Jan 7, 2022
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If you’re trying to eat low-carb but find yourself starting the day making multiple meals, you’re going to love these family-friendly low-carb breakfast ideas in this post.
They are the type of satiating recipes that start your day with a bang to which you can simply add some fruit or yogurt on the side for the kids and boom! One meal for everyone.
From savory recipes with lots of protein to baked goods made low-carb, the recipes below are nutritionally dense, made with simple ingredients, and ones that even those who don’t follow a low-carb diet will enjoy!
Low Carb Breakfast Recipes
If your mornings are busy and rushed, these low-carb breakfast recipes are for you. They can be made ahead and reheated in the morning for a healthy breakfast in less than 5 minutes.
Start your day with this healthy breakfast salad loaded with savory roasted veggies, crispy bacon, avocado, and a fried egg. This is a moderate carb meal, with 14 grams of net carbs per serving, but you can omit the sweet potatoes to reduce the net carb count to 3 and carry on with the recipe.
Net carbs per serving: 14 grams (3 without the sweet potato)
Spinach & Bacon Frittata
A healthy and delicious way to enjoy bacon and eggs while getting your veggies in. Bake this frittata ahead and enjoy it for up to 3 days.
Net carbs per serving: 3 grams
Carrot Zucchini Mini Quiches
These bite-size quiches are packed with cheese and veggies. You can also make them ahead and store them for a quick grab-and-go breakfast with a low-carb breakfast side.
Net carbs per serving: 1.5 grams
Pizza Mini Quiches
You bet your kids are going to love this option! Stir in any of your favorite pizza toppings into the batter and bake up!
Net carbs per serving: 1.5 grams
Want to watch how these low-carb breakfast ideas come together? Check out this quick video I made for you including the top recipes!
Low-Carb Breakfast without Eggs
You’ll notice most low-carb breakfast ideas are some variation of eggs like frittatas, omelets, or scrambles. While we certainly love those dishes, sometimes we need a break, so here’s a list of low-carb breakfast options that aren’t so ‘eggy’.
Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins
Each muffin has less than 5 net carbs making this recipe a terrific option for breakfast or a snack! Blueberry muffins with coconut flour have a moist and springy texture, and the baked-in blueberries add a touch of sweetness to each bite.
Net carbs per serving: 5 grams
Almond Flour Biscuits
The almond flour biscuit dough is easy to make, and it keeps in the fridge overnight so you can bake them fresh in the morning. They also go great with my no-sugar chia seed jam.
Net carbs per serving: 4.5 grams
Coconut Flour Pancakes
Soft and fluffy coconut pancakes that are easy to whip up in the blender for a low-carb breakfast everyone will love. To keep it low carb top them with nut butter and sliced strawberries.
Net carbs per serving: 2.5 grams
Recipes like these and the ones in the Family Kickstart Program have helped my family eat less processed foods and more nutritionally balanced meals allowing me to stick to low-carb eating and still make one meal for the whole family.
And if eating healthier is something you want to try but don’t know how to get the family onboard, check out the family kickstart.
It’s a 4-week meal plan designed with busy parents and kids in mind. Most of the recipes are family-favorites made with fresh and simple ingredients available at any store.
With completed shopping lists and prep tips for each week, along with a full guide on how to turn healthy eating with your family into a lifestyle, it’s the easiest way to jumpstart your healthy eating journey.
Low Carb Breakfast Sides
Add any of these foods below to bulk up your low-carb breakfast without adding excess calories.
- sliced tomatoes
- sauteéd spinach
- sauteéd mushrooms
- roasted cauliflower
Is Oatmeal Low Carb
With 23 g of net carbs, (27 g carbohydrates – 4g fiber) per ½ cup dry serving, oatmeal is not a low carb food. This means that with one serving of oats you’ll nearly reach your net carb limit (25g net carbs) for the day on a ketogenic diet, half of a low carb diet’s limits (+/- 50 net carbs), and nearly ¼ (100g net carbs) of a moderately low carb carbohydrate diet.
Eating Low Carb All Day
If you’re looking to eat low-carb throughout the day without sacrificing flavor and enjoyment, it’s important to map out the food for the day so it includes delicious and nutritious meals.
Here are lunch, dinner, and snack recipes to help you get started:
Low Carb Breakfast Ideas
Low-Carb Spinach Bacon Frittata Recipe
- 8 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup coconut milk or regular milk
- 8 slices bacon chopped
- 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 1 red pepper diced
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9-inch round pie pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs with milk, season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until brown and crispy, about 6 to 8 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and peppers to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Stir in the spinach and cook until it begins to wilt about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Stir, the mixture into the eggs and fold, making sure to evenly combine the ingredients. Pour the mixture into the greased pie pan.
- Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the frittata. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
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