Easy Diabetic Breakfast Egg Recipes
Diabetic breakfast egg recipes for you and your family
While some people believe that eggs are totally safe for diabetics, studies showed that diabetics who eat too many eggs in a week are prone to higher risks of coronary heart disease. This can be attributed to the fact that eggs, especially the yolks, contain huge amounts of cholesterol. For this reason we recommend you use suitable diabetic breakfast egg recipes when ever possible.
So the best way to prevent inconveniences related to eggs is by reducing the amount of egg yolks in the recipe. Let me show you a perfect example of a recipe in which you can substitute eggs yolks for egg whites without substituting the taste…
Diabetic western omelet with turkey
This omelet is filled with ingredients that have a low glycemic index and just the right amount of carbs to help you go through a hard day of work. Instead of adding 4 eggs to the recipe, you can switch to 2 eggs and 2 eggs whites or even one egg and 3 eggs whites if you really want to cut the amount of cholesterol. Here are the ingredients:
- ¼ cup of diced green pepper
- ¼ cup of diced red pepper
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 30 ml of virgin olive oil
- 1 chopped red onion
- ½ a cup of mushrooms
- ½ cup of chopped cooked turkey
- 1 clove of garlic
All you have to do is sautee the onions, peppers and mushrooms in a skillet filled with the olive oil for about 5 minutes and beat the eggs on the side. Add the turkey and garlic. Stir and cook for about 5 more minutes. Add the eggs into the mix and stir the mixture until it is evenly cooked. Turn and cook the other side. Serve the omelet while it still moist and warm. You can either serve this omelet alone or in-between fresh slices of whole wheat bread.
You can do this recipe with a variety of other meats, such as ham, beef, lamb or even bacon. Just make sure that you use the leanest cuts and cook them until a large proportion of fat has dissolved. You can also replace the eggs with egg substitutes that are low in yolks.
Even if diabetes can be crippling when comes the time to cook an hearty meal to start the day on the right foot, being aware of the glycemic index of the foods that come in the composition of your meals can help you enjoy recipes you’ve always loved without worrying about their effects on your blood glucose. Ask for a glycemic index table from your doctor or nutritionist and keep it in arm’s length every time you have to cook for yourself of for anyone with diabetes in your family…