Meal Plan for a Blood Sugar Diet

Meal Plan for a Blood Sugar Diet

Since calories and time are so important on this metabolism-boosting diet, it’s important that you plan meals ahead. The goal is to keep you feeling satisfied all day and to boost your metabolism, so choosing your meal and snack items is important.

Getting your blood sugar under control to prevent diabetes and other diseases can make a big difference in how you feel. The meals on the Blood Sugar Diet are designed to meet the need to stabilize your blood sugar, help you lose weight and give you more energy.

Some breakfast meals that are recommended on this diet include a vegetarian omelet made with fresh eggs and a variety of vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, onions or mushrooms. Be sure and sauté the veggies before adding them to your omelet.

Another good choice for breakfast would be a veggie frittata. Use any fresh vegetables such as squash, spinach or broccoli (use leftover vegetables if possible) to whip up a simple, but delicious frittata to get you off to a good start in the morning.

A Mediterranean salad bowl can be prepared ahead of time for lunch and give you all the nutrition you need for a balanced diet. Quinoa, cucumber, olives, tomato, hummus, red onion and olive oil can all be tossed in a bowl and eaten for nutritious and filling lunch.

Pizza rollups can be put together quickly and packed for a busy day’s lunch. Tortillas, tomato paste, black olives, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves can be mixed and spread over flour tortillas. Roll them up and cut them in ½ or 1 inch spirals.

Chicken and sage risotto is a hearty and delicious dinner meal that the entire family will enjoy. Cook onion and red pepper in low fat chicken broth and “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” and add rice and garlic.

Then, add Arborio rice and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add the cooked chicken at the end and you have a great dinner. Pair it with a salad and low-fat vinaigrette and you’ll have a dinner meal that will be asked for time and again.

Greek-style pasta is a real people-pleaser and simple to prepare. Combine tomatoes, feta, olives, spices and salt and pepper in a bowl and chill while cooking some penne pasta. Drain the pasta when done — then, heat the garlic with olive in the same pan.

Add the pasta, chilled veggies and toss. Greek-style pasta is an attractive and delicious dish to serve company. You can also add a salad made with a variety of greens to round out the meal.

Snacks for the Blood Sugar Diet might include chickpeas that have been roasted with sea salt and Tamari. Chickpeas are a staple of a vegetarian diet because it provides protein that is often lost on a vegetarian or Mediterranean diet.

Another choice for a snack could include roasted cauliflower. It can also be used for a side dish with a main meal – and it’s so easy. First, cut the cauliflower in bite-sized pieces and then toss with olive oil just until the pieces are lightly coated.

Sprinkle some salt and fresh-ground black pepper, add parmesan cheese and toss again. Place cauliflower pieces in a large casserole dish so it’s in a single layer and roast at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn the pieces over and cook another 15 minutes.

You’ll be eating fresh and healthy foods on the Blood Sugar Diet but you can add lots of twists to the recipes so it will never be boring.