Sugar and refined carbs are your enemies. Here you’ll find the best low carb breakfast ideas you make in no-time flat for a delicious fat burning meal.
For the longest time eating fats was supposedly the main reason why people got fat. Kinda makes sense.
Every gram of fat equals 9 calories. Reason says if you’re eating too many fats then you’ll thus be eating more calories gaining more weight.
In reality, your insulin goes on a roller coaster of a ride when you replace your good fats for sugar and refined carbs.
If you’re looking for quick-n-easy low carb breakfast ideas then you’ve come to the right place. I have my 7 favorite fast meals you can quickly make.
Tasty Low Carb Breakfast Ideas (You Can Make Fast)
In this study, researchers followed a group eating a bagel for breakfast and the other group eating eggs for breakfast.
Calories were the same and they followed both groups for 3 weeks. Funny enough, the group eating the eggs ended up losing more weight than the bagel group.
The trick with losing weight and burning belly fat is to get a high protein, low carb breakfast first thing in the morning.
Aim for at least 20 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up for best results. With this list of breakfast ideas, it should be no problem.
This study found those who ate breakfast every day were much more likely to weigh less than those who skipped it.
The researchers admit the reason breakfast eaters ate less might not be from the breakfast itself.
Those who ate breakfast were more likely to eat healthier and less throughout the day.
If you’re into intermittent fasting for weight loss then that can work too. It all depends on the angle you’re looking to take with it.
Make sure you find one or the other that’ll work best for you.
Eggs, Nuts + Veggies
The classic breakfast is by far the simplest and most popular of the bunch for a very good reason.
It’s super simple to make, doesn’t take very long and tastes delicious.
All you need to do is scramble up a few pastured eggs, grab a handful of nuts and add vegetables.
Be sure to eat the yolk too as it’s the healthiest part of the egg. See my post on are eggs healthy for more.
Here’s a list of my favorite veggies I like to mix in with this low carb breakfast:
- broccoli w/sriracha sauce
- sautéed spinach
- scramble rainbow chard into your eggs
- add some kale chips
- toss spinach + kale + heirloom tomatoes into a bowl and crack a few soft boiled eggs on top
And these are the nuts I like to go with:
- Brazil nuts
To make it WAY easier to make your morning soft-boiled eggs for breakfast I’d pick up this DASH cooker.
It makes it incredibly easy to get your soft-boiled eggs at the crack of dawn.
Try frying your mornings eggs with macadamia nut oil. It’s my favorite healthy cooking oil that’ll help you lose weight.
Eggs + Avocados
This one might sound a little weird.
You can bake an egg into an avocado half for a quick and easy breakfast meal on the go.
The eggs are packed with protein, and the avocados have a large dose of healthy monounsaturated fats.
There’s not a carb to spare with this breakfast recipe.
With zero sugar and tons of fiber, you’ll get a big boost of energy in the morning. You’ll also crush any food cravings you’ll have for hours.
The big benefit with making this Eggs + Avocado low carb breakfast is there’s next to zero prep time needed.
All you have to do is turn on the oven, cut an avocado in half, crack an egg in and pop them in.
I like to put them in the oven, set a timer on my phone and then continue to get ready for the day. Once they’re done I’ll take them with me.
It’s the closest healthy alternative you’ll get to fast food.
Here’s the recipe…
- 1 avocado
- 2 eggs
- black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped chives
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Slice the avocado in half and take the nut out by using a spoon to scoop it out. You want to have enough room for the egg to fit.
- Use a small baking dish and put the avocados in.
- Crack the egg into the avocado halves.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove, crack some black pepper, add the chives and eat!
Coffee + Cream
I don’t think there’s a faster and easier low carb breakfast you can make than coffee and cream.
All you have to do is make an awesome cup of coffee, mix in some cream and then you’re ready to go.
Even better, try blending in a chocolate low carb protein powder for 20+ grams of instant protein too.
It tastes surprisingly good mixed in with the coffee and cream. You’ll get your caffeine fix, protein, and good fats all in one fell swoop.
Coffee and weight loss go together like peanut butter and jelly.
If you’re really into Bulletproof Coffee then you can do that too. Just have to make sure you watch the rest of your calories throughout the day.
I’m not a big fan of Bulletproof Coffee but know there are some of you who really like it.
The butter has a lot of calories in it so you’ll have to be aware of how many you’re eating throughout the day.
Coconut Oil Protein Shake
Coconut oil made be high in saturated fats, but it works fantastic for weight loss.
The saturated fats in coconut oil are in the form of lauric acid, which is a medium chained triglyceride (MCT).
MCTs are instantly converted by your liver for energy and aren’t stored as body fat. You’ll get a quick boost of energy from coconut milk which is why I like to mix it in with my foods.
When you’re in a hurry in the mornings try to make this super simple and fast protein shake mixed with coconut oil.
All you have to do is use a low carb protein powder and mix it with some coconut oil.
If your coconut oil is already in liquid form then you can toss it in your shake.
But if it’s in solid form then you’ll have to melt it first.
I’ll mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a glass of water and toss it in the microwave to melt it in.
Then all you have to do is blend it with the protein powder and you’re ready to go.
The protein and the good fats from this shake will have your body burning fat.
It’ll also help to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
See my other post on how to SAFELY use coconut oil for weight loss.
This is one of my favorite low carb breakfast ideas because it doesn’t require any work on your part in the mornings.
That’s because you’re going to have to make them the night before. Haha
The trick with egg muffins is making them the night before so you’ll have them ready to go in the morning.
All you’ll have to do is microwave them and you’re good to go.
You can mix in some green veggies along with your eggs for a tasty and easy low carb breakfast. This is an easy and delicious way to lose more weight.
I also like to mix in some ground turkey or you can even cut up some bacon and mix it in as well.
There’s a good chance you won’t make these all the time because of the prep work involved.
But if you’re willing to take a little time the night before then you’ll have a ready-to-go meal the next morning.
Here’s the recipe…
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup cooked meat (can use bacon, ham, sausage, etc.) that’s cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped vegetables (peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, asparagus – feel free to mix it up!)
- black pepper
- 1/8 cup mayonnaise
- 1/8 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Use coconut oil or grass-fed butter to grease the muffin pan.
- Beat the eggs in a bowl then add the meat, vegetables, pinch of salt, pinch of black pepper, mayo and water.
- Pour it into the muffin pan.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
See my Flat Belly Formula program for more of these delicious fat burning recipes.
Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie
Smoothies are right up there with protein shakes as the easiest ways to get a high protein, low carb breakfast on the go.
There’s a good amount of healthy fats in this morning smoothie without any of the belly fat storing carbs.
You’ll feel fuller longer with a big burst of energy first thing in your morning.
One of my favorite tricks with smoothies is adding some collagen peptides.
Collagen peptides are a powerful way to easily improve your skin and connective tissues. This can help to make you look younger and healthier.
You can also toss in some low carb protein powder as well with this smoothie for a protein boost.
In my review of MetaboGreens you’ll find out why I like to use this powerful greens supplement everyday with my smoothies.
Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite low carb breakfast smoothies you can make:
- 1-1/2 cups chilled green tea (I make it the day before & put in fridge)
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 tablespoon MCT oil (or melted coconut oil)
- 1 scoop MetaboGreens
- Handful of ice cubes
- pinch of stevia
- Add all the ingredients into a blend and blend it up
Low Carb Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars
The bad part about these breakfast bars is they’re so darn good it’ll be tempting to eat them all at once.
With a little bit of prep work and some discipline, these bars are a delicious breakfast choice.
Not to mention who doesn’t like peanut butter in the mornings??
The nuts in this bar give it a range of flavors without any of the nasty carbs most breakfasts have.
You’ll also find these breakfast bars a fantastic alternative for your breakfast.
There’s only so many eggs a person can eat for breakfast before it becomes stale and boring.
These breakfast bars taste a whole lot like a peanut butter cookie so be careful and not eat the whole bunch.
I like to make these the day before so I don’t have to worry about it in the morning. They’re right there ready to go.
Here’s the recipe…
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 packets of stevia
- 1/2 cup flax seed meal
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup carob chips
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line parchment paper on top of a baking pan.
- Mix all the ingredients together well.
- Pour the mixture onto the pan and flatten it by pressing down on it.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Cool for 30 minutes in the fridge.
- Cut into bars and stick in the fridge until ready to eat.
The secret to losing weight and belly fat is to keep your sugar and refined carb intake super low.
With these low carb breakfast ideas, you’ll have more than you need in the morning to get it off on the right track.
Once you start your morning off right with a wise choice for breakfast you’ll be more likely to eat healthier throughout the rest of the day.
Here are the best choices you can make since they’re easy and quick for you. If you want results go with one of these ideas for breakfast to lose weight.
Nobody likes to spend too much time in the morning making their breakfast. It’ll drastically reduce the likelihood of you doing it at all.
We’re all living super busy lives and most of us don’t have the time spend 20+ minutes cooking breakfast every morning.
The trick is to use one of these quick and easy low carb breakfast ideas to get your day started right. Then you can burn more fat throughout the rest of your day.
Josh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Science. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He’s worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the high school and college level. He has over 10 years experience as a personal trainer and nutrition coach. He is also the author of The Flat Belly Formula. He hopes to be able to bring inspiration & results to people all over the world to live a healthier life through diet & exercise.