Mom and boys
By Mom and boys Latest Reply 2009-03-19 06:53:12 -0500
Started 2009-03-16 12:15:30 -0500

Any suggestions for new & good breakfasts? I need a change not to mention the old stany-by keep your numbes good aren't working like they use to :(

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Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-03-19 06:53:12 -0500 Report

I think I will need to print this whole thing out and start a binder called "BREAFAST". Then when I am stuck … I can just go to your healthy suggestions!

My fasting was low this am so I am off to have fruit and a protein (egg maybe)!

2009-03-18 20:28:42 -0500 Report

For breakfast sometimes I have 2 packages of instant grits, 22 gr each package, and sugar free syrup.

I pretty much stick to what works, change is not a friend of mine!

cakeybakes 2009-03-18 15:47:04 -0500 Report

I have a sliced apple with peanut butter several times a week, and a scoop of cottage cheese. Sometimes I add a cup of V8 Fusion (it is the one that is 100% juice) in with the mix. There's 2 fruits, protein, and a veggie! It actually helps get my BS down by lunch since I have some problems with morning highs. If I don't have very many carbs in the morning and eat lots of fiber (not the starchy kind) I have a lot of success keeping my BS down all day long. Every time I have tried a cereal, or bread, or oatmeal I end up with really high BS all day. That's just me, I guess.

Sally 2009-03-18 10:25:31 -0500 Report

I found a breakfast idea in my diabetic cooking magazine. You use whole grain and flaxseed flatbreads to make a breakfast pizza. You add a few tablespoons of tomato sauce, fat free mozarella cheese and whatever toppings you like. My husband and I add scrambled eggs sometimes. I always add a pinch of basil, it seems to give it an extra kick. It is relatively low in calories as well, depending on your toppings. It fills me up better than cereal or fruit. You set your oven on 450, and leave it in just until the cheese melts. It is quick and not much clean up. I like that aspect of it too!

jsd2005 2009-03-17 20:19:17 -0500 Report

You could try boiled eggs, sausage, some bacon although it
is high in fat it is low in carbohydrates. Cereal like puffed wheat is good also. Sorry, I'm going to interrupt here. I got cut off by a son awhile back:)
You could also try a banana !/2, a slice of toast with peanut butter with the puffed wheat cereal with Splenda. You could also consider cooking your own oatmeal and using Splenda to sweeten and having 1% milk with meal.
Best of Luck, I always had a little trouble with breakfast as I am just never hungry right away in the morning. Banana's and yogurt are my mainstay with a slice of toast. Gotta have my coffee~~~~

DiabetesDiva 2009-03-17 19:46:01 -0500 Report

I use Soyrizo (like chorizo, but made from soy) with eggbeaters wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. Pnut butter on wheat toast is one of my favs. I also like to bake, so I make healthy low carb muffins for the week. Great with a hardboiled egg.

DawnRJackson 2009-03-17 18:42:23 -0500 Report

Lately I've been having yogurt with berries, instead of the lite ones they sell I buy a large container of plain low-fat yogurt and spoon a few tablespoons out, then I add my own fresh berries (blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry) and a packet of Truvia, this tastes just as good as the lite yogurts they sell individually and less expensive to make :)

caspersmama 2009-03-17 11:27:24 -0500 Report

I tend to be odd about breakfast too. sometimes I have just veggies. I love brussel sprouts and spinach. I make omelets with lots of veggies in it. I will have a salad with tuna and some Wheat Thins(7) or Laughing Cow cheese with 7 Triscuits. I do sometimes have biscuits and sausage gravy. I have 2 biscuits. It all a matter of what you like. I do not think it is written anywhere that we have to eat "breakfast food" for breakfast. Sometimes I have eggs for dinner.

sparkysmom 2009-03-16 19:52:08 -0500 Report

I also eat the Quaker oats. Sometimes I have a toasted sammy with double fibre bread and peanut butter

rbergman 2009-03-16 22:25:48 -0500 Report

OMG I had to laugh when I read your post, my daughter has called a sandwich a sammy since she could talk and still does, just thought it cute that you used the same word lol

2009-03-16 22:34:11 -0500 Report

I call them sammies too and so does my 28 yr old son AND his wife LOL

rbergman 2009-03-16 18:36:38 -0500 Report

Ok so I've always been a little odd, we all know that, but here is something I eat as breakfast occasionally for something "different "

I toast 2 slices of Sara Lee Soft and Smooth Whole Grain White Bread (13g of carbs each slice) use 2 tbls. of lite margarine (1tbls ea.) and then I take a small banana (15g of carbs) and slice it longways in half then in half across to make 4 pieces, put it on the toast and make a sandwich. (No I don't do peanut butter and banana like Elvis lol). Anyway, its quick, you get your carbs and potassium and it's pretty filling. Thats 41g of carbs give or take because some banana's may be smaller or larger.
Laura likes South Beach Living Breakfast Bars, peanut butter flavored, they are 17g of carbs and 3g of fiber, 6g sugar. I buy them at Dollar General because they are only $2.50 a box there compared to the grocery store which charges $4.97. She eats a cheese stick with it and has 1% milk (13g carbs per 8oz). For a total of 30g of carbs for breakfast.
Eggs are always good on weekends when we have more time to actually cook a breakfast, cheese omelets are the fav. in our house, though sometimes we add some diced ham. Yogurt is good but the flavored ones of course have more carbs and sugars than plain, so we usually add some fresh fruit cut up to the plain for less carbs. Sometimes we add soy nuts to it.
Recently I tried steel cut oat rather than the normal rolled oats such as Quaker Oatmeal, steel cut take longer to cook but are very good and stay with you longer than the instant type oatmeals.

Just a few of the things we eat, with 2 diabetics in the house we too try to come up with different idea's. Our 7yr old is willing to try just about anything once and sometimes she'll actually even like it lol

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-03-16 19:49:21 -0500 Report

I think I am looking for those quick breakfasts! I love the peanut and bananas. That is actually one of the things that is tipping me over. Also, look for sunbutter it is simular to peanut butter but made with sunflower seeds. Taste the same and a whole lot more vitimans!

2009-03-16 17:34:14 -0500 Report

There are a lot of things that you can have for breakfast besides the old stand by's. They do get tiresome after awhile don't they? I like Wheaties cereal so I'm in a rut with that but I guess depending on your schedule and time allowed you could make a million things. An eggbake with egg beaters if you prefer that lower fat route, full of vegies and some lean meat or something. An omelet, pizza with a whole wheat crust and vegies and or fruit on top not necessarily tomato sauce either, leftovers from dinner the night before, a smoothie with yogurt and fruit, hmmm the sky's the limit.. Depends what you like and your time schedule too.


Sarguillo 2009-03-16 12:23:44 -0500 Report

I like oatmeal.
You can add non-sugar sweetner to it if you like it sweeter. Or some low sugar jam for flavor. Ive been eating Quaker Instant Oatmeal Maple and Brown sugar but the lower sugar style. Its UPC 30000-26872. Ask for them to order it at our grocery store. 1 package 24g carbs (4g sugar) 3g fiber, They also have a low sugar fruit variety pack. Its UPC 30000-26805

vgarrison 2009-03-16 17:46:49 -0500 Report

Your awsome…UPC code and everything. That should make it waay easier to find!!!


Sarguillo 2009-03-17 11:14:01 -0500 Report

Been in the Grocery industry since I was 16. That is almost 30 years now. its easy if you have a bar code or UPC code for the store to order.

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