The American Diabetes Association offers a variety of sample meal plans for diabetics. Sample daily meal plans are available in several variations, including heart healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free and all-natural options. Diabetics can find meal plans for different holidays and cuisines too, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Websites such as Eating Well and Prevention offer meal plans too. Eating Well offers diabetics a seven-day plan at 1,200, 1,400, 1,600, 1,800 and 2,000 calories. The meal plans are nutritionally balanced and avoid processed foods. The plans list how many carbohydrate servings are in each meal to help patients keep their blood sugar under control, according to Eating Well.
Prevention outlines "The Outsmart Diabetes Diet" that provides a five-day meal plan that is comprised of 1,400 calories. The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks. Prevention states that the diet is optimal for diabetics because it contains fiber, vitamin D, omega-3 oils and calcium — four nutrients that help balance blood sugar and promote weight loss. Both meal plans listed on Eating Well and Prevention allow patients to mix and match meals throughout the day to avoid diet boredom. More meal plans and guidelines tailored to diabetes can be found on Mayo Clinic's website.