Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipes, Meal, & Menu Options


Delicious food brimming with flavor that’s also diabetes-friendly? It’s not impossible this Thanksgiving. With some smart substitutions and careful attention to serving size, everyone at the table will have something to be thankful for, even if you’re counting carbs[1] and monitoring blood sugar levels[2].

These Thanksgiving recipes are crafted with good food and good health in mind, as well as anyone with diabetes who may be seated around the table. This list includes the traditional (turkey anyone?) with a diabetes-friendly take as well as some new dishes that may become family favorites. Enjoy!

Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipe - Big Brined Herby Turkey[3]

Big Brined Herby Turkey[4]

Looking for the perfect diabetes-friendly turkey recipe this Thanksgiving? This dish from chef Anne Burrell[5] will leave your turkey bursting with flavor after a lengthy, three-day brine. 

Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipe - Turkey Breast with Barley-Cranberry Stuffing[6]

Turkey Breast with Barley-Cranberry Stuffing[7]

Try this high-fiber, low-sodium turkey and stuffing combo for Thanksgiving this year!

Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipe - Slow Cooker Turkey Breast[8]

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast[9]

Let the slow cooker do work on Thanksgiving using this recipe. Cook time for this dish is 6 to 8 hours, giving you plenty of time to entertain. Garlic, paprika and parsley make this dish a savory one.

Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipe - Turkey and Veggie Meatballs with Fennel[10]

Turkey and Veggie Meatballs with Fennel[11]

Full of flavor, these turkey meatballs are perfect for warming up on a brisk Thanksgiving afternoon!

Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipe - Easy Old-Fashioned Turkey Pot Pie for Diabetics[12]

Easy Old-Fashioned Turkey Pot Pie[13]

Don’t want to go through the trouble of cooking a whole Turkey this Thanksgiving? Make a diabetic-friendly version of this classic dish instead. Turkey pot pie has never been easier!

Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipe - Tempting Crock Pot Turkey Breast[14]

Tempting Crock-Pot™ Turkey Breast with Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce[15]

Pineapple and sweet and sour sauce will brighten up your turkey tastebuds in this slow cooker recipe. Cook on high for 5 hours and get ready to be amazed.

Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipe - Turkey Gravy for Diabetics[16]

Turkey Gravy[17]

Homemade gravy is so easy and delicious, it’s hard to imagine turkey without it. Whip up this gravy to make your Thanksgiving dinner complete.

Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipe - Saucy Turkey Crepes[18]

Saucy Turkey Crepes[19]

Featuring bite-size turkey breast pieces with broccoli soup and a variety of flavorful herbs, making these turkey crepes will become a new Thanksgiving tradition!

Endnotes:
  1. counting carbs: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/nutrition-exercise/meal-planning/counting-carbohydrates-like-a-pro/
  2. monitoring blood sugar levels: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/managing-diabetes/blood-glucose-management/blood-glucose-monitoring-when-to-check-and-why/
  3. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2018/11/turkey-1-mod.jpg
  4. Big Brined Herby Turkey: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/big-brined-herby-turkey/
  5. chef Anne Burrell: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/managing-diabetes/getting-to-know-you/chef-anne-burrell-type-1-diabetes-advocacy/
  6. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2016/11/20421resized.jpg
  7. Turkey Breast with Barley-Cranberry Stuffing: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/turkey-breast-barley-cranberry-stuffing/
  8. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2017/11/Slow-Cooker-Turkey-Breast.jpg
  9. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/slow-cooker-turkey-breast/
  10. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2015/09/27297.jpg
  11. Turkey and Veggie Meatballs with Fennel: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/turkey-and-veggie-meatballs-with-fennel/
  12. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2009/10/shutterstock_232231621.jpg
  13. Easy Old-Fashioned Turkey Pot Pie: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/easy-old-fashioned-turkey-pot-pie/
  14. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2009/10/iStock_000018061764_Medium-e1419353627766.jpg
  15. Tempting Crock-Pot™ Turkey Breast with Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/tempting-crock-pot-turkey-breast-with-pineapple-sweet-and-sour-sauce/
  16. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2007/09/shutterstock_716179219.jpg
  17. Turkey Gravy: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/turkey-gravy/
  18. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2007/09/shutterstock_181384694.jpg
  19. Saucy Turkey Crepes: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/saucy-turkey-crepes/

Source URL: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/nutrition-exercise/meal-planning/diabetic-friendly-thanksgiving-meal-menu-options/


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