Comfort Food Recipes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.