good breakfast cereal or granola?

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette Terry Latest Reply 2016-03-25 21:16:24 -0500
Started 2013-09-11 14:26:26 -0500

I love breakfast cereal, but I am having a hard time finding one that doesn't make my blood sugar spike mid-morning. Is there even any out there? If you have found any cereal or granola that you like that doesn't spike your blood sugar I would love to know what it is.


25 replies

Anonymous 2016-03-25 21:16:24 -0500 Report

Love the yes no answer anyone gets online. Whatever happened to just do this you will be ok. But all I find when browsing is you can eat this and be fine, but hen someone else says not it will be bad very bad. So who on here is a truly diabetic cause I know now I will never find answers here and just ingest a lot of sugar thank you for making this all the more confusing

Anonymous 2015-04-25 14:03:09 -0500 Report

Isn't it amazing no one answered your question. Only gave their own choices for breakfast. I Have the same question. Does anyone know what the best granola or cereal is best for diabetics?

Anonymous 2015-09-07 13:26:34 -0500 Report

I was just diagnosed last year, and my mom and I were looking for healthy cereals. Because I am freshman in college, and away from my parents, I had to do more research. The top result came as: Grape Nuts, Cheerios (the plain one), and Post Shredded Wheat. Personally I like the Cheerios, but the grape nuts are good.
Aslo on the other note, I ate Raisin Bran, and it tasted so good, but I learned that its really bad for diabetics, because the raisins had added sugar, which does not say on the box. So I would not recommend this as a daily breakfast, for diabetics, but you can have once in a while.

Flutterkick 2015-07-14 06:55:39 -0500 Report

Shredded Wheat is the only cold cereal in the cereal aisle that I know of that doesn't have added sugar. It's just whole wheat and wheat bran. A one-and-a-quarter-cup serving has 48 g Total Carb, 9 g fiber, 2 g soluble fiber, and 7 g insoluble fiber. Perhaps with a handful of nuts, and/or soymilk for some protein and fat? It leaves me hungry, so I pair a bowl of it with a rice cake with lots of peanut butter on it. However, I'm still hungry, so I'm looking into granola, too, and hoping there is a commercial one that will work well for us.

MrsCDogg 2013-09-20 12:28:36 -0500 Report

I stay away from cereal. Especially cold cereal. It's full of sugar of all kinds like honey, high fructose corn syrup, brown rice syrup and a whole host of others. You might try doing a search for low carb cold cereal. I'm sure that would get you some results.
Just remember, anything that is made of grain, starch, or sugar is probably going to spike you really bad.

granniesophie 2013-09-16 13:16:13 -0500 Report

Actually, I eat Gluten Free Chex cereal, with almond milk, and it doesn't spike me at all!! There are lots of GF flavors, and Chocolate is my favorite!!

cowboyslbug 2013-09-15 11:13:08 -0500 Report

Cereal & even granola bars sadly have too much sugar. I eat frozen strawberries or greek yogurt for breakfast. Plain Greek yogurt has less sugar and fills you up longer. You could try oatmeal or cream of wheat just don't add sugar. Drop some cinnamon or honey into it for taste.

Flutterkick 2015-07-14 06:59:28 -0500 Report

I've been eating a microwaved cup of oat bran (1 c water, boiled in microwave + 1/2 c oat bran, microwaved a little longer -watch so it doesn't boil over.) Then Greek nonfat yogurt on top, then canned peaches or apricots in fruit juice on top of that, finishing off with several handfuls of almonds on top. Yum!

IronOre 2013-09-13 17:29:14 -0500 Report

I always have yogurt (normal or greek) for breakfast, it always helps to level out my BS, which is always perfect at lunch.
When you say "spikes" what do you means by that ? up and then down ?

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2013-09-13 20:58:12 -0500 Report

It goes up really fast after I eat. Sometimes it does come back down a little on it's own, and sometimes it stays high until I give more insulin later.

Ro_double_bb 2013-09-13 12:35:00 -0500 Report

Oatmeal with fruit - peaches / blueberries / bananas . It doesn't spike my level and digest slow for steady energy. I also take a scoop of whey protein shake (less than 4 carbs per scoop) with fruit and 1/2 cup of vanilla soy milk and top it with water. Sustains all morning to mid afternoon. BG bumps up a few points..

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-09-13 06:40:33 -0500 Report

I eat 2 eggs one piece of toast with peanut butter and 1/2 banana. I rarely eat cereal. I do sometimes eat Emeralds "Breakfast on the Go" packets along with a couple of eggs.

kerrybinns 2013-09-12 20:00:36 -0500 Report

I eat two weetabix with half a cup of skimmed milk and it does not spike my sugar. You can find it in the organic isle at publics.

GabbyPA 2013-09-12 19:32:38 -0500 Report

Cereal is out of my menu list. I used to like to snack on it dry, but most of them are too full of sugar and carbs to make it worth my while.

Jettgal 2013-09-12 15:28:07 -0500 Report

Special K Protein has 19 carbs & 10 grams of protein in 3/4 cup. I eat it with unsweetened almond milk (3 grams carbs per cup).

I never eat cereal for breakfast though. I limit my carbs for breakfast to 15 grams. But I do like a bowl occasionally as a snack.

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time 2013-09-12 04:33:40 -0500 Report

Multi grain Cheerios and milk. 3/4 cup cereal + 1/2 cup milk = about 40 carbs.

kim_renshaw 2013-09-14 09:09:51 -0500 Report

I like Multi Grain Cheerios, too. I seem to tolerate it very well. I have also been eating Corn Flakes with bananas lately,too. It is hard for me to give up cereal for breakfast because I am always in so much of a hurry and it is so convenient.

karla pierce singer
karla pierce singer 2013-09-12 00:41:30 -0500 Report

I have the cheap off brand honey bunches of oats with almonds…Almonds raise the good cholesterol, you want the fiber to slow down the digestion…check into the glycemic index, the longer a food takes to digest, the less it causes your blood sugar to spike…want something you really shouldn't have? Put it together with something that will digest very slowly and it will keep your blood sugar from spiking after you eat!!! You can also try Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tsp before meals to keep blood sugar from spiking after meals, hey, it's worth a try!!!!!

Katykakes 2013-09-11 14:45:45 -0500 Report

I have kamut puffs and almond milk. They taste like that puffed wheat cereal except none of that honey or sugary stuff on them :-)

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