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Delicious low carb, high protein breakfast ideas you can enjoy and still keep those glucose levels in check! From egg cups to sausage stuffed peppers- we have the tastiest diabetes friendly recipes and tips to make the morning meal the easiest.
What can a person with type 2 diabetes eat for breakfast?
Tips for choosing a diabetes friendly breakfast
- Studies show higher protein, lower carb choices are beneficial for type 2 diabetes. In general, these type foods will minimize glucose excursions. Think eggs, Greek yogurt, lowfat cottage cheese, lean meat, etc.
- Higher carb foods that contain extra fiber and/or whole grains can also be a good choice in moderation. These foods usually contain more fiber which has been shown to moderate glucose levels. Think oats, berries, whole grain hot cereals, etc.
- Avoid added sugars, sources include processed breakfast cereals, breakfast pastries, juice beverages and jellies.
- Make breakfast ahead of time to avoid having to use restaurant drive through options which can be very high in carbs. Try making lower carb breakfast muffins to reheat, boiled eggs, or keep lower carb Greek yogurt on hand for a grab and go option.
Diabetes friendly breakfast recipes
- Avocados can help reduce hunger and therefore overall intake. The avocado combined with tomato will really help boost the fiber content in your meal.
- Use your favorite high fiber bread for even more glucose-stabilizing fiber.
- This recipe contains approx 16gm carb, 7gm fiber and 9gm protein.
- If desired, try using lower sodium ham in this sweet potato tot breakfast casserole.
- This recipe contains approx 21gm carb, 2gm fiber and 18gm pro.
- Makes portion control so easy!
- Add in your favorite veggies for a boost of fiber.
- Approx 9gm carb and 5 gm protein per muffin
- Try using cauli-rice in this recipe for an even quicker option.
- Approx 5gm carb, 9gm protein, 1gm fiber
- Breakfast in a pepper bowl!
- Use turkey or chicken sausage and low fat cheese to reduce fat/calories.
- 1gm carb, 19gm protein
- Make these muffins the night before and grab and go!
- Great source of Vitamin A and potassium.
- 10gm carb, 4gm protein,2gm fiber
- Craving potatoes? Here’s a way you can portion control!
- Ready in 30 minutes
- 13gm carb, 5 gm protein, 1gm fiber
- The sky’s the limit on add ins for these muffins! Bacon bits, rotel, veggies.etc.
- Use a measuring cup for the eggs for easy pouring.
- Store in the refrigerator then heat them for your grab and go!
- 1gm carb,14gm protein
- Cook up a batch of barley then store in the refrigerator. Use it in salads, soups, etc to increase fiber and nutrients in your meal.
- Barley makes a delicious cooked cereal perfect for anytime.
- Be sure to use a foil liner for easy clean-up!
- 8gm carb, 7gm protein, 1gm fiber
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