We'll admit it. Sometimes we just aren't organized enough in the morning to make a full-on low-carb breakfast.
It's a keto diet nightmare, really. Bagels are just one bite away from kicking you out of ketosis, and we won't even mention cereals. These are often so full of sugar, your blood glucose levels probably spike just from inhaling the air as you pour a bowl.
When you're on a low-carb diet, it's not as if you can just quickly grab something from the shelf and go on your merry way.
Or can you?
Your mornings will never be the same.
Go for Eggs
With one large egg containing less than one gram of carbs and 7 grams of protein, it's not surprising that egg breakfasts are super popular for those on a ketogenic diet.
While there are plenty of keto recipes that involve eggs, dishes such as frittatas can take a total time of 40 minutes to prep and cook. Not exactly a quick and easy breakfast to make when you’re in a rush.
Here are some ideas you’ll want to try for a delicious and convenient keto breakfast on the go.
1. Breakfast Egg Muffins (9 Ways)
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Imagine an omelette that not only fits snugly into one hand, but it also doesn't leave a mess. Cue the breakfast egg muffin, the protein-packed breakfast option that leaves one hand free to lock the door behind you.
With just five minutes of prep time and 15 minutes in the oven, these muffins are super easy to make. And if you can't even spare that time in the morning, we've got your back: Make these on less busy mornings and keep them in the fridge for a healthy low-carb keto breakfast on the run. (You could reheat them in the microwave, but they're just as tasty eaten cold.)
Check out this recipe for 9 different ways to make breakfast muffins. Get your veggie quota in by adding broccoli and cheese, get exotic with kimchi, or get all hot and spicy with jalapenos.
2. Cream Cheese Eggs
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Scrambled eggs — now here's a dish that's Insta-worthy even when you're not a food stylist. The "secret" cream cheese is a tasty twist on a traditional recipe and the whole thing takes just eight minutes of cook time.
The cream cheese gives this dish an extra savory flavor and a creamy texture, and is a perfectly filling breakfast idea on a busy morning. Wrap it in a low-carb tortilla to make a burrito that's portable for a fast and nutritious keto breakfast on the go.
3. Keto Chaffle Breakfast Sandwich With Bacon and Egg
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Chaffle: The offspring of cheese and waffles may have a rather odd sounding name, but there's nothing wrong with how awesome it tastes.
The best thing about a chaffle is that it's been designed to take the place of bread, making it possible for you to enjoy sandwiches again. Plus, this is a keto breakfast sandwich recipe that won't fall apart on you.
The key to making a successful chaffle is to mix egg and shredded cheese and place them in a waffle maker. After that, it's really your choice for whatever sandwich fillings you fancy. Think thick-cut bacon, fried egg (yes, more eggs), sliced avocado, or even sauteed mushroom and bell peppers.
Choose Healthy Fats
Eating fats when you're aiming for weight loss sounds counter-intuitive, but it really isn't, especially if you're on a keto diet. When you've gone keto (and low-carb), fats become your primary energy source.
Not only that, fats help you absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, regulate inflammation and immunity, and maintain the health of your cells, including skin and hair cells.
The trick to eating fats is to choose the good ones. These include avocado, chia seeds, coconut oil, and cheese (think beyond cheddar cheese and go for mozzarella, feta, or cream cheese).
Here are some low-carb recipes that incorporates healthy fats for a yummy breakfast in no time.
4. Keto Blueberry Smoothie
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It tastes just like dessert and looks just as gorgeous. On top of that, it's breakfast in a cup that you can slurp on while driving, on a train, or if you're really pushing it — running to catch your bus. Easy to make, keto-friendly smoothies are all about finding the right combination of ingredients and we'd like to think this keto blueberry smoothie recipe got it right.
The blueberries in this smoothie are an excellent source of antioxidants while the MCT oil (you can also use coconut oil) gives it a healthy fat boost. The recipe also suggests adding protein powder or raw egg for an extra protein boost to help you feel full for longer.
5. Keto Breakfast Fat Bombs
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You're probably better off doing a meal prep for these keto balls of deliciousness as you'll need to pop them in the freezer for at least 10 minutes to set. But it’ll be worth it.
If you know you've got a busy week coming up, make these on Sunday and you'll have more than enough for an on-the-go weekday breakfast. (You could also make a double batch so you get to snack on some when you're making them.)
There are eggs (we did say they're a keto favorite) and bacon for protein, and cream cheese for a good dose of healthy fats. With 1.1 net carbs per serving (one fat bomb), you can enjoy a few while you're on the go.
6. Low-Carb Keto Everything Bagel
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Doing keto but still missing your bagel? With this clever keto bagel recipe, all you'll need is almond flour, eggs, cheese, and a selection of herbs and spices. Enjoy it during a relaxing Sunday brunch at home paired with coffee, or just grab it and go on a busy weekday morning. Whatever you decide, you can rest easy knowing that each bagel consists of just 6 grams of net carbs.
Keto Breakfast on the Go: It’s in the Bag
Can you get any faster than eating something that requires absolutely zero prep time, and you don't even need to have a bowl for it?
Here at The Cereal School, we had time to do some thinking. And we've decided that giving up cereal shouldn't be part of the deal when you decide to go keto.
After all, there's a reason (well, three) why we love cereal: It’s tasty, crunchy, and incredibly convenient.
So we came up with low-carb and keto-friendly cereal that you can enjoy while on the go.
Not only does our cereal contain zero sugar (don't worry, thanks to monk fruit, it's still deliciously sweet), it has just one teeny tiny carb and 16 whopping grams of protein. We've also made it gluten-free and grain-free, making it a favorite not just for the keto lifestyle, but the paleo one too.
We've even designed our cereal so you can pour your milk straight into the packet. How’s that for keto breakfast on the go?