35 Best Keto Breakfast Ideas – Keto Breakfast Recipes – Prevention Magazine

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These low-carb recipes feel ultra-filling.
Whether you’re a keto diet veteran or a keto beginner, the low-carb and high-fat diet requires some extra meal planning. And though you can always incorporate specific keto diet foods into your meals, the first meal of the day specifically can be a little tricky. If you’re looking for the best keto breakfast ideas and other healthy keto recipes to kickstart your morning, we pulled some of our favorites to get you going in the A.M.

The keto diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that works to fuel the body with fat instead of carbohydrates, explains Brittany Michels, M.S., R.D.N., L.D.N., C.P.T., a registered dietitian at The Vitamin Shoppe. When carbohydrates in the diet are low, the liver can convert fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies, she adds.
Following a keto diet can be helpful in treating neurological diseases, such as epilepsy, and also weight loss and blood sugar management, Michels says. But if not done correctly, there are keto diet side effects like the keto flu that can happen. Michels suggests using a carb counter or macro tracking application to help when planning, but generally, a keto-compliant day of eating contains 75% fat or higher, 20% protein, and 5% or lower carbohydrates.
When it comes to planning a keto breakfast, Michels says eggs are almost always a key component. “Eggs cooked in oil is an easy keto-compliant breakfast. Even adding some non-starchy vegetables to the mix will still keep you in the keto macro range,” she says. Just be sure to include nutrient-rich foods, consume enough fat, and work with a registered dietitian if you’re concerned about getting the vitamins and minerals you need, she says.
There’s no wake-up call quite like the bright yellow yolk of a sunny-side-up egg. Place the pan-fried egg right over a bed of nutrient-packed garlicky mixed greens and tomatoes and dive right in for the easiest plate.
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Mornings beg for a cheesy, decadent omelette and this recipe brings the flavor. With red onion, cremini mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, and a sprinkle of cheese it’s the perfect combination.
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Meal prep just met its match with these quick and easy egg muffins. Low-carb veggies like spinach and red pepper bring fiber to fatty eggs and goat cheese for a delicious keto-friendly on-the-go meal.
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A simple mixture of onion, spinach, canned tomatoes, and spices comes together beautifully into a decadent sauce. Add a baked egg and a sprinkle of creamy feta cheese for a delicious, veg-forward dish.
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Coconut milk brings a fatty element to this ultra-simple sweet breakfast. Chia seeds are packed with fiber and protein to keep each spoonful as filling as can be.
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There isn’t much more comforting than eggs baked into a saucy, spiced tomato sauce. Skip the baguette to make it keto-friendly and simply dig in with a spoon for some yum-worthy bites.
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Get a double punch of fat and protein from eggs and Greek yogurt in this 15-minute meal. A sprinkle of dill, Aleppo pepper, cumin seeds, and grated garlic add a touch of flavor that elevates this simple dish.
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Salads are a great keto breakfast option–especially when they’re as portable as this recipe. The super simple bowl combines shrimp, eggs, and avocado for a fat and protein-packed way to start your day.
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Flavorful chives, scallions, parsley, cilantro, and dill give this ultra-herby frittata a bright green hue. We love it as a wow-worthy centerpiece on a keto-friendly brunch spread.
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For a fat-fueled morning treat, these fat bombs combine goat cheese and butter spread on smoked salmon for a flavorful bite. Add keto-friendly bread or fresh low-carb veggies for a complete meal.
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You’re just five ingredients away from a keto-friendly breakfast that feeds the whole family. Succulent summer squash and green onions bake into a hearty egg mixture for a seasonal treat that comes together in minutes.
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Just because you’re cutting carbs doesn’t mean pancakes are off the menu! Almond flour and cream cheese combine for a fool-proof recipe that ends with a plate full of decadent pancakes that fit right into your plan.
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If waffles are your preference, almond flour and butter make for a tasty duo. You’ll just need a waffle iron to get golden, fluffy waffles ready for breakfast in 20 minutes flat.
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When you need to feed a keto crowd, this breakfast bake is an easy and delicious dish. Low-carb broccoli rabe increases the nutritional value, while sweet Italian sausage and creamy Fontina cheese bring the flavor and get you to your keto macros.
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Switch up the usual eggs and bacon of a classic keto breakfast with this delight. Chia seeds are rich in fiber, making this jam the perfect topper for a high-protein Greek yogurt and finished with a sprinkle of keto-friendly granola.
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Avocados are the holy grail of keto diets, but stuffed with a runny egg and crispy bacon is a decadent delight to kickstart your morning.
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If you’re tired of the same eggs and bacon every morning, switch things up (and have a little fun in the kitchen) with this taco-shaped treat. Weave together bacon to form a taco shell and stuff it with fluffy eggs, cheese, and avocado for the low-carb taco of your dreams.
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On-the-go breakfasts can be keto-friendly with this delicious chocolate keto protein shake. Blend up almond butter, hemp seeds, and chia seeds for fat and protein to keep you full and fueled all morning long.
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Bake a tray of fat-filled almonds, walnuts, seeds, coconut flakes, and spices for the perfect keto-friendly cereal that you can enjoy over full-fat yogurt or in a bowl of milk for an easy breakfast.
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Soft goat cheese, baby spinach, roasted red peppers, and salty prosciutto make for a decadent, keto-friendly breakfast you can take on the go or enjoy fresh from the oven.
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Arielle Weg is the associate editor at Prevention and loves to share her favorite wellness and nutrition obsessions. She previously managed content at The Vitamin Shoppe, and her work has also appeared in Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cooking Light, MyRecipes, and more. You can usually find her taking an online workout class or making a mess in the kitchen, creating something delicious she found in her cookbook collection or saved on Instagram.

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