Cut Back on Carbs With 25 Gluten-Free Breakfasts
For people who have committed to a low-carb diet or are dealing with a more serious gluten allergy| there are plenty of delicious breakfast options that won’t leave you feeling deprived. When you first eliminate gluten| the whole process can feel a little overwhelming| but luckily| there are a ton of healthy and hearty breakfast options for a gluten-free diet. Here are some of our favorite recipes.
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| Protein-Packed Shakshuka
With more than 20 grams of protein and nearly 40 percent of your recommended fiber for the day| this 350-calorie shakshuka recipe consists of perfectly poached eggs swimming in a fragrant and spicy tomato-sauce bath.
| Grain-Free Pancakes
If you constantly crave flapjacks but hold out to order them at cheat meals| this creative recipe from Julie Upton| RD| MS| is the answer to your prayers. This grain-free pancake is a favorite with the crew at Julie’s CrossFit gym| since the recipe offers a nice dose of protein and fiber| and the carbs come from fruit rather than a refined grain.
| Asparagus and Salmon Bundles
When you need a light and satisfying breakfast with a sophisticated edge| wrap up a few asparagus-and-salmon bundles. Don’t let looks fool you u2014 these are beyond simple to make. This omega-3-rich recipe can be cooked the night before and refrigerated until you’re ready to enjoy them the next morning.
| Cinnamon Quinoa Bake
Protein packed and gluten free| this cinnamon quinoa bake is a hearty recipe that starts your morning off on a sweet note. Even better| bake up a pan in advance| and cut out a slice every morning for an easy grab-and-go breakfast.
| Slow-Cooker Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Gluten free| protein rich| and under 400 calories| this Mexican breakfast casserole is the perfect slow-cooked recipe to cook up on Sunday afternoon| slice up| and enjoy all week long.
| Homemade Muesli
Instead of relying on boxed cereal| make your own homemade muesli that you can customize according to your personal preferences and needs. Just be sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats in yours!
| Pumpkin Pie Muffins
These light and fluffy pumpkin pie muffins can serve as a tasty breakfast to fuel your day| but they’re sweet enough to feel like a treat. One of these muffins is under 140 calories| so grab two in the morning for a quick breakfast that will keep you satisfied throughout the morning.
| Baked Egg in Avocado
For a one-two punch of omega-3s in your breakfast| try baking an egg in an avocado. Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count| this low-sugar| fiber-filled breakfast will kick off your day on a healthy high note.
| Cottage Cheese With Fruit
For a quick| high-protein| gluten-free breakfast that hits the spot| opt for a bowl of cottage cheese with an assortment of your favorite fresh fruit. For just 81 calories| four ounces of cottage cheese offers a whopping 14 grams of protein.
| Gluten-Free Granola
High in iron and completely free of cholesterol| Gwyneth’s gluten-free granola is sweet and nutty| with the perfect crunch u2014 everything you’re craving in a bowl of traditional granola. It’s made with quinoa flakes and just the right touch of dried fruits.
| Paleo Banana Muffins
Almond meal makes these banana muffins dense| moist| and gluten free. One single muffin will fill you up at only 273 calories each. Gluten-free eaters who would like to reap breakfast’s benefits but don’t want to eat too much in the morning will love this tasty recipe.
| Breakfast Polenta
A fast bowl of breakfast polenta is easy to make and provides you with the protein| carbs| and comfort you need after a dark morning workout. It’s a great gluten-free and vegetarian option for runners who need a quick recovery meal; it’s ready in about 10 minutes.
| Tofu Scramble With Kale and Sweet Potatoes
This wholesome scramble is full of fiber and has almost 20 grams of protein u2014 and it’s totally vegan and gluten free. If you’re trying to cut back on cholesterol| this flavorful mixture of tofu| kale| sweet potato| and spices will do the trick.
| Wheat-Free Cereal
Certain mornings call for a healthy breakfast that’s quick and satisfying. If a classc bowl of cereal is what you’re craving| reach for one of these gluten-free-approved options. Keep things fresh with your favorite berries.
| Acai Bowl
When it comes to breakfast| nothing is more refreshing than a naturally gluten-free acai bowl. Once you blend up the base| top yours off with fresh fruit| coconut flakes| seeds| and nuts to bulk things up.
| Hard-Boiled Eggs With Avocado
Anyone on the go needs this naturally gluten-free recipe! Hard-boiled eggs and diced avocado make an easy| satisfying| and protein-rich breakfast that will change your life. It looks small| but it will keep you full until lunch rolls around.
| Quinoa Egg Bake With Thyme and Garlic
This make-ahead quinoa egg bake is about to become your new favorite gluten-free breakfast. The quinoa crust has a great crunchy texture| and the spinach brings a serving of veggies to breakfast.
| Coconut-Blueberry Bars
These coconut-blueberry bars offer almost 20 percent of your daily fiber intake and a good amount of iron at under 200 calories. It’s a Paleo-friendly recipe that will satisfy any gluten-free sweet tooth.
| Paleo Breakfast Bowl
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein| this naturally gluten-free Paleo breakfast bowl takes just 10 minutes to prepare. This quick and simple breakfast looks (and tastes) like a special brunch you’d order at a neighborhood hot spot.
| Apple-Cinnamon Quinoa
Whip up a gluten-free quinoa bake featuring soft| cinnamon-spiced apples; plump raisins; and crunchy almonds. Bake a batch ahead of time so you can enjoy this healthy breakfast all week long.
| Oatmeal Muffins
So busy you don’t have time to even cook up a bowl of oatmeal? These make-ahead oatmeal muffins are just for you. Just make sure your steel-cut oats are certified gluten free.
| Gluten-Free Turkey Sausage Muffins
With 12 grams of protein a piece| these gluten-free turkey-sausage muffins are smarter than any fast-food egg option you’ll find before work. This is another recipe that’s easy to bake ahead of time and grab when you head out the door.
| Gluten-Free Breakfast Bar
Chewy| nutty| and energy-packed breakfast bars are just what you need if you’re craving carbs but can’t eat wheat.
| Egg White Frittata
Meet Lea Michele‘s favorite egg white frittata. Classic Mediterranean ingredients like peppers| onion| and spinach bring texture| flavor| and nutrition to the dish| while egg whites and feta provide over 20 grams of protein.
| Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Paleo friendly| free of grains| and low in carbs| a slice of this hearty breakfast will energize you with its high protein content and keep you full until lunchtime rolls around.