1600 calorie diabetic diet

Here you have a sample of 1600 calorie diabetic diet meal plan per 1 day for diabetics.

1600 calorie diabetic diet


  • This diet contains about 234 grams of carbohydrates.
    If you want to cut down the carbohydrates then you can replace 2 servings of bread with 1 meat and 1 vegetable.
  • If you feel hungry after breakfast and lunch is still not in sight, don't torture yourself!
    Eat a fruit or any vegetable and remove it from your lunch or supper.
  • The most proper foods to select from the bread group should be foods which are high in fibers such as: whole-grain breads, cereals and crackers.
  • The most proper foods to select from the meat are the lean meat, the poultry, or the fish. They are the healthiest.
  • The better way to eat the meat is roasted, broiled or baked. Do not fry the meat!
  • 2 oz. of meat might be any cooked meat about the size of your cell phone
    or 1 small chicken leg or thigh.

GroupBreadVegetables FruitMeat Milk FatTotal

Meal Plan Sample with 1600 Calorie for a Day

FoodGroup  Servings  Calories    Carbs
2 slices of whole wheat breadBread216030
1 oz. avocadoFat145
1 1/4 cup strawberriesFruit16015
3/4 cup non fat yogurtMilk19012
1/4 cup cottage cheeseMeat1553
coffee or tea – free
(salad) - 1 cup tomatoesVegetables1255
1 cup cucumbersVegetables1255
1 cup peppersVegetables1255
1 cup onionsVegetables1255
1 cup lettuce – free
1 tbsp. mayonnaise - reduced fatFat145
2 oz. broiled chicken brestMeat270
2 slices of whole wheat breadBread216030
1 medium appleFruit16015
Afternoon Snack
1 cup skim milkMilk19012
1 bananaFruit16015
3 Oz. turkeyMeat3105
1 cup carrotsVegetables1255
1 cup sliced cabbageVegetables1255
2/3 cup cooked brown riceBread216030
1 tbsp. mayonnaise - reduced fat Fat145
2 tbsp. raisinsFruit16015
1/2 cup sherbetMilk16012
Evening Snack
4 whole wheat crackersBread18015
1 oz. tuna fish - in waterMeat135


For further adjustments and modifications to your 1600 calorie diabetic diet meal plan which derives from your nutritional needs, your weight, height, age, and your daily activity you should consult with your dietitian.

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