Comfort Food Recipes

Comfort foods live up to their name, dishing up warmth and good memories with their familiar hearty flavors. We've given your favorite comfort food recipes for fall and winter a healthy makeover, so they still have all of the good taste you remember but with fewer carbs, calories, and fat.

Hearty Ham and Potato Soup

Warm up a chilly fall or winter day with this creamy soup with a low-carb secret: To save calories and carbs, our recipe uses cauliflower to thicken the base.

View the Recipe

Warm Cinnamon-Spiced Cake

A secret ingredient -- pureed cantaloupe -- makes this warm, nutty diabetic cake moist while also cutting fat. Serve it for a scrumptious diabetic breakfast or low-calorie dessert.

View the Recipe

Crispy Chicken Pot Pies

Our take on this classic comfort food has a crisp, buttery phyllo lattice topper. We made the savory pie more healthful by using chicken breast instead of dark meat.

View the Recipe

Low-Carb Scalloped Root Vegetables

Thinly sliced celery root and parsnips are baked with milk, butter, and Parmesan cheese. Make it part of a diabetic meal by serving the low-carb side dish with a salad or lean meat.

View the Recipe

Apple Puffed Oven Pancake

One of our most popular pins on Pinterest, this diabetic breakfast recipe is delicious and easy. Caramel and apple are an especially pleasing duo during cold months, which means this low-carb pancake is bound to be a comfort food favorite.

View the Recipe

Breaded Chicken Strips and Sweet Potato Fries

You don't have to forgo fried chicken just because you're following a diabetic diet. With the help of cornflakes, this recipe crisps chicken in the oven rather than in a skillet or deep-fat fryer, cutting down on calories and fat. On the side, enjoy equally tempting oven-baked sweet potato "fries."

View the Recipe

Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A surefire dinner favorite, these slow cooker mashed potatoes are lightened with reduced-sodium chicken broth and fat-free milk. Garlic, chives, and a bay leaf give this diabetic side dish its incredible flavor.

View the Recipe

Italian Pot Roast

Enlist the help of a slow cooker to create our savory Italian-inspired pot roast. With minimal effort, you'll enjoy saucy beef, carrots, and onions over a bed of penne pasta.

View the Recipe

Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Warm, gooey mac and cheese isn't just for the kids. Not one, not two, not three, but four cheeses go into this diabetes-friendly version of the creamy comfort food classic. It's truly a wonder the cheesy dish contains merely 31 grams of carb per serving.

View the Recipe

Traditional Pumpkin Pie

We asked our fans on Facebook to vote for their favorite holiday pie, and it's no wonder the classic pumpkin pie won by a landslide. Try our version and taste the trio of inviting flavors -- cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg -- that perfectly accents the creamy pureed pumpkin. Serve with a dollop of light whipped dessert topping.

View the Recipe

Pumpkin Chicken Lentil Chili

What could be better than combining fall's favorite flavor with its favorite soup? Pumpkin and chili work so well together, you'll wonder why you didn't always make the classic soup this way.

View the Recipe

Red Velvet Cake Balls

There aren’t many diabetic desserts that are as indulgent as our red velvet cake balls. Frosting and cake crumbles combine to form these decadent treats that are remarkably low in calories. Drizzle or dunk in melted vanilla-flavor candy coating for a sweet finishing touch.

View the Recipe

Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

We've adjusted that winning combination you remember from childhood to suit a grown-up's healthy eating plan. Unlike old times, you can dunk these cheesy melts into a bowl of sweet tomato soup for only 29 grams of carb.

View the Recipe

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Looking for a go-to diabetic dessert recipe? You can't go wrong with the winning combination of peanut butter and chocolate! Our low-carb brownie recipe tastes great when made with a sugar substitute. Make it a gluten-free diabetic dessert by following our flour-substitute tips.

View the Recipe

Chicken and Sweet Pepper Linguine Alfredo

Tender chicken strips, light and creamy Alfredo sauce, and finely shredded cheese make this diabetic pasta recipe irresistibly rich. Add tasty nutrients in the form of red sweet pepper and zucchini slices.

View the Recipe

Thin-Crust Pepperoni and Vegetable Pizza

Treat yourself to pizza tonight with this cheesy, low-carb recipe. Whole grain tortillas serve as the ultra-thin crust, while onions, mushrooms, and pepperoni make up the healthy toppings.

View the Recipe

Cheesy Sweet Pepper-Green Onion Quesadillas

These low-calorie, cheesy pockets are studded with a trio of peppers -- chipotle chile pepper, red sweet pepper, and jalepeno -- and have only 12 grams of carb. Top with avocado slices, if desired.

View the Recipe

Garlic Cashew Chicken Casserole

Make authentic-tasting cashew chicken in the form of a casserole using our Asian-inspired diabetic dinner recipe. Top the dish with chow mein noodles and cashews for the perfect amount of crunch.

View the Recipe

French Beef Stew Au Pistou

There's nothing like coming home to a bowl of piping-hot beef stew with chunks of carrots, potatoes, and onion. Enjoy this French-inspired hearty stew for only 35 grams of carb -- perfect for maintaining a healthy eating plan.

View the Recipe

Mediterranean Meat Loaf

Make a hearty meat loaf in the style of the Mediterranean. Thanks to feta cheese, dried tomatoes, and garlic, our recipe packs big flavor while containing just 10 grams of carb per serving.

View the Recipe

Vegetable Lasagna

You won't miss the meat (or the calories) in this tasty, low-carb lasagna recipe. A sprinkling of chopped tomatoes adds fresh, tart flavor. To cut more calories, use a jar of light pasta sauce.

View the Recipe

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna packed in water is a smart buy when you're shopping with your health in mind. A 3-ounce serving of water-pack tuna contains only a trace of fat, while the same amount of oil-pack tuna has 7 grams. Use it in this hearty diabetic casserole!

View the Recipe

Versatile Saucy Meatballs

You can give this hearty sauce an Italian, Mexican, or Cajun spin, depending on the seasoning and type of tomatoes you use. Spooning the sauce over spaghetti squash instead of pasta helps keep the dish low in carbohydrate.

View the Recipe

Chicken and Cornmeal Dumplings

You'll feel like you're indulging when you eat this plateful of Southern comfort, but using reduced-sodium chicken broth and fat-free milk helps make the easy diabetic recipe a healthy dinner choice.

View the Recipe

Hash Brown Potato Cakes

Form shredded potatoes into patties and season with thyme for a perfect diabetic breakfast or low-carb side dish. 

View the Recipe

Diabetic Living Video

Comments

Loading comments...
Special Offer!