It is important for any person to start the day with a timely meal, in which the balance of fats, proteins and carbohydrates is maintained.
But if a healthy breakfast is a recommendation for healthy people, then for a diabetic it is an urgent need, without which normal functioning of the body is impossible.From our article, you will learn how to properly organize your morning meal so that it does not raise sugar levels too high.
Depending on the type of diabetes – I or II, the diet is adjusted, but in any case there are basic rules that are valid for both cases:
- meals at least 5-6 times a day;
- eating at the same time;
- the amount of energy received must coincide with its consumption;
- it is necessary to consider the amount of carbohydrates according to the system of bread units (XE), and the degree of increase in blood sugar is determined by the glycemic index (GI);
- excludes all products that exceed the permissible values of XE and GI;
- sugar is ALWAYS replaced with organic or artificial sweeteners.
If there is no excess body weight, type 1 diabetics can consume as many fats and proteins as a person without diabetes, since caloric intake does not increase sugar levels by itself.
Type 2 diabetics should refrain from fatty protein foods.
And that, and the other group, breakfast is shown without fail, since it helps in the morning to take and hold the desired sugar level throughout the day. It is in the morning meal that the maximum number of permissible bread units per day is 8 – 10. Based on the assumption that no more than 24 of them should be received on the day.
We offer you some simple breakfast recipes for type 1 and type 2 diabetics. However, remember that the use of any product in any combination must first be agreed with your doctor!
Salad of tomatoes and cucumbers
This breakfast is suitable for a salad of chopped tomatoes with cucumbers seasoned with vegetable oil. It is better to prefer an unrefined version of sunflower, it is not only more fragrant, but, of course, much more useful.
Or, for example, with an acute lack of time, it is good to cook cucumber smoothie on kefir and cottage cheese.
To do this, take 100 g of low-fat cottage cheese, add 100 g of kefir and 100 g of water to it, cut fresh cucumber, salt and beat in a blender bowl into a homogeneous mass.
Buckwheat with cheese
If there is more time, then you can cook buckwheat with cheese on the water.
In a small bucket with a tablespoon of cereals, fill the finger with water, salt and cook until the liquid is completely absorbed. Add dried parsley, basil, garlic, 1 tsp vegetable oil and let it brew for 5 minutes under the lid. Then, finely chop 1 medium tomato, mix it in the porridge and sprinkle all 1 tablespoon of grated cheese.
It turns out not just a hearty and dietary breakfast, but also acceptable for a diabetic.
Brown rice with vegetables
Type 2 diabetic breakfast can start with a small portion of brown rice with vegetables, 50 g steamed chicken breast and fruit salad.
Fruits for breakfast will not hurt type 2 diabetics. It’s best to make a salad.
Cut into slices ½ sour apple, kiwi, peach. Dressed with natural yogurt and you’re done!
Poached eggs with bread
Another type of breakfast for a type 2 diabetic is poached eggs with whole grain diabetic breads and a green salad.
To do this, you will need 2 eggs, which we will boil in 1 liter of water with the addition of 2 tsp. vinegar 9%.
- Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat to a minimum and gently break one egg into it first. We make sure that the protein does not spread, for this we create a funnel with a spoon, so it will be possible to collect it around the yolk.
- Cook for no longer than 2 minutes, and then get out with a slotted spoon, blotting a drop of water from below with a napkin. We also prepare the second one. Salt before serving.
We complement the meal with a green salad, in which we combine our favorite greens: from iceberg salad to bell peppers, from chicory and lettuce to fresh cucumbers.
Seasoning such a variety can be optionally lemon-oil dressing with the addition of mustard, or you can simply limit yourself to a drop of vegetable oil.
Avocado sorbet for breakfast
Type 2 diabetics can eat sweets, but in extremely limited quantities and certainly without sugar. Therefore, we recommend trying to make sweet sorbet from avocado.
This unusual dessert can rightfully be considered one of the options for vegan ice cream.