I’m not going to lie to you; I love my carbs. They give me energy, and well, they obviously taste amazing. BUT (and there is always a but) cutting down on carbs can aid in weight loss. So, it’s not a bad idea to cut down on them when trying to cut down on the pounds. With that being said, when I am trying to eat fewer carbs one day, breakfast is the place to start. This is why I’ve put together this list of 28 low-carb breakfast ideas so that you can power your day the low-carb way!
It is so, so, so important to cut back on added sugars and processed carbohydrates. I know this even more so than a lot of other people because my dad is a type 1 diabetic. Because of this, my family members and I are always looking for low-sugar, low-carb recipes to make for him. You know, ones that aren’t boring and tasteless! Because of this, I’ve found that low-carb does NOT mean low-flavor. Low-carb meals are just as tasty as high-carb meals. Some are even tastier!
Now, I know that a lot of us have sugar cravings in the morning. Guilty as charged! And, I know that cutting back on those added sugars and processed carbohydrates is often a struggle–especially for breakfast. With breakfast, comes foods, like cereal, in your pantry. But, I promise the struggle is worth it. Replacing that high-carb, high-sugar cereal with any of the recipes on this list could help you to:
- Curb hunger
- Lose weight
- Balance blood sugar levels
- Stay focused
- Say “goodbye” to cravings
- Diminish that awful feeling of fatigue
- Lower risk of diabetes and heart disease
So, join the low-carb club! Whether it’s once a week, every two weeks, or all the time, eating a low-carb breakfast will never go out of style! Trust me, your beloved carbs are not going anywhere. They will still be there if and when your body tells you it needs them.
Our Egg Stuffed Baked Portobello Mushroom breakfast recipe is not only stuffed with egg…it’s also stuffed with LOTS of flavor! It only requires a handful of simple ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen already, so once you have the Portobello mushrooms, you’re basically set!
Yup, you read that right! You get to eat an everything bagel for breakfast that’s low in carbs!
Well, not exactly an everything bagel, but these cauliflower rolls by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen taste almost the exact same! If you ask me (someone who seriously loves bagels), these bagel imposters are life savers! They’re also a great way to get your kids to eat healthier. Throw their usual cream cheese onto the roll, and they probably won’t even know the difference.
This low-carb breakfast is the perfect way to enjoy a healthy breakfast. It’s filled with all kinds of nutrient-dense ingredients, like kale, bell peppers, and cilantro. Add in protein-rich eggs and tofu to fill you up, and those Southwestern spices for a punch of flavor, and you’ll have yourself a winner!
This is one of those low-carb breakfast ideas that will definitely keep you energized all morning long. You’ll get the perfect balance of low-carb nutrition and spicy, savory flavors. There’s no way you’ll miss the carbs after enjoying this tasty scramble!
This recipe tastes way too good for how simple it is to make! After you arrange the layers of arugula, roasted red peppers, goat cheese, and red onion in the bottom of the crock pot, just pour in the eggs, and forget about it! In 3 hours, this effortless protein-packed breakfast will be ready to enjoy!
Dr. Seuss says it best:
“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.”
“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.”
Take it from me, you will want these low-carb green eggs and ham by Sugar-Free Mom in a house, with a mouse, here, there, and anywhere!
I don’t know about you, but I am always hooked when I hear that something has eggs and any kind of cheese in it. Honestly, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love anything with eggs and cheese in it–especially when it’s healthy AND low in carbohydrates. That being said, you NEED to try this recipe of ours that is sure to power your day with its 11 grams of protein per serving.
If you know me or have read any of my pieces here at SkinnyMs, you know that I have a dangerously strong sweet tooth. You also must know that I don’t mess around when it comes to sweets. I’m a very big critic of them, actually. So, when I say that this chia pudding recipe by Sugar-Free Mom tastes just like an almond joy candy bar, you know you can take my word for it. This sweet, yet healthy and low-carb, breakfast recipe is one of my favorites–especially when I’m trying to eat a low-carb diet without losing any energy!
If you love this recipe as much as I do, you should try out some of our Almond Joy recipes:
You better believe Pinch of Yum did an amazing job developing this Spanish breakfast dish! It’s full of eggs, tortilla strips, CHEESE, beans, and veggies!
Want to know the best part about this frittata by Keep It Kind? Well, first, let me tell you some of the ingredients the recipe calls for:
- Vegg powder
- Vegan Cheddar Cheese
Okay, so in case you didn’t notice, all of the ingredients that Keep It Kind calls for are vegan! That’s the best part about this recipe: it’s vegan! This recipe is, therefore, great for so many types of diets–vegan or not!
I know, I know. Cinnamon rolls that are low-carb and healthy by Sugar-Free Mom?! This list just keeps getting better and better!
And low-carb isn’t all these cinnamon rolls are. They’re also sugar-free, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free! They’re so perfect for everyone in the family–especially those who have gluten or nut allergies.
Can’t decide between cinnamon rolls or pancakes? You don’t have to! The Big Man’s World combines the two usually high-carb breakfasts to create a low-carb breakfast. To top it off, it’s a low-carb breakfast that everyone is sure to love–even your little ones! There really is nothing like a sweet breakfast like this on a weekend morning.
If you’re not a fan of Almond Joys and, therefore, are not tempted by the Almond Joy recipes in number seven of this list, don’t you worry. The Big Man’s World created this Low-Carb Snickers Breakfast Shake for everyone who prefers Snickers over Almond Joys.
Me? Well, I prefer to power my day with both low-carb breakfast options! One day, I might have one. The next day, I’ll have the other. If I’m feeling like I need a really big power-up without lots of carbs, my boyfriend and I will make Sugar-Free Mom’s Low-Carb Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding (#7 on this list) and this shake, and split them for breakfast! Sometimes, you just need a little of both.
Should I pinch you now? Because I know you’re thinking this isn’t real life. So many wonderful low-carb recipes that were created for powering your day, and chunky monkey breakfast pizza is one of those recipes?! AMAZING.
This breakfast pizza by The Big Man’s World is full of everything I love: banana, chocolate, and nut butter. It’s not just low-carb. It’s also:
- Super easy to make
This SkinnyMs. recipe calls for a total of five ingredients, and all five are delicious and probably already in your refrigerator! Grab some ham, some eggs, some egg whites, some skim milk, and some onions, and you’ve got yourself this easy-peasy breakfast.
What I love most about them is how cute they look! This past week, I went on a trip with some friends and since I woke up earlier than everyone else (I think I’m a morning person because of my love for breakfast), I decided to whip up breakfast for everyone. These breakfast cups were on the kitchen table when everyone rolled out of bed and they were gone within five minutes! Everyone just picked up the adorable ham and egg cups and popped them into their mouths. Super easy and super pleasing! They were also a great power food for the hike we did that day!
It’s like A Family Feast actually knows my family! I made these recently at my parents’ house, and my entire family LOVED them. I mean, who couldn’t love pancakes that are low in carbs and come with a dreamy blueberry sauce?!
I love, love, love all recipes that can be made using a muffin/cupcake tin. It makes my life so much easier and makes 12 servings! This recipe by What’s Gabby Cooking does just that! These vegetable frittatas of hers are actually great for meal-prepping, too. There’s nothing like having some egg and veggie muffins on hand on those busy mornings when you really need a quick, low-carb breakfast to power your day.
Rachel Cooks not only created a kick-butt recipe for those following a Whole30 diet. She also created a kick-butt recipe for all of us who are trying to eat fewer carbs!
I find that whenever I have eggs in the morning, I have enough power and energy to get through the day. They really just give me that extra umpf that we all need sometimes. Add some of Rachel Cooks’s pork and apple sausage to those eggs, and you’ve got yourself a whole extra umpf!
I could rave about sweet potatoes and pancakes for days, so don’t even get me started on sweet potato pancakes–especially these! This sweet potato pancake recipe of ours only calls for two ingredients: sweet potatoes and eggs. So, you can say “goodbye” to high-carb pancakes, and say “hello” to sweet and easy low-carb pancakes! My boyfriend is the Pancake King. I ask him to make us pancakes at least once a week. So, when I made these for him (what a twist from our usual), he couldn’t believe that I only used two ingredients to make them!
In just 30 minutes, you can have this savory breakfast by The Cookie Rookie that only has 3 grams of carbs per serving, but is still super filling. I just surprised my boyfriend with this skillet this past weekend, and he was definitely pleasantly surprised. He doesn’t eat much, but he probably could’ve eaten a whole other skillet if it was full of this BLT goodness.
Now, I know that all of the recipes on this list are low-carb, but that doesn’t mean no-carb. Some carbs, like vegetables, are insanely good for you. So, even if you’re following a low-carb diet, I say eat up those veggies–especially for breakfast!
I, personally, always feel so accomplished whenever I get some veggies in first thing in the morning, and this omelet by The Cookie Rookie is a great way to do just that.
This healthy, low-carb quiche by A Saucy Kitchen is delicious AND super fun to make! When I was layering the sweet potato circles into the bottom of my pie dish, I felt like I was creating a flower. It was then that I thought, “Wow, this would be so fun to do with kids”. So, grab your kiddies and get to baking!