Tasty Thursdays Are Back!
They say that you eat with your eyes first! I’ve never been a breakfast eater, but since being put on medication that requires me to eat breakfast at the same time everyday, I had to become a fan real quick! Today I’m sharing with you 3 quick and easy customizable breakfast options that are also diabetic friendly! All can be made in 10 minutes or less! As many of you know, I’ve recently transitioned to a plant based diet, with a few exceptions. Yes, yes I know. I am the same girl who loved my meat with a side of meat, and vegetables cooked with things like ham hocks and salt pork, and while I still love a good oxtail, I like living more.
Let me quickly explain what I mean by a few exceptions. I do still eat things like yogurt, the occasional egg and the occasional cheese, and that’s what it is. Here is what I’ve learned, even when it comes to folks food choices, minding your business in this space is also a good thing. Let people eat what they want. Now, let me get off my soapbox and share these recipes!
First up, a good ol’ yogurt bowl!
Made with my all time favorite yogurt that has...wait for it...only 2 grams of sugar! Two Good yogurt brand! When I became a diabetic, I thought yogurt was completely out, flavored yogurt that is. Have you ever looked at the sugar content in most popular brands? Even the non-dairy options? And let’s not even talk about the low-fat ones. Do you know what they do to a lot of products to make them low-fat? Increase the sugar! Don’t believe me? Check the next time you’re grocery shopping. Crazy part is, most people don’t read labels until they have to, I was one!
Well, one day I was in the grocery store and saw the word TWO, so nosey me picked it up and it was yogurt with only two grams of sugar! I bought all the flavors they had. For this bowl I used the raspberry flavor. This bowl is definitely customizable! You can use whatever flavor yogurt you like and top with whatever you want. Get creative! The yogurt is also good eaten alone.
One 5.3oz of Two Good Yogurt
5 Cut & Sliced Strawberries
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp of unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup low sugar granola
Next up, one of my all time faves! An omelette! Another customizable breakfast! My go-to items to add; spinach, bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, garlic, “sausage” and cheese. An unlikely vegetable that is omelette compatible is asparagus! I caution you though, anytime you eat asparagus...delay intimate moments, cuz uh, yeah it make your nether regions smell not so good. Anyway, y’all, I could eat this everyday! It’s savory and filling! I love pairing this with airfried potatoes, or as you see pictured here, sweet potato biscuits! Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing that recipe soon! And yes, they are vegan!
1 cup of spinach
2 eggs or vegan egg substitute equivalent (Just Egg is a good Vegan option)
1/2 cup baby bello sliced mushrooms
2 tbs onion
2 tbs bell pepper
2 Field Roast Apple Maple Breakfast Sausages (Mini sausage links. So good!)
Shredded cheese (as much as you like). (Daiya is a good brand for a Vegan option)
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Sprinkle of Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute
Sea salt & Black pepper to taste
Beat eggs in a bowl and sit aside
Spray and non-stick 9-10" skillet lightly with avocado oil spray.
Turn heat to medium low and add veggies and sausage
Cook for a few minutes or until veggies are tender
Once veggies are tender, pour in eggs, seasonings and spread around until bottom of skillet is covered
Let the eggs cook until they look like the eggs in the video below. This usually takes about three minutes or so
Take a spatula, loosen the edges and flip one side up creating a half moon
Then taking your spatula under your omelette and flip again
After about a minute or so, it should be done
I say, watch it closely and adjust your heat as needed. No one like brown eggs!
Caramel Apple Oatmeal
Before I begin! Because I know my gifts, for this recipe I've included a tutorial! I'm not great at measurements because I learned to cook watching my father. I was taught that, you just know when enough is enough. The same way you just know when it's done by looking at it!
Video Tutorial ⬇️
Last but very not least, Caramel Apple Oatmeal! If you’re a fan of caramel apples from the fair, and you’re looking to reduce your sugar intake, this is for you! Y'all growing up I was always a fan of hot cereal of any kind! Oatmeal doesn't have to be boring. The possibilities are endless! On the blog I've also posted a peach cobbler inspired oatmeal. Check that one out as well!
This oatmeal is rich and delicious! Oh, and it's microwavable! Whaaaaaaaatttttt
1/2 instant oats
3/4-1 cup of no sugar added toasted coconut almond milk (or milk of your choice)
2 tsp vegan butter divided (We love Earth Balance)
1 Granny Smith apple
1 tbs splenda naturals (or sweetener of your choice)
1 tsp cinnamon
Sprinkle of nutmeg
1/4 - 1/2 tsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice
Pinch of sea salt
Sugar free caramel syrup (optional but totally worth it. Omit this to keep it Vegan)
Combine oats & milk in a microwave safe bowl
Microwave for two minutes (I like mine thick thick so cooking times may vary, or cook as directed)
While the oatmeal is cooking peel, core & dice your apple
Heat 1 tsp of butter in a small skillet over medium low heat. Once the butter melts, add you apples, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg & lemon juice
Cook 2-3 minutes or to you reach desired doneness then remove from the heat
Remove your oatmeal from the microwave. Add 1 tsp of butter, pinch of sea salt and stir
Top with cooked apples and caramel