The Ultimate 7-Days Diabetes Meal Plan: Day 7
Hello there! Looks like we’re at the end of our 7-days diabetes meal plan, so firstly I want to say: congratulations! We made it through a week of delicious meals, new recipes, quick snacks that are time-saving and affordable. If you missed the previous days, you can click here to get started.
I think the best way to end the week is to recap what we’ve all learned during the past 7 days:
- Diabetes-friendly meals can be tasty, affordable and easy to cook as well.
- Planning ahead gives you piece of mind.
- A balanced meal plan prevents unhealthy snacking during the day.
- You’re amazing for doing this!
I think the end of this 7-days diabetes meal plan can be a great start for creating healthier habits in general. Since Wellness Captain is dedicating to helping everyone achieve a better lifestyle, I’ll give you a list of useful resources for diabetes and not only at the end of this post.
For now, though, let’s check out what day 7 has in store for us!
The Ultimate Diabetes Meal Plan: Day 7
Breakfast: Blueberry-Pecan Pancakes (source)
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 ½ cups nonfat buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- Whisk flour, blueberries, pecans, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
- In a different bowl, whisk eggs, egg whites, oil and buttermilk. Add the wet mixture in the center of the dry ingredients bowl and stir until they combine.
- Use ¼ batter for each pancake. That’s it!
Snack: one orange
Lunch: Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup topped with Parmesan cheese (recipe HERE)
Snack: one apple
Dinner: Mushroom-Sauced Pork Chops with brown rice (source)
- 4 pork loin chops, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 2 pounds)
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 2 tbsp quick-cooking tapioca
- 1 (10 ounce) can reduced-fat condensed cream of mushroom soup
- ½ cup apple juice
- 1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp snipped fresh thyme or 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
- A pinch of garlic powder
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- Trim fat from the chops. Heat oil on medium heat in a large skillet and add the chops. Turn and cook the chops until browned evenly. Place onion in a slow cooker with chops on top.
As I promised, here’s the list of posts I highly recommend you to read in order to improve your lifestyle: