1-Day 1,500-Calorie Diabetes Meal Plan for Weight Loss

By: Caitlyn Diimig, R.D.  |  Diabetic Living Magazine

Take one thing off your plate with this meal plan featuring tons of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein—with a healthy sweet treat included.

With this healthy meal plan for diabetes, you'll feel great and keep your blood sugar balanced as you lose weight. At 1,500 calories, you can lose up to 2 pounds per week, which is seen as healthy and sustainable weight loss that will help you keep the weight off for good. Featuring tons of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and healthy fats, the day is full of delicious foods to keep you feeling energized and satisfied. We also include a tasty sweet treat to end your evening on a high note. Don't miss all of our healthy diabetes meal plans, like this 7-Day Diabetes Meal Plan at 1,500 Calories.

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Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

• 1 serving Whole-Wheat Quick Bread spread with 2 Tbsp. reduced-fat cream cheese
• ½ cup blueberries
• Coffee with 2 Tbsp. low-fat milk and a dash of cinnamon

 

A.M. Snack

Snack

A.M. Snack

• 1 clementine
• 1 low-fat mozzarella cheese stick

 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

• 1 serving Roast Beef, Arugula, and Pickled Onion Wrap
• 1 cup Balsamic-Berry Vinaigrette Winter Salad

 

P.M. Snack

Snack

P.M. Snack

• ½ cup plain popcorn
• 2 Tbsp. unsalted peanuts
• 2 Tbsp. raisins

 

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

• 1 serving Lemon-Garlic Shrimp over Orzo with Zucchini
• 1 kiwifruit + 2 Tbsp. low-fat Greek yogurt

 

Dessert

Dessert

Dessert

• 1 serving Vanilla Candy Cane Peppermint Bar
• 8 oz. low-fat milk

Nutrition Totals for the Day:

1,516 calories
54 g fat (16 g sat. fat)
363 mg cholesterol
1,819 mg sodium
174 g carbohydrate (24 g fiber, 93 g sugars)
93 g protein

 

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