Many people who follow a low-carb diet struggle with breakfast.

Some are busy in the morning, while others simply don’t feel hungry at the start of the day.

Though skipping breakfast and waiting until your appetite comes back works for some, many people may feel and perform better with a healthy breakfast.

If that’s the case for you, it’s crucial to start your day with something nutritious.

Here are 18 recipes for delicious low-carb breakfasts. To make these recipes healthier, skip the processed meat and replace it with another high-protein food.

1. Eggs and Vegetables Fried in Coconut Oil

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Green beans
  • Eggs
  • Spinach
  • Spices

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2. Skillet-Baked Eggs With Spinach, Yogurt, and Chili Oil

Ingredients:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Leek
  • Scallion
  • Spinach
  • Lemon juice
  • Eggs
  • Chili powder

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3. Cowboy Breakfast Skillet

Ingredients:

  • Breakfast sausage
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Eggs
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Hot sauce
  • Raw cheese (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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4. Bacon and Eggs in a Different Way

Ingredients:

  • Full-fat cream cheese
  • Dried thyme
  • Eggs
  • Bacon

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5. Savory, Flourless Egg-and-Cottage-Cheese Breakfast Muffins

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Green onion
  • Hemp seeds
  • Almond meal
  • Cottage cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Baking powder
  • Flaxseed meal
  • Yeast flakes
  • Salt
  • Spike seasoning

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6. Cream Cheese Pancakes

Ingredients:

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7. Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Crustless Quiche

Ingredients:

  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Frozen spinach
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Feta cheese
  • Grated parmesan
  • Mozzarella
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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8. Paleo Sausage Egg ‘McMuffin’

Ingredients:

  • Ghee
  • Pork breakfast sausage
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Guacamole

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9. Coconut Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

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10. Bacon and Eggs

Ingredients:

  • Bacon
  • Eggs

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11. Bacon, Egg, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

Ingredients:

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12. Avocado Stuffed With Smoked Salmon and Egg

Ingredients:

  • Avocados
  • Smoked salmon
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Chili flakes
  • Fresh dill

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13. Apple With Almond Butter

Ingredients:

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14. Sausage and Eggs to Go

Ingredients:

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15. Bacon Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • Bacon
  • Egg whites
  • Coconut flour
  • Gelatin
  • Unsalted butter
  • Chives

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16. Low-Carb, No-Egg Breakfast Bake

Ingredients:

  • Green and red bell pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Spike seasoning
  • Black pepper
  • Turkey breakfast sausage
  • Mozzarella

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17. Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Chorizo Omelet

Ingredients:

  • Chorizo Sausage
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Goat cheese
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Salsa

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18. Low-Carb Waffles

Ingredients:

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The Bottom Line

Each one of these low-carb breakfasts is rich in protein and healthy fats and should keep you feeling satisfied and energetic for hours — though some would benefit from a healthier, less processed protein source.

Another option is to simply cook more than you need at dinner, then heat it up and eat it for breakfast the next morning.

The possibilities for healthy low-carb meals are endless, allowing you to find the right dish for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks.

Meal Prep: Everyday Breakfast