Breakfast Food Choices

By GingerEllen Latest Reply 2014-08-15 09:06:39 -0500
Started 2014-07-31 10:22:50 -0500

I'm having a difficult time with breakfast foods. There are so many things that I can't have anymore. I'm getting tired of eggs and omelets. I miss the blueberry muffins that I ate prior to coming down with the type 2. I miss the blueberry pancakes and french toast with peaches. It would be helpful if some of you could give me an idea of what you eat for breakfast. Thanks so much. :)

38 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-08-07 11:39:29 -0500 Report

I had a blueberry muffin and 2 boiled eggs with coffee Sunday morning and didn't have a problem after eating it. On Sundays, I vend at a Farmers Market. By the time the car is unloaded, the tent is put up, the tables opened and set up, I can eat whatever I want, I then walk around the market which is about two and a half blocks. I end up having to eat something with sugar again just to keep my blood sugar up because everything we set up has to be taken down and that burns a lot of energy.

I am T2 and eat whatever I want to eat. Today is test day so my fasting blood sugar was 84. I had a slice of toast, scrambled egg, coffee and a small cinnamon roll. Blood sugar 2 hours later was 93. Just took it before lunch and it is 83 after my morning walk around the block twice. Lunch will be Tuna Sandwich with Iced Tea and a two Oreos. Don't know what is for dinner yet.

I am so glad I can eat what ever I want to eat as long as it is with reason. I am going to eat dinner then go shopping by the time I get back I will have a Candy Bar. Have not had one in 3 months. That will be my treat for the evening and I will more than likely be outside walking up and down the block talking to neighbors so I know my blood sugar might not get to 100 today.

ReaderReader12 2014-08-04 20:28:11 -0500 Report

Have you looked at the recipes on this site? Under the breakfast there are Blueberry pancakes, Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast sandwiches. Crustless Bacon, Spinach and Swiss Quiche, Low-Carb Muffins and on and on. I have found so many new thing to cook I am still amazed. This site has opened up so many options for myself and my partner she is eating everything right along with me and some of the recipes are so very easy. I have repeated some of them. Also a family member made me some waffles using a low-carb flour that she ordered they were wonderful. She makes all sort of things with the low-carb flour. Anyway back to this site if you go to recipes and then breakfast there are pages and pages of ideas. Hope this helps you out. Good luck let me know what you try. We do egg white omelets…I have done most of the my new recipes for dinner.

Pegsy 2014-08-03 16:37:06 -0500 Report

I have a lot of trouble with breakfast on work days because I have to leave so early. I have dealt with the problem by keeping it liquid. In a blender I combine chocolate almond milk, some cottage cheese, 1/3 banana, peanut butter, some protein powder and stevia to sweeten. Makes a decent breakfast for me to get the metabolism going and have something to get my meds down with. I follow that with a snack of fruit and nuts or cheese about 3 to 4 hours later.

rolly123 2014-08-02 18:05:55 -0500 Report

I'll try to I like coffee then around twelve I eat like today was on run so had banana then around 1 had breakfast egg spinach tomato feta omelette with grain bread and hash brown didn't finish with coffee two hours later sugar was sky high don't understand had fish rice veg hope sugar goes down don't know why sugar so high was over 250 no sweets sugar ??

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-08-07 11:28:19 -0500 Report

Why would you eat bread and hash browns at the same meal? I never eat bread and potatoes together and I rarely eat rice.

tabby9146 2014-08-15 09:00:47 -0500 Report

I don't eat them together either. I love love my hash browns! I don't eat them often, but when we go to one of my favorite restaurants that has them, for breakfast I will always get them, because I am eating scrambled eggs, and other things that help balance that out some.

haoleboy 2014-08-02 19:57:13 -0500 Report

not sure banana, bread and hash browns would be the best choices

rolly123 2014-08-02 20:04:26 -0500 Report

So the bread hash brown wouldn't bring sugar up?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-08-07 11:31:42 -0500 Report

YES. potatoes are a starch and you added bread to that. Of course your sugar is going to go up. If I eat corn, peas, potatoes, rice etc. I won't go near bread of any kind and I only eat a serving of either. I also never eat corn and potatoes at the same meal.

For instance last night my dinner was an ear of corn, a pork chop and brocolli. No potatoes or bread because I wanted the ear of corn. My blood sugar didn't rise at all.

Glucerna 2014-08-02 19:06:49 -0500 Report

Did you test your blood sugar when you first got up, or before the meal you had around 1? If not, you have no way of knowing if your meal contributed to the 250 blood sugar or if you were already around that point. The omelet sounds delicious! ~Lynn @Glucerna

rolly123 2014-08-02 19:09:33 -0500 Report

Yes I tested it it was 159 I checked sugar two hours after it wasn't 250 but 260 I send u message Lynn !

Glucerna 2014-08-03 15:08:33 -0500 Report

This is a good opportunity to count up the grams of carbohydrate in the meal. You're collecting data about the relationship between carbohydrate intake and blood sugar level, and can use that information to help you make food choices. ~Lynn @Glucerna

KDinMD2 2014-08-02 11:53:15 -0500 Report

Do any of u have this problem. I am an adult that rents the basement apartment in my parents house. My mom is diabetic dad is not. I run out of ideas
to have for breakfast. They constantly eat cereal and fruit. Isn't that bad for my mom?

haoleboy 2014-08-02 13:54:31 -0500 Report

Grains are high in carbs ,,, processed breakfast cereals are very high in carbs, Fruit, while of great nutritional value, can be high in natural sugars (read carbohydrates).

TLTanner 2014-08-02 11:43:41 -0500 Report

Here, we make breakfast mostly from scratch, such as pancakes, french toast, muffins and don't use box mixes which can add sugar, among other things. We like to try new things too, so we constantly read recipes and will tweak them to make them more diabetic friendly, if need be.

As someone else said, balance is key along with moderation. Keep a food diary and test after meals to help you decide what's good for you and what isn't.

Oh and the thin bagels and bread slices have less carbs than the regular ones and we use those for sandwiches, such as making our own Egg McMuffin using the thin bagels. Hope you got some good ideas from all the suggestions I see below mine!

Blessings to you and yours,


Hops 2014-08-02 07:19:20 -0500 Report

I start my breakfast with one half cup of Kalona Super Natural organic vanilla yogurt mixed with their plain yogurt topped with a handful of raw walnuts and raw almonds. I enjoy their 5% milk fat yogurt because it helps stretch out the impact of the carbs I eat. Next I enjoy a piece of fresh fruit. I love summertime because we get so many choices of delicious fresh organic fruit. Blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, bananas, and peaches are among my favorites. I finish with 3/4 cup of Nature's Path Granola, either the pumpkin flax or coconut chia granola. Then I top of my breakfast with a delicious cup of Tulsi tea. Tulsi has basil as its primary ingredient so Tulsi tea helps settle the stomach. Prior to eating all this I mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with six ounces of tap water to drink to make sure my stomach acid level is adequate for me to enjoy the benefits of the nutrients I am having. Apple cider vinegar and water makes for a healthy wake up call in the early morning. FYI when you use mineral water instead of tap water you will replenish the magnesium in your body. Have a healthy breakfast.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-08-02 01:23:24 -0500 Report

I make my own muffins. I make oat bran (not oat meal but oat bran) muffins and throw a few blueberries, or other fresh fruit in sometimes, even grated carrot. I also do this with pancakes. Oat bran is supposed to be very good for you. My breakfast of choice at the moment though is hot oatmeal with a tsp. of oat bran, and a handful of mixed granola cereal added. Sometimes I add a tsp of protein powder and a few fresh berries or other fresh fruit, & sliced almonds.

gvarner10 2014-08-01 16:31:06 -0500 Report

My breakfast meals are: regular cheerios and load it with almonds/walnuts/blueberries/2 slices of banana, ground cinnamon & ground flaxseeds with unsweetened almond milk. 2nd choice is Hungry Jack wheat pancakes (1 small) with blueberries & almonds/walnuts. 3rd breakfast item is an egg wrap - egg beater, mushrooms, turkey sausage, peppers, almonds/walnuts in a whole wheat wrap. Sometime I add a little grated cheese. I have also had the whole wheat French toast at Cracker Barrel but only half with second half for a mid-morning snack.

tabby9146 2014-08-15 09:04:04 -0500 Report

sounds great! I love the whole wheat french toast at Cracker Barrel too. I too do not eat it all and take home the rest.

GabbyPA 2014-08-01 09:37:03 -0500 Report

My typical breakfast is salad. Yep....salad with protein and seeds added to it. Or I do sauteed veggies with egg tossed in fresh spinach. Often I do left overs from dinner the night before. I am not beholding to breakfast foods. I try to eat very low carb in the morning since I tend to be higher in the morning and drop throughout the day.

Once in a while I will pop in some Eggo waffles and put cream cheese on them instead of syrup with maybe some fresh berries. But I don't do that very often just because of how my body works.

Have you tried having your muffin with some butter and maybe a slice or two of bacon? Test after that and see what your body tells you are your limits. You may just have to have a smaller muffin, but you can still have that taste.

msann 2014-08-03 10:27:27 -0500 Report


NewSong53 2014-08-02 07:36:30 -0500 Report

My new favorite breakfast is omelet made with one whole egg, 3 egg whites, and mediterranean veggies sauteed in butter . . . yum! But I'm thinkin' the salad thing might be on the horizon for me.

GabbyPA 2014-08-02 09:08:29 -0500 Report

I started doing that a few years ago. I don't have them every morning, but most mornings I do. I keep a tub of greens ready in the fridge and that makes it easy to do.

artqween 2014-08-01 12:33:06 -0500 Report

Hahahahahaha thank u!!! I too eat breakfast salad as well… egg whites, turkey bacon chunks, low fat cottage cheese, fat free feta, pepper tomatoes I guess u call'm??,
toll salad form, I can't have sunflowers or walnuts/.. now of any kind I am now "highly" allergic! I almost suffocated with just 2 peanuts not to long ago, same with peanut butter:(. However,
thicken grits I a ball sort of and then even can be added to our delicious salad,… we also create a sugar free fat free breakfast salad "dressing gabby,…??? Hummmmmmmm??? ;-D thinking caps open…

ConnieMarie 2014-08-01 06:43:20 -0500 Report

Ginger have you checked out the recipe section on DC??? Who says you can't moleste Blueberry muffins or have pancakes…even a dinner roll. It is all about balance & adding protein along with the pancakes - sausage, scrambled egg whites with cheese on the side helps. Just explore - not all carbs are the same. Take some time to look at the breakfast recipe section and you maybe surprised what you find.

Glucerna 2014-07-31 18:57:00 -0500 Report

When we've had a habit of eating certain foods for breakfast for years, it can take some time to develop new habits for different breakfast foods. You might look at smaller servings of some of your favorites, combined with protein foods. For example, Canadian bacon and cottage cheese with a mini blueberry muffin, or hard-boiled eggs with a small pancake every once in awhile. ~Lynn @Glucerna

artqween 2014-08-01 12:38:00 -0500 Report

Got a question Lynn… in all the egg crate containers they are 100% accurate right in the information/
labeling?? :) when consumers buys eggs??

artqween 2014-08-01 12:35:46 -0500 Report

What is ur created healthy version of breakfast Lynn?? (Out of the box) breakfast :)???

Glucerna 2014-08-01 19:32:55 -0500 Report

Food labels are overall accurate. Companies are allowed to round off the nutrient amounts so they're not 100% precise, but they are a useful tool when comparing or choosing foods. I often eat leftovers from dinner for breakfast, and I really like raw vegetables with hummus and sometimes a piece of fruit. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Vhm 2014-07-31 18:43:07 -0500 Report

At Costco I buy large multi packs of flatbread Special K sandwiches. No, these aren't perfect. But I do like the flavor and convenience. I eat eggs; hard boil at least a half dozed at the beginning of the week. I also eat old fashion or steel cut oats, 1/2 cup to 1 cup water, with no sugar, additions, etc. Another option is mixed walnuts and pecans; 1/4 cup. I usually have these for breakfast with a fruit-berry-carb of 1 cup strawberries, blackberries, blue or raspberries. Another option is the berries with your favorite cheese. Finally, a coffee shop offers vegan date bars: dates, unsweetened shredded coconut and chopped raw almonds. Only those ingredients. The bars are dense and filling; One bar, to me, is about 3 servings. These could be made at home. I usually have 1/3 with a fat/protein like 1/4 walnuts/pecans mixed.

jayabee52 2014-07-31 15:33:23 -0500 Report

Howdy Ginger.
In which of the Commandments does it say "Thou shalt eat only foods designated as breakfast foods for breakfast." Not gonna find it!

There is no rule that breakfast has to be limited to breakfast foods. I eat a lot of eggs, but this morning my first meal of the day, I made myself a wonderful chicken salad (no bread - ate it with a fork).

So feel free to grill up a steak and have some veggies with it. Shake things up for yourself a bit.

God's best to you


rolly123 2014-07-31 20:24:04 -0500 Report

James would love have u breakfast but barely eat like today just coffee

jayabee52 2014-08-01 03:56:55 -0500 Report

That is NOT a recommended practice!. Our bodies need nourishment and if it doesn't get it you well may get a liver dump. It is an abuse of one's body to go without for much longer than the time one sleeps. I used to do stuff like that too and It got me here with T2 diabetes.

I encourage you to have some protein to start with (like eggs and sausage and perhaps a selection of berryfruits.).

tabby9146 2014-08-15 09:06:39 -0500 Report

yes and it helps the metabolism to have b'fast every morning too .it usually helps people avoid overloading later in the day. I know it helps me.

simonizer77 2014-07-31 10:29:41 -0500 Report

Breakfast is an issue for me too! I split mostly between oatmeal and Morningstar Farms products. While some are egg sandwiches, the sausage links taste amazingly like real sausages. Patties and links. Not a fan of the 'bacon' strips. I'll try to think of other options.

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