Examples of healthy meals for people with diabetes include fruit wraps, salads, oatmeal, and quinoa with corn and carrots, according to About.com. However, there is not a universal diet for diabetics, says Everyday Health.
Ideas for different fruit wraps include banana walnut, apple spice and tropical-fruit inspired. Greek summer, chicken and berry, avocado with corn and tomato are ideas for diabetic approved salads, according to About.com. Oatmeal provides soluble fiber that helps diabetics with glucose and appetite control. Add seasonal or frozen fruit to oatmeal for greater nutritional balance.
Combining protein-rich quinoa with corn and carrots provides a good balance of fat, carbohydrates and protein, says About.com. Add parsley, garlic and lime juice for flavor and additional nutrition.
Meal planning for people with type 2 diabetes should be centered around eating a balance of healthy carbohydrates, fats and proteins, says Everyday Health. Type 2 diabetics should consume fruits and vegetables, but it is recommended to consult a dietician for individual quantity recommendations. Starchy vegetables, such as spinach, carrots, broccoli and green beans, are good choices.
Legumes such as kidney beans and lentils should also be a part of the diet. Choosing fish over meat at least twice a week is also suggested by Everyday Health. When it comes to dairy, choose zero-fat versions.