1-Week Diabetic Meal Plan

Control your blood sugar while enjoying delicious food!

gluten-free foods: roasted vegetable quinoa bowl

Our 1-week diabetic meal plan makes it easier than ever to stay on top of your Type 2 Diabetes and control your blood sugar. That said, even non-diabetics can enjoy this diabetic menu for a week or try any of the recipes included in it!

Dealing with diabetes and its effects can definitely feel overwhelming, so we’re offering an eating plan to help with one of the many things you need to manage. This easy 1-week diabetes meal plan is simple enough for anyone to follow and is full of delicious, 2-4 carb serving meals. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been managing your diabetes for a while, we know that you’ll enjoy this yummy diabetic meal plan!

Managing Diabetes and Eating Healthy

Finding foods you enjoy and that can help you control blood sugar is crucial to living a diabetic-friendly lifestyle.

When it comes to eating healthy for diabetes, there are a few things we want to keep in mind. We focus on getting consistent carbs from whole grains, fruit, and vegetables, lean protein from poultry, seafood, and eggs, and even stocking up on heart-healthy omega-3’s from seafood, nuts, and avocado. For more information, see our article about How to Eat Healthy as a Person Living with Diabetes.

7 Days of Diabetic-Friendly Recipes!

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Before starting any healthy eating program, please make sure you follow a plan that’s right for you. We’ve taken a lower carb approach with this option, however, this diet is not for everyone. You can even follow this plan and have 1-2 carb serving sides (such as our 4-Ingredient Parmesan Roasted Potatoes or even Grandma’s Homemade Wheat Bread Recipe) to increase your carb servings for each meal. Please speak to your diabetes healthcare team before making significant changes to your diet, including starting this diabetic menu for a week.

Day 1

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Breakfast: Egg and Turkey Sausage Breakfast Tacos

Carbs: 38g

Lunch: Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl with Creamy Yogurt Dressing

Carbs: 27g

Dinner: Wild Caught Cod with Moroccan Couscous

Carbs: 31g

Snack: Skinny Peanut Butter and Yogurt Dip

Carbs: 3g

Day 2

Breakfast: Banana Walnut Overnight Oats

Carbs: 38g

Lunch: Spicy Black Bean & Shrimp Salad Recipe

Carbs: 36g

Dinner: Turkey Sausage and Quinoa Pizza Bowl

Carbs: 45g

Snack: Paleo-Friendly Meaty Veggie Roll-Ups

Carbs: 2g

Day 3

Breakfast: Salmon and Eggs on Toast

Carbs: 22g

Lunch: Spicy Leek and White Bean Stew

Carbs: 59g

Dinner: Skillet Spaghetti with Spinach and Tomatoes

Carbs: 41g

Snack: Peanut Butter Banana Cups

Carbs: 8g

Day 4

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Breakfast: Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Carbs: 29g

Lunch: Farro and Black Bean Buddha Bowl

Carbs: 64g

Dinner: One-Pan Rosemary Chicken and Root Vegetables

Carbs: 22g

Snack: Southwestern Kale Chips

Carbs: 5g

Day 5

Breakfast: Avocado and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Carbs: 31g

Lunch: Skinny Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps

Carbs: 28g

Dinner: Broiled Salmon Over Warm Butter Bean and Green Bean Salad

Carbs: 45g

Snack: Mini Apple Strudel

Carbs: 17g

Day 6

whole grain peanut butter fruit toast

Breakfast: Whole Grain Peanut Butter and Fruit Toast

Carbs: 30g

Lunch: Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl

Carbs: 54g

Dinner: Quinoa Shrimp Paella 

Carbs: 33g

Snack: Tuna Cucumber Sandwiches

Carbs: 2g

Day 7

Breakfast: Spinach and Artichoke Breakfast Sandwich 

Carbs: 30g

Lunch: 6-Ingredient Pasta Salad

Carbs: 55g

Dinner: Slow Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Chowder

Carbs: 29g

Snack: Quinoa Almond Joy Bars

Carbs: 10g

Are you going to try our diabetic menu for a week? Which one of these diabetic-friendly recipes looks best to you? Let us know in the comment section!

For more delicious recipes and meal ideas check out our 101 Fan Favorite Recipes.

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Kelsey Butler, MS, RDN

Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian and recipe developer. From a young age, Kelsey found a love for creating delicious recipes. Now, with a Master's in Nutritional Sciences, Kelsey uses her culinary skills to create healthy and unique recipes for many different diets. She is passionate about creating a healthy relationship with all foods and recipes that everyone can enjoy. Kelsey has a passion for cooking, but she also enjoys the outdoors, staying active, and traveling. She is currently living with her partner in New Zealand.

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