Diabetic Breakfast

So when I wake up in the morning, I have to check my blood sugar to make sure it is below 95 on the glucose meter.  After that, I am game to make breakfast and eat!

Two hours after breakfast, I have to make sure my blood sugar levels are below 120. I try to keep my numbers in 80’s and 90’s, so I follow the plan the lady at the health district gave me on how to eat a diabetic breakfast.

She suggested to steer clear of super sugary foods.  I try to lay off the carbs, but this is pretty much what I eat every work day.  I am a creature of routine and thankfully, I can handle eating the same breakfast every day.

Ideas:

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She told me to always pair a carb with protein.  I guess the fact that you eat protein helps to break down the carbohydrates that you eat.  They balance each other out.  Hence, apples and peanut butter make a good snack or breakfast item.  I use this as my snack after I check my blood sugar later on in the day.

Meats are good.  I eat two or three strips of turkey bacon a lot or a few links of turkey sausage on the side of my breakfast dish.

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Every morning I make myself an almond milk shake.  I love milkshakes!  The problem is milk has a lot of sugar.  Almond milk has 50 percent more calcium than milk and fewer calories.  I prefer the Almond breeze Original, which is only 60 calories.  I add a dash of chocolate almond milk to my blender to make it a little chocolate-y.  (I am a chocoholic!)  I freeze my Cool Whip Free or in my case, the Wal-Mart brand of whipped topping LIGHT.  Add a couple of scoops to one cup of almond milk, blend it, and you have a pretty good shake!  I used to drink these all the time when I was on my wedding diet too.  It makes a great dessert.  Add some sugar free jello chocolate pudding if you don’t have chocolate milk.

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Since I save my peanut butter and apples for a snack later, peanut butter toast is the way to start off the day.  I highly recommend finding Ezekiel Bread from the local organic food store.  My mom freezes hers and then toasts it to keep it fresher longer.  The cinnamon raisin is my preference. If you don’t want to try Ezekiel Bread, any whole grain bread will do.  My dietician recommends to steer clear of any bread with honey, since it has hidden sugars.

Another breakfast idea is anything with eggs!  Eggs are a great source of protein and help keep your blood sugar levels at bay.  A lot of times if I am out and about in the morning, I will stop by McDonald’s and get an Egg McMuffin.  They are only 380 calories and keep the sugars down.

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