No Sugar and Low Sugar Breakfast options? yes Please!
Did you commit to the Whole30? Trying out the Paleo diet? Or maybe you’re just trying to kick the sugar habit. It seems that many of us are realizing our natural affinity for sugar and are trying to shun the white stuff. And its not just the white stuff—honey, maple syrup, and brown sugar are all part of the problem.
If this is you, make sure you start your day with something that doesn’t feed your sweet tooth. We’ve scoured through our favorite food bloggers to come up with the best low sugar breakfast options with a few that are no sugar for the most important meal of the day.
This gluten-free, sugar-free recipe comes from the author of I Quit Sugar and is a perfect gluten-, dairy-, and sugar-free pancake mix. We love that you can easily customize it with bananas and cinnamon, or add some hemp hearts and blueberries. Yum!
A New Take on Shakshuka
If you like to serve your tomato sauce with a little pasta, shaksuka is the recipe for you. This dish, also known as “eggs in purgatory” is essentially cooked eggs in tomato sauce. We love the Smitten Kitchen, and this recipe has no-sugar and is boosting with antioxidants and protein. She has a more traditional Shakshuka on the site, too, but this one is a bit more Mediterranean.
Chia seeds make a naturally delicious pudding. This recipe itself contains no sugar, although topping it with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup if you’re going “low-sugar” is certainly allowed. From Cookie & Kate, this breakfast rendition is tropical and something to look forward to in the mornings!
Make Ahead Eggs
Part of the problem with eggs can be the time it takes up in the morning. Try a batch of these Egg Muffins and you’ll start each day with a pre-made protein and veggie-rich option. I love how you can make any combo you’d like, including arugula, tomato and goat cheese, or kale, mushrooms and onions! Delish.
Lower Sugar Muffins
So this isn’t exactly a no-sugar option, but if you’re wanting a baked and warm breakfast, this can be a good choice. From cookbook author and vegan food blogger, Angela Liddon, this recipe is vegan and refined sugar-free and loaded with healthy goodness including blueberries, bananas, and spelt.
Banana-Less Smoothie Bowl
Some diets eschew bananas. If you’re trying to keep out bananas, smoothie bowls can seem difficult. Turn to Lee from America’s Banana-Less Smoothie Bowl made with frozen zucchini, avocado and lots of fresh fruit. She suggests topping it with pumpkin seeds, peanut butter, hemp and chia seeds and even cacao nibs. This low sugar breakfast is even more palate-pleasing than it is gorgeous.
This vegan and gluten-free recipe from the Minimalist Baker is loaded with the good stuff, including potatoes, tofu, nutritional yeast, and even hummus. Topped with leeks, garlic, cherry tomatoes and broccoli, its savory and oh-so-filling. Not to mention its extremely customizable based on the veggies you have on hand.
With her love of health and writing, Melissa has written for such publications as Shape, Natural Solutions, Yoga Journal, Self and Pilates Style, and has created recipes and food-oriented stories for such publications as Delicious Living and Cooking Light.