Congratulations for clicking on an article that has the phrase “Low-Carb” in the title and not cringing with disgust and moving on (as I likely would have done). Low-carb is not fun. In fact, it comes across as downright terrifying and scary, does it not? Who wants to consume anything for breakfast that’s not filled with delicious carbs and something so unhealthy that you can’t even put into words just how delicious it really tastes? When you speak of a low-carb breakfast you immediately know you’re not getting any of the good stuff; pancakes, biscuits and gravy, muffins, cinnamon rolls, banana nut bread, waffles, cupcakes (okay, so cupcakes aren’t breakfast but they really should be, don’t you think?). What’s left, really? Well, my fellow carb-aholic friends, there are so many other, healthier, almost equally as amazing options when it comes to eating a healthy breakfast that has few carbs and still manages to leave you feeling fuller longer so that you’re not ready to overindulge within the hour. Don’t believe me? I wouldn’t either, but I promise you that I have some superior suggestions that will provide you a healthy start to your day without the feelings of guilt and sheer number of carbs found in biscuits and gravy – even if it is the best breakfast food ever invented. Believe it or not, healthy does not always come across as tasteless and bland.
First of all, not all of us are capable of eating a large and in charge breakfast, which makes it impossible to get a good meal in before it’s time to start the day. The good news is that we can get more in than we think by drinking a healthy smoothie. This is something you can make on your own with anything you want, really. But we recommend you use at least some sort of Greek yogurt, some sort of frozen veggies and some sort of spinach or kale to up the health factor.
It’s an amazing low-carb breakfast option that can be eaten plain or dressed right up. Why not toss some fresh fruit on top of this and call it a day? Some people will eat some granola on it, but you have to be careful not to get anything that’s filled with sugar and other unhealthy by-products.
Scrambled, boiled, whatever; eggs are great for protein and they are good for you. You can eat them in the morning and have a great start to your day without worrying that you are taking in too many calories or even taking in any carbs. It’s a great source of protein, too, so you’ll know that you’re going to have plenty of energy throughout the day.
Some people love fruit, and we love a great bowl of fruit for breakfast. You can pair this with a piece of toast – yes, toast is a carb – but that doesn’t mean you have to go heavy on the carbs. A slice of wheat or whole grain bread with nothing on it and a bowl of fruit is going to make a great start to any day.
We love the idea of turkey sausage paired with eggs to get your day started on the right foot. Turkey sausage is filled with protein and very low on carbs, which means that you’re going to get the most bang for your buck first thing in the morning.
This is something we like to eat mixed with eggs or baked into an egg. We like the idea of using muffin tins in which to bake some eggs, some onion and a little bell pepper as well as some chopped up chicken sausage. Bake this for about 20 minutes and you’ll be shocked just how much energy you have the rest of the day and how good you feel from this point forward.
If you love an omelet, skip the not so healthy stuff in place of the good stuff. How about stuffing yours with a bit of spinach and calling it a day? You can add some vegetables of your choice to make it a bit healthier, but you’re getting a lot of good stuff in one omelet already, so it’s really up to you.
Breakfast Stuffed Bell Peppers
Have you ever taken a bell pepper, removed the top and removed the inside as well? If you have, you can stuff it with eggs, turkey or chicken sausage and other healthy veggies, bake it for about a half hour and then enjoy the heck out of it for breakfast. It’s a quick and delicious way to enjoy something really good, and it’s so healthy for you, too.
We love an egg muffin filled with good stuff that’s also good for you. What we want you to do is essentially fry an egg inside of a metal circle that not only keeps the shape but makes it thick, too. This is going to allow you to make ‘bread’ out of your eggs. Then put a turkey or chicken sausage patty and some spinach inside of it and enjoy. It’s good, it’s healthy and it’s going to guarantee you’re getting a lot of good stuff first thing in the morning.
Peanut Butter Apples
This is another great solution for those who don’t really like to eat a heavy meal first thing in the morning but do want some good healthy food that’s going to boost your metabolism and make it possible for you to feel good all day. Cut up some apples and cover them with a little bit of peanut butter and maybe some healthy nuts. You can even toss a little shredded dark chocolate on there for added health – yes, we just told you that you can have some dark chocolate for breakfast. I told you that forgoing the carbs does not mean you have to forgo the taste and all the things you love most in life, didn’t I?
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