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Sample Diabetic 1600-Calorie Meal Plan

One Day of Tasty and Well-Balanced Meals


Updated June 16, 2014

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If you've been instructed to follow a 1600-calorie meal plan, here are some meal plan ideas that provide a total of 1600 calories -- 50% from carbohydrate and 25% from fat. Notice that each meal is a balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Read more about diabetic meal planning.


  • Spinach, Egg and Cheese Sandwich: 1 Toasted English Muffin

    1/2 Cup Sauteed Spinach

    1 Fried Egg

    1 Slice Swiss Cheese

  • 1 Cup Honeydew Melon Cubes
  • Coffee with 2 Tbsp Fat-Free Half & Half



  • 3 ounces grilled lean steak (like flank steak)
  • 1 baked sweet potato
  • 1 cup sauteed green beans & mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 8-12 ounces ice water or sugar-free beverage


  • 1 slice fat-free cheese
  • 4 whole-wheat crackers
  • 8-12 ounces ice water or sugar-free beverage

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