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low carb/low spike breakfast foods

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by kiwiliz, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. kiwiliz

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    I have been dealing with some horrible breakfast spikes and wondered if anyone has any suggestions. Inspired by Nightowl and twodoor2 I thought a low carb option might be best for us. Someone suggested french toast and I have posted Nightowls low carb list for breakfast. Please add any other foods that you find don't give the "Spike" (including recipes)

    quote 'Nightowl Senior Member

    Low Carb Diet
    Some people have asked what my son eats on a typical day. Below are some examples.
    Breakfast My sons breakfast will be anywhere from 6 to 12 carbs, depending on what he wants. On school days, especially when he is taking an exam, he wouldn’t go over 6 carbs. Typical breakfast foods for my son include the following:

    ● 2 or 3 scrambled eggs (0.4 carbs each) I use Eggland‘s Best (high in Vit. E / Omega 3)
    ● 4 to 6 strips of nitrate free turkey bacon
    ● Sausage (2 for 1 carb)
    ● 1 flaxmeal pancake (4 carbs) We use Davinci sugar free syrups on them, usually
    pancake syrup or cherry flavor.
    ● cup of cocoa (4 carbs) I make this with 1 T raw cocoa that I specially order because of
    its nutrient content, 1 cup almond milk, vanilla, and either Stevia or liquid Splenda
    ● Strawberries and/or blueberries (3 carbs)
    ● Zucchini muffins (2 carbs each)
    ● Low carb yogurt with chia seeds (3.5 carbs)
    ● Salmon
    ●2 egg omelet with cheese and veges of your choice (4 carbs)

    Today, because he slept in and was really hungry, he had 3 scrambled eggs, 6 strips of turkey bacon, blueberries, one flaxmeal pancake, and a cup of cocoa. Total carbs - 12.2"
     
  2. Logansmom

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    zucchini muffins-I'd like to see that recipe
     
  3. LJM

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    Thanks for this. Timely as I am trying to test morning basals.
     
  4. Becky Stevens mom

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    Believe it or not but one of the best breakfasts for Steven is 2 pieces of whole wheat toast with butter and a very thin layer of honey from my neighbors hive. Also about 2 oz of white grape juice, I cut that with water. He seems to do really well with that not sure why.
     
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    Bob's Red Mill 10-grain pancakes. Alex can eat a giant pile of them and get no spike at all. I don't know why. He spikes more from eating supposedly carb-free food!
     
  6. kiwiliz

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    Thanks everyone. I will get the zucchini muffin recipe and paste it. Seems children love it.
     
  7. twodoor2

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    Raspberries. 100 grams is only 4 carbs.:D
    Unsweetened Kefur (although this does spike some people)
    low fat yogurt sweetened with stevia (add unsweetened cocoa powder or a little fresh berries).

    I don't do low carb, but I do moderate carbs. Elizabeth gets around 120 to 150 grams of carbs a day, with the least amount in the morning.
     
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    Are they super high in fiber? Maybe that's why.
     
  9. emm142

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    Strangely enough, one breakfast (the only one, actually) which I've found that works for me is natural yoghurt with HONEY (30g carbs). You wouldn't expect it, but my numbers are very stable after that, even though I thought honey was supposed to be very fast acting. Works for me. Yesterday I was 120 before breakfast, 118 at 2hrs post, 140 at 3hrs, 120 at 4hrs and a very small correction took me down to 80 at 5hrs (lunch), whereas with toast or cereal I always saw a good number before, with a spike into the 300s or 400s at 2hrs, and then a low in the 50 to 60 range at 3hrs. :eek:
     
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    Honey is very slow acting for us
     
  11. kiwiliz

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    Quote(with thanks to Nightowl)
    Flaxmeal Zucchini Muffins

    12 muffins
    85 calories
    7g fat
    4g protein
    2g net carbs
    (4carbs - 3g fiber)

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    3 Eggs
    1/4 cup plus tablespoons oil
    1/4 cup sugar free syrup, such as DaVinci--I use Vanilla
    1 tablespoons water
    2 tablespoon of vanilla
    1 cup flaxmeal
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    2 ½ tablespoons cinnamon
    1 Cup grated zucchini

    In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork. With a fork or spoon,
    beat in oil, syrup, water and vanilla.

    In a small bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients, then stir into
    egg mixture.

    Let stand 5 minutes.

    Spoon into 12 greased muffin cups (don’t use paper).
    I use the flex mat muffin pans so that I don’t have to grease them. Otherwise, I think they come out a little greasy

    Bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 18 minutes or until they are lightly browned."
     
  12. kiwiliz

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    Tried sausage rolls this morning (being very creative). The children loved them - but - spike - or should I say steady rise to 13! Darn. (Think that is 230 in US)
     
  13. KellyMama

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    Are these in the freezer section or is it a mix? We LOVE the Bob's Red Mill oatmeal -- yummy!!
     
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