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Full day meal plan (for gestational diabetes)

I received couple of requests to share full day meal plan for expectant moms with gestational diabetes.

I am sharing sample meal plan for 2 days in this article, which is inline with the diet plan I published earlier for mothers with gestational diabetes. You can read that post here

Note: If you are a non-vegetarian, you may tweak this to include seafood and meat. 


Time of the day

Day 1

Day 2


7.30am to 8am

1 slice of brown bread (toasted) with 2tbsp peanut butter spread

½ cup oats with 1 cup milk - topped with 2 tbsp of mixed seeds (pumpkin, melon, sunflower)


1 cup milk

6 almonds and 2 walnuts (soaked overnight)

1 cup dalia (broken wheat) upma with groundnut chutney

Mid-morning snack

10.15am to 10.45am

1 cup yogurt (curd)

1 apple

1 cup butter milk

10 grapes



1 cup vegetable salad

1 pulka and 1/3 cup brown rice with 1 cup palak dal and 1 cup ladies finger (okra) fry 

Salad bowl for lunch

(mixed vegetables with 1 cup quinoa, ½ cup boiled chickpeas (chana), ¼ cup tofu and ¼ avocado sliced) 

Evening snack

3pm to 5pm

1 cup buttermilk

1 guava 

1 cup yogurt (curd)

1 cup papaya


7pm to 7.30pm

1 cup vegetable salad topped with ¼ cup paneer (roasted in 1 tsp ghee/butter)

2 dosas with ½ cup sambar and 2 tbsp pudina chutney

1 cup vegetable salad

2 pulkas with an omelet (made with 1 egg, ¼ cup cheese and some veggies)

* If you don't eat egg, you can have mixed vegetable curry instead

Before Bed

9.30pm to 10pm

1 cup milk

1 cup milk

Please do not consider this as a professional advice, the intention is to give you an idea to plan your meals. As always, check with your doctor/ nutritionist before following. 

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  1. I have gone through this phase... the provided plan is very appropriate


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