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How to make Gestational diabetes recipes

How to make Gestational diabetes recipes

Gestational diabetes recipes are carefully selected meals that will help a pregnant mother-to-be manage diabetes more effectively or even prevent the chances of developing complications at any stage of the pregnancy. Eating a balanced diabetic diet is also an important part of any pregnancy. It is very important to consult a doctor before starting out on a diabetes recipe to avoid any complications to the mother and the growing fetus. There are some Dos and Don’ts that will guide you in the selection of meals for your diabetes management, these are highlighted below:

Gestational diabetes recipes: substitutions

  • You must substitute your whole fat milk with low or non-fat milk; similarly, you must substitute your full-fat yogurt with non-fat yogurt and switch from the regular yogurt to the plain and unsweetened version. Non-fat unsweetened Greek Yogurt will be the most suitable for you, the reason being that it contains more protein and makes you full quicker than regular Yogurt.
  • Substitute your White rice with Brown rice or choose cracked wheat products- you might find it difficult coping with the tastes of these substitutes at the beginning but once you get used to them you wouldn’t want to go back.
  • Substitute Butter with vegetable oil. You need to cut out Butter completely. Vegetative oil such as Olive oil can be an excellent flavor enhancer in pasta, and soups.
  • Substitute your 100% white bread with 100% natural grains or whole wheat bread.
  • Substitute your semolina {cream of wheat}, with fine cracked wheat.
  • Substitute your regular Potato with Sweet potato because sweet Potato has lots of fiber and releases Glucose slowly into the bloodstream after digestion, this will help your body manage blood sugar levels more effectively.
  • Substitute your regular Oats with berries, and nuts, especially for your breakfast, berries, and nuts are highly nutritious and high in fiber.

Do’s of Gestational diabetes recipes

  • Make sure you get rid of processed and refined foods such as white rice, and regular bread made from all-purpose flour.
  • Drink lots of water, a minimum of 8 standard glasses of water is recommended daily to flush toxins out of your system.
  • consume high protein foods such as those found in Soya Granules, tofu, and in grains like Quinoa, beans, kidney beans, and other good sources of vegetable protein.
  • Consider complex carbs such as sweet potatoes, to keep your blood sugar spike to the minimum and reduce your chances of developing complications of gestational diabetes.
  • Eat lots of vegetables, most importantly, Multi-coloured veggies, and red beets. Make sure you consume lots of green vegetables such as Spinach, Kale, and Fenugreek. Mustard greens. Broccoli. Cauliflower and Okra are also ideal vegetables you can choose from.
  • Eat as many portions of fruit as possible, citrus fruits. Apple. pear. Berries. Melon can be the best fruit for you.
  • Consume regular nuts such as Almonds. Peanuts. Walnuts – These are rich in Omega 3s and Vitamins.
  • Eat balanced meals. Consume smaller portions every 2-3 hours instead of 3 large meals.

Don’ts of gestational diabetes recipes

  • Raw sweets and sugars in any form must be avoided.
  • Skipping breakfast. Your breakfast is the most important meal.
  • Refine carbohydrates. White rice and noodles must be avoided.
  • Saturated Fats. Butter and any other fats that solidify at room temperature must be avoided.
  • Soda, Tea, and Coffee. Try as much as possible to avoid Caffeine during pregnancy.

Some gestational diabetes recipes

Gestational diabetes recipes: Breakfast

This typical diabetic meal should be consumed around 7 am and 8 am

  • ½ cup of cooked oats inside water,
  • 1 glass of water.
  • ¼ cup of milk {non-fat}.
  • 5 almonds pieces.
  • A handful of berries, and raisins.
  • A teaspoon of Honey.

For your mid-morning snack, you can mix a cup of lettuce salad, with 5 toasted walnuts.

Gestational diabetes recipes: Lunch


  • A cup of steamed brown rice or cracked wheat.
  • A cup of Sambar without coconut.
  • A cup of stirred-fried or steamed vegetables.
  • A glass of water.

For the mid-afternoon snacks. You can add a medium-sized apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter, and drink 1 glass of water. {unusual thirst is a gestational diabetic symptom}

Gestational diabetes recipes: Dinner


  • 2 palm-sized measures of Roti or Phulka {without oil},
  • a cup of fried vegetables.
  • ½ cup of Soya granules with spinach.
  • 1 Glass of water.



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