Breakfast is an important part of our day. It is through the morning meal that we gather energy for the rest of the day. But, for people following special diets like a low carb one, you mustn’t miss the first meal of the day. It would help if you ensured that the right amount of other nutrients substitutes the low carbs to make your diet plan a success and keep you healthy. So what are the low carb dishes that you can eat for breakfast? Read and find out.
Dhoklas are a staple diet of the Gujaratis, but its popularity has grown to be loved worldwide. If you are on a diet or simply longing to eat something healthy, then sprouts dhokla is the one for you. As the name suggests, moong sprouts are used to make this recipe. You can also add spinach to give the recipe a more healthy touch. These moong sprouts have many nutrients such as protein, vitamins and various minerals, while spinach is one of the richest sources of iron. The combination of these two elements makes the dish a light, wholesome and healthy breakfast.
Coconut Chia Pudding
This dish is both nutritious and delicious. It has a rich amount of soluble fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help to keep your body healthy. Also, it uses the most basic and easily available restaurants and is perfect for breakfast since it can be prepared instantly. The key ingredients used in this recipe are coconut milk (low/full fat), chia seeds, salt, vanilla extract and honey/maple syrup. You can top it off with fresh fruit and a paper parasol to give you beachy vibes. This dish is rich and decadent and something you should treat yourself with.
Mixed Dal Dosas
Dosas or Indian crepes form a major and basic part of South Indian cuisine. It is famous for its crisp and delicious taste, which can be savoured whenever you want to. It is usually prepared using fermented rice, and the process is quite a time taking. But, the recipe we have listed today does not need all that. All you need is a mixture of the following pulses – urad dal, moong dal, masoor dal, and green gram dal. These ingredients are rich in protein and substitute the rice making it perfect for your low carb diet.
Low Carb Upma
Upma is a traditional breakfast dish common in Sri Lanka and the Southern parts of India. It is made from semolina and is usually thick and porridge-like. The traditional semolina is substituted by cauliflower rice and other veggies like bell peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, and beans in the low carb version. This will be helpful to you because cauliflower has low carbohydrates and is a rich source of antioxidants. If you love veggies, then you should try this cauliflower upma recipe.
Cowboy Breakfast Skillet
If you have a busy day ahead with lots to do, you need to be prepared. This recipe is cooked with bacon, eggs, cheese and potatoes and is rich in proteins and fats that will energise you and give you the strength you need to face the world. It is best when paired with cauliflower rice. You can also add other ingredients like beans, green onions, mushrooms or asparagus to give the dish a healthier touch.
Low Carb Bacon and Eggs
This classic English breakfast will fit perfectly into your low carb diet. Yes, pork is low in carbohydrates. Paired with eggs and some veggies like asparagus and bell peppers, the recipe becomes an all-rounder rich in proteins, fats, vitamins and nutrients. The salty flavour of pork and spicy pepper intermingle to give the dish an impeccable taste. However, the kind of bacon you choose is important. Make sure that it does not have any sugar, nitrates or other additives.
Khandvi with Moong dal
Khandvi is a popular festive dish in India in the regions of Maharashtra and Gujarat. These are tightly rolled snacks that are yellowish and were traditionally made using gram flour and upma. In this version, the gram flour is substituted by moong dal flour rich in proteins and helps in weight loss. It facilitates the release of the cholecystokinin hormone that aids in digestive processes. The other ingredients used in this dish are turmeric powder, sesame and mustard seeds, curd, salt, vegetable oil and coriander.
Egg and Vegetable Skillet
If you have a long day planned and want to start the day with a stress-free breakfast, then this dish will be perfect for you. They are easy to prepare and require minimal cleaning up afterwards. You can use cauliflower and kale for the base and top it with herbs and spices. If you wish to add extra fat to your diet, you can cook the dish in extra virgin olive oil. You can also substitute the base with other vegetables like zucchini or broccoli. If you want a strictly vegan skillet, you can go for some crumbled feta or grilled halloumi cheese, and if you want non-veg, you can use sausages in place of eggs.
Low Carb Samosas
Samosas are fried Indian snacks and one of the biggest sources of carbohydrates. And since you are on a low carb diet, that would mean you couldn’t eat this delicious and mouth-watering snack. Oh, it remains of the Saffola ad in which the woman craves samosa but can’t eat any. Okay, enough gloating over your misfortunes. It is time to tell you about the solution to your samosa problem.
Since flour is the major source of carbohydrates, you can substitute the usually used refined flavour with a diet-friendly mixture of almond flour and mozzarella cheese sprinkled with cumin and salt for added flavour. The filling for these samosas can be prepared using minced cauliflower and onion as the base and then spices and herbs according to your preference.
Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Salmon
This classic breakfast is super delicious, and you can eat it as many times as you want and trust me, you won’t get bored. It is the easiest and fastest recipe making it perfect for a low carb breakfast. Even the ingredients used are quite basic and easily available. You will need butter, eggs, salt, black pepper, smoked salmon, and some whipped cream for this recipe. If you don’t want salmon, you can also use cooked bacon.