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What is a sample meal plan using the American Diabetes Association diet?

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A sample meal plan from the American Diabetes Association includes a breakfast of 1 cup Mediterranean oats, 1 cup of hot tea or coffee and one nectarine. Another meal plan includes a dinner consisting of a 4-ounce chicken breast, 1 cup summer squash, 1/2 ear grilled corn and 1 1/2 cups of broccoli salad, according to the ADA.

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Diabetics or anyone who wants to eat a healthier diet may use the ADA's website to plan healthy meals using a combination of breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and may incorporate healthy snacks into their eating plans. ADA Daily meals consist of between 1,550 and 1,650 calories per day, moderate carbohydrates, 300 milligrams or less of cholesterol and more than 25 grams of dietary fiber. Each plan consists of around eight servings of fruits and vegetables, according to the ADA.

Another breakfast meal plan includes an oat bran muffin topped with 1 teaspoon of trans-fat-free margarine, vanilla yogurt with fresh fruit, 1 cup of coffee or tea and 1 cup of low-fat or non-fat milk. A lunch plan includes a turkey burger with a whole wheat bun, 1 cup of basil tomatoes, 1 cup herb potato salad and 1 cup of unsweetened iced tea.

The ADA website is constantly adding new meal plans and the items on each day's plans are easily interchangeable. The site also offers an easy to use grocery shopping list to make implementing the meal plans fast and easy.

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