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5 daily menu ideas for Gestational Diabetes

After looking everywhere for a couple of weeks, I finally found my meal log during my time with GD. I looked carefully through all the meals and my own glucose reactions to them to put together 5 daily menu ideas for Gestational Diabetes consisting in 3 meals and 3 snacks each. The guidelines I followed were Kaiser Permanente’s. If you find any meal here you’d like a recipe for, please either comment or email me and I’ll be happy to send it over.

Day 1  For packed snack and lunch.

Breakfasts

  • 2 eggs, poached
  • 1 whole wheat English muffin with 1 TBS ricotta cheese
  • 6 whole almonds
  • 1 cup decaf tea

Snack 1 – Shake

  • 6 oz. fat free milk
  • 1 c. blueberries
  • 1/4 c, Fage or Chobani yogurt
  • 10 almonds
  • 1 TBS oat bran
  • 1 TBS flax seed

Lunch

  • 1 c. peas
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c. broccoli
  • 2 walnuts

Snack 2

  • 15 gr. snap pea crips
  • 1/4 c. cottage cheese
  • 1 peach
  • 2 pecans
  • 8 oz. soy milk

Dinner

  • 2/3 c. lo glycemic or rice pasta
  • 4 meatballs
  • 1/2 c. tomato sauce, no sugar added
  • 1 TBSP Parmesan Cheese

Snack 3

  • 1 oat bran pancake
  • 1 tsp sugar free jelly
  • 1 TBSP Ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz. milk

Day 2

Breakfast

  • 1 c. cooked butternut squash
  • 1/2 c. cottage cheese
  • 2 TBSP slivered almonds
  • 1 c. decaf tea

Snack 1

  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 TBSP almond o peanut butter
  • 8 oz. milk

Lunch

  • 1 1/2 c. chile con carne (beans, meat and tomato)
  • 1/2 c. sautéed spinach with garlic
  • 8 oz. soy milk

Snack 2

  • 15 gr. rice cakes
  • 1 oz. cheese
  • 1 1/4 c. strawberries
  • 3/4 c. Fage or Chobani yogurt
  • 6 whole almonds

Dinner

  • 2 c. lentils (with tomato sauce, no sugar added, carrots, onions and celery and I TBS grated Parmesan cheese)
  • 4 oz. Italian sausage

Snack 3

  • 1/3 c. hummus
  • 1 celery rib
  • 1 oz. cheese
  • 6 cashew nuts
  • 8 oz. milk

Day 3

Breakfast

  • 1 c. peas with mint and garlic and a splash of lemon
  • 2 poached eggs
  • 2 pecans
  • 1 c. decaf tea

Snack 1

  • 1 small banana
  • 6 almonds
  • 15 gr. snap pea crisps
  • 1 oz. cheese
  • 8 oz. soy milk

Lunch

  • 1/2 c. Green squash and milk soup
  • 1 small stuffed zucchini with rice and lamb
  • 2 TBS Fage or Chobani yogurt

Snack 2

  • 12 cherries
  • 15 gr. whole grain bread
  • 1 TBS almond or peanut butter
  • 8 oz. milk

Dinner

  • 4 oz. salmon, baked with soy sauce
  • 1/2 c. peas
  • 3 c. Kale salad with 1 TBS Italian dressing
  • 2 TBS almonds

Snack 3

  • 3 c. popcorn
  • 1 oz. cheese
  • 6 almonds
  • 8 oz. soy milk

Day 4

Breakfast

  • 1 large oat bran pancake
  • 1 TBS almond or peanut butter
  • 1 cup decaf tea

Snack 1

  • 1 apple
  • 5 gr. rice cakes
  • 1 oz. cheese
  • 8 oz. milk

Lunch

  • 2 c. spaghetti squash
  • 1 c. milk and cheese sauce
  • 1 c. Kale salad with 1 TBS Italian dressing

Snack 2

  • 2 kiwis, sliced, covered in Greek yogurt and sprinkled with almonds, frozen as popsicles.
  • 8 oz. soy milk

Dinner

  • 1 c. lentil soup
  • 4 oz. butterflied giant prawns with butter and lemon
  • 1 c. sautéed spinach

Snack 3

  • 1/2 slow churned no sugar added ice-cream
  • 10 whole almonds
  • 1 oz. cheese
  • 8 oz. milk

Day 5

Breakfast

  • 2 quesadillas with corn tortillas and 2 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 1/8 avocado
  • Decaf tea

Snack 1

  • Small banana
  • 15 gr. slice of bread
  • 1 TBS peanut butter
  • 8 oz. milk

Lunch

  • 1 c. miso soup
  • 1 c. shredded carrot and lettuce salad w. 1 tsp. sesame dressing
  • 3 oz. teppanyaki chicken
  • 1 c. edamame

Snack 2

  • 1 plum
  • 2 pecans
  • 1 c. Fage or Chobani yogurt

Dinner

  • 4 oz. Hazelnut crusted salmon filet
  • 1/2 c. sautéed spinach
  • 1/2 c. grilled zucchini
  • 1/4  medium baked potato

Snack 3

  • 1/3 c. hummus
  • 1/2 c. fresh snap peas
  • 1 oz. cheese
  • 8 oz. soy milk

 

About Erika

Worked in film and TV for several years before having my two wonderful children. Now I try to bring that creative input into my home to raise my kids. Hope you enjoy following this journey!
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