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Monday, June 27, 2011

Smart Starts! 7 Days of Healthy, Low Carb Breakfasts

Breakfast is the most challenging meal for people living with diabetes. In this country, standard breakfast fare is usually very high in carbohydrates. Cereal, toast, bagels, muffins, danish, scones, pancakes, waffles, and even fruit are among the foods most likely to spike your blood sugar. Bacon and eggs are carb- free, but bacon comes with other downsides (i.e., nitrites and sodium) and even the most devoted of egg lovers can't have eggs every day.


Back-to-work Monday is a good day to go for simple toast and toppings. But a slice of whole grain toast with a tablespoon of jam on it will cost you 26 grams of mostly fast-acting carbs. And it's unlikely that one piece of toast will satisfy you. Try this:

Blueberry Danish Roll-Up

1. Mash 1/4 cup of blueberries or another type of berry and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar substitute. Let sit to macerate for five minutes. Spread 1 teaspoon of butter, 2 tablespoons of cream cheese and the berry mixture on one half of a piece of low carb lavash bread.*

2. Roll up, using toothpicks if necessary to hold it together, and heat in toaster oven or microwave until warm throughout. 3. Have a hard-boiled egg to complete your meal.

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