SparkPeople's Diabetes-Friendly Quick (30 minutes or less) Recipes
(Recipe Collection)

26 Recipes Created by SPARK_DIABETES

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

Recipes in this Collection

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

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)
Halibut Stew with Fresh Herbs

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
Deviled Eggs
Very Good 4.3/5
(176 ratings)
Deviled Eggs

Chef Meg lightened up a picnic and potluck favorite! Her secret ingredient (shh, don't tell!) is pickle juice.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.8g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 6.4g | Calories: 85.3
Grilled Strawberry & Cream Pita
Very Good 4.1/5
(192 ratings)
Grilled Strawberry & Cream Pita

This is a great dessert that's delicious when strawberries are in season.Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 21.3g | Fat: 4.9g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 5.5g | Calories: 144.9
Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
Very Good 4.2/5
(203 ratings)
Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

Fried, battered, dripping sauce--hot wings are calorie bombs! But not these. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 16g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 28.8g | Calories: 223.2
Black Bean Hummus
Very Good 4.2/5
(330 ratings)
Black Bean Hummus

Smoky from the cumin with a hidden serving of vegetables, this dip is equally delicious in a burrito as it is spread on tortilla chips.Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 5.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 32.9
Curried Carrot Soup by FANNETASTIC FOOD
Very Good 4.6/5
(77 ratings)
Curried Carrot Soup by FANNETASTIC FOOD

This soup is healthy and deliciously flavorful thanks to the curry and creamy coconut milk!

Submitted by FANNETASTICFOOD

Carbs: 8.4g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 63.4
No Bake Graham Cracker Cheesycake
Very Good 4.6/5
(475 ratings)
No Bake Graham Cracker Cheesycake

This is a delicious, light, refreshing dessert. It's low cal and sugar and can be made with the lite pie filling in any flavor. Note that this needs to be made the night before to soften the graham crackers. Submitted by HOCKIMAMA

Carbs: 16.2g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 80.1
Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)
Very Good 4.4/5
(115 ratings)
Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)

Toss the canned cranberry jelly and use this homemade version instead. It's ready in no time, and it's full of healthy fruit!
Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 42.3
Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream
Very Good 4.1/5
(154 ratings)
Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

Strawberries are combined with tangy and sweet balsamic vinegar and creamy ricotta in this quick and simple dessert. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 23g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 157
Cocoa Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Very Good 4.0/5
(199 ratings)
Cocoa Crusted Pork Tenderloin

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
(153 ratings)
Tropical Grilled Chicken

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
Chocolate Fondue
Very Good 4.5/5
(103 ratings)
Chocolate Fondue

By choosing a darker chocolate and fat-free evaporated milk, we've cut the calories of this chocolate dip in half! Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.7g | Fat: 3.5g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 88.8
Herbed Bulgur and Lentil Salad
Very Good 4.3/5
(203 ratings)
Herbed Bulgur and Lentil Salad

This recipe is part of "The SparkPeople Cookbook." Order your copy today! This salad is even better the longer it sits in the fridge, so we love to make a big batch of it and eat it throughout the week.
Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 21g | Fat: 7.1g | Fiber: 5.7g | Protein: 4.8g | Calories: 159.2
Tomato Soup
Very Good 4.4/5
(155 ratings)
Tomato Soup

This tomato soup is so rich and thick you'll swear it's laden with cream and butter. The trick is really good tomatoes.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.3g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 2.5g | Calories: 98.9
Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Yogurt Dip
Very Good 4.4/5
(69 ratings)
Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Yogurt Dip

Serve these fruit kebabs at your next party.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 8.9g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 40
Easy Steamed Fish Packets
Very Good 4.4/5
(125 ratings)
Easy Steamed Fish Packets

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
Healthy Deviled Eggs from FANNETASTIC FOOD
Very Good 4.0/5
(106 ratings)
Healthy Deviled Eggs from FANNETASTIC FOOD

A healthy, mayo-free, but still delicious version of deviled eggs!



Submitted by FANNETASTICFOOD

Carbs: 2.3g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 10.4g | Calories: 117.2
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
Very Good 4.7/5
(1358 ratings)
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

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
100 Calorie Cinnamon Pancakes!
Very Good 4.1/5
(552 ratings)
100 Calorie Cinnamon Pancakes!

I am known for my pancakes, so trust me on this one!Submitted by AMROZ123

Carbs: 18.2g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 5.2g | Calories: 92.6
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