Everyone knows that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It can be even MORE important for Type 2 Diabetics. Not only are you eating to fuel your body, but you also need to make sure you are keeping your blood sugars stable and maintaining (or getting to!) a healthy weight. But HOW? When it’s so easy to grab a donut, or a bagel for breakfast, what are quick and easy breakfasts for diabetics?
- Breakfast smoothies. This one is a go-to for me, as I am usually on the run, and I can gulp this down in the car. I keep frozen fruit in my freezer, a container of greek yogurt in my refrigerator, and some low carb protein powder on my counter to use if I do not want to use Almond Milk for an extra protein boost. I love adding cinnamon, or other spices, too. my ratio is usually 1/2 c fruit, 1/2 c yogurt, 1/2 c milk, 1/2 c ice, and whatever else I toss in.
- Breakfast Burrito- These are easily made ahead and frozen, or whipped up in a few minutes, but I whip up some eggs in a bowl and pop them in the microwave for a minute, I stir them, then give them another minute. I toss on a little cheese, and a strip of pre-cooked bacon, give it another 30 seconds, and it’s ready to eat! Just roll into a whole wheat tortilla and eat!
- Oatmeal. Not the little packets that are full of sugar, but oatmeal you cook up yourself. Its super easy in the microwave (just add milk and heat!) and you can top it with all the good things you like. I add a few berries, spices and nuts and you’re ready to go!
- Yogurt Cups- I love to layer greek yogurt in a cup with fruit, spices and a little oats. They are super easy to make ahead, too.
- Egg Muffins. My ultimate grab and go meal! I make these baked egg and cheese scrambled muffins and freeze them, 2 to a ziplock bag. I pop them in the microwave as my coffee is brewing,and BOOM, I’m ready to go. I get a lot of my low carb recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen. Her Egg Muffin are a favorite I do mix up the fillings a lot, using bacon, ham, or even leftovers!
The first step to taking control of Type 2 Diabetes is taking charge of your diet. It can seem like a daunting task, but honestly, with a little prepping you can have a great breakfast ready to go, and never miss the most important meal of the day.