DINNER MENUS

Day 1:
Chicken Kabobs made with chicken breast and veggies (peppers, onions, zucchini, cherry tomatoes). Serve over 2/3 cup cooked quinoa (30g carbs).

Day 2:
1 1/2 cups turkey chili with beans. Side salad with 2 tbsp salad dressing (25g carbs).
Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free.

Day 3:
Sesame-crusted salmon (see recipe at the end of this article), 1 cup green beans almandine, 1 cup winter squash, 1 cup melon (31g carbs).
See recipe below and make Sesame-crusted salmon gluten-free by using gluten-free flour in place of regular flour.

Day 4:
3-4 ounces herbed rubbed pork tenderloin, baked sweet potato (medium size, 4 ounces), 8-10 roasted asparagus stalks (25g carb).

Day 5:
Turkey burger with avocado served on whole-wheat sandwich thin. 1 cup steamed cauliflower, broccoli, peapods (26g carbs).
Serve on lettuce wrap to make it gluten-free or lower-carb, if desired.

Day 6:
Tacos made with lean ground beef, served on 2 corn tortillas with lettuce, tomato and cheese. 1/2 cup mixed berries and sugar-free jello (30g carbs).
Use gluten-free seasoning for tacos.

Day 7:
Outback Steakhouse Restaurant – Victoria filet with half sweet potato (no brown sugar), steamed broccoli or asparagus (30g carbs).
These items can be ordered gluten-free at Outback Steakhouse.*

*Check restaurant website for specific information about gluten-free items.

Check out this recipe for Sesame-Crusted Salmon — these fillets are lightly sauteed and highly delicious.

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NOTE: The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to diabetes or another medical condition. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your medical condition.

 

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Last Modified Date: February 16, 2013

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