Diabetic Recipes

Diabetic-friendly cakes, cookies, and more low-sugar desserts, plus dinner ideas. See more than 520 recipes for diabetics, tested and reviewed by home cooks.

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Roasted Cauliflower "Rice"

Rating: 4.48 stars
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Cauliflower rice is a great low-calorie dish to have in your arsenal especially if you are eating low-carb. Super low in carbs, yet such a satisfying dish you will forget it's made from a vegetable and not a grain. There are two reasons I opted for roasted riced cauliflower in place of sauteed: 1) more flavor and 2) better texture.

Zucchini-Tomato Saute

Rating: 4.17 stars
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Sooo easy to make and double or triple if needed. Serve as the main meal with a salad and crusty bread, or as a side dish.

The Best Dry-Roasted Chickpea Recipe

Rating: 4.61 stars
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This is a tasty, crunchy snack and you can customize your seasoning based on your preferences. Dry-roasting is the key. Enjoy!

Steel-Cut Oats and Quinoa Breakfast

Rating: 5 stars
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The best make-ahead breakfast! Full of fiber and protein will keep you full all morning. Keeps in the fridge for up to a week.

Meyer Lemon Avocado Toast

Rating: 4.78 stars
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I like to use this recipe when I have a ripe avocado that I don't want to waste. It is absolutely delicious and a wonderful source of fiber and fatty acids. Feel free to get creative with the ingredients! Substitute cilantro with mint or parsley, or chia seeds with sesame or poppy seeds.

Sugar Free Blueberry Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.59 stars
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A fabulous blueberry coffee cake with a crumb topping. This recipe is one from a local B&B that I replaced all the sugar with substitutes because I have diabetes. I have received all praise and 'I can't believe it is sugar free.' The sugar can be put back in if you want. Either way it is wonderful.

Sugar-Free Frosting

Rating: 4.36 stars
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Versatile cream cheese frosting flavored with sugar-free instant pudding. It will frost one 9x13 or one 2 layer cake. Use any flavor of pudding mix.

Mexican-Inspired Fruit Salad

Rating: 4 stars
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Pineapple, cucumber, and mango are mixed with lemon juice and chile powder with lime in this quick and spicy, Mexican-inspired fruit salad.

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.74 stars
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My mother-in-law gave me this quick and easy recipe for the sweetest, tastiest corn cobs!

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.62 stars
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This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space. I freeze the corn on the cob in plastic bags, and remove a single ear of frozen corn in the cold winter months to have the sweet taste of summer corn throughout the year!

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.34 stars
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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.

Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Rating: 4.57 stars
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Crispy fried plantains. A plantain is a very firm banana. Serve as side dish with your meal or as appetizers.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Yakisoba Chicken

"This is the first yakisoba recipe I have ever tried to make, and it turned out exceptionally well!" – Maggie

Fresh Strawberry Granita

Rating: 4.83 stars
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You can make and serve this gorgeous Italian frozen iced dessert anytime, but it's really best enjoyed during the summer months. Not only is it cold and delicious, but it forces you to stick your hot, sweaty face in the freezer four or five times to stir. The technique of using a fork several times to mix the freezing granita results in perfect icy crystals.