The Ultimate 7-Days Diabetes Meal Plan: Day 6
We’re just one day away from the end of our 7-days Diabetes Meal Plan and I want to make sure you get as much useful information as possible. Aside from today’s menu, I want to offer a couple of quick tips that really helped me become more organized with meal prepping. Here they are:
- Consider food groups. Ideally, each meal should include all three essential nutrient groups: vitamins, protein and fats. If that’s not possible at one meal of the day, make sure to add the missing nutrients to the next meal.
- Use containers. Ever since I’ve started to meal prep, containers have made a huge difference. They are super cheap and come in all shapes and sizes so they’re easy to store as well.
- Always have spices. Adding extra spices can make a family of 5 enjoy the same meal in different ways. They’re the essence of cooking!
- Save recipes. I made a habit out of writing down every recipe I tried and enjoyed, as well as the meals I want to cook. It is a huge time-saver especially when you can organize recipes by the ingredients they contain or the time they require for cooking.
- Be patient. It takes 21 days for your brain to embrace a new habit, so stay consistent and take it one day at a time. It will be so worth it!
I hope these tips can make a difference in your home (and heart) too; now, we can move on to today’s menu!
7 Days Diabetes Meal Plan: Day 6
Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats (see recipe here)
*Add ½ cup raspberries and 1 tbsp chopped pecans as topping.
Snack: 15 cherries
Lunch: Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup (see recipe here)
Snack: 1 orange
Dinner: Apple-Glazed Chicken with Spinach (source)
- ¼ cup apple jelly
- 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp snipped fresh thyme
- ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
- ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- Salt, pepper to taste
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 medium apple, cored and coarsely chopped
- ¼ cup sliced onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 5 cups fresh spinach
- Combine apple jelly, soy sauce, thyme and ginger. Microwave on high until the jelly is melted (about 60-90 seconds). Save 2 tablespoons of the glaze.
- Season the chicken with salt, pepper and place it on a broiler pan. Broil 5 inhes from the heat until the chicken is tender and no longer pink. Halfway through the broiling process, turn the chicken and brush it with apple glaze.
- Coat a nonstick pan with cooking spray and preheat on medium heat. Add apple, onion and garlic, stirring for 3 minutes. Add the 2 remaining tablespoons of the glaze and bring to boiling. Add the spinach and cook until wilted.
- Serve the spinach with chicken slices on top. Enjoy!
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