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Victoria Lagodinsky

April 13, 2014
the best breakfasts for a low-carb diet

Laura Lamont shows you the 3 best breakfast recipes for a low-carb diet

Laura-Lamont-author-the-The-New-Low-Carb-DietAs we all keep hearing, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this is particularly true if you are trying to lose weight through a

All these breakfasts are prepared with a balance of complex carbohydrate, protein and fat to ensure the best possible start to the day. Plus the added boost to your metabolism will make doubly sure you don’t get any mid-morning hunger pangs to throw you off the low-carb diet plan.

Breakfast is the only time of the day when we can incorporate a good source of carbohydrate while on a low-carb diet, so make the most of the opportunity. Wake up a little earlier and make the time to take full advantage and enjoy every delicious mouthful.

3 of the best low-carb breakfast recipes

Low-Carb Crunchy Berry Yogurt Pots

This recipe will be popular with the whole family, with its lovely texture combination of crunchy granola and creamy sweet yogurt. It also uses stevia powder, which is a natural sweetener that you can buy in health food stores. Prepare the granola in advance for a quick-fix nutritious breakfast before work.

low-carb-breakfast-cerealServes: 2

Preparation time:10 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

100g/3½oz/1 cup rolled oats
35g/1¼oz/scant ¼ cup almonds, chopped
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp stevia powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1½ tbsp natural yogurt
1 tsp agave nectar
2 handfuls of mixed berries, to serve

1 Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3 and line a baking tray with baking paper. Mix together the oats and chopped almonds in a bowl.

2 Put the butter, stevia powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a non-stick saucepan over a low heat and stir until melted and thoroughly combined. Pour over the almond mixture and stir to coat all the dry ingredients. Pour the granola mixture on to the prepared baking tray and spread evenly.

3 Bake for about 10 minutes, then remove the granola from the oven, stir well, then return it to the oven for a further 10 minutes until golden. Leave to cool, then store in an airtight container.

4 Top the yogurt with the granola and a drizzle of agave nectar, then spoon the berries on the top.

Nutrition notes per serving
• Calories: 451kcals
• Fat: 27g
• Carbohydrates: 38g

Spiced Almond Porridge

This recipe is an Indian-inspired porridge that is perfect for a cold winter’s day. The spices really get your circulation going to keep you feeling warm all morning. Plus, of course, oats make the perfect basis for a slow release of energy so you don’t flag by coffee time and resort to a sugar-rush snack.

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes
100g/3½oz/1 cup rolled oats
400ml/14fl oz/scant 12∕3 cups oat milk
40g/1½oz/¼ cup almonds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
½ tsp ground ginger
2 cloves
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp agave nectar
1½ tbsp natural yogurt, to serve

1 Put all the ingredients except the yogurt in a non-stick saucepan over a low heat and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring regularly, until thick and creamy.

2 Serve topped with a dollop of natural yogurt.

Nutrition notes per serving
• Calories: 435kcals
• Fat: 18g
• Carbohydrates: 54g

And something for the weekend…

Crispy Bacon & Cream Cheese on Soda Bread

This is one of my favourite weekend treats. It’s not an everyday breakfast, as we all know bacon isn’t the healthiest of options, but once in a while, as part of your overall healthy diet, it is perfectly fine.

3 of the best breakfasts for a low carb dietServes: 2

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

4 medium-thick slices of bacon
2 slices of (preferably wholemeal) Soda Bread
1 tbsp cream cheese
4 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
2 chive stalks, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper

1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6 and line a baking tray with kitchen foil. Put the bacon on the foil and bake for about 15 minutes, or until crispy.

2 Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high, then toast the bread on both sides.

3 Put the cream cheese in a bowl and stir to soften it slightly, then add the tomatoes and chives and season to taste with pepper. Gently mix all the ingredients together well. Top the hot toast with the cream cheese mixture and finish with the slices of crispy bacon to serve.

Nutrition notes per serving

• Calories: 238kcals
• Fat: 15g
• Carbohydrates: 13g


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