Sample Diet Plan for Diabetes Patients in India

Dietary guidelines for diabetes patients acknowledge the uniqueness of each individual’s needs. Caloric intake is influenced by various factors like

  • Age
  • Activity level
  • Gender
  • Height
  • Weight management goals.

This example diet chart offers a glimpse into what a balanced eating plan might entail for those with diabetes.

Diet for Sunday

Meal Time Food
Morning Begin your day with a big bowl of any fruit for breakfast.
 Noon Enjoy vegetable pulav made with brown rice, paired with cucumber raita made with low-fat yogurt.
Evening End the day with a large bowl of mango cucumber salad and a bowl of lauki tomato garlic soup for dinner.

Diet for Monday

Meal Time Food
Morning Start your day with a vegetable paneer sandwich accompanied by green chutney. (Consider using whole grain bread instead of white bread for better glycemic control.)
 Noon Enjoy a wholesome lunch consisting of one cup of brown rice paired with gheeya tuar/chana daal. Complete your meal with a cup of beetroot raita (use low-fat yogurt) and a small bowl of salad.
Evening For dinner, indulge in one or one and a half paneer bhurji sandwich made with whole grain bread, accompanied by some kakdi and cucumber.

Diet for Tuesday

Meal Time Food
Morning Have one or two moong daal cheela topped with paneer and capsicum, served with chutney for breakfast.
 Noon Lunchtime calls for a satisfying combination of one cup of daal, one cup of brown rice, and a bowl of cucumber raita seasoned with black salt. Don’t forget to add a side of salad.
Evening Treat yourself to tofu curry and half a cup of brown rice, paired with one or two mashed boiled sweet potatoes served with green chutney.

Diet for Wednesday

Meal Time Food
Morning Kickstart your day with a large besan chilla served with chutney for breakfast.
 Noon Enjoy a lunch of paneer curry paired with two ragi roti, complemented by boondi raita (use low-fat yogurt) and salad.
Evening Keep dinner simple with the same lunch menu, but opt for just one ragi roti.

Diet for Thursday

Meal Time Food
Morning Delight in rava uttapam served with coconut chutney for breakfast.
 Noon Lunch consists of kadhi, one small bowl of brown rice, a large bowl of lauki sabji, and salad.
Evening Enjoy a paneer sandwich made with whole grain bread accompanied by a bowl of sabji or daal for dinner.

Diet for Friday

Meal Time Food
Morning Start your day with 2-3 idlis served with coconut chutney (watch portion sizes) for breakfast.
 Noon Lunch includes two thin wheat and besan mix rotis, a bowl of matar paneer (use low-fat paneer), a small bowl of beans sabji, and boondi raita. Don’t forget to add a side of salad.
Evening Dinner mirrors lunch, but with just one roti made from whole wheat flour.

Diet for Saturday

Meal Time Food
Morning Enjoy uttapam topped with paneer and vegetables, served with coconut chutney (watch portion sizes) for breakfast.
 Noon Lunch features chhole (cooked with minimal oil), a small bowl of brown rice, dahi with black salt and green chutney (use low-fat yogurt), and salad.
Evening Dinner is a lighter version of lunch, with half the quantity of brown rice.