No-Cook Diabetic Meals

What do you do when your stomach is rumbling but you just don't feel like cooking? Turn to these yummy no-cook meals! These easy recipes will satisfy and require only a little chopping, stirring, or mixing.

Glass Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

For an Asian-inspired meal that doesn't require a skillet, try this veggie-loaded dish you can make in minutes. High in fiber and featuring a sweet-and-spicy dressing made with peanut butter, honey, crushed pepper, and ginger, this no-cook noodle salad is sure to satisfy.

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Cold Cream of Cucumber Soup with Shrimp

A buttermilk-and-yogurt base gives this protein-loaded meal a creamy, smooth texture, while fresh garlic and cilantro provide the perfect complement to precooked shrimp. Garnish with toasted walnuts before serving.

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Tuna-Nectarine Salad with Bread Toasts

Ripe nectarines and toasted pecans liven up this protein-packed tuna salad. Our recipe requires only nine ingredients and uses fat-free Greek yogurt, low-fat buttermilk, and whole wheat sandwich thins for a meal that's both tasty and diabetes-friendly.

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Farro White Bean Cups

In just 25 minutes, throw together this fiber-rich recipe consisting of cannellini beans, farro, pistachios, and a mix of veggies. A good source of vitamin C, this meal requires nothing but slicing and dicing.

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Bulgur-Mango Salad

Mixed greens topped with bulgur, chickpeas, and red onion make for an easy and filling meal that's high in fiber and vitamin A. Tangy diced mango gives this salad a hint of the tropics, and a dressing with cinnamon, cumin, and cayenne pepper heats up the finished product.

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Easy Loaded Baked Potatoes

No need to heat up your oven for this delicious meal: All you need for these baked potatoes is a few minutes and a microwave. Top the tater with cheesy broccoli and cottage cheese for a dinner that's ready in no time.

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Mini Nacho Cups

Who says appetizers can't stand on their own? Baked tortilla chips and reduced-fat cheddar cheese help keep these Tex-Mex morsels diabetes-friendly and satisfying enough to serve as dinner for one.

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Smoked Salmon Breakfast Wraps

You'll love these smoked salmon breakfast wraps you can fix without cooking and grab on the go. Instead of the traditional bagels, this protein-rich take on lox and cream cheese uses whole wheat tortillas.

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Peach-Blueberry Parfaits

No time to cook breakfast? No problem. Make a peach-blueberry parfait using fat-free yogurt, lightly sweetened multigrain cereal, and fresh peaches and blueberries.

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Chopped Salad in a Pocket

Enjoy any extra Spicy Hummus as a snack with vegetable dippers. Each 2-tablespoon serving of dip has 50 calories and 9 grams of carbohydrates.

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Greek Vegetable Salad

With this slimmed-down version, Greek salad can fit into almost any diabetic meal plan.

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Citrus Chicken Salad

This garden-fresh spinach salad is a terrific way to use up leftover chicken. Next time you're cooking chicken breasts, add an extra piece or two so there's some left for this recipe.

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Curried Chicken Salad Wraps

In this wrap, we gave traditional chicken salad a healthful twist and a curry kick. If you prefer, serve the creamy medley in hollowed-out tomato shells.

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Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

If you buy packaged mixed salad greens, a 10-ounce package contains about the right amount for this salad.

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Chicken, Pear, and Parmesan Salad

The convenience of purchasing already-prepped produce comes with a cost. Save yourself time later by chopping and slicing your produce all at once when you get home from the grocery store so the ingredients are recipe-ready.

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Tuna Salad Pockets

This updated version of tuna salad works well with or without the pita bread. As a healthy choice for your workday lunch, pack the greens and tuna mixture separately. Keep cold until ready to eat!

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Citrus Turkey Spinach Salad

Pink grapefruit and a light honey-poppy seed dressing transform the traditional spinach salad into a refreshing meal.

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Touchdown Tortilla Wraps

Many supermarkets feature an assortment of flavored tortillas. To vary these hearty meat-and-cheese bundles, try making them with spinach-, tomato,- or herb-seasoned wraps.

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Crab, Avocado, and Watercress Sandwiches

Ditch the plain old tuna salad sandwich for this smooth and creamy alternative. No watercress at the supermarket? Use fresh spinach leaves instead.

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Mixed Greens with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette

This fresh-tasting carb-conserving vinaigrette will work great for just about any tossed salad.

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Champion Chicken Pockets

Lowfat yogurt and ranch salad dressing top cold chicken salad tucked in a pita half. This sandwich is a surefire brown-bag winner.

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