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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Apple-Cranberry Stuffing in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (3/4 cup): 180 calories, 4 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 55 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Apple-Cranberry Stuffing Recipe
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Black Eyed Pea Cakes in a new light

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

Per serving (1 patty): 150 calories, 6 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 5 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Black Eyed Pea Cakes Recipe
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Buffalo-Style Chicken Bites in a new light

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

Per serving (3 meatballs with 2 tablespoons dressing, 1/2 cup celery sticks, 1/2 cup carrot sticks): 180 calories, 12 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 40 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Crab Mini Quiches in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 ramekin): 160 calories, 6 g fat (2.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 150 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

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Crispy Buttermilk Baked Onion Rings in a new light

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

Per serving (6 onion rings): 120 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 330 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Deviled Tomatoes in a new light

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

Per serving (2 tomato halves): 130 calories, 5 g fat (2.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 190 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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Hearty Stuffed Cabbage in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hr 50 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Per serving (2 cabbage rolls with 1/2 cup of sauce): 350 calories, 6 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 35 mg cholesterol, 340 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 30 g protein.

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Mahi Mahi Lettuce Wraps in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus heating grill)
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cup fish-salsa mixture in 3–4 lettuce leaves): 190 calories, 3.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 85 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Pumpkin-Sage Polenta in a new light

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

Per serving (3/4 cup): 140 calories, 3.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 5 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Southern-Style Sausage Stuffing with Apples and Walnuts in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (generous 1/2 cup): 180 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 45 mg cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Southern-Style Sausage Stuffing Recipe with Apples and Walnuts
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Stuffed Zucchini Boats in a new light

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

Per serving (1 zucchini boat): 140 calories, 7 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 15 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe
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Summer Hash in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (3/4 cup): 140 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Zucchini-Corn Fritters in a new light

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

Per serving (2 fritters): 150 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 30 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Zucchini-Corn Fritters Recipe

 

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