Diabetes Recipes

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Spring Mix Salad with Orange and Fennel
Low Carb

90 cal11g carbs4.5g fat30mg sodium

French Turkey and Walnut Salad
Low Carb

6g carbs

Planning ahead for holiday leftovers. If you don't like walnuts, try toasted almonds or pecans. Make sure to try the tarragon, it will surprise you what a difference it makes.

Sesame Snap Beans
Low Carb

50 cal10g carbs1g fat190mg sodium

This recipe can be served warm or cold so it can be part of a packed lunch. With only four ingredients, it is very easy to make and really delicious!

Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad
Low Carb

90 cal8g carbs6g fat130mg sodium

This is an easy salad to make and enjoy with a sandwich or a serving of grilled fish and rice.

Rhubarb Chili
Low Fat

220 cal41g carbs2.5g fat

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the leaves of the plant are poisonous, do not eat them. This rhubarb recipe from the “Farmer’ Market Favorite Recipes Cookbook” published by Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County, New York edited by Diane Whitten. Their website is www.ccesaratoga.org.

Chicken Chili
Low Fat

236 cal33g carbs2g fat60mg sodium

Chili lovers will enjoy this thick chili. It is so simple and tasty. Recipe courtesy of Quick & Healthy Volume II, 2nd Edition, Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, Published by Small Steps Press, a division of the American Diabetes Association.

Curry Tuna Salad
Low Carb

165 cal7g carbs6g fat480mg sodium

Try this for a different tuna salad. The taste of curry and the crunch of water chestnuts make this especially good. Recipe courtesy of Quick Healthy Recipes and Ideas, 3rd Edition, Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, Published by Small Steps Press, a division of the American Diabetes Association.

All-American Chicken Blueberry Salad Platter

370 cal46g carbs9g fat510mg sodium

This salad platter is high in Vitamin C as well as a good source of Vitamin A and Iron.

Blueberry Kale Salad

320 cal36g carbs18g fat390mg sodium

The fat content of this recipe is high but the fats are from olive oil, avocado, and pumpkin seeds which contain healthy fats. This salad is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron.

Scandinavian Blueberry Bisque
Low Sodium

150 cal38g carbs5g fat10mg sodium

Mini Taco

140 cal17g carbs6g fat180mg sodium

Garbanzo Bean Salad
Low Fat

110 cal17g carbs3g fat150mg sodium

Red, White & Bleu Spinach Salad

380 cal41g carbs19g fat630mg sodium

Roasted Eggplant with Tomato Sauce and Vegetables
Low Sodium

130 cal18g carbs5g fat140mg sodium

This dish is very nutritious and very pretty to serve to guests. For vegetarians it can be served as the main dish or for meat eaters, broiled fish or grilled chicken make an excellent addition. Serve with whole grain bread and a fruit salad and enjoy!

Marinated Three Bean Salad
Low Carb

244 cal14g carbs18g fat10mg sodium

Wax, green and soy beans with onion and red bell pepper marinated in a mixture of vinegar, vegetable oil, Splenda, celery seed and dry mustard.

Warm Broccoli and Potato Salad
Low Sodium

180 cal30g carbs5g fat15mg sodium

This filling salad makes a delicious lunch for a winter afternoon.

Mexican Chicken Salad
Low Carb

227 cal10g carbs20g fat380mg sodium

If you like spicy food, sprinkle cayenne pepper on the chicken strips before baking. The highly seasoned lime vinaigrette dressing is also terrific over grilled fish.

Minted Lentil and Tomato Salad
Low Sodium

210 cal24g carbs9g fat110mg sodium

Different types of mint will change the flavor of this salad- so experiment, and enjoy! (NOTE: used fresh mint)

Tofu Soup with Rice
Low Fat

180 cal28g carbs3g fat85mg sodium

You can substitute bulgar, a crunchy, nutty wheat grain, for the rice in this recipe. However, bulgur is not gluten free. (NOTE: Silken firm tofu used)

Chicken Fingers
Low Carb

190 cal12g carbs3.5g fat270mg sodium

Make these crispy, crunchy chicken fingers and serve with mustard and honey for dipping.

Quick Turkey Soup
Low Fat

180 cal22g carbs3g fat330mg sodium

(NOTE: Used low sodium chicken broth, did not add salt to the brown rice, light meat no skin roasted chicken, from fresh)

Avocado Tuna Salad
Very Low Carb

222.7 cal4.9g carbs9.2g fat387mg sodium

Try this salad when you want a nutritious, tasty lunch and don't have much time for preparation.

Cream of Carrot and Ginger Soup

289.9 cal25g carbs19.8g fat418mg sodium

If you didn't know, you wouldn't guess that this soup contains no dairy. It is so creamy that it can satisfy those urges you sometimes get when dairy is not an option. This is a favorite for all ages.

Salad Rolls
Low Carb

143.8 cal11.4g carbs6.9g fat130mg sodium

A favorite at Southeast Asian restaurants, such as those serving Thai or Vietnamese cuisine, salad rolls are deceptively simple to make.

Red Kidney Bean Curry (Rajma)

138 cal19g carbs5g fat400mg sodium

Red Lentil Curry (Masoor Dahl)
Low Fat

141 cal24g carbs2g fat300mg sodium

Apple Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing
Low Fat

94 cal21g carbs1g fat34mg sodium

Basil Chicken Soup

237 cal19g carbs5.1g fat168mg sodium

A warm and satisfying chicken soup made with low sodium chicken broth, onion, garlic, potatoes, chicken and lots of fresh basil and jarlsberg cheese.

Creamy Garlic Dressing
Very Low Carb

11 cal2g carbs50mg sodium

A very creamy, garlic dressing made with evaporated skim milk, lemon juice, dill, apple juice, paprika, white pepper, sesame oil and a dash of red cayenne pepper.

Apple Cabbage Slaw
Low Carb

50 cal11g carbs0g fat170mg sodium

Plain low fat yogurt gives this slaw its creaminess instead of high fat dressing, which vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and a sweet apple give it loads of crunchy flavor. (NOTE: Used green shredded cabbage)

Beef Vegetable Soup
Low Carb

106 cal8.6g carbs2.5g fat310mg sodium

A delicious, hearty beef vegetable soup with preparation time simplified by the use of canned stewed tomatoes, onion soup mix and frozen mixed vegetables.

Best Ever Coleslaw
Low Carb

53 cal10g carbs1g fat224mg sodium

Why the best ever? First because it is packed with heathful ingredients and second, it is very creamy and seasoned to zesty perfection.

Warm Chicken Salad
Low Carb

212 cal13g carbs11g fat440mg sodium

Tender chicken with celery, mayonnaise, almonds, pepper, onion, pimiento and Swiss cheese topped with reduced-fat potato chips.

Chick Pea and Vegetable Salad

224 cal24g carbs7g fat286mg sodium

This salad is packed with fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C and protein. It is a great alternative to the tiresome sandwich in your lunch box!

Chilled Potato Soup
Low Carb

68 cal14g carbs5g fat599mg sodium

Spicy Chicken Rice Soup
Low Fat

135 cal17g carbs3g fat100mg sodium

Cool `n Creamy Beet Soup
Low Fat

97 cal18g carbs1g fat591mg sodium

Chilled Tomato Soup

143 cal19g carbs8g fat

Clam Chowder

204 cal30g carbs4g fat205mg sodium

Undrained baby clams with potato, celery and onion seasoned with white pepper and thyme. Evaporated skim milk makes this soup satisfying and creamy without all the fat of creamed soups.

Winter Salad
Low Carb

130 cal15g carbs7g fat280mg sodium

This festive Winter Salad can help you eat right any time of year.

Nutty Apple Salad
Low Carb

107 cal8g carbs8g fat43mg sodium

The skins on the red and green apples add holiday color to the salad greens, but if you prefer no skin, peeling the fruit will not harm the flavor.

Curried Chicken Salad
Very Low Carb

202 cal5g carbs7g fat340mg sodium

Good for your heart and your health, this dressing boasts curry, pepper and cayenne seasoned dressing over a chicken salad with celery and green bell pepper. Curry powder is actually a mix of up to 20 spices including: cardamon, ginger, fenugreek, chiles, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin fennel seeds and turmeric. Curry powder can have more spices added to the mixture to suit the tastes of a particular individual.

Hot Cheese Bavarian

218 cal21.9g carbs5g fat765mg sodium

Rye bread, sauerkraut, cabbage, tomato and mozzarella make this this fantastic sandwich. Serve with crazy carrots, if desired.

Chicken Waldorf Salad

251 cal27g carbs8g fat490mg sodium

Tidbit: Waldorf Salad was created at New York`s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1896 by the maitre d` hotel Oscar Tshirky. The original version of this salad contained only apples, celery and mayonnaise.

Quick Fish Wrap

345 cal18g carbs12g fat

Marinating meat in a plastic bag keeps the meat covered with the herb marinade and makes cleanup a cinch. Just throw out the bag.

Garden Quesadillas
Low Carb

70 cal10g carbs2g fat170mg sodium

Most quesadillas send your calorie budget through the roof because of all the cheese. This vegetable-stuffed version uses fat-free cream cheese and sweet peppers, saving you calories and fat. (NOTE: 6" flour tortillas used, 1 red and 1 green pepper used salsa not included in the analysis)

Chicken Nuggets
Low Carb

220 cal12g carbs5g fat649mg sodium

Boneless skinless chicken breasts seasoned with salt, pepper and your choice of barbecue sauce or Dijon and honey mustard BBQ sauce. Dipped in egg subsitute and breadcrumbs and baked, not fried.

Tuna Salad Wrap

238 cal24g carbs6g fat534mg sodium

So much more healthful than a traditional Tuna Salad Sandwich is this Tuna Salad Wrap!

Spicy Tomato Bouillon
Low Carb

38 cal7g carbs0g fat375mg sodium

Tomato juice mixed with beef broth, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and horseradish.

Pita Sandwich
Low Fat

135 cal16g carbs1.5g fat

Tomato-Rice Salad

152 cal27g carbs4g fat253mg sodium

Juicy Turkey Burger
Very Low Carb

170 cal3g carbs9g fat

Ground turkey with red onion, spicy mustard, fresh ground pepper and dried dill. Cook on a grill or in a skillet.

Italian Pita Crisps
Low Carb

59 cal8g carbs2g fat88mg sodium

Pitas cut into wedges and seasoned with olive oil, garlic, basil or oregano and grated Parmesan cheese. Bake until crispy and enjoy.