Low Glycemic Index Breakfast Ideas

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Start off right with one of these low glycemic index breakfast ideas.

Apple Oat Bran

Benjamin Franklin sure knew what he was talking about when he coined the phrase "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Apples are great sources of fiber, potassium and vitamin C, not to mention they are convenient and taste great. This is one of my favorite breakfasts. It's sure to satisfy you and keep you full for hours.

Ingredients

1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup Oat Bran
1 cup water
1 tsp wheat germ
1 tsp flax seed
1/2 tsp SPLENDA® brown sugar blend
1 tbsp sliced almonds

Directions

Simmer your favourite variety of apple (I prefer the sweet, mild taste of Golden Delicious) in 3 tbsp of water for approximately 3- 5 minutes. Set aside.

Prepare 1/3 cup of Oat Bran according to package directions. That is, bring 1 cup of water to boil over high heat. You can add 1/8 tsp of salt - but I do not find this necessary. Slowly stir in Oat Bran, stirring constantly to avoid lumping. Return to boil and reduce heat to medium for several minutes. Remove from heat.

Add apples, flax seed, wheat germ, brown sugar substitute and mix well. Serve in a bowl and sprinkle with almonds.

Laughable Egg Wrap

Start your day with a giggle with this simple, yet delicious egg wrap. Feel free to spice this up to start your day with a kick by adding a little salsa or hot sauce.

Ingredients

1 wedge The Laughing Cow® light cheese
1 small whole-wheat tortilla
1 egg (or 2 egg whites)

Directions

Prepare one egg in the method you prefer. You may scramble the egg or egg whites using a non-stick spray. Or if you prefer, you can use a boiled egg.

Warm tortilla in microwave for 10 seconds. Spread cheese to cover tortilla. Top cheese spread with scrambled egg or crumbled boiled egg. Add tsp of salsa or a couple of dashes of hot sauce if desired.

Roll up wrap and enjoy.

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