Sample Diabetes-Friendly 1400-Calorie Meal Plan

Low In Fat, Balanced in Carbs, Big in Taste 1400-Calorie Menu

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If you've received a prescription from your medical team for a 1400-calorie diabetes diet, you'll find some ideas here.

Low-fat protein sources and tasty low-fat recipes are the foundation for this 1400-calorie diabetic meal plan. This meal plan, which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack, provides 1399 calories, with 55% from carbs and 19% from fat.

Sample Diabetes-Friendly 1400-Calorie Meal Plan


  • Coffee with 2 tablespoons fat-free half-and-half
  • 6 ounces fat-free yogurt mixed with:
  • 1/2 cup bran flakes
  • 8 walnut halves
  • 1 diced peach


  • 1 Ham & Turkey Wrap Recipe
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 diced apple mixed with 1/4 cup cottage cheese. If you like, sprinkle with cinnamon and/or a sugar substitute of your choice
  • 8 to 12 ounces of water or a sugar-free beverage


  • 1 serving Apricot Chicken Recipe
  • 1/2 cup cooked green beans
  • 1/3 cup cooked brown rice
  • 8 to 12 ounces of water or a sugar-free beverage

Evening Snack:

  • 3 (2 1/2-inch) graham cracker squares
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat peanut butter
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) skim milk

More Sample Diabetes-Friendly Meal Plans

When you have diabetes, your medical team will recommend a diet as part of your treatment plan. Your weight, height, age, activity level, other metabolic stressors, and weight loss needs will be taken into consideration when calculating your total daily calorie needs.

Click on your prescribed calorie level below for meal plan ideas that are well-balanced for a diabetic's needs.

Or, read more about diabetes meal planning

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