A low-carb diet avoids starches, which range from rice and pasta to root vegetables. By avoiding bread and other carbohydrate-rich foods, dieters report feeling fuller, faster weight loss, and improved cognition. It also has proven health benefits such as better control over insulin in the case of diabetes, lower risk factors for heart disease, and reduced risk for certain types of cancer. All of these make trying a low-carb diet extremely desirable. However, one of the main problems is carbohydrates are everywhere, in every sandwich, pasta dish, and most restaurant side dishes.
Luckily, there are a few standard recipes individuals who want to go low-carb can try and without breaking their diet. Let’s examine some of them now!
Bacon And Eggs
A simple breakfast staple like bacon and eggs might not seem very exciting, but it is classic for a reason. The salty umami flavor of bacon mixed with the fattiness of eggs leads to a breakfast that leaves dieters feeling full several hours after the meal. This classic dish can be made with the standard scrambled eggs or made a little more sophisticated with a simple cheese, egg, and scallion omelet. Add a side dish of zucchini hash-browns for the low carb breakfast of champions.
The bacon is useful to add protein to the diet, but it is important to be careful to not have too much bacon, due to the high saturated fat content. Stick to the golden ratio of two eggs and two slices of bacon, for a breakfast that satisfies while maintaining a healthy-ish disposition. Other easy egg preparations include fried, poached, and over-easy. For a perfectly poached egg, add a little bit of vinegar to the water. It helps the egg stay in one place.
Continue reading to reveal another kind of omelet perfect for a low-carb breakfast.