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Breakfasts for type 2 diabetics

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Boyary23, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. Boyary23

    Boyary23 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Any tips for breakfast for picky type 2 diabetic. Doesn't like the smell of cooked eggs eg scrambled, had enough of PON pancakes, doesn't like yoghurt or fresh milk!
     
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    Alist · Member

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    I am keen to know what other breakfast options might be. I initially bought a high protein muesli which is low carb and mostly seeds and coconut with almonds it’s quite hard going not to mention expensive!!! I understand that Burgen bread is low carb we have been without bread for 6 weeks now and we are very excited to try it for breakfast today with mushrooms and halloumi. Not everyone’s taste I know but like you I couldn’t eat eggs every day. I am also a bit unnerved by cold avocado in the morning!! So also following this one
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Coffee with double cream.
    Or nothing?
     
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  4. SarahEN

    SarahEN · Well-Known Member

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  5. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    You can eat anything you’d eat at any other time of day - no need for ‘special’ breakfast foods. Or skip it.
     
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  6. BRSBRI

    BRSBRI Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with @Goonergal - I sometimes have a bowl of chicken soup and a little cheese to follow; other days I have cold meat, cheese, celery and peanut butter perhaps a protein shake with berries...or some nice oily fish like a mackerel or sardines with salad...

    I'm lucky in that I'm not a fussy eater and will pretty much eat anything...which can be a curse too of course!
     
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    BRSBRI Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    TeddyTottie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Chaffles, sweet or plain, or home-made keto scones. I’m not a huge fan of eggs, although I am coming round to them in moderation, but I do love a boiled egg with bacon ‘soldiers’. They don’t smell while cooking, and someone gave me an ancient electric egg boiler machine which basically steams them with no effort or input from me!

    But I only eat breakfast at weekend, I only have coffee with cream during the week.
     
  9. KennyA

    KennyA Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    6/7 days I don't eat breakfast. About once a week I have a proper fry...which for me includes eggs but also includes bacon/ 100% meat sausage/ mushrooms...and cabbage.
     
  10. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Extra thick bacon in a chaffle - yum.
     
  11. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    cold meats, fish, cheese

    Make an extra portion of dinner and have it for the following breakfast
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Waitrose also sell Livlife bread which is 3.8 g carbs a slice. Small but filling.
     
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  13. mymuk

    mymuk Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I tried that. It's OK, but it's not bread. The stuff I make myself is far better (and has far fewer carbs).

    Here's the current version.

    The below gives a normal sized loaf, much like a sort of wholemeal brioche, that contains 46g of net carbs.

    10g Psyllium Husk
    70g Flaxseed Meal
    190g Vital Wheat Gluten
    10g Salt
    1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum (optional)
    8g Instant Yeast
    15g Erythritol (optional, you could also add a spoonful of real sugar or honey instead if you want as the yeast will use it up anyway)
    Mix those dried ingredients.

    Add 250ml tepid water and one egg
    30g softened Butter or olive oil

    Knead for a good 10 mins. Use a machine, it's very hard to hand knead.

    Shape with wet hands, or put in a greased tin.
    Let rise in a warm place for up to 2 hours until doubled.

    Bake c. 40 mins at 200 C
     
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  14. mymuk

    mymuk Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Sausages and bacon.
     
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    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Bratwurst sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes. Slices of corned beef, ham, cheese - cheese and ham rollups. 2 squares lindtt 90% dark chocolate with peanut butter on top washed down with a cup of tea/coffee. kippers, tin of sardines or even tuna or salmon. chicken drumsticks
     
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    Thanks! Agreed the seed stuff is not like real bread at all.

    In your recipe is the sweetener necessary? I try to avoid it if at all possible.
     
  17. Fenn

    Fenn Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I really wished I could skip breakfast as I get up at 5am and dont want to eat but my numbers go up and up if I dont eat.

    I just wanted to say to op that not all yogurts are equal, I eat Fage 5% with berries and linwoods milled flax seed, if I cant get a hold of Fage I try others and there are massive differences, some nice some awful, so if you havent experimented with different yogurts it could be worth a try.
     
  18. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Greek yoghurt ftw. Fage is okay but there are others slightly lower carb, I like Tesco’s own brand

    I use the various linwoods and strawberries. Pretty much as my daily snack
     
  19. Sugarlisa

    Sugarlisa · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve got chia seeds in sugar free coconut milk in the fridge for morning which will look like overnight pudding for breakfast lol
     
  20. mymuk

    mymuk Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    No, you can leave it out. Thats why it says "optional".
     
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