Healthy Diabetic Recipes For Weight Loss

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I have collected some healthy diabetic recipes for weight loss that everyone is going to enjoy, whether you’re diabetic or not. I have also included links for 3 useful cookbooks including vegetarian options, as well as a giveaway that’s going on with the last recipe for an awesome recipe book!

Healthy Diabetic Recipes For Weight Loss

. Recipes with our Diabetes-Appropriate tag are low in calories and are consistent with recommendations for average carbohydrate intake (about 3-4 carbohydrate servings per meal). They also meet our heart-healthy criteria for saturated fat and sodium. See our Diabetes Nutrition Parameters.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Rating: 4.2 starspeanut butter energy balls
These healthy peanut butter and chocolate energy balls deliver a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates to help fuel you up whenever you need a little boost. They’re no-bake and easy to make with ingredients you probably have on hand, like oats and nut butter. Feel free to experiment with different mix-ins–for example, dried fruit or chopped nuts–in place of the chocolate chips and coconut.

Chicken & Spinach Skillet Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan

Rating: 3.74 starsChicken & Spinach Skillet Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan
This one-pan pasta that combines lean chicken breast and sautéed spinach for a one-bowl meal is garlicky, lemony and best served with a little Parm on top. I call it “Mom’s Skillet Pasta” and she called it “Devon’s Favorite Pasta.” Either way it’s a quick and easy weeknight dinner we created together and scribbled on a little recipe card more than a decade ago, and it remains in my weekly dinner rotation to this day. It’s a simple dinner the whole family will love.

Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup

Rating: 4.46 starsoverhead shot of vegetable soup in a black cast iron pot
A big bowl of this veggie-packed minestrone will leave you satisfied for hours without consuming a lot of calories, which is helpful when trying to lose weight. Plus, it’s an easy way to boost your vegetable servings for the day—something all of us could benefit from. Top with a dollop of pesto before devouring this delicious vegetable soup and consider serving with a hunk of toasted whole-wheat bread to help round out the meal.

Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

Rating: 5 starscinnamon roll overnight oats shot overhead in mason jars with raspberries and pecans on top
It takes just minutes to assemble this healthy no-cook breakfast and you’ll have meal-prepped grab-and-go breakfasts on hand for the rest of the week. Top these delicious vegan oats–inspired by classic cinnamon bun flavors–with fresh or frozen fruit and your favorite nuts and seeds.

Slow-Cooker Chicken & White Bean Stew

Rating: 4.2 starsSlow-Cooker Chicken White Bean Stew
This load-and-go slow-cooker chicken recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Serve this Tuscan-inspired dish with crusty bread, a glass of Chianti and a salad.

Skillet Lemon Chicken & Potatoes with Kale

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This easy one-pan skillet-roasted lemon chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners. Juicy chicken thighs are cooked in the same pan as baby potatoes and kale for a satisfying meal with the added bonus of minimal cleanup.

Baked Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups

Rating: 4.17 starsa wire rack with Baked Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups
Muffins meet oatmeal in these moist and tasty grab-and-go oatmeal cups. Feel free to swap out the pecans for any other nut–walnuts would be great–or omit them altogether. Make a batch on the weekend and keep them in your fridge or freezer for quick and easy breakfasts all week. Reheat in the microwave for about 40 seconds.

Hearty Chickpea & Spinach Stew

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This satisfying stew comes together in a snap. Mashed chickpeas add body to the broth, and tomato paste adds a savory note without piling on the sodium. To simplify the prep, look for chopped fresh onion and shredded carrot or a soup starter mix in the produce section.

Veggie & Hummus Sandwich

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This mile-high vegetable and hummus sandwich makes the perfect heart-healthy vegetarian lunch to go. Mix it up with different flavors of hummus and different types of vegetables depending on your mood.

Slow-Cooker Mushroom Soup with Sherry

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This comforting and creamy slow-cooker soup is loaded with earthy, umami flavor from the mushrooms and soy sauce.  Puréeing only some of the slow-cooker mushroom soup gives the dish complex texture and eye appeal. Garnish with additional black pepper and chopped fresh thyme, if desired.

One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

Rating: 4.43 starsOne-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach
Shrimp, spinach and garlic brown and cook quickly for a simple one-pot weeknight dinner. A fast pan sauce gets life from zesty lemon juice, warm crushed red pepper and herby parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat baguette to swipe up every last drop of sauce.

Vegan Superfood Grain Bowls

Rating: 4.8 starsVegan Superfood Buddha Bowls
This nutrient-packed grain bowl recipe comes together in 15 minutes with the help of a few convenience-food shortcuts like prewashed baby kale, microwavable quinoa and precooked beets. Pack these ahead to keep on hand for easy meal-prep lunches or dinners on busy nights.

Delicious Diabetic Smoothies for Weight Loss

Diabetic Smoothies for Weight Loss

Keep these yummy Diabetic smoothies for weight loss handy!

Smoothies that are packed with nutrition and flavor have become the go to drink for many of today’s health conscious consumers. Smoothies for Diabetics and high blood pressure are great to keep handy. Nature’s bounty provides such a vast array of fruits and vegetables that people with or without alimentary conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure can enjoy their preferred smoothie flavor profile while still meeting their nutritional needs and weight loss goals. Ingredients used in one diabetic smoothie recipe can be completely different from smoothies for diabetic smoothies for weight loss or high blood pressure that still provide the necessary nutritional benefits.

It is important to keep in mind that fruits and vegetables that are low on the glycemic index are better options for diabetic smoothies because they are less likely to spike blood sugar. As such, smoothies for diabetes and weight loss are typically low in calories and high in protein.  Diabetics with concerns about their weight can blend up a diabetic smoothie for weight loss that incorporate ingredients that will keep you full longer as well as increase energy levels to motivate and facilitate a regular exercise routine.

A diabetic smoothie recipe that boost your energy levels is also a great start to any day.  This high-fiber, protein smoothie with cocoa powder from Diabetic Rejoice promise to keep you satisfied and energized for hours.

Diabetic Smoothie for Weight Loss

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

½ cup unsweetened plain yogurt or kefir

1/4 small banana

1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

1 tablespoon ground PaleoFiber powder or Chia seed

1 tablespoon collagen hydrolysate or Vanilla protein powder of your choice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

To prepare, toss all ingredients in a blender and blend on high till smooth.   

Smoothie for Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Studies show an estimated 80% of people with type 2 diabetes and 25% of people with type 1 diabetes also have high blood pressure. Research also indicate a correlation between oatmeal consumption and a dip in blood pressure and improved digestion. The following fiber rich Oatmeal Smoothie incorporates fiber-filled oat meal and low glycemic fruits can be a healthy breakfast or lunch smoothie for diabetes and high blood pressure.

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked ground oats,

2 small bananas

3 cups skim milk

2 tablespoons flaxseed, ground

To prepare, blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.

Many people find replacing carbohydrate rich foods at lunch with a healthy smoothie provide them with the stamina they need to make it through the rest of the day.  An antioxidant-rich diabetic recipe includes a range of ingredients that can be substituted with other low glycemic fruits and greens.

Super Green Smoothie for Weight Loss

This vegetable green smoothie that is loaded with superfoods such as Kale, spinach and cilantro is great to drink for lunch or dinner.  It is always best to keep the ingredients raw and organic for this power packed nutritionally dense smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 cup Kale, Spinach or both

1 cup Cilantro

1/2 cup Dandelion Greens

1 Banana

1 Cored Apple

½ of a large avocado or 1 small Avocado

2-3 cups of water according to desired thickness

Mix all the ingredients in a blender until a smooth consistency is reached.

When making these delicious diabetic smoothies for weight loss and or high blood pressure be sure to switch out the ingredients as often as you like with other fruits and vegetables that provide similar benefits.  This will prevent over-consumption of the same ingredients and keep your smoothies tasty, fresh and exciting.

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