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7 Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Healthy
Cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, toast, bagels—most American breakfast staples are grain-based. Many are rethinking their morning meals, however, after a 2014 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that low-carb diet devotees (who consumed about 40 grams of carbohydrates per day) lost more weight and body fat than low-fat fans while also improving their cholesterol. Luckily, low-carb doesn't need to mean low-satisfaction. Try these seven low-carb breakfast recipes—all with 10 grams or less—and you'll agree. Then spend those other 30+ grams wisely on lunch, dinner and dessert!
Low-Carb Breakfast: Flax Pancakes with Berries
Not only are Slender Kitchen's Greek yogurt pancakes low in carbs, they're also low in calories and high in protein and fiber. You don't need to feel one bit of guilt about eating these pancakes for breakfast every a.m.
Low-Carb Breakfast: Peppermint Patty Protein Shake
All Day I Dream About Food
Low-Carb Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll Scones
You're probably thinking, "Wait, healthy cinnamon rolls?!" Absolutely, if you follow All Day I Dream About Food's lead. Her decadent yet waistline-friendly almond flour scones are even topped with a drizzle of cream cheese icing.
Amy's Healthy Baking
Low-Carb Breakfast: Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies
These breakfast cookies are far more filling than your typical lemon poppy seed bread: Amy's Healthy Baking uses chia seeds instead of poppy seeds for added fiber and omega-3 fats, then uses coconut flour and protein powder instead of traditional flour.
The Healthy Foodie
Low-Carb Breakfast: Powdered Chocolate Doughnut Holes
Coconut flour comes to the rescue again, along with coconut sugar, in these doughnut holes from Holistically Engineered. Real eggs and a bit of butter ensure that they still taste like a treat.