Breakfast Ideas for Gestational Diabetes Patients

Breakfast Ideas for Gestational Diabetes Patients

breakfast ideas for gestational diabetesBreakfast can be a touchy time for many pregnant women. After not eating for several hours while you are sleeping, the nausea of morning sickness can set in and make for a rough start to your day. Eating a good, nutritious meal can help curb the nausea, give you some energy to start the day, and help nourish that baby you are carrying.

Gestational diabetes means that breakfast is even more important. You need to keep your blood sugar monitored and stable at all times, so it’s not a good idea to skip meals, especially that first and most important meal. Starting the day with stable blood sugar levels is going to help you have the best and healthiest day possible.

Here are some great breakfast ideas:

Easy Veggie Omelet

Whisk two egg whites with 1 tablespoon of milk. Heat a pan to medium heat with nonstick spray. Pour egg mixture into the pan. Add chopped veggies such as broccoli, onion, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Sprinkle on two tablespoons of shredded cheddar cheese. Flip omelet over to finish cooking and then fold in half. Serve with a slice of whole wheat toast with sugar free fruit spread or a serving of fresh cut fruit.

Fruit and Nut Oats

Prepare steel cut oatmeal as directed on package. Top with fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, and chopped apples. Using a saute pan, toast some walnuts, pecans, and/or almonds and dust with cinnamon. Add toasted nut mixture to fruit topping. Drizzle with one tablespoon of agave nectar for additional sweetness.

French Toast with Peaches

gestational diabetesDredge two slices of whole wheat toast in a mixture of one egg white and ¼ cup of milk. Dust with cinnamon and then cook over medium for about one minute on each side. Keeping the pan hot, toast a small handful of pecans. In the same pan, warm up ½ a cup of fresh, frozen, or canned peaches. If you use canned, choose only the fruit in juice, not syrup. Top toast with peaches and nuts.

Cajun Breakfast Sandwich

Toast an English muffin and spread one teaspoon of butter or margarine on both halves. Whisk one egg or egg white with a dash of pepper and Cajun seasoning. Cook egg in a small pan, folding egg onto itself until done. Set the egg on one half of toasted English muffin and top with one slice of your choice of cheese. Enjoy with a small side of grapes.

Breakfast Banana Split

Spread two tablespoons of natural, unsweetened peanut butter over a medium, ripened banana. Dust with half a teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder. Enjoy with a small glass of milk and two slices of whole wheat toast.

Whenever you are preparing a good breakfast fit for a gestational diabetes patient, make sure that you are balancing your carbohydrates with protein. For example, wherever there is bread there are eggs or peanut butter. Also, be sure to keep your sweets to a minimum by choosing to eat naturally sweet fruits and low glycemic index sweeteners like agave syrup. Click to see lunch and dinner ideas!