Gestational Diabetes Recipes – 4 Secrets for Delicious Results Every Time at Dinner

Gestational Diabetes Recipes Are An Important Part Of Your Treatment Plan

It does not have to be hard to find good gestational diabetes recipes that are appropriate and yummy for your family. With just a few changes to your recipes that you find online, you can make them more healthy and nutritious so that they fit in your gestational diabetes meal plan.

Gestational Diabetes Recipes Secret # 1:

Make a meal with the family favorite item, but add green or yellow vegetables as a side and decrease the main dish portion size. Adding the colorful vegetables improves the nutritional value of the meal by adding vitamins and minerals. And decreasing the portion size of the main dish, allows you to eat a lower carbohydrate meal yet still feel like you are full. For example, in our meal plans we balance out an entrée with several healthy dishes to make a full meal.

Gestational Diabetes Recipes Secret # 2:

Try to avoid making new recipes when you’re pressed for time. Using recipes that are familiar to you allow you to make simple changes without worry. Save the brand-new recipes for a day when you may have more time or can make multiple meals at once to freeze.

Gestational Diabetes Recipes Secret #3:

Flavor your meals with spices instead of salt. Pregnancy tends to cause swelling anyway, and salt can contribute to water retention. Try some of the seasoning blends made for the ethnic type of food that you are eating. For example, add a little more Italian seasoning to your lasagna or spaghetti to give it more flavors without the extra salt.

Gestational Diabetes Recipes Secret #4:

For a really great way to add fiber and lower the fat in your meal, take a favorite casserole recipe and change a few things. Start with replacing some of the meat with a bean. You can use either black beans for beef or pork or white kidney beans for chicken. You can also trade out the regular pasta or rice for a whole grain product. You will not see much change in the flavor, but the end result is a meal that is healthier overall for your whole family.

Learning a few tricks about how to change your recipes can be extremely helpful to a woman trying to manage her gestational diabetes. Adding variety during the time that you need to control your eating can help you stick to your diet plan. Even though you know the best ways to eat to control your blood sugars, you will appreciate the variety that can be found by using different gestational diabetes recipes.

Read our free e-book about gestational diabetes, and get a 3 day meal plan to sample how to eat a gestational diabetes meal plan using gestational diabetes recipes.

Comments

  1. I could eat whatever I watned for Thanksgiving, but have smaller portions and eat the turkey and non-starchy vegetables first and do dessert at least an hour after the main meal.Like @MamaG said, I am really viewing this as a blessing in disguise to revise my eating habits and get used to healthier eating now before the baby comes. From what I have heard, with proper monitoring, eating and exercise, our babies are going to be fine.

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