A Simple Diabetic Meal Plan

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When you are designing a diabetic meal plan, you need to carefully calculate your calorie intake; specifically the calories that come from carbohydrates.

Some diabetics just avoid carbohydrates altogether, and consume only meat and green vegetables.

Avoiding all carbs may be a great solution for those with extreme will power, but most of us are still human after all and do want to still enjoy a wide selection of foods (in moderation!), so let’s take a look at some other simple diabetic meal plan options…

A Good Diabetic Meal Plan Needs to Contain Carbohydrates!

Here’s the good news – if you totally avoid carbohydrates, it can actually cause damage to your body in the long run, so you don’t have to worry about cutting out all the tasty bread etc – there’s still a place for it in a healthy and balanced diet for diabetics.

Diabetic Menu Plans, diet for diabetes
diabetic menu plans

The second bit of good news is that there are some good carbohydrates that are full of antioxidants and have a low glycemic index, thus helping to body to control and manage its blood sugar level.

Ok – enough of the science – let’s get down to the actual details of how you can go about creating a great meal plan for yourself to manage your diabetes.  It should also be noted that most diabetic eating plans are extremely healthy for diabetics and non diabetics alike, so if you are cooking for more than just yourself, you don’t have to worry about the other person.

You’ll actually be doing them a favor by providing more healthy meals.

Sample of a Whole Day Diabetic Meal Plan.

 Breakfast Ideas

  • Get yourself 2 (two) four and a half inch waffles.
  • Include with three quarters of a cup filled with blueberries.
  • Get a good cup of yogurt to aid your digestion.
  • Finally, have a cup of tea or coffee to help ease into the day and speed up food digestion.

Lunch Ideas
For those who want a simple lunch, you may want to try one of the following:

  • Turkey sandwich with whole wheat bread, one piece of fruit, and some carrots or cucumber sticks with light dip.
  • Chicken breast or tuna with a green salad, topped with light salad dressing and some low-fat yogurt.
  • Turkey wrap with whole wheat wrap, low fat salad dressing for flavor and spinach, tomato and other vegetables of your choice.  1 piece of fruit for your sweet tooth.

Dinner Ideas
If you’re used to enjoying a hamburger from time to time, you may want to switch up the beef for turkey or chicken, and the white bun for whole wheat and you’ll be well on your way to having a diabetic dinner meal.

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Just because you are making some changes to your diabetic meal plan, doesn’t mean that your meals have to be bland at all.  In fact, you may even find the meals more flavorful once you start to look at alternative ingredients and complimentary dishes that can enhance the flavor of each other.

Similar to the lunch and breakfast plans, you’ll want to stick to lean meat, veggies, and try to limit the amount of carbs that you are getting.  There are so many resources and ideas online that you should easily be able to find a few staple meals that you can add into your regular rotation.

For me personally, here is my current favorite Diet for Diabetes:

  • Ground turkey with Tex Mex
  • Frozen vegetable mix (usually oriental style mix with beans, onions, mushrooms and broccoli) seasoned with garlic powder, pepper, a little bit of soy sauce and Tabasco.
  • Lentils (added to the vegetables)
  • Then on top of that I like to put Pico de Gallo to get a nice balance of hot and cold, spicy and sour in the meal.

So there we have it! – get started on your Diabetic Meal Plan and you’ll feel much better for it!

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Diabetic cheesecake recipe

diabetic cheesecake recipe
diabetic cheesecake recipe

Diabetic Cheesecake Recipe – Yum!

Who doesn’t love a good cheesecake! If you are like me and love my desserts,  it’s all good news with this diabetic cheesecake recipe! As long as you are following a well planned diabetes 11 diet, then it’s OK to indulge in a little cheesecake every so often. Having diabetes, doesn’t mean we have to deprive ourselves of the things we love in life! I made this a little while back for a dinner party I was hosting. What a hit! My friends were so surprised at the taste and texture of this dessert, they all wanted the recipe to make it again for themselves!

Diabetic Lemon Cheesecake


1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoon light margarine, melted
Combine cracker crumbs and margarine; press into bottom of an ungreased 9 inch spring form pan. Set aside.


3 (8 ounce) packages low fat cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup egg substitute
1 (8 ounce) carton sugar-free, fat-free lemon yogurt
Assorted fresh berries, optional.

Now – Put it all together!

Beat cream cheese, flour and sugar until light and fluffy.  Gradually add lemon juice and egg substitute. Beat well. Fold in yogurt. Pour into crust. Cover loosely with foil.
Bake at 350ºF. for 60-70 min. or until center is almost set.
Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate. Garnish with berries if desired.

Serves 16

  • Calories: 178,
  • Sodium: 330 mg,
  • Cholesterol: 25 mg,
  • Carbohydrate: 16 gm,
  • Protein: 7 gm,
  • Fat: 10 gm

The one main thing to remember about being a diabetic is how to properly manage and take care of yourself by watching your consumption of carbohydrates, fats and of course, sugars. With this diabetic cheesecake recipe it allows you to use tasty substitutes that really do taste just as good as the ‘full fat’ ones. Just always remember, with a correct diet and regular exercise, now-a-days the variety of food available for diabetics is huge. So why not treat yourself to a good delicious cheesecake every now and then with our lemon diabetic cheesecake recipe!

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Are there still good snacks for diabetics?

Good Snacks for Diabetics
Good Snacks for Diabetics

Is there really a such thing as good snacks for diabetics? Yes, there are many different yummy snacks for diabetics and some are more delicious than other. We all know that diabetics need to watch almost everything that they place into their mouth so finding tasty snacks for diabetics are a must.

Good Snacks For Diabetics

These may seem hard to come by but not always. When you hear the word diabetes, you often get plagued with thinking that delicious snacks for diabetics are a false statement but this is untrue. There are in fact many diabetic recipes available to make or find that are all tasty and yummy at the same time.

Just a few of the good snacks for diabetics are fruit, vegetables all fresh of course eaten in moderation, melba crackers, yogurt, cottage cheese, peanuts, pretzels all are very good snacks for diabetics to snack on when they feel the urge to put something in their mouth.

There are many tasty snacks for diabetics, the key to getting yummy snacks for diabetics is to read the boxes, packages and labels. Any foods can be good foods as long as you read the labels and they don’t contain a lot of sugar and starches. People don’t realize that once a starch breaks down it can be just as detrimental to your body as eating something with a lot of sugar because a starch breaks down into nothing but sugar.

There are also many good snacks for weight loss such as fresh fruits and vegetables, food that is not processed, food that has been grown oraganically without all of the harmful pesticides and foods that are high in protein and grilled or broiled versus fried and cooked in all the fatty greases and oils.

So even though you are diabetic it doesn’t mean that you have to give up all of those good snacks for diabetics.

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Foods diabetics should avoid

Foods diabetics should avoid
Foods diabetics should avoid

All diabetics want to know what food diabetics should avoid? As with any medical condition or health problem, there are some key foods diabetics must avoid.

We all know that it doesn’t matter if you have diabetes or a heart condition there are always a list of foods that we should or should not eat. Some of the keyvegetables that diabetics should avoid are potatoes and items that have a high content because the starch one consumed will break down into sugar and we all know that too much sugar is bad for diabetes.

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