5 Deliciously Satisfying Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

by | Jun 23, 2015 | Last updated Feb 15, 2022

Cooking for someone with diabetes can be complicated. Monitoring carbs, keeping blood sugar in check – it can be hard to know what works. If you’re new to diabetic cooking, this article from Diabetic Living should help you out. These five recipes are perfectly diabetic-friendly, with whole grain carbs and low-fat solutions. Check it out!

Enchilada-Stuffed Zucchini Boats (via SkinnyTaste)
Craving Mexican without all the carbs? These zucchini boats are perfect: they’re low-carb and low-fat, but are filling enough to keep you satisfied.
Healthier Apple Crumble Muffins (via Gimme Some Oven)
These muffins are perfect to grab before heading out the door for the day. Substitute some (or all) of the butter with applesauce or mashed banana to lower the fat and make it even healthier.
Chicken Power Bowl with Crispy Garbanzo Beans (via Iowa Girl Eats)
Salads are usually a safe bet when it comes to sugar, but some salad dressings contain a shocking amount of added sugar. This salad (as seen above) not only features a healthy dressing, but also packs a protein punch!
Artichoke Quiche (via My Recipes)
Quiche is a simple, delicious dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This recipe subs out the pastry crust for a cheesy rice crust, making it gluten free. Yum!
Scallop and Asparagus Alfredo (via Diabetic Living)
Pasta can be difficult to eat as a diabetic, but if you stick with whole wheat, your blood sugar should remain normal. This alfredo sauce uses low-fat cream cheese and fat-free evaporated milk, so you’ll get that same creamy taste without all the extra fat.