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Diabetes FAQ: What are the healthy breakfast options for diabetics?

Why compromise on taste and nutrition because you are a diabetic? Here are healthy breakfast options for you.

I am a 40-year-old diabetic. I follow a strict exercise and diet regimen but find it difficult to start my day with a healthy breakfast option. Can you please help me with at least five healthy breakfast options good for diabetics that are tasty, easy to prepare and filling?

Be it breakfast or meals, diabetics should keep one thing in mind that they should eat food low in glycemic index to control their blood sugar levels. With low-glycemic foods, the sugar in the body that in turn helps you to control your diabetes. Here are some quick and healthy breakfast options for diabetics that keep you full for a longer time and keep your hunger pangs at bay.

Jowar Uttapam: Packed with only 175 calories, jowar uttapam is a healthy and filling breakfast option every diabetic can try. Made from iron-rich jowar and protein-rich urad dal, this low-glycemic food helps you maintain a healthy blood glucose level by steady release of glucose, says Neha Chandna, nutritionist. Don t know how to make jowar uttapam? read this!

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Oats upma: According to nutritionist, Naini Setalvad, a bowl of oats upma is all you need to start your day with a bang. Loaded with fibre, vitamins and minerals, it is undoubtedly a healthy breakfast option for diabetics. With spices and mixed vegetables, it also pleasures your taste buds. What are you waiting for? Here s how to prepare this delicious oats upma.

Moong dal idli: If you are a South Indian or like eating idli, you have to try this out. Quick, simple and easy to make, moong dal idli is low in calories as compared to chapatis or rice idli. Also, it keeps your stomach full and tastes delicious.Nutritionist, Naini Setalvad says that it is a perfect breakfast option for diabetics. Wondering how to go about it? Here is the recipe of moong dal idli.

Apple cr pes: Bored of the routine breakfast options like parathas or idlis? Then indulge in these scrumptious and healthy apple crepes. Low in glycemic index and extremely healthy, apples are a must for diabetics. And if you don t like eating them raw, this is a tasty way. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make apple crepes.

Chana dal pancake: Made from split Bengal gram (chana dal), the pancake is very nutritious. Chana dal has low glycemic index that helps in proper utilisation of the sugar without drastically increasing your sugar level. It also contains fresh vegetables and curd, which provide you the essential proteins and nutrients required for a healthy breakfast. Here s how to make chana dal pancake at home.

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