At the end of a long and exhausting day, you want a delicious comfort-style meal to feed your empty belly. When you are eating for two, you have to consider the health repercussions of the foods you eat. Especially with gestational diabetes, you want to make sure that you and baby are getting the best, healthiest, balanced meals possible.
The best way to construct any meal on a gestational diabetes diet is to balance your carbohydrates with protein, choose whole grains, and fill up on lots of delicious vegetables. Try to avoid “white” carbohydrates like white bread, rice, and pasta because they are considered simple carbohydrates and will basically turn to sugar in your body rather quickly. At the end of your meal, if you are still hungry, fill your plate with more vegetables instead of more pasta, etc. [Read more…]