When you are eating a low-sugar/low-carb meal plan, it’s important to eat a satisfying breakfast.
It gets your body ready for the day and jumpstarts your metabolism after a night of rest and repair.
While granola is a go-to favorite — perfect with a little almond milk, we always like to have a couple of other choices in rotation as well.
So, we’re going to share some of our absolute best low sugar breakfast ideas. Most require very little prep time or can be assembled before and reheated.
Granola — Any Time of Day!
We have to start with the all-time perfect breakfast food — nutty, delicious low carb granola!
This perfect morning wake up is provided by a blend of nuts, like almonds, pecans, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, coconut chips, grass-fed butter, cinnamon, and monk fruit for sweetness.
It provides plenty of healthy fats for minimum of net carbs.
Our favorite, Nutrail Granola, has a variety of flavor options, like cinnamon pecan, vanilla raspberry, blueberry cinnamon, and cacao.
Just add a nut milk, and you have a filling, crunchy and delicious cereal that can be a great breakfast or snack any time of day.
These cereals have five-star reviews across the board and have earned every one.
The genius of nut-based granola, is it’s not only perfect to eat alone, but you can try one of these great breakfast ideas as well:
- This one’s too obvious — snack right out of the resealable bag. You can throw a bag in your backpack or shoulder bag and take along the perfect low carb breakfast or snack on the go.
- Add fresh fruit like blueberries or strawberries.
- Top off your smoothie bowls with a little added crunch (more about that later).
- Roll your favorite fat bombs in crunch nut granola.
- Add on top of salads for nutty and sweet interest.
- Add to muffins, bread, or biscuit mixes.
- Add as a topping to chia pudding along with some fresh fruit (more about that later too).
Granola is one of the most versatile breakfast foods around. It typically has about 3g of net carbs, 16g of healthy fats, and is entirely gluten and grain free when made with nuts and seeds alone.
We know, you thought you would never get to indulge in Sunday morning brunch with avocado toast again – but nowadays there are tons of low-carb bread options!
Now comes the fun part — toppings to dress it up:
- You can always stick with the traditional — a light drizzle of good olive oil (Spanish or Portuguese work really well, fruity and a little peppery) and a sprinkle of finishing salt.
- Bacon pieces or a fried egg and bacon pieces — really, it’s all about the bacon.
- Salmon or lox and some thinly sliced red onion with capers.
- Go Italian with mozzarella, halved cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
- Cucumber slices and fresh dill.
- A generous sprinkle of Everything Bagel Seasoning.
No matter what the toppings, you can always drizzle your toast with a little olive oil or pistachio oil for a little added lusciousness.
Is there a more versatile food in the world? We can’t think of one.
You can prepare eggs in so many ways not to mention add them to things too. When it comes to breakfast, keep eggs around for a quick and easy low-carb breakfast.
There is so much you can do with eggs, let’s throw out some ideas:
- Scrambles with a little cheese and chives, or sausage, bacon, or ham.
- Fried eggs go great by themselves or on top of the aforementioned avocado toast.
- Baked egg in avocado — In a 40⁰⁰ degree oven, crack a fresh egg into a halved avocado and bake for about 15 to 18 minutes (or until set to your taste). If your eggs are on the large size, you may have to scoop out a little of the avocado flesh to make room.
- Cooked in ham or bacon cups — Just line your muffin tin with sliced ham or bacon and add a fresh cracked egg. Cook in a 40⁰⁰ degree oven for about 15–18 minutes.
- Add to smoothies raw — it’s a great way to get some added fat and protein into your smoothies. Just be sure you keep the eggs chilled at the proper temperature since you’ll be eating them raw.
- Hardboiled and ready to travel. Or try an egg slider — just slice in half lengthwise and add bacon, cheese, and avocado — presto, you have a sandwich!
- For mini frittatas, pour a mixture of a dozen beaten eggs, salt, and pepper (to taste), into a 12-muffin tin (about 2/3 full). In a 350○ oven, cook 14–15 minutes. (These little babies are easy to reheat in about 30 seconds — just pop them in the microwave.) Before they go in the oven, don’t forget the fillings:
- Spinach & mozzarella
- Broccoli & cheddar
- Ham & Swiss
- Mushroom, & pepper, kale, or sausage
- Tomato parmesan
- Bacon & spinach
- Really, the combinations are endless…
Bowls and Smoothies
We’re convinced that the difference between bowls and smoothies is how much liquid you add. It depends on whether you want to eat it with a spoon or through a straw.
Both usually start by adding a nut milk or coconut milk to a blender along with some soft veggies, like avocado (there are those healthy fats again), spinach, kale, or zucchini.
You can add fresh or frozen fruit and monk fruit sweetener or Stevia for sweetness. Some people add MCT oil or coconut oil for additional fats. Blend until smooth. Adding ice during the blending process will chill it down, but also make it more liquid.
Now you can get artistic — top your bowls with whole berries, nuts, and cacao nibs, chia or hemp seeds, and nut butters. Sprinkle some coconut flakes on top and your have a great breakfast.
So easy, yet so delicious! Mix a pound of mild or hot pork breakfast sausage with 4 ounces of cream cheese, 1 cup of shredded cheese of your preference, and ½ cup of almond flour.
Throw in a dash of onion powder, salt, and pepper, and mix/form balls on a baking sheet.
Bake in a 350○ oven for 20 to 25 minutes and they’re ready.
Chia Seed Pudding
Low-sugar chia pudding is a great alternative to breakfast and can be prepared the night before so that it’s ready when you are the next morning.
The basic recipe is easy: Add one cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk to 3 tablespoons of chia seeds. Stir in one tablespoon of monk fruit sweetener.
We like putting the pudding in mason jars so they are easy to give a quick shake. Let the pudding do its magic for a minimum of six hours.
Once the seeds have absorbed the liquid, you have a crazy good pudding that can be topped with any mix of berries, seeds, cacao nibs, and coconut flakes. We’re especially fond of blueberries and granola sprinkled on top for crunch.
That’s a Wrap!
Ok, so this was really like 30+ breakfast ideas that each start with one simple ingredient.
Guess the message here is with these simple ingredients, you can customize all sorts of delicious breakfasts that are deliciously low-carb and low sugar.
At NuTrail.com, we invite you to read more about the low-carb lifestyle. We have tons of information for those just starting out and those looking for interesting ways to stay motivated. While you’re there, explore our products — and come back often!
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