More Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

More Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

In a recent article, I discussed how eating a low carbohydrate breakfast may be helpful in controlling morning blood sugar levels, and over the summer I shared a week of low carb breakfast ideas. So, I thought it was time to offer some new low carb breakfast ideas!

Each recipe shown has 15 grams of carb or less per serving. If you are following a meal plan that allows a greater amount of carbs at breakfast, add one of the following low glycemic index foods for an additional 15-21 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Low glycemic index food options (15-21 g carb)

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ grapefruit
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread
  • ½ cup Kellogg’s All Bran Complete Wheat Flakes
  • ¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli
  • ¼ cup Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

Recipes:

Smoke salmon and cream cheese rolls

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces smoked salmon (lox)
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese

Directions:

Spread cream cheese evenly on top of smoke salmon, roll salmon

Nutrition:

  • calories: 199
  • carb: 1 g
  • fiber: 0 g
  • protein: 18 g

Tomato mozzarella egg muffin cup

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-ounce whole milk mozzarella

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease muffin tin. Beat eggs until well blended. Mix in tomatoes and mozzarella. Pour mixture into muffin tin. Bake until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Nutrition:

  • calories: 239
  • carb: 4 g
  • fiber: 0.5 g
  • protein: 19 g

Melba toast with almond butter

Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces Melba Toast
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter

Directions:

Spread 1 tablespoon of almond butter on each piece of Melba Toast

Nutrition:

  • calories: 235
  • carb: 15 g
  • fiber: 4 g
  • protein: 6 g

Turkey sausage with avocado slices

Ingredients:

  • 2 Jimmy Dean turkey sausage patties
  • 4 slices avocado (sliced thin)

Directions:

Heat patties on non-stick skillet over medium heat until brown. Top with avocado slices.

Nutrition:

  • calories: 220
  • carb: 7 g
  • fiber: 2 g
  • protein: 15 g

Veggie bacon with cheesy eggs

Ingredients:

  • 2 strips Morning Star Vegetarian Bacon Strips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese

Directions:

Beat eggs until well blended. Mix in cheese. Pour egg mixture on to heated non-stick skillet. Heat on medium until no visible egg liquid remains. Remove eggs from skillet. Add bacon strips to skillet. Heat on low to medium heat until crisp. Serve eggs and bacon.

Nutrition:

  • calories: 318
  • carb: 3 g
  • fiber: 1 g
  • protein: 22 g

Mushroom and goat cheese omelet

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1-ounce goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Beat eggs with water, salt and pepper in small bowl until well blended. Heat olive oil on medium heat in a non-stick skillet. Pour egg mixture on to heated skillet. When no visible egg liquid remains place filling on one side of the omelet. Fold omelet in half with a tuner. Serve.

Nutrition:

  • calories: 268
  • carb: 2 g
  • fiber: 0 g
  • protein: 19 g

Greek yogurt with blueberries

Ingredients:

  • 7-ounce container of 2% FAGE Total
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

Directions:

Mix blueberries into container of FAGE Total.

Nutrition:

  • calories: 170
  • carb: 13 g
  • fiber: 2 g
  • protein: 20 g

Cottage cheese with cinnamon and blackberries

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup blackberries
  • pinch of cinnamon

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into small bowl.

Nutrition:

  • calories: 219
  • carb: 14 g
  • fiber: 2.5 g
  • protein: 27 g

Do you have a favorite low carb breakfast? Share your ideas with the Type2diabetes.com community!

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