If you’re following a ketogenic diet, you know you have to start paying attention to your carb intake from the moment you wake up and cook up your usual groggy-eyed breakfast. The keto diet is essentially a lower carb version of a low-carb diet. It doesn’t count calories, but does keep a very watchful eye on the macros you consume everyday. While the total amount varies from person to person, the ketogenic diet aims to limit total carbs to about 20 grams a day, while also eating a moderate amount of protein and lots of fats. The goal is getting into a state of ketosis, where your body burns fat rather than carbs for fuel.
So what does this mean for breakfast? It’s helpful to start by knowing what you can and cannot eat on the keto diet. There’s a lot of standard breakfast fare that simply doesn’t fit the bill. For example, oats, dry cereal, and bread (with a couple exceptions! More on this below.) are off the table, as is yogurt, fruit, and starchy vegetables, of all which have too many carbs. Rather than focusing on what you can’t eat, keep in mind that there are a lot of foods that really fit the bill for a tasty keto breakfast, including eggs, avocado, many kinds of meat and vegetables, and of course, keto bread.
Here are 20 great keto breakfast ideas to try right now.