And no, I’m not talking about cinnamon!
Normally Samson has an English muffin or oatmeal in the morning for breakfast, but he’s gotten tired of both. They weren’t awful for his blood sugar, but occasionally he’d spike to 300 and sometimes he’d go low 30 minutes after he ate, and he very frequently would go low in hour 3 or 4 after the breakfast bolus. (We’ve been working on tweaking our basal, bolus and ISF because we know it’s a problem with our settings, but that’s not really the point of this story.)
Anyways, to manage the manic craziness of getting out the door to school at 7:50 with three kids, we’ve occasionally had to resort to a food I’d consider junk: basically those fancy Clif bars that they make for kids. But the crazy part is that they are so easy to bolus for. He’s basically flat all morning long and doesn’t dip low.
I just think it’s funny because I have such mom guilt giving him such a crummy “processed” breakfast that is technically unhealthy, and yet it’s pretty much perfect for his blood sugar. Croissants are often really easy too. Other foods that are healthier (yogurt, eggs, etc.) are often terrible.
Do y’all have any foods in this category (i.e., technically not healthy but actually really easy to bolus for and leading to a nice flat line)?