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High-Fiber Recipes

Keeping an eye on carbs is important for everyone living with diabetes. Fiber, a type of carbohydrate, contributes no calories and doesn’t raise blood sugar. In fact, fiber is an excellent tool to help you control blood sugar levels—it makes you feel full and improves digestion. Here, we offer you a collection of delicious high-fiber recipes to incorporate into your healthy eating plan morning, noon, and night.

Crisp Chicken Parmesan

Fiber per serving: 6 grams

When comfort food is in demand, this high-fiber dish will satisfy your family while maintaining your healthy eating plan. You can even substitute eggplant for the chicken to please the vegetarians around your table.

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Oatmeal Brunch Casserole

Fiber per serving: 5 grams

Start your day with a hearty, nutritious meal. We baked this breakfast casserole for two with the warm fall flavors of vanilla, apple, and brown sugar.

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Turkey Reuben

Fiber per serving: 5 grams

Our diabetes-friendly version of this deli classic has just 38 grams of carb per serving and is a fantastic source of fiber and lean protein. Serve with a side salad for a delicious addition to your healthy meal plan.

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Meatless Burritos

Fiber per serving: 6 grams

These low-fat vegetarian burritos will be a hit with everyone around your table. They contain all the Mexican flavors you love and are so low in calories that you can save room for our Strawberry-Mint-Mango Granita

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Hearty Chicken and Bean Casserole

Fiber per serving: 10 grams

Our high-fiber version of French cassoulet features a colorful mixture of veggies with satisfying chicken and sausage. Perfect for a budget-friendly dinner, this diabetic recipe is even easier to make using canned beans instead of dry.

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Black Beans and Avocado on Quinoa

Fiber per serving: 9 grams

This zesty salad features five power foods that you feel good eating and serving your family: high-fiber beans, protein-loaded quinoa, heart-healthy avocado, antioxidant-rich tomatoes, and super spinach. 

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Maple-Apple Drenched French Toast

Fiber per serving: 7 grams

Our high-fiber French toast recipe calls for whole grain baguette slices so you can savor a special brunch while maintaining your healthy meal plan. Crunchy pecans and homemade maple-apple topping put the final mouthwatering touch on this breakfast with only 35 grams of carb per serving.

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Grilled Jamaican Jerk Fish Wraps

Fiber per serving: 11 grams

Don’t settle for the same old barbecue fare this summer. Sweet meets spicy in our colorful, low-carb grilled tacos recipe. Serve with our low-calorie Jicama Coleslaw for a complete diabetes-friendly meal.

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Shrimp Tabbouleh Salad

Fiber per serving: 11 grams

Zesty lemon and fragrant cilantro combine with tabbouleh wheat in this diabetes-friendly salad recipe. Add shrimp or bay scallops and scoop the mixture onto crisp lettuce leaves for a no-cook dish with only 4 grams of fat per serving.

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Layered Southwestern Salad with Tortilla Strips

Fiber per serving: 9 grams

Looking for a low-carb one-dish dinner? Perfect for potlucks or quick weeknight meals, this festive layered dish is full of color, flavor, and fiber.

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Mixed-Grain Muesli

Fiber per serving: 5 grams

This low-calorie, fiber-rich breakfast includes a trio of whole grains—steel-cut oats, quick-cooking barley, and cracked wheat—and is brimming with nuts and fruit.

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Cajun Shrimp with Mango-Edamame Salsa

Fiber per serving: 6 grams

Wow your guests with this fiber-rich seafood dinner featuring homemade Cajun seasoning and salsa. We pan-fried our shrimp, but you could make the low-carb meal on the grill instead.

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Kickin’ Hot Chili

Fiber per serving: 7 grams

Just the ticket for game day or any day, this spicy, low-carb slow cooker chili is loaded with veggies, kidney beans, and lean ground beef.

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Greek Lamb Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Fiber per serving: 11 grams

In this Greek-inspired, high-fiber meal, we tossed fresh spinach with chickpeas, savory lamb, and our lighter version of tangy tzatziki sauce.

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Curried Chicken Salad Wraps

Fiber per serving: 9 grams

Curried chicken is the star of these high-fiber, seven-ingredient wraps. The quick, healthy recipe can be made up to a day ahead of time and has just 5 grams of fat and 18 grams of carb per serving.

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Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Lentil Stew

Fiber per serving: 10 grams

Cumin, coriander, and a dash of cinnamon give this slow cooker chicken soup its exotic flavor. The low-carb, Moroccan-inspired stew packs a hefty fiber punch and a whopping 32 grams of protein per serving.

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Apricot-Spinach Salad

Fiber per serving: 8 grams

This make-ahead, low-calorie salad is loaded with nutrients thanks to spinach and sweet peppers. Toss with our homemade salad dressing featuring ginger, soy sauce, and apricot nectar to serve.

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Italian Beans with Pesto

Fiber per serving: 11 grams

Looking for something less mundane and more nutritious than your typical brown bag lunch? This fiber-rich meal can be made up to three days ahead of time and served either as a wrap or atop your favorite salad greens.

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Stack It Up Chicken Salad

Fiber per serving: 5 grams

If 5 grams of fiber doesn’t set this chicken salad apart, its unique layered presentation does. Cabbage, pineapple, and homemade peanut butter dressing put a Thai twist on the healthy dish.

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Hearty Pork-Beer Stew

Fiber per serving: 5 grams

Warm your home with this savory slow cooker stew. We added lots of fiber-rich fruits and veggies to keep you satisfied for just 4 grams of fat and 27 grams of carb per serving.

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Nutty Orzo and Vegetables

Fiber per serving: 12 grams

A sprinkling of toasted cashews adds marvelous flavor and satisfying protein to this unique pasta recipe. Frozen veggies and bottled sauce make this a quick and easy weeknight meal.

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Caribbean-Style Pork Stew

Fiber per serving: 6 grams

Fiber-rich plaintain is this recipe’s power ingredient. Use frozen veggies to make quick work of preparing the stir-fry-inspired soup.

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Broccoli Rabe over Polenta

Fiber per serving: 11 grams

Broccoli’s delicate cousin, rabe, is the centerpiece of this beautiful diabetic recipe. Combine it with colorful vegetables and serve over soft polenta with a sprinkling of pine nuts.

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Sausage-Mushroom Breakfast Casserole

Fiber per serving: 5 grams

Whip up this high-fiber casserole the night before, and pop it in the oven the next morning. Use turkey sausage and reduced-fat cheese to lighten up the low-carb recipe.

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