We recently launched our Diabetic meal plan, and we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the difference between the Diabetic meal plan and the Low Carb meal plan. Here’s a comparison to help you choose which plan is best for your family.
The Diabetic meal plan provides a consistent amount of carbohydrates per meal, with five meals each week with 50 to 60 grams of total carbohydrate and two lower-carbohydrate meals each with 30 to 40 grams of total carbohydrate. This plan includes well-balanced, heart-healthy meals consisting of lower-fat cuts of meat, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and plenty of vegetables and fruits. We provide the calories, grams of carbohydrate, and grams of fiber for each main dish and side dish to help you incorporate the recipes into your individualized eating plan. This plan is a great match for those looking for simple, tasty and family-friendly meals as part of a healthy lifestyle, whether you have diabetes or not.
The Low Carb meal plan contains an average of 10 to 20 grams of net carbohydrates* per meal. This plan includes meats and eggs, dairy, vegetables and healthy fats. There is a wide range of allowed foods when it comes to the Low carb approach. One extreme is absolutely no potatoes, breads, rices and pastas. On the other end is an allowance for these foods in moderation. We try to strike a balance and offer these types of carbs very rarely and in limited quantities.
We provide the grams of net carbohydrate for each main dish and side dish. This plan is a good match for those looking for a low-carb diet.
Our Paleo meal plan is also low in carbs, consisting of meats and eggs, nuts, vegetables and healthy fats and excluding grains, breads and dairy and can be a good match for those looking for a dairy-free low-carb approach.
Check out a sample recipe for Sweet-Soy Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Asparagus from the Diabetic meal plan.
*Net carbs are calculated by taking total carbohydrates and subtracting fiber and sugar alcohol, which are thought to have a minimal impact on blood sugar.