Friday, September 20, 2013

Gestational Diabetes Menu - Week 1

Greetings, blogosphere!

Here I am in week 33 of pregnancy, and things are progressing right along. I had an A1C test to determine if I needed to take any medicine for the gestational diabetes, and, PRAISE THE LORD, I don't! The test left a lovely huge bruise on the crook of my arm that is still there (a week later), and I have started to experience what I call my "pregnant marshmallow feet." They are puffing up on the top like muffins. Nothing too terrible at this point, but when you are used to having very long, very thin (think Olive Oyl, people) feet, it is quite a shock to see!

As promised in my last post, I wanted to be sure to post the menus I have been following in an effort to help control my gestational diabetes. AGAIN: I AM NO DOCTOR OR NUTRITIONIST. THIS IS THE DIET THAT IS WORKING FOR ME; BUT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR OR NUTRITIONIST BEFORE BEGINNING ANY PROGRAM. I built mine under the guidance of my doctor and the ADA website. I use the myfitnesspal website and app to document my food choices and help me calculate my carbs.

I hope these menus will help someone out there who needs some ideas of where to start on their road with gestational diabetes. Let me know if you have any questions or would like any particular recipes. Enjoy!

Week 1 Gestational Diabetes Menu

Day 1
Breakfast - Nature's Own Whole Wheat Thin Slice Bagel with one egg, one serving of Oscar Meyer Deli Turkey, and 1 slice Kraft 2% milk American cheese
Mid-morning Snack- .5 package of Nabisco fresh stack saltine crackers with 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
Lunch- Mexican salad with corn salsa, guacamole, salsa, and Greek yogurt
Afternoon Snack- sugar free strawberry jello
Dinner- Steak fajitas with steak, onions, and peppers on a corn tortilla
Before-bed Snack- Decaf coffee with light creamer, one serving of graham crackers, and two tablespoons of peanut butter

Day 2
Breakfast- 1 large egg scrambled with one slice of Kraft 2% American cheese
Mid-morning Snack- 1/2 cup of Quaker quick cook oats with 1 tsp butter, 1/3 cup of nuts, and cinnamon
Lunch- Cobb salad with no blue cheese and ranch dressing
Afternoon Snack- 2/3 cup of cheerios with 1/2 cup of skim milk
Dinner- Homemade asparagus soup with oven roasted shrimp and Greek Yogurt lemon dip
Before-bed snack- cucumber and celery with spicy hummus and strawberry, sugar-free jello

Day 3
Breakfast- 2 egg omelet with Kraft 2% American cheese single, Jimmy Dean turkey sausage, and tomato with a 1/2 cup of skim milk
Mid-morning snack- 1 small Gala apple with 2 tbsp of natural peanut butter
Lunch- roast beef, steamed broccoli, and black eyed peas
Afternoon Snack- Jello sugar free pudding with 1/4 c walnut pieces and light whipped cream
Dinner- smoked chicken and apple sausage with oven baked sweet potato fries (equal to half a sweet potato) with Greek yogurt sriracha dip
Before-bed snack- thin crisp Triscuits with hummus, 2% string cheese, and 1/4 c cantaloupe

Day 4
Breakfast- Flatout Hungry Girl whole wheat flatbread with one hard boiled egg and a tbsp of mayo
Mid-morning Snack- small Gala apple and 2 tbsp of natural peanut butter
Lunch- asparagus soup with a chicken and apple sausage and a slice of Ezekiel bread
Afternoon Snack- 1/4 c strawberries with a 1/4 c cantaloupe and a 2% string cheese
Dinner- 1/2 whole wheat pita with rotisserie chicken, cucumber, tomato, garlic, bacon, and sundried tomato Greek yogurt sauce with a black bean brownie
Before-bed snack-  1/4 c of cantaloupe and blueberries, 1/2 c cheerios with 1/2 c skim milk, and triscuit thin crisps with one wedge of laughing cow light sharp cheddar cheese

Day 5
Breakfast- Flatout Hungry Girl whole wheat flatbread with one hard boiled egg and a tbsp of mayo with 1/2 c skim milk
Mid-morning Snack- 1 small Gala apple with 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
Lunch- chicken and apple sausage with 1 slice Ezekiel bread and roasted brussel sprouts
Afternoon Snack- Blue Bell Moo Bar (no sugar added) with walnuts
Dinner- hot dog with all meat chili and mustard on 1/2 whole wheat pita with 1/4 c broccoli salad
Before-bed snack- 1/4 c blueberries and cantaloupe with 2% string cheese and jello

Day 6
Breakfast- Flatout Hungry Girl whole wheat flatbread with tomato and bacon with sriracha Greek yogurt sauce
Mid-morning Snack- 1/4 c cantaloupe and a small Gala apple
Lunch- chili cheese dog with 1 slice of Ezekiel bread
Afternoon Snack- 1 serving of pear chunks packed in their own juice
Dinner- taco salad with salsa and 1 tbsp light sour cream
Before-bed snack- 1 serving of popcorn

Day 7
Breakfast- 1 slice of Ezekiel bread with 1 serving of Oscar Mayer ham and 1 tsp French's creamy and light mustard
Mid-morning Snack- 2% string cheese
Lunch- all meat chili with cheese in 1/2 whole wheat pita
Afternoon Snack- 1/4 c honey dew melon
Dinner- Chik-fil-a Cobb Salad with buttermilk ranch dressing and medium diet lemonade
Before-bed snack- 1/2 c strawberries with light whipped cream

Remember: an important part of this is measuring out your servings according to the package instructions and carb counts. Good luck, mamas, and I will post week 2 very soon!

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