Diabetic Living's Fresh Spring Recipes

Refresh for spring with our new and flavorful recipes from Diabetic Living magazine's spring 2013 issue. Indulge in tantalizing lemon desserts, and enjoy healthy meals filled with fresh and delicious spring vegetables.

Lemon-Poppy Seed Angel Cake

Impress family and friends with this lemon-glazed pound cake. The sweet combination of spring's best flavors will delight your taste buds for just 129 calories and 28 grams of carb per serving.

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Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Spring is ripe with fresh veggies, so load them all into one cheesy lasagna. Filled with ricotta cheese, spinach, fresh garlic, carrots, and mushrooms, this dish provides a boost of vitamin A, calcium, and 4 grams of fiber per serving.

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Lemon Cheesecake Bites

Tart lemon lightens up this decadent low-carb dessert. Made with fat-free cream cheese and Greek yogurt, these tangy bites let you indulge guilt-free.

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Crab-Zucchini Cake Egg Stacks

Take breakfast or brunch to the next level with these low-carb crab cake and egg stacks. You'll love how easy it is to whip together all of the good-for-you ingredients.

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Lemon Meringue Tarts

Be the talk of the party with this beautiful spring dessert. Topped with sweet cream cheese, tangy lemon curd, and fresh blackberries, this impressive diabetes-friendly dessert has fewer than 180 calories per serving.

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Fresh Radish Dip

Lighten fatty dips with our low-calorie recipe featuring fresh radishes, tart lemon juice, fat-free sour cream, and tangy feta cheese. Serve this creamy dish with fresh vegetables for a low-carb snack.

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Sweet Pepper Hash Brown Baked Eggs

Sweet peppers cradle fried eggs and melted Parmesan cheese on a bed of hash browns, with a secret ingredient to up the flavor: pizza sauce. This healthy brunch recipe is loaded with vitamin A and has only 18 grams of carb per serving.

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BLT Salad

Forget the BLT sandwich. Feel fuller with a romaine salad loaded with bacon, garlic, tomatoes, cucumber, and crisp croutons. This meal-worthy salad recipe packs 9 grams of fiber and 18 grams of protein per serving.

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Chickpea Deviled Eggs

Add fiber to a potluck favorite with inexpensive chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), and cut out fat by using fat-free Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Plus, these low-carb eggs get a flavor boost from yellow mustard, lemon juice, green onion, and finely chopped celery for 100 calories per serving.

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Easy Lemon Souffles

The art of souffle making is easy with our step-by-step recipe. Enjoy this rich lemon dessert for only 158 calories and 26 grams of carb per serving.

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Flax-Crusted Tuna Burgers with Avocado Aioli

Flaxseeds add a delicious crunch to juicy, protein-packed tuna burgers. Enjoy a dose of healthy fats with every bite thanks to the flax, tuna, and creamy avocado.

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Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Orange Asparagus

Tart balsamic vinegar and orange zest liven up this chicken and asparagus recipe. Plus, it has only 8 grams of carb per serving and provides healthy doses of potassium, vitamin A, and folate.

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Creamy Edamame-Veggie Soup

Serve this savory low-calorie soup on a rainy spring day. Loaded with broccoli, creamy tofu, healthy Greek yogurt, and edamame, one bowl will give you a healthy boost for just 8 grams of carb and 4 grams of fat per serving.

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Mini Turkey Meat Loaves with Walnut-Parsley Gremolata

Cut out saturated fat by using lean ground turkey mixed with onion, dried tomatoes, and savory mushrooms. Top this comfort-food favorite with the zesty gremolata for a satisfying dinner packed with 30 grams of protein and only 10 grams of carb per serving.

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Cocoa Roasted Pork with Wilted Kale

Impress your dinner guests with this juicy pork roasted in an espresso, cocoa, and ancho chile pepper rub. The flavorful meat is paired with tender kale and sweet roasted red peppers for 29 grams of carb per serving.

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Lemon-Ginger Shortbread

Crispy shortbread cookies are a low-calorie snack on a spring afternoon. Ginger, powdered sugar, and fresh lemon star in this six-ingredient recipe that boasts 18 grams of carb for two cookies.

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Mixed Greens with Edamame, Almonds, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Perfect for a springtime picnic or gathering, this salad has only 7 grams of carb. It features dried tomatoes, edamame, crunchy almonds, and a lemon-and-olive-oil drizzle for fresh twist on a garden salad.

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Polenta Bruschetta

Top savory polenta with fresh tomato, black olives, and balsamic vinegar for a refreshing six-ingredient appetizer. This spring party favorite has 12 grams of carb and 81 calories for two slices.

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Red Wine Cooler

For a low-carb cocktail, mix your favorite red wine, such as a Cabernet Sauvignon, with diet ginger ale. Sweeten with fresh orange slices and raspberries, and enjoy!

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Lemon Lavender Fro Yo

Subtle hints of lavender add a refreshing taste to this popular dessert. You can make this frozen yogurt recipe with six easy ingredients, plus it has just 93 calories and 15 grams of carb per serving.

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Tiramisu Brownie Parfaits

Perfectly portioned brownies are soaked in decadent dark espresso and layered with creamy vanilla whipped topping. Each rich, guilt-free parfait has only 181 calories and 32 grams of carb.

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Huevos Rancheros Tacos

Spice up breakfast with this south-of-the-border egg recipe. Corn tortillas are filled with spicy Colby Jack cheese, red onion, pinto beans, cayenne pepper, and pico de gallo for a protein- and fiber-rich meal.

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Steak and Mushrooms with Parsley Potatoes

Give your steak dinner a spring twist by adding cauliflower and parsley to creamy mashed potatoes. Top the succulent steak with a mushroom gravy for a satisfying meal with just 293 calories and 31 grams of carb per serving.

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Spicy Chicken Kabobs with Vegetable Rice

When the weather warms up, fire up the grill to enjoy these kabobs with chicken, zucchini, and juicy cherry tomatoes. Serve with a side of brown rice featuring tender kale and red sweet pepper for a diabetes-friendly dinner your family will love.

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