The meal plans featured on this page include foods common in Hispanic cooking.
These diabetic meal plans include meals and foods commonly eaten in hispanic households, including tortillas, steak, jicama, squash, salsa, pizza, queso asadero, frijoles, eggs, fish, shrimp, burgers and more.
Meal plans are provided in a printable format (pdf), so you can print and follow them easily. Choose the meal plan that best suits the recomendation of your dietitian or health care provider.
Eating the right amount of food will also help you manage your blood glucose level and your weight. Your health care team can help you figure out how much food and how many calories you should eat each day. The key to eating with diabetes is to eat a variety of healthy foods from all food groups, in the amounts your meal plan outlines.
For reference, the food groups are:
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- nonstarchy: includes broccoli, carrots, greens, peppers, and tomatoes
- starchy: includes potatoes, corn, and green peas
- fruits — includes oranges, melon, berries, apples, bananas, and grapes
- grains — at least half of your grains for the day should be whole grains
- includes wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, and quinoa
- examples: bread, pasta, cereal, and tortillas
- lean meat
- chicken or turkey without the skin
- nuts and peanuts
- dried beans and certain peas, such as chickpeas and split peas
- meat substitutes, such as tofu
- dairy—nonfat or low fat
- milk or lactose-free milk if you have lactose intolerance
Diabetic Meal Plans – Hispanic Families