Breakfast can be a challenging time of day when living with type 1 diabetes. But, don’t worry! I compiled a list of 10 diabetes-friendly breakfast options that you can shop for at your next Aldi’s trip! All of these options contain protein, fat and fiber to help regular your blood sugar levels (and are budget friendly!). What’s not to love about that?!
Pop these hash brown patties into the airfryer or microwave for a few minutes and pair with a fried egg and a fruit of your choice for a balanced breakfast option.
Don’t feel like cooking eggs in the morning? (I don’t blame you!). These whole & simple breakfast bites with ham or sausage are a great high protein breakfast option. You can pair with a whole grain english muffin and fruit of your choice to round out the meal.
Love pancakes? SAME! Aldi’s frozen buttermilk pancakes are a convenient breakfast option for mornings when you are short on time. Consider eating these along with turkey sausage and fruit for added protein, fat and fiber.
Adding a side of fruit and nut butter can be a simple way to add protein, fat and fiber to these homestyle waffles. My favorite is topping waffles with blueberries and peanut butter.
Don’t want to make your own french toast? No worries. Aldi’s breakfast french toast sticks can be paired with sugar-free syrup, turkey bacon and fruit to reduce the blood sugar impact.
While most oatmeal options are loaded in added sugars, you can create your own bowl of oats that can support your blood sugar levels by preparing them with milk and adding a variety of toppings like nut butter, nuts/seeds, and fruit.
I personally prefer whole milk greek yogurt as it keeps me full for longer, but there are also low fat options available at Aldi’s if needed. Top your yogurt with fruit, granola, and hemp seeds for a filling and colorful bowl!
Due to the fermentation of sourdough, it can be a great bread option for blood sugar management. Consider topping your sourdough bread with peanut butter and fresh strawberries for some added protein, fat and fiber to keep you full all morning long.
Avocado Toast on Whole Grain Bread
Choose a whole grain bread of your choice (Aldi’s has a bunch of great whole grain bread options) and top with a smashed avocado, cherry tomatoes, diced red onion and an egg. YUM!
Kefir is a fermented yogurt-like drink that can be a great base for smoothies– add 1 cup of Kefir along with 1 ½ cups of frozen berries, 1 tbsp of nut butter, and hemp seeds and blend together for a nutritious blood sugar-friendly breakfast option.
Did you find this blog post helpful and want more meal ideas? Check out my free 5 Day Meal Guide for Trader Joe's by downloading it here.
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