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Breakfast is, in my opinion, the most important meal of the day. I personally feel we don’t 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 you do this every day, I am going to give you 7 quick and easy breakfast recipes that will be good for your diabetes meal planning. Again, I do NOT advocate you eat these type breakfasts every day, but I do 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 tip 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 is so simple, you can make it in seconds or have it in the fridge ready to go if you are running really late.
To a bowl of greek yogurt, add walnuts and strawberries. It is that simple. But what a power packed breakfast this is. You get everything you need to get a great start to your day and it will not affect your blood sugar a great deal at all. Some may put a little sucralose in the yogurt, it is a bit tangy, but many love it just as it is.
I know in my breakfast mistakes video I said breakfasts should not be in liquid form. But remember, this is an exception for those days that you must get out of the house quickly and I would rather you drink your breakfast than go out without anything at all. Plus, this has added convenience in that you can truly take this one with you and not have to worry a great deal about getting stains on your tie or dress.
As you know, I am an advocate of keeping some type of frozen fruit in your freezer just in case you run out of fresh fruit. To me, fresh fruit should be included in any meal if at all possible. Well, this is a fresh fruit breakfast.
It really doesn’t matter what you add to this smoothie as long as it is fruit. I personally like the frozen fruit for a smoothie because it stays colder longer and remains a little thicker.
Combine in a blender 3 or 4 ice cubes, one 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). Blend until smooth and you have a delicious breakfast ready to drink on the way to work.
EGGS AND BACON
I know, I said quick and easy. Hey, this one really is quick and easy. At almost any grocery store these days you can buy bacon that is already cooked. It is not that bad at all actually. You throw it in the microwave for about 10 seconds per slice (read your package directions) and voila! You have bacon.
As for the eggs, boil a few up and keep them in the fridge. They truly are a great snack for any time, but for a quick breakfast you can’t beat it. Throw some bread in the toaster, have the coffee brewing and you have breakfast in just a minute or 2.
If you have to eat it on the go, slice the egg in thin sliced, but it on the toast with the bacon and eat it as a sandwich on your way to work. It really is a great breakfast. If you are going to have it as a sandwich, take 30 extra seconds and add a slice of cheese to it and stick in the microwave to melt the cheese and heat up the egg. YUMMY!
Easiest breakfast ever. Cut some fruit up the night before if you know you are going to sleep in! Add some strawberries, blueberries, peaches, watermelon, apples, pears, whatever fruit you like. Leave this in a bowl overnight and those juices will mingle and marinate that fruit, I get hungry just thinking about it.
FRUIT AND WAFFLE
Yes, you read that right. WAFFLE! Look, the GL of an Aunt Jemima frozen waffle is 10. That is a low GL food. I know, the GI is high, but I am a strong proponent of the GL of a food. It tells you exactly how a food is going to affect your blood sugar and a GL of 10 is low.
Here is my favorite way to eat a waffle. Of course, toast the waffle. DUH!
But in a saucepan, add some fruit, whatever you like with a little splash of orange juice and a couple tablespoons of sucralose. Bring that up to a boil, then simmer for a just a couple of minutes. You won’t believe how good that is over the waffle. Add a glass of milk and you think you will be heading off to school than to work. Childhood memories!
This is an amazing breakfast, especially on those cold mornings. You can get instant oatmeal if you’d like, but very careful of the ingredients. Many instant oatmeals have lots of sugar. You can make your own oatmeal by using minute oats and adding whatever you like to it.
Cook up some oats, add in sucralose, milk, a sliced up apple and cinnamon, that is good stuff. Add fruit or whatever you’d like. It’s quick, easy and actually very good for you!
COTTAGE CHEESE AND FRUIT