Loading up on a hefty dose of the white stuff isn't exactly the best way to start your morning. Baked goods like scones and quick breads tend to be high in sugar and fat, so if you're craving a homemade treat from the oven, then bake up a batch of these oatmeal breakfast bites. They're sweetened with banana and a touch of maple syrup, but each chewy bite has only 2.6 grams of sugar and 0.3 grams of saturated fat.
I don't know how people do it: munching on sugary doughnuts, chocolate-filled croissants, or icing-covered scones. Starting off the day with that much sugar is sure to make a person feel sluggish and cranky all morning. It's best to fuel yourself in the a.m. with low-sugar foods that are full of fiber and protein. Here are some delicious low-sugar breakfast ideas — all contain fewer than 30 grams of sugar. They're sure to fill you up, satisfy your taste buds, and keep you going strong until lunch.
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Since I've been a type 1 diabetic for 20 years, maintaining a healthy pregnancy was a challenge (but one I was up to — I had super low a1c levels and got this cutie out of the deal, woot!). One way that I tried to deal with the insulin resistance that occurs in most type 1 diabetic pregnancies was by maintaining a very low glycemic diet.
Usually I would eat eggs in the morning, but sometimes I'd have a hankering for something a little sweeter. So, I'd often use this delicious low-carb smoothie recipe that I invented to appease my morning sweet tooth. I've marked the carb grams in parentheses for any of you diabetic ladies (or carb gram-counting ladies) out there who need a fresh start of their own, pregnant or not.
To see her sugar-free recipe, read more.