Ham Roll
Cook your eggs to your liking. Scrambled is a good idea for this recipe. If your ham is sliced thin, roll up your eggs inside of your ham. If your ham is thicker, you can fold it into a taco shell. Shredded cheese tastes good with this morning recipe.
12. Mushroom, Steak and Eggs Wrap
Sautee mushrooms in butter or oil. Cut steak into small strips and scramble eggs with desired spices. Use romaine lettuce to wrap up your mixture. You can add cheddar cheese and sautéed onions to the wraps as well.
13. Fajitas in the Morning
Use your favorite marinade, or marinate your meat in lime juice, olive oil, garlic and a pinch of cumin. Some people like to add Worcestershire sauce. Put oil in a pan and begin cooking your sliced onions and bell peppers. Add your steak pieces. Serve with guacamole and cheese. If you have low carb tortillas, you can use those. However, you can always roll up bite-sized pieces in spinach leaves or lettuce leaves.
14. Chicken Casserole
Once you realize how versatile cauliflower is, you might start using it in almost every meal. For this recipe, cut up small pieces of cauliflower. Cook it in a pot with butter until it softens a bit. Add half-and-half and sliced leeks to your pot. Add salt, pepper and cooked chicken. You can add cheddar cheese and top with Parmesan. You can also add squash to this dish if you desire something heartier.
15. Ham and Egg Mini Muffins
Place pieces of thin-sliced ham into a muffin tin to form little bowls. Crack open an egg and pour inside each piece of ham. Add your desired spices.
16. Guacamole Tacos
This healthy breakfast is on the lighter side. Mix avocados with guacamole mix. Add cooked black beans to your guacamole mix. Serve with cooked chicken and cheese in a romaine lettuce leaf.
17. Ham Burritos
Use sliced ham in place of tortillas. Make a mini buffet with different ingredients to put in your burritos so that everyone can choose what they want to eat. For example, you can choose cheese, onions, crushed bacon, ground beef, carnitas, scrambled eggs, salsa or chili peppers.
18. Shepherd Pie in the Morning
You can make mashed cauliflower by either boiling your cauliflower or grating it, covering it in a container and microwaving for about eight minutes. Cook ground beef with onions, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Add peas and carrots. Top with mashed cauliflower and cheese on top of the whole shebang.
19. Ham and Low Carb “Macaroni”
You can substitute cauliflower for noodles. You can also cheat on your cheese sauce by using nacho cheese. Add cut up cubes of ham.
20. Chicken Chowder
Pan fry pieces of chicken with desired spices in butter. Add an equal amount of half-and-half and whipping cream. Add onions, leeks and any other vegetable you’d like to have, but steer clear of potatoes or corn.
21. Mexican Squash and Ground Beef Casserole
Cook ground beef in a skillet. Remove it when cooked. Then, cook sliced squash, onions and garlic until tender. Put everything in a casserole dish with chili powder, salt, pepper, paprika and cumin. Mix well. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
22. Crockpot Egg, Sausage and Bacon
You might be hooked on this one for the rest of the season. You prepare it the night before. When you wake up, you are in for a fully satisfying feast. It’s slightly intensive, but you don’t have to do any of it in the morning. Cook up ground sausage – or any sausage of your choosing – and bacon. Put butter or spray in your crockpot. Mix eggs with milk and desired spices and pour some in. Add bacon pieces, sausage, peppers, onions, cheese and anything else you’d like to have in layers. Add the remaining egg mixture, and top with cheese. Cook on low between six and eight hours.
23. Morning Pot Roast
This recipe can get started the night before. Fill up your crockpot with your roast, a little bit of water, any veggie of your choosing and your desired spices. If you cook this on low for eight hours, it’ll be ready for you when you wake up in the morning.
24. Pizza in a Bowl
Cut up pieces of cauliflower. Cook in a skillet with a drizzle of oil. Add marinara sauce. Add cooked sausage or bacon, pepperoni, bell peppers, olives, tomatoes, squash and anything else you desire. Top with mozzarella cheese.
25. Mongolian Beef
This is one of the most delicious of these breakfast recipes. Mongolian beef is typically prepared with brown sugar. To go low carb, use any sugar substitute you like. The rest of your marinade will consist of soy sauce, chili peppers and ginger. You can also use sesame seed oil if you desire. Cook the meat, marinade and scallions in a skillet.