Looking for some low glycemic recipe ideas to kick start your morning? Making breakfast a priority especially when you're following a low GI diet is key. It's the most important meal of the day for good reason it kicks your metabolism into full gear after a long night of "fasting".
Our low glycemic recipes are made with whole, healthy foods and balanced with low GI nutrition to nourish your body and help you feel your best.
We've include a meal planning printable that you can download to plan your week!
French Toast with Berries
Avocado and egg toast with walnuts (includes vegan option!)
Carrot Cake Chia Pudding
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The Glycemic Index is a proven measure of how fast a carb (glucose) is absorbed into the bloodstream. Knowing this, experts have been able to identify that not all carbs are created equally and you actually need good healthy carbs for overall health and well-being. Carbs are energy!
Why a low GI diet works
Low glycemic index foods will keep you fuller for a longer period of time and revs up your metabolic rate (fat burning). This is because when you eat low glycemic foods, they are slowly digested and this steadies your blood glucose and insulin levels. You can drastically reduce feelings of "hunger" and binge eating by choosing foods lower on the glycemic index.
We like the recipe best with blueberries and blackberries as these are naturally sweeter. You're welcome to add in strawberries and raspberries as well—fresh or frozen!
One of the best high protein low GI breakfast sandwiches is avocado and egg with nuts! You can choose your favorite nuts for a topping but we like: walnuts, almonds and pine nuts. Be sure the nuts are unsalted.
Why add nuts? Adding nuts gives this really simple sandwich a protein, and healthy fat boost. It's perfect for the morning to kickstart your metabolism and also keeps you full until your next meal.
If you like carrot cake, then you'll love this chia pudding!
What is chia pudding? Chia is a gelatinous seed, meaning it absorbs liquid when it comes in contact with it. Add chia seeds to a small glass of milk, leave it over night and you'll have a thick "pudding" in the morning.
Try these low glycemic breakfast recipes. They're perfectly balanced and designed for weight loss. They're an easy and delicious replacement for some unhealthier options, and will keep you satisfied through the entire morning—well at least until mid-morning meal 2.
Use this planner to build out your week including the recipes above. The chia pudding is enough for 2 or 3 days, so you can prep in advance and eat for breakfast throughout the week!
Need more meal ideas for the week? Grab our free Low GI Starter kit which includes a meal plan filled with tasty foods to help you jump start your low GI transition!