A low carb breakfast is essential for Type 2 Diabetics who control their blood sugar by limiting carbohydrate intake. A low carb breakfast is also a great option for anyone who is trying to lose weight by restricting carbohydrate intake. My husband Jack is the former, and I am the latter. Therefore, a low carb breakfast is the perfect way to start our day.
Our new favorite low carb breakfast is called Early Rise Breakfast. I first found the recipe here. Naturally, I made a few adaptations to the original recipe. I am going to share with you my way of making this low carb breakfast casserole.
1 cup half & half
1 cup of shredded cheese
salt & pepper
Your choice of any of the following ingredients in any combination:
cooked crumbled bacon
browned crumbled sausage
After the meats are cooked and the veggies chopped, sliced, or diced, the casserole is quite simple to put together.
First, spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray. Next, spread the meat and veggies in the bottom of the pan. After that, sprinkle the cheese over the top of the meat and veggies.
In a separate bowl, whisk the twelve eggs and add the half & half. Pour that over the meat, cheese, and veggies. Add salt and pepper, if desired.
Bake the casserole for 40-45 minutes until set.
I cut this into twelve squares. We love having this in the fridge for fast, low carb breakfasts! If you’re not into low carb meals, add toast and orange juice for a quick high-protein start to your day.
I make one of these casseroles almost every week. Not having to make a decision about what’s for breakfast is one of the best ways for us to make a wise choice in the morning.
What are your favorite go-to breakfast foods?