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When I get up in the morning, I don't want to eat. I'm just not interested in food until about lunchtime. This, I know, is horrible for me. Most of the problem is, nothing sounds appetizing at all, and I don't want to cook something I don't want anyway. So my question is, does anyone have a recipe for some kind of breakfast bar that I can make up a bunch of ahead of time and just break one out for breakfast?

Thanks all!

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Do you check your sugars soon after you get up? Most Diabetics seem to have high blood sugars when they wake up(Dawn Phenomenon)(DP). High sugars normally cause a Person to not want to eat. That was my experience, if I ever had high blood sugars.

I'm in the minority since I wake up with normal blood sugars but if I don't eat anything or do, my sugars start rising fast either way after about 30 to 40 minutes. I call it "delayed DP" but my Endo said No, it's just DP. I take my Insulin doses and have a glass of juice to get my tummy going since I don't like eating after I get up for some hours either. Sometimes I'll have a yogurt or 3 pieces of bacon or a piece of rye toast after my glass of juice. But I
have to have that glass of juice(unsweetened apple)to start my tummy. I was always that way when I first awakened.

I don't like bars but hopefully someone has seen a recipe for some to help you out. I know there are some low carb ones out there, they are just not a common thing People look for. I'll try to find you some also.
 

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Yes, my sugars run in the low 130s in the morning, fasting. But I've always been uninterested in breakfast, and a long time ago, when I didn't have high AM sugars, I still didn't want breakfast. My dad's like that too, and he isn't diabetic. Hmmm. Well, it probably contributes alot to the "uck, I don't want anything!" feeling I get. LOL It's totally bizarre, since after lunchtime, I want to eat everything that gets near my mouth. ;)

I've been trying to find recipes, but they all seem rather high carb to me. Even the diabetic recipes will often have sugar in them. I know some sugar is okay, but hey, if I can start the day off low-glycemic, I may as well, right? hehe I may just have to develop my own recipe. Now THAT would be an adventure! :D

Thanks for all your kind help, Terrie. You rock!

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This granola bar recipe is delicious.


24 servings

Measure Ingredients1/3 cup Vegetable oil

1/3 cup Brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup Molasses

6 ounce Frozen orange juice concentrate

2 cup Flour, whole wheat or all-p

1 teaspoon Baking soda

1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Ground ginger

1/2 cup Rolled oats

1/2 cup Raisins; chopped

1/2 cup Dried apricots; chopped

1/2 cup Sunflower seeds

1/2 cup Wheat germ

2 tablespoon Sesame seeds

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2.Cream the oil, brown sugar, and molasses together in a bowl. Add the defrosted unsweetened orange juice concentrate. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins, apricots, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, and sesame seeds. This makes a very stiff batter.

3. Spread in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake about 20-30 minutes or until light brown. Cut into bars. These are more like a dense cake than commercial granola bars.

1/24 recipe = 140 calories, 1 starch + 1/2 fruit + 1 fat exchange 3 grams protein, 22 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fat, 48 mg sodium

hope this helps!
 
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