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.

 

Soups and salads

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Broccoli Salad in a new light

Makes: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cup): 70 calories, 3 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 5 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Chopped Gazpacho Salad with Parmesan Cheese Crisps in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 1/4 cups salad with 2 tablespoons cheese crisps): 120 calories, 7 g fat (2.5 saturated, 0 g trans), 10 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Chopped Gazpacho Salad Recipe with Parmesan Cheese Crisps
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Grilled Corn and Watermelon Salad in a new light

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

Per serving (1 cup): 110 calories, 0.5 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Grilled Corn and Watermelon Salad Recipe
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Grilled Peach Salad in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus preheating grill)
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (about 2 cups): 130 calories, 8 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 5 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Grilled Peach Salad Recipe
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Hearty Barley and Mushroom Soup in a new light

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

Per serving (generous 1 cup): 160 calories, 3 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 400 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Hearty Barley and Mushroom Soup Recipe
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Hearty Greens and Beans Soup in a new light

Makes: 6 servings (1 1/2 cups)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 1/2 cups): 190 calories, 4.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Hearty Greens and Beans Soup Recipe
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Lemon-Basil Chicken Salad in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None (1 hour chill time)
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1/2 cup): 170 calories, 7 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 60 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Lemon-Basil Chicken Salad Recipe
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Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, Lemon, and Dill in a new light

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None (1/2 hour standing time)
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1/2 cup): 140 calories, 5 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 5 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7.5 g protein.

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, Lemon, and Dill Recipe
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Tuna Antipasto Salad in a new light

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30–40 minutes (plus 1 hour chill time)
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cup): 140 calories, 5 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 10 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Tuna Antipasto Salad Recipe
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Turkey Minestrone in a new light

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per serving (1 cup): 210 calories, 4 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 30 mg cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Turkey Minestrone Recipe

 

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