Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gestational Diabetes Menu - Week 5

Dun-dun-dun-dun!! (That is the sound of a trumpet introducing royalty...so sing it in your head as such...) Here is my week 5 menu for my gestational diabetes control. I should really be working on getting even more complex carbs in my diet, but honestly, with the baby's due date so quickly approaching and so much to do to prepare, I haven't had time to grocery shop as I ought. I am finding that working full time and preparing for a first child is very difficult...I don't know how single women do this on their own. I am so blessed that Prince Charming is so helpful and selfless and generous.

Without further ado...here is my menu from Week 5 dealing with Gestational Diabetes. Again: I AM NO DOCTOR OR NUTRITIONIST. THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME, BUT NEVER DO ANYTHING WITHOUT TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.

Week 5 Gestational Diabetes Menu
Day 1 (Another day of double showers...forgive the randomness of food)
Breakfast (18 carbs)- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bar
Mid-morning Snack, Lunch, Afternoon-Snack (37 carbs)- avocado chicken salad, artichoke bars, ham and swiss on a Hawaiian roll, raw vegetables with spinach dip
Dinner, Before-bed Snack (40 carbs)- raw veggies and spinach dip, pulled pork, chicken tender with breading removed, hummus and veggies

Day 2
Breakfast (18 carbs)- Fiber One 90 Calorie Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Mid-morning Snack- none today
Lunch (58 carbs)- Snow Crab Roll Sushi
Afternoon Snack- none today due to late, large, higher carb lunch
Dinner (44 carbs)- Homemade turkey meatloaf, 3 Tbsp hashbrown casserole, tossed salad, 3 Tbsp baked beans
Before-bed Snack- none tonight due to a late, higher carb dinner
Day 3
Breakfast (13 carbs)- avocado chicken salad, ham and cheese, and Dannon Light & Fit Strawberry Greek yogurt 
Mid-morning Snack- skipped today due to later breakfast
Lunch (25 carbs)- turkey meatloaf with tossed salad and ranch
Afternoon Snack (9 carbs)- BlueBell No Sugar Added Mooo Bar
Dinner (18 carbs)- Ruth's Chris Crabtini, Petite Filet with Shrimp, and creamed spinach
Before-bed Snack (7 carbs)- Planter's deluxe mixed nuts
Day 4
Breakfast (18 carbs)- Fiber One 90 Calorie Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Mid-morning Snack (20 carbs)- Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla Yogurt with Planter's Deluxe Mixed Nuts
Lunch (34 carbs)- Tuna Salad Sandwich Ready Starkist pack, 1 wedge of Laughing Cow white cheddar cheese, Special K multi-grain crackers, and one Dove dark chocolate square
Afternoon Snack (9 carbs)- Blue Bell No Sugar Added Mooo Bar
Dinner (31 carbs)- low-carb broccoli cheese soup, Frigo string cheese, and 1/2 C of mixed fruit cocktail
Before-bed Snack (14 carbs)- Nature Valley Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Protein Bar
Day 5
Breakfast (16 carbs) - Dannon Light and Fit Blueberry Greek Yogurt with mixed nuts
Mid-morning Snack (14 carbs) - Nature Valley Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Chewy Bar
Lunch (24 carbs) - Flat-Out Hungry Girl Fold-It Flatbread with 3 Packet Pot Roast and a 2% string cheese
Afternoon Snack (18 carbs) - Disney Foodle with apples, cheddar cheese, and grapes
Dinner (40 carbs) - Healthy Choice Crustless Chicken Pot Pie Steamer
Before-bed Snack (17 carbs) - Swiss Miss diet hot cocoa topped with some Cool Whip with a 2% string cheese and a Nature Valley Granola Thin Crispy Square with dark chocolate
Day 6
Breakfast (25 carbs)- Kellogg's Special K Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich with an Atkins chocolate shake
Mid-morning Snack (18 carbs) - 1 small apple with JIF whipped peanut butter
Lunch (40 carbs) - Izzo's Illegal Burrito Illegal Salad with steak and black beans (no rice)
Afternoon Snack- skipped due to late/higher carb lunch
Dinner (24 carbs) - Buffalo Wild Wings traditional wings and parmesan garlic wings with ranch dressing and a Fiber One brownie chocolate chip cookie
Before-bed Snack (6 carbs) - Swiss Miss diet hot cocoa with cool whip
Day 7
Breakfast (20 carbs)- Kellogg's Special K Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich
Mid-morning Snack (5 carbs) - Atkins Chocolate Shake
Lunch (30 carbs) - snow crab salad with raw cucumber and steamed edamame from a Japanese sushi house
Afternoon Snack- none today; was so full from lunch
Dinner (41 carbs) - Greek platter: chicken shwarma meat with half a whole wheat pita, baba ganoush, small Greek side salad, and tzatziki sauce
Before-bed Snack - none due to large, later dinner


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