Healthy eating habits and diabetes

Following a healthy diabetes diet isn’t always easy to do, but these delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes that the whole family can enjoy may help. A good balance of the right foods, along with regular exercise and your prescribed medications, can help you manage your diabetes. As with any meal, remember to pay attention to portion size and enjoy every dish as part of your overall meal plan. Work with your health care team to determine a meal plan that works for you.

 

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Baked Spaghetti in a new light

Makes: 16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cup): 180 calories, 5 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 25 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Baked Spaghetti Recipe
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Broccoli Mac and Cheese in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cup): 310 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated, 0 g trans), 15 mg cholesterol, 390 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Broccoli Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Chicken Pot Pie in a new light

Makes: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Difficulty: Moderately easy

Per serving (about 1 cup): 300 calories, 9 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 230 mg sodium, 60 mg cholesterol, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
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Christmas Shepherd’s Pie in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (about 1 cup): 210 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 25 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Christmas Shepherd's Pie Recipe
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Creamy Cheddar Soup in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (includes 50 minutes for roasting peppers, which can be done in advance)
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (3/4 cup): 140 calories, 4.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 10 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Crispy Chicken and Broccoli Pizzas in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 pizza): 250 calories, 12 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 20 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Crispy Chicken and Broccoli Pizza Recipe
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Pasta with Green Tomatoes and Ricotta in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cup): 230 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated, 0 g trans), 10 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Pasta with Green Tomatoes and Ricotta Recipe
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Smoked Turkey Chili Verde in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cup): 190 calories, 2.5 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 25 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Smoked Turkey Chili Verde Recipe
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Sweet Potato Home Fries in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (generous 1/2 cup): 90 calories, 2.5 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Sweet Potato Home Fries Recipe

 

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