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Q: I'm 26 weeks pregnant and was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I was totally blindsided by the news, as I am already a very healthy eater. So although the recommended meal plan includes staples I already cook with, the options are very plain, and the portion sizes are miniscule.

I'm bummed by my diagnosis and am feeling uninspired in the kitchen, but I'm also committed to being as healthy as can be for this baby that's on the way. I'd really appreciate hearing from others who have had gestational diabetes to get meal and snack ideas that go beyond the two egg whites and piece of whole wheat bread that I had this morning for breakfast.

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Readers, do you have any advice for cooking and eating well while on a gestational diabetes diet?

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