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16 Cozy Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Recipes to Share at Your Table

Enjoy holiday meals, and keep your blood sugar in check, thanks to these savory recipes.

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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe

Try this wonderfully flavored, easy-fixing, tender, slow cooker entree when you’re craving turkey. Recipe shared by Maria Juco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Slow-Cooked Pork Roast Recipe

When you’ve got a jam-packed day ahead, turn to this slow-cooker recipe. It’ll be a favorite in your home in no time. Recipe shared by Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon.

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Elegant Pork Marsala Recipe

Wine and mushrooms lend elegance to this oh-so-simple pork dish. Use pre-sliced mushrooms and minced garlic to save time. Cleanup is one-pan easy. Recipe shared by Kim Gillis, High Falls, New York.

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Sunday Brunch Egg Casserole Recipe

My favorite brunch dish got a makeover with egg substitute and lower-fat cheese. The lightened-up version still tastes delicious, but it won’t weigh you down! Recipe shared by Alice Hofmann, Sussex, Wisconsin.

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Makeover Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

I wanted a hash brown casserole I could feel good about eating. This light version keeps the cozy flavor while nixing a lot of the fat. Recipe shared by Kelly Kirby, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia.

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Favorite Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

My family begs me to make this recipe during the holidays. They like it because pumpkin pie spice enhances the flavor of the sweet potatoes. I like the fact that it can be made a day ahead and warmed before serving. Recipe shared by Senja Merrill, Sandy, Utah.

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Spice-Rubbed Ham Recipe

Now THIS is a ham: sweet and smoky, with just enough clove and ginger flavor to let you know you’re in for a holiday treat. Recipe shared by Sharon Tipton, Winter Garden, Florida.

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Holiday Peas Recipe

My mom used to dress up peas with buttered cracker crumbs when I was little and it remains one of my favorite dishes. Just about any type of savory cracker can be substituted, including herb-flavored varieties. Recipe shared by Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake Recipe

Creamy mozzarella and Swiss cheeses create the base for these tasty veggies, while a hint of cayenne pepper gives them a kick guests will adore. Recipe shared by Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California.

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Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables Recipe

I appreciate this recipe because it includes a side dish of roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and carrots. I prepare this entree for celebrations throughout the year. Recipe shared by Janet Tucker, Bellevue, Ohio.

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Makeover Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

This makeover is just as tender as the original recipe, but it only contains half of the cholesterol and saturated fat. With 113 fewer calories and 10 grams less sugar per slice, it’s a guilt-free treat. Recipe shared by Joanne Jones, Salisbury, Maryland.

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Broccoli with Garlic, Bacon & Parmesan Recipe

This simple yet sophisticated side dish uses just a few basic ingredients. The way the bold garlic flavor blends with the smoky bacon makes ordinary broccoli irresistible. Recipe shared by Erin Chilcoat, Smithtown, New York.

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Turkey Roulades Recipe

The filling in this recipe goes so well with turkey. I love the hint of lemon, the savory combo of apples, mushrooms and spinach, and the bread-crumb coating adds a nice crunch. Recipe shared by Kari Wheaton, South Beloit, Illinois.

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Cool and Creamy Spinach Dip Recipe

I always keep this easy dip on hand. It encourages me to eat more fresh veggies. The light cottage cheese adds protein and calcium without the fat. Recipe shared by Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Cranberry-Apple Pork Chops Recipe

These colorful, sweet-tart chops deliver a tasty punch with each bite! Recipe shared by Katie Shireman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Pretty Duchess Potatoes Recipe

Great comfort-food flavor, and in such an attractive package! Recipe shared by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest