Top Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for Summer


EatingWell's best diabetes-friendly recipes featuring seasonal produce of summer. Ingredients including fresh peaches, corn, tomatoes, peas, and raspberries shine in these easy recipes for breakfast, dinner, lunch, and dessert.

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Raspberry-Pineapple Fish Tacos


This refreshing version of traditional fish tacos features a lively raspberry-pineapple salsa and a yogurt-lime cream sauce.

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Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Photos of Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Seek out several varieties of heirloom tomatoes for this simple salad. Sweeter and juicier than conventional tomatoes, they add the perfect pop of color.

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Key Lime Mason Jar Cheesecakes


These mini mason jar desserts are not only adorable; they also keep portion sizes in check! These beauties can be prepped in under 20 minutes.

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BLT Pizza


This homemade pizza riffs on the classic BLT sandwich, with crisp bacon, thin roma tomatoes and fresh arugula on top of a whole-wheat pizza crust.

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Almond-Crusted Chicken Strips


Give these oven "fried" chicken strips a try, and you may just find the perfect healthy swap for restaurant chicken fingers.

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Sheet-Pan Orange-Apricot Drumsticks


In this easy sheet-pan dinner, a sweet-and-savory glaze and a colorful medley of vegetables transform ordinary drumsticks into a satisfying meal.

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Better-Than-Takeout Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Better-Than-Takeout Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

This healthy take on burgers and fries swaps in chopped mushrooms for some of the meat in the burger patties, to cut back on calories and saturated fat.

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Coconut-Cashew Breakfast Bites

Coconut-Cashew Breakfast Bites

Never skip breakfast again: keep these coconut and date breakfast bites in the fridge or freezer, and you'll always have a grab-and-go option for busy mornings.

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Grilled Salmon Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette


Homemade raspberry dressing? You bet. Prep it a day ahead and this easy salmon salad will come together in no time.

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Chicken Potpie with Cauliflower Topping


You won't miss the crust on this chicken potpie-we promise! We cut the carbs by swapping in a riced-cauliflower-and-panko topping for a thin and crispy top layer that's more nutritious than pie crust (but every bit as satisfying).

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Blueberry-Swirl Buttermilk Ice Cream


This gorgeous homemade ice cream is a showstopper, thanks to bold swirls of blueberry syrup that cut through tart buttermilk-yogurt cream.

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Curried Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Snap Peas


A slow cooker makes easy work of this colorful coconut curry dinner-but don't just toss everything in at once! Reserving the bell peppers and snap peas until the end keeps the vegetables crisp.

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Chipotle Chicken Satay with Grilled Vegetables


Plan ahead before you prep the grill for this grilled chicken recipe: marinating the chicken in a mix of peanut butter, lime, and chipotle peppers results in tender meat and bold flavors.

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Strawberry-Orange Breakfast Cakes


Yes, you can pull off baked goods on busy mornings! With a make-ahead batter and filling, these breakfast muffins go from fridge to table in under 30 minutes.

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Broccolini, Chicken Sausage & Orzo Skillet


We love this quick skillet meal for busy evenings. The sausage and orzo simmer together in chicken broth, resulting in a creamy, risotto-like dish in under 30 minutes.

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Fresh Sweet Corn Salad


We love fresh summer corn when it's in season, but frozen corn makes a great year-round substitute in this quick and easy side dish.

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