To some, having diabetes means not eating your favourite sweets and having your right to sumptuous meals curtailed. But that is not really the case, since there are diabetic diet recipes that teach us the way to enjoy our favourite foods without the harmful ingredients that are detrimental to a person with diabetes. (Read more about Diabetes Symptoms)
Easy Diabetic Recipes
Green Onion and Sweet Pepper Quesadillas
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
4 pcs. whole-wheat flour tortillas
½ c red sweet peppers (chopped)
¼ c chopped green onions
½ tsp. adobo sauce
4 tsp. finely chopped jalapeño pepper
- Stir together in a small bowl the cream cheese and adobo sauce until smooth. Spread out one tortilla and spread half of it with the cream cheese and adobo mixture. Sprinkle it with chopped sweet pepper, green onions, and jalapeño, then fold over the unfilled side of the tortilla.
- Preheat over medium heat a large non-stick skillet. Cook the quesadillas for about 4 minutes or until golden and heated through. Don’t forget to turn it halfway through cooking. Makes 4 servings.
The next diabetic diet recipes are great for breakfast and lunch and even brunch. These refuel our body and satisfy our cravings and most specially can easily be cooked even by a newbie.
½ c basil leaves
4 cloves of garlic
3 tbsp. olive oil
½ c pine nuts
3 tbsp. parmesan cheese
8 ounces of spaghetti
Salt and pepper
- Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.
- Remove the basil leaves from the stems and wash it thoroughly.
- Toast some pine nuts and mince the garlic cloves.
- To make the spaghetti sauce, mix all the ingredients except for the spaghetti and puree it in a blender.
- Pour the sauce over hot spaghetti and serve immediately.
1/3 c cooked brown rice
1/3 c drained canned pinto, black, or red beans
1 ½ c shredded mixed greens of spinach
½ c chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp. chopped onions
1 tbsp. shredded carrot
1 tbsp. sliced pitted ripe olives
1 tbsp. salsa
1 tbsp. light dairy sour cream
- Layer rice and beans on a plate, top it with shredded greens, tomatoes, onion, carrot, olives, salsa, and sour cream. Garnish it with avocado slices then serve.
Here is another easy snack food for diabetics recipe that you can easily prepare within minutes.
8 baked scoop shape tortilla chips
2 tbsp. guacamole
¼ c chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1tbsp. thinly sliced green onions
- Toss together in a bowl the tomatoes, cheese, and green onions.
- Arrange the tortilla chips on a plate and spoon guacamole on each chip. Sprinkle the tomato, cheese, and onion mixture on top of the chips, then serve.
Diabetes meal plan does not need to be complicated, use what is available in your area and what is in season. With the given diabetic diet recipes above one can easily get through the initial transition of adopting a healthy diabetic diet.