Gestational Diabetes Sample Menu

Gestational Diabetes Sample Menu: Lunch

Cheese, tomato, and black bean pita with milk:
 
  • 1 large whole-wheat pita
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 1/2 cup fresh tomato (chopped)
  • 1 ounce low-fat sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 Tbsp. salsa
  • 2 tsp. olive oil 
     

Blend the last five ingrediants and place inside the pita. Serve with 8 fluid ounces nonfat skim milk.

 

Fat: 17.7 g; calories: 547; protein: 29.2 g
Grams carbohydrate: 71 g
Exchanges: 2.8 fat; 0.9 milk; 0.5 vegetable; 1.0 meat; 3.4 bread
 

Gestational Diabetes Sample Menu: Mid-Afternoon Snack

Apple and peanut butter:
 
  • 1 medium apple with peel, cored and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
  • 12 fluid ounces nonfat skim milk
     
Fat: 9.2 g; calories: 295; protein: 15.8 g
Grams carbohydrate: 41 g
Exchanges: 1.6 fat; 1.3 milk; 1.3 fruit; 0.4 meat
 

Gestational Diabetes Sample Menu: Dinner

Grilled chicken with pineapple, rice, and green beans:
 
  • 3-ounce chicken breast (boneless/skinless, raw)
  • 4 ounces pineapple rings, canned in juice
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, dark
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce, low-sodium
  • 1/2 cup green beans, cooked
  • 1/4 cup instant rice, uncooked
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 pound fresh strawberries

 

Preparation
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: 16.2 g; calories: 523; protein: 23 g
Grams carbohydrate: 60 g
Exchanges: 2.4 lean meat; 2.8 fat; 1.8 vegetable; 1.8 fruit;1.1 bread
 
 
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