Introduction to the Diabetes-Friendly Menu

On February 21, 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:

Carb-Controlled

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.

Sodium-Smart

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.

Friendly Fats

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.

Nutrient-Dense

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:

DIABETES-FRIENDLY Recipes

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.

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
  • Fruits
  • Healthy Fats & Oils
  • Lean Meats
  • Fish & Seafood
  • Herbs & Spices

Types of Food Included In Moderation:

  • Starchy Vegetables
  • Whole Gains
  • Legumes
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • 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

Tips and Resources for our Diabetes-Friendly Menu:

*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.

Notes

1 American Diabetes Association guidelines: “Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2018.”
2 All-in-One Meal: Complete meal containing at least a source of carbohydrate, a protein and a vegetable.
3 Entree: The main course, most often a protein; does not include sides to make a complete meal.

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