Diabetes Breakfast Ideas

diabetes breakfast ideasSorry pancakes and syrup, you’re outta here. These diabetes breakfast ideas are just what the doctor ordered.  I wanted to find some good recipes because, even though my sister got rid of her diabetes and I’m pre-diabetic, I feel that we really should start paying attention to what we eat and creating more healthy recipes.  Share your ideas below in the comments section.

Omelets and Frittatas

We love cheese so omelets and frittatas are a good bet for diabetes breakfast ideas.  But we always want fried potatoes with our omelets and that’s a No-No.  What omelet or frittata would be complete without fried potatoes or hashed browns?    We fixed that problem with sweet potatoes.  I just soak them in cold water for about 30 minutes, slice them up and put them into my Della air fryer.  They’re so good with a spinach, turkey bacon and Swiss cheese omelet.

Below are a few omelet and frittata recipes I know you’ll like.

Spinach and Cheese Frittata

diabetes breakfast ideasSaute 1/2 package of fresh baby spinach in butter along with 1/2 large onion chopped, half a red bell pepper chopped and any other veggies you like.  Add extra of your favorites, too.  While this mixture sautes, beat eight to ten eggs or (egg substitute).   Add in about a quarter cup of milk, a teaspoon of sea salt, pepper to taste, grated Swiss cheese (or your favorite cheese) and 4.5 tablespoons of whole wheat bread crumbs.

Mix all the ingredients together, pour into an oiled skillet or Corningware casserole dish and bake at 450 degrees for about 15-17 minutes till golden.   How’s that for a diabetes breakfast idea?

NOTE:  Use any veggies you want except peas (yep, I know you wouldn’t use peas anyway).

A Few More Diabetes Breakfast Ideas

Burritos – We really like breakfast burritos and if you use whole wheat tortillas and load them up with eggs, sausage or bacon, grilled green peppers and onions, you’ll be okay. Okay, you can leave out the onions for the kids.

avocadosAvocado Toast – Mush up some fresh, ripe avocado and load it up on whole wheat toast with a slice of Gouda cheese (or your favorite cheese).

Sloppy Muffin – Pop a whole grain muffin in a bowl and slather on non-fat yogurt and fresh seasonal berries, bananas and/or fruit.

Bran or Whole Grain Cereal – Dress up your cereal with almonds, berries, or any of your favorite fruits.

Couple of Crazy Diabetes Breakfast Ideas

diabetes breakfast ideasCocoa Coffee Smoothie – This one is really yummy.  Toss a cup of coffee, a teaspoon of cocoa, a pack of stevia, 2 heaping teaspoons of non-fat dry milk, and a scoop of “Amazon Chocolate” flavored green super food.

(Check out the label on the cocoa container. Its a pretty good food.)

Pumpkin Seeds – Toss pumpkin seeds and a bit of trail mix onto your cereal. Nuts are high in magnesium and potassium.  By the way, magnesium helps cure diabetes.  See more info: Click-Here.

Green Smoothie –  Toss some spinach, Swiss chard, pumpkin seeds, non-fat yogurt, and a few almonds into a blender.  Season to taste.   These foods are rich in magnesium.

Romaine Smoothie – 1 Cucumber,  1 large Broccoli flower,  six stalks of Asparagus, A bunch of Romaine lettuce,  two Tomatoes and one half  cup of Coconut water

pickled beets and eggsPickled Eggs – This was one of my favorite things Grandma made. Boil and peal a dozen eggs. Put the eggs in a large container and add in two cans of beets with the juice.   In a sauce pan combine 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water. Heat and stir until all the sugar has melted. Pour over the eggs and beets. Let stand in the fridge for 3-4 days. Then enjoy!

Frozen Low Fat Yogurt – Throw on nuts, fruit and one little square of dark chocolate.
Now that we’ve talked about some diabetes breakfast ideas, we need to mention that you might want to make sure you don’t over do it… Small portions will help keep your weight down, but will still kick start your metabolism for the day.

Walk off Your Breakfast

Don’t forget to do your walk for the day.   Of course, you’ll want to wait for 25 minutes to an hour before that walk.   This will help keep your weight down as well lowing blood glucose levels.

Now pop over to another page about how to treat/cure type 2 diabetes:  Click-Here

Leave me a comment below and let us know some of your diabetes breakfast ideas.  I’d love to hear them.

Best wishes,  Joan  ( Smiles )


  1. Susan Bovair

    June 15, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    I love your ideas for breakfast! I do have Type 2 diabetes, and usually I eat light in the mornings. Just a low-fat yogurt and a measured/portioned bowl of crisped rice cereal (low-carb!) with fruit or berries on it. I don’t know why I haven’t thought about frozen yogurt for breakfast. I may try that sometime very soon!

  2. Jay Ong

    June 16, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Thanks for the brilliant breakfast ideas. I can now have more variety rather than just the boring cereal which I hated.

    1. Joan

      June 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Thanks Jay, dress up that cereal. Smiles, jC

  3. Kevin McNamara

    June 16, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Hi Joan,
    Great post, love the look of those omelettes! Yes definitely those with diabetes need to watch what they eat. The sweet potatoes are a great replacement for the usual potatoes and the avocados are great too. I would also add the avos to the green smoothie. I love banana, avocado and golden paste (turmeric) and ginger with coconut water or coconut milk.
    Great post, keep up the great work,

    1. Joan

      June 16, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Thanks for your input. I’ll be adding more smoothie recipes on occasion and putting in the avocados as you suggest. They are one of my favorites. I just wish we could get the really big ones like they grow down in Chapala, Mexico.

  4. Rahel

    June 16, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Hi there! I’m still learning about what to avoid having diabetes… But let me share a few ideas that came up to my mind reading your post. An alternative to frittata is “farinata” with these ingredients only: chickpea flour, water, olive oil, salt and pepper (optional). Personally I prefer smoothies in the morning, such as banana, pineapple and red fruits, or banana, peach and apricots.
    Thanks for this post Joan and keep writing!

    1. Joan

      June 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Excellent idea. Thanks for sharing.

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