This easy keto breakfast base is perfect for an omelet, a scramble, as is, or to add to. It is a staple in my keto life.
Keto Breakfast Base
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tbs Olive Oil
- 1 oz Cheese
Spread the olive oil around on your pan (it is way more than is needed for a regular coating, but it helps get your fat count up.) Add the eggs and cheese in the form that you prefer, omelet, scramble, sunnyside up with cheese on the side. It is totally up to you.
This keto breakfast base is amazing because it starts your day out right on the Keto diet, giving you very few carbs, a ton of fat, and a reasonable amount of protein and calories. (I know, most people don’t have to count their calories on this diet. I will admit that it is easier on this diet to hit my calorie goals than on my previous macros plan, but I never get hungry on this diet and there were several days in the first week where I ended up having to stuff myself with 1,000 calories from dinner until bed. That sucks so much!)
My favorite is to put down the olive oil, break up one of my Kirkland sausages, add 1/4 cup of Diced Haas Avocados (frozen) the eggs, cheese, and a dash of pepper. So good. It is totally worth the 6 carbs, 59 grams of fat, 32 grams of protein, and 678 calories.
James uses this base for his omelets. You can add a sprinkle of black olives (high in carbs, but a sprinkle is harmless. We cut up 1 serving, 5 olives, and divide between two of us) tomato (same, but 2 grams is more than enough for this omelet.) 1 oz parmasian, and a quarter cup ground sausage. Only 3 carbs, 64 grams of fat, 42 grams of protein, and 761 calories.
Just ignore those cinnamon buns. They are definitely not keto-friendly. They are not any diet-friendly. Well, maybe the see-food diet!
There is so much versatility here.
So while you are eating the same base day after day, for those who crave diversity in their food. (I’m looking at Foodie James) you can still have that too.
For the Non-Keto Crew
In the Angell house, Little man is on a completely different diet than Heidi, and James hasn’t really committed to a diet. That is ok because this works for everyone.
Little Man needs a lot of protein to build muscles for sports, and a ton of carbs (especially during two-sport season.) This along with a serving of fruit and a bowl of oatmeal are a great pre-practice breakfast.
James will add hashbrowns, or as you saw in the pic, whip up some cinnamon rolls to go with it sometimes. While those are heavy for pre-practice days, they are perfect for lazy brunch days.
Have someone in the house who is focusing on low calories? You can do egg white only, a low-fat cheese, and use way less olive oil.
Add more veg and use low-fat meat to make it more filling without killing their calorie count.
What would you add to this base? Share in the comments below and let’s help one another on this keto journey!
Until next time,