Pasta is a one of America’s favorite comfort foods, with roughly 1.9 million tons produced annually in the United States alone. Due to the often sky-high levels of fat, sodium, and carbohydrate in conventional pasta dishes, people with diabetes may find this food difficult to incorporate into their meal plan. But if you’re craving pasta, we’re here to help. Below, you’ll find our top five most popular diabetes-friendly pasta recipes, all approved by registered dietitians. From classics such as Spaghetti and Meatballs and Easy Macaroni and Cheese to more exotic fare such as Shrimp Caprese Pasta and Whole Wheat Penne with Broccoli and Sausage, there’s sure to be a dish for every pasta-lover’s palate.
Transport yourself to Italy with this high-fiber, Mediterranean-style dish! Taking only about 20 minutes to prepare, it packs a dense nutritional punch with its combination of whole-grain pasta, broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, oregano, and feta cheese. So tuck in a napkin, and mangia! Get the recipe for this delicious dish >>
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Diane Fennell: Diane Fennell has been an editor at Diabetes Self-Management magazine since 2003. She is currently the Senior Digital Editor for Diabetes Self-Management E-News and DiabetesSelfManagement.com. (Diane Fennell is not a medical professional.)
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