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Breakfast ideas

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Donnajs77, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Donnajs77

    Donnajs77 · Member

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    Hello,

    I’m after some breakfast ideas, I’m getting fed up of wheatabix does anyone know of over night oats are any good?? I’m type 2

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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Oats are pretty high carb, but I think weetabix is even higher carb. What kind of diet do you follow? Have you tested your bg after the weetabix? If it doesn't go up by too much after weetabix I'd expect you can eat oats as well.

    Many T2's follow a lower carb diet. Do you like bacon and eggs? Natural Greek yoghurt?
     
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  3. mouseee

    mouseee · Well-Known Member

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    If oats don't spike you then overnight oats are great.
    I used to make them all the time before T2 and LCHF but won't be going anywhere near them for a while. I might try some and see how they effect me when I've been going a little longer.

    Yogurt, oats and frozen berries layered up and left over night. That's it. Some people love it, some hate the texture.
     
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  4. Donnajs77

    Donnajs77 · Member

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    Hi, yeah wheatabix don’t effect my Bg so much I maybe go up by 1mol, I do like bacon and eggs, but I work early mornings so generally eat breakfast at work hence why I eat wheatabix, as we don’t have the means to cook in our canteen, I try to follow a low carb diet, eat a lot of salads and chicken, try to stay away from potatoes and pasta, slowly getting bored with it, but I keep going as I know I have to lol
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Until you have your blood glucose under control, I would avoid any cereals like the plague. My go to breakfast is now scrambled eggs, a slice of black pudding (since controling by BG) and sometimes the "tails" of a fatty bacon. Yum.
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Full fat Greek yoghurt and some berries?
     
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  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    You could make a nice omelet and eat it cold at work. Lasts for a couple of days too so no need for cooking in the morning.
     
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    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm T2 but on insulin so have a bit more latitude in my choices for breakfast.
    Currently one of my quick and easy low carb options is low carb yoghurt with some stewed apple and berries and it barely affects my BG at all and I have to check if going to drive that BG isn't too low.
    My higher carb option is Oats So Simple at about 32gm carbs per serving including the milk.
    Weetabix appears to be about 72gm carbs per 100g weight and as I don't know the weight of one 'biscuit' I can't suggest the carbs in one. But if you take it with about 200 ml of milk, the milk will add about 9g catbs.
     
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    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    How about boiling a few eggs? Can use them for breakfast or lunch.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    If you like the thought of overnight oats but think they might be too high carb, you could try chia pudding instead, made the previous night and left in the fridge it would be ideal to take to work with you. Add berries and or cream if you want too.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/low-carb-chia-pudding
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    What sort of oats do you use? Thanks
     
  13. 1spuds

    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats when its time to hit the net and look up keto and low carb foods.There is plenty of variety.Mrs found a Keto waffle recipe thats actually good,made strawberry jam with Erythritol.Reheat that in the microwave (you do have that hopefully?),add your butter and jam and you would be stylin'! :woot:
     
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    I use everyday ordinary porridge oats. Usually the supermarket value range. I use natural yogurt and the frozen berries let all the lovely juices go as they defrost.
    There are masses of different versions to try.
     
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    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    No grain granola. Recipes online, Google it. That is another quick breakfast option. Does require advance preparation, but then you have fifteen breakfasts sorted.
     
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    I love salad leaves, a rasher of grilled bacon snipped over topped with a couple of boiled eggs, a teaspoon of mixed seeds and some home made french dressing
     
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    Pam22896 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Grilled bacon baked beans and a fried egg
     
  18. philly1991

    philly1991 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Omelettes are a great breakfast idea, low carb if you put the right things in there. Alternatively if you need an on the go option you can make egg muffins using the same ingredients as you would for omelettes. You can batch cook these and keep them in the fridge to eat hot or cold for convenience.
     
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    philly1991 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Yogurt and fruit are also great breakfast options though I know many people don't find them very filling for the first meal of the day.
     
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  20. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Not sure I'd go for baked beans.. too many carbs.. but the bacon and eggs would be fine.
     
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