Why use a diabetic breakfast menu? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially if you are diabetic. So, having a great diabetic breakfast menu on hand can be a real help to your diabetic diet. A diabetic breakfast menu typically contains a combination of foods which add up to no more than 45 grams of carbohydrates. A good diabetic breakfast menu will contain a source of protein and some form of whole grain. This is because whole grains, eaten early on in your day, help keep you blood sugar levels from fluctuating too dramatically throughout the day. When combined with a type of protein, blood sugar levels are even steadier, according to CollectiveWisdom.com.

This article contains a sample diabetic breakfast menu. It should be used for informational purposes only, not for actual use. Furthermore, the requirements for a diabetic breakfast menu may differ from person to person. So, do not make any changes to your diet without consulting your doctor, nutritionist, and/or dietitian first.


Sample Diabetic Breakfast Menu


Day 1

1 boiled egg

1 slice whole wheat bread

1 tsp. fat free butter

½ cup skim milk

½ small banana

Day 2

1 small bran muffin

1/2 cup strawberries

1 cup skim milk


Day 3

1 cup trail mix

1 cup of sliced apple

1cup skim milk


Day 4

1 slice of whole wheat toast

1 cup blueberries

1 piece of turkey sausage


Day 5

1 breakfast burrito on whole wheat tortilla

1 slice light cheese

½ scrambled egg

1 cup coffee made w/ Splenda


Day 6

1 cup unsweetened whole-grain cereal

½ cup skim milk

½ grape fruit or banana


Day 7

1 whole-grain pancake

2 tsp. jam

1 ounce of Canadian bacon

1 cup artificially sweetened coffee or skim milk


Diabetic Breakfast Menu Eating Tips


When using or creating a diabetic menu, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Cook with a light cooking spray when frying foods
  • Choose a heart-healthy butter if butter is called for
  • Use lean meats such as turkey or Canadian bacon
  • Use real fruits
  • Use only low-fat dairy products such as light cheeses, non-fat or skim milk, and low-fat or fat-free yogurt
  • Only eat small portions
  • Add grains, beans, or non-starchy vegetables whenever possible
  • Try to include bananas or various nuts in the diabetic breakfast menu.
  • Use sugar substitutes, or egg substitutes whenever possible
  • Always eat breakfast right after waking up
  • Never skip breakfast