Diabetic Main Dish Recipes

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Easy Hawaiian Chicken Packets

Rating: 4.4 stars
Pineapple, peppers and teriyaki sauce are packed in aluminum foil with chicken breasts. This yummy recipe is easy to prepare and to cook! Tastes great over rice.

Sweet Potato-Turkey Meatloaf

Rating: 4.1 stars
I initially created this recipe after one my grandmother used to make with beef and regular mashed potatoes. Instead, I substituted mashed sweet potatoes and used ground turkey. It tastes even better the next day when slices are grilled in a pan with butter, then place on bread slices to make a sandwich. The biggest secret to the taste is the sweetness from the sweet potato!

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Rating: 4.38 stars
You will never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again. These are so easy, and you'll be proud to have created such a vegetarian delight.
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Spicy Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.31 stars
This is a great skinless, chicken breast recipe that can be served over salad greens or as an entree! If serving over salad greens, cut chicken into strips and top with your favorite salsa or dressing.

Venison Tips and Rice

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is a great recipe for your deer hunter. I'm not crazy about venison, but with this recipe, you don't taste the wild game. My father-in-law swears it's made with beef tips. Serve and see what your family thinks!!

Quinoa and Black Beans

Rating: 4.65 stars
Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.
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Spinach and Pasta Shells

Rating: 4 stars
This is a very easy recipe and for those people who like garlic and a little bit of spice in their pasta it's perfect. Add more or less red pepper flakes depending on your fondness for spicy food. This goes great with a salad and some garlic bread, if desired.

Spicy Steamed Shrimp

Rating: 4.64 stars
Messy, but worth the extra napkins!

Chicken Fiesta Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is an attractive and zesty all in one dish. It's full of veggies and chicken, and loaded with flavor. A quick fix for a long day. If desired, top with shredded cheese and tortilla chips.

Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo

Rating: 4.44 stars
A winter time favorite at our house. We always have it for New Year's Day while we watch football! Serve with a tossed salad and corn bread.

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.34 stars
The perfect meal! Preparation Time: 20 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Reduced Fat French Toast

Rating: 4.09 stars
This is an easy variation on the basic French toast recipe, except it uses reduced fat substitutes! Serve with fruit or sugar-free maple syrup.

Inspiration and Ideas

Yakisoba Chicken

"Delicious! We added half a red pepper, snap peas, a little fresh ginger, and some red pepper flakes. Loved the spice!" – Cookiebeast

Chicken Pasta I

Rating: 4.21 stars

A wonderful change in light eating with pasta, chicken and vegetables. It is very low in fat and calories, but tastes delicious. Use your favorite pasta - we use mostaccioli pasta. Add some of your favorite veggies, if desired.