Looking for healthy and delicious low-carb breakfast ideas? Want recipes that’ll keep you going until your next meal? Check out our low-carb breakfasts below (all less than 30g of carbohydrates per serving), then take a look at more of our easy breakfast recipes, low-carb snacks, healthy snack ideas, healthy sweet snacks and low-calorie snack options. We also have our easy juice recipes for you to try.


10 low-carb breakfasts to try now

1. Curried shakshuka

Take weekend brunch up a notch with this aromatic shakshuka. Serve with warm rotis to mop up the spiced sauce.

Shakshuka Recipe

2. Spring frittata with crispy chorizo

Make this colourful frittata packed with spring greens and crispy chorizo for an easy Spanish-style brunch.

Spring Frittata Recipe with Chorizo

3. Rhubarb breakfast pots

Check out these rhubarb pots for a healthy low-cal breakfast. These colourful creations are simple to make and are high in protein – perfect fuel to start your day.

Rhubarb breakfast pots with granola topping served on a tray

4. Cauliflower kedgeree

Try our low-calorie cauliflower kedgeree with smoked haddock. This wholesome weekend brunch is beautifully spiced with cumin, coriander and turmeric.

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Cauli kedgeree

5. Smoked haddock and spinach rye toasts

One for those early risers with a savoury tooth, this quick and easy breakfast idea is high in protein and full of flavour.

Smoked haddock and spinach rye toasts

6. Pumpkin seed butter on rye

Pumpkin seed butter makes the perfect vegan toast topper for breakfast. Serve with apple and chia seeds for an energy-boosting brekkie. Add date nectar for sweetness, or leave out for savoury toast toppings.

Pumpkin Seed on Rye Bread

7. Overnight plum and almond oats

Prep your oats the night before to make this quick and easy vegan breakfast for two. It may be low-calorie but it'll leave you feeling satisfied and full until lunchtime.

Healthy Overnight Oats Recipe with Plum and Almond Milk

8. Crab, chilli and herb omelette

This omelette is low-calorie, gluten-free, high-protein and ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for a filling breakfast.

Seafood Omelette Recipe with Chilli served in a silver pan with a side of chilli sauce

9. Apricot, blueberry and almond muffins

Make these fruity muffins for an energising breakfast. Banana and yogurt keep them moist, while the butter, ground almonds and oats make them filling. No added sugar means you’re getting the day off to a good start, too.

Apricot, blueberry and almond breakfast muffins

10. Breakfast smoothie bowl

Breakfast smoothie bowls are a big trend and it's all about how you arrange your toppings. Experiment with different fruits and veg, and any superfood toppings you can get your hands on.

Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe


Tracey Raye is the health editor for olive and BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and well-being – in a way that enhances, rather than limits our lives. She covers our nourishing recipes and collections, oversees our health strategy and stays adrift of the latest health and lifestyle trends in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you.


Tracey Raye - Health Editor & NutritionistHealth Editor & Nutritionist

Tracey Raye is the Health Editor for Olive and BBC Good Food. She oversees all health, nutrition and fitness related content across the brands, including the bi-annual Healthy Diet Plan, monthly Health Edit newsletter and health column in the magazine.

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