Low carb breakfast with avocado and egg
Ah it is that time of year again that we all want to loose weight. Or at least I do. I actually started with my healthier habits in december already as I find it a bit odd to just wait for the New year to happen. But having said that: I do have more focus now that the holidays are finally over. So for starters I have this delicious low carb breakfast with avocado, eggs and tomatoes. I like to include a bit of sweet potato which is an option. If you are following a keto diet you might want to stay away from the sweet potato and just focus on that delicious creamy avocado.
What goes into the low carb breakfast?
For starters I use the following ingredients:
- two eggs
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 75 gr cherry tomatoes
- 1 spring onion
- 100 gr sweet potato
The easy breakfast recipe fits perfectly within a low-carb diet and is full of healthy fats. I don’t follow a ketogenic diet, even though I sometimes think I should. But with my job and the recipes I have to develop that just doesn’t make sense. it would be too restrictive.
How to make the breakfast?
To begin with; I am calling this a breakfast but you could easily use it for lunch too. I sometimes do. Depending on the day. You first take a small bowl and you add the eggs into it. I use both the egg whites and the egg yolks. The yolks are filled with healthy fats so you don’t want to skip that. Whisk the eggs with a bit of salt and pepper and add optional fresh herbs to it, if you want. I like to add chives sometimes.
Alternatively you can also just fry the eggs sunny side up. That what I did in the photos here. A fried egg is totally delicious too. In fact this will be delicious with scrambled eggs too.
If you want you can add some red pepper flakes to the eggs when you’re baking them. A bit of crispy bacon would also work wonders in this dish. While the eggs are baking you slice the avocado and add a bit of lemon juice or lime juice to keep it from browning. I like to use half of an avocado per person. You can add a whole avocado if you want. You can use mashed avocado here. Or make a guacamole out of it. Also delicious. If you use half an avocado you can use the other half in an avocado smoothie for instance. Or make an avocado egg salad.
The fun of this easy recipe is that it is super flexible. You can add cheese to it if you have a thing for cheese. Mozzarella cheese can be melted in the pan. Just add it on top of the eggs or use cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese or any other cheese that melts well.
I also like to add the tomatoes (sliced in half or quarters) to the frying pan to add a bit of vitamin C. The slices of avocado are added after baking. I just serve it inside the pan. So easy. Did you know that avocado’s are also a great source of fiber? I always find that funny because they are so rich and creamy but besides lots of healthy fats, they also contain lots of fiber. So a great way to add a lot of healthy benefits to your breakfast.
Perfect for busy mornings
This delicious and easy low-carb breakfast is perfect for hectic mornings. It really doesn’t take very long to make and it will be even faster if you do a tiny bit of prep the evening before. You can slice the tomatoes already or you can cook the sweet potatoes (if using) already. But quite frankly it won’t make too big of a difference. Like I said the sweet potatoes will add some grams of carbohydrates to the breakfast but I am not too worried about that.
I always eat this perfect breakfast just the way it is, but you can add some low-carb bread to it if you want. Or a keto tortilla. In that case I would actually scramble the eggs as that would be easier to wrap into the tortilla.
If you’re looking for some way to kickstart your weight loss this is a good way to make sure you are full for the entire morning and don’t get any sugar crashes like a sweet breakfast might do. Since I tend to do intermittent fasting most days of the week this is my go to lunch as well. So delicious.
Obviously that only works if I am working from home. This is not the kind of lunch to take away with you. If you would want something similar but in a portable version I would suggest boiling the eggs and mixing (cut) eggs, spring onion, sweet potato, avocado cubes with some mayonaise and make it into a delicious salad. That way it is easy to transport!
Low carb breakfast with avocado
- 100 gr sweet potato in cubes
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 avocado in cubes or slices
- 100 gr cherry tomatoes in halves
- 4 radish in slices or quarts
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro chopped
- peper and salt
- 1 spring onion in rings
- 1 tsp coconut oil for baking
- Add some water to a small saucepan and cook the sweet potato in a few minutes until cooked through. Drain and leave to steam.
- Heat a frying pan with the coconut oil and add the eggs to bake them however you like.
- Remove the pan from the heat and spread the tomatoes, radish, spring onion, fresh cilantro and the sweet potato cubes around the eggs. Serve in the pan.
The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.