Since I gave up Dunkin’ Donuts better than a year-and-a-half ago, I had to find me another place to hang out for breakfast. I am a breakfast person and I love going out for breakfast. I tried Hardees, but for some strange reason, I’m just not crazy about their Low-Carb bowl. I think it’s the fake tasting bacon bits that I have an aversion for. And their coffee is, well, more accurately described as a ‘coffee-like-substance’. I do like my coffee in the mornings, but I can get coffee better than this at the gas station, and that ain’t sayin’ much.

Enter KRYSTAL! You know, the fast food joint with the little square burgers, little being the keyword. Little on the burger, big on the bread! One little Krystal burger has 17g of carbs! Wow! Well anyhow, I discovered their 4 Carb Scrambler in July 2007 and I’ve been going there at least 3 to 5 days a week ever since. And their coffee is pretty good as well, especially when it’s fresh. It has that unique ‘nutty’ little flavor to it while it’s hot and fresh.  Krystal is one of the best kept secrets for breakfast so far as I’m concerned, especially for low-carbers.

The 4 Carb Scrambler comes in a little bowl, with 2 scrambled eggs, a slice of cheese, then topped with either a couple of sausage patties or a nice little pile of bacon. The 4 Carb Scrambler with coffee is only $3.81 [tax included]. What a deal for a cheap breakfast on the go!

And just look at the nutrition breakdown. What a great way to start the day.

Bacon Scrambler [5.5 oz] — 370 calories, 29g fat, 4g carbs, 1g fiber and 24g protein.
Sausage Scrambler [7.5 oz] — 600 calories, 51g fat, 3g carbs, 2g fiber and 32g protein.

One of these things easily keeps me going strong until after noon. You may not have a Krystal in your area, but if you do, I highly recommend stopping by and giving their 4 Carb Scrambler a whirl. They’re one of the few fast food joints with a low-carb item on their menu.

And, if you don’t like the Scrambler, they’ll cook you a custom breakfast. They will fry or scramble you some eggs, with some bacon or sausage.  Just tell ’em to “Hold the toast!”

Uh, no I don’t work for Krystal, nor am I associated with them in any way, other than to be a fan of their low-carb breakfast scrambler. However, when I find something that helps me to stay on plan, I like to share it with all my low-carb friends.

P.S. — I almost forgot to tell you all how I eat my Scrambler.  I remove the two sausage patties, leaving the cheese covered eggs in the little bowl.  I then sprinkle some black pepper on the cheesy eggs, squirt a little single serving package of yellow mustard on that, then for the real flavor dowse it all with some Tabasco Habanero Sauce.  I then put one sausage patty back on the cheesy eggs and dig in.  When I finish with that I eat the other sausage patty by itself.  Then I normally drink two cups of Krystal coffee.  Breakfast over!!!

There Really is Life Without Donuts!

Ron, aka The Former Donut Junkie