Sample Breakfast Menu for Diabetics

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes then you really do need to learn about which foods are best for you and your health.  Certainly finding a diabetic breakfast menu is essential, not only so that you can eat the correct food for your diabetes, but also because as we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.   There are many very helpful menus for diabetics available online that can help you come up with healthy and tasty food not just for your breakfast menu, but also for lunch, dinner and those snacks in between!

Possibly the best recipes and menus for diabetics are in the Ultimate Diabetic Cookbook which tries to provide the closest thing to a normal diet that is diabetic friendly and avoids the boring and bland cardboard food that is usually recommended for diabetics.

Many of the products you’ll find online will give you a sample breakfast menu for diabetics so that you can try a few recipes first.  The fantastic thing about these menus is that it makes your entire diet interesting and enjoyable rather than the traditional boring and bland menus you may have tried in the past.

You can also add your own personal touch and creative flair to the menus so that you can make them a little different.

Certainly some of my favorite diabetic menus include using wheat breads, cottage cheese, as well as a range of fruits and vegetables such as blueberries and bananas.  It can also be beneficial to eat at the same kind of time every day so that your body gets in a routine.  The result of this is that you blood sugar levels will remain as constant as possible.  It is important that you do not skip meals, breakfast being very important.

We’ve gathered the best five diabetic breakfast menu dishes and recipes as well as a dozen and a half healthly breakfast menu recommendations all on one summary page (click the preceding link to read on).  This will give you many ideas and hints to try variations that will please your tastebuds as well as help you manage your diabetes.

When putting together your diabetic breakfast menus, remember to read the menus carefully to ensure you get the right measurements and quantities.

12 thoughts on “Sample Breakfast Menu for Diabetics”

  1. I have recently been told by my doctor that I am prediabetic and that I have high cholesterol, mainly my triglycerides. I have to change my diet, but I am a man that loves good food!! What is low fat and low carb and low sugar that is good for all three meals?

  2. This is a recipe that is not only great for diabetics but is also tasty.

    Recipe: Egg in a Field

    YIELD: Serves 3
    Per portion:
    GI: 4
    GL: 1

    • 1/2 pound ground turkey (lean)
    • 1/2 pound spinach, washed, chopped and well drained
    • 1 chopped onion
    • 2 lightly beaten eggs
    • 1 chopped red bell pepper
    • 2 tbs of grated parmesan cheese
    • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
    • Tabasco Sauce to taste
    • Sprig of fresh parsley

    1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet
    2. Add the turkey, breaking into small bits with a fork.
    3. Add onion and bell pepper.
    4. Cook until redness is gone from turkey, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
    5. Wisk Tabasco sauce into eggs and pour over turkey mixture.
    6. Cover and cook over very low heat, until the eggs are set.
    7. Transfer to the serving platter on top of spinach.
    8. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley.
    9. Serve immediately.

  3. Jason ERdwards says:

    Nothing like an over whelming cholesterol meal!

  4. Jason this in NOT high in cholesterol did you notice it is to serves 3. If it were for 1 person kind of. But 2 eggs divided 3 ways is not a lot & olive oil contains no cholesterol, low fat turkey this is fine for a diabetic.

  5. I’ve struggled with breakfasts and here is what I like:

    1/2 cup oatmeal w/low carb toast.

    Eggbeaters sandwich with low carb bread and low fat mayo.

    Cottage cheese with sugar free jams (Smuckers, Polander), and I’ll put about a tablespoon (if that much) into about 3/4 cup of Cottage Cheese and mix it all up!

    Home made egg mcmuffins are good too!! An English Muffin has about 26g carbs, and if you add an egg, a sausage patty (or some bacon) and a slice of cheese, ya got a meal, and only 26 carbs.

    Whole grain sprouted wheat toast with peanut butter with 1/2 banana and Oceanspray cranberry juice lite and 1/2 cup low fat sugar free yogurt

    Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich on whole wheat sprouted grain toast
    and strawberries on the side

    Microwaved scrambled egg substitutes with Morningstar veggie sausages (yum) or turkey bacon and two slices of Nature’s Own Wheat&Fiber high fiber toast (about 25g carbs)

    Two South Beach Diet grain bars & Ocean Spray Diet juices (about 37g carbs)

    Bowl of cheerios (or other cereal) with splenda and a handful of frozen blueberries or fresh strawberries with skim milk.

    Grilled veggie sandwich with cheese, sliced cucumbers and fresh spinach

  6. Thank you for your help. I’m going to make breakfast now.
    It is difficult to know what to eat generally

  7. Liz thanks so much for the breakfast suggestions. They are all going to be helpful to me!!

  8. thanks for the different ideas for breakfast. i needed that!

  9. 26 carbs for breakfast? I rarely hit 50 cards a day.

  10. @Denver:

    I work in a hospital and do the carb count.. and 1800 gets 4 carbs each meal. 15 g is considered 1 carb. so 26 carbs for breakfast isnt bad at all.

  11. Albert Ullio says:

    I religiously follow the following breakfast regime.

    Fruit juice, a piece of fresh fruit, yoghurt, cerial with skimmed milk.
    Fruit salad with yoghurt, together with a piece of toast.
    Eggs, done anyway except fried.
    Black coffee without sugar.

    The days I have a full breakfast it will be all of these items. Otherwise only elements.

  12. All good suggestions!
    Breakfast is important because it sets you up for the day. This applies to everyone but is doubly important if you have a diabetic condition.
    I used to be haphazard with my breakfast because mornings always seem such a rush. Sometimes I’d skip it altogether. However, since a bad episode a couple of months ago I’m a lot more careful about how I start my day and my blood sugar levels have been much more stable.

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