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Diabetic Recipes

Think diabetic recipes are bland? Think again. All of our diabetes-friendly recipes meet dietary guidelines for people with diabetes and are taste-approved through the Better Homes and GardensĀ® Test Kitchen. Plus, every recipe is carb counted for you so you can enjoy a healthy and delicious meal with confidence. Having diabetes doesn't equal deprivation and our recipes taste so good, your family and friends will love them too. Yum!

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Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes...
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes only minutes to make a delicious, healthy meal. Find easy recipes for 10-minute breakfasts, 15-minute lunches, and 20-minute dinners!
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate...
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious diabetes meal planning. Dinner has never been so easy!
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken...
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken thighs to shred, then use the meat to make three deliciously different recipes for a total of nine convenient diabetes-friendly meals!
We make grabbing a healthy snack easy! Get 23 quick, light, and...
We make grabbing a healthy snack easy! Get 23 quick, light, and delicious diabetic snack ideas so you're prepared when hunger strikes.

Most Popular Diabetic Recipes

Frozen Pop and Ice Pop Recipes
When you’re looking to beat the heat, nothing’s...
When you’re looking to beat the heat, nothing’s better than a cold treat. Instead of reaching for high-fat, high-carb ice cream sundaes or bars, pick one of these light and pleasing options. With our simple, delicious frozen pop recipes, you can sit back, relax, and cool down with a guilt-free diabetic dessert. 
Spanish Rice
Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you need to...
Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you need to cut rice out of your diet. Instead of starchy white rice, opt for a whole grain rice such as brown rice, which is rich in vitamin B and antioxidants. Our diabetes-friendly rice recipes can help you maintain a healthy eating plan that tastes great, too. 
With gardens and markets overflowing with ripe fruits and...
With gardens and markets overflowing with ripe fruits and veggies, summer is the easiest season to eat healthfully. Whether you want to grill out with friends or cool off with a frozen treat, these summer-fresh recipes will let you enjoy summer's bounty and feel good — all season long.
The benefits of kale are no secret: The leafy green superfood is...
The benefits of kale are no secret: The leafy green superfood is loaded with phytonutrients, which can help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, and even diabetes. Learning how to cook kale is an easy way to give your immune system a quick boost. Whether you make kale chips or kale salads, our kale recipes will add flavor and antioxidants to your healthy eating plan.
There are so many ways to enjoy a refreshing chicken salad....
There are so many ways to enjoy a refreshing chicken salad. Whether you like hearty chicken salad sandwiches or just a simple salad with chicken, we've gathered a variety of diabetes-friendly recipes that pair the lean protein with light ingredients and lots of veggies. Check out our best chicken salad recipes that work for lunch or dinner.
Nothing says delicious and convenient like a fast, fresh, and...
Nothing says delicious and convenient like a fast, fresh, and easy pasta salad. And with so many variations—we have diabetes-friendly recipes for hot and cold pasta salads, meatless and chicken pasta salads—it’s a foolproof main dish or side dish to bring to any backyard barbecue or potluck.

Low-Carb Recipes

Sometimes it seems like meeting a list of dietary requirements...
Sometimes it seems like meeting a list of dietary requirements is an impossible task. Not so! Our selection of delicious vegetarian low-carb recipes will keep your diabetes on track and your taste buds happy from breakfast to dessert. 
Eating low-carb just got easier thanks to our favorite side...
Eating low-carb just got easier thanks to our favorite side dishes, which have 20 grams of carb or less per serving. Enjoy these mouthwatering accompaniments with your favorite entrées as part of your diabetic diet.
Slow cookers are the ultimate convenience, simmering foods to...
Slow cookers are the ultimate convenience, simmering foods to perfection for hours at a slow and steady rate. These low-carb meals (all with 35 grams of carb or less per serving!) allow you to save time and enjoy the foods you love with half the carbs! 
If your next meal seems hours away, choose one of these diabetic...
If your next meal seems hours away, choose one of these diabetic snacks to ease those hunger pains. A cinch to put together, each snack idea has 15-20 grams of carb per serving.

Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes

Strawberry Pie Recipe
Strawberries are not only delicious and beautiful—they...
Strawberries are not only delicious and beautiful—they’re brimming with health benefits, too. The high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber in strawberries make them a great fit for a diabetic diet. We collected our best recipes featuring the ruby red power food, whether it’s blended into smoothies, tossed into a salad, or baked into a tart. 
We look for any excuse to incorporate juicy, antioxidant-rich...
We look for any excuse to incorporate juicy, antioxidant-rich blueberries into our breakfasts, desserts, and snacks. Whether fresh or frozen, the tiny-but-mighty fruits are delicious tossed into your cereal or yogurt, blended into healthy smoothies, or baked into muffins, cakes, and bars. Here are our best diabetic recipes featuring one of the sweetest power foods: blueberries.
No need to preheat! Whether it’s hot outside or you just...
No need to preheat! Whether it’s hot outside or you just need a quick sweet treat, whip up one of these diabetes-friendly desserts without ever turning on the oven. Find recipes for no-bake cheesecakes, simple cereal cookies, and refreshing fruit desserts that are delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make!
With their hidden calories and carbs, items at bake sales can be...
With their hidden calories and carbs, items at bake sales can be bad news for people with diabetes. Whether you’re organizing a bake sale of your own or just doing some baking, try these diabetes-friendly desserts and snacks. Customers won’t be able to resist our lighter versions of bake sale favorites wrapped up in festive packaging for a new look on the sale table.