Ditto what Becky said. After you see a registered dietician/ diabetes educator, turn the Spark generated meal plans off, and enter your own foods based on the plans the dietician gives you.
When the Spark plan says, for example, 1 slice whole wheat bread-- what it means is, one serving whole grain. Doesn't have to be whole wheat bread, could be any whole grain that you can eat. When Spark says 1 serving nuts, what it means is, protein and healthy fat. When it says peas, it means a starchy/ green vegetable. Depending on how your carb intake is for the day, you could substitute corn (starchy vegetable) or green beans (non-starchy but green). Basically, the meal plans are a "go by", not an absolute, "you must eat these foods". They give you an idea of how to combine the right amounts of carbs, fat, protein into your meals and snacks, but they're not a carved-in-stone "plan" per se.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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