Healthy Diabetic Recipes

0 Comments | May 25, 2013

diabetic recipesHealthy and tasty diabetic recipes should be a staple in the recipe books of everyone who has diabetes, to keep blood sugar levels in check.

With all of the information about diabetes nutrition available today, living with diabetes certainly doesn’t have to be a death sentence any more.

Look for more information on eating healthy with diabetes below the links.

Diabetic Dessert Recipes

Blueberry Pudding
Gluten Free Almond Cookies
Carrot and Coconut Cookies
Fruit Salad with Citrus Bowl Dressing
Carrot and Date Sugar Free Cake Recipe
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Pineapple Carrot Cake
Homemade Applesauce
Yogurt Parfait
Banana Coconut Muffins (Gluten Free)
Almond and Coconut Balls
Chocolate Pudding (made from avocados!)

Appetizer Recipes

Garlic Eggplant Dip
Hummus – Middle Eastern Chick Pea Dip
Homemade Tomato Salsa
Italian Antipasti Platter
Ginger Shrimp Pot Stickers with Hot Mustard Dipping Sauce
Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Pockets
Black Bean Salsa
Mediterranean Eggplant Dip
Marinated Goat Cheese with Black Olives
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Black Olive Tapenade
Vegetarian Korean Pancakes
Beet Hummus

Diabetic Chicken Recipes (and Turkey)

Baked Garlic Chicken
Roast Turkey
Spatchcocked Roast Turkey with Lemon, Sage, and Garlic
Turkey Cutlets with Garlic Butter Sauce
Baked Chicken Breasts, Italian Style
Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Chicken Stir Fry
Chinese Chicken Salad
Beer Can Chicken
French Herbed Baked Chicken
Lemon Lime Chicken Marinade
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Split Herb Roast Chicken
Jerk Chicken Burgers

Beef and Ground Beef

Chinese Broccoli Beef
Perfect Prime Rib
Beef Pot Roast
Santa Maria Tri-Tip Roast
Short Ribs in Tres Chiles Broth
Meatloaf with Oats
Stuffed Peppers

Pork and Ham

Lemon Garlic Pork Roast
Ham Loaf
Baked Ham Recipes

Lamb Recipes

Rack of Lamb
Grilled Lamb Chops Recipe with Garlic and Herbs
Barbecue Lamb

Fish and Seafood

Poached Salmon
Cedar Plank Salmon
Baked Salmon with Roasted Vegetables
Baked Salmon Fillets
Cajun Haddock
Crispy Baked Halibut
Trout Almondine
Shrimp Creole
Shrimp Curry
Grilled Salmon Skewers
Herbed Salmon with Asparagus (pressure cooker recipe)

Salad and Vegetable Recipes

Classic Caesar Salad
Cucumber Salad
Greek Salad
Lentil and Carrot Salad
Nicoise Salad
Italian Caprese Salad
Green Bean Salad
Marinated Tomato Salad
Orange and Beet Salad
Stir Fried Asparagus with Ginger and Cashews
Grilled Mushrooms
Wild Rice with Vegetables
Marinated Vegetables, Mediterranean Style
Roasted Thyme Scented Carrots
Stir Fry Broccoli and Mushrooms
Kale with Cranberries and Pine Nuts
Eggplant Curry
Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes
Asian Cole Slaw Recipe

Soup Recipes

Low Carb Broccoli Soup
Turkey or Chicken Soup
Hamburger Soup
Southwestern Black Bean Soup
Beef Barley Soup
Navy Bean Soup
Cabbage Soup
Fish Chowder
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Tomato Soup
Cioppino (Italian Seafood Soup)
Indonesian Soto Ayam Soup
Spinach Soup
Barley Soup with Turkey Meatballs
Bone Broth
Ginger Squash Soup

And for something a little different:

Huevos Rancheros
Lasagna with Veggie “Noodles”
Mediterranean Vegetable Frittata
Crustless Vegetable Quiche

When it comes to diabetic dessert recipes each person has to determine on his/her own what works in terms of sugar or fat consumption. Look here for our total collection of tasty desserts and see the list of desserts that I have marked as probably okay for most diabetics above.

Please Note:

Before adjusting your diet in any way, please consult your own medical practitioner. The opinions expressed on this site are not meant to constitute medical advice or take the place of your medical practitioner.

More Information about Diabetes Can Be Found Here…

Look here for sample diabetic menus, which will give you lots of ideas on how to easily incorporate these diabetic recipes into your daily life.

Learn the principles of healthy diabetic cooking.

What is Diabetes?

Types of Diabetes

Symptoms of Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention

Have a look at our list of the 10 Healthiest Foods to Eat. All are perfect foods to include in a diabetic diet and diabetic recipes.

Did You Know?…

It isn’t all about sugar either.

Good diabetes management means making healthy eating choices and keeping a close eye on the number of carbohydrates you consume in total. (Look here for the basic principles of healthy diabetic cooking.)

That means that your consumption of pasta, breads and vegetables like potatoes, corn and sweet potatoes needs to be monitored too.

Today’s diabetic diet can include anything in moderation, even a bit of sugar.

The most important thing is to check your blood sugar regularly, both before and after meals, especially until you know what foods work with your body and which cause your blood sugar to spike.

If a food does cause a sharp spike in blood sugar, that food should become something you avoid or eat only sparingly.

Each person who has diabetes should consult their own health care practitioner about diabetes nutrition and the best diabetes diet plan for you.

Most of the recipes on the site can be eaten by diabetics, at least in moderation, but there are many recipes within the site that fit particularly well into a healthy diabetic diet.

For the most part, I have omitted recipes that include wine or other alcohol from this list. That’s because some prescription medications that diabetics take don’t work well if you have alcohol in your system. As with the sugar and carbohydrates, check with your own health care practitioner before you adjust your diet.

I have also left out recipes that use a lot of fat or sugar. Although diabetics can consume pretty much anything in moderation, fats, sugars and other carbohydrates are the most important elements to monitor, so I thought we would concentrate on delicious recipes that are generally lower in those ingredients.

Just because you’re diabetic though, doesn’t mean you have to give up on sweetness. There are some healthy alternatives to sugar out there: for example, have you ever heard of stevia? It’s an all natural sugar substitute that can be up to 300 times sweeter than sucrose, and contains no carbs or calories.

I hope you enjoy the recipes. Use the form at the bottom of the page to submit your own diabetic recipes for others to enjoy.

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