1800 Calorie Diabetes Meal Plan
Consuming an 1800-calorie healthy eating plan will help to ensure that you limit
the amount of fat on your body by reducing the number of unused calories in your
body (when unused, these calories turn to fat).
You can follow an 1800-calorie diabetes meal plan several different ways, such as
by counting labels or by balancing servings or portions of food.
Below is a chart showing the amount of servings that you should have from each food
group each day. Be sure to spread your consumption of items from these food groups
out throughout the day.
- 7 starches
- 2 fruits
- 2 milks
- 4 non-starchy vegetables
- 8 ounces of meat and/or meat substitute
- 4 fats
Be sure that you spread out your food group consumption so that you do not eat all
of your servings from one food group at any one meal.
Drink sugar free beverages and water with your meals and throughout the day.
|Breakfast||2 Starch||1 cup cooked, old fashioned oatmeal|
|2 ounce meat/meat sub||2 egg|
1/2 c. juice or
3/4 c. blueberries
|1 fat||1 Tablespoon reduced fat margarine or 1/4c. walnuts|
|Snack||1 Starch||3 cups popcorn|
|Lunch||2 Starch||2 slices of whole wheat bread|
|3 ounces meat/meat sub||2 ounces roast beef and 1 slice of cheese|
|1 milk||1 cup Light yogurt, any flavor|
2 cups mixed
green salad with vegetables
|2 fats||2 Tablespoons low-fat-vinaigrette dressing|
|1 fruit||1 small apple|
|Dinner||2 starch||1 cup brown rice|
|3 ounces meat/meat sub||1 baked or grilled chicken breast|
1 cup cooked
reduced fat margarine
8 ounces skim or
|Sample Diabetic Menus|
2000 Calorie Diabetes Meal Plan and Diabetic Menus
1500 Calorie Diabetes Meal Plan