Simple keto breakfast with fried eggs

Simple keto breakfast with fried eggs

Fried eggs are keto simplicity at its best! It's a super quick and satisfying breakfast that will keep your hunger at bay for hours. You can also fry the spinach with the eggs, and add some extra veggies or bacon, for a more filling meal.

Simple keto breakfast with fried eggs

Fried eggs are keto simplicity at its best! It's a super quick and satisfying breakfast that will keep your hunger at bay for hours. You can also fry the spinach with the eggs, and add some extra veggies or bacon, for a more filling meal.
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1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 oz. (1 cup) 28 g (220 ml) baby spinach
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup 240 ml coffee or tea

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Crack your eggs straight into the pan. For eggs sunny side up – leave the eggs to fry on one side. For eggs cooked over easy – flip the eggs over after a few minutes and cook for another minute. For harder yolks, just leave cooking for a few more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve with baby spinach, a dollop of mayonnaise, and a cup of freshly brewed black coffee or a cup of tea.

Tips

An egg is a powerhouse of low-carb nutrition. Each large egg has about 7 grams of complete protein, having all nine essential amino acids. It is also a source of healthy fat and almost no carbs. Plus it has 14 different vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, D, B12, and E, as well as iron, selenium, magnesium, and choline, an essential nutrient for nerve development and maintenance. Eat up!

Feel free to swap kale or Swiss chard for the spinach.

Slice and fry green and red peppers to add flavor and visual appeal.

For a tasty topping, sprinkle the eggs with some grated parmesan or cheddar just before removing them from the pan.

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24 comments

  1. April
    Can olive oil or avocado be swapped in for the mayo for the healthy fat ? If so how much of either would be needed for the replacement?
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can olive oil or avocado be swapped in for the mayo for the healthy fat ? If so how much of either would be needed for the replacement?

    The mayo can be used as a dressing or dip for the spinach, so you can drizzle either oil over the spinach as a dressing if you prefer. Use enough to fill you up but you don't want to drown the greens.

  3. Saejong
    What butter should I use dor this recipe?
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What butter should I use dor this recipe?

    As long as it's actual butter, not margarine, you can use any brand of butter you choose.

  5. Donna
    I eat smaller meals then what it suggests here. Should I try to eat more then I normally do?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I eat smaller meals then what it suggests here. Should I try to eat more then I normally do?

    We recommend eating to hunger. If a smaller meals satisfies your hunger, then that's totally acceptable!

  7. Sally
    I REALLY don't like fried eggs! Can I swap them for poached/scrambled/boiled (ANYTHING but fried!:))?
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I REALLY don't like fried eggs! Can I swap them for poached/scrambled/boiled (ANYTHING but fried!:))?

    Yes, definitely! The method of cooking is not important when it comes to keto/low carb!

  9. qursal
    Is lurpak spreadable a butter or margarine? Their website states zero carbs...
    Reply: #10
  10. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Is lurpak spreadable a butter or margarine? Their website states zero carbs...

    It is not butter. Here is our guide to vegetable oils to help inform you on the topic https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/vegetable-oils

  11. Nadia Luqman
    Can we use half n half in coffee or tea? Black coffee with stevia tastes horrible...
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can we use half n half in coffee or tea? Black coffee with stevia tastes horrible...

    Heavy cream is a better option as it is lower carb and higher fat.

  13. alex_janiszewska
    Hello! I find 125 g of spinach for 1 person a bit too much to go through, can this be substituted for another protein or combined with other protein as I seriously can’t get through this mountain of spinach :(
    Thank you
    Reply: #14
  14. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Hello! I find 125 g of spinach for 1 person a bit too much to go through, can this be substituted for another protein or combined with other protein as I seriously can’t get through this mountain of spinach :(
    Thank you

    Oh dear, that is a good deal of spinach, isn't it? There is a glitch in our converter that translated the measurement to ml rather than grams. The correct conversion would be about 12-15 grams. Also, there is very little protein in spinach. The protein in this dish is coming from the eggs. I'll let our team know about this issue.

  15. Mary Lynn
    I really enjoy this breakfast! May I use 1 pack of stevia (inulin, organic stevia leaf extract, silica) in coffee? How much of the heavy whipping cream may I have. Will this cause me to go over the # of carbs allowed while on the 2 week Keto challenge? Thank you.
    Reply: #16
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I really enjoy this breakfast! May I use 1 pack of stevia (inulin, organic stevia leaf extract, silica) in coffee? How much of the heavy whipping cream may I have. Will this cause me to go over the # of carbs allowed while on the 2 week Keto challenge? Thank you.

    Stevia is fine to have in your coffee. Here's our sweetener guide that should be helpful! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/sweeteners
    It's also fine to add some heavy cream to your coffee. Most people stick with a tablespoon or two. Just keep in mind to add the carbs to your day, as each tablespoon is about half a carb.

  17. Suzhanna
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  18. Lindsay
    I don’t care for the raw spinach. Would I be able to add the spinach to the pan after the eggs are finished to sauté for a min to add more flavor?
    Reply: #19
  19. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I don’t care for the raw spinach. Would I be able to add the spinach to the pan after the eggs are finished to sauté for a min to add more flavor?

    Absolutely!

  20. Michelle
    I am getting ready to start the 2 week Challenge on Monday and I would like to replace some of the mayo with olives. Is this possible and what the substitution ratio be? Thank you.
  21. Michelle
    Or cheese? I just don't like mayonnaise that much. Thank you for your help.
    Reply: #22
  22. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Or cheese? I just don't like mayonnaise that much. Thank you for your help.

    Hi, Michelle! Yes, you could sub the mayo for any other fatty side you like. Olives or cheese would work or even avocado!
    Just keep in mind that substitutions will affect the carb count. Be sure to check serving sizes.

  23. Mahi
    Hello
    Can I use barley bread with the servings
    Reply: #24
  24. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hello
    Can I use barley bread with the servings

    We recommend avoiding all grains.
    Here's our Ingredients to Avoid list that should be helpful for you! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/ingredients-to-avoid

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