Printable Diabetic Diet –Print Your Handy Diabetic Diet

A printable diabetic diet will eliminate the guesswork as you begin to change your eating habits and make the shift to a healthier diet.

You can take good care of yourself and avoid complications of diabetes mellitus by learning what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat.

"People with diabetes don't need to go out and purchase special foods to maintain a diabetic diet, they can eat the same foods as the whole family."(1)

This handy printable diabetic diet gives you the roadmap to healthy eating. Following a healthy diet will enable you to keep your blood sugar levels in the target range.

Printable diabetic diet

Print your copy of the printable diabetic diet below. This diet is based on typical 2000 calorie diabetic diets and should be talked over with your doctor and modified to meet your specific health needs before beginning.

Breakfast

240 calories - 2 cups whole grain cereal of your choice
90 calories – 1 cup non-fat or skim milk
80 calories – 1 medium size piece of fruit (i.e. banana, apple)
80 calories – half cup low-fat cottage cheese
0 calories – coffee, black

Total calories from breakfast = 490

Morning Snack

120 calories – 1 cup low-fat or non-fat yogurt of your choice
80 calories – one medium size piece of fruit
0 calories – 8 ounce glass of water

Total calories from morning snack = 200

Lunch

180 calories – 2 slices whole wheat and/or high-fiber bread
20 calories – 1 Tablespoon light mayo
140 calories – 3 ounces chicken breast (white meat)
50 calories – small side salad containing mixed vegetables
10 calories – 1 Tablespoon fat-free salad dressing
0 calories – unsweetened ice tea

Total calories from lunch = 400

Afternoon Snack

170 calories – 1 ounce almonds
100 calories – 1 ounce string cheese
0 calories – 8 ounce glass of water

Total calories from afternoon snack = 270

Dinner

185 calories – 4 ounces of turkey breast (white meat)
225 calories – 1.5 cup cooked brown rice
50 calories – 2 cups broccoli spears
50 calories – small side salad with mixed vegetables
10 calories – 1 Tablespoon fat-free salad dressing
0 calories – diet soda
120 calories – ½ cup ice cream

Total calories from dinner = 640

This printable diabetic diet plan provides your body with satisfying and nutritious foods that will help stabilize your blood sugar levels. It is important to discuss this or any changes in your diet with your doctor before making a dietary shift.

(1) 4-Men.org (2005). Diabetic Diet. Retrieved from http://www.4-men.org/diabetes/diabetic-diet.html

 

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