I recently read a very interesting article about breakfast in America. It was a quick and eye-opening read, and I highly suggest checking it out. However, if you don’t have time, here’s the important takeaway: most American breakfast has as much sugar as dessert, sometimes even more. This is a pretty big deal, not only because sugar is addictive and inflammatory for the body, but because those people who try to keep their sugar intake low may not even have breakfast on their radar.

The good news is that nourishing breakfasts that are low in sugar are really easy to come by, and can be made ahead for busy mornings or prepped on the spot. Here’s a list of my favorite low-sugar breakfasts using my Brookford ingredients:


Sliced hard-boiled eggs topped with fermented vegetables

A great source of choline and probiotics for a healthy gut! Easy to make in advance!


Eggs fried in cultured butter, topped with sauteed greens

Healthy fats, antioxidants, and iron!


Plain, whole fat yogurt with dried or fresh fruit stirred in

Fast, probiotic, filling, and a boost of calcium and healthy fat!


Soup of all varieties

Hearty, warming, and easy for a morning on the run...just warm it and transfer it to a travel mug!


Cold beets drizzled with olive oil and vinegar and sprinkled with feta and sunflower seeds

Nutrient packed, satisfying, zesty, and easy to grab and go if you prep in advance!


Toast slathered in cultured butter, topped with a fried egg, cheese, and fermented vegetables

There are hundreds of variations for this awesome open faced breakfast sandwich!


Egg muffins

Easy to make in advance to grab and go - full of protein and endless possibilities!


Kefir smoothies - my favorite is 1 cup kefir, 1 banana, 3 T peanut butter, 1 tsp vanilla, a handful of greens, and 3 medjool dates

Nutrient and probiotic packed, not to mention filling!


Bone broth with fermented veggies, egg, and sour cream

Try cracking an egg into very hot broth and stirring briskly. Once the broth has cooled a bit, stir in some fermented veggies and a dollop of sour cream


Bacon and eggs

Of course!


What’s your favorite Brookford breakfast?