Feeling groggy in the a.m. without all those carbs? These keto diet breakfasts will certainly wake you up.
Keto Breakfast Ideas That Aren't Scrambled Eggs
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Breakfast can seem like a chore. For starters, it can be hard to find time to make something when you're rushing off to work. Plus, if you're on a diet where restrictions apply, it can be even harder, especially if the diet is keto. Most breakfast foods are high in carbs (think: pastries, muffins, cereals, oatmeal, etc.), so when you're on the keto diet and you're keeping your carb count as low as 25 net carbs per day, your go-tos are likely off-limits.
Luckily, you can still enjoy breakfast foods worth waking up for when you're on the keto diet. Here are seven recipes to keep on hand for quick and easy morning grub.
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Ground Chia Seed Pudding
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This high-fat, low-carb chia seed pudding is totally keto-friendly and makes for a sweet and filling breakfast that you can make ahead and take on the go. The chia seeds provide healthy, omega-3 fatty acids, as well as fiber, so you stay fuller longer. It's like you're having dessert for breakfast but with tons of nutrients to jump-start your day.
Get the recipe: Keto Chia Seed Pudding
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Keto Chorizo Omelet
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This keto breakfast omelet is high in fat and protein, thanks to the chorizo and cheddar cheese. Meat lovers can top the omelet with a garnish of crumbled bacon, along with some sour cream and avocado for bonus Mexican flavor. (Vegan? No problem: Try this vegan keto tofu scramble instead.)
Get the recipe: Keto Chorizo Omelet
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Keto Crunchy Granola Breakfast Cereal
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Breakfast granola is super easy to eat when you're heading off to the office and need a quick bite. (You can also just pour a serving into a plastic bag to eat once you get to work.) Often, though, granola's sugar and carb count is off the charts, which can make that "healthy" breakfast not-so-great for you—or your ketosis. Instead, this keto granola is high in good fats and low in carbs, so you can have your cereal and ketosis too.
Get the recipe: Crunchy Granola Keto Breakfast Cereal
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Low-Carb Keto Bagels
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A bagel and coffee is a classic breakfast duo—but that bagel can be really high in refined carbs. These low-carb keto bagels are made from cheese, almond flour, and egg, for a healthier bagel makeover that still gets the job done. Choose fillings that are keto friendly like avocado, smoked salmon, hummus, egg, or nut butter.
Get the recipe: Low-Carb Keto Bagels
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3-Ingredient Bacon & Egg Keto Breakfast Muffins
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These egg muffins are portable, high-fat, protein cups that are great for people on a low-carb or keto diet. You can make 12 muffins at once and save them for easy breakfasts throughout the week. (BTW, you can use a muffin tin to whip up some healthy afternoon snacks, too.) This blogger uses avocado oil spray to coat the pan for extra heart-healthy fat. Optional: Add more veggies to bulk them up.
Get the recipe: 3-Ingredient Keto Breakfast Muffins
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Keto Bacon and Cheese Scones
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A scone for breakfast? You're probably thinking: total carb fest. Surprise! This special keto scone is actually low in carbs and high in fats and protein. Plus, it's gluten-free, so it's fine for those on the keto diet who also have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. Each scone is only 220 calories with only 4.5 grams of net carbs, which is nothing, when you consider the average scone.
Get the recipe: Keto Bacon and Cheese Scones
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Keto Cheesy Herb Muffins
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These cheesy herb muffins are high in fats and low in carbs, for a savory and portable breakfast that's nutritious. (You can also try some of these egg muffin recipes for grab-and-go mornings.) It's like eating a bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich—without the carbs holding it all together.
Get the recipe: Keto Cheesy Herb Muffins
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