Diabetes-Friendly Soups & Stews

Whether you're the chicken noodle type or a beef stew fan, these flavorful diabetic soup and stew recipes will hit the spot -- without adding extra carbs and calories to your diabetes meal plan.

Southwest Steak and Potato Soup

Because salsa is the key to the sensational flavors in this soup, you can create your own "house" version by using your favorite salsa.

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Cream of Chicken and Rice Florentine

Bring new life to chicken breasts with this creamy, comforting soup. Onions, mushrooms, carrots, and garlic give grand flavor to the soup, while the chicken packs a protein punch. Plus, you'll enjoy the nutritional benefits of vitamin C, calcium, and iron.

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Indonesian Chicken and Soba Noodle Soup

This yummy chicken noodle soup recipe puts a new spin on an old favorite. Lime juice, soy sauce, and ginger combine with chicken, noodles, and veggies to create a must-try meal for less than 270 calories.

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Pasta e Fagioli

Every spoonful of this company-special soup is packed with colorful veggies, whole grain pasta, and cannellini beans. With shredded Parmesan cheese and chopped prosciutto, no one will be able to tell this yummy soup is low in fat!

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Spicy Pork Tenderloin Green Chili

Say good-bye to boring chili -- tomatillos, chile peppers, lime juice, and cilantro give this pork tenderloin chili a south-of-the-border kick. Bonus: A cup of this sizzlin' chili boasts 10 grams of fiber, 32 grams of protein, and only 26 grams of carb per serving.

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Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

This elegant and smooth squash soup has only about 100 calories and 15 grams of carb per serving, and it supplies 162 percent of your daily quota for vitamin A. Eating healthfully never tasted so good.

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Mediterranean Meatball Soup

Baking the meatballs is a fuss-free way to cook them without adding any fat, making this chunky, veggie-packed soup diabetes-friendly.

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San Francisco Seafood Stew

Channel the City by the Bay with this super-satisfying (and surprisingly low-calorie) seafood stew. Shrimp, cod, and mussels mingle in a mix of savory seasonings, proving that following a diabetic diet is anything but boring!

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Sherried Pea Soup with Ham

A serving of this yummy soup has less than 200 calories and just 3 grams of fat, making it a smart choice for a diabetic meal plan. A touch of dry sherry gives the veggie-filled soup an extra flash of flavor.

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French Beef Stew au Pistou

This rich, protein-packed stew boasts a hearty serving size - 2 cups! With less than 400 calories for a full meal, this simmering stew is a big winner.

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Turkey Chipotle Chili

Chili doesn't have to be off-limits on a diabetic diet -- this chili recipe uses lean ground turkey, no-salt-added canned tomatoes, and reduced-sodium broth as healthful (and tasty) ingredients. Spices such as cumin, coriander, and oregano pack flavor without adding carbs or calories.

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She-Crab Soup

This Carolina favorite is usually made with crab roe. Since crab roe is only available for a short time, red caviar makes a tasty substitute. It gives the soup a delightful rosy hue.

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

The lovely color, exceptional flavor, and creamy texture of this pumpkin soup make a welcome treat on a crisp fall day.

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Dilled Buttermilk-Pea Soup

The secret to this yummy, low-cal soup? Whirling tender peas in the blender to thicken the Scandanavian-style soup without flour.

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Italian Fish Stew

This Italian-style fish stew is often served over crostini or toast. Or if you like, sprinkle each serving with garlicky croutons.

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Teriyaki Beef Soup

Cut up the soup's beef and vegetables the evening before. The next day, you'll be able to toss the whole meal together in record time.

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Three-Pepper Beef Stew

Cayenne pepper sauce, crushed red pepper, and red sweet peppers add up to triple-good flavor in this zesty stew.

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Sweet Potato Soup with Toasted Pecans

Thick and creamy yet low in calories, this soup makes a fabulous opener for a company meal.

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Caribbean-Style Pork Stew

You'll think you've traveled to the islands with this bean-and-pork stew's peppery sweet ginger and piquant cumin. Bonus: The soluble fiber in the black beans protects against heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

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Vegetable Pasta Soup

A delectable combo of veggies and pasta creates a savory and satisfying soup. Make prep time a snap by purchasing pre-shredded carrots.

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Fireside Beef Stew

This stick-to-the-ribs stew gets its lively flavor from a tantalizing mix of mustard, allspice, and Worcestershire sauce.

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Hearty Pork-Beer Stew

If you could capture the flavor of autumn in a food, this is what it would taste like: hearty, spicy, and earthy. Enjoy fall year-round with this stew's big chunks of sweet potatoes.

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Quick Hamburger Soup

Thanks to this super-easy recipe, you can feed a crowd in practically no time. Bonus: The soup is a good source of protein!

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Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup

A variety of veggies, such as butternut squash, broccoli, zucchini, carrots, and celery, ensures this soup will be a crowd-pleaser.

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Spicy Seafood Stew

Boneless fish fillets and whole shrimp simmer with garlic, herbs, and Cajun spices in this bayou blockbuster of a stew.

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Chicken Tortellini Soup

This is no ordinary chicken soup. Chunks of chicken and vegetables share the bowl with lightly cooked, iron-rich leafy greens and plump, cheesy tortellini.

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Italian Wedding Soup

This soup gets its name from the marriage of meat and greens. You can use ground beef, pork, or lamb -- depending on your preference.

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Mexican Corn Soup

Chicken shares the spotlight with corn in this well-seasoned soup. Blend part of the corn with chicken broth to thicken the soup and boost the flavor.

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Caraway Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Caraway seed, a sometimes-overlooked spice, adds fresh new flavor to this chicken stew.

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Chicken Vegetable Soup

Barley adds texture, flavor, and a healthy dose of fiber to this colorful, classic soup.

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Cheddar Soup

Nothing says comfort like a hot bowl of cheese soup. Reduced-fat cheese keeps it healthful without skimping on flavor.

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Beef Stew with Red Wine Gravy

This hearty stew is a pour-and-simmer pleaser that starts with a bottle of wine, a can of tomatoes, and a can of cranberry sauce. Slow-simmered with chunks of pork and ham, this rich stew is sure to be a big hit.

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Versatile Vegetable Soup

This vegetable soup is the ultimate what's-on-hand recipe. It easily adapts to Southwestern, Italian, or Asian influences.

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Provencal Vegetable Stew

Adding a splash of vinegar just before serving boosts the flavor of this hearty white bean and vegetable stew.

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Savory Bean-Spinach Soup

Just like Goldilocks, you'll find this recipe's converted rice is "just right." Long-grain or quick cooking rice would be too soft for the long-cooking soup.

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Spanish Chicken Stew

Through olives may not be the first condiment most cooks would use to season a stew, they bring grand flavor to this Spanish-inspired chicken dish.

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Beef Soup with Root Vegetables

Potatoes, turnips, and sweet potatoes sweeten this soup. The veggies also pack potassium and beta-carotene to control heart disease and supply a bevy of cancer-fighting nutrients.

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