You’ve probably heard of the keto diet, the trendy weight loss plan that advocates for cutting down carbs, and upping your fat intake. All-day menu for keto shouldn’t be done carelessly. You may get bored or confused about the breakfast menu every morning. But starting the day hungry is never a good idea. With these easy, keto-approved breakfasts, you’ll be full all morning and can keep your carbs in check at the same time. Here are 6 great keto breakfast ideas to try right now.
Sausage Breakfast Sandwich
Instead of a complicated keto bread recipe, this breakfast sandwich gets creative and simple by using spicy beef sausage patties in place of an English muffin or bagel. An egg plus a sriracha and cheese mixture are sandwiched in between, along with any veggies of choice (a slice of tomato and spinach would fit right in). To lighten it up, swap in turkey sausage patties and use just egg whites instead of the whole egg.
Cinnamon Roll Knots
Cinnabon’s got nothing on these keto-friendly treats. With only two grams of net carbs and 102 calories each, they taste more indulgent than they really are. Crafting the dough (made with almond flour and coconut flour) is a relatively involved process, but you can whip it up and keep it in the fridge for up to five days before you’re ready to make (and eat) the cinnamon roll knots.
Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes
A stack of pancakes might sound like the opposite of a keto-friendly breakfast, but where there’s a will, there’s away. These ones are made with the perfect combination of almond flour, coconut flour, and eggs for a result so fluffy, you’ll hardly be able to tell they’re low in carbs. The blueberries add a touch of sweetness (but they contain sugar, so be careful about the portions).
Freezer Breakfast Pockets
Hot pockets get a healthy, low-carb upgrade. Packed with ham, cheese, and egg, they’re designed to be made ahead of time and then frozen. When you’re running late, just pop one into the microwave and you’ve got a filling keto breakfast on the go.
Mediterranean Keto Low Carb Egg Muffins With Ham
These portable egg muffins can be eaten on your morning commute, so you don’t need to worry about finding enough time to sit down to breakfast. Each muffin has 109 calories, and there are 6.7 grams of fat and zero net carbs a serving. Plus, there’s tons of protein from the ham, eggs, and feta cheese to hold you over for hours.
Smoked Sausage Frittata Recipe with Spinach & Mushrooms
This savory frittata is loaded with nutrients to power your day. It’s hearty and filling, without taking you past your carb limit. Each serving has 333 calories, 26 grams of fat, 20 grams of protein, and only 1 net gram of carbs. You can use spinach, mushroom, and uncured sausage, but feel free to play around with your veggies or swap sausage for chicken or steak.
Each one of these low-carb breakfasts is rich in protein and healthy fats and should keep you feeling satisfied and energetic for hours — though some would benefit from a healthier, less processed protein source. Another option is to simply cook more than you need at dinner, then heat it up and eat it for breakfast the next morning.