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Sample Diabetic 2000-Calorie Meal Plan

One Day of Tasty and Well Balanced Meals


Updated June 27, 2014

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Try out this sample meal plan if your diabetic treatment plan includes a prescription for a 2000-calorie diet.  Indulge in (low-carb) pancakes, tuna and walnut salad, and Thai Curry Chicken.  This sample plan provides a total of 2000 calories -- 50% from carbohydrate and 30% from fat.  Though this the maximum amount of fat recommended for a diabetic meal plan, the fat sources are high in "good," unsaturated fats.

Read more about diabetic meal planning.


  • Low-Carb Pancakes

  • 1 Tbsp light syrup
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • coffee with 2 Tablespoons fat-free half & half


  • 1 Serving of Tuna & Walnut Salad

  • 1 cup raw salad greens
  • 4 whole wheat crackers
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free pudding
  • 5 vanilla wafers
  • 8-10 ounces water or sugar-free beverage


  • 1 Serving Thai Curry Chicken (see below for modification)

  • Add 1/2 sweet potato, thinly sliced, to the curry (let it cook with the other ingredients)
  • 1/3 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked zucchini
  • 1 100%-fruit frozen fruit bar
  • 8-10 ounces water or sugar-free beverage


  • 6 ounces fat-free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free granola
  • 1 ounce low-sodium turkey lunch meat
  • 15 baked snack chips
  • 8-10 ounces water or sugar-free beverage


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