Our Top 10 Diabetes Recipes of 2021

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Our Top 10 Diabetes Recipes of 2021

One of the most difficult things about living with diabetes can be deciding what to eat. Maintaining an appealing and varied meal plan while keeping track of nutrients such as carbohydrate, sodium, and saturated fat can be easier said than done. To help you keep your palate pleased — and perhaps even add a new favorite dish to your repertoire — here are some of our readers’ favorite recipes of 2021.

1. Banana-Berry Smoothie

Seeking a quick and easy way to stay hydrated, refreshed, and well nourished? Look no further than this satisfying sipper, which is packed with the juicy goodness of peak-season blueberries. You’ll need only five minutes and five ingredients to whip up this refreshing drink! Read the full story >>


2. Good-for-You Chicken Noodle Soup

With cold and flu season in full swing, nothing hits the spot better than a steaming, hydrating bowl of chicken soup. Using skinless chicken breasts cuts down on the fat and calories, while incorporating carrot, celery, parsley and garlic powder packs in the nutrients to help you feel better. Read the full story >>

3. Buttermilk Cornbread

Planning out your final holiday menu? You can’t go wrong with this comfort-food classic! Featuring low-fat buttermilk, this tasty homemade side is moist and creamy without all the fat and cholesterol of standard cornbread recipes. Read the full story >>

4. Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

These classic oatmeal cookies require just 10 minutes of preparation time and 10 minutes of cooking time. So heat up the oven and whip up a batch of these timeless favorites! Read the full story >>

5. “Fried” Brown Rice

Serve up this fluffy “fried” rice alongside any protein for a flavorful combination. Prepped and cooked in only 12 minutes, this recipe is as easy to make as it is yummy. Feel free to change it up by trying different veggies to find your favorite mix. Read the full story >>

6. Authentic Meatloaf

Our low-carb meatloaf delivers a taste of home cooking at this family-centric time of year and is sure to keep you going through all your shopping, wrapping and other joyous to-dos. This classic recipe is kicked up a notch by adding chunky salsa. Read full story >>

7. Easy Lemon Chicken

Get your protein in with this easy to prepare baked chicken breast dish featuring bright lemon flavors. Features just seven basic ingredients and has only 3 grams of carbohydrate per serving! Read the full story >>

8. Simple Coleslaw

A quintessential barbecue side, this quick and easy homemade coleslaw dish is the perfect addition to your next cookout. Requiring just five minutes and 10 minutes of preparation time, you can whip up a batch in a jiffy! Read the full story >>

9. Granola Bars

Looking for a healthy and quick pick-me-up to pack in your child’s lunchbox or take along on a hike? You’ll love these low-carb, homemade granola bars. Containing just six wholesome ingredients, they’re the perfect snack for your next adventure! Read the full story >>

10. Herb-Marinated Chicken

Marinated in a succulent combination of balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme, these boneless grilled chicken breasts are packed with flavor, not salt or fat. Read the full story >>

Diane Fennell

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Editorial Director of the Wellness Division, Fennell has 18 years’ experience specializing in diabetes and related health conditions. Based in New York City, she has a degree from Columbia University.

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