Tips and recipes for a healthy low-carbohydrate breakfast
A low-carbohydrate breakfast gives you a perfect start to your day.
It can help you lose weight, lose belly fat , get more energy, and get essential nutrients.
In this article you will find:
- Explanation about your breakfast
- Delicious low-carbohydrate breakfast recipes
- Frequently Asked Questions
What is a healthy low-carbohydrate breakfast?
A healthy low-carbohydrate breakfast is a meal in which you eat a lot of healthy fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and fiber, but few carbohydrates. A low-carbohydrate breakfast is nutritious .
The benefits of a healthy low-carbohydrate breakfast are:
In the short term :
- You activate your fat burning
- Better concentration
- You get a lot of vitamins
- You replenish the reserves in your body
Long term :
- Burn more belly fat
- Higher resistance
- Looking younger and healthier
- Less chance of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
Many products contain carbohydrates. Also in products that you would not really expect (such as luncheon meat). This causes us to take in too many carbohydrates – often without realizing it.
According to the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment , we eat an average of 237 grams of carbohydrates per day in the Netherlands.
An excess of (bad) carbohydrates can lead to obesity (and thus fatigue, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and all kinds of other health problems).
Fortunately, the reverse is also true: with a healthy diet with the right amount of carbohydrates you take a step towards a lean, healthy and vital body every day. And that all starts with a low-carbohydrate breakfast.
Summary : With a low-carbohydrate breakfast you take a step every day towards a lean, energetic and healthy body.
Unhealthy products to avoid
Avoid these high-carb breakfast foods:
- Cornflakes with milk
- Almost all cereals
- Breakfast bars
- Fruit juice from pack
Pay particular attention to fruit juices. Even if it says “100% pure” on the label, the juice can still contain an awful lot of fruit sugars. For example, apple juice contains more carbohydrates than regular cola.
Don’t be afraid of all carbohydrates. You need carbohydrates to function properly. For example, your immune system works on glucose (a carbohydrate).
If you want to know more about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ carbohydrates, read my explanation and substantiation about the low- carbohydrate diet .
In short : Avoid bread and grain products, cornflakes and fruit juices from a pack.
All recipes in this article are based on the free Fitventurous shopping list. On this list you will only find healthy and natural food with which you can make endless combinations.
To give you an idea of what a healthy low-carbohydrate breakfast looks like, I have listed some meal suggestions and recipes for you below.
Quick meal suggestions
- Green smoothie
- Omelette with onion and tomato
- Greek yogurt with nuts and raspberries
- Cottage cheese with banana, linseed and cinnamon
- Egg muffin with chicken fillet
- Rice cakes with healthy toppings
- Half an avocado with Hüttenkäse
- Spinach smoothie
- Low-carbohydrate bread (gluten-free)
- Two boiled eggs, a handful of blueberries and a handful of nuts