Full English Breakfast | Gestational Diabetes UK
Full English Breakfast

A Full English Breakfast is a great choice for a protein-packed breakfast that can help you achieve great blood glucose levels. Here I tweak the traditional full English breakfast to achieve the best possible blood sugar levels.

A traditional full English breakfast has baked beans on the plate, but many really struggle to tolerate baked beans due to the high-carb sauce and beans themselves, although a source of protein, are also higher in carbs. If you can’t live without beans on your cooked breakfast, opt for the lower sugar versions and treat them as the main carb on the plate ie. don’t add toast or potatoes too.

Instead of beans, I’ve added one slice of wholemeal toast to this full English breakfast. I have bulked up the fibre and nutritional content by adding spinach and mushrooms, half an avocado sprinkled with sesame and poppy seeds and some on-the-vine cherry tomatoes.

If you do not tolerate bread well, then swap the bread for a better-tolerated starchy carb such as potato instead. Use the carb that works for you best!

If you need sauce on your plate, then opt for a low-sugar or sugar-free version of ketchup or brown sauce.

Full English Breakfast

Full English Breakfast

Full English Breakfast | Gestational Diabetes UK
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Course: Breakfasts
Cuisine: British
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: breakfast, brunch
Free or Subscription Recipe: Free Recipe
Free from: coconut, dairy, gluten, nuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 506kcal
Author: Jo Paterson


  • 1 medium avocado sliced
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 4 rashers bacon or turkey rashers
  • 4 whole sausages high meat content
  • 2 slices black pudding (optional)
  • 8 small cherry tomatoes or 2 medium tomatoes
  • 10 small mushrooms washed and chopped
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 large handfuls spinach
  • 100 grams halloumi cheese sliced (optional)
  • 2 small slices bread
  • 1 good pinch salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp seeds (optional)


  • start by putting the bacon, black pudding and sausages on to cook (fry, grill, or air-fry)
  • add the butter and chopped mushrooms to a saucepan, cooking on medium heat, stirring frequently until the water is released. Add the spinach and turn the heat down to low
  • place the bread in the toaster or under a grill to toast
  • in a frying pan, add the olive oil, the cherry tomatoes, sliced halloumi. Once cooked on one side, flip over and to cook on the other side, then crack the eggs into a space in the pan to fry
  • stir the wilted spinach in the pan with the mushrooms
  • plate up the cooked items, then serve the sliced avocado with a sprinkle of seeds on top


Please note: No nutritional value has been entered for the bread as this can vary between different kinds and brands


Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 39g | of which saturates: 15g | Fibre: 9g | of which sugars: 4g