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Diabetics Menu Info


A diabetics menu sample - breakfast, lunch and dinner - indicated by the National Diabetes Education Program.

Breakfast:
Fruit - 1 fresh orange, 1 medium
Grains/Beans/Starchy Veg. - 2 baked plantain, 1 medium
Milk - 1 Milk, 1% low fat, 1 cup
Fat - 1 Oil, 1 teaspoon

Lunch:
Meat - 1 Two Cheese Pizza
Grains/Beans/Starchy Veg. - 2 2 slices
Fat - 1
Fruit - 1 Melon, 1 cup/cubes
Vegetable - 1 Mixed green salad

Dinner:
Grains/Beans/Starchy Veg. - 1 Rice with Chicken Spanish Style
Meat - 1 1 cup
Vegetable - 1
Fat - 1
Fruit - 1 Pineapple rings, 1/2 cup
Vegetable - 1 Spinach, 1 cup raw
Fat - 1 Vinaigrette, 1 tablespoon

Serving sizes.
Each of the following represents one serving from each of the food groups in the Diabetes Food Pyramid:
Grains, Beans, and Starchy Vegetables - 1 slice of bread; 1/2 small bagel, English muffin, or bun; 1/2 cup cooked cereal, pasta, rice; 3/4 cup ready-to-eat cereal; 1/2 cup cooked dried beans, corn, peas
Vegetable Group - 1 cup raw vegetable; 1/2 cup vegetable juice
Fruit Group - 1 medium-size fresh fruit; 1/2 cup canned fruit; 1/2 cup fruit juice
Milk Group - 1 cup (8 ounces) milk or yogurt
Meat Group - 2-3 ounces cooked lean meat, skinless poultry, or fish; 1 egg; 2 tablespoons peanut butter; 2-3 ounces cheese
Fats, Sweets, and Alcohol - 1 teaspoon butter, margarine, or mayonnaise; 1 tablespoon cream cheese or salad dressing; 1 tablespoon cream cheese; 1/2 cup ice cream.

Combined foods:
Many dishes are made up of several food types. Therefore, they do not fit in one specific group. In the meal planner are seven recipes that will help you to measure using foods from the Diabetes Food Pyramid.

Spanish Omelet - 1 Grains/Beans/Starchy Vegetables, 1 Mean, 1/2 Fat
Beef or Turkey Stew - 1 Grains/Beans/Starchy Vegetables, 1 Vegetable, 1 Meat, 1 Fat
Caribbean Red Snapper - 1 Meat, 1 1/2 Fat
Two Cheese Pizza - 2 Grains/Beans/Starchy Vegetables, 1 Meat, 1 1/2 Fat
Eggplant Lasagna - 1 Vegetable, 1 Meat, 1 Fat
Rice with Chicken, Spanish Style - 1 1/2 Grains/Beans/Starchy Vegetables, 1 Vegetable, 1 Meat, 1 Fat
Seafood Stew - 2 Meat, 1/2 Fat

This is just an example, says the NDEP and adds to this: If you have diabetes, consult a registered dietitian to help you make your own meal plan. Your meal plan will be based on many factors, including your weight goal, height, age, and physical activity.

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