In order to be consistent on the low carb lifestyle, one needs to be armed with sufficient know-how on what can be safely eaten at meals, without breaking ones carb budget. For many breakfast is where they wake up hungry and time-strapped and if they can’t decide on a quick brekkie will reach out for ‘carbage’, thus starting the day on the wrong foot. Listed below are 7 quick low carb breakfast ideas that I came across and decided to share with readers.
7 Quick Low Carb Breakfast Ideas:
1.Hard boiled eggs might be the easiest breakfast of all. You can prepare them ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator. If you don’t prepare ahead, just boil while you’re getting dressed.
2.Avocados for breakfast: Slice an avocado down the middle, remove the pit, take a small spoon, and eat directly out of the skin. We like lemon juice and salt with our avocados, but if you’re really in a rush, eating them plain works just fine.
3.Yogurt. You can get single serving sized containers of yogurt just about everywhere. The key to buying yogurt is to read the label and make sure there is no added sugar. Some yogurt has just as much sugar as a candy bar! We’re big fans of Greek yogurt. If you don’t like plain yogurt, there are plenty of low carb items you can add: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, nuts, seeds, nut butters.
4.Cheese or cheese crackers (but not cheese and crackers) Cottage cheese is another quick cheese choice. As with yogurt, you can throw berries, nuts, and seeds into your bowl. If you can spare enough time to use your microwave for one minute, make cheese crackers. They are absolutely delicious (and addictive).
5.Make your own cereal. Put some or all of the following into a bowl: whole almonds, sliced almonds, chia seeds, sugar free dried cranberries, blueberries (any nuts or seeds you like will work), and add milk. Cow’s milk has more carb than nut milks or coconut milk. My favorite is almond milk
6.Fresh veggies. We’ve long been fans of vegetables for breakfast, but making a salad for breakfast is not necessarily quick. Slicing a few cucumbers lengthwise, however, takes no time at all. Cucumbers are surprisingly refreshing and might just jump start your day. Baby carrots are another great breakfast on-the-go idea. Eat them plain, with the above mentioned avocado dip, or any other low carb dip, like tahini.
7.Tahini: Tahini, a paste made from crushed sesame seeds is packed with nutrients and won’t budge your blood sugar. You can use it as a dip for the above mentioned fresh veggies when you want something fast. When you’re not in a rush, use it as an ingredient in salad dressing, or eat it with Swiss chard. We buy our tahini raw and add our own seasonings. You can also buy it ready-made.
*Readers please note, blog posts will be random from now on, as I’ve decided to pursue my studies more diligently this year. I hope I have covered sufficiently know-how on the lchf lifestyle for those that were interested in understanding it and using it to improve their health. I hope to also share in the future, more of easy low carb recipes and hacks. And also motivational links of others sharing valuable lessons and ideas to make the lchf lifestyle easier.* HAPPY LOW CARBING!