Need an easy breakfast recipe that is low carb, kid friendly and easy to make?
When you are preparing meals for someone with diabetes, it is easy to get caught up in the list of things that need to be avoided or consumed in moderation. Don’t get me wrong, that list is quite lengthy, but the good news is that the list of healthy foods that are also low in carbohydrates and even zero carbohydrates is pretty hefty as well.
When I meal plan complete meals for my type-1 diabetic son, I am always trying to incorporate low and zero carbohydrate options. When the entire meal consists of these foods, I feel as though I have won the lottery.
Take these mini omelets for example; they are made with eggs, milk, veggies, meat of choice, and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. All of these ingredients have either low or zero carbohydrates. I cooked mine in a brownie pan, and they became perfect individual portions! Each square has a pretty even amount of eggs, milk, veggies, meat, and cheese; each individual serving is virtually carbohydrate free.
For insulin dosage purposes, I calculate one portion as 2 carbohydrates. I’ve found a brand of bread with as little as 7 grams of carbohydrates, so I add a piece of toast, making the entire meal roughly 9 carbohydrates. Include some fresh blueberries, strawberries, apple slices, or yogurt, and you still have a very low-carbohydrate meal.
Make these for breakfast, brunch, or pack them for lunch.
Low-Carbohydrate Mini Omelets
makes 12 individual portions in muffin tins or brownie squares.
- Cuisine: Breakfast
- 12 eggs
- 3/4 c. milk
- Veggies (green pepper, red pepper, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc.)
- Meat (diced ham, turkey sausage, bacon, etc.)
- Shredded cheddar cheese (for topping)
- Whisk together milk and eggs.
- Pour into the 12 wells, filling half full.
- Add toppings of choice.
- Top off with more egg mixture if necessary.
- Bake at 375° for about 17-20 minutes.
- Flip out of pan and top with shredded cheese.