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My Favorite Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast

Updated on February 15, 2018


Berry Berry Delicious

As a person with diabetes, I'm always keen to find something quick and easy but hopefully low carb to start the day the way I intend, a day of good blood sugar level control.

For me breakfast is one of my favourite meals so I want to make sure that I get a combination of carbs, protein and any other tasty but reasonably healthy ingredient I combine,

One of my favourite summer breakfasts is my version of a berry crumble. It requires no cooking, limited preparation time and tastes delightful.

Sounds like something you might want to try? Read on..



How to make the Berrylicious delight

What you need?

Half a bowl of your favourite berries. The berries you choose depend on your favourites but I tend to go for strawberries, raspberries, blue and blackberries.Any kind of berries however can be used.

Next you need a couple of large heaps of yoghurt. I'm a huge greek yoghurt fan both for the taste and for the low carb elements of this type of youghurt. As an alternative though you can use other types of yoghurt, just make sure the one you choose is not too sweet. The choice you make is entirely dependent on how many carbs you want to add to your protein and fruit. Note, be careful about choosing any yoghurt off the supermarket shelf as some yoghurts have lots of added sugar. Unfortunately one of the things you probably spend the most time doing whilst in a shop is reading the labels so hopefully this isn't something new.

For the final ingredient, you need some healthy seeds. I use LSA, otherwise known as linseed, sesame and almonds. But again you can choose whatever seeds and nut combination you so desire. Some people I know use granola as well, it all depends on the texture and carb value you are after..

How to make the final product

- Put berries in bowl

- Add yoghurt

- Scatter over seeds and/or nuts

It's as simple as that. You can add variety to the dish by mixing up the berries and/or seeds/nuts you use. I find it the perfect way to start the morning
and hope you enjoy it as much as i do,

Other ideas for Low Carb breakfasts

Keeping your carbohydrates lower, generally makes the management of diabetes slightly easier. The rationale for this is because the more carbohydrates you introduce in your diet, the more insulin you need to match the food. One of the more difficult challenges for a person with diabetes is to match the level of insulin to food in an accurate and consistent manner.

This is the reason why many people with diabetes try and stick to a lower carbohydrate diet.

So if you don't like berries here are some other suggestions for low carbohydrate breakfasts. If you have others please share, the more the merrier.

- Eggs - Any way you fancy, eggs are life's' little super food. Full of protein and low in carbohydrates, what better way to start the day.

- The full English breakfast - this may include but not limited to sausages, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, steak.. If you are trying to stay low carb it may be an idea to try to minimize the bread and potato ingredients to keep it very low carb but its up to you depending on what your tastes are on that day.

- Frittatas - The best thing about frittatas are they contain mostly life's super food eggs - but you can also mix and match with other great ingredients to suit your tastes. Ideas include spinach, fetta, bacon, onion, any types of vegetables - the choice again is yours..

- Low carb pancake/waffles or even muffins - just substitute the normal flour with lower carb varieties like almond flour or meal, protein powder, cottage or ricotta cheese

or finally more radically, don't be afraid to eat low carbohydrate food that is traditionally not one you would associate with 'breakfast'. Leftovers from last night's dinner, steak and vegetables, vegetable soup, the options are yours!

Low Carb Diets

This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2012 nicediabetes


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    Columba Smith 

    7 years ago from California

    Great breakfast recipe! My son has type 1, so I am always on the lookout for low carb and healthful choices. We are big on berries, fruits and veggies.

  • nicediabetes profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Australia

    Glad to help, I know those challenges. I hope he enjoys

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    Tonette Fornillos 

    7 years ago from The City of Generals

    This is very helpful. Most diabetics are in search of delicious foods yet perfect for them. I'm giving this to my Dad whose sugar count is at risk of going up, hope it doesn't, but it pays to be careful. Thanks for this nicediabetes.


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