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January 16, 2019/Diet, Food & Fitness/Recipes

Keto Breakfast Ideas: 6 Ways to Start the Day Without a Lot of Carbs

Fuel up with protein and healthy fats for breakfast

Sautéed Veggies Avocado Poached eggs

A meal that’s heavy in sugar and starch is no way to start your day – especially if you’re following the ketogenic diet.

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These recipes from functional medicine specialist Mark Hyman, MD, are a great way for anyone — keto or not — to bring real, whole, fresh foods (including non-starchy vegetables) to your plate first thing in the morning.

Jicama Hash with Turkey Bacon and Avocado

The jicama serves as a lighter alternative to traditional potato, while turkey bacon is a stand-in for pork.

Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes, Herbs and Goat Cheese

This versatile, protein-packed meal is easy on your digestive system and always a hit with the kids, too.

Ginger Spice Smoothie

A creamy, low-carb smoothie is a great way to start your day and get into fat-burning mode. And ginger is great for digestions.

Sauteed Veggies With Avocado & Poached Egg

What’s the easiest way to upgrade a plate of greens? Put an egg on top! This tasty and comforting dish is good for breakfast – or lunch or dinner.

Non-Coffee Vanilla Latte

For those who don’t want coffee, this latte is a great morning drink that provides healthy fat without caffeine.

Broccoli Sausage Frittata

With a few veggies and precooked sausage, you can have this satisfying, savory frittata on the table in under 45 minutes.

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