20 Meal & Snack Ideas For Gestational Diabetes


Looking for meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes?

There are a few do’s and don’ts of gestational diabetes that you should know. One of the big don’ts is letting yourself get stressed out about what you’re going to eat.

When I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes a few weeks ago I struggled with meal planning. Not because I don’t know how to eat healthy but because tracking nutrition is time consuming.

I’m a busy pregnant work from home mom and time is not something I have a lot of. After my diagnosis I wrote down all my meals and snacks and tracked carbs and calories to get a feel for what I could eat and what were problem foods for me. 

While it was helpful, it was also stressful because it was taking my attention away from my daughter, work and my home.

But I put the work in and I don’t want it to go to waste. I’m sharing these gestational diabetes meal and snack ideas in hopes of making life with gestational diabetes a little easier for you.

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20 Meal & Snack Ideas For Gestational Diabetes

5 Breakfast Ideas For Gestational Diabetes

Meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes

Greek Yogurt And Granola

I don’t usually buy organic but this brand of granola had the least carbs and calories per serving size compared to the other granolas available at my grocery store.

Also notice that this Chobani greek yogurt is the less sugar version and has less carbs than regular Chobani greek yogurt.

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Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt (Less Sugar Version): Carbs 11 Calories 120

1/3 Cup Small Batch Organics Toasted Coconut Granola: Carbs 18 Calories 130

Total:

Carbs: 29

Calories: 250

Spinach Onion Swiss Omelet And Toast With Almond Butter

Omelets are a great choice for breakfast with gestational diabetes. This is the nutrition information for the omelets I make but you can put whatever veggies or cheese that you’d like in yours and it won’t change the carb and calorie content too much.

Omelet

2 Eggs: Carbs 0 Calories 140

1/2 Cup Spinach: Carbs 0 Calories 5

1 Tbs. Chopped Red Onion: Carbs 1 Calories 4

2 Slices Swiss Cheese: Carbs 2 Calories 140

1/2 Tbs. Butter: Carbs 0 Calories 50

Toast

1 Slice Whole Wheat Bread: Carbs 17 Calories 90

1 Tbs. Almond Butter: Carbs 3 Calories 105

Total:

Carbs: 23

Calories: 534

Avocado Onion Mozzarella Omelet And Toast With Almond Butter

Omelet

1 Egg: Carbs 0 Calories 70

1/4 Tbs. Butter: Carbs 0 Calories 13

1/4 Cup Mozzarella: Carbs 1 Calories 90

2 Tbs. Avocado: Carbs 2 Calories 35

1 Tbs. Chopped Red Onion: Carbs 1 Calories 4

Toast

1 Slice Whole Wheat Bread: Carbs 17 Calories 90

1 Tbs. Almond Butter: Carbs 3 Calories 105

Total:

Carbs: 24

Calories: 407

Meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes

Spinach Mozzarella Egg Wrap With Salsa

As long as the wrap is small and made from whole wheat you can put just about anything in a breakfast burrito with eggs for a healthy breakfast for gestational diabetes.

1 Mission Whole Wheat Tortilla: Carbs 22 Calories 110

2 Eggs: Carbs 0 Calories 140

1 Cup Spinach: Carbs 1 Calories 10

1/4 Cup Mozzarella: Carbs 1 Calories 90

1 Tbs. Salsa: Carbs 1 Calories 5

Total:

Carbs: 25

Calories: 355

Meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes

Fried Eggs Mozzarella Avocado On Toast

2 Eggs: Carbs 0 Calories 140

1 Slice Whole Wheat Bread: Carbs 17 Calories 90

2 Tbs. Avocado: Carbs 2 Calories 35

1/4 Cup Mozzarella: Carbs 1 Calories 90

1/4 Tbs. Butter: Carbs 0 Calories 13

5 Lunch Ideas For Gestational Diabetes

Meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes

Little Bit Of Everything Plate

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The little bit of everything plate is a super healthy lunch choice for women with gestational diabetes. It has almost all the food groups and you can switch out the veggies and fruit to fit your taste.

8 Whole Wheat Crackers: Carbs 22 Calories 120

1/8 Cup Almonds: Carbs 4 Calories 100

2 oz. Colby Cheese: Carbs 2 Calories 220

1/4 Cup Blueberries: Carbs 5 Calories 21

1/4 Cucumber: Carbs 1 Calories 9

2 Tbs. Hummus: Carbs 4 Calories 80

Total: 

Carbs: 38

Calories: 550

Turkey Burger Wrap And Carrots With Hummus

Burger Wrap

1 Mission Whole Wheat Tortilla: Carbs 22 Calories 110

Turkey Burger: Carbs 0 Calories 190

1 Tbs. Chopped Red Onion: Carbs 1 Calories 4

3 Pickle Chips: Carbs 1 Calories 5

1 Slice Swiss: Carbs 1 Calories 70

1/2 Tbs. Ketchup: Carbs 3 Calories 10

Carrots & Hummus

1 Lg. Carrot: Carbs 6 Calories 25

4 Tbs. Hummus: Carbs 8 Calories 160

Total:

Carbs: 42

Calories: 574

Chicken Cheese Quesadilla

2 Missions Whole Wheat Tortillas: Carbs 44 Calories 220

1/2 Chicken Breast: Carbs 0 Calories 141

1/4 Cup Taco Blend Cheese: Carb 1 Calories 90

2 Tbs. Sour Cream: Carbs 2 Calories 60

4 Tbs. Salsa: Carbs 4 Calories 20

Total: 

Carbs: 51

Calories: 531

Meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes

Open Tuna Melt And Carrots With Hummus

Open Faced Sandwich

1 Slice Whole Wheat Bread: Carbs 17 Calories 90

1/2 Can Chunk Light Tuna: Carbs 0 Calories 50

1 Tbs. Mayonnaise: Carbs 0 Calories 100

1 Slice Provolone: Carbs 0 Calories 60

Carrots & Hummus

1 Lg. Carrot: Carb 6 Calories 25

4 Tbs. Hummus: Carbs 8 Calories 160

Fruit Chicken And Walnut Salad

2 Cups Spring Mix: Carbs 3 Calories 15

1/2 Chicken Breast: Carbs 0 Calories 141

1/2 Cup Strawberries: Carbs 6 Calories 27

1/4 Cup Blueberries: Carbs 5 Calories 20

1/4 Cup Walnuts: Carbs 4 Calories 191

2 Tbs. Balsamic Vinaigrette: Carbs 4 Calories 70

Total:

Carbs: 22

Calories: 464

5 Dinner Ideas For Gestational Diabetes 

Turkey Burger And Sweet Potato Fries

I absolutely love sweet potato fries and the nutrition information for this is based off of making them homemade using this recipe. One serving is about 1/2 a sweet potato.

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1 Burger: Carbs 0 Calories 190

1 Slice Swiss: Carbs 1 Calories 70

Sweet Potato Fries: Carbs 13 Calories 56

2 Tbs. Ketchup: Carbs 10 Calories 40

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp, Brown Rice, And Broccoli 

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp: Carbs 7 Calories 254

1/2 Cup Brown Rice: Carbs 22 Calories 108

1 Cup Broccoli: Carbs 11 Calories 55

Total:

Carbs: 40

Calories: 417

Meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes

Chicken Drumsticks, Zucchini Fries, And Brown Rice

2 Baked Chicken Drumsticks: Carbs 0 Calories 422

Zucchini Fries: Carbs 20 Calories 132

1/2 Cup Brown Rice: Carbs 22 Calories 108

Total:

Carbs: 42

Calories: 662

Meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes

Onion Mushroom Potato Pepper Steak Kabobs

2 Kabobs: Carbs 34 Calories 482

Meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes

Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza

3 Slices Pizza: Carbs 32 Calories 579

5 Snack Ideas For Gestational Diabetes

Meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes

Apple Slices With Almond Butter

1/2 Apple: Carbs 10 Calories 40

2 Tbs. Almond Butter: Carbs 7 Calories 200

Total:

Carbs 17

Calories 240

Carrots With Hummus

1 Lg. Carrot: Carbs 6 Calories 25

4 Tbs. Hummus: Carbs 8 Calories 160

Total:

Carbs 14 

Calories 185

Strawberry Blueberry Walnut Salad

2 Cups Spring Mix: Carbs 3 Calories 15

1/2 Cup Strawberries: Carbs 6 Calories 27

1/4 Cup Blueberries: Carbs 5 Calories 20

1/4 Cup Walnuts: Carbs 4 Calories 191

2 Tbs. Balsamic Vinaigrette: Carbs 4 Calories 70

Total:

Carbs: 22

Calories: 323

Pepperoni Cheese And Crackers

1 oz. Turkey Pepperoni: Carbs 0 Calories 70

1 oz Cheddar Cheese: Carbs 1 Calories 115

5 Whole Wheat Ritz Crackers: Carbs 10 Calories 70

Total:

Carbs: 11

Calories: 255

Raspberries And Almonds

1/2 Cup Raspberries: Carbs 7 Calories 32

1/4 Cup Almonds: Carbs 7 Calories 200

Total:

Carbs: 14

Calories: 232

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