Goodbye drive-thrus! Once you try these 6 breakfast recipes for people with diabetes, you won’t miss food from the drive-thru. Each of these includes a good source of protein and complex carbohydrates to give you energy and keep you full through the morning. Eating protein at each meal also helps prevent snacking throughout the day.
- Overnight protein oats: mix together in a small dish with a lid ½ cup old fashioned oats, ¼ cup vanilla whey protein powder and ½ cup water. Stir to combine. Top with 1/3 cup frozen cherries or strawberries, 2 tbsp chopped pecans, ¼ tsp cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.
- Better peanut buster parfait: the Dairy Queen version has 710 calories and 95 grams carbohydrate! This version has 46 grams carbohydrate plus 24 grams of protein. Stir 1 tbsp peanut butter or powdered peanut butter like PB2 into 6 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt. Layer yogurt with 1/3 cup peanut butter Chex cereal, 2 tbsp chopped nuts and banana slices.
- Avocado breakfast taco: scramble 2 eggs; in a low carb tortilla, like Mission Carb Balance, add the eggs, 2 tbsp guacamole or mashed avocado and chopped tomatoes or bell peppers. Wrap and go!
- Peanut butter banana chocolate shake: click here for this on-the-go breakfast protein shake.
- Waffle sandwich: toast 2 whole wheat or gluten free waffles. Spread 2 tbsp mixed powdered peanut butter and banana or apple slices. Increase the protein with higher protein waffles like Kodiak Power Waffles, or mix 3 tbsp vanilla protein powder with one tbsp water to create a protein-rich spread.
- Breakfast charcuterie: plate up 2 slices deli turkey or 2 hard boiled eggs, 2 slices cheese, 10 grapes, 6 Triscuit or 10 Nut Thin crackers and 6 chocolate covered almonds.
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