3 net carbs

Egg, Bacon, and Pepper Scramble

Try this easy and delicious egg, bacon, and pepper scramble for a hearty and flavorful breakfast that will leave you satisfied and energized for the day ahead.

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Egg, Bacon, and Pepper Scramble

Low-carb egg, bacon, and pepper scramble on a white dish, ready to eat.

Low-Carb Egg, Bacon & Pepper Scramble [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
This egg, bacon, and pepper scramble is a delicious and hearty breakfast that's also easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a meal that's sure to impress. The combination of fluffy eggs, crispy bacon, and sweet peppers creates a harmonious flavor profile that will leave you satisfied and energized for the day ahead. So if you're looking for a filling and flavorful breakfast, give this egg, bacon, and pepper scramble a try and start your day off right.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Net Carbs 3 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

  • 8 pieces bacon, chopped
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 cup bell peppers, diced
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • salt & black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from the skillet onto a paper towel. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of grease.
    Top view of chopped bacon cooking in a skillet.
  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl until scrambled. Set aside.
    Top view of whisking eggs to make egg, bacon, and pepper scramble.
  • Add the diced peppers and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the onion and cook for another 2 minutes. Return the bacon to the skillet.
    Top view of bell peppers and onions cooking in a skillet.
  • Add the eggs to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until the eggs are fully cooked. Season with salt and pepper to taste (optional). Enjoy!
    Top view of egg, bacon, and pepper scramble in a skillet, cooked and ready to eat.

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Notes

This recipe, like most egg scramble recipes, is super flexible! You can substitute a different meat for the bacon, and substitute the peppers for other veggies (or add additional veggies). Changing the protein and vegetables is a great way to add variety to an easy and quick breakfast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb egg, bacon, and pepper scramble recipe Keto?

Yes! With only 3 net carbs per serving, this egg, bacon, and pepper scramble is a Keto friendly recipe packed with nutrients.

Is this low-carb egg, bacon, and pepper scramble recipe gluten-free?

Yes! This recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: This recipe is a great option to make ahead of time and reheat for a quick breakfast in the morning. Once the scramble has completely cooled, store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
  • Storing leftovers: Store leftover egg, bacon, and pepper scramble in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • Freezing instructions: We recommend freezing this recipe portioned into individual servings. Store each serving in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • To reheat: Reheat egg, bacon, and pepper scramble in a skillet on the stovetop over low heat or in the microwave on low heat. If heating on the stovetop, we recommend adding olive oil or butter to your skillet before cooking to ensure the eggs don’t become dried out.

Additional Details

Indulging in a delicious and nutritious breakfast can set the tone for a productive day. For those following a low-carb lifestyle due to diabetes, finding satisfying recipes can be a challenge. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with an irresistible dish that fits the bill perfectly: the egg, bacon, and pepper scramble. Packed with protein, healthy fats, and vibrant flavors, this recipe is sure to become a breakfast staple.

The Benefits for People with Diabetes

Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is a key priority for individuals with diabetes. The egg, bacon, and pepper scramble recipe is an ideal choice as it is low in carbohydrates and high in protein. By incorporating protein-rich eggs and bacon, this dish provides satiety and helps prevent blood sugar spikes. The peppers add a dose of essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber while keeping the carb content in check. Including this recipe in your low-carb repertoire can contribute to better blood sugar management and overall well-being.

Ingredients Spotlight

  • Eggs: Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse, rich in high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. They provide essential amino acids for cell repair and support healthy muscle function.
  • Bacon: Opt for high-quality, uncured bacon to avoid added sugars and unhealthy preservatives. Bacon adds a smoky and savory element to the dish, enhancing its overall flavor.
  • Bell Peppers: Vibrant bell peppers are low in carbs and high in fiber, making them an excellent choice for people with diabetes. They are also loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports a healthy immune system.
  • Onion: Adding onion to the scramble brings a touch of sweetness and depth of flavor. Onions also contain antioxidants and have been associated with potential anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Fresh Herbs: Incorporating herbs like parsley or chives adds a burst of freshness and elevates the taste profile. These herbs are low in carbs and can contribute additional antioxidants to the dish.

Tips for Cooking Egg, Bacon, and Pepper Scramble

  • Ensure all ingredients are prepped and ready before starting, as the scramble comes together quickly.
  • Whisk the eggs until light and frothy for a fluffier texture.
  • Cook the bacon until crispy, then remove excess grease by placing the cooked bacon on paper towels before dicing.
  • Sauté the peppers and onions until they are slightly softened, retaining a crisp texture and bringing out their natural sweetness.

Cooking Instructions

  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl until well beaten and frothy.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, let cool, then dice into small pieces.
  • In the same skillet, sauté the peppers and onions until they begin to soften, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and pour the whisked eggs into the skillet. Gently stir the mixture until the eggs are cooked to your desired consistency.
  • Add the diced bacon to the skillet and stir to combine.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and any desired herbs or spices.
  • Transfer the scramble to a plate and serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

  • For added creaminess, top the scramble with a dollop of Greek yogurt or a sprinkle of grated cheese.
  • Serve the scramble wrapped in a low-carb tortilla for a satisfying breakfast burrito.
  • Pair it with a side of fresh avocado slices or a refreshing tomato salad for a balanced meal.
  • Add a kick of heat by incorporating a dash of hot sauce or red pepper flakes.
  • Experiment with different vegetable combinations, such as zucchini, mushrooms, or spinach, to customize the scramble to your taste.

Storage and Reheating

The egg, bacon, and pepper scramble is best enjoyed immediately for optimal taste and texture. However, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, gently warm the scramble in a skillet over low heat, stirring occasionally until heated through. Avoid overcooking to maintain the desired fluffy texture.

The egg, bacon, and pepper scramble is a delightful low-carb breakfast option that caters to the needs of individuals with diabetes. Packed with protein, healthy fats, and essential nutrients, this recipe not only satisfies your taste buds but also supports stable blood sugar levels. With its versatility and flavorful profile, this scramble is a fantastic addition to your low-carb repertoire. So, rise and shine with this delicious and nourishing breakfast that will energize you for the day ahead.

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