Creating healthy meal plans includes choosing items from each food group at every meal, and ensuring a rich variety of minerals, vitamins and nutrients comes from food sources, explains the American Diabetes Association. Create Your Plate is one method recommended for managing portion control at meal time. A person divides the dinner plate into three sections and allocates the largest section to nonstarchy vegetables, such as mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, carrots and tomatoes. Grains and starch-based foods, including whole-grain breads, rice, pasta, sweet potatoes and corn, fill one of the smaller remaining sections. The third section is then filled with protein such as fish, seafood, lean cuts of meat, skinless poultry or eggs.
Sources: everydayhealth.com, diabetes.org, diabetes.org