5 low-carb breakfast options that will fuel your day
By Louise Belle BHSC (Nut Med)
If you’re a jam on toast or bowl of cereal for breakfast kind of person, then there are many more nutritious options you could reach for that will boost your energy and be kind to your waistline.
1. Eggs and veggies
Simply cut up some mushrooms, tomato, onion and spinach, whisk some eggs with some herbs and spices and make yourself a quick omelette or scramble – it really doesn’t take much time at all! You can even make a frittata up in advance and portion it up. One medium egg contains 8g of protein and no carbohydrates.
2. Nutty granola
If you are a cereal lover but don’t want all the carbs that come with it, then making up your own granola or cereal is a great option. Simply toss together some flax seeds, psyllium husk, chia seeds, hemp seeds, macadamias, walnuts, brazil nuts and pecans with a little cinnamon and serve with natural Greek yoghurt or milk of choice. If you prefer a sweet cereal you can add in Nature Sweet Sugar Substitute which contains less than 1g of carbs per serve.
3. Protein smoothie
Smoothies are a great brekkie option as you can have them on the run. Choose low-carb ingredients for your smoothie such as spinach, avocado, nut butter, seeds, berries, unsweetened yoghurt and low carb protein powder such as Synd-X which contains 18g of protein and only 1.1g of carbs per serving.
4. Fry up
It is a common misconception that you need a round of toast with your big breakfast. In reality, if you serve up enough of the nutritious foods you won’t even miss the bread. Bacon, eggs, haloumi, smoked salmon, tomato, zucchini, broccoli, spinach, tomato, onion, bok choy, broccoli, pickles, olives and cucumber may feature on your big brekkie plate.
5. Protein bread
There are many great recipes online for low-carb, high protein bread. There are even companies that sell mixes that you can buy and make up at home. If you are a bread lover and constantly eating on the run, then keeping a few slices of protein bread in your freezer is a great brekkie option. The Protein Bread Co bread contains less than 2 grams of carbohydrates per 2 slices.
For healthy, low-carb recipes read I Can’t Lose Weight and I Don’t Know Why. If you feel like you need a bit of a reset to get your healthy eating back on track then the Dr Cabot 15 Day Cleanse program is just what you need. Along with the three detoxifying powders there is a healthy, low carb meal plan that will help you get back on the health train.