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The question is, besides egg dishes, what are good options for low carb, sugar free breakfasts?

me and my misses are currently trying out the south beach diet. the first two weeks are low carb and no sugar, and the hardest part for us is trying to find something for breakfast. all the south beach guides i've found have nothing for brekkie besides eggs, and my girl avidly dislikes eggs.
We're both big breakfast people, so options like dinner for breakfast and weird things like celery with low-fat yoghurt won't work. anyone have nominations (nom nom) for low carb breakfast menu planning?

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This question seems to be about a specific diet and about recipe swapping. It should be closed as off-topic. –  jennyfofenny Jan 18 '11 at 20:11
hmmm... after reading the faq i can see where you're coming from jenny... i'll edit the ? to make it more guideline friendly. –  Chicken Pie Jan 19 '11 at 9:58
looks like making this thread more guideline friendly got me a point deducted? oh well. –  Chicken Pie Jan 27 '11 at 4:51

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I'd suggest yogurt or fresh fruit, breakfast smoothies are also good.

I also bake muffins with almond flour (ground almonds) because I have a gluten-free friend, that could also work if you need something like a muffin.

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you win a prize! i've never heard of almond flour before, but thank you so much for bringing it to my attention. i did some research on the stuff and muffins, pancakes, and zucchini bread are all back on the breakfast menu. the diet sez i can't do fruit til the end of the second week, but smoothies are definitely going to go on the list –  Chicken Pie Jan 19 '11 at 6:51
definite good results with the almond flour. made muffins, a small cake, and breaded chicken with it. i'm making a cake with almond flour, splenda, sugar free chocolate pieces and sugar free chocolate mousse tomorrow to bring with to a friend's baby's first birthday. thanks again –  Chicken Pie Jan 28 '11 at 9:05

How about vegetable salad with some cheese in it or with it. That'll sort you out for protein as well.

You can use a Tahini dressing instead of cheese to give iron and calcium.

I'm wondering if a fruit salad would make a good breakfast.

Anyway, I think that breakfast needs to provide a basis of energy for the day, so should have some carbohydrates in it. In which case add a slice of good dark bread to any of my suggestions above.

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As far as I'm concerned, a fruit salad is a wonderful breakfast. However, doesn't fructose count as a carbohydrate? –  slim Jan 18 '11 at 15:38
salad w/ cheese probably would fit my morning nutritional needs, but just isn't breakfasty enough. fruit salad is going to be wonderful when i get past the first two weeks into phase 2. can't wait! –  Chicken Pie Jan 19 '11 at 6:43

Think about having dinner for breakfast, if you have the time. I got stuck on my 4hour body diet but once I stopped thinking I needed to eat breakfast food at breakfast it is going well. Cold chicken from the night before with some black beans can be pretty good.

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Is it absolutely no carbs, or can you have a minimal amount? I'm currently doing a restricted-carb thing too, and I found some light yogurt that has 4g net carbohydrates. There are also tortillas out there that are under 5g net carb that are good for breakfast burritos or quesadillas. I'd also suggest a vegetable frittata (with tons of vegetables, using the eggs essentially only as a binder since you don't like the taste), a serving of cottage cheese, or in desperate times there are low-carb protein shakes out there. These are usually my go-to things on busy mornings. Hope that helps, and good luck with your diet.

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right now trying to eat foods with max 7-8g of carbs per 100g, and maybe do some smaller treat portions of foods up to 20-25g carbs per 100g –  Chicken Pie Jan 19 '11 at 6:56

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