10 Easy Dinner Recipes for People With Diabetes
Hot Glazed Pork Chops with Arugula and Walnut Salad
Try this recipe: Hot Glazed Pork Chops with Arugula and Walnut Salad
This succulent pork adds a helping of lean protein to a fiber-rich salad chock full of walnuts and crispy croutons.
Ingredients: orange marmalade, Dijon mustard, hot pepper sauce, boneless pork chops, olive oil, salt, black pepper, arugula, chopped walnuts, reduced-fat oil and vinegar dressing, whole-wheat croutons
Mustard-Crusted Snapper with Tomato and Mint Barley
Try this recipe: Mustard-Crusted Snapper with Tomato and Mint Barley
If you have a hard time finding snapper, you can sub in nearly any fish fillet, like tilapia or sole.
Ingredients: Dijon mustard, grainy mustard, ground cumin, honey, snapper fillets, quick-cooking pearl barley, olive oil, diced onion, diced tomato, fresh mint, salt, black pepper
Shrimp and Mushroom Pizza
Try this recipe: Shrimp and Mushroom Pizza
Pizza is great, and it's even better topped with a shrimp-and-arugula salad.
Ingredients: whole-wheat pizza base, tomatoes, reduced-fat Swiss cheese, button mushrooms, green bell pepper, large shrimp, dried oregano, lemon juice, black pepper, baby arugula
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Try this recipe: Spaghetti and Meatballs
The classic combo of spaghetti and meatballs gets a healthy upgrade with lean bison meat. Feel free to swap the iceberg lettuce with any other green for an extra punch of nutrients.
Ingredients: multigrain bread, ground buffalo, garlic, dried sage, onion, eggs, salt, black pepper, olive oil, low-sodium pasta sauce, whole-wheat spaghetti, iceberg lettuce, reduced-fat oil and vinegar dressing
Ham, Pepper, and Pineapple Broiler Packet
Try this recipe: Ham, Pepper, and Pineapple Broiler Packet
This easy dish needs little more than four minutes in the broiler to simmer in it's own juices before it's ready to eat.
Ingredients: extra-lean diced ham, green bell pepper, frozen pineapple cubes, canola oil, pre-cooked whole-grain rice, green onion, garlic salt
Knife and Fork Turkey-Corn Tortillas
Try this recipe: Knife and Fork Turkey-Corn Tortillas
Turkey may be a leaner meat, but these tortillas are still packed with all the usual Mexican flavors.
Ingredients: lean ground turkey, frozen corn, ground cumin, medium picante sauce, cilantro, corn tortillas, romaine lettuce, reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, lime
Mexican Shrimp With Lime
Try this recipe: Mexican Shrimp with Lime
The flavors on this Mexican-inspired shrimp may be simple, but that doesn't make them any less bold.
Ingredients: onion, raw shrimp, light butter, chili powder, ground cumin, lemon pepper seasoning, fresh cilantro, lime
Sirloin Strips with Blue Cheese Rotini
Try this recipe: Sirloin Strips with Blue Cheese Rotini
Juicy strips of top sirloin make this healthier pasta dish super filling and abundantly tasty.
Ingredients: whole-grain rotini, canola oil, top sirloin steak, reduced-fat blue cheese, green onion, dried rosemary, salt, black pepper
Sriracha-Roasted Pork with Sweet Potatoes
Try this recipe: Sriracha-Roasted Pork with Sweet Potatoes
With just four ingredients, this tasty dish takes just 10 minutes of prep work for a quick-and-easy weeknight meal.
Ingredients: pork tenderloin, sweet potatoes, honey, sriracha
Try this recipe: Crab Cake
Try them as a quick snack or a hearty lunch, because at just 100 calories, these lighter crab cakes are as versatile as they are delicious.
Ingredients: lump crabmeat, Dijon mustard, margarine, egg, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, Tabasco sauce, bread crumbs, lemon wedges
Recipes excerpted from the American Diabetes Association's The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook ©2018, The Complete Month of Meals Collection ©2017, Designed for One ©2017, and The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition ©2016 by Nancy S. Hughes. Available at ShopDiabetes.org, in bookstores, or by calling 1-800-232-6733.