10 Healthy Low-Carb Breakfasts To Start Your Morning Right

Low-carb breakfasts
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November 5, 2018

That classic breakfast from childhood—cereal, toast and juice—today would have us asleep in a carb coma by 10 am. Here are some ways to get yourself going in the morning minus the carbs but with plenty of nutrients to fuel your day.

Turmeric eggs
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Turmeric Scrambled Eggs

No doubt you already how awesome turmeric is for you—and here’s a fast, easy way to get some into your day. Clean Plates Collective member and keto expert Mark Sisson quickly toasts it in a skillet to boost the flavor, then adds beaten eggs.

Low-Carb Breakfast Meal-Prep Bowls

Vegetables and sausage—this dish is like a delicious deconstructed scramble in a bowl. The best part: You make 4 of them at once, so after one easy cooking session, you’re good for several days’ worth of easy mornings.

Almond cream cheese pancakes
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Almond Cream Cheese Pancakes

Wait, what? Pancakes for a low-carb breakfast? Yes, dreams really do come true.

Low-Carb Almond-Flour Waffles

Prefer waffles to pancakes? We’ve got you covered. We’d have these slathered with butter or topped with a dollop of vanilla-spiked whipped cream on top, but that’s just us.

Chia seed pudding

Matcha-Lime Chia Seed Pudding

Double this recipe, make it ahead and you can tick “breakfast” off your list for a couple of days. Fresh ginger gives it a kick.

Veggie Egg Muffins

So many reasons to love these: They’re make ahead. They’re quick and easy. They have vegetables, eggs and cheese, so they’re low carb, healthy and delicious. They’re cute. Yes, it matters. We like making these in silicone baking cups for easiest clean-up.

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Muesli Low-Carb Cereal

If you crave cereal or just want something yummy to sprinkle on your yogurt, this recipe is for you. It’s fast and easy to make, full of nutrient-dense nuts and seeds, and easy to modify for what you have on hand/your tastes.

Herb Deviled Eggs

These delightful finger foods are always a hit at parties—why not make a batch over the weekend and enjoy a few festive bites on your busy mornings? We love this recipe because it infuses lots of nutrient-rich, flavorful fresh herbs, including chives, parsley and tarragon.

Coffee with coconut oil and butter

Bulletproof Coffee

If you’re thinking coffee alone doesn’t make a meal, you haven’t tried Bulletproof Coffee. The super-trendy fat-fueled brew is so rich and satisfying, it’s enough to get you through the morning feeling like a champ.

Bonus: Read our Q&A with Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey


Looking for a low-carb weekend breakfast option that’s good enough for brunch guests? Here it is. Spicy, piquant, and fancy-looking, this dish is a crowd pleaser.

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