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.

 

Delicious drinks and sweets

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Apricot-Raspberry Buckle in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1/8 of buckle): 220 calories, 10 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 30 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Bananas Foster in a new light

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (4 banana pieces, with about 1/2 tablespoon sauce, made with rum): 160 calories, 2.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 5 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Per serving (4 banana pieces, with about 1/2 tablespoon sauce, made without rum): 150 calories, 2.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 5 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Cherries Jubilee in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1/2 cup ice cream with 1/3 cup cherry sauce): 160 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated, 0 g trans), 10 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Chocolate Gingerbread Crinkles in a new light

Makes: 24 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cookie): 100 calories, 4 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 10 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Chocolate Raspberry Soufflé in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 soufflé): 240 calories, 5 g fat (2.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 35 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Cider-Apple Crumble in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1/2 cup): 170 calories, 4 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Enlightened Hot Chocolate in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (3/4 cup): 230 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated, 0 g trans), 5 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.

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Gingery Cranberry Sauce in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1/4 cup): 80 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 0 g protein.

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Hot Cranberry Cider in a new light

Makes: 28 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (about 1/2 cup): 50 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein.

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Mint Iced Tea in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cup): 25 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein.

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NY Cheesecake in a new light

Makes: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Per serving (1/12 of cake): 160 calories, 7 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 75 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Peppermint Pinwheels in a new light

Makes: 24 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 lollipop): 70 calories, 3 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 25 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Pumpkin-Pear Muffins in a new light

Makes: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 muffin): 90 calories, 2.5 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 10 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Slow Berry Cobbler in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (2/3 cup): 210 calories, 3.5 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 5 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Tropical Fruit Smoothie in a new light

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

Per serving (3/4 cup): 100 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Zucchini Bread in a new light

Makes: 20 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1/20 of cake): 180 calories, 7 g fat (.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 20 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Watermelon Cooler in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus 1 hour chill time)
Cook Time: None
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (8-ounce glass, with ice): 70 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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