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Breakfast is, in my opinion, the most important meal of the day. Personally, I think we did not take the time we should to prepare and eat a good breakfast to get our day off on the right foot.
I know, I know, TIME! So while I do not advocate doing this every day, I'll give you 7 quick and easy breakfast recipes that will be good for your diabetes meal planning. Again, I do not advocate eating these type breakfasts every day, but I feel eating something is better than nothing at all.
With that said, here are my 7 quick and easy breakfast ideas.
Ty Mason TriFecta SuperFood Breakfast.
My best advice for this video would be what I call a Ty Mason TriFecta SuperFood Breakfast. It is easy and combines 3 of my diabetes superfoods. It's so simple, you can do it in seconds or have it in the fridge ready to go if it's running too late.
To a bowl of Greek yogurt, add nuts and strawberries. It's that easy. But what a power packed breakfast is. You get everything you need to have a great start to your day and it will not affect your blood sugar a lot at all. Some may put some sucralose in the yogurt, it is a bit spicy, but many love it as it is.
I know in my breakfast bugs video I said breakfasts should not be in liquid form. But remember, this is an exception for those days that you should leave the house quickly and I would prefer you drink your breakfast to come out with nothing at all. In addition, this has added comfort in that you can actually take this one with you and you do not have to worry much about getting spots on your tie or dress.
As you know, I am a supporter of keeping some kind of frozen fruit in your freezer just in case you run out of fresh fruit. For me, fresh fruit should be included in any meal if possible. Well, this is a fresh fruit breakfast.
It really does not matter what I add to this shake, as long as it's fruit. Personally, I like frozen fruit for a smoothie because it stays colder longer and is still a little thicker.
Combine 3 or 4 ice cubes, a cup of Greek yogurt (or 2% milk) a half cup of frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, peaches, etc.) and a handful of nuts (walnuts, almonds, etc.) in a blender. .). Mix until soft and have a delicious breakfast ready to drink on the way to work.
EGGS AND BACON
I know, I said quick and easy. Hey, this is really quick and easy. In almost any grocery store these days you can buy bacon that is already cooked. Not so bad at all. It is pulled in the microwave for about 10 seconds per slice (read the instructions from your packet) and voila! You have bacon.
As for the eggs, boil a few and keep them in the fridge. They are truly a great appetizer for any time, but for a quick breakfast you can not beat it. Throw some bread in the toaster, have coffee and prepare breakfast in just a minute or 2.
If you have to eat along the way, slice the egg into thin slices, but on the toast with the bacon and eat it like a sandwich on your way to work. It really is a great breakfast. If you are going to have it as a sandwich, take an additional 30 seconds and add a slice of cheese to it and stick it in the microwave to melt the cheese and heat the egg. TASTY!
The breakfast was easy. Cut some fruits up the night before if you know you will sleep in! Add some strawberries, blueberries, peaches, watermelon, apples, pears, any fruit you like. Leave this in a bowl overnight and the juices will blend and marinate that fruit, I'm hungry just thinking about it.
FRUITS AND GLASSES
Yes, you read it well. WAFFLE! Look, the GL of Aunt Jemima's frozen waffle is 10. It's a low GL food. I know, the GI is high, but I am a strong advocate of GL for a food. It tells you exactly how a food will affect your blood sugar and a GL of 10 is low.
Here is my favorite way to eat a waffle. Of course, toast the waffles. DUH!
But in a pan, add some fruit, whatever you like with a little splash of orange juice and a couple of tablespoons of sucralose. Bring to a boil, then simmer for a couple of minutes. You will not believe how good it is on the waffle. Add a glass of milk and you think you're going to school to work. Childhood memories!
This is an amazing breakfast, especially on those cold mornings. You can get instant oats if you want, but very careful of the ingredients. Many instant oatmeal have a lot of sugar. You can make your own oatmeal by using oatmeal minutes and add whatever you want to it.
Cook a little oatmeal, add sucralose, milk, a sliced apple and cinnamon, that's good. Add the fruit or whatever you want. It's fast, easy and really very good for you!
HOUSE AND FRUIT CHEESE
Video credits to The Diabetes Council YouTube channel