breakfast ideas for lactose intolerant people
In the current climate of healthy eating, where the trend is to eat foods that are good for you, rather than the processed food that has become increasingly more affordable and popular, getting something that is good for your internal health for breakfast is actually becoming easier.
So, if it is just general health benefits that you are looking for, or if you have specific health issues that require a particular dietary requirement, breakfast is an opportunity to search out something that will provide you with what you need.
Whether it is a cereal that is low in salt, or low in sugar, or low in fat (you may have heard or read about High Fat, Sugar and Salt – HFSS – foods in the media recently), there are cereals out there that offer one or more of the health benefits you require.
But, it’s all well and good saying that there are cereals out there, but just what exactly are they? If you are worried about sugar, and you are searching for breakfast ideas for diabetics perhaps, then something plain and natural might suit your requirements. Porridge oats are often as plain as things get when it comes to breakfast cereal. The downside is that porridge takes a bit of ‘cooking’, if heating porridge can be classed as cooking!
There are other cereals with very low sugar levels which only need a splash of cold milk – cutting out the preparation almost completely. Cereals such as:
- Weetabix Original
- Nestle Shredded Wheat
- Weetabix Oatibix
All of these products have less than 4.4g/100g of sugar, which is the lowest in the UK cereal market, and all can be eaten with just a dash of cold milk.
If it is breakfast ideas for gluten free cereals that you require, then you might have to visit the speciality aisle of your local supermarket, or your local health food shop. Because most cereals contain wheat or oats, choice becomes more limited, and the options might be a little more expensive.
There are companies that specialise in gluten free food, and if you are intolerant to gluten, it is likely that you have found such a company already. Chances are they also produce a cereal that matches your requirements.
And then there are those people reading this that cannot have the traditional cereal accompaniment – milk. What are they to do?
This is probably the easiest suggestion in the post. Eat dry cereal! Breakfast ideas for lactose intolerance is actually quite straight forward. Just choose a cereal that is easy to snack on, and eat it dry. So it might be best to avoid small cereal like puffed rice, but things like flakes, or small biscuits or pillow type products are ideal.
If you are worried about it being too dry, then have your morning coffee/juice/water close by. There are plenty of cereals that lend themselves to this type of breakfast perfectly:
- Weetabix Minis
- Shredded Wheat Bitesize
- Kellogg’s Special K
If the idea of eating a bowl of dry cereal still doesn’t appeal, there is always the cereal bar!