⦁ Switch your bread. Skip white breads and choose whole-grain options instead.
⦁ Eat a piece of whole fruit instead of drinking fruit juice for breakfast.
⦁ Get plenty of protein. It keeps you feeling full. Low-fat dairy, legumes, nuts and animal products are good sources of protein.
⦁ Be carb conscious. Keep track of the carbs you eat for breakfast. They all add up.
⦁ Get fiber. It digests slowly so you won’t get hungry too fast. High-fiber foods include whole-grain cereals and breads, seeds, fruit and beans.
⦁ Go with healthy fats. Instead of sausage and bacon, which are high in unhealthy fats, try chicken sausage or turkey bacon. Nuts are a good source of healthy fats, too.
⦁ Watch your portion sizes.
⦁ Beware of condiments. Jams, jellies and syrups pack in lots of sugar.
Remember, breakfast is essential for people with diabetes. A healthy morning meal gets you fueled up for the day and makes it easier to stick to a healthy eating plan all day long.