Gestational Diabetes Recipes and Meal Ideas

Gestational Diabetes Recipes and Meal Ideas

Approximately 5% of all pregnant women in the US develop Gestational diabetes. It is becoming more and more common these days as so many people have bad eating habits. Even younger women in their twenties can be diagnosed as having Gestational diabetes. There are many questions pregnant women want to know the answers to, such as what types of food is safe for them to eat.

Well, the underlying problem that causes Gestational diabetes in the first place is poor eating habits. Anyone who eats too many bad sugar and carbohydrates is at a risk. Eliminating a lot of sugar and carb is hard for some people, but it must be done in order to help treat Gestational diabetes. The internet is filled with thousands of Gestational diabetes recipes that are easy to cook and prepare.

There are many ways to modify a certain recipe in order to meet an individual’s personal dietary needs. It is possible for a woman with Gestational diabetes to eat healthy foods without sacrificing flavor. A sample diet plan is always a good place to get started, and there are many recipes that can be included with it.

Here are some Gestational diabetes recipes.

Breakfast
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal, therefore making a good choice for a breakfast recipe is essential. It is okay, occasionally, to have one carbohydrate with a breakfast meal. Food that is high in protein is important, also.

Some good breakfast ideas include:
Slice of whole wheat toast with an egg
Small bowl of blueberries and a few almonds
Half a banana
A small amount of all natural peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat bread

Lunch

There are many simple Gestational diabetes recipes that do not take long at all to prepare. These are great choices for those who do not have all the time needed for putting together a lunch meal. It is best to stick with 45 grams of carbohydrates for a midday meal.

Some good lunch ideas include:

Bowl of fresh veggies
Turkey sandwich with whole wheat bread, lettuce, and tomato
Small piece of fruit
Boneless, skinless chicken breast (it can be prepared earlier in the day or the night before.)
Tuna

Dinner

Gestational diabetes recipes for dinner usually consist of foods high in protein, such as fish and steak. Both of these are free of carbohydrates.

A few carbohydrates can be allowed with the grilled chicken, salmon, or tuna, however. Some ideas include:

Small serving of pasta
Baked potato
Sugar free yogurt
1 cup of fruit
1 cup of steamed asparagus

Desserts and snacks

Desserts and snacks can be eaten in between meals.

Here is a mini-cheesecake recipe that is very easy to make:

1 Cup of water
Unflavored gelatin
16 ounces of softened and cubed cream cheese
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of a sugar substitute
2 tablespoons of instant sugar free pudding mix

Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let it stand for two minutes.
Microwave the mixture for 40-50 seconds and then stir.
Let mixture stand for a couple of minutes.
Add cream cheese cubes and stir some more.
Put in mixer and blend well.
Add pudding mix, vanilla extract, and the sugar substitute.
Pour into either muffin tins or 8″ pie pan.
Put into freezer until firm.

Go to Diabetic Diet Zone to get your free ebook on Diabetic Diets at Diabetic Diet. Diabetic Diet Zone also has information on Gestational Diabetes Recipes along with a lot of other free information.

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