Pre-Packaged Diabetic Meals

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A microwave dinner of meat and pasta. (Image: BWFolsom/iStock/Getty Images)

Managing diabetes requires you to limit sugar consumption, eat a balanced diet, partake in regular exercise and take medication as prescribed. Planning and preparing a healthy diabetic diet can be challenging and time-consuming. A variety of prepackaged diabetes-friendly meals are available to make managing your diabetes a bit easier.

DineWise

DineWise offers a variety of diabetes-friendly meals, all of which are low in carbohydrates and fat. All meals can be heated in the microwave or oven. Seafood, poultry, beef and pork entrees are available. Italian meals, such as chicken cacciatore, roasted shrimp pomodoro and chicken marsala, are offered. Breakfast options include cinnamon apple oatmeal with toasted almonds, seven grain waffle with blueberry compote and yogurt, and spinach, mushroom and cheese omelet with mango raspberry compote.

MagicKitchen.com

Each MagicKitchen.com diabetic meal includes approximately one-third of your daily nutritional requirements based on a 2,000-calorie diet. All meals feature an entree and two side dishes, which MagicKitchen.com recommends you supplement with fresh produce and a starch serving. Several meal plans are available to accommodate a diabetic and low-sodium diet. You can purchase preselected bundles of meals or order specific entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

BistroMD

BistroMD is a prepackaged weight loss program with meals suitable for dieters who have type two diabetes. The nutritional content varies, but the meals are designed to provide you with 1,100 to 1,400 calories daily, with 40 to 45 percent of the calories derived from protein, 30 to 35 percent from carbohydrates and 20 to 25 percent from fat. A variety of complete breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks are available.

Nutrisystem D

Nutrisystem D is a prepackaged weight loss program designed specifically for people with type two diabetes. The diet adheres to a reduced-calorie, low-glycemic meal plan that is intended to stabilize blood glucose levels and help you lose weight. Meals are delivered every 28 days and include seven frozen meals and 21 shelf-stable meals that do not require refrigeration. All of the meals can be prepared in the microwave and should be supplemented with fresh produce and sugar-free yogurt.

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