Best Breakfasts For Diabetics

Many traditional American breakfasts can be a diabetic’s nightmare. With carb-loaded cereals, pancakes, waffles, and sugary syrups and jams, it may seem impossible to enjoy the most important meal of the day. Here are some taste-tested winners in many categories of breakfast favorites that are safe and delicious for diabetics.

Best Cereals

Kellog’s Special K Blueberry

These crunchy, flavorful flakes not only maintain their texture in milk, but offer bursts of fruity flavor in every bite. Compared to other Special K cereals, the blueberry tastes the most like the fruit inside and is sweet without being too sugary.

Trader Joe’s Triple Berry-O’s

This classic cereal is made from heart-healthy whole grains, uses a variety of unsweetened berries, and delivers just the right amount of sweetness.
This cereal and the Special K have less than 150 calories, less that 30g of carbohydrates, and less than 8g of sugars.

Best Pancakes

Pear Ginger Pancakes

The combination of pear and ginger creates a strong flavored syrup that is low on sugar but high on yummy! These pancakes have 39 grams of carbs per serving, which is lower than average pancakes. This makes a great substitute for those sugary diner pancakes you eat at restaurants! View the recipe here.

Whole Wheat Pancakes

If you like plain pancakes, try replacing traditional flour with a whole-wheat substitute! This will lower the carbs, increase the fiber, and decrease the sugar content of a classic pancake. Instead of syrup, try a sugar-free jam or fruit paste! Find the recipe here.

Best Omelettes

Broccoli Feta Omelette

This easy omelette makes a nice lunch as well as a filling breakfast. It only takes 10 minutes to make, has only 9g of carbs and 1g of sugar, and only 180 calories! Eating eggs for breakfast can help with weight loss, increase energy throughout the day, and keep you full for longer. Read the recipe here.

Tomato and Mozzarella Omelette

With only 4g of carbohydrates and very little sugar, there is no reason not to indulge in this healthy omelette! The perfect snack for an outdoor summer brunch, or just a quick lunch at home. It only takes a few minutes to prepare. Try it!

Best Breakfast Meats

Fresh Pork Sausage

Using fresh, lean pork cuts to make your own sausage is a healthier alternative to pre-made sausages from the store. This easy recipe only has 1g of carbohydrates and 0.5g of sugar. If you like meat in the morning, try this recipe

Bacon Breakfast Wraps

Diabetics are often told to cut bacon out of their diet completely. Bacon is known as one of the worst foods that a diabetic can eat, but it doesn’t have to be completely eliminated from your diet. This bacon wrap has only 18g of carbs and 2g of sugar. Read the recipe here.

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