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7 perfect low carb hangover breakfasts

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butternut-squash-main Source: paleoleap.com

WHEN YOU’VE HAD a heavy night on the sauce, waking up with the thirst of a thousands suns and the hunger of a million moons can have you craving the beige.

We’re talking bread, pizza, crisps, croissants.

All of those hangover favourites.

Here’s a handy list if low-carb options (and the essential ingredients you need to stock up on) if you’re trying to stay on track.

Low Carb Huevos Rancheros

rancher Source: JamieOliver.com

You will need:

  • Eggs
  • Grated cheese
  • Tinned tomatoes

Traditionally huevos rancheros is served with tortillas, but you can leave those out and still enjoy what Jamie Oliver calls the ‘ultimate hangover cure’.

Recipe here.

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Coconut Flour Pancakes 2 Source: AllDayIDreamAboutFood

You will need:

  •  Coconut flour (Holland and Barrett usually stock it, or you can buy online or in some Asian markets)
  • Almond milk
  • Eggs

Coconut flour can be tricky to work with but blogger All Day I Dream About Food swears by this low carb, gluten free recipe.

Or: Almond Flour Pancakes

almond Source: FitLivingFoodies.com

You will need:

  • Ground almonds/almond flour 
  • Sparkling water
  • Eggs

Sparkling water make these pancakes really fluffy. Delicious.

Recipe here.

Butternut Squash Chips

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You will need:

  • Butternut squash (duh) 
  • Coconut Oil (get it in Tesco)

Ok, so these aren’t regular potato chips, they’re not even sweet potato chips, but they are delicious and should satisfy your craving for the beige. Might be worth chopping up the butternut squash the evening before. Nobody needs to deal with that with a hangover.

Recipe here.

Eggs in Clouds

rache Source: RachelRayMag.com

You will need:

  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Pecorino/Parmesan

What better way to soothe your aching head and rumbling belly than with little fluffy clouds, with bonus bacon and cheese?

Recipe here.

Sausage and Egg ‘McMuffin’

eggg Source: nomnompaleo.com

You will need: 

  • Sausage meat 
  • Eggs
  • Ghee (snigger)
  • Guacamole

Replacing the actual muffin with a ‘muffin’ made of eggs gives this a delicious breakfast burger feel. Worth the effort.

This can also be made with bacon:

Happy Pop's Day! The boys and I made this #paleo sammie for @fitbomb. Source: nomnompaleo

Mc Donald’s Double Cheeseburger

mcdonalds-Double-Cheeseburger

You will need:

  • Access to McDonalds
  • Willpower

If you simply have to visit the Golden Arches, you could remove the bun, avoid the ketchup and chow down. Or just have the whole thing. It’s not the end of the world.

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