To give you an idea of what a planned day of meals and snacks might look like, a menu example for one day is shown below. This menu is designed for a woman who weighed 130-135 pounds before becoming pregnant and developing gestational diabetes. The menu shown here may not be the right menu for you; this menu is not meant to take the place of your health care provider's advice on menus and meal plans. Talk to your health care provider for more specific information about the right meal plan for you.
Fat: 11g; Calories: 394; Protein: 22g;Total Carbohydrate 56g;Exchanges: 1.3 fat; 1.3 milk; 1.6 fruit; 0.8 meat; 0.8 bread
Fat: 9.7g; Calories: 276; Protein: 14.5gGrams (g) carbohydrate: 36gExchanges: 0.5 other carbohydrates; 1.6 fat; 0.9 milk; 0.4 meat; 0.8 bread
Fat: 17.7g; Calories: 547.7; Protein: 29.2g Grams (g) carbohydrate: 71gExchanges: 2.8 fat, 0.9 milk, 0.5 vegetable, 1.0 meat, 3.4 bread
Fat: 9.2g; Calories: 295; Protein: 15.8Grams (g) carbohydrate: 41gExchanges: 1.6 fat, 1.3 milk, 1.3 fruit, 0.4 meat
To prepare: place chicken breast in shallow container; combine 1/2 pineapple juice, toasted sesame seeds, sesame oil, cornstarch, and soy sauce in bowl; pour over chicken breast. Place half the rings from the pineapple over the chicken; refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. Remove chicken and pineapple from marinade and discard marinade; grill or broil chicken breast and pineapple until cooked through (turning as needed). Cook rice as indicated on package. Prepare green beans as indicated on package. Serve with strawberries for dessert.
Fat: 16.2g; Calories: 523.7; Protein: 23.0gGrams (g) carbohydrate: 60gExchanges: 2.4 lean meat, 2.8 fat, 1.8 vegetable, 1.8 fruit, 1.1 bread
Total fat: 63.8 g; Total Calories: 2036.4; Total Protein: 104.5 g Grams (g) carbohydrate: 264 g
Exchanges: 10.1 fat, 4.4 milk, 4.7 fruit, 2.6 meat, 2.4 lean meat, 2.3 vegetable, 6.1 bread, 0.5 other carbohydrates
Source: Kraft™ Foods Diabetic Choices Daily Recipes, 2002; also Treating Diabetes with Good Nutrition, Diabetic Meal Plans, MediConsult.com, Inc. 2000.