November 6, 2016
In a recent post, I let you know that I’d gone to a dietician at the Diabetes Education Center near my home. I said I’d post information that Maggie (Registered Dietetician and Certified Diabetes Educator) had given me, in terms of monitoring my food, choices, and alternatives. Balancing our blood glucose levels is imperative, and eating the right foods at the correct times will help T2D’s to do just that!
BREAKFAST is touted as being The Most Important Meal of the Day — NOT in my world! I want it to be. I recognize the importance, but I have some issues with it. I’ve got ISSUES!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
- I’m allergic to eggs. That leaves out a LOT of recipes.
- I have a “thing” about the TEXTURE of some foods. Therefore, Oatmeal = I’d rather be shot!
That being said, Maggie helped me with some alternatives. So that YOU get the full benefit of my appointment with her, I’m going to list ALL the choices (including the ones I won’t be eating).
First off, she gave me a brief list of some “At Home Menus” that contain 45-60 g of carb; less than 10 g fat; at least 8 g fiber. Perfect, right? O.K., take a look:
- Oatmeal, 1 cup cooked (Hope YOU enjoy it!)
- 1/2 cup 1% milk
- 1/2 apple
- 2 Kashi Go Lean Waffles
- 1 T. Light Margarine/Sugar-Free Syrup
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 8 oz. 1% milk
- 2 egg whites OR 1/2 cup, Egg Beaters (NO CAN DO, per allergist; but, that’s just me. YOU can feel free to dig in!)
- Low fat Sausage Links
- 2 slices whole wheat toast
- 1 T. Lite Margarine
- 1 small orange
Here are some “On the Run Menus” for those of us who are on-the-run! They contain 30-45 g carb! All good so far!
- Cannon Lite n’ Fit Yogurt
- BelVita Breakfast Biscuit — mixed berry (7 g. fat)
- 2 egg whites on Rye
- 1 cup fresh fruit (10 g. fat, 15 g carb.)
- Quaker Breakfast Flats (27 g. carbs)
- Special K Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich (egg, vegetable, Pepper Jack cheese)
- small fruit (7 g. fat)
- McD’s Egg McMuffin*
- Apple Slices
(12 g. fat)
* In my case, I can eliminate the egg and have the McMuffin with sausage and cheese!
I have a mini-confession: I NEVER eat margarine! Nope, I eat the real deal. Butter makes everything better. 🙂 The truth is, I eat VERY little of it — no big deal.
So, my fellow T2D’s that’s it for some of Maggie’s breakfast suggestions. Whether we’re eating AT HOME or ON-the-RUN, now we have NO excuse! (Thanks, Maggie.)
I believe I promised a list of Maggie’s great snack ideas, too. That will be for another post. However, in an effort to encourage you to meet with a Dietician/Diabetes Educator in your area, I won’t be giving you the entire list. After all, I’m NOT Wiki-leaks!!!!!
REMEMBER: Consult your physician before making ANY changes to you Diabetes Treatment Plan.