Eating breakfast

By Audie95 Latest Reply 2012-04-28 09:22:48 -0500
Started 2012-04-25 08:18:42 -0500

So, I am a highschool student and have just been diagnosed with diabetes. My main concern is eating a good breakfast with the limited amount of time I have before I go to school. I am autistic so I have texture issues. I can't eat eggs or cheese. Can anybody refer me to a fast healthy breakfast?????

15 replies

Type1Lou 2012-04-28 09:22:48 -0500 Report

My breakfast every morning is two slices of WASA Light Rye Crispbread, spread with 1/3 cup of Plain Low-fat Greek Yogurt and covered with whatever berries are in season (strawberries, right now) or if fresh berries aren't available, 2 tablespoons of sugar-free jam. With the milk in my morning coffee, it comes to 30 grams of carb . If the yogurt is a problem, do you like Peanut Butter?. Smucker's makes a natural PB that only has peanuts and salt in it. Hope this helps, Audie.

pixsidust 2012-04-27 07:23:05 -0500 Report

I hate fried eggs because of their texture but…sandwiched in between two pieces of crispy toast I can eat them. I also like a warm ham sandwich. Greek yogurt has 12 grams of protein. Get flavored or its too bitter. The flavored is really mild and sweet. If you have a Trader Joes near you find their California Complete Protein bread. It has 10 less carbs for two slices and 5 grams of protein per slice. It toasts up nicely and is fabulous for the ham sandwich and for a lather of sugar free jelly. Even with Jelly and butter, it stays crispy

granniesophie 2012-04-27 07:29:39 -0500 Report

I didn't know about the Trader's Joes bread! I really do have to stop stalling and go to Trader Joes!! Thank you!

pixsidust 2012-04-27 08:02:31 -0500 Report

They have a lot of great breads but the california complete protein bread is lower carb than their low carb bread. It is made with about 8 whole grains and actually gives you some decent protein

Young1s 2012-04-25 14:40:46 -0500 Report

Hello Audie. Welcome to DC. You've gotten some great suggestions so far, but have you considered a breakfast sausage sandwich? I make them for my husband when he's hurrying to get out the door. He won't eat eggs either.

I simply heat up a sausage pattie in the microwave (I try to keep a few that are cooked in the fridge/freezer). Meanwhile, I have a bagel thin heating up in the toaster. Depending upon his tastes for the day, I may add cheese (not recommended for you though), or butter, or a thin layer of cream cheese on the bagel. Once he even wanted it with strawberry jam. Then I just slide the pattie in the bagel and slip it in a sandwich bag. You might also want to bag up some fresh fruit too.

Nick1962 2012-04-25 12:09:43 -0500 Report

Hey Audie, welcome to the group! Like Granniesophie suggests, fresh fruit is always a good idea. But maybe thinking outside the box, it's not unusual for me to munch on a leftover piece of chicken, or make a wrap with it on a small whole grain tortilla. It might mean you need to make breakfast the night before, but if you ate it for dinner, why not breakfast?

granniesophie 2012-04-25 09:55:16 -0500 Report

Hi Audie! Is it scambled eggs and the like that you can't eat? How about hard boiled eggs? And maybe string cheese. Those are different textures than the softer cooked versions like omelets with melted cheese, etc.
You can do things like waffles and toast, for sure, make sure you look for the multi-grain types and check for carbs and sugar counts. For protein you can do peanut butter on the toast, if you can handle that. Check for the kind that doesn't have added sugars. They still taste really good.
Be careful of juices, they have lots of sugar-maybe a small whole orange or apple?
Good luck and keep us posted with how you are doing :)

MochaGoddess 2012-04-25 09:17:15 -0500 Report

What about toast, waffles, juice, cereal, etc.? Do any of those textures bother you? I have a 20 year old son who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old. We had some issues with him in his earlier years with wet and mushy foods. He would only eat things if they were dry and brittle or firm to the touch, so I can empathize with you on that. You're going to want something that will fill you up because believe it or not, breakfast is the most important part of the day.

Audie95 2012-04-25 09:44:48 -0500 Report

Those textures don't bother me. Can I still eat those foods?????

MochaGoddess 2012-04-25 10:17:22 -0500 Report

Well, there are sugar-free brands, but they are hard to find. If you get something like steel-cut oatmeal (which is the healthiest choice), fresh berries, low-fat yogurt (not no-fat because it tends to have too much sugar), Kashi Go Lean granola, natural peanut butter (I use Bell Plantation PB2 because it is low fat and 1 gram sugar and only 5 carbs), protein shakes (read the label for sugar content), cottage cheese with fruit. It's just a matter of reading your labels all the time. I work with a lady that has diabetes and she keeps a food log all the time so that she doesn't miss anything or eat the wrong thing.

Laura500 2012-04-25 14:12:37 -0500 Report

steel-cut oatmeal and berries with cinnamon sprinkled on top and a couple crumbled walnuts has been keeping me full in the morning! all of these suggestions are great too :)