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What are some good daily meal ideas for diabetics?

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Some quick meal plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner are a fruit and almond smoothie, Mediterranean turkey wrap and a spicy shrimp stir fry, according to the American Diabetes Association. Another option for good meal ideas is to try a meal plan for 7 days, such as the one provided by the EatingWell website, which are available for different calorie levels. For a 1,200 calorie meal plan, some possible meal ideas for dinner are brown rice, spiced carrots, marinated steak and half of a banana.

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Meal planning also involves limiting the amounts of sugar and refined grains in a diet. The EatingWell website offers diabetic meal plans for the different caloric levels. A typical meal plan for a day that is 2,000 calories can include eating a medium orange, 1 cup of 1 percent milk and Cheerios cereal for breakfast. For dinner, try brown rice, grilled steak, steamed spinach and pineapple/raspberry parfait. The recipes for many dinner ideas and exact portion sizes for foods for each meal are provided by this site.

Many meal plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at the American Diabetes Association website. Some meal ideas for type 2 diabetes are cream cheese stuffed French toast for breakfast, white bean and salmon salad for lunch and marinated sirloin kabobs with grilled asparagus for dinner, suggests Healthline. The Healthline website provides a 7-day type 2 diabetes meal plan that contains 21 recipes.

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