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!

Many of these products will often 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.

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

11 Responses to “Sample Breakfast Menu for Diabetics”

  1. Earl says:

    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. Stacey says:

    I’ve found tasty recipes at breakfastfordiabetics.com They have some good menu ideas (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks ) and they’re always adding new ones. They list carb amount,GI, calories, fat, fiber content, etc

    Sample recipe: Egg in a Field

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

    Calories: 362; Carbohydrates: 6g; Protein: 24g; Fat: 6g; Saturated Fats: 2g; Sodium: 240mg.

    INGREDIENTS:
    • 1/2 pound 90% lean ground turkey
    • 1/2 pound fresh spinach, rinsed, chopped, drained and placed on a serving platter
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 2 T. Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
    • Tabasco Sauce to taste
    • Sprig of fresh parsley

    PREPARATION:
    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. Gee says:

    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. liz says:

    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. Terry says:

    thank you for your help. going to make breakfast now.
    It is difficult to know what to eat generally

  7. Pat says:

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

  8. kathy says:

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

  9. Denver says:

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

  10. Thomas says:

    Thanks fo the breakfast tips.

  11. Christa says:

    @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.

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