Lunch Ideas for Women with Gestational Diabetes. A sandwich can be a diabetic’s best meal choice. It combines many of the food groups inone easy to prepare meal. Choosing whole wheat bread over white and including aprotein increases the nutritious value of the sandwich. But you don’t have to be pinneddown to eating a sandwich every day for lunch for months on end (unless of course youwant to).
Good sandwich choices for diabetics include tuna fish, egg salad, deli meat, and cheese.
The addition of vegetables is a good idea and recommended. Be careful with thecondiments you add to your sandwich though. Check the labels to get an idea of thesugar content as a guideline mustard is better than mayonnaise and whenever possible gofor a lighter or fat free version of your favorite spreads.
If you are looking for ideas that go beyond the four corners of a sandwich try out one ofthese lunch ideas:* Instead of making a sandwich with bread try using a tortilla wrap or whole wheatpita pocket* A variety of soups whether home made or store bought can be hearty and filling.
Eat with some cheese slices and crackers for a filling meal* Pasta salad with chicken, ham, or cheese mixed in* Chef’s salad with egg and a meat choice. Be aware of how much sugar is in aserving of your salad dressing. A vinaigrette or balsamic vinegar are betterchoices* A small portion of what you had for dinner the night before. The eating habits you will develop and the food choices that you make when you havegestational diabetes are ones that you would be smart to continue with once the baby isborn. Eating like a diabetic is very healthy if you follow the rules and the food guide forportion sizes.