Best Diabetic Recipes: Dinner for Two

Tasty diabetic recipes when you're cooking for two people, or even for one, can be hard to find. We have healthy dinner ideas with main dish, side dish, and dessert recipes created specifically for a dinner for two.

Chicken Skewers with Peach Salsa

Fresh salsa paired with right-off-the-grill chicken skewers makes a perfect low-carb combo with only 1 gram of fat.

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Green Beans with Cilantro

Cilantro gives these garden-fresh beans a flavor boost without adding calories or carbs. Pair with beef, pork, poultry, or even tofu for a perfect dinner for two.

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Seared Scallops with Mint Pesto

For a light meal that's quick and easy, plus stuffed with taste, try this impressive dish with 23 grams of protein in each serving.

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Apricot Yogurt Delight

Finish off any dinner for two with this effortless dessert. It has just four ingredients, so you can whip up this refreshing treat in minutes.

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Southwestern Skirt Steak

A fresh cilantro-and-citrus marinade prepares this skirt steak for perfection. Serve with a side of grilled veggies to complete this easy meal.

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Cucumber Radish Slaw

The nonstarchy veggies drizzled with light vinaigrette makes a refreshing salad that partners perfectly with grilled steak or chops.

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Grilled Fajita Burgers

This south-of-the-border spin on an American classic leaves taste buds craving more. Serving the patties on tostada shells instead of buns keeps this dish low in carbs.

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Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Craving a side of fries with your dinner? Opt for sweet potato wedges. They are rich in vitamin A, an antioxidant, and give a unique spin to any meal.

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Grilled Tuna with Sweet 'n' Heat Salsa

Topping heart-healthy fish with a sweet watermelon salsa is a delicious, low-carb option that adds flavor and pizzazz to this easy meal for two.

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Garden Fresh Quinoa

What is quinoa (keen-wah)? This grainlike seed is a relative to leafy greens that's a complete source of protein, high in fiber, and gluten free. Quinoa is a great substitute for rice or potatoes and can be found in the health section of your supermarket.

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Ultimate Spaghetti and Meatballs

Toss mushrooms, onion, sweet pepper, and purchased turkey meatballs into a small slow cooker before work, and you'll have ultimate flavor waiting for you when you get home. All you have to do is cook the spaghetti and put on the toppings!

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Slow Cooked Beef with Carrots and Cabbage

Pot roast and veggies make for comfort-food perfection. While beef keeps the carb count low, folate-rich cabbage and fiber-rich carrots add color to this slow cooker favorite that is perfectly portioned for two.

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Wine-Glazed Steak

Dress up sirloin with red wine, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, and honey for a quick-cooking steak rich in flavor with only 11 grams of carb.

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Lemon and Parmesan Fish

This dinner for two uses citrusy lemon peel to amp up the flavor of these crunchy fish fillets with only 7 grams of fat and less than 200 calories.

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Pita Chips and Strawberry Spread

Top baked pita chips with this fruity spread for a quick and delicious dessert or snack. Fresh orange flavors give an extra kick to the easy treat.

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Garlic Steaks with Nectarine Relish

This recipe for two can be grilled outdoors or inside for an easy, low-carb meal. Savory steaks partnered with a fruit relish create a luscious dinner with tantalizing aromas and flavors.

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Berry Cheesecake Dessert

Rich and creamy, this cheesecake-like treat gets its flavor from fat-free cream cheese and low-fat ricotta. Pair it with seasonal berries and you have a perfect dessert for two without the temptation of an entire cheesecake.

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Chicken Cutlets with Fennel and Capers

Mediterranean-inspired cutlets get an added crunch from fennel, which is high in vitamin C and fiber. Pair with a leafy green salad for a healthy dinner you'll love.

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Apple-Cranberry Cobbler

With this super yummy, no-leftovers cobbler, you won't be tempted to eat more than one serving. Plus, the fruit combo is low in fat and boasts fewer than 150 calories.

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Lamb Chops with Grape-Balsamic Sauce

These chops might look like they take hours to make, but you can cook this meal for two in less than 20 minutes!

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Roasted Beets and Shallots

Want to try a new recipe for dinner? Fiber-rich beets are a good addition to any meat dish, plus they're low in carbs and taste scrumptious when mixed with shallots and olive oil.

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Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Pesto puts this restaurant-worthy dinner salad over the top. Zucchini, tomato, sweet pepper, and broccoli add color, vitamins, and crunch.

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Tiramisu Bites

Working these decadent tiramisu bites into your diabetes meal plan is almost effortless -- 22 grams of carb never tasted so good!

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Cilantro Chicken with Peanuts

Serve this Asian-inspired dinner recipe for two any night of the week. To keep carbs low, spoon the chicken stir-fry over shredded Chinese cabbage instead of rice.

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Roasted Mango with Coconut Topping

A sweet and easy finish to any meal, this roasted mango dessert is made with four ingredients and is only 89 calories per serving.

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Petite Tenderloin with Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

For a diabetes-friendly date-night dinner, serve mashed sweet potatoes as a side to juicy filet mignon. You won’t believe this restaurant-worthy meal has just 24 grams of carb per serving.

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Chocolate Meringues with Chocolate Topper and Raspberries

Impress the chocolate-lover in your life with these light as air meringues featuring a favorite flavor combination that is low in fat and calories.

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