5 5-minute Diabetic Breakfast Recipes
We all know that pain. We want that extra few minutes of sleep before having to get ready for work. Breakfast is probably the last thing on our minds…until that hunger pain hits us on our commute and we see those beautiful Golden Arches calling our name. Or we just decide to skip breakfast all together :-O
It has been banged into our brains since birth “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but it is true? YES! It is. It literally means “breaking the fast.” Our bodies are fasting from our last meal that was at least 8+ hours prior. We need to re-fuel. Still not convinced? Here are some fun breakfast facts:
May help lower Cholesterol (3)
Not all breakfasts are made equal! Use this breakfast check list to get the most out of your meal:
Here we have quick healthy breakfast ideas for diabetics that can be personalized to your tastes. And yes, they all take less than 5 minutes to make!
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apple nachos with coconut
I LOVE apple nachos for breakfast. Its such a fun way to add variety to your typical apple+peanut butter combo. You can use this recipe or get creative and add whatever toppings sound good to you! You can also use this Cashew Chai Nut Butter to make these healthy apple nachos an extra special treat :-)
2. Avocado prosciutto toast
This healthy breakfast avocado toast is so easy! I introduced this recipe to my dad a few weeks ago and he has eaten it EVERYDAY since. This avocado toast is elevated with prosciutto and everything bagel seasoning and I promise it won’t take you more than 5 minutes to make.
3. yogurt bowls
Anyone else find yogurt boring?? I was never a big yogurt fan until I start making yogurt bowls. Yogurt bowls are great because they are so versatile. Put on all of the topping to add flavor and texture to your dish. In this yogurt bowl I added fresh seasonal fruit for some tang, almonds for crunch, and chia seeds for extra nutrients. I also suggest buying plain yogurt and adding your own sweetener so that you can control the flavor.
4. Greek OMELETTE
Okay I know this one sounds like it will take a while but trust me! The trick to a fast great tasting omelette is having pre-cut ingredients. We utilize frozen chopped onions, frozen chopped peppers, and sliced olives. Frozen chopped onions and peppers are great to always have on hand! They can easily be thrown into dishes and add so much flavor.
5. Ricotta Cheese Toast
Trying to decide between sweet or savory? Why not both?! This recipe brings in the savory from the ricotta and sweet with fresh fruit. And we added a bonus flavor with hot honey. Get creative here and top with whatever suits your palette!
This recipe has to be prepared the night before but is so easy when you just want to grab something and go! Check it out here!
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