So, what kinds of things DO I eat for breakfast on a keto-lacto-paleo diet? Yea, I totally eat breakfast. Today, we are not talking about IF (Intermittent Fasting). I know a lot of keto advocates love to skip breakfast–but I just ain’t one of them! The idea of skipping breakfast just makes me sad.
This is where I have to say that this is not medical advise. Everyone has different taste buds, and everyone who is eating keto has their own way of doing things. There are a lot of variations out there. My way includes breakfast. Lots of breakfast. Real food breakfasts–there are no smoothie recipes on this list. You have been warned.
I love so many foods, so many ways–so I hate repeating the same meal over and over and over again–but I also find that it’s almost impossible to be creative on weekday mornings. I end up rushing around each morning to get myself showered, pack both a breakfast and lunch, get my first couple of coffees into me–I can’t stand to think up a creative solution to the breakfast dilemma while in a rush.
Some days, on those rare days when I can’t bother with breakfast at all, I make myself a variation on bullet-proof coffee:
- 1 Tbs coconut oil
- 1 Tbs cacao butter
- 1 Tbs collagen powder (I use Great Lakes)
- 1 Tbs protein powder (I like chocolate and vanilla whey protein)
Sometimes I will pack a little mid-morning snack, too, if this is all I’m having for breakfast, maybe a handful of macadamia nuts, or a couple of egg yolks with mayo.
But on the rest of the days, when I am feeling kinda hungry… Am I ever NOT hungry??? These are my favorite pics:
My easiest staples:
1. Deviled eggs and (sometimes) fermented sauerkraut
- for each egg (I eat 2) you need 1 Tbs fat (mayonnaise, in this case)
- for variety, I love to add any combination of; dill, wasabi paste, cayenne, lemon zest, onion powder, dried chives, smoked paprika–or all of them together
- sauerkraut on the side (should be obvious, but you may think I’m crazy enough to mix it right in. I’m not.) My current favorite way to eat it is mixed with olive oil. Mmmmm……
2. Egg salad with a half avocado
- 2 eggs, can mix in same add-ins as above, and 1 Tbs fat (mayo) per egg
- can either mix avocado right into the egg salad, or serve on the side with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne and lime juice
3. Hot hard-boiled eggs in butter
- 2 eggs, and you guessed it, 2 Tbs butter, heated and melt-y. Be a rebel. Add extra butter and salt. This tastes absolutely delicious.
And when I can’t stand to eat another egg….
4. LCHF Keto Hot Porridge
- mix together 2 tsp EACH ground flax, chia seeds, and hemp hearts
- mix with 5 TBS full-fat coconut milk or heavy whipping cream
- can add a few drops stevia, to taste, or a splash vanilla extract, dash of salt
- heat for 1 minute in microwave
- serve with a dollop of butter (and/or nut butter) on top
5. LCHF Keto Granola with coconut milk/greek yogurt/homemade probiotic sour cream
- any recipe for keto granola will do–I’m very fond of chocolate or this peanut butter version
Weekend Special Breakfasts
This is where it gets fun. Sure, you could eat the same thing on the weekends as the weekdays, but why would you? This is the time to get creative, even if you ARE just eating eggs again, there are so many fun ways to prepare them! My favorites include:
For ‘Savory’ Days
1. Egg ‘Pizza’
This recipe really impressed me. So simple, and so delicious. If you need a little fibre in your day, you can add up to 1 Tbs ground flax OR psyllium husk into a 2 egg ‘pizza base’. This will give your egg base a bit more strength and flexibility
- Top with any combo you want–I am especially fond of pepperoni, bacon, olives, mozz and blue cheese or goat cheese
- Any way, stuffed with greens, with 1, 2, or 3 cheeses, fried in butter and topped in butter. Maybe with bacon. Or no-filler breakfast sausage, or ham
3. Poached Eggs on Peameal
- Get your Canadian on! Serve them with generous dollops of home made full fat probiotic sour cream and browned butter with paprika and parsley.
Really, it’s just an egg, some flax, coconut or almond flour and baking powder, but it microwaves fast, and it can be cut open and fried or toasted in a toaster, stuffed with bacon, lettuce, mayo and avocado, or just slathered in butter, peanut butter, even keto jam like this
- (with mayo, for those that truly LOVE their fats!)
- This one surprised me. It’s a bit fussy, but totally worth it
And for ‘Sweet’ Days when you just gotta eat pancakes……
- This one doesn’t need syrup at all. It has it’s own cream cheese-meets-royal icing topping. Of course serve with bacon. It’s the weekend!!
–top these with either the same icing from #1, nut butter, and/or this keto maple syrup
3. No-egg mug cake (ok, not a pancake, but a slightly sweet, filling treat)
Just because I’m crazy about single-serve mug cakes!! And this one is possible even when you forget to pick up more eggs the night before.
The possibilities are endless, just try a search on Pinterest for keto + breakfast and see what comes up! Eating low-carb doesn’t have to be boring at all. If you are new to keto, I don’t recommend eating a lot of sweet keto breakfasts at first. You will need to train your tastebuds and tame your sweet cravings until your body and tastes adjust. I find eating too many sweet things makes me crave even more sweet things, personally, even if they are made with ‘safe’ artificial sweeteners like stevia. The longer I go without sweet things, the less I want them. But it’s nice to know you can still enjoy the odd pancake breakfast, when the heart really wants it. It breaks my heart to think I could NEVER again eat pancakes, or mug cakes, or anything else sweet. The trick is to just eat them less often…