Diabetic Recipes for Dinner

Diabetic Recipes for Dinner: 10 Recipes to Make Your Dinner Tasty and Healthy

Diabetic recipes for dinner

Just because we are diabetic, we don’t have to compromise with the taste and variety of food. Just like any other recipes, diabetic recipes can also be yummy.

Each meal of the day can strongly affect the sugar level of a diabetic person. Our body gets sugar mostly from the carbohydrates that we eat. Therefore, for a diabetic person, it is very important to avoid carbs to keep the sugar level in control.

A diabetic person’s meal must mostly consist of high fiber, proteins, healthy fats, and very little amount of carbs (say 20gms of carbs per meal). A balanced diet will help you remain healthy and also keep the sugar level in control.

Here is a list of 10 Healthy Diabetic Recipes for Dinner to avoid spikes in sugar level.

10 Healthy Diabetic Recipes for Dinner

Let’s start cooking!

1. Lemon Chicken Piccata

Lemon Chicken Piccata contains only 3-4g of carbs, making it one of the great diabetic recipes for dinner. It is super tasty and will give you an authentic Italian taste. You only need a few basic ingredients for cooking and thus it is budget-friendly as well.

Lemon-Chicken-Piccata
Recipe by: diabetesstrong.com

 

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Chicken Stock
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Unsalted Butter
  • White Wine
  • Capers
  • Italian Parsley
  • Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

2. Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes

Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes has excellent flavors. Making a marinade for this chicken is even easy. It takes only 15 min to prepare this recipe. Even if you have it 2-3 times a week, you won’t get bored. It contains only 8g of carbohydrates.

Grilled-Basil-Chicken-and-Tomatoes
Recipe by: tasteofhome.com

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Chicken Breast
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Tomatoes
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Salt

3. Blackened Salmon and Cauliflower

Blackened Salmon with cauliflowers contains 5-6g of carbs. Both cauliflower and salmon contains low carbs, thus making it a very healthy and low carb dinner.

Blackened-Salmon-and-Cauliflower-with-Cucumber-Relish
Recipe by: atkins.com

Ingredients:

  • Salmon (boneless)
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Olive Oil
  • Lime Juice
  • Dill
  • Paprika
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper

4. Spanish Eggs

Turn simple eggs into something yummy with this Spanish Eggs recipe. It contains only 13g of carbs. Anaheim chile pepper and cilantro will add flavors to your dinner.

Spanish Eggs
Recipe by: eatingwell.com

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Zucchini
  • Anaheim chile pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Fresh cilantro

5. Turkey Meatballs

Make your dinner fun and tasty with this Turkey Meatballs recipe. This dish contains only 12g of carbs and full of proteins. They are super healthy and easy to cook. This recipe uses oats instead of breadcrumbs, so you don’t have to go through the trouble of making the breadcrumbs or buying them.

turkey-meatballs
Recipe by: diabetesstrong.com

Ingredients:

  • Ground Turkey
  • Spinach
  • Bell Pepper
  • Red Onion
  • Oats
  • Egg Whites
  • Celery Sticks
  • Parsley
  • Mustard Powder
  • Chipotle pepper
  • Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric
  • Salt

6. Blue Cheese-Veggie Slaw

Blue Cheese-Veggie Slaw contains 8g of carbs. It is also low in calories but high in fiber. It is a perfect dish for a veg gluten-free dinner. Add in veggies of your choice to make a meal bowl. You can add pork or grilled chicken if you want to have this slaw with meat.

Blue-Cheese-Veg-Slaw
Recipe by: eatingwell.com

Ingredients:

  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Bell pepper
  • Blue Cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Parsley
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Buttermilk
  • Vinegar

7. Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

Chicken Cauliflower fried rice is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates (17g). It tastes amazing and is very easy to prepare and takes only 20 min to cook. This recipe is a diabetes-friendly and budget-friendly dish. So, eat it for lunch or dinner to keep your sugar level in control.

Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice
Recipe by: foodnetwork.com

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggs
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Scallions
  • Soy sauce
  • Canola oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Ginger
  • Garlic

8. Pistachio Salmon

This Pistachio Salmon recipe contains on 6g of carbohydrates making it a perfect and healthy dish for a diabetic and even non-diabetic person. The crushed pistachio topping gives it a crunch and delicious taste. Pistachio and Salmon both are good for health.

Pistachio-Salmon
Recipe by: tasteofhome.com

Ingredients:

 

  • Pistachios (Chopped)
  • Bread crumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salmon Fillet
  • Salt
  • Pepper

9. Greek Salad

Greek Salad can be your light and healthy dinner. You can even treat this as a side to chicken or lamb chops. It is packed with nutrients and contains only 12 g of carbs. It is a low-calorie and gluten-free healthy diabetic dinner recipe.

Greek Salad Diabetic Recipes for Dinner
Recipe by: foodnetwork.com

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Cucumbers
  • Olives
  • Greek Feta Cheese
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Honey
  • Grated zest
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Ground pepper and Salt
  • Oregano leaves

10. Beef Fajitas

Beef Fajitas are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and proteins. It is healthy and easy to cook. Beef Fajitas contain only 11g of carbs. It takes only 20 mins to cook this delicious recipe. With the number of proteins and so little of carbs, it makes it one of the best diabetic recipes for dinner.

Beef Fajitas Diabetic Recipes for Dinner
Recipe by: diabetesstrong.com

Ingredients:

  • Beef stir-fry strips
  • Bell Pepper
  • Avocado
  • Onion
  • Lime juice
  • Cilantro
  • Cumin
  • Chilli powder
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

So, if you are diabetic, you have to take great care of what you eat. With these delicious Diabetic recipes for dinner, your meals will never be boring again. They are super healthy and packed with flavors as well.

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