Eating low-carbs (or ditching them altogether) was made popular by the Atkins diet and other similar diet plans. They are famous for shedding pounds quickly, but that’s not the only benefit these diets provide.
They are also a great way to control blood sugar and insulin levels, they have been found to improve cognitive function, they lower the risk of heart disease, and low carb diets can even reduce the risk for certain types of cancer.
Switching to a low carb diet can be tricky though, especially for the first meal of the day. From bagels to pancakes and even cereals, there are so many breakfast foods that are packed with carbs. If you’re looking to ditch or reduce the number of carbs you’re eating in the morning, you’re in luck! – There are plenty of low carb breakfast choices. Here’s a look at 10 recipes that you should consider trying.
1. Eggs, spinach, and yogurt cooked in a skillet
This recipe is low in carbs and packed with protein. Ingredients include garlic, butter, Greek yogurt, scallions, spinach, lemon juice, chili powder, and of course, eggs. To make, preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
Mix garlic and Greek yogurt in a bowl and set to the side. Melt butter in a skillet and add leeks and scallions and cook until soft. Add in spinach and lemon juice, cooking until the spinach leaves are wilted. Crack eggs and put them over the spinach mixture, taking care not to break the yolks. Bake the spinach mixture and eggs for about 10-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and spoon yogurt mixture over top. Melt butter and chili powder and drizzle over the top of the dish. The protein from the yogurt and eggs in this low carb breakfast will keep you full until lunch.