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Diabetic Gluten-Free Recipes

Going gluten-free doesn't have to mean sacrificing your favorite dishes. These tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are smart choices for a diabetic and gluten-free diet. Note: Our recipes are designed to be prepared with gluten-free ingredients and may be suitable for people who live with celiac disease. Check the ingredients lists on foods you use in these recipes to ensure they do not contain gluten.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles

This breakfast classic gets a gluten-free twist and boasts just 26 grams of carb for two waffles. Plus, with pumpkin mixed into the batter, they make a great weekend treat.

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Huevos Rancheros Tacos

Wrap spicy eggs and beans in a blanket of warm corn tortillas for a protein-packed morning meal or south-of-the-border style dinner or lunch.

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Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

Skip the fries and bake low-fat wedges of sweet potatoes for a healthier snack or side dish that boasts sweet and spicy flavors to satisfy your cravings.

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Gluten-Free Strawberry Breakfast Bars

Always running late? Bake these carb-friendly fruit bars ahead of time for a quick breakfast instead of stopping at the local bakery or cafe.  

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Clementine-Arugula Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

With only 110 calories and 14 grams of carb per serving, this light and citrusy salad is a perfect gluten-free option when entertaining a crowd.

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Gluten-Free Lemon-Blueberry Donuts

This too-good-to-be-true recipe trims doughnuts down to just 19 grams of carb apiece. They're also lower in fat and cholesterol, so you can enjoy the occasional doughnut guilt-free.

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Art Smith's Shrimp & Tomato Oatmeal Risotto

Art Smith uses gluten-free steel-cut oats as the base of this risotto, which cuts carbs to just 22 grams per serving. Vegetables and shrimp add contrast to the thick, creamy oatmeal for a great balance of flavor and texture. 

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Sweet Orange Chicken Over Kale

Orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard create a zesty blend of flavors for this heart-healthy chicken recipe served on a bed of sauteed kale, mushrooms, and sweet peppers.

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Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

By replacing flour with gluten-free products and whey powder, food blogger Carolyn Ketchum crafts a tasty and filling zucchini bread that's also diabetes-friendly.

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Grilled Squash and Manchego Quesadillas with Nectarine-Tomato Salsa

Take quesadillas to the next level with these gourmet-inspired appetizers. Plus, you can enjoy this flavorful recipe for fewer than 200 calories and 25 grams of carb per serving.

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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Crunch Cereal

Have you been missing your favorite breakfast cereals? Good news! Food blogger Carolyn Ketchum has the solution: Make your own by replacing traditional ingredients with gluten-free flour and flaxseed meal for cinnamon-spiced cereal that's packed with fiber.

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Chicken Breasts with Lemon-Thyme Cream

A little spice goes a long way. Thyme and zesty lemon give a flavor boost to chicken breasts, while a creamy reduced-fat sauce adds a decadent touch without the calories.

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Apple Creme Brulees

After a trip to the apple orchard, use your bounty in these mouthwatering creme brulees. Adding caramelized sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom gives them an autumn-inspired flavor, while fat-free milk and low-fat Greek yogurt keep them on the lighter side.

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Cocoa Roasted Pork with Wilted Kale

Eating gluten-free can cut iron, calcium, or vitamins out of one's diet. Try this tender pork and heart-healthy kale to get those essential nutrients in a delicious, low-carb meal.

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Coconut-Almond Frozen Greek Yogurt with Hot Chocolate Drizzle

Swap ice cream for rich and creamy frozen Greek yogurt and you'll never go back. Add toasted coconut and almonds, plus a rich, gooey chocolate sauce, to build a lighter yet equally delicious sundae.

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Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Orange Asparagus

The unique pairing of orange and balsamic vinegar creates a zesty blend of flavors that takes chicken from bland to brilliant. Bonus: This tasty meal boasts just 8 grams of carb!

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Lemon Meringue Tarts

Top each tart with a light cream cheese spread, a spoonful of lemon curd, and a handful of ripe blackberries for a balance of sweet and tart flavors in a diabetic dessert worth sharing.

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Creamy Edamame Veggie Soup

With just 8 grams of carb per serving, this superfood-packed soup features trendy and protein-packed edamame that will impress your guests.

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Sauteed Pork Chops with Apples

This mouthwatering, gluten-free recipe for sauteed pork chops with apples is so simple, you can make it tonight!

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Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

When baking these must-try brownies, use the gluten-free mix. You'll enjoy a rich-tasting dessert for only about 150 calories per serving.

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is similar to a grain but doesn't contain gluten. It brings delicious substance to this restaurant-quality salad.

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Mediterranean Salmon Spread

These yummy salmon-spiked appetizers prove that going gluten-free is anything but boring. Serve the savory snacks at your next get-together.

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Chicken with Caribbean Salsa

Spruce up chicken with this company-special Caribbean salsa. The tropical flavors will have you dreaming of sandy beaches and warm waters. With less than 300 calories per serving, it's a savory and smart choice for a diabetic and gluten-free diet.

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Hazelnut Coffee Cake

Friends and family will gush over this luscious sour cream breakfast bread that's spiced up with cinnamon and hazelnut. Use gluten-free baking mix and serve this delight for brunch or as an after-dinner treat.

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Turkey Spinach Salad with Beets

Resist the drive-through and pack this tasty turkey and spinach salad for lunch. Blueberries and goat cheese add a touch of sophistication to the spinach salad, while orange juice, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil combine for an amazingly easy and gluten-free dressing.

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Shrimp Kabobs with Lemon Marinade

These low-carb, gluten-free kabobs boast tons of flavor. Skewering the shrimp and cut vegetables makes for easy, even grilling.

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Autumn Fruit Salad

Simple and sweet, these honey-kissed pears are equally delicious as a gluten-free side to a savory main dish or as a festive finish to a hearty meal.

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Avocado and Pumpkin Salsa

Combine canned pumpkin with a handful of veggies and a dash of seasonings for an easy spin on salsa. Serve the low-fat side with gluten-free tortilla chips or over grilled chicken breasts.

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Green Beans with Bacon and Walnuts

Make these beans your go-to side dish! Bacon brings out the flavor in fresh green beans while providing a low-carb, gluten-free side that pairs perfectly with beef, chicken, or pork.

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Red Beans and Rice with Chicken

Save time by using one of the precooked cups of Minute Ready to Serve! Brown Rice and a can of Eden Organic No Salt Added Red Beans -- dinner will be ready in 20 minutes! Both products are great gluten-free options.

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Savor fall flavor with an autumn-inspired snack. Coated in a sweet-and-savory mix of sugar, salt, and spices, these toasted pumpkin seeds are a flavorful, gluten-free option for the midday munchies.

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Tomatoey Shrimp and Polenta

The polenta in this gluten-free main dish is made with yellow cornmeal. The dinner dish gets a flavor boost from minced garlic and diced tomatoes with chiles.

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Honeydew-Mojito Sherbet

Mint and lime complement the honeydew and yogurt in this healthy, gluten-free frozen dessert. Enjoying the 100-calorie dessert will also give you a quick boost of vitamin C.

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Kettle-Style Caramel Corn

Treat your sweet tooth with this baked take on kettle corn. This diabetic snack has less than 100 calories per serving.

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Fruity-Limeade Slushy

The combination of frozen berries and low-calorie drink mix results in a refreshing, low-sugar slushy that's bursting with deliciousness. Fresh lime boosts the berry flavor for a yummy, gluten-free dessert.

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

The lovely color, exceptional flavor, and creamy texture of this gluten-free pumpkin soup make a welcome treat, especially on chilly evenings.

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Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad

Devour this protein- and veggie-packed salad as your main dish for lunch or dinner. It's a great way to keep carbs low while getting in gluten-free vegetables and protein.

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Spicy Pork Tenderloin Green Chili

Say good-bye to boring chili -- tomatillos, chile peppers, lime juice, and cilantro give this pork tenderloin chili a south-of-the-border kick. Bonus: A cup of this gluten-free chili boasts 10 grams of fiber, 32 grams of protein, and only 26 grams of carb per serving.

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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Pumpkin gives new life to traditional mashed potatoes in this gluten-free recipe. Add a touch of fall to the dinner table by serving these low-fat potatoes in hollowed-out mini pumpkins.

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Cantaloupe-Tarragon Granita

Icy, fluffy, and refreshing, this delicious dessert is ready in 25 minutes. With just 45 calories and 11 grams of carb per serving, the guilt-free treat easily fits into your diabetes and gluten-free diet.

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Smoky Baked Beans

Baked beans are even better with bacon. This gluten-free recipe serves eight people; bring it to your next gathering and watch it disappear.

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Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew

Veggies, beef, and red wine simmer in this savory and satisfying gluten-free stew.

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Lemonade Shake-Ups

A couple tablespoons of a sugar substitute make this freshly squeezed lemonade a sweet treat to sip all season long.

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