Carb Counting? We’ve got breakfast ideas!

Posted Jul 3, 2019 | Posted in Fitness & Nutrition, Uncategorized

If you have diabetes, it’s important to know how many grams of carbohydrates you are consuming at each meal. These healthy recipes are great breakfast ideas to keep your carbs at 45 grams or less, per meal. Anyone can enjoy these foods whether you are counting carbohydrates or not!

Avocado Toast

This meal is a great source of healthy fats! And let’s be honest, even though it’s on this breakfast list, it’s perfect for any time of the day.


  • 1 ripe avocado (slightly soft)
  • 2 slices of whole grain toast
  • Any spices you like! We suggest black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, a pinch of salt, or lime juice.


Toast the bread, then cut open the avocado and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop the flesh of the avocado into a cup. A cup makes it easier to mix the ingredients together! Once well-mixed, spread the mixture onto the toast & enjoy!


Egg Omelette

A classic favorite. So easy. So tasty.


  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup chopped veggies (ex. tomatoes & onions)
  • Seasonings (salt, pepper, basil, etc)
  • Greens like spinach or kale


Chop your vegetables and have the spices ready. Turn stove on medium heat. Whisk eggs in a cup and pour onto pan. Sprinkle the veggies and spices onto one side of the omelette. When egg is firm, fold in half and let center cook. When ready, plate and serve!


Yogurt Cup

Simple and delicious! There is a chance you already have everything you need for this.


  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup granola
  • 1 cup of berries


In a small jar, add the yogurt and sprinkle granola on top. Slice berries if needed and layer onto granola. So simple and delicious!

We hope you enjoy these three recipes! Let us know if you try them out.

This post was written by Marissa Pender, Dietitian Intern for Johnston Health.

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