Breakfast and Brunches, Recipes, The Slow Carb Diet
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The Slow Carb Diet Breakfast

Since adopting the slow carb diet I’ve been eating much bigger breakfasts than I usually would, this sounds great in theory but in practise it’s taken a lot of getting used to. My go-to breakfast up until very recently has been something healthy and simple like avocado on toast, which takes all of two minutes to prepare and keeps me going until lunch time. Despite being a solid breakfast choice (in my opinion), it breaks two slow carb rules (no bread, eat at least 30g of protein within 30 minutes of waking up) so for now it’s out the window.

It’s now been replaced with the protein-packed slow carb diet friendly breakfast recipe below. I’ve had to change up my routine (by which I mean stop pressing ‘snooze’ and get out of bed in time to cook) and my appetite is still adjusting to eating this much so soon after waking up, but it keeps me more than satisfied until the clock strikes lunch and it’s contributing to the weight loss that comes with this diet. So I mustn’t grumble.

1 handful tomatoes, chopped roughly (whichever kind you have in)
1 handful chestnut mushrooms, chopped roughly
100g beluga lentils
1 garlic clove, chopped finely
1 tbsp olive oil

small knob of butter
2 eggs, beaten
25-50g smoked salmon

1/2 an avocado, chopped

  1. Get two frying pans on the top of your cooker, heat the olive oil and garlic in one of them.
  2. Fry the mushrooms in the garlic and oil for 4-5 minutes until they begin to colour, then add the tomatoes and lentils.
  3. Heat the butter in the other frying pan and throw the smoked salmon in there, cook until it changes colour slightly then add the eggs.
  4. Keep the eggs moving (you’re scrambling them) whilst also keeping an eye on the other pan to make sure the lentils aren’t catching.
  5. Serve everything up on a plate with the avocado.

There we go, I’m not gonna tell you this is a “super quick and easy ready in five milliseconds” recipe, but if you’re slow-carbing and scratching your head for ideas on breakfasting then give it a whirl. Your track recommendation is one of my favourite wake-up songs. We’ve probably had it before but listen to it again, this is impossible to overplay (within reason).

Thanks for reading x


  1. Looks delicious. Breakfast is my favourite meal. I maintain a cooked breakfast is still a fairly healthy meal, which is as good a lunchtime. Not sure about the lentils. What about swapping them for some popped quinoa? Wonder if adding some crunch to the scrambled eggs would be nice or nasty!

      • Oh lordy, that’s carb facism. Which grains/pulses are you allowed? Yeah, I can imagine they’re OK – I reckon you could so a faux kedgeree, currying the lentils with a nice bit of smoked haddock. Would that fit the criteria?

      • Yes indeedy it would, fish is fine and all seasonings and stuff. But literally just beans and lentils is all I’m allowed, not even those healthy wholegrains 😦 apart from Saturdays of course!

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