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.