A Sample Meal Plan for Diabetes

27 Sep

If you have diabetes you should follow a special diet. Here’s a sample diabetic meal plan that is about 1,600 calories and 220 grams of carbohydrates. Remember to drink two 8-ounce glasses of water with each meal.

Breakfast

(360 calories, 52.5 grams carbohydrate)

  • 1 slice toasted whole wheat bread with 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute or cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 small banana

Lunch

(535 calories, 75 grams carbohydrate)

  • 1 cup vegetable soup with 4-6 crackers
  • 1 turkey sandwich (2 slices whole wheat bread, 1 ounce turkey and 1 ounce low-fat cheese, 1 teaspoon mayonnaise)
  • 1 small apple

Dinner

(635 calories, 65 grams carbohydrate)

  • 4 ounces broiled chicken breast with basil and oregano sprinkled on top
  • 2/3 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked carrots
  • 1 small whole grain dinner roll with 1 teaspoon margarine
  • Tossed salad with 2 tablespoons low-fat salad dressing
  • 4 unsweetened canned apricot halves or 1 small slice of angel food cake

Snacks

(Each has 60 calories or 15 grams carbohydrate. Pick two per day.)

  • 16 fat-free tortilla chips with salsa
  • 1/2 cup artificially sweetened chocolate pudding
  • 1 ounce string cheese plus one small piece of fruit
  • 3 cups light popcorn