Would you like to cut down or carbs? Are you trying to build or maintain muscles? It might be interesting for you to up the protein and eat less carbohydrates in the morning. Also, you are maybe planning to eat more carbs later in the day, so starting the day with less of them is always a good option.
There are various reasons why you want to cut on carbs, and there are various breakfasts that are low on carbs – We would like to propose you 10 dishes that have about 20 or less grams of carbohydrates. Eggs are the safe choice when we are talking about a carb – friendly breakfast. You will find 4 different and interesting choices in this article. But, you can also go without eggs, so pick the other recipes as vegan hash or savory yogurt recipe.
Breakfast 1: Middle Eastern Savory Yogurt Jar
In the USA, the strained yogurt is known as Greek yogurt, but it happens often that it is served loaded with sugar. There is a non-sugar, deliciously served savory-style yogurt! That typical and even traditional for Middle Eastern countries, where the yogurt is creamy and thick. In this recipe the yogurt is in a combination with extra-virgin olive oil, black pepper, spicy and chunky chickpeas, feta cheese and some sea salt. The perfect breakfast having 331 calories and 17 gr of carbs, and it’s packed with natural probiotics coming from the yogurt.
Breakfast2: Portabella Egg Sandwich
Egg McMuffin – sounds familiar? Of course it does, it’s the most popular in US when it comes to a breakfast sandwich. But, if you get this from a fast food, it comes packed with preservatives and quite processed. So why not make it your own, healthier version at home? Use sautéed portabella mushroom caps instead of the English muffin, then in the caps place organic ham with no nutrients, smoked mozzarella and pasture-raised egg.
This breakfasts contains 336 calories and only 8 grams of carbs.
Breakfast 3: Vegan Curry Sunrise Scramble
You can never go wrong with a scrambled egg breakfast – but listen to this: what do you say about scrambled tofu? A variety of tastes, a sensation for your mouth, brings the scrambled eggs to a whole new level! And it’s very attractive for the eye! This recipes contains virgin coconut oil where you place the red onion to caramelize, then some hot Madras curry powder – all of this gives the main ingredients (the tofu and scrambled eggs) a distinctive taste. Rich in vitamin C, iron, fiber, calcium and beta-carotene, this dish contains 302 calories and 13 gr of carbs.
Breakfast 4: Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Goat Cheese Plate
Easy and satisfying breakfast, but only if you choose the high-quality ingredients, so forget about old and on sale stuff. Not refrigerated heirloom tomatoes, fresh slices from a Hass avocado and goat cheese crumbles. Sprinkle these ingredients with extra-virgin olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. Don’t forget to sprinkle it with salt and black pepper – freshly ground. This dish contains 275 calories and 20gr carbs.
Breakfast 5: Tex-Mex Vegan Breakfast Hash
The main ingredient of the hash browns are potatoes, and they are often served as a nice breakfast. But, let’s check it out this breakfast hash – Instead of the potato use tofu that gives Tex-Mex flair, it’s low carb, vegan and gluten free. And the highlight of this dish is that it has a Hass avocado, a luxurious ingredient. It contains 327 calories and 20gr of carbs.
Breakfast 6: Grilled Vegetable Greek Yogurt
Yogurt with fruit it’s very good, it rhymes too – but what do you say about vegetables instead of fruit? A nice change in order to have a savory yogurt instead of the sweet on. What you need to do first is get that zero fat Greek yogurt and add a little extra virgin olive oil, ground pepper and sea salt and whisk it to get the Mediterranean “good fat” flavor. Than grill whatever vegetables you like and put it on top of the yogurt (our choice is red onion, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and bell peppers). This dish is 386 calories and 20 gr of carbs.
Breakfast 7: Egg Salad Tomato “Bruschetta”
Make sure you boil couple of eggs before, so they’ll be cold when you prepare this dish. Even though usually an egg salad is a lunchtime sandwich, you will definitely find it as a nice and satisfying breakfast, server on a juicy and ripe rounds of tomato. 323 calories and 7 gr of carbs, high in protein and plenty of zeacanrhin and lutein.
Breakfast 8: Sunny-Side-Up Breakfast Sausage
Turkey sausage patty that is so full of flavor, it’s free of preservatives and brings freshness to the breakfast. The sausage mix is prepared the night before, so it won’t take a lot of time in the morning to prepare it. Make this sausages brown, and top them with an egg, any style you like. This meal is full of proteins, so mixed with a regular exercise can bring some muscle results. Pairing it with vegetables like a tomato salad or similar, can make it a full dish – contains only 231 calories and 3 gr of carbs.
Breakfast 9:Mesclun Egg Salad
A breakfast that is in the form of a salad it’s an absolute winner, and just imagine it topped with some eggs – high protein meal to start the day. This salad is packed with veggies and the rich and healthy fats of the avocado. One Mesclun Egg Salad = daily supplies of vitamin C and beta-carotene. With 329 calories and 20gr of carbs, and all the benefits that come with it, this salad is a must in every recipe book, and needs to become a regular guest on every table, in every breakfast menu!
Breakfast 10: Cajun Turkey and Greens Hot Cereal Bowl
A mix of a soup and oatmeal, this bowl is absolutely delicious. Even for this dish the carbs are in the right numbers, and including enough oats to hold the meal together and give body to it, while boosting fiber. This meal contain seasoned turkey with Cajun, scallions, baby kale, tomatoes (sun dried) and lemon zest. You will get a fantastic taste when all of these ingredients are stewed together. This dish has 387 calories and 19 grams of carbs.