Bacon and broccoli for breakfast? Sure, why not! Sometimes with a low carb or keto lifestyle, breakfast choices can begin to feel a little routine. But it doesn't have to be that way - the options are almost limitless.
Today, I took two slices of bacon and cut them into about 1/4 inch pieces and set them to sizzling in the pan. When the bacon was about half-way cooked (or a little more than half-way), I added a handful of sliced broccolini. I cooked the bacon and broccoli together until the broccoli was cooked just the way I like it (with a bit of crunch left) and then topped the dish with a sprinkle of lemon pepper. Yummy!
The sprinkle of lemon pepper happened to sound good to me this morning. But other alternatives (for breakfast or other meals) could include Parmesan or nutritional yeast (if dairy sensitive), fresh lemon or lime juice, fresh ground pepper, coconut aminos, or no sprinkle at all!
You can also switch up the protein and vegetable sources. For alternative proteins, think eggs, sausage, ham, or tofu (with eggs or tofu, you may want to add a little extra fat to the pan - perhaps butter or olive oil). Alternative low carb veggies include cauliflower, spinach, zucchini, asparagus, or cabbage. Again, the options and combinations are almost limitless.
I would love to hear your out-of-the-box low carb breakfast idea
Lorie Gehrke, NC
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