Staying on track with your diabetes diet is easy with these simple recipes.
Easy diabetic dinner recipes can be just that, easy. We understand that sometimes it can be difficult to find easy meals for diabetics and that is why we’re here to give you some tips and tricks to eating right and in a short amount of time. At the end of the day, most people are looking for quick and easy recipes to make after a long day and if they’re healthy, even better. Here are some of our favorite diabetic recipes for dinner that are easy to make and good for your health.
How can I make sure that I will have all the ingredients?
When it comes to diabetic recipes for dinner that are quick and easy it’s best to be prepared with a stocked kitchen. Having a mixture of fresh and frozen vegetables as well as cans of reduced sodium tomatoes are great staples to any recipe. The same goes for stocking up on precooked brown rice, reduced sodium canned beans and quick cooking whole wheat pasta. The protein that you consume should be varied and it’s easiest to have frozen fish and chicken, as well as eggs and fruit on hand. These can all be staple ingredients in easy meals for diabetics.
Easy Diabetic Dinner Recipes
#1 Salmon & Vegetables – Ready in less than 30 minutes!
What you will need:
- 1 zucchini
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 red onion
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 ¼ pound salmon – fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup basil
- 1 lemon
- Half the zucchini, half and take the seeds out of the bell peppers, cut the onion into wedges, slice basil and cut the lemon into 4 wedges.
- Heat a pan or the grill to medium-high heat. Brush zucchini onion and peppers with oil and a bit of salt. Also sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper.
- Place salmon and vegetables on the grill on in the skilled. Cook the vegetables until they are tender and show a bit of char.
- Cook salmon without turning for around 8-10 minutes or until it begins to flake, skin side down
- When the vegetables are cool enough to chop, chop them up into a large bowl
- Remove skin from the salmon
- Serve salmon and vegetables on a plate and top with basil and lemon
#2 Green Onion and Pepper quesadillas – Ready in 20 mins!
Another great thing to keep in the fridge are whole wheat tortillas they make great easy meals. Here’s what you will need for this delicious diabetic recipes for dinner:
- 2 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
- ½ teaspoon adobo sauce that can be found in the can of chipotle Chile peppers
- 4 whole wheat flour tortillas
- ½ cup chopped sweet red pepper
- 14 cup chopped green onion
- Optional – 4 teaspoons chopped fresh jalapeno Chile pepper
- Nonstick spray
- Mix together cream cheese and adobo sauce until a smooth sauce is formed. Spread this mixture on one half of each tortilla.
- Add on top of the cream cheese mixture the chopped sweet peppers, green onions and jalapeno Chile peppers.
- Fold the tortilla in half to make a quesadilla
- Using the nonstick spray, heat a pan with the spray over medium heat
- Place the quesadillas in the pan and allow them to cook for around 4 minutes, turning half way through and when they’re lightly brown and heated through
- Top with avocado slices and any leftover ingredients
If you like to plan ahead, make sure to thaw the protein the night before in the fridge so it’s ready to go when you are. If you are at a loss for what to eat, eggs are always a good and quick option and can be made in many different ways. Not to mention that stir fry can be made with quick brown rice, the frozen veggies in your freezer and thawed protein!
Don’t let diabetes get you down, there are many easy diabetic dinner recipes out there and ready to be made!