Top Diabetic Vegetarian Recipes
Strawberry Fields Lettuce Wraps
Sweet, savory, salty, crunchy -- these easy low-carb lettuce wraps have it all. Whip some up for a quick lunch or simple dinner.
Creamy Succotash Soup
Adding asparagus updates this classic vegetable soup recipe and enhances the warm, buttery flavor.
Sweet Pepper-Green Onion Quesadillas
Smoky chipotle peppers and rich reduced-fat cream cheese make these more exciting than the average quesadilla -- and the recipe boasts only six ingredients and 12 grams of carb per serving.
Spring Salad with Apricots, Almonds, and Cilantro
This colorful, nutrient-rich salad features zucchini ribbons and is the perfect addition to a high-protein main dish.
Need something fast and healthy for dinner tonight? This savory pasta dish has fewer than 225 calories per serving and will be ready in 20 minutes.
Edamame Slaw in Lettuce Cups
Forget silverware; use your hands to pick up these sweet, crunchy Asian-inspired lettuce cups that feature a medley of fresh flavors including pineapple and ginger.
Crunch Time Veggie Wrap
These vegetable-filled flatbread wraps are ideal for an easy lunch. Prep the veggies the night before for a quick-fix meal.
Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans, Corn, and Poblano Pepper
Zucchini relleno! Poblano chile peppers give this Mexican-inspired recipe mild heat. Kick up the spice of the zucchini stuffing by sprinkling it with a little carb-free hot sauce.
Penne with Walnuts and Peppers
Just a sprinkling of walnuts lends crunch and flavor to this pasta dish without adding a lot of fat or calories.
Grilled Vegetable Burrito
Red sweet peppers, eggplant, zucchini, and mushrooms fill tortillas with flavor in this easy-to-follow vegetarian recipe.
You won't miss the meat (or the calories) in this tasty lasagna. A sprinkling of chopped tomatoes adds a fresh appeal.
Tip: To cut calories further, use a light pasta sauce.
Asian Noodles with Tofu
Eating a vegetarian meal doesn't mean plain salads and bland soups have to fill your table. This tasty Asian recipe with udon noodles is full of flavor and fits well into diabetes meal plans.
Tip: Look for Japanese udon noodles near the Asian ingredients in your supermarket, or use linguine.
Apple Spinach Salad with Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette
Crunchy green apples and fresh baby spinach make this salad a winner! Bonus: With only 53 calories and 1 carb per tablespoon, the Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette is a healthful choice for drizzling over any tossed salad.
Using wrap pasta in place of dried pasta shells makes this delightful version of manicotti perfect for company.
Baked Tomato and Okra
Although tomatoes and okra is a traditional Southern combo, this updated version is special because it includes lima beans and is seasoned with lively crushed red pepper.
Chopped Salad in a Pita
Ditch the bowl and opt for pitas to hold your salad in place. These colorful pouches pack a punch of flavor and fit fabulously into diabetes meal plans.
Tip: 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.
Splash color into a traditional Caesar salad by combining red cherry and yellow pear tomatoes with wedges of orange plum tomatoes.
Chili Bean-Stuffed Peppers
Add cheese, chili beans, and rice to sweet peppers for a flavorful (and healthful) vegetarian dinner.
Roasted Veggie Pitas
Smoked provolone cheese tops these flavorful veggie pitas, which are filled with mushrooms, squash, peppers, and onions.
Pasta with Eggplant-Tomato Sauce
Tender chunks of eggplant take the place of ground beef or sausage in this slow-cooking vegetarian pasta sauce. If you prefer, ladle it over fettuccine or noodles instead of penne.
Fresh Tomato Sandwiches
Packed with protein and fiber, these open-face tomato sandwiches are a quick and easy meal you can enjoy on the patio.
Tortellini, broccoli, carrots, and pea pods make up this low-cal salad. Toss with the Basil-Dijon mustard dressing for a delicious one-dish vegetarian meal.
Mixed Garden Greens Salad
This satisfying salad is topped with a low-calorie French salad dressing, giving the greens a burst of unexpected flavor.
Tip: If you can't find some of the greens we use in this salad, substitute any green you like. Just make sure you have 7 cups total.