Breakfast ideas

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette TerryPA Latest Reply 2012-10-24 19:55:44 -0500
Started 2012-10-16 13:51:16 -0500

Breakfast is always a hard meal to plan for me. It seems like so many breakfast foods are high in carbs. Even just cereal can make my blood sugar spike. So I generally keep it very simple and bland. But I want to spice it up a little. I love breakfast and I deserve to enjoy it :) I like Diabetic Connect's [Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics](

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9 replies

RAYT721 2012-10-24 19:41:57 -0500 Report

I have learned that breakfast is, as the expression goes, the most important meal of the day. I start my morning with either a Dannon Light & Fit yogurt and/or one of the Atkins breakfast bars. I can eat the breakfast bar in the car on the way to work and then the yogurt before or after the drive to work. There's no prep required although sometimes my car does look like it should be the setting for an upcoming episode of "Hoarders." … It doesn't matter what you eat so long as you eat SOMETHING healthy to fuel your day.

Fefe12 2012-10-23 03:04:08 -0500 Report

I know you have heard it all before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Think of your starving body all night long. If you only test your blood once in awhile, test it two hours after you eat at least for the next week. Try some new simple things and continue with what works and toss out the rest. Try cooking steel cut oatmeal in the crock pot, slice of cheese on a tortilla, scrambled eggs on a piece of toast. Buy a quiche, slice it up, heat up your slice in the morning. Yogurt with nuts. There is so much to try. Make it fun, prepare it the night before.

mawmaw1951 2012-10-18 13:11:27 -0500 Report

I am lazy too, i usually opt for the breakfst croissant with egg, cheese, and sausage. It all if pretty safe and it has protein and only 2 carbs. good luck

Tony5657 2012-10-18 06:21:38 -0500 Report

Thanks Jeanette for sharing this.

I eat my breakfast after finishing my 50 minute moning "power/fast" walk. I keep my breakfast simple - the KISS way (Keep It Simple Stupid). :o) I'm not calling anyone here stupid, I just like the acronym. LOL

Before my walk I put 1/2 cup old fashion oats (not the instant or finely chopped kind) in a bowl & add water to cover the oats a little, letting it soak. This greatly reduces cooking time. When I return home I add 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of flax seed meal & stir that together. Then I microwave it until it is ABOUT to boil over - about 1.5 min on high. Then I add a little skim milk and one chopped boiled egg (prepared & peeled several days in advance), a little more stirring and that's my hearty breakfast. The cinnamon gives it a sweet taste - no sweetner is needed.

I have had accidents and let it boil over - not good. I stay & watch it to avoid the sticky, gooey mess. If someone wants to further "refine" this, it would be appreciated.

Some have said oatmeal makes their BS spike; I'm fortunate, it doesn't bother me.

Tony5657, now hungry in New Braunfels, TX

cbelyea 2012-10-16 19:30:00 -0500 Report

Hey Jeanette, I'm guessing you'll probably know all of this, but strategies to minimize spiking including mixing protein in with the carbs. I'm pretty sure that protein helps slow the digestion and conversion of the carbs, but I don't know about the mechanism. (Maybe it's because the digestive system focuses on them since they take longer?) You can also look at the glycemic index of a food. Again, fuzzy on details, but I think the higher the glycemic index the slower the digestive rate. If I'm right, the higher the glycemic index, the lower the content of the simple sugars which get into the blood faster.

Another simple tactic is just to take your insulin a little earlier, if you're on it. But, naturally, that's not something you'd want to take on my advice.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2012-10-17 10:30:11 -0500 Report

thanks for the advice. My problem is mostly that I am lazy when it comes to preparing breakfast. :) I am all for what is easiest.

cbelyea 2012-10-17 13:54:35 -0500 Report

Me, too! Especially with breakfast. One of my favorites (for better or worse) is Eggo waffles. They're no-brainers. Drop them in, eat them. No plate needed and I know their carb count for the bolus wizard WELL in advance. Not that I'd advocate anyone switching their diet to Eggo waffles.

And it looks like I had it backwards. Looks like a low GI indicates slower absorption and (hopefully) reduces the spike.

I haven't looked into it seriously, but surely there are GI look-up websites out there. Or! Ooh, ooh! An app??

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