Protein-Rich Breakfasts That Don't Include Eggs

Diabetics are encouraged to eat a protein-rich breakfast, which usually includes the suggestion of eggs. But really, how many eggs can you eat in a week? If you're looking for some alternatives, try these options.

Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is a fairly low-carb, high protein option for breakfast. Not only is it easy to prepare (just open the carton), but it's also high in calcium. Sweeten it up with some fresh berries-- berries are fruits with the lowest glycemic index.

Sprouted Grains

Sprouted grains form a complete protein. Even though they are a bread, they are high in protein, high in fiber and have a low glycemic index. They break down slowly to prevent blood sugar spikes. Add even more protein with a spoonful of peanut butter.

Meat and Veggies

Who says 'breakfast foods' have to be eggs or grains? There's no reason you can't have a heaping serving of steamed or roasted vegetables along-side some ham slices or turkey bacon. A little sprinkle of shredded cheese or some simple yogurt sauce may make them more palatable in the morning.

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