**The meal prices shown above are based on those found at a large chain grocery store in the DC Metro Area during the month of December. The price per portion of the featured recipes was based on the price published the this month's featured cookbook: Diabetes Meals on $7 a Day or Less. Total cost of this meal plan is less than $7.00 for the entire day.
by Patti B. Geil, RD, CDE, MS, FADA and Tami A. Ross, RD, LD, CDE
Several recipes this month are straight from this budget-friendly cookbook which provides low-cost recipes and several chapters of useful tips.
It's possible to eat healthy for less! Check out a variety of tips that can help you save on food at the grocery store and at home.
Find a list of menu choices to look for that won't break the bank. Also, additional tips to help you save money (and calories) when you're on the run.
Learn about the nutrition guidelines we follow to create our one-day meal plans.Read More
Here are some ways you can adjust the calories and carbohydrates in this month's meal plan.Read More
Calculate the number of calories you should eat each day to maintain your present body weight:
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If you want to lose weight, you may need fewer calories. You should talk with your health care team for more personalized recommendations, but this calculator can help to get you started.Calculate My Calories
*Estimates are rounded to the nearest 200 calories. An individual's calorie needs may be higher or lower than these average estimates. Developed from the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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