Breakfast

Delicious, high-protein breakfast recipes that will actually keep you full until lunchtime.

low carb microwave bread

Just so we’re clear, this low-carb microwave bread is a compromise. It’s not true bread, of course – it’s soft and a little eggy. But if you’re trying to control your carbs, or need to avoid gluten, this microwave bread adds a nice variety to breakfast and lunch. It’s ready in less than five minutes, and has a spongy texture that readily soaks up butter, honey or jam. It’s also good topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon, or with mustard and ham.
Click for the recipe

ham and egg cups

Ham and egg cups are cute little quiches that can serve as a filling, on the go breakfast; as party appetizers; or as a snack. They are very good warm, at room temperature, and even cold straight out of the fridge. The big advantage of using ham slices as “crust” is not just the added flavor, but also reduced risk of sticking to the muffin tin compared with standard egg muffins.
Click for the recipe

coconut flour pancakes

The original recipe on Nourishing Days said that although she loves these coconut flour pancakes, her readers are divided – some love this recipe, others hate it. Looking over the recipe, and the photos, I decided it was worth a try, and I’m glad I did. I think the key when making substitutions for familiar foods is to expect a somewhat similar experience, while accepting that it won’t be identical. It’s true for cauliflower-crust pizza; for baked chicken tenders; for oopsie rolls; and it’s true for pancakes.

These coconut flour pancakes are thin and delicate, with a bit of an eggy taste. They are very difficult to flip. In other words, these are NOT wheat pancakes, but topped with coconut oil (or butter) and honey, they are delicious and they do provide enough of the “yippee! eating pancakes for breakfast!” experience that making them is worthwhile.

I adjusted the original recipe very slightly by not adding honey to the batter. Topped with coconut oil and honey, they were definitely sweet enough.
Click for the recipe

chocolate oatmeal

It’s an indulgence, for sure, more of an occasional weekend treat than a regular breakfast, but boy is it good. Chocolate oatmeal – thick, chewy, chocolaty and warm – what a great way to start the day.
Click for the recipe

breakfast sausage

The ingredients list for Jimmy Dean pork sausage: Pork, Water, Corn Syrup, Salt, Spices, Dexstrose, Monosodium Glutamate.

There ARE better alternatives (such as Applegate), but it’s so easy to make homemade breakfast sausage, and the result is so very tasty. You can make them in advance, and freeze (place parchment paper between patties) for quick and easy midweek meals. Next time I’m definitely doubling the recipe.
Click for the recipe

eggs baked in avocado

Eggs baked in avocado – another one of those recipes that I kept seeing on Pinterest until I decided I just had to give it a try. It’s good: the baked avocado is extra creamy, and the combination of avocado, eggs and salsa is a classic one, of course. Great for breakfast, or as a vegetarian dinner, accompanied by a tossed salad.
Click for the recipe

deviled eggs

I remember the first time I tasted deviled eggs. I was a kid, and I loved hardboiled eggs, but the taste of deviled eggs took me by surprise. Sure, they were hardboiled eggs, but they were incredibly creamy and flavorful – this was a delicacy. Just like tasting butter at my grandparents’ house after being accustomed to margarine at my parents’ house, or tasting canned salmon after being used to canned tuna, this was one of those “once you try, you can’t go back”-type experiences.

To this day, deviled eggs is one of my favorite appetizers, and this spicy version is especially nice. As always, I prefer to use sour cream instead of mayonnaise – sour cream, especially organic, has a clean, short list of ingredients while mayonnaise tends to contain unhealthy vegetable oils, additives and preservatives.
Click for the recipe