Preparation is the best way to perform your best. By preparing for the day ahead with a healthy breakfast, you are not only setting the tone for the rest of your day, but also helping to keep your blood sugar balanced.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially if you have type 2 diabetes. Those who are intermittent fasting should also ensure their first meal to break the fast is healthy, nutritious and balanced.
Here are four rules to keep in mind when eating breakfast.
#1 Don’t skip breakfast.
#2 Prioritise protein.
#3 Skip refined carbs.
#4 Pass on fruit juice.
Wondering what breakfasts are best for people with diabetes? Try one of these six healthy breakfast recipes perfect for people with type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Scramble: Combine drained and crumbled extra firm tofu with your favourite vegetables and seasonings. Add a pinch of turmeric and black pepper for anti-inflammatory benefits as well as a yellow egg-like colour.
Avocado Toast: Top multi-grain toasts with sliced or mashed avocado and sprinkle with seeds, nuts or your favourite seasonings. Everything-but-the-bagel seasoning tastes great!
Greek Yogurt: Look for high-protein yogurt that contains live probiotics. Top with fresh berries and crushed nuts.
Overnight Chia Pudding: Combine chia seeds with water, milk or plant milk and refrigerate overnight. Try adding cocoa powder, vanilla extract and fresh berries.
Oatmeal: Use plain, rolled oats and combine with boiling water or cook in the microwave. Add fresh berries and a splash of milk or plant milk.
Protein Shake: Use lower-carb frozen fruit, combined with milk or plant milk and a scoop of protein powder. Shakes are very customizable and are great for busy mornings.
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