9 Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes by The Diabetes Food Hub Team

You've probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether or not that's actually true, starting with a healthy meal never hurts. Oatmeal and other whole grains are the traditional healthy options, but sometimes it's nice to have a low-carb recipe as well. Below is a collection of nine diabetes-friendly and delicious ways to break your fast.

9 Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes


This low-carb crowd-pleaser is perfect for weekends or holidays when you have a houseful. If it's just one or two of you, make a big batch and freeze the rest. A quick warm-up in the microwave will give you a low-calorie and protein-rich breakfast all week long.


diabetes breakfast quesadilla
Fluffy eggs and spicy chiles folded into a tortilla with rich melted cheese make this low-carb breakfast a pleasure! Toasted to perfection, this quesadilla redefines breakfast. You can use a variety of cheeses such as asadero, Monterey jack, and white cheddar. For a chorizo quesadilla, sub the bacon for 4 oz cooked beef or pork chorizo.


diabetes dairy free smoothie
Start your morning off with this refreshing smoothie. This nutrition-packed powerhouse uses berries—which are higher in fiber and lower in carb than other fruits—to keep the carb count lower. Almond milk is also lower in carb than regular milk, and is great for people with milk or lactose intolerance.


diabetes gluten free low carb biscuit
Lower-carb biscuits? This recipe is a great example of how to cut carbs by choosing smaller serving sizes. These gluten-free and bite-sized biscuits taste like they come from a restaurant, and, paired up with the Guilt-Free Breakfast Sausage Patties below, you've got everything you need for the perfect, diabetes-friendly breakfast sandwich.


low carb diabetes suasage patties
Keeping sausage patties low in carb isn't much of a challenge, but boosting the healthy fats can be. Which is why the Mr. Food Test Kitchen traded the traditional pork for heart-friendly ground turkey. Pair with the biscuits above for a perfect start to the day.


low carb diabetes breakfast ham and egg cups
These low-calorie egg and ham cups are absolutely delicious and satisfying, with almost no carb. As an added bonus, you get some veggies, too!


low carb diabetes frittata
Frittatas sound fancy, but are incredibly easy to make. If you're looking to save time during the week by meal prepping, they are perfect for cooking in bulk. Whip up a batch over the weekend, pack them in separate containers, and then grab and go on your way out the door each morning.


low carb baked tomato and eggs diabetes friendly
These beautiful baked eggs use a pinch of cumin to impart a smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of the tomatoes. If you can get your hands on a fresh heirloom tomato, even better. Best of all, they are super easy to prepare. They are the perfect weekend treat.


brunch low carb diabetes friendly socca poached eggs
Looking to impress your friends and family? Socca, also known as farinata, is a thin chickpea flour pancake commonly found in both Italian and French cuisines. In this recipe, author Katie Cavuto tops wedges of the warm chickpea crepe with roasted tomatoes, poached eggs, and fresh basil.

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