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Best Diabetic Breakfast Recipes

20 Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

20 Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

If you thought your days of sitting down to a hearty fulfilling breakfast were over, think again. This collection of breakfast recipes for diabetics has some low-carb alternatives for your hearty breakfast favorites. Download the full 20 above. Continue reading >>

Breakfast Blt Sandwich

Breakfast Blt Sandwich

Wow, a BLT for breakfast! This filling and satisfying egg sandwich is so good you will never believe you are eating something better for you than a sausage and egg biscuit. But with 1/2 the calories, carbs, and sodium, only 1/3 the fat, and a load more fiber than a sausage and egg biscuit, you definitely are. Short on time? Wrap it up to go and avoid the line at the local fast-food drive-through. Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1 light Multigrain Thomas’ English muffin (or 2 slices light wheat bread) 2 slices center cut bacon 1 large egg, beaten (or substitute 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute) 2 mounded teaspoons light mayonnaise 2 leaves of lettuce 2 thin slices tomato Instructions 1.Spray a small skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat. 2.Place bacon on a paper towel and microwave according to instructions on the package (usually about 2 minutes), or until desired crispiness. 3.While bacon is cooking, place English muffin halves in toaster. Pour the beaten egg into the preheated skillet and use a spatula to push the cooked portion to the center and allow uncooked egg to flow to the edges. As egg continues to cook, move to the center of the pan and shape to fit the size of the bread. When the just firm enough, flip and briefly cook second side. Remove from heat. 4.Spread mayonnaise evenly over each half of toasted muffin. Place a lettuce leaf on one muffin half. Add one slice tomato, then egg, bacon slices, then remaining tomato and lettuce. Top with second muffin half. Perfect Pairing……………………………………………………………………………. Pair your BLT with an 8-ounce glass of fortified light orange juice and this tasty meal will give you over 100% of the daily value of vitamin C and 70 % of the calcium along with a w Continue reading >>

3 Awesome Anti-inflammatory Breakfast Recipes

3 Awesome Anti-inflammatory Breakfast Recipes

Inflammation is more than just a buzzword. It’s a chronic problem when it comes to health and many people suffer from inflammation in the body on a day-to-day basis. Everything from joint paint and ongoing headaches, to more pronounced conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disorders and more can be signs of inflammation in the body. Breakfast is a key element to immune system support, blood sugar stabilization and fueling up your body for the day. Processed sugars trigger the release of inflammatory messengers called cytokines, and foods high in sugar and saturated fat can spur inflammation. A cup of coffee and a bagel or skipping breakfast isn’t going to energize, empower or heal the inflammation that you may be dealing with (or that you may not yet see!), or help strengthen your immune system. Skipping breakfast or poor eating habits deprive your body of the fuel it needs to function properly. When we don’t fill our stomach with foods that contain protein, good fats, vitamin and minerals that support health, our body has nothing to run on and that can lead to trouble. We typically wake up with low blood sugar. If we don’t choose foods that raise it gently (protein, fat, fibre) and instead select foods that spike it (bagel, sugary cereal, muffins), it will lead to increased stress and inflammation due to cortisol spikes, greater hunger and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Reducing inflammation in the body starts with a nourishing breakfast. Here are three delicious anti-inflammatory breakfast recipes to start your day. 1.Energizing Pineapple Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Image: iStock/boyarkinamarina Why it’s good for inflammation: Pineapple contains bromelain, a type of proteolytic enzyme which helps the body Continue reading >>

15 Breakfast Recipes For Type 2 Diabetes

15 Breakfast Recipes For Type 2 Diabetes

Drop Scones Drop scones, also called Scotch pancakes, are easy to make and perfect for a healthy breakfast on the weekend, or even as a simple dessert. Served with creamy low-fat vanilla yogurt and sweet, succulent berries, they are quite irresistible. Blueberry Popovers Similar to Yorkshire puddings, popovers are a much-loved treat, and the sweet version here is perfect for breakfast or brunch. The batter is baked, and the blueberry popovers are served with sweet, fresh berries to add extra vitamin C. Apple and Hazelnut Drop Scones Drop scones are an almost instant snack or breakfast treat. The thick batter is made by simply stirring together a few basic pantry ingredients, and the scones cook in minutes. Here they are flavoured with diced apple and toasted hazelnuts. Top with a little light maple syrup and enjoy warm from the pan. Breakfast Muffins Muffins are perfect for breakfast, providing the energy boost the body needs to start the day. This particular breakfast muffin recipe is packed full of good ingredients that add fibre, vitamins and minerals, too. Summer Berry Muffins Fresh summer berries add delicious flavour, colour and nutrition to these tempting berry muffins. They are best fresh from the oven, but are also good once cooled-an ideal addition to a lunchbox, or for breakfast on the go. Apricot-Pecan Muffins Packed with fresh fruit and nuts, and delicately spiced with cinnamon, these homemade apricot and pecan muffins are lower in fat and sugar than store-bought muffins, and contain no trans fats or preservatives. Cinnamon-Raisin Bread This whole-wheat bread loaf studded with raisins tastes good plain or with a little light butter or margarine spread on it. It’s also wonderful toasted for breakfast, when the gentle aroma of warm cinnamon makes a soothing Continue reading >>

Diabetic Cream Cheese Pancakes

Diabetic Cream Cheese Pancakes

**Note: I found this recipe originally at bestrecipesmagazine.com This is a simple breakfast recipe that I enjoy preparing in various ways. My favorite is using a 6" skillet, and making them as you would a typical crepe. Spoon a little light yogurt of your choice down the center, add some fresh chopped fruit, and roll up like an omelet bar. Lightly drizzle with honey or sugar free syrup. Ingredients Continue reading >>

Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Burrito

Ingredients Directions Lightly coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Cook the onion and chiles in the skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. In a small bowl, whisk together egg substitute, cheese, pepper, and Tabasco (if using). Pour into skillet and scramble for 3 to 4 minutes, until the eggs are done to taste, but not dry. Place the egg mixture along one-third of the tortilla, about 2 inches away from the bottom. Fold up the lower edge, then roll from the side to form a burrito. Nutrition Information Per serving: 150 calories (3% calories from fat), 1 g total fat (trace saturated fat), 16 g protein, 22 g carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber, 1 mg cholesterol, 262 mg sodium Diabetic exchanges: 2 very low fat protein, 1 carbohydrate (bread/starch), 1 vegetable Welcome to the Type 2 Diabetes Center! This is your launching pad for living better with type 2 diabetes. We’ve gathered all the latest type 2 diabetes information, research updates, and advances in devices and medications. And because diabetes impacts every facet of your life, you’ll also find practical advice from leading experts and other people living with type 2 diabetes featured here. That includes mouth-watering, healthy recipes; money-saving tips; advice to help navigate social, professional, and relationship issues; and inspiring personal stories from people just like you. Explore the resources here and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted to new additions. Continue reading >>

3 Diabetes-friendly Breakfasts Anyone Can Enjoy

3 Diabetes-friendly Breakfasts Anyone Can Enjoy

Contrary to popular belief, people with diabetes aren’t restricted to special diabetic foods, and they don’t have to follow any specific meal plan. Just like anyone else, those living with diabetes should consume meals that include lean protein, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and fruit, and should maintain diets low in saturated and trans fat, and moderate in salt and sugar. But there are some additional things to consider at meal-time. For instance, according to a study published in 2015 in The Journal of Nutrition, for people with diabetes, eating more protein at breakfast can help stabilize blood glucose levels after both breakfast and lunch. Check out these three protein-powered breakfasts that are a tasty and nutritious way to pump up your morning protein intake. Healthy hint: If you’re on Nutrisystem, count these morning must-haves as one breakfast or, if you’d rather enjoy them as snacks, one PowerFuel and one SmartCarb each ( as pretty much the perfect flex meals). Vegged-Out Omelet Prepare a small omelet using a half cup of egg whites and any of your favorite non-starchy veggies (think peppers, onions, tomatoes or spinach), then pair it with a slice of whole wheat toast. Breakfast bonus: Make sure your raw veggie add-ins amount to one cup, and you can cross off one of your veggie servings for the day! Berry Good Breakfast Mix one half cup of low-fat, reduced sodium cottage cheese with one cup of fresh berries (like raspberries, blueberries and strawberries), then top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and fresh mint. PB&C Breakfast Sandwich Toast one, 100% whole wheat English muffin, then spread one tablespoon of peanut butter across both halves. Then sprinkle with desired amount of cinnamon. Continue reading >>

The Best Diabetes Breakfast Recipes: 12 Egg Breakfast Recipes

The Best Diabetes Breakfast Recipes: 12 Egg Breakfast Recipes

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why we know you can never have enough creative (and diabetes-friendly!) ways to get cookin' in the morning. Our latest recipe collection, The Best Diabetes Breakfast Recipes - 12 Egg Breakfast Recipes, will give you some great breakfast ideas for diabetics that are fun, easy, and tasty. From weekend-friendly frittatas to super quick on-the-go eats, we know you'll love the healthy breakfast recipes we've got in store, below. Wake up to a healthy start with this easy breakfast casserole! Our Mushroom and Spinach Egg Bake is loaded with protein and vitamin-rich spinach. We love it when we can have both healthy and tasty with our favorite diabetes breakfast recipes! A low-carb breakfast doesn't have to leave you hungry. The proof is in our Italian Sausage Frittata. With bell peppers, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes, this good-for-you frittata will leave you satisfied. Plus, thanks to all those flavorful veggies, nobody will ever suspect the sneaky swap of turkey sausage. Who says you can't have pizza for breakfast? Our Daybreak Scramble Pizza is an easy diabetic friendly pizza that's made using all your favorite veggies, eggs, and low-fat turkey sausage for a morning pizza that'll really get your day started! Crustless Quiche Take advantage of lycopene-rich ruby red tomatoes and protein-packed eggs, and whip up this easy Tomato Scramble for breakfast or brunch. What a delicious breakfast for diabetics! We place an egg yolk on top of an easy egg white mixture to make it look like it's a bright yellow egg nestled inside a nest, which is why we call 'em Egg Nests! This diabetes breakfast recipe is easy enough to make on any morning or to impress guests with! Muffin tin cups are one of the most versatile Continue reading >>

Low-carbohydrate Mini Omelets

Low-carbohydrate Mini Omelets

Need an easy breakfast recipe that is low carb, kid friendly and easy to make? When you are preparing meals for someone with diabetes, it is easy to get caught up in the list of things that need to be avoided or consumed in moderation. Don’t get me wrong, that list is quite lengthy, but the good news is that the list of healthy foods that are also low in carbohydrates and even zero carbohydrates is pretty hefty as well. When I meal plan complete meals for my type-1 diabetic son, I am always trying to incorporate low and zero carbohydrate options. When the entire meal consists of these foods, I feel as though I have won the lottery. Take these mini omelets for example; they are made with eggs, milk, veggies, meat of choice, and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. All of these ingredients have either low or zero carbohydrates. I cooked mine in a brownie pan, and they became perfect individual portions! Each square has a pretty even amount of eggs, milk, veggies, meat, and cheese; each individual serving is virtually carbohydrate free. For insulin dosage purposes, I calculate one portion as 2 carbohydrates. I’ve found a brand of bread with as little as 7 grams of carbohydrates, so I add a piece of toast, making the entire meal roughly 9 carbohydrates. Include some fresh blueberries, strawberries, apple slices, or yogurt, and you still have a very low-carbohydrate meal. Make these for breakfast, brunch, or pack them for lunch. Low-Carbohydrate Mini Omelets makes 12 individual portions in muffin tins or brownie squares. Ingredients 12 eggs 3/4 c. milk Veggies (green pepper, red pepper, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc.) Meat (diced ham, turkey sausage, bacon, etc.) Shredded cheddar cheese (for topping) Instructions Whisk together milk and eggs. Pour into the 12 wells, f Continue reading >>

4 Easy & Delicious Diabetes-friendly Breakfast Meals

4 Easy & Delicious Diabetes-friendly Breakfast Meals

Over the years, I’ve heard LOTS of opinions on breakfast. Some people can’t function without eating it. Some people don’t have time for it. Some people just skip it because they aren’t even hungry. Some people are just out of ideas and bored with their current options. Regardless, breakfast is an important part of our day. If you have diabetes, it’s especially important to help regulate blood sugar and prevent highs (hyperglycemia) or lows (hypoglycemia). Additionally, there is research that indicates when we eat a high protein breakfast in the morning, it helps prevent cravings throughout the day while keeping us more satisfied. And since adding a protein source to every eating occasion will also help stabilize our blood sugar, a well-balanced breakfast is a great way to start our day. However, so often this is easier said than done. I’ve found it’s great to keep an arsenal of both quick and easy breakfast go-to’s that can be better for meal prepping on the weekends. So to help you cover all the bases, I enlisted the help of a few of my friends! All of these recipes are nutritionist-approved and diabetes-friendly. Enjoy! Egg Breakfast Pita with Feta and Spinach from Alissa Rumsey of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition & Wellness. This breakfast pita contains everything you need to create a filling meal that will literally keep you full for hours. It has the perfect combo of fiber, protein, and healthy fats to give you energy while preventing any spikes in your blood sugar. Simple Baked Eggs with Spinach and Salsa from Chef and Dietitian Sara Haas My friend Sara has a way of making everyday foods taste gourmet and this recipe is a great example of just that! With less than 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving, it is a high protein and low carb breakfast that is sure Continue reading >>

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

Cooking with less fat by using nonstick pans and cooking sprays and avoiding fat- and sugar-laden coffee drinks will help ensure that you're eating a healthy breakfast. For many people, breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day. But if you have type 2 diabetes, breakfast is a must, and it can have real benefits. “The body really needs the nutrients that breakfast provides to literally ‘break the fast’ that results during sleeping hours,” says Kelly Kennedy, MS, RD, an Everyday Health dietitian. “Having a source of healthy carbohydrates along with protein and fiber is the perfect way to start the morning.” Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar all morning long — and even after lunch. Eating peanut butter or almond butter at breakfast, for example, will keep you feeling full, thanks to the combination of protein and fat, according to the American Diabetes Association. And a good breakfast helps kick-start your morning metabolism and keeps your energy up throughout the day. Pressed for time? You don't have to create an elaborate spread. Here are seven diabetes-friendly breakfast ideas to help you stay healthy and get on with your day. 1. Breakfast Shake For a meal in a minute, blend one cup of fat-free milk or plain nonfat yogurt with one-half cup of fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, or blueberries. Add one teaspoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of nuts, and ice and blend for a tasty, filling, and healthy breakfast. Time saver: Measure everything out the night before. 2. Muffin Parfait Halve a whole grain or other high-fiber muffin (aim for one with 30 grams of carbohydrates and at least 3 grams of fiber), cover with berries, and top with a dollop of low- or nonfat yogurt for a fast and easy bre Continue reading >>

15 Gluten Free, Low Carb & Diabetic Friendly Breakfast Recipes

15 Gluten Free, Low Carb & Diabetic Friendly Breakfast Recipes

15 Gluten Free, Low Carb & Diabetic Friendly Breakfast recipes to get your New Year off on the right track! I don’t know about you but I am ready to rid myself of all the heavy carb filled foods in the house and start with some healthier breakfast options for our family. If you’re like me, you may have to limit your carb intake in order to maintain a healthy weight or if you are trying to lose weight, limiting the intake of carbs, healthy ones or not, is the best way yo see results. So often even with the best of intentions come the New Year, the carbohydrates are what we turn to when we need a comforting meal. I made this list showcasing some of the best recipes around the web for low carb, gluten free choices so that you can see all the wonderful options out there. With a little planning and even some make ahead days you can enjoy a healthy breakfast every morning. If you’re in need of some help to get you back on track with healthy eating or removing sugar from your diet I have Sugar Detox Program available. I will be doing the program with you as well since I need to lose about 5-8 pounds since I began blogging, you can read about my story here. I also have a one day Cleanse Day to get you started on the right track! Portions have always been an issue for me, can you relate? The reason these recipes below are so wonderful is many of them are perfectly portioned and easy to make them freeze-able or to pack to go as well. Here’s to a Fabulously Healthy and Happy New Year reaching goals and accomplishments! Cheesy Spinach Baked Eggs Continue reading >>

8 Diabetes-friendly Breakfast Ideas

8 Diabetes-friendly Breakfast Ideas

Starting out the day with a wholesome breakfast can benefit just about anyone. This healthy habit is especially important for people with diabetes. There’s even evidence to suggest that eating a healthy breakfast can support weight loss, which can positively improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity. “Some studies find that breakfast eaters are slimmer, have overall diets with greater nutritional quality, and have less insulin resistance,” Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND, told Healthline. Weisenberger is a Virginia-based registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and author of “Diabetes Weight Loss Week by Week.” Skipping breakfast may be associated with a significantly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Public Health Nutrition in 2015. Regular breakfast consumption may even be used as a prevention tactic. Everyone with diabetes should know their numbers, or the amount of carbohydrates they should aim to eat at every meal. Because this is so individualized, speak with your doctor if you don’t already know your numbers. Your doctor and dietitian can provide guidance. These target goals may be expressed either as grams of carbohydrates per meal or number of exchanges per meal. Knowing your numbers is important when planning your meals. “Sometimes people with type 2 diabetes are more insulin-resistant in the morning than at other times of the day, but this is not always the case,” said Weisenberger. “[Carb goals are] individualized based on preferences, blood sugar control, blood sugar goals, medications, and more.” Once you know your numbers, stock your kitchen with diabetes-friendly breakfast staples. While breakfast is important, choosing a healthy option when you’re short on time ca Continue reading >>

13 Best Indian Breakfast Recipes For Diabetics

13 Best Indian Breakfast Recipes For Diabetics

A diabetic needs one balanced diet that fulfills the nutritional needs and also cheers up the taste buds. A healthy diet for diabetics begins with the beginning meal of the day. Breakfast is the most vital meal of the day yet not many take it vigorously. One healthy breakfast is advocated hard by nutritionists and doctors around the world. For diabetics, consuming a healthy breakfast recipe is even more important. Here are 13 best Indian breakfast recipes for diabetics that are collected by VKool. Go ahead as well as check them out! 13 Best Indian Breakfast Recipes For Diabetics You Should Know 1. Soya And Oat Dosa The Indian breakfast recipes are quick and easy to make. Oats and soy help in curbing sugar levels, both are not difficult to digest and absorb excess oil as well as are very light to consume. Thus, this is one of the best Indian breakfast recipes for diabetics. Ingredients: ½ cup of oats flour or soya flour, or both ¾ cup of rice flour ¾ cup of wheat flour ½ cup of Urad dal Flour Green chilies ½ chopped onions Salt Process: Mix all these flours in one large container. Adding a bit of water, prepare a liquid batter or paste with semi solid consistency. Add green chilies and onion to this batter together with salt. Heat oil in one flat pan. Add the batter in one round shape across this pan using a cup. Let it cook. Flip the dosa and then cook it from the both sides. Serve with mint chutney or coconut to add one great flavor to such one healthy Indian breakfast recipe. Learn more: Reverse Diabetics Review 2. Wheat Rava Idlis Basically, wheat is very rich in magnesium that is considered as one enemy of diabetes. With bounty of minerals and vitamins in rava and wheat, the liver is strengthened in order to produce more insulin, thus battling the chronic disor Continue reading >>

Diabetic Breakfast Recipes

Diabetic Breakfast Recipes

If a healthy breakfast is what you need to start your day, you'll enjoy our collection of breakfast recipes that are great for those with diabetes. SIGN UP TODAY Continue reading >>

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