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Sweet & Savory Nut Recipes

Nuts are packed with protein and contain plenty of healthy fats. Get your fill with these delicious varieties of sweet and savory nut recipes that are diabetes-friendly.
  • Chocolate-Orange Pistachio Bars

    You get a serving of two bars topped with rich chocolate and chopped pistachios for just 21 grams of carb. Have just one bar to cut the carb and calorie count even more.

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  • Cilantro Chicken with Peanuts

    Forget takeout! Whip up this fast Asian-style chicken dish for a healthy meal at home with only 6 grams of carb when served over shredded cabbage.

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  • Cashew Truffles

    Only five ingredients go into this fun, low-carb dessert. Not only is the creamy chocolate in this recipe covered in chopped cashews, you also get a surprise cashew in the middle of the truffle.

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  • Carrot Cake Cookies

    Featuring your choice of walnuts or pecans, these flavorful spiced cookies are topped with a sweet cream cheese drizzle.

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  • Faux Baklava

    This light, sweet pastry is packed with almond flavor. Enjoy two pastries for less than 200 calories and 20 grams of carb.

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  • Tangy Broccoli with Almonds

    You'll want to eat all of your vegetables with this tangy and nutty broccoli recipe the whole family will love.

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  • Cheddar-Walnut Apple Cobbler

    This savory twist on a classically sweet recipe is packed full of flavor. Bring it along to a potluck or gathering and watch it disappear.

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  • Pecan Biscotti

    This nutty take on a classic is the perfect addition to a cup of coffee or tea as a small diabetic snack or an after-dinner dessert.

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  • Smoky Nut-Stuffed Apricots

    This is the perfect party-time appetizer featuring a dried apricot, provolone cheese, and a nut all wrapped in bacon. It's simply delicious and has only 9 grams of carb per serving.

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  • Pear-Cherry Crisp with Pine Nut Topper

    The fabulous combination of fruit with a touch of nuttiness makes this fruit crisp a delicious diabetic dessert choice. Depending on your preference, use fresh pears or peaches.

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  • Nutty Carrot Cake Bars

    Try baking these moist, decadent carrot cake bars topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting with a sugar substitute to cut carbs almost in half.

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  • Walnut and Olive Quesadillas

    A Mexican-inspired dish with a nutty Italian twist makes great low-calorie, low-carb appetizers. With all the cheese oozing out of each one, you wouldn't expect them to be diabetes-friendly!

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  • Almond-Apple Trifles

    Almonds and apples join in delicious harmony with fat-free yogurt and crunchy sweetened clusters for a sweet treat with about 200 calories per serving.

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  • Green Beans with Bacon and Walnuts

    A variety of savory flavors unite in this quick and easy dish for just about 100 calories and 6 grams of carb.

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  • Sweet Potato Soup with Toasted Pecans

    This quick-cooking soup is packed with healthy vegetables and creamy flavor. Make an extra batch to freeze for later.

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  • Chocolate-Almond Torte

    Enjoy a deliciously dense chocolate dessert with 25 grams of carb and less than 150 calories per serving.

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  • Apple-Nut Wedges

    The chopped apples and nuts make a great dessert flavor combination in this recipe. Use a sugar substitute to knock off 10 grams of carb from each serving.

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  • Pecan-Apple Custards

    These custards are made in individual dishes that pack tons of apple and pecan flavors. Top with a dusting of powdered sugar and serve warm for the ultimate comfort dessert.

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  • Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

    The almond flavor in this savory vegetable dish will have you coming back for more. Plus, each serving has just 86 calories and 7 grams of carb.

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  • Walnut-Raspberry Thumbprints

    This recipe allows you to choose between walnuts and pecans, or both -- and you can mix and match your favorite fruit preserves. All of this for just 7 grams of carb per serving!

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  • Pecan-Crusted Fish with Peppers and Squash

    Save carbs in this one-dish meal without sacrificing any flavor or crunch by using pecans to coat fish fillets before cooking.

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  • Cranberry-Walnut Whole Wheat Rolls

    These scrumptious sweet rolls make a perfect breakfast on the go or a flavorful twist on regular dinner rolls.

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  • Pistachio Salmon Nuggets

    Serve these healthy, Asian-inspired bites for a sophisticated appetizer that's simple to make.

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  • Nutty Orzo and Vegetables

    Whip up this delectable meal-in-a-bowl in less than 30 minutes for a perfect weeknight dinner the whole family will love.

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  • Hazelnut-Mocha Torte

    This divine torte is a guilt-free treat with less than 150 calories and 15 grams of carb per serving. Make it for a special occasion or any day of the week.

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  • Penne with Walnuts and Peppers

    Enjoy this colorful vegetarian pasta for a quick and easy dinner with a sprinkling of walnuts that adds crunch and flavor.

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  • Wild Rice with Pecans and Cherries

    Packed with veggies, cherries, and pecans, this dish lets you say good-bye to boring sides. The best part: You can throw ingredients into the slow cooker for optimum flavor and convenience.

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