12 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas You Won’t Be Able to Pass Up

Updated: Mar. 27, 2018

Breakfast doesn't have to be sugar-laden, syrupy, or boring. Lower carb choices are brought to you by registered dietitian nutritionists to power pack your morning.

Courtesy Judy Barbe

Green Chili Egg Muffins

Spice up your morning with these satisfying egg muffins from dietitian Judy Barbe, RDN. This high-protein breakfast can also be made in an 8×8-inch pan. Check out 55 ways to have eggs at every meal!

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Courtesy Julie Andrews

Breakfast Brussels Sprouts

Veggies for breakfast? Yes, please! Brussels sprouts are my favorite, and this three-ingredient morning meal from chef and dietitian Julie Andrews, RDN is packed with fiber, antioxidants, and protein.

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Courtesy Brittany Poulson

Southwestern Avocado Egg Boats

Brittany Poulson, RDN, CDE created these decadent avocado egg boats bursting with healthy fats. Not only beautiful to look at, they’ll keep you full all morning long. Have you ever added this surprising ingredient to your scrambled eggs?

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courtesy meme inge

Blueberry Almond Muffins

If you’re missing breakfast muffins, but trying to eat lower carbs, this is your answer. Meme Inge, RDN uses almond flour, fresh blueberries, and a touch of maple syrup in her protein-packed recipe.

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Courtesy Lara Clevenger

Toasted Coconut Chia Pudding

The perfect blend of toasted coconut and creamy richness, you’ll feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast, but without the guilt. Lara Clevenger, RDN, created this recipe with less than 3 grams of carbs. Don’t miss these food hacks for a healthier breakfast, according to a nutritionist.

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Courtesy sharon palmer

Scrambled Turmeric Tofu with Mushrooms and Greens

Sharon Palmer, RDN combines anti-oxidant rich turmeric and smoked paprika to spice up tofu for a breakfast that will keep you satisfied for hours. Any veggies will do, but Palmer includes mushrooms, greens, sun-dried tomatoes, and avocado.

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courtesy Lauren Harris Pincus

Slow Cooker Eggs Over Cauliflower Hash

Riced cauliflower provides a low-carb crust rich in vitamin C. Using a slow cooker frees up your morning for all of the other tasks on your agenda. Customize this recipe from Lauren Harris-Pincus, RDN, with your favorite condiment—Sriracha, Tabasco, pesto, or simple salt and pepper. Just be sure you’re not making these healthy breakfast mistakes in the morning.

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Courtesy Lara Clevenger

Zucchini Walnut Spice Bread

Think you can’t have quick breads? Think again. Lara Clevenger, RDN uses a combination of almond flour, flaxseed meal, tapioca starch and oat fiber in her recipe to squash those quick bread cravings.

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courtesy Amanda Hernandez

Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Frittata

Elegant and so delicious, savory and protein-packed. Rachael Hartley, RDN delivers all of this in her frittata recipe. Inspired by her favorite New York breakfast sammie, this low carb meal is to die for. Here are ways to add flair to boring scrambled eggs.

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courtesy lauren harris pincus

Fruity Egg Wraps

Reminiscent of crepes, these egg-white wraps are topped with a fruity low-sugar spread. Lauren Harris-Pincus, RDN, shares her simple and classy recipe that’s super high in protein—24 grams!

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courtesy kathryn pfeffer scanlan

Shakshuka with Fennel and Goat Cheese

Though it sounds sophisticated, shakshuka simply means “all mixed up.” So, you can change up the ingredients any way you wish. Katie Pfeffer-Scanlan, RDN, includes roasted fennel and onions adding an earthy flavor to the tomato and egg dish.

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Courtesy Lara Clevenger

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

What’s not to love about a three-ingredient, make-ahead breakfast with peanut butter and chocolate flavors? Lara Clevenger, RDN combines these favorite flavors into bites perfect for on-the-go busy mornings. Don’t miss these other healthy breakfast recipes you can try today.

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