18 Diabetic-Friendly Comfort Food Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings
These recipes for classic comfort foods dish up their familiar flavors in a healthy way.
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
Of all the recipes I make in my slow-cooker, this is my favorite. If you like your BBQ sweet with a little spice, this will be your new favorite, too. Shared by Yvonne McKim, Vancouver, Washington.
Mini Apple Strudels
Present strudel in a whole new way! Phyllo dough surrounds tender slices of apple in this version. One strudel is only 100 calories, so you can have dessert without any guilt. Recipe shared by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen. Check out these tasty diabetic recipes you’ll want to make over and over.
Creamy Chicken Rice Soup
I came up with this thick flavorful soup while making some adjustments to a favorite stovetop chicken casserole. Recipe shared by Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado.
Hamburger Noodle Casserole
People have a hard time believing this homey and hearty casserole uses lighter ingredients. The taste is so rich and creamy. It’s a great weeknight family entree! Recipe shared by Martha Henson, Winnsboro, Texas.
Homemade Fish Sticks
I’m a nutritionist and needed a healthy fish fix. Moist inside and crunchy outside, these fish sticks are great with oven fries or roasted veggies and low-fat homemade tartar sauce. Recipe shared by Jennifer Rowland, Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Packed with potatoes, carrots and corn, this soup is a great healthy dinner choice. It’s not too heavy, so it also makes a nice light partner for a sandwich. Recipe shared by Vicki Kerr, Portland, Maine. Check out this vegetable all people with type-2 diabetes should be eating more of.
Rolled Buttermilk Biscuits
I scribbled down this recipe when our family visited the Cooperstown Farm Museum more than 25 years ago. I must have gotten it right, because these biscuits turn out great every time. Recipe shared by Patricia Kile of Greentown, Pennsylvania.
Italian Pork Stew
Don’t skip the anchovy paste in this stew! It gives a good, salty flavor, but doesn’t taste fishy at all. Add a salad and crusty bread for an incredible meal. Recipe shared by Lynne German, Cumming, Georgia.
Frosted Mocha Cake
The mixture of both sugar and sugar substitute helps keep the sweetness while still cutting calories and carbs. If you want to make the recipe even better for you, use reduced-fat whipped topping in the frosting. Recipe shared by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen.
Makeover Beef & Sausage Lasagna
The original version of this dish was much higher in cholesterol and saturated fat. You’ll love this trimmed-down take. Recipe shared by Jacob Kitzman, Seattle, Washington. When you’re tired of making meals at home, try out these tasty restaurant dishes that are great for people with diabetes.
Jambalaya is a traditional Louisiana dish, coming from our Spanish and French culture. Rice is the main ingredient, with different meats or seafood mixed in. I particularly like this variation with shrimp and ham. Recipe shared by Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
These pancakes have less sodium per serving than other pancakes made from mixes. Lower the sodium even further by stretching the mix with banana, oats, and walnuts. In our house we just sprinkle these with a little confectioners’ sugar, because the fruit is so sweet you don’t need syrup. Recipe shared by Patricia Swart, Galloway, New Jersey. Here are some helpful tricks for diabetes diet planning.
Cheese Smashed Potatoes
Who doesn’t like mashed potatoes? Try this slimmed-down dish with any entree. Recipe shared by Janet Homes, Surprise, Arizona. Here are 15 foods that people with diabetes can—and should—enjoy.