Diabetes-Friendly Meal Planning Examples | Cornerstones4Care®

Simple Meals, Built Better


Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures, and diabetes doesn't have to change that. Just take a look at all the tasty foods in our diabetes-friendly meal plans! We've put together some simple, everyday meals that you can use to plan a day of balanced, healthy eating. Built with basic healthy eating principles in mind, our meals include a wide variety of choices, like fresh fruit and vegetables, nonfat daily products, whole grains, and lean proteins. Take a look at our meal plans—and ask your diabetes care team what healthy meals might look like for you.



Sample meal plan: 1200 calories

BREAKFAST Carb grams
1 slice whole-grain toast 15
1 tbsp peanut butter 3
1 banana, medium 15
1 cup fat-free milk 12
Meal total: 320 Calories 45
LUNCH Carb grams
Grilled chicken on a salad:
1 cup lettuce & 1 cup assorted raw vegetables 5
3 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast 0
1 tbsp Caesar dressing 0
1/2 cup croutons 15
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 0
1 medium peach 15
Meal total: 390 Calories 35
DINNER Carb grams
3 oz broiled salmon 0
1/2 cup sweet potato (1/2 medium sized) 15
1 tsp oil 0
1 cup steamed vegetables (broccoli, snow peas, carrots) 10
1 cup melon 15
Meal total: 400 Calories 40
6 oz yogurt, light 12
Snack total: 80 Calories 12
Total Calories 1190 Carb grams 132

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