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Easy Diabetic Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook shares a recipe! Jump-start your morning by whipping up something new and tasty for breakfast. Ingredients Steps In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into skillet. As mixture begins to set at bottom and side, gently lift cooked portions with spatula so that uncooked portion can flow to bottom. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until eggs are thickened throughout but still moist. Remove from heat and keep warm. Spread refried beans and salsa on tortillas to within 1/2 inch of edge. Sprinkle with cheese. Place on microwavable plate; microwave each burrito uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until tortilla and beans are very warm and cheese is starting to melt. Cut eggs in half. Place each half on center of each tortilla. Fold top and bottom ends of each tortilla about 1 inch over filling; fold right and left sides over folded ends, overlapping. Cut each burrito in half. Serve with sour cream and cilantro. "> 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 >>

Easy Diabetic Breakfast: Mixed Berry Parfait

Easy Diabetic Breakfast: Mixed Berry Parfait

This recipe is from our Bountiful Breakfast Menu that contains 45 more delicious and easy diabetic breakfast recipes. Though it is perfect just like this, a Mixed Berry Parfait is so easy to make and can be made in any number of variations. It's got a good combination of healthy fat and protein from plain Greek yogurt, nuts and seeds, and some sweetness from the berries and cinnamon. It's great for a morning when you're on the run and can easily be made the night before, so it's ready and waiting for you in the morning. To add some extra fiber to the mix, add some chia seeds or a little flaxseed meal to the mix. The added fiber will keep you fuller longer and keep your blood sugar regulated too. Hope you enjoy it! Please share, pin, or tweet this post Continue reading >>

12 Breakfast Rules For Diabetes

12 Breakfast Rules For Diabetes

First, eat it iStock/EasyBuy4u Even if your blood sugar is high in the morning, don't skip breakfast. Research shows that forgoing a morning meal increases the risk for obesity and insulin resistance. And studies confirm that breakfast eaters are better able to resist fatty and high-calorie foods later in the day. Aim to eat your breakfast at the same time every day, since keeping your blood sugar levels even throughout the day means eating consistently from day to day. Try to incorporate these healthy carbs for diabetes into your breakfast. iStock/ShotShare You can't (and shouldn't) avoid restaurants altogether, but there's one meal you should almost always eat at home: breakfast. Look at the alternatives: Diner-style breakfasts can include 1,000 calories or more with astronomical amounts of carbohydrates and fats. A healthy-sounding whole-wheat bagel with light cream cheese from a bagel shop may contain up to 67 grams of carbs, 450 calories, and 9 grams of fat. A sausage muffin may pack 29 grams of carbs, 370 calories, and 22 grams of fat. Compare those to a bowl of oatmeal (half a cup) with a half cup of fat-free milk, which contains a mere 12 grams of carbs, 195 calories, and 3 grams of fat. iStock/MarkGillow We assume you're already starting out with a cereal that contains at least 5 grams of fiber per serving. (Studies have found that people who regularly eat whole-grain cereal gain less weight than people who don't.) Make it even more diabetes-friendly by adding half a cup (one serving) of fresh fruit, such as strawberries or blueberries. Here's why fruit is healthy for diabetes (not forbidden!). Sprinkle 1 or 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed on hot and cold cereal and yogurt iStock/Sasha Radosavljevic Rich in protein and fiber, these tiny seeds are a godsend to 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole For Diabetics

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole For Diabetics

Ingredients 3 cups refrigerated or frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) finely chopped extra-lean ham 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup sliced green onions 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated fat-free (skim) milk 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Directions Lightly spray 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Layer potatoes, ham, cheese, and green onions in prepared dish. Gradually whisk evaporated milk into flour in medium bowl. Stir in egg substitute and pepper; pour over potato mixture. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake, uncovered, 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.Copyright Diabetic Cooking. Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: 1 piece (1/6 of total recipe). Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories: 223 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 19 mg, Sodium: 748 mg, Fiber: 1 g Exchanges per serving: 1 Bread/Starch, 1/2 Fat, 1/2 Vegetable, 1 1/2 Meat, 1/2 Milk. Disclaimer Statements: Statements and opinions expressed on this Web site are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the publishers or advertisers. The information provided on this Web site should not be construed as medical instruction. Consult appropriate health-care professionals before taking action based on this information. 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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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