Healthy Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Find healthy, delicious recipes for diabetes including main dishes, drinks, snacks and desserts from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. Recipes with our Diabetes-Appropriate tag are low in calories and are consistent with recommendations for average carbohydrate intake (about 3-4 carbohydrate servings per meal). They also meet our heart-healthy criteria for saturated fat and sodium. See our Diabetes Nutrition Parameters.

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Southwest Breakfast Skillet
One skillet is all you need to create this satisfying, veggie-loaded breakfast (or dinner) dish. This skillet is packed with mushrooms, bell pepper and chard to help up your veggie count for the day and is topped with bacon, eggs, cheese, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro.
35 Diabetes-Friendly Dinners You'll Want to Make Forever
Get ready to dig into a truly delicious and healthy dinner that will help you meet your goals.
17 Diabetes-Friendly Dinners You Can Make on a Sheet Pan
These simple sheet-pan recipes take all the fuss out of making a complete, satisfying dinner.
20 Diabetes-Friendly Slow-Cooker Dinners You'll Want to Make Forever
These cozy dinners have something to offer everyone at the table—from hearty stews to comforting braised beef and veggies, you're sure to find something delicious for dinner tonight. Each of these recipes follows our parameters for a diabetes-friendly meal, focusing on complex carbs like whole grains and aiming for a heart-healthy level of sodium and saturated fat.
27 Easy Diabetes-Friendly Dinners That the Whole Family Will Love
These healthy, flavorful meals that fit into a diabetes-friendly diet are simple enough to pull together on even the busiest of weeknights.

Inspiration and Ideas

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