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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Brown Rice and Smoked Turkey Salad with Apples, Walnuts, and Mint in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (3/4 cup): 170 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 15 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Brown Rice and Smoked Turkey Salad Recipe with Apples, Walnuts, and Mint
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Chicken Breasts with Savory Rhubarb Sauce in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 breast with about 1/3 cup sauce): 240 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 75 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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Chicken Georgia in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 breast with 1/2 cup mushrooms): 200 calories, 7 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 70 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

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Chicken Stir-Fry in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cup): 250 calories, 7 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 75 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Per serving (1 cup with 1/3 cup of cooked brown rice): 350 calories, 8 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 75 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Per serving (1 cup with 1/3 cup cooked rice noodles): 340 calories, 8 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 75 mg cholesterol, 420 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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Ginger-Scallion Noodles in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate

Per serving (1/2 cup): 100 calories, 2 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Grilled Citrus Chicken Kebabs in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 kebab): 170 calories, 4.5 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 45 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

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Grilled Halibut with Green Sauce in a new light

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

Per serving (1 halibut steak with 2 tablespoons sauce): 200 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 35 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Sandwiches in a new light

Makes: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus 8 hours marinating time and preheating grill)
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 sandwich): 270 calories, 11 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 55 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.

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Homerun Veggie Burger in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 garnished patty): 210 calories, 5 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 16 g protein.

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Maple-Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Salsa in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate

Per serving (1 fillet with 1/4 cup salsa): 260 calories, 12 g fat (2.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 65 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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Pepper-Crusted Grilled Salmon with Tropical Fruit Salsa in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 salmon fillet with about 3/4 cup salsa): 260 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 60 mg cholesterol, 350 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Red Pepper Scallops in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate

Per serving (2 skewers, or 4 scallops, and about 1/3 cup scallions): 150 calories, 2.5 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 35 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

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Red, White, and Blue Burgers in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 burger): 240 calories, 7 g fat (2.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 45 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein.

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Rosemary Roast Pork with Autumn Vegetables in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (2 slices of pork with 2/3 cup vegetables): 280 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated, 0 g trans), 70 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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Rosemary Roast Turkey Breast with Orange-Maple Glaze in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: About 2 hours
Difficulty: Medium

Per serving (3 slices turkey with 2 tablespoons sauce): 300 calories, 3.5 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 125 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 50 g protein.

Rosemary Roast Turkey Breast Recipe with Orange-Maple Glaze

 

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