Easy Weeknight Diabetic Meal Plans

If you're looking for easy weeknight diabetic meal plans, look no further! The following meals are low-glycemic, meaning they will fill you up while they keep your blood sugar level steady. When developing your personal diabetic diet plans, you'll need to look for ways to incorporate low-glycemic foods into your daily diet in ways that are simple to prepare. If you try to take on elaborate recipes as you make the transition to diabetic-friendly foods, you may find yourself discouraged and tempted to slip back into your old meal plan. These suggested meals are simple, quick and great for any diabetic.

Weeknight Number One Meal Plan: Grilled Chicken, Grilled Veggies and Side of Brown Rice

Morning Prep Work
Before you leave for work in the morning, prepare the following rub for the chicken. Combine spices in a plastic baggie, toss your chicken breasts inside the baggie, shake it up, and leave it in the baggie in the refrigerator for the day so the spices permeate the chicken.

Chicken Spice Rub
Ingredients You Will Need
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

When You Get Home
Fire up the grill. Slice up some asparagus, red bell pepper and onion. Place the veggies in a foil packet, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with salt and pepper and fold up foil packet. Grill at the same time as grilling the chicken.

While chicken and veggies are grilling, make up a side portion of brown rice. Eat the chicken and veggies cut up on top of the rice, and keep your portion of rice small compared to how much chicken and vegetables you consume.

Weeknight Number Two Meal Plan: Baked Salmon, Sweet Potato and Tomato Salad

Morning Prep Work
Line a baking dish with tin foil. Place salmon filet in baking dish and sprinkle with lemon pepper and fresh dill weed. Cover and leave in refrigerator all day while you are at work.

When You Get Home
Cut sweet potatoes in quarters for faster cooking, then wrap sweet potatoes in tin foil and place in oven at 400 degrees. Make tomato salad by slicing a tomato into thick slices, then topping with slices of mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Put baking pan with salmon into oven after sweet potatoes have had a 20 minute start and lower heat to 350 degrees. Enjoy tomato salad while salmon and sweet potatoes finish cooking for another 20 minutes. Squeeze fresh lemon over the salmon, and drizzle sweet potatoes with agave nectar and ground cinnamon. 

Weeknight Number Three Meal Plan:  Veggie and Sausage Omelet

Prep Work
None

When You Get Home
Cook up turkey breakfast sausage according to directions on package. Whip up eggs or egg beaters for omelet. Combine sliced turkey sausage with any of the following vegetables: broccoli, asparagus, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onions or tomatoes. Cook as an omelet; top with small portion of cheese. Enjoy with one piece of whole wheat or pumpernickel toast.

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