I know this doesn’t look like much, but man was it good!! Nothing starts the morning off right like a protein/fat-packed breakfast. It keeps you totally full (sometimes past lunch time!!) and lets you focus on work instead of a growling tummy.
It’s always been my experience that a breakfast heavy in both protein and fat is the best start to my day. I think better, I feel better, and I definitely keep hunger and cravings at bay.
But sausage isn’t something I buy a lot of. In fact, I don’t buy it very often at all. First of all, most sausages have horrible ingredients. Second, the ones that don’t are always terribly expensive. I’m all for paying for quality, but sometimes the budget just doesn’t allow for that.
My point being, purchase the best quality sausages you can afford because regular, mass-produced sausages are not the healthiest thing you could be eating, even on a low carb diet. In fact, I have found that especially with a low carb diet, quality is important simply because you eat so much meat!
The sausages I used here were Brat Hans Bratwurst. I was not paid to use them or mention them. They are just a sausage I love and enjoy on occasion. I get them at Whole Foods and they run around $6 a package.
DAIRY FREE VERSION
If, like me, you can’t have dairy with your eggs, trust me when I say this is just as good without it!
For a dairy free version, I simply omit the heavy cream and cheese. I mix the eggs and spices in a bowl and whip with a fork until smooth and well combined. I heat oil in my skillet, pour in the eggs (so it’s more like a pancake), and then either fill the omelet with sausage that I’ve pre-warmed, or I just toss the sausage slices right in with the eggs and flip it like a pancake to cook. When it’s done, I fold it in half and transfer to a plate.
Note that you can also fill the omelet with things like tomatoes, avocado, or even mushrooms just prior to removing the omelet from the skillet. Almost any low carb veggie would be good here!
- 1 medium sausage
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 3 large whole eggs
- 1 tbsp. heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme (optional)
- 1 standard slice Haravti cheese (or any cheese you prefer)
Slice up the sausage and saute it in the coconut oil.
While that cooks, whisk your eggs, cream and spices in a bowl to combine well, then pour into the pan and scramble.
When the eggs are nearly cooked, flatten the eggs into a flat layer and top with cheese of your choice.
Flip the omelet in half like a taco and serve.
Nutrition Data According To MyFitnessPal.com
(May not be totally accurate):