Making a tasty and nutritious low carb breakfast may seem like a challenge, but you don't have to eat the usual egg and coffee and have lots of practical and tasty options to start the day, using recipes like omelet, low carb breads, plain yogurt, low carb granola and pates.
A low carb diet can help you lose weight and is based primarily on foods high in good fats such as olive oil, avocado, seeds and nuts, and good sources of protein such as eggs, chicken, meat, fish and cheese. In addition, it is necessary to restrict the consumption of wheat flour, oats, sugar, sprinkles, rice and other carbohydrate rich foods.
So, to help you vary your diet and create new dishes, here are 5 recipes that can be used for breakfast when you are following a low carb diet.
1. Low carb cheese bread
There are several low carb bread recipes to replace the traditional bread roll in the morning. This recipe is easy and can only be made using only the microwave.
- 2 tablespoons of curd;
- 1 egg;
- 1 teaspoon of yeast;
- salt and pepper to taste.
Mix all the ingredients with a fork and place it in a small glass jar to shape the bread. Microwave for 3 minutes, remove and unravel. Cut the dough in half and stuff with cheese, chicken, meat, tuna or salmon pate. Accompany with black coffee, coffee with cream or tea.
2. Natural yogurt with low carb granola
Natural yogurt can be found in supermarkets or done at home, and low carb granola can be assembled as follows:
- 1/2 cup Brazilian nuts;
- 1/2 cup cashews;
- 1/2 cup hazelnut;
- 1/2 cup peanut butter;
- 1 tablespoons of golden flaxseed;
- 3 tablespoons grated coconut;
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil;
- sweetener to taste, preferably Xylitol or Stevia (optional)
Process the nuts, hazelnuts, coconut and peanuts in a blender until you obtain the desired size and texture. In a container together with food crushed flax, coconut oil and sweetener. Pour the mixture into a pan and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Use granola for breakfast along with a natural yogurt.
3. Low carb crepioca
The traditional version of crepioca is high in carbohydrates due to the presence of tapioca or starch gum, but its low carb version uses flaxseed flour as a substitute.
Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, beating the eggs well until all is uniform. Pour into a frying pan greased with olive oil or butter and brown on both sides. If desired, add fillings with cheese, chicken, meat or fish and vegetables.
- 2 eggs;
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds;
- grated cheese to taste;
- oregano and pinch of salt.
Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, beating the eggs well until the mixture is uniform. Pour into a frying pan greased with olive oil or butter and brown on both sides. If desired, add fillings with cheese, chicken, meat or fish and vegetables.
4. Avocado cream
Avocado is a fruit rich in good fats that reduces bad cholesterol and increases good fat and is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates.
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 2 tablespoons of sour cream
- 1 tablespoon of coconut milk
- 1 tablespoons of cream
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- sweetener to taste
Beat all ingredients in a blender and then it cold.
5. Pumpkin quick bread
Pumpkin bread can be done for both salty and sweet versions, matching all kinds of fillings and desires.
- 50 g of cooked pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseed flour
- 1 pinch of baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of xylitol or 3 drops of Stevia (optional)
Mash the pumpkin with a fork, add the other ingredients and mix everything together. Grease a cup with olive oil or butter and pour the dough, taking it to the microwave for 2 minutes. You should then stuff to to taste.
See a full 3-day menu of a Low Carb Diet.