Low Carb Meal Plan for Diabetes (PRINTABLE)

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, controlling your blood sugar levels always comes as the most challenging task. While following this low carb meal plan for diabetes, you may be able to manage your blood sugar levels in the most effective ways.

Carbohydrates, unlike other macronutrients, require more insulin for their digestion. Hence, their consumption may bring a spike in the Blood glucose levels within no time.

So, practicing this low carb meal plan for diabetes is quite a great idea if you are looking to stop the spike of blood sugar levels in your body.

What is a Low carb meal plan for diabetes?

You have to lower down the daily carbs intake while managing the consumption of other healthy nutrients like protein and fibers. While you do that, don’t forget to consult with your doctor or physician in the same respect.

This is because not everyone is aware of their body’s daily minimum carb requirements as it majorly depends on age, health condition, weight, and other factors.

Another thing that you need to be mindful of here is avoiding any processed, packaged, and refined food items. Besides all the empty calories, these food options bring in lots of harmful chemicals and additives to your gut.

So, the focus has to be on consuming all the natural, organic, and seasonal food options instead. Before you start ahead with the printable low carb meal plan for diabetes, do read the following instructions and guidelines.

General guidelines for a low carb meal plan for diabetes

  • Consume all the healthy food options like lean protein, non- starchy vegetables, healthy fats, and fruits in moderation.
  • Say no to all the processed, refined, and packaged food options coming with loads of empty and unhealthy calories
  • Opt for home-cooked food options instead of any food ordered from outside
  • Follow this meal plan under the strict guidance of a medical professional
  • Track your daily calories and nutrition to get the best out of this meal plan

 

Weekly Planner for a low carb meal plan for diabetes

 

Day 1.

low carb meal plan for diabetes - mixed greens

low carb meal plan for diabetes – mixed greens

Breakfast- 1 serving of hard-boiled eggs with roasted kale 

Snack- 1 serving of mixed greens with olive oil and lemon salad dressing 

Lunch- 1 serving of green smoothie with almonds (1 oz) 

Snack- Pecans (1 oz)

Dinner- 1 serving of cucumber avocado salad with grilled chicken breast

 

Day 2.

low carb meal plan for diabetes - toasted nuts

low carb meal plan for diabetes – toasted nuts

Breakfast- 1 serving of scrambled eggs with spinach and tomatoes  

Snack- 1 serving of baby carrots with hummus

Lunch- 1 serving of cauliflower rice with grilled tofu

Snack- 1 serving of mixed green salad with toasted nuts

Dinner- 1 serving of stir-fried chicken stuffed with low-fat cheese and vegetables 

 

Day 3.

low carb meal plan for diabetes - zucchini noodles 

low carb meal plan for diabetes – zucchini noodles

Breakfast- 1 serving of scrambled eggs with a green smoothie

Snack- 1 serving of nonfat Greek yogurt with pecans (1 oz)

Lunch- 1 serving of smoked turkey with zucchini noodles 

Snack- 1 serving of tex mex tuna salad

Dinner- 1 serving of whole-grain pasta with lemon chicken and grilled veggies

 

Day 4.

low carb meal plan for diabetes - eggplant lasagna

low carb meal plan for diabetes – eggplant lasagna

Breakfast- 1 serving of spinach and tomato scramble with mixed greens

Snack- 1 serving of baby carrots with hummus

Lunch- 1 serving of eggplant lasagna with smoked salmon

Snack- 1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with 1 banana

Dinner- 1 serving of sliced avocadoes with mixed greens 

 

Day 5.

low carb meal plan for diabetes - spaghetti squash

low carb meal plan for diabetes – spaghetti squash

Breakfast- 1 serving of cream cheese omelet with 2 strips of bacon 

Snack- 1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with almonds ( 1 oz)

Lunch- 1 serving of cucumber avocado salad with peppered cheese slices

Snack- Almonds (1 oz)

Dinner- 1 serving of spaghetti squash stuffed with veggies

 

Day 6.

low carb meal plan for diabetes - grilled chicken

low carb meal plan for diabetes – grilled chicken

Breakfast- 1 serving of classic omelet with roasted steak slices

Snack- 1 serving of plain tuna salad with mixed greens

Lunch- 1 serving of grilled chicken with parmesan and olive oil dressing

Snack- 1 serving of baby carrots with hummus 

Dinner- 1 serving of whole-wheat pizza with cauliflower crust

 

Day 7.

low carb meal plan for diabetes - endive salad

low carb meal plan for diabetes – endive salad

Breakfast- 1 serving of cooked eggs with mushrooms and kale

Snack- 1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with kale crisps

Lunch- 1 serving of roasted garlic chicken with mixed herb sauce 

Snack- 1 serving of endive salad with roasted walnuts

Dinner- 1 serving of mixed green salad with toasted nuts

 

Bottom-line for the low carb meal plan for diabetes

This meal plan is quite helpful for all the diabetics out there. You must still consult with your doctor and physician before going any further with its recipes and meals.

Printable (PDF) low carb meal plan for diabetes

Meals Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Breakfast 1 serving of hard-boiled eggs with roasted kale  1 serving of scrambled eggs with spinach and tomatoes   1 serving of scrambled eggs with a green smoothie 1 serving of spinach and tomato scramble with mixed greens 1 serving of cream cheese omelet with 2 strips of bacon  1 serving of classic omelet with roasted steak slices 1 serving of cooked eggs with mushrooms and kale
Snack 1 serving of mixed greens with olive oil and lemon salad dressing  1 serving of baby carrots with hummus 1 serving of nonfat Greek yogurt with pecans ( 1 oz) 1 serving of baby carrots with hummus 1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with almonds ( 1 oz) 1 serving of plain tuna salad with mixed greens 1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with kale crisps
Lunch 1 serving of green smoothie with almonds ( 1 oz)  1 serving of cauliflower rice with grilled tofu 1 serving of smoked turkey with zucchini noodles  1 serving of eggplant lasagna with smoked salmon 1 serving of cucumber avocado salad with peppered cheese slices 1 serving of grilled chicken with parmesan and olive oil dressing 1 serving of roasted garlic chicken with mixed herb sauce 
Snack Pecans ( 1 oz) 1 serving of mixed green salad with toasted nuts 1 serving of tex mex tuna salad 1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with 1 banana Almonds ( 1 oz) 1 serving of baby carrots with hummus  1 serving of endive salad with roasted walnuts
Dinner 1 serving of cucumber avocado salad with grilled chicken breast 1 serving of stir-fried chicken stuffed with low-fat cheese and vegetables  1 serving of whole-grain pasta with lemon chicken and grilled veggies 1 serving of sliced avocadoes with mixed greens  1 serving of spaghetti squash stuffed with veggies 1 serving of whole-wheat pizza with cauliflower crust 1 serving of mixed green salad with toasted nuts

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