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Top 5 Diabetic Dinner Recipes Easy

1. Double-Cheese Potatoes
Crazy about twice-baked potatoes? You get two loaded potato halves filled with a creamy and cheesy mixture that comes together in minutes in the microwave. Perfect for busy weeknights, these potatoes boast just 219 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 34 grams of carb per serving.
Ingredients:
– 4 6 – ounces baking potatoes, scrubbed and pierced with a fork in several areas
– 4 21 – gram wedges light garlic and herb spreadable cheese, such as Light Laughing Cow
– 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions (green and white parts total)
– 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
– 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup fat free milk
– 1/4 cup diced extra lean ham
– 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

2. Farm Stand Pizza
Pizza doesn’t have to weigh you down with greasy, fatty ingredients. Give it a veggie makeover! Served on a whole wheat crust and loaded with corn, green beans, sweet peppers, and greens, this diabetic dinner recipe gives new meaning to pizza night.
Ingredients:
– 3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed
– 3/4 cup 1-inch pieces fresh green beans
– 1 cup fresh baby arugula or baby kale
– 1/3 cup chopped red sweet pepper
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 2 teaspoons olive oil
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
– 1 recipe Whole Wheat Individual Pizza Crusts
– 6 tablespoons pizza sauce
– 1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)

3. Dijon Beef Stew
Enjoy simple home-style cooking at its best. The slow cooker makes it convenient, and the fresh and healthy ingredients keep carbs, calories, and fat low – just 164 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 14 grams of carb per serving.
Ingredients:
– 2 cups frozen small whole onions
– 2 cups packaged peeled fresh baby carrots
– 1 pound beef stew meat, trimmed of fat
– 1 14 1/2 – ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
– 1 14 1/2 – ounce can lower-sodium beef broth
– 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
– 4 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
– 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley or tarragon

4. Smoked Salmon Quesadilla
Need a quick dinner for two? Switch up your menu and try this easy diabetic salmon recipe. Cream cheese, peas, and red onion come together with canned salmon for an easy meal that’s packed with protein and fiber.
Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
– 2 tablespoons minced red onion
– 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
– 3 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel) (1 1/2 ounces)
– 2 miniature soft wraps, such as La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Soft Wraps Mini brand
– Nonstick cooking spray
– 1 3 – ounce package skinless, boneless smoked salmon, broken up, such as Chicken of the Sea brand
– Chopped tomatoes (optional)
– Snipped fresh cilantro (optional)

5. Cheesy Noodle Casserole
If you’ve been searching for a home-style, slow cooker, diabetic, vegetarian casserole, we have a recipe for you. It’s packed full of carrots, celery, and onion, plus tofu adds protein while keeping saturated fat low. Enjoy a 1-cup serving for just 31 grams of carb and 245 calories.
Ingredients:
– 2 1/2 cups water
– 1 10 3/4 – ounce can reduced-fat and reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup
– 1 14 1/2 – ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
– 2 stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
– 2 medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
– 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
– 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, crushed
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 8 ounces dried extra-wide noodles (about 4 cups dried)
– 1 16 – ounce package extra-firm tofu (fresh bean curd), drained, if necessary, and cubed
– 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

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