Morning Glory: Top 10 GI Breakfasts

Morning Glory: Top 10 GI Breakfasts

1. Steel-cut oats and raisins with nonfat milk Whole-grain breakfast cereals, like whole oats, contain protein and fiber and stay with you throughout the morning. Although raisins have a high-glycemic index, their glycemic load is low, because in the proper portion size (2 tablespoons) it fits into your healthy diet.

2. Crunchy yogurt parfait You’ll love this layered parfait of protein powder-fortified nonfat yogurt, wheat germ, chopped walnuts and blueberries.

3. Cottage-cheese berry delight Low-fat cottage cheese is a good source of protein and goes well with any berry that’s seasonal.

4. Southwestern omelet, whole-wheat toast and grapefruit Use egg substitute or two egg whites and one yolk; saute in a nonstick pan with diced onions, and green and red peppers. Add a quarter-teaspoon of chili powder, then add eggs and cook until set. Serve topped with a tablespoon of salsa. Round out this meal with whole-wheat toast and half a grapefruit.

5. Cheese-and-tomato sandwich with avocado Enjoy with whole-grain bread and low-fat cheese of choice (I like low fat provolone). A quarter-cup of mashed avocado provides healthy monounsaturated fat that’s quite satisfying and tasty.

6. Eggless egg sandwich Enjoy this sandwich for breakfast or lunch. It’s made with firm tofu, egg-free mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and garlic to taste. Serve on a whole-grain English muffin with cantaloupe.

7. Mexican cottage cheese Toast a sourdough or whole-wheat English muffin and top with 1 percent or fat-free cottage cheese and salsa. Serve with a cup of cantaloupe.

8. Berry Nutty Yogurt Parfait Another easy-to-love parfait that incorporates seasonal berries with a sprinkle of nuts and wheat germ. This combo works well together to achieve stable blood glucose and sustains you throughout the morning.

9. Vegetarian pita pocket Quickly sauté onions, mushrooms, green pepper and diced firm tofu in a nonstick pan. Add a couple of teaspoons of tomato sauce, season with onion and garlic powder, and serve in a whole-wheat mini pita pocket.

10. Cold (low GI) cereal with milk or dairy substitute and fruit Choose a cereal with at least 10 grams of fiber per serving — one that’s low in sugar. Good choices include Kashi GoLean, Fiber One or All Bran. Add 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds, your choice of 1% or nonfat milk or unsweetened soy or rice milk, and one cup of high-fiber berries.

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