Favorite Things Friday: KNOW Better Waffles

One Friday per month, I’ll write about my favorite diabetes products. These items make the cut because they’re functional, fashionable, or fun – but usually, all three at once!

Let’s talk about waffles.

Fluffy, golden, delectable waffles…they’re definitely a rare breakfast treat for me. As much as I enjoy them, they normally send my blood sugar levels through the roof. So sadly, I avoid them and stick to breakfast foods that will have a more predictable effect on my blood sugar.

But then KNOW Better waffles came into my life and changed everything.

Why are these waffles so revolutionary? They clock in at about four grams of carbohydrates apiece. To put it into context, a typical breakfast/lunch for me consists of roughly 30 grams of carbs, whereas a dinner is usually right around the 50-gram mark. And a standard granola bar has about 15 grams of carbs.

But the low-carb thing is just one perk about these waffles. They’re made with “super food” ingredients like egg whites, flax seeds, chia seeds, coconut, and almonds. They are also grain/gluten-free, all-natural, non-GMO, and contain a good amount of protein and fiber per serving. Before you make a face or think to yourself, “Ew, no thanks, I’d rather eat “real food”, not that tasteless healthy crap”, you’ve got to know that these waffles taste wonderful – much better than the frozen variety you can get at the grocery store.

A KNOW waffle topped with bananas, walnuts, and plenty of sugar-free syrup makes for a delectable breakfast.

Plus, these waffles have such a low glycemic index (meaning that they rank low on the scale that evaluates how rapidly certain foods will raise your blood sugar) that my blood sugar has never spiked after consuming them. Imagine looking at your CGM and seeing a nice, flat line, even though you just ate a full meal. A post-meal spike can sabotage a day of otherwise excellent blood sugars, so the fact that these waffles prevent it is kind of a huge deal.

KNOW Better Foods makes a whole host of traditionally-carb-laden products that feature the same benefits as the waffles. Other tasty products I recommend include their donuts, muffins, cupcakes, and croutons, which I tend to eat straight from the bag and by the handful. Take a look at their website to see the other foods they make and learn more about the company itself.


3 thoughts on “Favorite Things Friday: KNOW Better Waffles

  1. I’m not a big waffle fan. My breakfast consists of 3 scrambled eggs. a glass of 2% milk, and 2 pieces of turkey bacon. All in all about 26 grams of carbs. I love this breakfast and have had it , when I eat breakfast, each day for years. Before working with a metabolic specialist endo months ago I was eating 3 scrambled eggs, a piece of buttered toast, and a glass of orange juice. It added up to 45 grams of carbs each meal. The reason for the change was my FORMER endo claiming the reason for my out of control sugars was not eating enough protein and fats. She made it sound like I ate nothing but carbs. Sorry to disappoint but I eat about 2800 to 3400 calories a day, not gaining or loosing more than 5 lbs.(1.8kg0 in over 20 years) so the 280 grams a day of carbs is not out of proportion compared to 150 for an 1800 cal. diet. Anyway the point being now my carb intake is lower by maybe 40 grams a day (other changes as well) and still no major changes in sugar response daily. I’m just an oddball, no way around this one. I’m just strange. lol


  2. This is awesome! Definitely checking this out; thanks for the tip! Waffles (and french toast) are my favorite breakfasts, but not something I indulge in on any kind of regular basis, even before diagnosis.


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