Hold The Toast: Low-Carb Breakfast Options To Fit Your Morning

With its wide array of delicious foods, eating breakfast should be both a routine part of your day and a highlight of your morning. But if you're on a low-carb diet for any reason, you'll lose a lot of traditional, carb-heavy breakfast options and can end up feeling a bit lost when you enter the kitchen in the morning. So if you're looking for some low-carb breakfast options for any type of morning you can have, then here's what you need to know.

The Meat Lover

This option is great for those who both have the energy to make a big breakfast and the time to consume it in – and it'll keep you full and power your brain for hours to come. To bulk your breakfast up with protein, consider creating a meat lover's omelet. First, whisk together three eggs with a tablespoon or two of cream in a small bowl, setting it aside after mixing in a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Then, take two pre-cooked sausage patties and cut them in a 3X3 grid, resulting in nine pieces of sausage per patty (and yes, the corner pieces will be slightly smaller). Pour the eggs into a hot pan with two tablespoons of butter melted in it, then add the sausage and a handful of bacon bits and cook your omelet as per usual.

The On-The-Go

For those mornings that you don't have a lot of time to cook a big omelet breakfast, consider this quicker breakfast that will leave you just as full. The night before (or on a Sunday night, if you want to make enough to last you through a week's worth of breakfasts), pour two cups of uncooked steel-cut oats (not instant) into your crockpot with seven to eight cups of water (depending on how runny you like your steel-cut oats) and two to three teaspoons of salt to add flavor. Turn your crockpot on low and cook overnight for at least 8 hours. Come morning, you can just dish some out into a bowl and add whatever fixings you like, such as cinnamon or a low-carb sweetener of your choice.

The Java

Some days, even the smallest breakfast can seem beyond your reach – but you'll still want something in your stomach to make it to your mid-morning break (and to jump-start your body in the morning). If the thought of food makes you a bit queasy, try starting with beefing up your morning cup of Joe with coconut oil. This blend is both delicious and nutritious, as coconut oil can help to boost your energy and your immune system (as coconut oil is a powerful antiviral), while helping to speed up your metabolism at the same time.

If you're a little confused at exactly how much coconut oil to add in or how you should do it, this recipe walks you through it while at the same time providing examples of other mix-ins you can add to your coconut oil and coffee blend to start your morning the best way possible.

For more information, contact Dr. Vitkin's Weight Loss Clinic or a similar location.