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What are some gluten-free meals for people with diabetes?

DBTS ADMN
Administration Specialist

Even when you are gluten-free, your meals can still be balanced and delicious! Below are some examples of meals you can eat throughout the day:

Breakfast:

  • 1 piece of gluten-free toast with peanut butter and a small bowl of fresh berries
  • Egg white omelet filled with low-fat cheese and sautéed mushrooms, onions and peppers
  • Fruit smoothie made with low-fat milk and yogurt free of gluten additives
  • Gluten-free cereal with low-fat milk and a small piece of fresh fruit

*Add coffee with artificial sweetener and low-fat milk to any of these!

Lunch:

  • Tuna salad made with light mayo on gluten-free crackers or gluten-free whole grain bread
  • Spinach salad with tomatoes, carrots and grilled chicken tossed in a light gluten-free salad dressing
  • Chicken and cheese quesadilla fixed on a corn tortilla with a side of black or pinto beans
  • Yogurt parfait made with low-fat vanilla yogurt and fresh berries, plus a gluten-free granola bar

Dinner:

  • Rice noodles topped with sautéed vegetables and tofu
  • Grilled salmon filet with wild rice and a side salad (with light gluten-free dressing)
  • Baked chicken breast with corn on the cob and steamed broccoli
  • Tacos made with pure corn tortillas filled with lean ground beef, black beans, tomatoes, romaine lettuce and low-fat cheese

Some ideas for gluten-free snacks and sides:

  • seasoned steamed vegetables
  • 1 small piece of fresh fruit (pears, apples, bananas, nectarines, clementines or 1/2 of a grapefruit)
  • fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, broccoli florets, celery sticks, etc.) with gluten-free light ranch dip or bean dip
  • peanut butter and gluten-free rice crackers
  • hard-boiled egg
  • fruit and nut trail mix (about 1/4 cup is a serving)
  • 1 piece of gluten-free whole grain toast with hummus

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