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Breakfast ideas

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

  1. JeanCL

    JeanCL · Active Member

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    I find Jumbo oats from healthfood shop cooked as porage in microwave, having been soaked in water overnight with a dessertspoon of Goji Berries, served with lashings of full fat yoghourt, and a small not too ripe banana doesn't spike my BG too much at 2 hours and keeps me full for several hours. I'm a slim prediabetic and striving to stay that way (pre, that is!). Good luck!
     
  2. Khushi Nagpal

    Khushi Nagpal Type 1 · Active Member

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    How about a bowl of fruits for breakfast? Like cherries, pears, oranges or some strawberries. Fruits that have a low glycemic index/load.
     
  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    For a T2 pretty awful.. both for the amount of sugar in the fruit and the fructose going directly to the liver for management which can give rise to NAFLD
     
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  4. Lizzie2

    Lizzie2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I usually make myself a two egg omelette with either sliced mushroom or blueberries scattered over the top before I turn it. Sometimes I will mash a ripe banana and beat it into the eggs and make a banana pancake. I have that with half a pink grapefruit and a mug of tea. If I don’t have that I have a boiled egg. I don’t eat toast or anything grain based because it spikes my blood sugar. Sometimes on a Sunday my husband will make me bacon and egg.
     
  5. miahara

    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Be a bit careful with "fruit" as some are pretty high in carbs. As a general rule berries are much lower, though blueberries are a bit high. If I'm cooking apples to add to yoghurt or porridge I mix in about 50% berries to reduce the overall carbs.
    This chart should give an idea as to the relative likely impact of various berries and fruits.

    Carbs in fruits.jpg
     
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  6. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for chia seed pudding. The mix-ins are almost limitless. My favorite is peanut butter and blueberries ( sounds weird, I know) or pumpkin purée, spices and pecans.
     
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  7. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The banana and the grapefruit will give u about 40 carbs which would spike me these days. Though when I was first diagnosed 5yrs ago I could tolerate that amount in one meal now sadly I can't .
     
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    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I bought some chia seeds yesterday and going to try them ..sounds really nice . It is really a trial and error situation .
     
  9. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, play with the seed to milk (or cream) ratio because the texture changes. I personally like more. The basic recipe i like is 1/4 cup seeds per 1 cup liquid. Whisk, let sit for 30 minutes or so in the fridge, whisk again. Let sit overnight, but it will keep for 4-5 days as well.

    I use a US brand that is an almond milk/coconut milk blend that is only 1 carb per cup, but you can use basically any milk or cream variety.

    Put in the mix-ins right before you eat it. Hope you like it.

    My favorite dessert version: high quality cocoa powder, chopped walnuts, and whipped cream.
     
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    dafernee · Newbie

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    I love scrambled eggs with chorizo. Very tasty!
     
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  11. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds lovely :) and thanks
     
  12. Bea32

    Bea32 · Newbie

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    Maybe look at a KETO diet book. Lots of low carb options. You can always make egg muffins with sausage, veggies and keep them in freezer. Just pop a couple in microwave before you head out for the day.
     
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