Last week we shared four delicious and fast chicken recipes. Sometimes you want to take your time and slowly prepare a delicious meal, others you want food fast. It’s often hard to balance fast and low-carb. While many of us have been spending so much of our time at home, we’ve been cooking a lot. But it’s hard to cook when stress is wearing you down.
We took the stress out of dinner last week, now we are aiming to do the same for breakfast. These are four sweet breakfasts that will free up time in your morning. You don’t have to spend a long time in the kitchen to have something healthy and enjoyable to start your day on the right foot!
Many of us love breakfast cereal. Young or old, cereal is great. However, cereal is essentially a bowl filled with carbohydrates. Muesli is a cereal that kids hate, but you enjoy more and more as you grow up. But, it’s high content of oats make it pretty high in carbs. However, you can make it at home and have some with milk or yogurt to start your day without worrying about your blood sugar! It’s the best of both worlds: you get the crunch and the routine of cereal without the carbs! A serving has 217 calories, six grams of carbs, three grams of fiber and eight grams of protein. Get the recipe.
We’ve made it clear in the past: we love smoothies. They aren’t everyday foods because they can add up to an awful lot of calories and not enough nutrition. However, this one is a little different. With the addition of nuts and the use of low-carb milk, this one is actually pretty darn great. It’s not a case of a milkshake masquerading as breakfast! It has 185 calories, eight grams of carbs, five grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein. All in all, that’s an excellent way to start the day! Get the recipe.
There are a lot of ways of making “noatmeal” or oatmeal without the oats. Oatmeal is something many people avoiding carbs miss. We like a lot of the variations on it! This version, using flaxseed meal, is more like porridge than oatmeal. While the picture shows it in a jar, mix all the ingredients together in any airtight container you like at let it sit in the fridge overnight. There is no need for any heat! A serving has 249 calories, 16.16 grams of carbs, 11.25 grams of fiber and 23.17 grams of protein. While 16 grams of carbs is a ton for breakfast, it works out at less than five grams of net carbs! Get the recipe.
This recipe feels a little more like oatmeal than the last. That one was more porridge-like while this one — slightly less creamy and a little more solid — feels more like classic oatmeal. You can make this recipe and eat it immediately. However, it’s much better to add an extra two tablespoons and leave it overnight to get thicker; you can easily reheat it in the morning. We love the toppings they show in the picture, but you can pick whatever you like. They aren’t included in the nutritional information. A serving has 250 calories, 16 grams of carbs, 15 grams of fiber, and eight grams of protein. All in all, that’s one gram of net carbs. Get the recipe.
We know these last two of these appear, at first glance, to be higher in carbs than we would typically suggest. However, they are also all high in fiber, so their net carbs are actually quite low. You always have to make the right choice for yourself. The nutritional information we list is just an estimate as nutritional content varies in ingredients from brand to brand. Even if you don’t use these recipes exactly, we hope they inspire you to try something new!