A ketogenic, or keto, diet focuses on increasing the amount of high fat, low carbohydrate foods so that your body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. This diet is also known as a low carb diet or LCHF (Low Carb High Fat). Using ketones for energy instead of carbohydrates makes your body operate more efficiently with less fuel.
Maintaining a keto diet can be difficult because there are so many foods that are high in carbohydrates. Here are a few keto breakfast ideas to get your day started on the right foot.
Egg porridge is rich, sweet, creamy, and gluten-free. This egg porridge is very similar to scrambled eggs. Whisk two eggs with cream and sweetener in a bowl. Melt a small amount of butter in a saucepan and add the egg mixture. Keep curdling the mixture to desired consistency. Serve warm with cinnamon.
Nutrient Dense Fisherman’s Eggs:
This breakfast is packed with nutrients that will provide you loads of energy until lunch. This recipe is packed with Vitamins A, D,B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, K, B complex, and C complex. It also contains iodine and selenium for thyroid health and essential minerals like zinc, calcium, iron, copper, and phosphorus.
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a baking dish, layer sardines, raw eggs, artichoke hearts, and arugula. Add salt and pepper to taste and bake for 10 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to desired consistency.
Avocado and Salmon Low Carb Breakfast:
Avocados and salmon are a great combination for your health and your taste buds as well. Slice a ripe avocado into two halves. Scoop out the pit and add minced salmon. Season with salt and pepper.
Cacao Nibs Cereal:
This keto breakfast provides you the fiber you need to keep your metabolism and digestive system running on all cylinders. Add raw cacao nibs to low-fat milk or low-fat yogurt.
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