- 2 oz. (1¼ cups) 55 g (280 ml) Romaine lettuce or baby gem lettuce
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 oz. (4 tbsp) 28 g (60 ml) edam cheese or other cheese of your liking
- ½ (3½ oz.) ½ (100 g) avocado, slicedavocados, sliced
- 4 (2½ oz.) 4 (70 g) cherry tomatoes, sliced
- Rinse the lettuce thoroughly and use it as a base for the toppings.
- Spread butter or mayonnaise on the lettuce leaves, and layer the cheese, avocado, and tomato on top. Enjoy!
Some other yummy toppings to try are tuna salad and egg salad. Try these out on your kids - they will love selecting their own toppings and putting them together.
About the recipe
Here's a breakfast idea from Fanny Lindkvist, who runs a popular Swedish blog and the Instagram account LessCarbs (now at 12k followers and growing quickly). Her recipes are deliciously simple and this is a good example.
I have a "repertoire" of breakfasts so I can choose each morning depending on mood or hunger level:
Eggs in many different ways ( veggie omelet, scrambled, soft boiled, over easy are my favorite). I also like them with blueberries and chopped nuts sprinkled on right at the end of cooking (my answer to the blueberry pancake).
I make homemade coconut milk yogurt (unsweetened) and like that with berries and nuts.
Egg drop soup using homemade chicken bone broth.
Puree pumpkin with nuts and coconut--warmed slightly and with a big pat of butter.
Hot "cereal" made of a mixture of chia, flax, coconut flakes, nuts and seeds.
A smoothie with a coconut milk base, ripe avocado for thickening, and berries to flavor it.
Never be afraid to explore the great tasting LCHF foods available - and never be without eggs in your larder (unless of course you may have an allergy to eggs!)
You can swap so many higher carb foods for an alternative lower carb one.
All the best Jan
My standard breakfast is low carb porridge i.e. 50% flax seed, 25% coconut flakes, 25% ground almonds, soaked overnight in light soya milk (0.1 carb), with a sprinkling of blueberries and almonds and double cream. I calculate about 10g carb per serving, probably my highest carb meal of the day, but manageable when aiming for 20 to 30g per day, and really tasty. But I'd be interested in other suggestions, still miss the creaminess of high carb porridge just a little (one of very few things I do miss on LCHF, actually).
After 4 years of eating LCHF, and dropping 126 pounds and my diabetes medication; I can tell you from my experience you don't need that much sugar. I couldn't have lost the weight with that number of carbs per day.....
Double cream with blueberries, such a nice treat once in a while.
A favourite from Caribbean, soft boiled eggs, ham, cheese and some spicy Carribean sauce, great combination, and yes, it wakes you up!
Good luck people with your future way of living with food, as I find it quite easy, always fill full and have lost weight.
Rinse the remaining intact head and shake dry. Fill the inside with sandwich filling of choice. Chicken, mayo, bacon etc. Scrunch the leaves back together and eat it! NO fuss, no mess!