On April 1, 2019 by Once a Month Meals
Welcome to the Once a Month Meals Diabetes-Friendly Menu
Recognizing that there is not a one-size fits all approach to diabetes meal planning, our Diabetes-Friendly menus include a wide variety of recipes that are carb-controlled, contain a sensible amount of sodium, and are packed with nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, non-starchy vegetables, lean protein sources, and healthy fats. The goal of these menus is to provide you with diabetes-friendly meal options that are filling, satisfying and delicious.
Once a Month Meals’ Diabetes-Friendly menus have been developed based on the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association.1 All Diabetes-Friendly recipes come with a complete nutrition facts label to make carb counting and meeting your personal nutrition goals as easy as possible.
How we define Diabetes-Friendly:
All-in-One meals2 contain 60 grams of carbohydrate or less per serving. Entrees3 contain no more than 45 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
Satisfying & Filling
All of our Diabetes-Friendly meals contain at least 10 grams of protein per serving, and our All-in-One meals2 also contain a minimum of 5 grams of fiber.
All-in-One meals2 contain no more than 700 mg of sodium per serving. Entrees3 contain no more than 500 mg of sodium per serving.
Meals include a variety of healthy, unsaturated fats and will never contain more than 10% of calories from saturated fat sources. Diabetes-friendly meals never contain any trans fats.
You will never see any highly processed foods in our Diabetes-Friendly ingredient lists, and recipes contain no more than 10% of calories from added sugars.
Diabetes-Friendly Recipes and Menus:
Satisfying recipes that are carb-controlled, contain a sensible amount of sodium, and are packed with nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, non-starchy vegetables, lean protein sources, and healthy fats. These recipes follow the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes-Friendly menus include a wide variety of satisfying recipes that are carb-controlled, contain a sensible amount of sodium, and are packed with nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, non-starchy vegetables, lean protein sources, and healthy fats. Recipes follow the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association.
Types of Food Included:
- Non-starchy Vegetables
- Healthy Fats & Oils
- Lean Meats
- Fish & Seafood
- Herbs & Spices
Types of Food Included In Moderation:
- Starchy Vegetables
- Whole Gains
- Red Meats
- Nuts & Seeds
Types of Food Limited or Not Included:
- Processed Meats
- Saturated Fats
- Trans Fats
- Refined Fats & Oils
- Refined Grains
- Highly Processed Foods
Will this menu work for me?
Our Diabetes-Friendly menus follow are designed to meet the needs of anyone trying to follow a healthy diet to manage Type 1, Type 2 or pre-diabetes. Additionally, if you are following a heart healthy diet or the DASH Diet, these menus are perfect for you, too!
Tips and Resources for our Diabetes-Friendly Menu:
- When preparing your menu, be sure to print out your labels (found within your Menu Resources) so that you have quick and easy access to the nutrition facts on serving day.
- Save More and Spend Less on Real Food
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- Know Your Fats: The Good and the Bad
- How to Purchase Local Grass-Fed Beef
- Shop for the best eggs with tips here and here
*Disclaimer for our Diabetes-Friendly Menu*
Please note that while our nutrition information is calculated by our Registered Dietitian using the industry’s gold standard in nutrition software, nutrient values can vary substantially depending on product type, brand, and measurement techniques used. Therefore, all nutrition information on Once A Month Meals’ recipes, including serving sizes, should be considered estimates.
Additionally, Once A Month Meals’ Diabetes-Friendly menus and recipes are not meant to be a substitute for individualized nutrition counseling or diabetes management. Always consult with your doctor before making changes to your diet.