I need some new breakfast options

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette Terry Latest Reply 2015-03-18 11:44:54 -0500
Started 2015-03-04 21:10:36 -0600

I really need to get on track and start controlling my mid morning blood sugars better. Almost every day I get a mid morning slump and I know it is because of what I am eating for breakfast that is spiking my blood sugar. I love cereal but can't find any good ones that don't spike my blood sugar. And I have recently developed an intolerance for eggs which is unfortunate because that was my go to in the morning. I have toddlers so I can't spend a lot of time making breakfast so I need something that is quick to grab.

Any suggestions? What have all of you found that works for you for breakfast. I would also prefer it to be tasty :)

Tags: breakfast

30 replies

rolly123 2015-03-09 16:57:57 -0500 Report

I have two toast with sausage and cheese yogurt has lots sugar sometime its eggs bacon toast sometime toast with peanut butter

Fefe12 2015-03-08 03:15:05 -0500 Report

FYI, if you want to try the oatmeal in crockpot, you have to use steel cut oats. The rolled oats we grew up on will turn to mush, and be awful. No one in your house will eat oatmeal ever again. Lol, may give them nightmares!

Fefe12 2015-03-08 03:11:09 -0500 Report

A good place to start is to throw away all that cereal. Too high in carbs for you and your children. Has no nutritional value, unless you buy those expensive ones, which children can eat a lot of cause they aren't filling. I would start with cooking steel cut oats in the crockpot. When you add fresh fruit it's good and nutritious, and it's ready when you get up. Eggs, are good for the kids so that can work for them. Avocados, tomatoes, cheese on a tortilla, cheese on a tortilla baked in the oven till crisp, try different kinds of cheeses. My kids love them, I add black truffle oil on mine and I use the extra thin tortillas. Try interesting casseroles, baked at night and then slice and pop in the microwave in the morning. Think outside the box. Breakfast foods are what you decide is for breakfast, not what the world tells you it is.

Mando_Lynn 2015-03-07 21:39:43 -0600 Report

I have a low sugar carnation instant breakfast mixed with Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk. And a Polly-O cheese stick. Only like 17 carbs. Quick, easy, and awesome!

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2015-03-10 21:46:47 -0500 Report

I didn't know there was a low sugar carnation mix. I often use the chocolate drink mix. Do you get yours at a normal grocery store?

Mando_Lynn 2015-03-10 21:50:58 -0500 Report

I can find them both at publix and at Kroger. The box is blue instead of yellow. And it's actually called carnation breakfast essentials now, not instant breakfast. Make sure you get almond breeze and not silk almond milk. Breeze is much better!

John Crowley
John Crowley 2015-03-05 11:33:31 -0600 Report

We recently discovered Greek Gods greek yogurt. It's amazing. http://www.greekgodsyogurt.com/24oz-products/...

The flavored ones are ridiculously good but a little bit higher in carbs. The plain is also very good and with a few blueberries tossed in, is a great, quick, low-carb, protein-packed breakfast.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-03-05 09:28:19 -0600 Report

Hi jeanette,
Have you considered going to the recipe section of DC ? They have wonderful recipes for breakfast foods. What's. More their diabetic friendly. Give it a try…VL

Liorascs 2015-03-05 09:07:56 -0600 Report

Some times, Greek yogurt mixed with a little 4% fat cottage cheese. I am careful to only get yogurt with less than 15grams of carbs. I also like gefilte fish with some horseradish. As far as cereal goes I sometimes have Special K Protein and I use unsweetened almond milk.

Anyway, those are some of the none egg breakfasts I use regularly.

Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-03-05 08:48:03 -0600 Report

Once a week I make this muffin that I make from eggs, I take a couple of eggs and I chop up some cooked veggies, I really like cauliflower and broccoli, and I beat the eggs and add the veggies and add a little shredded cheese and I bake them in a muffin tin and then I have enough for a few days, If you count carbs you don't have to count eggs or veggies, however you do have to count the cheese, but you don't get much in one muffin so I don't count it, and then I slice an apple and it's a yummy breakfast. Hope this helps.

Type1Lou 2015-03-05 08:27:35 -0600 Report

My breakfast nearly every morning is 2 slices of Wasa Light Rye or Flaxseed Crispbread, spread with about 1/3 cup of Fage Plain 2% Greek yogurt and topped with fresh berries…right now it's strawberry season in Florida. When I can't get the fresh berries, I'll spread some sugar-free jam onto the rye crisp before topping it with yogurt. To me, it's like having a diabetic-friendly little pastry..total carbs with the milk in my coffee is 30 grams.

jayabee52 2015-03-05 07:11:21 -0600 Report

Howdy Jeanette
Seems like there are a number of folks who have posted queries about breakfast and cereal in the past couple of days.

Here is a slideshow from Readers' Digest on breakfast. Some of the choices listed are less than diabetes friendly, but most of us can work around some ot the things which make them so. The slideshow begins here ~ http://www.rd.com/slideshows/high-protein-bre...

I pray this is helpful to you.


BTW how does this intolerance for eggs make itself known?

dordoyle 2015-03-05 05:33:15 -0600 Report

I eat cereal, cold or hot and some fruit and coffee. If I get hungry before lunch, I keep nuts, any type, on hand and I eat a handful and it helps till I have lunch.

lilleyheidi 2015-03-05 03:43:24 -0600 Report

I eat a cup of yogurt and 1/2 to 3/4 cup of blueberries or mixed berries, if I have time in the morning I run it thru the blender with a little bit of stevia and bring it in a cup to go in the car when I'm on the run. It's got the protein and the carbs to keep me running.

handmashed 2015-03-05 01:12:25 -0600 Report

I keep hard boiled eggs, cooked sausage, cheese cubes on hand, at all times. I was intolerant of store bought eggs too… but I have no problem with natural eggs, from my free range chickens. All are high protein foods, that can be prepared in advance. Eggs will be fine (in the shell) for 10 days after they are hard boiled. Sausage, I store in the meat drawer after I cook it!! Nothing can be easier, grab a hard boiled egg…or a sausage patty and a half dozen cheese cubes and go… Or toss them into a baggie, and out to the car we go. Not half as challenging as I once thought.

kimfing 2015-03-04 22:51:43 -0600 Report

Dannon light n fit Greek yogurt w Kind brand grandly it is low gi. Sara lee delights bread 9c per slice w p butter n fruit

Michael_1960 2015-03-04 21:29:24 -0600 Report

I used to eat Rice Krispies, or Corn Flakes with either Stevia, or Splenda, with some fresh strawberries, or blueberries. along with a piece of toast with alittle bit of grape jelly.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2015-03-05 11:38:34 -0600 Report

Michael, does that breakfast work for you? Many of the members here couldn't handle a breakfast that contained that many carbs. Just wondering what your treatment plan is and if you've tested a couple hours after breakfast to see where your blood sugar is. I think we'd all like to understand how this is working for you.

Michael_1960 2015-03-05 11:43:50 -0600 Report

Well you see John it's like this different foods work for different people so yes it did work for me because I am on a 60 grams of carbs per meal and 20 grams per snack in between meals.

sweetslover 2015-03-04 21:20:39 -0600 Report

I have recently started eating a Dannon Lite & Fit Greek yogurt and a handful of almonds. Working pretty good.

GabbyPA 2015-03-04 21:20:21 -0600 Report

Oh bummer about your egg issue. Eggs are my first defense in the morning. How about cheese and meat roll ups? I like turkey with swiss and a pickle in the middle. For about 350 calories and 7 carbs (depending on your meat) it's quick easy and yummy.

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