Creating a low carbohydrate breakfast is pretty easy if you like eggs and bacon or sausage and cheese. But after a few weeks of eating the same thing, your body longs for something different. Did you know that adding vegetables to the low-carb staples can help you lose weight and stay on target?
The easiest way to incorporate veggies into your low-carb breakfast routine is omelets. Omelets provide the perfect vehicle for experimentation and because they are easy, many people like to use them as a weekday breakfast solution. Here are the basics for any low-carb omelet:
- Start with eggs. Depending on how large you want your omelet to be and the other ingredients you want to add, start your omelet with 2 or 3 eggs. Beat these briskly with a wire whisk, pulling in as much air as possible. This is what gives scrambled eggs their fluffiness.
- Add meat and cheese. No omelet is complete without adding meat and cheese to the mix. The meat and cheese choices depend on you as most of these types of ingredients are on the approved list at any phase of a low-carb diet. Cheeses can include cheddar, Parmesan, mozzarella, provolone, blue, and many more. If you choose to use sausage in your omelet, restrict the serving to one, since there sugars are included in sausage and they add unnecessary carbs.
- Add vegetables. When adding vegetables, know that the sky is the limit as long as you stay away from tomatoes, carrots and other restricted veggies with a high glycemic value. When in doubt, check your plan. In any case, you can feel free to include green peppers, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, spinach, and any other green veggie you can think of. This is where your creativity goes a long way in ensuring that you stay engaged in your diet plan.
- Cook. Cook the omelet to taste and eat.
If you have earned the right to begin adding high glycemic value veggies like tomatoes back into your diet, garnish your omelet with sugar free or low sugar salsa and add a touch of Tabasco sauce to add a little kick to your morning. And don't think that these meals are reserved for breakfast only. The omelet can be used at any meal for a quick, easy, healthy, low-carb solution.
For your next low-carb meal, try a meat and veggie omelet and bring some excitement back into breakfast. Try different combinations for an easy fix to the low-carb doldrums.