Moderate carb breakfast ideas
Updated: Jan 18
It's hard to believe nowadays when brunch is a fixture of our culture, but breakfast is a relatively new development. During the Medieval Ages in Europe, most people waited until midday for their first light meal. Laborers would sometimes eat prior to their long day of grueling work - but even then, it may have just been a slice of bread and piece of cheese. It wasn't until office jobs with regular hours became routine in the Industrial Revolution that breakfast became a standard part of the day.
Compare that to the typical breakfast of today: the grocery store cereal aisle is rife with choices. Bagels, oatmeal, yogurt, granola bars, smoothies, frozen waffles, pastries, juice -- it never ends!
Most of these options have one thing in common - they are all loaded with sugar. And, nutritionally speaking, they are not the best way to start a busy day.
You may have to get creative when it comes to low to moderate carb, high protein breakfast ideas, but it is certainly possible. Partly this means tuning out all the cereal ads on tv and questioning their nutritional claims. It also means letting go of any preconceived ideas of what a breakfast should be.
Remember, breakfast doesn't have to look like the spreads we see in movie and television:
So look below for some ideas for balanced and fortifying breakfasts. These aren't completely carb-free and must be eaten in moderation (look at the serving size), but it's a good start.
Toast made from sprouted bread, with avocado or guacamole spread. Add chili flakes, everything bagel seasoning, or garlic powder for an extra kick.
Multigrain tortilla chips dipped in hummus
PIta bread with melted feta cheese
Individual frittata or quiche made in AirFryer
Whole grain waffle with 2 tbsp peanut butter of 1 tbsp cream cheese and half tbsp jelly
Savory yogurt - Plain greek yogurt with roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic, and lemon zest
Breakfast burrito - Whole wheat tortilla with eggs, breakfast meat or beans, cheese and salsa
Drop any other ideas in the comments! We love to hear from you!