January is a time when a lot of people turn to food for comfort. The days are cold and dark. It’s snowing or raining a lot. We’re staying inside or bundled up more than usual. It’s essential to look for comfort and activities in ways that aren’t eating. But, when you are reaching for a tasty food, make sure it’s something that won’t derail your health goals.
For some people, sugary breakfast foods are the hardest thing to give up when they switch to a low-carb diet. We empathize! Breakfast pastries are the best! The good news is you don’t have to go without all your favorites. You just have to be willing to make better-for-you versions at home. Here are four delicious breakfast recipes that won’t make you feel deprived in the morning!
There are few things more tempting than a cheese Danish. Between the pastry and the sweet cream cheese in them, they’re impossible to say no to. Thankfully, with this recipe, you don’t have to! The pastry is light and fluffy, while the filling is like a cheesecake center. A serving has 120 calories, 1.1 grams of carbs and 10.7 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
Pop Tarts are beloved by the young and the young at heart. But if you look at the ingredients or the nutritional information, you know they are terrible for you! That’s why we love this homemade version that can be made without worrying about what you’re putting in your body. The recipe instructions have directions for all sorts of fillings. The nutritional information is for the classic strawberry center. One important note: if you reheat these to eat them after baking, warm them in the microwave, not the toaster. The icing isn’t made to go in a toaster. A serving has 148.4 calories, six grams of carbs, 2.7 grams of fiber and 12.8 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
Some muffins are un-iced cupcakes masquerading as muffins. These are brownies crossed with muffins. They are a great way to eat chocolate and call it breakfast. They also can have raspberries if you like! They are delicious and sweet, but not too sweet! They are a great way to start the day! A serving has 157 calories, seven grams of carbs, four grams of fiber and 12 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
This is less of a recipe and more a way of dressing up low-carb pancake mix and reimagining it into something else. Using low-carb pancake mix, sugar-free chocolate chips and bananas, you can make pancakes for a whole crowd without standing at the stove and flipping a bunch of flapjacks. It’s a big casserole that people will love and that you don’t have to work hard to make! It feeds 12, so it’s perfect for when you have guests! We love this for its simplicity! A serving has 94 calories, 16 grams of carbs, three grams of fiber and two grams of fat. Get the recipe.
These four recipes allow you to have cozy winter breakfasts without upsetting your blood sugar. It’s important to start the morning on the right foot. It sets the tone for your whole day!