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Type 2 Diabetes Meal Planning

Two Meal Planning Methods and a Sample Meal Plan

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Updated January 22, 2014

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Sample Diabetic Meal Plan:

Breakfast

  • 2 slices of whole-wheat toast with fat-free butter spray
  • 1 fried egg, cooked in a non-stick skillet with fat-free cooking spray and fresh black pepper
  • 1 medium fresh peach
  • 1 cup of coffee with fat-free half & half and sugar substitute

Lunch

  • 1 cup salad greens topped with 1 cup carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 1 sliced & grilled skinless chicken breast
  • 1 wheat roll
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 crisp fresh apple

Dinner

  • 1 cup of green beans sautéed with fat-free olive oil flavored cooking spray and fresh black pepper
  • 2/3 cup cooked brown rice mixed cooked with chopped red bell pepper and low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 salmon fillet that is about the size of your palm baked with lemon juice, low-sodium chicken broth and fresh black pepper
  • 1 cup of skim milk
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp of light or fat-free whipped topping

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