Easily manage your blood sugar with this real-food, done-for-you meal plan made up of delicious, low-glycemic meals and snacks WITH recipes, tips and more! Know what to eat for gestational diabetes.
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Most gestational diabetes moms struggle finding meal ideas because the diet can easily be repetitive. On top of that, meal planning is necessary, but no one really wants to deal with it. Don’t worry, Mama; I’ve taken care of both issues for you!
I WISHED there was a done-for-you meal plan when I suffered through gestational diabetes, or at least SOME kind of real-time guidance. I’m not talking about scheduling with the dietitian and waiting for the appointment, but actually finding help in the moment.
More meal and snack ideas at the end!
It was a real issue for me, and that’s why my journey was a struggle. But, after surviving it and delivering a healthy baby girl, I wanted to address the huge problems that moms with gestational diabetes face.
One of those blaring issues is solving what to eat – taking the stress out of meal planning so your attention and energy can be focused elsewhere. Because in today’s world, we spend a LOT of time doing things we have to do, and not nearly as much time doing the things we enjoy doing.
That’s what I want to change for you, with meal plans, so you can better enjoy pregnancy and life while waiting for baby to arrive!
The Benefit of Our Meal Plans
- You learn what a low glycemic meal looks like
- You learn to eat without obsessing over counting carbs
- The meals include lots of freebie veggies that won’t spike your blood sugar
- The meals are satisfying and delicious
- All common ingredients
- Not a lot of hands-on time in the kitchen
- Leftovers are factored in
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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT GESTATIONAL DIABETES
What Foods to Eat
Eating real food during pregnancy is super important so your body is well nourished for this major job. But let’s be real – who’s going to cook everyday, never eat fast food or a protein bar?? NO ONE! The reality is life is hectic and sometimes we just need a break.
So even though our meal plans have every meal time covered, it’s totally understandable and EXPECTED that some meals will be McDonald’s, a TV dinner, or just plain skipped.
But I want you to know that a variety of real food is best for your pregnancy and your blood sugar. Foods like:
- all vegetables (especially green ones)
- fish (especially salmon)
- meats (with skin)
- any real food
Because some vitamins are fat soluble and others are water soluble, take your prenatal vitamin with a meal and glass of water. That way you get the best absorption.
Foods to Avoid
Generally speaking, every real food is good for you, but some things you should avoid eating in excess (portion it) or avoid it altogether to not spike your blood sugar.
- fried foods
- white products (rice, flour, pasta, etc.)
8 Desserts under 15 carbs and 5 ingredients