Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Especially for diabetics it seems. That is why a good diabetes breakfast menu should be prepared before the morning comes about. states that eating the right foods in the morning could help keep your blood sugar levels from fluctuating too high the rest of the day. According to researcher, whole grains have a quality of keeping blood sugar lowered throughout the day. This is even more effective when eaten with some form of protein.

The reason this works, the article explains, is that whole grains are contain indigestible carbohydrates, or carbohydrates that are not broken down in the small intestine. Therefore, they provide nourishment to the intestinal bacteria in the large intestine. This triggers a fermentation that produces components such as short-chain fatty acids. The components that are created then enter the blood and favorably affect blood sugar levels. This also makes you feel fuller, longer. For this reason, when you choose a diabetes breakfast menu it should contain both some type of whole-grain and some types of protein.


Diabetes Breakfast Menu Samples


Menu #1

Take two slices of whole-grain bread, each of which should contain at least 2 grams of fiber. Toast both of them. Spread 2 tbsp. of peanut butter on one slice. Slice ½ of a medium-sized banana and place them between the slices of bread, making a sandwich.

Menu #2

Begin by frying 2 eggs in a skillet, using olive oil. Lightly season if you desire. After cooking the eggs, combine them with ½ cup of cherry tomatoes and a slice of whole grain bread. Eat with 1 cup of skim milk.

Menu # 3

In a small bowl, combine 1 egg, ½ tsp. dried terragon, a dash of hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Whip the mixture with a fork until well-combined. Heat 1 tsp. of extra-virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add 2 tbsp. of tofu and cook until it is thoroughly warmed (20-30 seconds) stirring the whole time. Add the egg mixture, and stir until the egg is set. This tofu/egg mixture can be eaten with 1 slice of whole-wheat toast and 1 cup of strawberries.

Menu #4

Make two whole-wheat pancakes, according to package directions. Spread 1 tsp. of raspberry jam down the center of each one. Then top each with a piece of ham. Microwave these for 1 minute and then roll them up. Combine with one piece of whole-wheat toast and a cup of skim milk, if desired.