6 Breakfast Recipe Ideas for People with Diabetes

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.

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Peanut butter banana chocolate shake: click here for this on-the-go breakfast protein shake.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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