What does a PKU person eat for breakfast?
One of the first things I do in the morning is make my formula so that I can get going on those Phe-free nutrients early on in the day. But my formula only supples 1000 calories each day, plus, I enjoy eating food! And breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so I always eat breakfast. But it doesn’t need to be big, because my formula is pretty filling. I often do the same thing over and over (cereal). But there actually several options to choose from!
I like to eat cereal that is low in protein and in sugar like corn chex or crispix. Multi-grain cheerios actually only have 2 g of protein and they’re kind of sweet, so those are some of my favorites. I also splurge for Kix every once in a while. I pour a non-dairy creamer like mocha-mix or coffee mate over my cereal because they have no protein and no sugar. If I can’t find those I use rice milk. And there is nothing like topping it off with fresh fruit like berries or peaches! This makes the meal tastier and more nutritionally well-rounded.
Hash Browns and Orange juice
Every once in a while I’ve got to have that greasy salty taste complimented by sweet tangy orange juice. Especially if people around me are having bacon and eggs. This hits the spot and makes a good alternative. I like the potato patties. For some reason I have trouble successfully frying hash browns!
I have a great recipe for applesauce pancakes. They often turn out oily and sometimes even a little crispy. So, not quite like normal pancakes…but I love them!
Fruit and toast
Then there is always the plain and simple toast and a piece of fruit. During the winter I always have a half a grapefruit. You can make low-protein bread. Or, if you can tolerate it, some kinds of white bread only have 2 g of protein. I’ll toast up a piece of homepride white bread and spread some jam or honey on it.
So, there are a variety of breakfast ideas to choose from! With a little formula, that will start your day off right!