These delicious diabetic recipes will make sure you have a good time eating while maintaining your diet! Read on for recipes that will change your life!
Diabetic Recipes for a Tasty and Nourishing Meal
Homemade Diabetic-Friendly Recipes
I know a couple of people who have diabetes, and I must say, they really have a hard time sticking to their diet because of the limited options around them.
They’re the ones who inspired me to write this list of diabetic-friendly recipes! I believe no matter what you’re going through, you should be allowed to enjoy food!
These diabetic-friendly recipes have got you covered from hearty breakfasts to go-to drinks! As you make these recipes, remember to always tweak the recipes as needed.
And don’t forget to consult your nutritionist. Now let’s get cookin’!
1. Five-Spice Turkey and Lettuce Wraps
You can’t go wrong with this five-spice turkey and lettuce wrap. It’s low in calories, sugar, sodium, and also gluten-free! What more could you ask for?
All of these are essential because your sugar level isn’t the only thing you have to watch out for if you have diabetes.
2. Baked Potato Pancakes
Diabetic-friendly recipes don’t always mean food restrictions. While this is true in most cases, sometimes all you have to do is to find healthy alternatives!
I was a bit wary at first, but these baked potato pancakes are definitely healthy! Remember to go easy on the breadcrumbs!
3. Tricolored Beet Tart
Cheese, hazelnuts, and three types of beets! Even the non-diabetics will enjoy this tricolored beet tart! Pleasing on the eyes and beneficial for your body. It’s a healthy win-win!
4. Overnight Oatmeal
Of all the diabetic-friendly recipes on this list, this overnight oatmeal might be the most special. It requires extra preparation overnight in your slow-cooker.
But the effort is worth it. Your breakfast the next day will be low on sugar, low on sodium, and gluten-free!
5. Whole Roasted Cauliflower
How can you go wrong with an entire vegetable roasted to perfection? Add some pomegranate, pine nuts, lemon juice, and white wine, and you’ve got the most scrumptious whole roasted cauliflower!
6. Carrot And Sweet Potato Soup
If you want to keep a record of diabetic-friendly recipes, this is a great go-to soup! This carrot and sweet potato soup has ginger, coriander, and made with olive oil! It’s so rich, you’ll forget you’re on a dietary restriction!
7. Salmon in Parchment Paper
It’s no wonder salmon is the go-to fish of diabetic-friendly recipes. It has more of the essential oils we need while still managing to stay fresh.
This salmon in parchment paper has all the salmon goodness with lemon and healthy herbs!
8. Quick Lemon Bread
I know what you’re thinking: bread on a list of diabetic-friendly recipes? She must be crazy! But this quick lemon bread recipe is just crazy enough to knock your socks off!
The key to having carbs even if you’re on a diabetic diet are sugar substitutes, and this recipe shows you the best way to use them!
9. Multigrain Pilaf with Pine Nuts
This multigrain pilaf is made with brown rice so you already know, you’re eating healthier. You know what they say about rice: the darker the grain, the healthier it is.
The pine nuts and currants in this recipe make it a nutrition-packed meal good for a hearty lunch or dinner!
10. Chamomile Ginger Smoothie
Finally, we all know how hard it can be to stay disciplined if you’re on a diet. So after a long day of sustained focus and willpower, you deserve this chamomile and ginger smoothie!
It calms your body in the healthiest possible way, preparing you for deep and sound sleep.
11. Green Pea Quiche
This recipe is perfect any time of the day. It’s filling and packed with beneficial nutrients from eggs and veggies. Eggs promote good blood sugar management and keep you feeling full at the same time.
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These diabetic-friendly recipes are a testament that no matter what dietary restriction you have, there are ways of enjoying the food you love! Healthy doesn’t always mean icky!
And most importantly, no kind of challenge in life should limit your love for food! Make these diabetic-friendly recipes every day and I assure you, your doctor appointments will be filled with less dread and more pride.
Live a happy and healthy life!
Do you know more diabetic-friendly recipes you want to share? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on March 1, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.