Low Carb Breakfast
A low carb breakfast can be a lot more than a daily serving of bacon and eggs. Low carb diets can easily get repetitious and monotonous. It does not mean you have to eat eggs that are scrambles or boiled with slices of turkey or ham every morning. To break up the monotony, try a breakfast of fruit and yogurt, a hot dog scramble, or succulent cantaloupe, at 16 grams of carbohydrates per cup, with cottage cheese.
- Cantaloupe and Cottage Cheese. Cut open a cantaloupe, clean out the seeds, peel and cut the cantaloupe fruit into one inch squares. Place a serving of cantaloupe in a bowl and top with a scoop of low fat cottage cheese. For a little added flavor, sprinkle cinnamon over the cottage cheese.
- Berries and Greek Yogurt. Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are relatively low in carbohydrates. A serving of berries is 1/2 cup and has 3.5 grams of carbohydrates, except for a serving of blueberries that has nine grams of carbohydrates. Mix a serving of berries into a serving of plain Greek yogurt. Add artificial sweetener if desired and mix well.
- Fake French Toast. Trick your taste buds with fake French toast made entirely from eggs. Combine two cups of eggs, a tablespoon of cinnamon, and a teaspoon of artificial sweetener in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Spray a medium skillet with non stick spray, heat over a medium heat. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cover with a lid. The fake French toast is ready when the eggs are cooked solid and are fluffy on top.
- Hot Dog Scramble. Hot dogs for breakfast? Why not, especially when the dish is quick and easy to make. Slice two hot dogs into pieces diagonally. In a separate bowl beat four eggs. Shred two ounces of cheddar cheese and chop 1/2 small onion. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a skillet over a medium heat. Add the onions and hot dogs and cook until the onions are tender and the hot dogs are browned. Add the beaten eggs, salt and pepper to taste, and scramble. At the last moment add the cheese. This a perfect breakfast for two.
- Mock Oatmeal. On those mornings when you are missing that bowl of oatmeal, try Mock Oatmeal. Place 1/2 cup cottage cheese, artificial sweetener, and a sprinkle or two of cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl and mix. Place the mock oatmeal in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Let it stand for one minute and mix. It sounds odd but tastes wonderful, and it is quick and easy to make. Try it with a serving of berries on top.