Diabetic Meal Plans, Diabetic Meals
Finding out that you or a loved one has diabetes can feel overwhelming. There is a lot of information to process regarding not only medical necessities like checking blood glucose or knowing what an A1C number is, but there is also a lot to know regarding the required diet. Diabetic meal plans typically include suggestions to reduce sodium, reduce processed carbohydrates, and, of course, limit sugars. However, this can sound simpler than it seems. Mendosa.com is a website packed full or advice about how to live with diabetes.
MagicKitchen.com has a diabetic meal plan to suit you. Our diabetic meals are complete meals with a main entree, and 2 sides, to heat in a microwave. The diabetic meals are created by our chefs in concert with a dietician. They come with a nutritional chart, and of course you can see the nutritional charts on our website as well.
Be careful with your body, exercise, eat right including MagicKitchen.com diabetic meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and you should be able to keep your diabetes in check.
While the recommended daily sodium limit for most people is 2,300 mg per day, it is 1,500 mg for people with diabetes or high blood pressure. Considering the average American eats more than 3,400 mg of sodium per day, reducing this number can be difficult.
Many people are not aware of all of the places that sodium hides in our everyday foods. Sodium is even lurking in what appear to be “healthy” choices likes soups or deli turkey meat and cheese.
You might be surprised to hear that the 6” melted turkey breast sandwich at a very popular fresh subway franchise contains 1020 mg of sodium. This is more than half of the daily limit in just one food item. Pair it with a bag of Baked Lays and the sodium increases another 180 mg. One meal can put someone far past 75% of their daily limit easily.
Another area where is often a lot of sodium is in canned vegetables. Consider the patient that is told to eat more vegetables to stabilize his blood sugar. He does so by buying things like canned green beans and spinach. Little does he know that each serving packs about 200-400 mg of sodium. Keep in mind that there are about 3.5 servings per can!
Part of the reason for increased sodium in foods is processing and packaging. These things help to make our foods last longer and supposedly taste better. Processed carbohydrates or refined carbohydrates are typically a double whammy in that they are not only not whole grains but they are also packaged with things like extra sugars.
Our easy and convenient lifestyles have led to many not even knowing how to prepare a fresh, home-cooked meal from scratch anymore. We are used to the ease of using cheap, processed foods which are masked to taste like they are homemade.
So what is a diabetic who is used to this environment supposed to do? Convenient, microwavable diabetic meals are typically very difficult to find in grocery stores. The frozen food section’s nutritional labels will show a variety of added refined sugars, sodium, processed carbohydrates, and chemical preservatives. Even if one can find a brand with lower sodium, they often taste bland and boring.
Luckily there are services like MagicKitchen.com that provide prepared diabetic meals that are created by talented chefs seeking to help diabetic patients. By using combinations of flavorful, fresh, and unique spices, these chefs help diabetics not miss the extra salt and sugar that our palates have become to accustomed to our Western diets.
With meals delivered right to the door and able to be heated quickly, those with diabetes don’t have to worry about planning an entire diet around their restrictions. They can instead continue to enjoy dishes such as salmon, chicken, and even beef without worry of “messing up” their blood sugar.
Managing your diabetes diet does not have to be difficult if you use the resources that are now available to help. Diabetic meal plans delivered to your home can be one less worry you will have to think about each day.
"Being a diabetic, your online food service for Diabetic Friendly meals are superb! Great quality and exceptional customer service."
~W. E. Layfield
"This has been a lifesaver for our family and my mom, who is still living on her own at 90+. Tasty and nutritious meals are delivered to her door, even when the weather conditions are not good. We are all so grateful for MagicKitchen.com"
"These products are better than anything you can find in the supermarkets for diabetics. They are quick and easy. My own palate likes some of these much better than others. However, I guess that is to be expected. They are large enough to be a dinner especially if you add your own salad."
MagicKitchen.com is your source for delicious Diabetic Meal Plans. If you are searching on Diabetic Meal Plans for Seniors you’re at the right destination. Our diabetic meal plans have been seen on ABC's The View and written up in Parents Magazine, Neighbor.com, FOOD 411 and many more.
Our diabetic meal plans service encompasses the entire US, Alaska, and Hawaii. Our Seniors diabetic meal plans service is used for aging parents and people with special dietary needs. Our homestyle menu diabetic meal plans are used by many children of seniors and caretakers to ensure that their parents are eating healthy, delicious meals. If you need Diabetic Meal Plans for weight loss, our plans are designed by nutritionists just for that purpose.
Need to know more about diabetic meal plans? The ADA has a lot of information. The Mayo clinic is also a great source of information about diabetic meal plans.