A high protein breakfast is a great way to get your day off to a good start! With a combination of healthy fats, plus filling protein – this savory breakfast bowl will keep you energized all morning long.
Most breakfast bowl recipes come with an ample serving of carbs – which can lead to hunger soon after eating. This loaded bacon egg protein bowl is packed with protein, but ditches carb overload to help you keep your blood sugar stable. It’s the perfect way to eat a delicious breakfast and lose weight too!
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Loaded Bacon Egg Protein Bowl Breakfast Ingredients
While some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I say you can eat this healthy breakfast idea anytime hunger strikes. With a high protein content, plus all of the nutrients added to this great breakfast bowl, this power bowl is a great first meal of the day no matter the time of day you break your fast.
Breakfast Bowl Protein
The main ingredients that make up the protein portion for this breakfast bowl include 2 large eggs, 2 egg whites, and 2 slices of crispy bacon.
To make meal prep easy, I like to cook a large batch of bacon early in the week. I use a large knife to crumble the bacon, and store it in an airtight container to use in recipes like savory breakfast bowls with eggs throughout the week.
While I believe in using whole eggs to create a balanced meal, I like to add a little extra protein to my morning. That’s where a carton of organic egg whites come in handy. I add two servings of egg whites into most egg recipes I make. Having the egg whites already separated and ready to go make busy mornings a breeze.
Coconut Fried Cauliflower Rice
To add maximum nutrients to healthy breakfast bowls with eggs, I skip past the usual high carb additions of black beans, hash browns, and rice. I use nutrient dense cauliflower rice instead.
This addition creates a full meal that keeps morning blood sugar spikes low – which keeps you feeling full! You get extra dietary fiber in your meal, without adding a lot of excess carbs.
While you can use any cauliflower rice recipe you prefer, I love the sweet flavor of coconut fried cauliflower rice with this dish. If your mornings are busy, this is an easy low carb side dish you can meal prep ahead of time and quickly reheat throughout the week to add to your breakfast bowl ideas with eggs.
Even if you decide to make a fresh batch of coconut fried cauliflower rice while putting together your protein breakfast bowl, this easy recipe can fit right into your morning routine since it takes less than 15 minutes to cook. You can mix it up while you scramble the eggs.
To add less time to your breakfast routine in the future, cook up a double batch and store leftovers in an airtight container to use throughout the week.
Dairy – Or Not…
The final ingredients this recipe calls for, beyond the spices and green onions garnish, are sour cream and heavy cream. The heavy cream is used to fluff up the scrambled eggs, while the sour cream brings the recipe together.
If you’re sensitive to dairy, there are some good options you can use to make this low carb protein breakfast bowl dairy-free. Since I happen to be sensitive to dairy, I like to point out these low carb swaps.
The heavy cream is easy to replace with unsweetened coconut milk, or even a splash of unsweetened almond milk.
Up until recently, sour cream was a no-go on my low carb diet. After deciding I didn’t want to leave this delicious ingredient out of my meal plan any longer, I found a delicious replacement for sour cream from Forager. It’s made from cashews and tastes pretty close to the real thing.
I buy this sour cream replacement from Sprouts, but I’m sure they also sell this at Whole Foods or other natural grocers.
Regarding the butter used to grease the pan: while most dairy-sensitive people can get away with a little butter, if you can’t handle any dairy in your plan, then just use a coconut oil based cooking spray instead. Stay away from vegetable based cooking sprays since these lead to more inflammation … which kind of defeats the point of a healthy high protein bowl for breakfast.
(Except when it comes to inflammatory vegetable oils – then we do!)
How to Make A Bacon Egg Protein Bowl Breakfast
First thing, melt the butter in a skillet on the stove top over medium heat. While the butter melts, mix the eggs, egg whites, minced garlic and heavy cream in a small bowl. Once the butter melts, pour mixture into the skillet.
Scramble the eggs over medium heat with a wooden spatula. This should take less than 5 minutes to scramble the eggs. Once the eggs are fully cooked, season to taste with salt and pepper.
While the eggs cook, heat up the cauliflower rice in a separate skillet. If you didn’t already meal prep the cauliflower rice, follow this coconut fried cauliflower rice recipe. You’ll want to swap this as the first step since this will take a few minutes longer than the eggs to prepare.
If you love the health benefits that come with adding veggies into breakfast, feel free to cook up a double batch of cauliflower rice to reheat in your breakfast bowls throughout the week.
The same thing goes for the bacon. Meal prepping the bacon ahead of time makes this protein breakfast bowl a breeze. If you didn’t already pre-cook the bacon, fry two slices up in a small frying pan while you scramble the eggs.
Once all of the protein breakfast bowl ingredients are fully cooked or reheated, layer them into a bowl. Use the cauliflower rice as the base of your breakfast bowl.
Next, scoop in the scrambled eggs.
Then top the eggs with sour cream.
Finally, garnish with crumbled bacon and diced green onions.
The Loaded Bacon Egg Protein Bowl Wrap Up
Just like that, you have a healthy way to start your day off on the right foot. While healthy carbs can have a place even in a low carb diet, I prefer to save any carbs I eat for later in the day. This helps keep my metabolism running optimally, and keeps my hunger at bay for a long time.
If you prefer carbs for extra energy in the morning, pairing this protein bowl with fresh fruit is one option. Just keep it to a fruit that’s lower in carbs, like a handful of blueberries or a few strawberries.
If you prefer to add a fried egg or two instead of scrambled eggs, that’s another easy way to switch up this breakfast bowl. I bet the runny yolk makes a great replacement for the sour cream if you choose to leave that out of your new recipe.
If this bowl has too much protein for your meal plan, just leave out the egg whites completely. While I love adding extra protein to my morning, I realize we’re all different – which means we all have different protein needs.
Looking for even more easy egg breakfasts you can take on the go? Check out these bacon egg muffins. They’re a great meal to prep on a Sunday night and take to go all week long. Ham and egg cups are another great meal prep recipe.
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Loaded Bacon Egg Protein Bowl | Easy Protein Bowl Breakfast
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Loaded Bacon Egg Breakfast Bowl
A filling high protein breakfast bowl with scrambled eggs and bacon.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: Recipe serves 1 1x
- Category: Keto Breakfast Recipe
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: Keto / Low Carb
- Diet: Diabetic
- 2 large eggs
- 6 tbsp egg whites
- Splash of heavy cream or coconut milk
- 2 slices of bacon, crumbled
- 1 oz sour cream
- ⅓ serving coconut cauliflower fried rice
- Green onions for garnish
- Salt, pepper and dried minced garlic to taste
- Non-stick cooking spray or ½ tablespoon butter
- Meal prep coconut fried cauliflower rice according to the recipe
- Meal prep crispy bacon on a skillet
- Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Alternatively, spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Scramble the eggs, egg whites, minced garlic and heavy cream together in a small mixing bowl
- Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Use a spatula to scramble the eggs as they cook. This should take less than 5 minutes.
- Season the eggs to taste with salt and pepper.
- Heat up the cauliflower rice in a separate skillet. You can also choose to reheat the bacon crumbles, or leave them cold.
- Once the eggs are fully scrambled and the cauliflower rice is heated, layer the ingredients into a bowl.
- Layer the base of the bowl with cauliflower rice. Next, add the eggs, followed by the sour cream, and top with crumbled bacon and diced green onions.
Try fried eggs for a twist on this protein breakfast bowl.
- Serving Size: Recipe Serves 1
- Calories: 496.8
- Sugar: 5
- Sodium: 948.9
- Fat: 32.6
- Saturated Fat: 16.5
- Carbohydrates: 10.7
- Fiber: 2.5
- Protein: 33.6
- Cholesterol: 443.4
Keywords: Protein Bowl Breakfast, High Protein Breakfast Bowl, Low Carb Breakfast Bowl