Diabetes Meal Plan

EatingWell's Diabetes Meal Plan can be enjoyed by people with diabetes as well as by their families at three different daily caloric levels: 1200, 1500 and 1800. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, each day on the plans includes a morning and an afternoon snack. These menus are packed with nutrient-rich foods, including whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. They avoid refined grains and limit added sugars. Each meal and snack is planned to keep blood sugar in check; snacks are generally 1 to 2½ carbohydrate servings and meals are 2½ to 5 carbohydrate servings, depending on the caloric level.
Calorie Level:
1,200

28 Day 1,200 calorie Diabetes Meal Plan

Breakfast

Nonfat plain yogurt (8 oz)
Whole-wheat toast (1 slice)

Lunch

Whole-wheat pita bread (1/2 medium pita)

Afternoon Snack

Fat-free cheese (1 slice)

Dinner

Whole-wheat couscous (1/2 cup, cooked)
Melon (1 cup, cubes)
Calorie Level:
1,200