Sample Meal Plan for Women with Gestational Diabetes

This sample meal plan will guide you until you meet with a registered dietitian to create an individualized plan.

Breakfast (2 carbs=30g)

1 slice whole wheat toast (1 carb)
1 egg
1 cup fat-free milk (1 carb)

Snack (1 carb=15g) 4-6 whole what crackers (1 carb)
1 ounce cheddar cheese
Lunch (3 carbs=45g) 2 slices whole wheat bread (2 carbs)
3 ounces turkey
Lettuce and tomato
1 cup raw veggies
1 cup berries (1 carb)
1 cup fat-free milk (1 carb)
Snack (2 carbs=15-30g) 2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 small apple (1 carb)
3 cups popcorn (1 carb)
Dinner (3 carbs=45g) 4 ounces skinless chicken breast
1 medium baked potato (2 carbs)
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 cup broccoli salad
1-2 tablespoons salad dressing
1 cup fat-free milk (1 carb)
Snack _1-2 carbs-15-30g) 1/2 banana (1 carb)
2 tablespoons nuts
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (1/2 carb)

Eat a healthy diet or follow a meal plan for your entire pregnancy to improve your health and to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. If you need to make changes to your diet or meal plan to keep your glucose level in the healthy range, your health care provider will help.

Signs that your meal plan is working:

  • Your blood sugar levels are staying within target ranges.
  • You are gaining weight gain appropriately.

Talk to your health care provider about what to do if you have abnormal blood sugar numbers.