The calorie menus for diabetes are simply healthy foods and not rocket science. If you have diabetes then your doctor suggests that the first thing which you should follow is a diabetic diet. The calorie diabetic diets are 1200 calorie diet, 1400 calorie diet, 1800 calorie diet, 2000 calorie diet etc. In each calorie diet calorie intake is restricted.
Different people have different calorie needs depending on individual calorie needs a doctor suggests the calorie diet plan.
The 1200 calorie menu means you include the food in your meal such that total calories per day are 1200. In this calorie diet breakfast contains eight ounces of skim milk, ½ grapefruit, ¾ cup unsweetened cereal and tea or coffee. In lunch you can have two ounces of smoked turkey, two pieces of grain bread, lettuce and one apple. In dinner you can include 2/3 cup brown rice, ½ cup zucchini and broccoli and two ounces baked cod.
½ banana or six ounces low-fat or fat free yogurt is a good snack. While following this diet keep in mind the serving sizes of each food. As carbohydrates in foods affects your blood glucose level.
In the 1400 calorie diet menu include 350 calories in breakfast which you can get from one cup of skim milk, one slice of toast and one can baked beans. You can have 400 calories in lunch; in lunch the menu can include one slice of whole wheat bread, some salad without dressing, one banana and some grapes. In dinner you can include 1/3 cooked rice with coriander and chili lamb kebabs, mixed salad and mashed pumpkin and fat-free or low fat yogurt, this is approximately equal to 765 calories.
In this way all other calorie diets are planned according to calorific requirements of individuals.
If you go through this calorie menu you will think that being diabetic is a challenge and very boring. But if you want to make it interesting there are recipes which make your diet delicious.
We will start with the appetizer. In appetizer menu you can include apples with dip, crispy potato skins, eggplant with toasted spices, grilled pineapple, shrimp marinated in lime and spices, sweet and spicy snack mix and much more. All these items contain different calories like apples with dip contain 180 calories while eggplant with toasted spices contains 115 calories. According to your calorific requirements you can select the dishes. Cinnamon rolls, double-corn spoon bread, whole grain buttermilk biscuits, and carrot and spice bread these are some bread recipes.
Generally people think that diabetes means no sugar and hence no dessert. But if you eat small amount and watch the calories then you can also eat desserts. Some yummy desserts are: carrot cake, creamy fruit dessert, lemon custards with blueberry sauce, melon fool, orange dream etc. There are main dishes which include baked chicken and wild rice with onion and tarragon, baked macaroni, barbecue chicken pizza, broiled scallops with sweet lime sauce, chicken salad with Thai flavors, pasta with marinara sauce and grilled vegetables, pasta salad with mixed vegetables, pineapple chicken stir-fry and much more.
Now, what do you think about calorie diabetic diets? Well, they are as delicious as any other diets.
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