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Expert-reviewed by Ashwini S.Kanade, Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator with 17 years of experience

Breakfast, the first meal of the day, is also considered the most important meal. The word breakfast is derived from the words “break” and “fast”, meaning to break one’s fast. It’s very apt since you have not eaten after dinner from the previous night!

Why is it so important

Breakfast is considered to be an important meal for good reason. Eating a healthy breakfast can help reduce one’s overall body weight and lower one’s levels of plasma glucose (the amount of glucose that is found in the liquid part of the blood) and of glucagon (a type of hormone that helps to keep your blood sugar levels in control). [1]
Thus, for people with diabetes, eating breakfast is essential for managing blood glucose levels throughout the day. Here are 5 non-vegetarian breakfast recipes to start off your day.

5 non-vegetarian breakfast recipes

1. Vegetable omelette

Eggs are high in protein, which helps you stay full without increasing your blood sugar levels. It will slow down digestion as well as the absorption of glucose. [2]

Courtesy: YouTube/Shipra’s Kitchen

2. Chicken stuffed omelette

Chicken is high in protein and will give you the required energy to start your day on a healthy and filling note [3].

Courtesy: YouTube/Get Curried

3. Chicken salad

Enjoy the goodness of chicken in this easy and delicious chicken salad recipe, but preferably skip the mayonnaise.

Courtesy: YouTube/Kanak’s Kitchen

4. Spinach and grilled chicken

Spinach is high in fibre: 1 cup of raw spinach has 3.5 grams of fibre while ½ cup of cooked spinach has about 7 grams of fibre [4].

Courtesy: YouTube/Laura in the Kitchen

5. Chicken masala sandwich

This is an easy-to-make breakfast recipe that you can make with multi-grain bread. Avoid adding extra cheese though.

Courtesy: YouTube/Nisa Homey

For some vegetarian breakfast recipes, click here and for some healthy, diabetes-friendly lunch recipes, click here.

What are your healthy and quick breakfast recipes, vegetarian or nonvegetarian? Comment on our Facebook post with your recipes. You might just get featured in our next article!


  1. Kahleova H, Belinova L, Malinska H, et al. Eating two larger meals a day (breakfast and lunch) is more effective than six smaller meals in a reduced-energy regimen for patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomised crossover study. Diabetologia. 2014;57(8):1552-1560. doi:10.1007/s00125-014-3253-5.
  2. Fuller NR, Sainsbury A, Caterson ID, Markovic TP. Egg Consumption and Human Cardio-Metabolic Health in People with and without Diabetes. Nutrients. 2015;7(9):7399-7420. doi:10.3390/nu7095344.
  4. Bunzel M, Seiler A, Steinhart H. Characterization of dietary fibre lignins from fruits and vegetables using the DFRC method. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Nov 30;53(24):9553-9. PubMed PMID: 16302776.

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