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SparkPeople's Diabetes-Friendly Dinner Recipes

These recipes meet general guidelines for carbs, calories, fat, sodium, etc. as established by the ADA for people with diabetes.

(20 Recipes) Created by SPARK_DIABETES

Recipes in this Collection

Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo
Very Good 4.1/5
(108 ratings)

Parsley and capers add flavor to this veggie-packed, heart-healthy dish.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 39.3g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 34g | Calories: 337.7
Halibut Stew with Fresh Herbs
Very Good 4.2/5
(69 ratings)

This fresh fish stew is chock full of herbs and veggies. It's slightly unusual and completely delicious.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 7.4g | Fat: 6.5g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 17.6g | Calories: 157.1
Easy Beef Roast
Very Good 4.4/5
(146 ratings)

Lean and versatile, this recipe is the little black dress of your healthy recipe arsenal. Cook this roast on a Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week. We used no salt, just pepper for a truly flavorful roast.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.1g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 28.7g | Calories: 191.2
Slow Cooker Pork with Greens and Beans
Very Good 4.4/5
(184 ratings)

My kids never complain about eating both beans and greens in one meal when they're served alongside rich, slow-cooked pork.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 11.7g | Fat: 15.6g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 25.9g | Calories: 285.9
Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole
Very Good 4.1/5
(566 ratings)

Try this inexpensive and fresh version of a chicken casserole--no need for processed soups or sauces!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 36.1g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 8.8g | Protein: 27.9g | Calories: 320.6
Simple Grilled Salmon
Very Good 4.3/5
(266 ratings)

You've barbecued ribs and you've barbecued chicken, but have you tried salmon? Dill and lemon make this light fish dinner shine.

Carbs: 0.4g | Fat: 9.5g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 29g | Calories: 210.2
Bavarian Beef
Very Good 4.2/5
(263 ratings)

This classic German stew is made with lean trimmed beef stew meat and cabbage.

Carbs: 12.1g | Fat: 10.1g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 29.1g | Calories: 256.1
Cocoa Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Very Good 4.0/5
(196 ratings)

This dish inspired by Costa Rican spices seems exotic, but it uses spices and ingredients you already have around the house: coffee, cocoa and cinnamon. You'll wonder why you've been relegating these flavorings to dessert!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.2g | Fat: 13.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 33.7g | Calories: 264
Tropical Grilled Chicken
Very Good 4.5/5
(149 ratings)

We love shredding this sweet and savory chicken to turn it into tacos, but it's also delicious as is with a side of grilled veggies.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 33.8g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 27.5g | Calories: 264.8
Chicken Oregano with Sweet Peppers
Very Good 4.2/5
(275 ratings)

Sauteed sweet peppers dress up plain chicken. Serve on top of a bed of brown rice.

Carbs: 14.6g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 40.9g | Calories: 279.8
Slow Cooker Marinara Chicken and Vegetables
Very Good 4.2/5
(368 ratings)

In the morning, throw all the ingredients for this simple recipe in the slow cooker. A hearty and healthy dinner will be waiting for you when you get home!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 7.9g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 26.8g | Calories: 176.8
Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(479 ratings)

Rich, flavorful honey mustard chicken with carrots and potatoes.

Carbs: 39.4g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 5.8g | Protein: 30.5g | Calories: 356.7
Easy Steamed Fish Packets
Very Good 4.5/5
(118 ratings)

Cooking fish or chicken in parchment-paper packets keeps the dish moist and tender, with no added fat. Plus, it's done in minutes!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 16.6g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 23.4g | Calories: 158.4
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
Very Good 4.7/5
(1334 ratings)

Delicious and quick, this dish is a great way to get more fish into your healthy meal plan! We think this baked tilapia recipe can't be beat!

Submitted by RACHIELOO

Carbs: 1.2g | Fat: 10.5g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 19.6g | Calories: 177.1
Slow Cooker Lasagna
Very Good 4.2/5
(375 ratings)

What a great dish for one of those nights when your kids have a late soccer game! Brown the meat, layer in the ingredients, set your slow cooker on low, and go!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 18.1g | Fat: 10.2g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 24.9g | Calories: 271.4
Hearty Beef & Vegetable Stew
Very Good 4.3/5
(187 ratings)

A heart-healthy one-dish meal made with lean top round beef, lots of vegetables, and an aromatic herb mixture.

Carbs: 20.6g | Fat: 13.9g | Fiber: 5.7g | Protein: 43.7g | Calories: 384.7
Chicken-Veggie Stir Fry
Very Good 4.3/5
(137 ratings)

This is a great meal for a busy night--for some added fun, bring out the chopsticks! Change up the veggies, and you'll have a new meal each time you make this dish.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12.7g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 18.6g | Calories: 156.8
Baked Chicken with Garlic and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Very Good 4.1/5
(286 ratings)

Garlic lovers, rejoice! This recipe contains a whopping two heads, but the flavor mellows and sweetens when baked.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12.5g | Fat: 7.1g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 28.7g | Calories: 239.3
Herb Roasted Turkey
Very Good 4.4/5
(95 ratings)

The only turkey recipe you'll ever need--no basting necessary.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 8.4g | Fat: 3.1g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 28.8g | Calories: 154.6
Chicken & Asparagus Pasta
Very Good 4.1/5
(454 ratings)

A quick and easy pasta dish perfect for any night of the week.

Submitted by LILYANN2

Carbs: 25.4g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 4.7g | Protein: 14.3g | Calories: 207.6
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