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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Quick Breakfast Ideas

A high protein, low carbohydrate breakfast will keep you energized and reduce your appetite. But what the heck can you eat? Cereal is out. So are pancakes, muffins, waffles, and most other typical breakfast foods. The standard eggs and bacon is fine, but it gets old quick.

With a bit of creativity and a few minutes in the kitchen you can make a healthy, delicious low carb breakfast. Try one of these recipes tomorrow and let me know what you think!

Paleo Green Eggs & Ham

6 hard boiled eggs, diced
6 strips bacon, crumbled
2 avocados, mashed
Juice of a lemon
Salt & pepper to taste

Mash the avocados in a large bowl. Add sea salt, pepper, lemon juice, and crumbled bacon. Mix to combine ingredients. Add chopped hard boiled eggs and toss gently.

Sausage with Bell Pepper and Monterey Jack

4 cooked Italian sausage links, sliced
¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
¼ cup green bell pepper, diced
¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Sautee peppers in olive oil until lightly browned. Add sliced sausage and cheese. Continue heating over low heat until cheese is melted.

Tomato, bacon, & mozzarella stacks

1 medium tomato, thick sliced
4 strips bacon, cooked
¼ cup mozzarella cheese
Olive oil
Sea salt & pepper

Drizzle tomato slices with olive oil and season to taste with salt & pepper. Top with bacon and shredded cheese. Place under the broiler until cheese is lightly browned.

Ham, cheddar, and jalapeño scrambled eggs

4 large eggs
2 oz ham, cubed
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Diced pickled jalapeño peppers to taste

Whisk eggs, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add eggs and cook, stirring with heatproof rubber spatula. As the eggs begin to set add remaining ingredients. Cook 3 to 5 more minutes. Serve right away.