If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, you know how important it is to have a healthy breakfast every day, one that gives you the right kind of nourishment without putting a strain on your heart. But with the kids heading back to school, you are probably wondering how to make the time to give them and yourself a healthy breakfast with the limited time at your disposal.
The US News Health team suggests some heart-healthy breakfasts that are quick and easy to prepare and will leave everyone feeling satisfied. Below are 3 examples:
Love tacos but you’ve only had them for lunch? Get some corn tortillas, fill them with black beans, leafy greens, tomatoes, and salsa and you have a delicious and satisfying breakfast.
Blueberries can improve your risk of cardiovascular disease by 12% to 15%. To get a jump on your morning preparation, do this:
- freeze 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries,
- 1/2 of a peeled banana,
- and a handful of spinach in a sealed bag overnight.
- In the morning, blend the ingredients with 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt,
- 1 tbsp. nut butter and
- 1/2 cup of milk of your choice. Enjoy!
Blueberry lemon oatmeal cups
To make blueberry lemon oatmeal cups, whisk together the following ingredients in a bowl:
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1 large egg
- Lemon juice of 1 lemon
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup milk – plant-based or dairy
- 1 tsp Flax seed
Bake the mixture in a muffin tin with walnuts and extra blueberries on top. This recipe has been modified to show proportions.
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