5 No-Egg Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics
Dreaming up new meal ideas when you have diabetes can be tricky, especially when it comes to breakfast.
Eggs are a staple for many diabetics, but they can quickly become boring day in and day out. Here are several non-egg breakfast ideas you can experiment with to vary your morning routine, while still meeting your nutritional needs.
Cottage cheese and fruit.
Easy and quick, cottage cheese is a convenient breakfast and is also high in protein. Top about a half-cup of cottage cheese with a 1/4 cup of berries for a low-carb breakfast that you can easily take on the go or eat at home.
To add more flavor, you can sprinkle it with cinnamon, a non-caloric sweetener or powdered sugar-free Crystal Light.
Protein "pancakes" can be made in a variety of ways. While some recipes may include using eggs or egg whites, you'll feel like you're eating something new.
Some recipes include using bananas, protein powder, or cottage cheese to achieve a pancake-like texture. Try this simple, low-carb recipe from Blogilaties.
Top your protein pancake with some nut butter and you have a filling and delicious breakfast.
An easy way to use up leftovers is to make a breakfast "hash" with whatever you have on hand, including chopped vegetables, ground meat, turkey bacon and cheese.
You can't go wrong with a breakfast hash - just experiment and adjust your seasonings until you like the taste.
Try this Southwestern Tofu Scramble for inspiration.
Flax meal muffins.
The great thing about flax seed is it's a diabetic-friendly "grain." You can use flax seed or flax meal to make muffins, which are a tasty and healthy alternative to traditional baked goods.
Try this recipe for Flaxseed Cinnamon Bun Muffins.
Store-bought granola is generally high in sugar, but you can easily make your own low-carb version at home.
Simply mixing some toasted nuts, seeds, and other ingredients will give you a batch of breakfast granola you can pre-package for the week.
This recipe from All Day I Dream About Food is both low carb and gluten free.
Source: GreenLite Medicine