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. This meal plan is ideal for people trying to lose weight. You might need more calories than this. Ask your health care team for a caloric goal that's right for you.

Watch: What Does a 1-Day Diabetes Meal Plan Look Like?

 

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

 

Midmorning Snack

Snack

Midmorning Snack

• 1 clementine
• 1 low-fat mozzarella cheese stick

 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1 serving Roast Beef, Arugula, and Pickled Onion Wrap
Balsamic Berry Vinaigrette Salad
• 2 cups mixed greens
• 1/4 medium apple, sliced
• 2 Tbsp. pomegranate seeds
• 1 oz. crumbled blue cheese
• 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
To make the dressing: Whisk together 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp. sugar-free strawberry preserves, 1 tsp. olive oil, 1/2 tsp dijon mustard, and a pinch each of salt and pepper.

 

Afternoon Snack

Snack

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