Cutting Back on Carbs? Start Your Day off Right With These Breakfast Recipes
Starting your morning off right can completely transform your day u2014 and not to mention your health in the long run. If your breakfast is full of carbs| you’ll likely feel your morning drag on and be more likely to reach for more food before lunchtime rolls around. Cutting back on carbs doesn’t have to be hard when you’ve got delicious| healthy| and easy recipes on your list. Try any of these 21 breakfast recipes that will keep you energized and satisfied all morning long.
u2014 Additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr
| Baked Eggs in Avocado
Baked eggs in avocado is a low-sugar| high-protein| and fiber-filled breakfast that will kick-start your day.
| Italian Baked Eggs With Veggies
You really can’t go wrong when you bake eggs in the oven with veggies| and this Italian-inspired recipe is low on calories and carbs but packed with flavor. It’s one of Jessica Simpson‘s favorite weight-loss breakfasts!
| Hard-Boiled Eggs With Avocado
Sometimes the simplest breakfast ideas are the best| like this low-carb combination of hard-boiled eggs and diced avocado. Add a dash of hot sauce if desired| but this quick meal is delicious on its own.
| Egg White Frittata
Actress Lea Michele loves this produce-packed egg white frittata that fuels you with over 20 grams of protein per serving.
| Baked Eggs in Ham Cups
Put these easy ham cups in the oven in the morning when you get up| and you’ll have a tasty and filling breakfast ready before you leave for work.
| Yogurt-Filled Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe on its own is delicious but hardly satisfying as a whole breakfast. Fill half a cantaloupe with nonfat Greek yogurt and top with fruit| and you’ve got a heart-healthy meal for under 150 calories.
| Paleo Breakfast Bowl
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein| this Paleo breakfast bowl takes 10 minutes to prepare and won’t leave you reaching for a carb-filled pastry before lunch.
| Gluten-Free Turkey Sausage Muffins
Make-ahead egg muffins packed with protein and free of flour? Genius! These low-cal and protein-packed turkey sausage muffins will save you tons of time in the morning and will leave you skipping fast-food muffins forever.
| Spiced Honey-Broiled Grapefruit
For a superlight and flavorful start to your day| make this spiced honey-broiled grapefruit. Adding the natural sweetness of honey and a pinch of cinnamon makes the otherwise bitter grapefruit even tastier. Serve with a side of scrambled eggs for a more complete meal.
| Protein-Packed Shakshuka
You might have had the popular Middle Eastern dish shakshuka before| but this version packs a real nutritional punch. With more than 20 grams of protein and nearly 40 percent of your recommended fiber for the day| this 350-calorie meal consists of perfectly poached eggs swimming in a fragrant and spicy tomato-sauce bath.
| Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Bundles
Superfoods asparagus and salmon join forces to create an extremely simple yet delicious breakfast that you can make ahead and grab from your fridge in the morning. One serving clocks in at just over 100 calories and under five carbs.
| Quinoa Egg Bake With Thyme and Garlic
Have you ever thought about incorporating quinoa into your breakfast? This make-ahead quinoa egg bake will have you hooked u2014 plus| it has under 250 calories and almost 20 grams of protein.
| Roasted Veggies With Fried Egg
Not sure what to do with your leftover roasted veggies? Throw an egg on it! This breakfast or dinner option is a great way to sneak more veggies into your diet| even first thing in the morning.
| Cottage Cheese With Fruit
For a quick| high-protein breakfast that hits the spot| opt for a bowl of cottage cheese with an assortment of your favorite fresh fruit and berries. For just 81 calories| four ounces of cottage cheese offers a whopping 14 grams of protein!
| Breakfast Sald
Salad for breakfast? It makes sense! This energizing breakfast is packed with fresh veggies and a lemon-thyme dressing that works well on any salad.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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. 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 Pancakes
It’s possible to give in to your pancake craving while still following a low-carb diet with these healthy wheat-free pancakes. The secret? They’re made with almond meal and ground flax seed.
| Southwestern Tofu Scramble
With flavors like cumin| coriander| onion| pepper| and cilantro mingling together| this Southwestern tofu scramble will satisfy both vegans and and omnivores looking for a low-carb option that’s anything but boring.
| Bacon-Tomato Frittata
Instead of sticking to eggs baked in a ramekin| try baking them inside a tomato for added nutrients. Top with bacon| because a little bacon makes everything better!