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No-carb Breakfast

Anannya Saikia Oct 14, 2018
Want to get fitter and healthier by the day? Kick start your day with a no-carb breakfast that is likely to keep you fuller for longer and help reduce unnecessary cravings. Here are some ideas you can use.
Foods, such as eggs, fish, bacon, chicken breasts, other meats, and healthy fats should be your picks for carbs-free breakfast ideas!
We have always been warned against carbs, and those of us on a weight loss regime avoid them like the plague. However, we are usually warned against simple carbs -- white/refined foods such as bread, pasta, bagels, donuts, etc. The energy provided by these carbs is burned quickly, leaving us hungry in a short time span, and this is how causes weight gain.
Simple carbs also cause a sudden sugar spike in the body that can affect insulin levels and eventually result in the development of diabetes. Popular diets such as the Atkins Diet and the South Beach Diet promote the complete avoidance of carbohydrates in order to attain weight loss.

No-carb Breakfast Ideas

If you are looking for recipes with zero carbs whatsoever, and you're among those people who don't want to go through the lectures, such as "Carbs are important" or "Avoiding carbs is not healthy" or "Who eats breakfast without bread", and so on. We have used eggs as an ingredient because the carbs that they contain have 0% dietary value.

#1: Grilled Chicken Breast

Considering breakfasts to be heavier than the remaining meals in the day. Chicken breasts without the skin contain zero carbohydrates. Marinate a chicken breast with herbs and spices of your choice. Add salt, paprika, turmeric powder, some cloves, cumin seeds, and black cardamom. Drizzle a little olive oil, mix well, and grill to enjoy the awesome flavors!

#2: Omelet with Bacon

Try adding cut slices of bacon in the egg. Just take the eggs (if you have cholesterol issues, remove the yolk and use egg whites), add a little salt, paprika powder, and slices of bacon into the eggs. Mix well and make an omelet in a pan using a little olive oil. It makes you stay full for quite some time, and the bacon in it makes it a yummy meal indeed!

#3: Omelet with Shredded Chicken Breasts

This is another simple recipe, and a delicious one too. All you need to do is to shred a piece of grilled chicken breast. Add salt and pepper to it and mix well. Now, add eggs into it and beat it all up together. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a pan and put the batter. Take the omelet off the pan when it's golden brown.

#4: Grilled Lean Beef

Lean beef contains zero carbs. When you get bored of eggs, relish this amazing grilled recipe. Take a piece of the meat, add some salt, turmeric powder, paprika powder, grounded mixture of 1 black cardamom, 1 tsp. cumin seeds, 1 clove, and 1 tsp. of ginger garlic paste. Rub the meat with all these ingredients and grill the meat. You will totally love this!

#5: Grilled Fish

Fish, such as tuna, salmon, sardines, are among the richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and they have zero carbs! Steam the fish or grill it. Add 1 tsp. each of lemon juice, coriander powder, and garlic paste. Add some salt, turmeric and paprika powder. Marinate the fish with the spices and herbs, a night before . Just grill in the morning and serve hot!

Low-carb Breakfast Ideas

The breakfast ideas are not zero percent carb free. Fruits, vegetables, onions, dairy products, and other ingredients that you use for adding that zest to make your first meal of the day more flavorsome, may contribute to some amounts of carbohydrates, which are very negligible.
The Paleo diet suggests to consume carbs in the most natural way -- in the form of fruits and vegetables. Let's look at how you can combine some of the foods to make delicious, filling breakfast dishes.

Sausage, Cheese, and Egg Roll

On a lettuce leaf, place an omelet made in very little oil, sprinkle some ricotta cheese, place a sausage in the center, and roll the leaf to enjoy your low-carb egg, sausage, and cheese roll.

Vegetable Frittata

Prepare a frittata with a choice of your vegetables, which can include tomatoes, jalapenos, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, and any other vegetable that you like. You may also want to sprinkle some cheese on it to give it a little more flavor.

Berry Smoothie

Blend a cup of low-fat yogurt (unflavored) with berries of your choice, and add a few other fruits such as apples if you like. You are sure to feel full all through the morning.

Turkey Ham Rolls

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on a slice of turkey ham, and fill the center with apple slices, or diced cucumbers and tomatoes, roll it up, and enjoy.

Milk and Nuts

If you're looking for a quick breakfast where you don't have much to do, have a glass of milk with handful of nuts.
This is one breakfast sure to keep you going upto lunch. You can also mix the nuts with milk and add a teaspoon of honey for flavor to make a healthy shake.

Scrambled Tofu with Vegetables

Those who are sick of eggs can find an alternative with scrambled tofu, that you can stir fry with vegetables of your choice. Think of bell peppers, bok choy, spinach, onions, tomatoes, etc.

Fruit and Cottage Cheese

A great breakfast that will even take care of your sweet tooth is a combination of cottage cheese and fruit. Either scramble some cottage cheese and add it to a fruit salad, or place strawberry/cantaloupe/apple slices on slices of cottage cheese and enjoy.

Cottage Cheese with Vegetables

Grill slices of cottage cheese and place on them slices of cucumber, tomatoes, onions, or capsicum, season with salt and pepper, and enjoy.


Not everyone enjoys oatmeal, but it makes for a great breakfast if you add nuts, ground flaxseed, and a few berries to the meal. It makes for a wholesome breakfast that keeps you going up to lunch.
Enjoy these breakfast ideas and recipes without any pangs of guilt. However, do remember that complex carbohydrates are healthy for consumption and may be enjoyed during the day in the form of whole grain breakfast cereal, multigrain bread/pasta, brown rice, and the like.
Remember that just because your breakfast is meant to be low in carbohydrates it cannot be high in fat. Keep the protein levels in mind and think of healthy fats (olive oil, milk, nuts) that you can consume, instead of using butter and other oils to cook your breakfast in.
Disclaimer: The given content is for informative purposes only and does not, in any way, intend to replace the advise of an expert.