Delicious Keto Breakfast Ideas

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The popularity of the ketogenic diet continues to grow in the health and nutrition space.

Characterized by high fat intake, a moderate amount of quality protein, and low carb consumption, keto leverages a process called ketosis to fuel the body's energy needs instead of relying on carbohydrates and the glucose they provide. This leads to the use of stored fat as fuel which is the reason for the high-fat component of this approach versus a more traditional macro split.

There are many potential benefits to the keto diet including:

  • Weight loss

  • Mental clarity

  • Appetite reduction

  • Lower blood sugar levels

  • Change in body composition

  • It’s easy to follow as many restaurants and food products now cater to keto

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Keto Breakfast Ideas

As with any approach to nutrition, one of the most important components of seeing success with keto is consistently hitting a set of macros and total calories for the day. 

As your first meal typically makes up roughly one-third of your daily total intake, ensuring you have some easy keto breakfast ideas in your back pocket means you’re setting yourself up for success.

Let’s take a look at some go-to keto breakfast ideas.


Eggs are a great option for a quick and easy keto breakfast because of their higher fat and moderate protein content. They can either be eaten on their own or prepared in conjunction with other keto-friendly ingredients as a side or in an omelet.

Here’s some egg inspiration:

Boiled eggs or deviled eggs

Scrambled eggs with cheese and low-carb veggies

An omelet with:

    • Protein: Steak, prime rib, 80/20 beef mince, dark meat chicken, dark meat turkey, turkey bacon or turkey sausage, cheese
    • Low-carb vegetables: Onions, peppers, spinach, kale, and mushrooms
    • Cooking fats: Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, butter/ghee
    • Condiments: Hot sauce, buffalo sauce, and low-carb ketchup

High-fat Dairy

High-fat dairy is a staple for many Working Against Gravity clients because it requires very little prep and is super easy to transport. There’s nothing better than having a quick, healthy option when you’re having a busy morning.

Try one of these yummy keto breakfast options.

Full-fat Greek yogurt with:

  • Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, or brazil nuts
  • Chia seeds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds
  • Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, coconut, or cantaloupe

High-fat dairy in your morning coffee with...

  • Whole milk
  • Raw milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Unsweetened nut milk
  • Collagen powder

Keto-friendly toast with toppings

What would breakfast be without toast? A decade ago, adding bread to keto diet was a no-go, but with the rise in popularity and availability of keto-friendly alternatives, this early morning staple is a great addition with the right pairing.

Try topping your keto-friendly toast with:

  • Cheese
  • Scrambled or fried eggs
  • Avocado
  • Nutbutter
  • Tahini or sprinkled sesame seeds

Knocking out your first meal of the day doesn’t have to be complicated. With a bit of planning and a quick grocery shop, rotating these easy keto breakfast ideas from week to week will keep things fresh and interesting while also supporting your nutrition lifestyle! If you need even more inspiration, a 1-on-1 coach can help you build meals based on your macros, preferences, and goals. Learn more about WAG’s membership options here!



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