Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sometimes it’s also the hardest meal to put together, especially if you work. Add diabetes to the mix, and figuring out what to eat can be downright impossible. What are the healthiest choices? Using an online nutrition website, like About.com‘s Calorie Count, can make things easier. I researched some breakfast choices using the information from Calorie Count to compare different foods to see which breakfast is the healthiest.
A Mediocre Breakfast:
- 1 fried egg: 90 calories, 7 grams of fat and 0.4 carbs.
- 1 slice cinnamon swirl toast: 170 calories, 2.0 grams of fat and 33 carbs.
- Sausage patty: 230 calories, 22 grams of fat and 1.0 carbs
A Good Breakfast:
- 1 serving Egg Beaters: 30 calories, 1.0 grams of fat, 1.0 carbs
- 1 slice whole wheat toast: 87 calories, 1.2 grams of fat, 14.5 carbs (2.6 grams of fiber makes this a better choice than white toast)
- 1 serving turkey bacon: 52 calories, 4.2 grams of fat, 0.3 carbs
The Best Breakfast:
- 1 egg white omelet: 16 calories, 0.1 grams of fat, 0.2 carbs
- 1 slice mixed grain toast: 75 calories, 1.2 grams of fat, 12.3 carbs
- 1 slice of ham: 46 calories, 2.4 grams of fat, 1.1 carbs