low carb breakfast ideas

Food can be a big stressor if you live with diabetes. We’ve compiled a list of 12 low-carb breakfast ideas to help make your mornings easy, healthy, and delicious. If you’d like the recipe, simply click on the breakfast name.

1. Omelet stuffed peppers

This recipe will take your average omelet to the next level.

omelet stuffed peppers

Ingredients: bell peppers, eggs, milk, bacon, cheddar cheese, chives, salt, and pepper

2. Low-carb green chile and cheese egg muffins

Looking for a little more heat in your breakfast? Try these delicious low-carb muffins.

green chile and cheese egg muffins

Ingredients: eggs, whole green chiles, cheddar cheese, spike seasoning, salt, pepper, and sliced green onion

3. Ham and cheese breakfast roll-ups

These pinwheels combine elements of the omelet with a playful twist.

Ham and cheese rollups

Ingredients: eggs, milk, chives, salt, pepper, butter, cheddar cheese, and ham

4. Cream cheese pancakes 

Keto pancakes are a great option if you’re craving the comfort of pancakes but trying to avoid all the carbs.

cream cheese pancakes

Ingredients: cream cheese, eggs, sugar substitute, and cinnamon

5. Almond-pineapple smoothie

This smoothie will wake up your taste buds and give you plenty of protein.

pineapple almond smoothie

Ingredients: plain yogurt, pineapple, almonds, and almond milk

6. Sweet potato egg-in-a-hole

This sweet-savory breakfast dish is a spin on the classic egg-in-a-hole toast minus the pesky carbs.

sweet potato egg in a hole

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, olive oil, eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon, salt, pepper, and chives

7. Sausage and egg muffin cups

These spicy “muffin” cups are a great option for a protein-packed breakfast.

sausage egg muffin cups

Ingredients: Italian sausage, ground turkey, thyme, parsley, cayenne pepper, paprika, nutmeg, salt, pepper, sweet red peppers, and eggs

8. Instant cinnamon “oatmeal”

This “oatmeal” is grain-free for a tasty carb-free breakfast.

instant cinnamon oatmeal

Ingredients: chia seeds, flax meal, shredded coconut, cinnamon, water, coconut milk, and sweetener

9. Shakshuka

This Middle Eastern breakfast is sweet, savory, and perfect for feeding a large group.

shakshuka

Ingredients: olive oil, onion, garlic, belle pepper, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, sugar, salt, pepper, eggs, and parsley

10. Flourless egg and cottage cheese savory breakfast muffins

These savory muffins are a great low-carb option and perfect for on-the-go.

egg cottage cheese muffins

Ingredients: almond meal, hemp seed, grated Parmesan cheese, flax seed meal, yeast flakes, baking powder, spike seasoning, salt, eggs, cottage cheese, and green onion

11. Back on track green monster smoothie

If you’ve fallen off the diet wagon, this green monster smoothie will help you get back on track.

green monster smoothie

Ingredients: kale, apple, cucumber, lemon juice, ginger, coconut oil, maple syrup, ice cubes, protein powder

12. Avocado and egg spaghetti squash boats

These self-contained spaghetti squash boats are a great way to increase your vegetable intake.

egg avocado spaghetti squash boats

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, salsa, avocado, eggs, ketchup

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