We might have often heard people telling us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But I think nowadays, we do not even consider it a meal. Because we are always running late and we only have time to either shove down two spoons of whatever is kept on the table or just run out through the door. Have you ever just sat down at the table with a beautiful breakfast laid before you, eating in the morning breeze? You can never say no to food when it right before you like that. I mean it’s FOOD, who says no to food? Here are a few tips on what can diabetics eat for breakfast. Read on!
Why is Breakfast considered to be very important?
Especially for people with diabetes, breakfast is a must. This is because it helps in maintaining a low glycemic index, which prevents any spike in the blood sugar. This can hold a long time even after breakfast and sometimes even after lunch. A well-balanced breakfast can help you through a good metabolism and also keeps that energy going. I know that no matter, what fancy words I use to talk about the benefits of a healthy breakfast, you might just have the time to get to work. So we just put together some healthy and easy breakfast, you can make before running out that door!
You can grab whole fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, pears or peaches which are easy to just grab and run. You can just have them on the way or when you reach your office. You can also keep one or two bags of frozen fruits which can help you make a smoothie when you are in a hurry. You can also have canned fruits like peaches or mixed fruit. But make sure they are canned in juice, not in syrup. You can also have dried fruits like raisins or dried cranberries which are a good topping for cereal or oats.
You can try unsalted but roasted peanuts. Walnuts, almonds, pecans, peanuts or even a mix can be tried. This is easy, as you practically have to do nothing except roast them. You can even carry them in your bag in case of emergencies when you have no time at all, you can just munch a few on the way!
Whole grains like oats, which is available in like single servings or as bulk. It hardly takes about 2 minutes to boil. You can also add some nuts, dry fruits or fruits to give it some flavor if you have the time. You can also try 100% whole wheat bread or muffins. Whole wheat or bran cereal can also be taken, but only if it is unsweetened. Try to add flavors that you like to make it more interesting!
Shake your Breakfast
To have a minute meal, you can add some fat-free milk, half a cup of whole fruit like strawberries, blueberries or bananas, a teaspoon of nuts and wheat germ and some ice.
Blend them all together to have your healthy breakfast in a minute!
Protein is an important part of any diet. Some of the best choices are steak and eggs. You can have some scrambled eggs with salsa or some hard boiled eggs with vegetable sticks. You can also make some steak with some vegetable stir. Though this may seem heavy for breakfast, it will be absolutely scrumptious!
They say, “old is gold” so is scrambled eggs and toast. It is one of the best breakfast if it is made right. You can make the scrambled eggs in a nonstick pan and have it with 100% whole grain toast with some low-fat butter.
Due to its protein and fiber, it can get you through the morning, feeling good!
You can include a lot of fresh veggies to your diet. Like sandwiches, you can have bell peppers with onions or add tomatoes that are fresh. Try various veggies throughout the week. This will give you a balance to your diet, also leaving you fresh and healthy.
No Ditching Dairy
Dairy products do have the required amount of calcium and protein, both very important for the body. You can consume low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese which has a low glycemic rating.
You can combine yogurt along with dried fruits or nuts to make it yummy!
On the Go- Breakfast Tips
- You can break an egg in a microwave safe bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of milk along with some ground pepper and garlic powder. After the egg is fully cooked add a tablespoon of salsa and a tablespoon of low-fat cheese. Have it with whole grain toast.
- You can have a bowl of whole grain cereal or bran cereal with half a cup of low-fat milk. You can use almond milk or soy milk to cut down on the calories. You can top it with some fruits or nuts.
- Use your microwave and make scrambled eggs. You can wrap it up in a whole wheat tortilla and add a dash of hot sauce to it. You can then wrap it up in foil and have it hot.
- Peanut butter and toast, one of the easiest and the healthiest breakfast. All you got to do, is smear some peanut butter on a toasted 100% whole grain bread and add some bananas or apples to it, provided it can be included in your meal plan.
- You can mix half a cup of cottage cheese into half a cup of canned fruit. It can be anything you prefer like peaches, apples, berries and you can add some nuts for taste.
Well, we are hoping that this helps you fix a breakfast in minutes and that you don’t skip your meal. Try to have something each day before you dash out, so that it turns into a healthy habit. Because you know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!