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The following article outlines a gestational diabetes sample menu designed for a woman who weighed between 130 and 135 pounds before becoming pregnant. This menu covers a day's worth of meals and snacks. Remember, the gestational diabetes sample menu shown here may not be right for you. Talk with your healthcare provider about a gestational diabetes menu that's right for you.

Gestational Diabetes Sample Menu: An Overview

To give you an idea of what a planned day of meals and snacks might look like, a sample menu for one day is presented here. This gestational diabetes sample menu was designed for a woman who weighed between 130 and 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 healthcare provider's advice on menus and meal plans. Talk with your healthcare provider after looking at this menu for more specific information about the right meal plan for you.
 

Gestational Diabetes Sample Menu: Breakfast

Hard boiled egg, toast, grapes, and milk:
 
  • 1 egg, hard-boiled
  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread
  • 1 tsp. canola-based, trans-fat-free margarine
  • 1/3 pound grapes (any kind)
  • 12 fluid ounces nonfat skim milk
     
Fat: 11 g; calories: 394; protein: 22 g;
Total carbohydrate 56 g;
Exchanges: 1.3 fat; 1.3 milk; 1.6 fruit; 0.8 meat; 0.8 bread
 

Gestational Diabetes Sample Menu: Mid-Morning Snack

Half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with milk:
 
  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
  • 1 Tbsp. reduced-sugar jelly or reduced-sugar jam
  • 8 fluid ounces nonfat skim milk
     
Fat: 9.7 g; calories: 276; protein: 14.5 g
Grams carbohydrate: 3.6 g
Exchanges: 0.5 other carbohydrates; 1.6 fat; 0.9 milk ; 0.4 meat; 0.8 bread
 
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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