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My diagnosis with Gestational Diabetes was a bit overwhelming at first, I’ll be totally honest! I will also be the first to tell you that I very quickly got sick of eating eggs…especially for breakfast! (you can read my takeaways from that whole experience HERE!) After a lot of trial and error, I found some tried and true breakfast options that gave me fantastic sugar levels, so I rounded them all up to share with you, my fave people. And hey, if you are new to this whole thing, go grab yourself a FREE downloadable sugar tracker HERE.
So, without further adieu, let’s eat breakfast!
1. Greek Yogurt
I think I ate Greek Yogurt for breakfast 5-6 days a week, not even kidding! I grew to love it. While I had some success with the flavored ones, I got my best results buying plain and flavoring it myself! Remember, protein offsets carbs. But the lower you can keep the carbs, the better your numbers will be.
Most mornings, I fixed myself a big fat bowl of yogurt, added a couple of packets of Splenda (or whatever no calorie sweetener you prefer) and some vanilla extract . It tastes amazing but has no sugar! This is also a great addition to a more carb heavy meal to help offset.
3. Hard Boiled Eggs
I typically made up a big batch of these at the beginning of the week so that I had them on hand in the fridge and was set up for success. On mornings when you just don’t feel like making something fancy, or don’t have the time, grab and go hard boiled eggs are the answer! Jessica Gavin gives a great tutorial for the ways to make them over on her blog!
4. Almond Crusted Quiche
This one requires a bit more planning ahead but it is so worth it! In fact, we had it for dinner a few times, too! You could make a couple of these up in the evening and keep them in the fridge for a quick re-heat in the morning! The almond crust takes out most of the carb content, but it tastes so good that you hardly miss it! Grab that recipe HERE!
5. Protein Shakes
These are a life-saver for when you are in a hurry! Or when you make a bad choice and have too many carbs and need a quick fix to bring your sugar down! (Been there, done that!) They are especially delicious if you freeze them and then eat them with a spoon like ice cream! Premier Protein were my favorite and this variety pack gives you options!
6. Protein Bars
Just like the shakes, these are great for grab and go mornings! I almost always took one of these on OB appointment days, because I had an hour drive and was usually in a hurry! They are a tiny bit more carb-filled, but always still gave me great numbers. Plus you feel like you are having a treat! Here are a few that were my favorites!
7. Bacon, egg and cheese on whole wheat toast
I found that if I put enough protein in my sandwich, I could get away with whole wheat toast! The Incredible Egg has a great recipe, but you can totally keep it simple here! Try it and see how your numbers do!
There you have it! A breakfast option for each day of the week! My biggest recommendation: Find what you like. Keep it simple, but vary it up as much as you can!
Hang in there, mama! You’ve got this! And it will be SO worth it when you hold that little one for the first time!