Best Diabetic Recipes: Flavorful & Nutritious

These diabetic recipes focus on fat, calories, carbs, protein, and fiber to keep your meals balanced and nutritious. From main dishes to smoothies, and from side dishes to desserts, our recipes are created in the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen, offering you the best quality and tastiest diabetic recipes out there. Plus, don't forget to download the FREE mini cookbook.
  • Best Diabetic Recipes: Breakfast

    Lemon Breakfast Parfaits

    Couscous mixed with low-fat dairy and fruit keeps this citrusy rice puddinglike treat to 3 grams of fat per serving. Make it ahead for a quick and easy breakfast.

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  • Good Morning Cereal Blend

    Feel satisfied all morning by getting a kick of fiber first thing. Mixed with cranberries, a medley of grains packs this dish with 8 grams of fiber.

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  • Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

    Treat yourself with a sweet parfait that not only tastes good but contains just 181 calories per serving and offers 9 grams of protein.

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  • Tropical Fruit Smoothies

    Wake up to the taste of the tropics, without a single gram of fat. Full of fruits and dairy, these smoothies are a great, low-calorie way to start your day.

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  • Best Diabetic Recipes: Sandwiches, Salads & Soups

    Thai Turkey Burgers

    Turkey burgers have less fat than traditional hamburger patties and are just as juicy. Spice them up with curry powder and basil for a zesty diabetic recipe with 22 grams of protein.

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  • Fiesta Salad

    Add some fun to your salad! Colorful vegetables mixed with cooked roast beef make this dish exciting to devour. Plus, you get 12 grams of protein in every serving.

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  • BBQ Ranch Wraps

    Ranch dressing, mayo, broccoli, and chicken are wrapped up to make a perfect on-the-go lunch. Reduced-fat ranch and light mayonnaise keep this diabetic recipe at 1 gram of fat per serving.

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  • Best Diabetic Recipes: Spice Rubs & Blends

    Habanero Spice Blend

    Bring on the heat! Habanero chile peppers take this blend over the border. Use it on chicken or beef for the zing to really come through.

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  • Red & Green Rub

    To add a Tex-Mex flavor to any meat without adding extra fat, calories, or carbs, try this quick and easy rub with a kick.

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  • Citrus-Hazelnut Gremolata

    Give grilled meat or vegetables a zesty twist. Parsley and lemon peel combine in this recipe for a unique burst of flavor.

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  • Double Pepper-Barbecue Rub

    Swap high-sugar and high-sodium barbecue sauces with this homemade rub. Ground cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper add a barbecue taste to pork and beef without unwanted carbs or sodium.

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  • Best Diabetic Recipes: Slow Cooker

    Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Corn tortillas keep this delicious soup fewer than 25 grams of carbo. Use reduced-sodium chicken broth and no-salt-added stewed tomatoes to keep sodium levels low.

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  • Eggplant-Zucchini Parmesan

    This low-carb diabetic recipe is filled with flavor. Also low in calories, it's a quick and easy side dish with 1 gram of fat per serving.

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  • Dijon-Pepper Steak

    Enjoy this simple, French-inspired steak with only 10 grams of carb per serving. Pair it with whole grain pasta to add different textures and tastes.

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  • Best Diabetic Recipes: Side Dishes

    Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

    Avocados, grapefruit, and beets add a sweet tang to this bright and fresh diabetic recipe, which has 4 grams of fiber and only 103 calories per serving.

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  • Southern Succotash

    Add this carb-friendly, Southern-style side dish to a main course to keep calories low and dinner quick and easy.

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  • Mint-Buttered Soybeans

    With 11 grams of protein, these flavor-packed soybeans, also known as edamame, make a great addition to a meatless main dish. Cook these beans up in just five minutes, and add a bit of basil and mint to spruce them up.

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  • Five-Minute Pilaf

    Frozen veggies and brown rice can be popped into the microwave for a quick side dish that has 17 grams of carb and 136 calories per serving.

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  • Best Diabetic Recipes: Dips

    White Bean Hummus

    For a low-carb snack, spread this creamy dip on cucumber slices. With only 57 calories per serving, it's a quick fix when afternoon hunger strikes.

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  • Lemon Avocado Dip

    Avocados are a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which can benefit your cholesterol. This dip is a healthy take on traditional guacamole that offers 9 grams of fiber and only 7 grams of carb per serving.

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  • Creamy Peanut Dip

    This sweet diabetic snack will keep you full with its 9 grams of protein, and it's a fun alternative to plain peanut butter. Serve with apple or pear wedges.

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  • Roasted Red Pepper Dip

    Couple this low-cal, low-carb dip with veggies or baked tortilla chips. Use fat-free sour cream to keep fat content at zero.

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  • Best Diabetic Recipes: Desserts

    Very Berry Sorbet

    Enjoy blueberries and raspberries year-round with a savory sorbet that only has 67 calories and 16 grams of carb per serving.

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  • Marinated Melon

    For a fun spin on fresh fruit, try this easy and elegant low-carb dessert with fewer than 50 calories per serving.

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  • Creamy Lime Mousse

    Mix lime juice and lime peel with light whipped dessert topping and sugar-free gelatin for a citrus-infused treat with only 6 grams of carb per serving.

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  • Blueberry Crostini

    This diabetic recipe is healthier twist on a traditional tart. Use low-calorie, whole grain bread as the shell and you'll keep the carb count at 19 grams per serving.

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