Whether you’ve been keto for two days or 20 years, figuring out what to have for breakfast may be one of the hurdles that you face. After all, many popular breakfast items are full of carbs. Standard cereals, baked goods, hash browns, etc. do not generally fit into a keto diet. So if you’re used to grabbing a grain bar or enjoying a bowl of sugary cereal, what foods can you enjoy as you start your day? Fortunately, there are plenty of keto-friendly breakfast foods that are delicious, popular, and easy to add into your rotation—even for those of us who are, shall we say, not very good at mornings. Here are some of our favorites:
Bacon and eggs
Yep. It’s classic, but there’s a reason for that! Easy to make, delicious to eat, hard to beat. This is a firm favorite of many keto-ers, and we fully agree. You could say the lyrics of a popular song apply to our feelings about bacon and eggs. “Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down…never gonna say goodbye…” 🎶
Eggs with a slice of avocado
Make some quick scrambled eggs, and add a slice or two of avocado! This adds an extra bit of healthy fat to supercharge your day! (For whenever you want those ready-to-take-on-the-world vibes.)
Eggs in any form
You get the idea. Eggs, eggs, everywhere. They’re simple, fast, and affordable! Go for dishes like a quiche (with a keto crust or crustless), frittata, omelette, breakfast burrito, omelette cups (basically an omelette cooked in a cupcake tin!). Within these dishes, there is room for infinite variety, so you’ll never be bored!
A breakfast smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to start your morning. As a bonus, smoothies blend up in seconds, making it perfect for when you’re running late and need to get out the door.
Are you new to the wonderful world of chia pudding? Allow us to make the introduction for you: chia seeds, soaked in a keto-friendly milk overnight, with add-ins like berries or nuts, become a creamy lightly sweet make-ahead breakfast that you are sure to return to again and again.
With or without Keto Chow, chaffles are simple, satisfying, and easy to customize! Add whatever flavorings you prefer, experiment with different kinds of fats, and raise your chaffle game! If you’re looking for ideas, we have tons of amazing chaffle recipes that you can check out!
Cottage cheese with berries
This is as simple as it gets! (And let’s be real, sometimes that’s what we need.) It’s an easy breakfast that adds just a bit of tang and sweetness to your day! If you’re running late and don’t have time to throw a smoothie in the blender, this option will be your best friend.
Looking for more? Check out all our tasty breakfast recipes.