Best of Chef Chris Smith's Diabetic Recipes

Diagnosed at age 24 with diabetes while studying at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Chris Smith, The Diabetic Chef, knows a thing or two about making delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes.
  • Chef Chris Smith: The Diabetic Chef

    If you've loved his recipes in Diabetic Living magazine through the years, then look no further. We've created a one-stop shop of the best recipes from The Diabetic Chef.

  • Pork Tenderloin with Brown Gravy and Mushrooms

    Savory pork and tender mushrooms drizzled with mouthwatering gravy make for an incredible low-fat meal with only 4 grams of carb per serving.

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  • Pork Scaloppini in White Wine Sauce

    Sage and rosemary spice up this tender meat dish that has only 220 calories and 8 grams of carb. Tip: Pound the meat to an even thickness for fast, consistent cooking, or ask the butcher to do this step for you to save time.

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  • Chive Spread

    Put a tasty twist on vegetables with this elegant but easy spread that comes together in minutes.

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  • Lemon-Glazed Trout

    Low in sodium and packed with protein, this lemon-glazed trout dish pairs perfectly with green veggies for a low-carb meal. Pair it with Sautéed Spinach, a vitamin-rich side dish that comes together in minutes.

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  • Sauteed Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar

    Always looking for new chicken dishes? Dinner is ready in a flash with this quick, family-friendly recipe. Loaded with flavor and low in calories, this diabetic recipe from Chef Chris is a keeper. Serve with a side of Sun-Dried Tomato-Barley Pilaf.

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  • Lemon-Sage Pork Salad

    Low-carb and low in fat, this restaurant-worthy salad combines lean pork tenderloin, avocado, and sage for a full-flavor combination. Drizzle with the homemade Red Hot Pepper Vinaigrette for a fabulous finishing touch.

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  • Sauteed Shrimp and Asparagus

    Served with Lemon Herbed Orzo Pasta, this protein-packed shrimp and vitamin-rich asparagus dish will leave you feeling satisfied.

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  • Grilled Vegetable Burrito

    Chock-full of veggies and bursting with flavor, these grilled burritos -- which feature a zesty Cilantro Pesto -- make a great, easy weeknight meal. Tip: Cut up the vegetables and prepare the pesto a day ahead and store in refrigerator until you're ready to grill and serve.

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  • Buffalo Vegetable Soup

    For a twist on vegetable-beef soup, try this version that features buffalo meat, or bison, which is very lean. Fresh vegetables and spices create an enticing aroma while keeping this soup low in calories.

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  • Baked Herb Salmon

    Full of flavor with only 2 grams of carb per serving, salmon easily adds essential omega-3 fatty acids into any meal.

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  • Roasted Leg of Lamb

    Comfort-food flavors get a gourmet twist by using lamb. Essential ingredients such as carrots, onions, and garlic make this a must-have recipe with only 8 grams of carb per serving.

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  • Blueberry Pudding

    For a low-fat dessert under 200 calories, treat your sweet tooth with this cornmeal pudding. Cinnamon and ginger bring out the flavor in the blueberries, creating a unique taste in this warm and comforting dessert.

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  • Skillet Squash

    Full of color and spice, green chiles heat up this twist on squash while keeping it low in carbs. Serve with pork, beef, or poultry.

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  • Skewered Zucchini and Yellow Squash

    Grilling zucchini and yellow squash instantly adds natural seasoning to these vitamin D-rich veggies. Tip: Leave the peel on to take full advantage of the nutrients.

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  • Salsa Chicken on a Stick

    Add some zest to your day by basting chicken with a spicy salsa. With only 2 grams of carb per serving, these skewers fit perfectly into a diabetes meal plan.

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  • Chili-Roasted Potatoes

    Spiced up with chili powder, these roasted potatoes get an added boost of flavor from onions. Tip: Choose smaller red potatoes to keep the carb count low.

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  • Turkey and Bean Chili

    Turkey breast keeps this chili to only 3 grams of fat per serving, while kidney beans give it a boost of 12 grams of fiber and 23 grams of protein per serving.

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  • Banana Brownie Skillet

    For a scrumptious, diabetes-friendly dessert, try Chef Chris's twist on brownies that tastes like a banana split.

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  • Collard Greens

    This side dish is a great way to add more to your meal while keeping it low-carb. Plus, it's rich in vitamins A and C.

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  • Shrimp and Grits

    Quick and easy, this best-of-Chef Chris dish pulls out all the stops on Southern cooking while still being diabetes-friendly.

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  • Baked Tomato and Okra

    Lima beans and crushed red pepper set this traditional Southern dish apart. With only 55 calories and 12 grams of carb per serving, it fits well with any meal plan.

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  • Peanut Butter Custards

    Enjoy this rich and silky dessert without guilt! So easy to make, this dessert will become a family favorite.

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  • She-Crab Soup

    Low in carb content and calories, this Carolina-inspired soup is delicious year-round with red caviar. For an impressive appetizer, serve it at your next dinner party.

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