A sandwich is the most common and the most preferred dish for breakfast. Stuff your loaves of bread with any foods or a mix of foods you like. Have it with a healthy drink like juice or smoothie, and you've treated yourself to a wholesome morning meal. A diabetes diet should be carefully planned with a judicious mix of fibre, low-sugar, low-cal foods, healthy fats and slow-digesting carbs. Diabetics can also have their favourite sandwiches in the morning, provided a little more thought is put into what goes in between the breads. Here are a few diet tips that diabetics could use to fix a healthy sandwich for their everyday breakfast diet.
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Consuming a balanced diet is important for people dealing with high blood sugar.
5 Diet Tips To Fix Diabetes-Friendly Sandwich For Breakfast -
1. Use Low GI Foods For Stuffing
Glycaemic Index (GI) is a unit to measure how foods with carb content increase the glucose level in the blood. Some amount of carbs is important to have at the start of the day for energy, but those carbs that are digested too fast may cause blood sugar level to shoot up. Foods with low GI are digested more slowly than foods with high GI. So, make sure to pick foods with low GI for your morning sandwich. Eggs, leafy greens like spinach, kale, broccoli, fish etc. are great options.
2. Use Healthier Breads
Opt for breads made of diabetes-friendly flours. Discard breads made of refined flour and pick breads made of flours like oats flour or whole wheat flour. Multigrain bread is also a good option.
3. Use Yogurt Dip
Instead or pairing your sandwich with store-bought mayonnaise or tomato ketchup, make your own homemade dip with yogurt. Yogurt is a good source of probiotics that may keep your gut healthy and may also help you lose weight.
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Yogurt dip is a healthy alternative to store-bought dips.
4. Replace Sandwich Spread With Hummus
Hummus, made with chickpeas, is a healthy alternative to sandwich spreads that you get in the market. Discard the spread, cheese and butter, and make your sandwich creamier with healthy homemade hummus.
5. Add Nuts And Seeds
Round off your sandwich with a handful of nuts like almonds, cashews and pistachios; and seeds like chia seeds and flaxseeds. If you are already using multigrain bread, don't forget to add your favourite nuts. Nuts are high in fibre and healthy fats, and are low in carb content.
Don't miss out on your favourite sandwiches in the morning. Turn your breakfast diabetes-friendly with these tips and enjoy them every morning without any worry.