Vegetarians rarely have concerns about eating healthy. However, some may choose to keep their carbohydrate intake low anyway. What better way to pursue that low-carb lifestyle than beginning with the first and most important meal of the day – breakfast?
Preparing breakfast for the week? It takes half an hour with fruit salad. It sounds too simple to be tasty, but fruit salad is a classic, nutritious boost that can help “carb-counters” power through rough mornings. To begin, obtain a large mixing bowl. Add cranberries, blueberries, cantaloupe slices, and pieces of honeydew to the bowl and mix them. (It is preferable to use clean hands for mixing, as a spoon can crush delicate fruit pieces.)
When finished, place the bowl in a refrigerator. This can provide an accessible breakfast for up to a week, depending on how much fruit salad has been prepared. Try switching up the ratios for a change in flavor. Cranberries offer a tangy sharpness that is balanced out by more mild-tasting blueberries.
Try the quick and classic omlette. A classic protein powerhouse, omlettes can take as little as ten minutes to prepare. Cheeses, mushrooms, and even pineapples have been incorporated into variants of this breakfast food. Only two true ingredients are required: eggs and imagination. However, when buying eggs, make sure to scout out companies that are certified organic and cage-free. This ensures higher quality food and elevated standards of animal welfare. For a “fluffier” omlette texture, try adding water to the frying pan while it’s hot, and using a pot lid to trap steam inside for thirty seconds.
Go back to your childhood with “ants on a log”. “Ants on a log” is a recipe you might remember from your elementary school days, but time hasn’t taken away its flavor. This long-standing breakfast – which, fortunately for vegetarians, is not made with real ants – proves that celery doesn’t have to be crunchy rabbit food. To prepare it, cut up several celery sticks into shorter segments. Using a butter knife, spread peanut butter on the segments. Dieters should use a modest amount of peanut butter, however, as it is high in fat and cholesterol. Finally, sprinkle raisins on top. Now you have a delectable, low-carb breakfast that proves you did learn something in the God-awful third grade.
On-the-go? Try tofu scramblers by Amy’s Kitchen. Frozen meals are expensive, but ideal for busy lifestyles. Hearty tofu scramblers by Amy’s kitchen are loaded with 11 grams of protein, 20% vitamin C, and are made of 99% organic ingredients. That’s a lot of nutrition at a low expense for the carb-counter – only 8% of your daily carbohydrates are in a single pocket. These microwavable meals are available at any food store that carries Amy’s Kitchen foods, such as Trader Joe’s and Wegmans.
A low-carb, vegetarian lifestyle doesn’t require expensive diet cookbooks or mounds of PETA literature. Instead, it can be achieved through effort, intelligent Google searches, and a bit of creative thinking.