17 Simple and Easy Diebetic Friendly Meal Plans

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Simple and Easy Diebetic Friendly Meal Plans

Healthy eating, following the guidelines below on building a diabetes meal plan, and focusing on making nutritious choices most of the time can help you shed weight.

The simple meals and snacks that makes this plan so simple and realistic to follow feature the best foods for diabetes, like complex carbohydrates (think whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables), lean protein and healthy fats. The carbohydrates are balanced throughout each day with each meal containing 2-3 carb servings (30-45 grams of carbohydrates) and each snack containing around 1 carb serving (15 grams of carbohydrates). To help keep your blood sugar from spiking too high too quickly, we limited refined carbohydrates (like white bread, white pasta and white rice) and have also cut down on saturated fats and sodium, which can negatively impact your health if you eat too much.

What we definitely didn’t skimp on is flavor. The meals and snacks in this diet plan feature fresh ingredients and plenty of herbs and spices that add flavor without adding extra sodium. Eating with diabetes doesn’t need to be difficult—choose a variety of nutritious foods, as we do in this diet meal plan, and add in daily exercise for a healthy and sustainable approach to managing diabetes

See all our our healthy meal plans for diabetes and don’t miss our collection of delicious diabetes-friendly recipes.

Grilled Stone Fruit

Grilled Stone Fruit - Diabetic Friendly Recipe

Giving freshly sliced peaches, nectarines, and apricots a turn on the grill adds a caramelization that intensifies their natural sweet-tart flavor. With the heightened flavors there is no need for extra sugar of any kind, making this an easy and natural way to satisfy a sweet tooth. This recipe uses peaches. GET RECIPE

Almond Crescent Cookies

Almond Crescent Cookies - Keto And Diabetic Friendly

These almond crescent cookies are perfect for every day, but they’re an extra-special option for the Holidays! GET RECIPE

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - Diabetic Friendly Recipe

These soft banana cookies have a cakelike texture and lots of flavor that everyone seem to love. It’s one of the best banana cookie recipes I’ve found. GET RECIPE

Faldhari Badam ki Barfi (Sugar free)

Faldhari Badam ki Barfi Sugar free Recipes For Diabetics

Make and serve these delightful sugar-free faldhari barfis this festive season for the goodness of nuts. A delicious festive treat, Faldhari badaam ki barfi has dehydrated fruits and nuts like almonds, pistachios and figs mixed with mawa to make this sugar-free mithai. You can serve this on festive occasions like Diwali and relish without worrying about the health woes. GET RECIPE

Low Fat Dahi Chicken

Low Fat Dahi Chicken Best Recipes For Diabetics

Made with yoghurt, garam masala and slit green chillies, this Indian chicken curry is high on proteins, low on carbs and definitely diabetic-friendly. GET RECIPE

Sugar Free Granola

Sugar Free Granola Best Recipes For Diabetics

Healthy with a whole lot of flavour! Whip up this quick and easy sugar-free granola packed with sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, oats just minus the honey. Spruce it up with the goodness of almonds, fresh fruits and yogurt. GET RECIPE

Low Fat Chicken Shawarma

Low Fat Chicken Shawarma Best Recipes For Diabetics

A delicious recipe from the Middle-Eastern land, this low-fat chicken shawarma is the winner of hearts! If you love wraps – and who doesn’t – you will certainly enjoy this wholesome option. GET RECIPE

Kanyakumari Fish Curry Without Oil

Kanyakumari Fish Curry Without Oil Best Recipes For Diabetics

Coconut-y and yummy, this fish curry tastes surprisingly delicious minus the oil. A fish curry made with coconut, tamarind, mild spices and absolutely no oil. Just the perfect dish for those who keeping a tab on their diet. GET RECIPE

Low Fat French Onion Soup

Low Fat French Onion Soup Free Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

Low on fat and oh so delectable, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Once you try this old world classic – French onion soup recipe, you’ll never try another. The classic french soup but this time, it is low fat! GET RECIPE

Two-In-One-Phirni (Sugar Free)

Two-In-One-Phirni Sugar Free Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

A simple rice pudding with two layers – a pista layer and one flavored with rose essence. Indulgent! A classic creamy sweet pudding made with rice, milk, almonds, cardamom and a layer of pistas. Flavoured with rose essence and minus the sugar, this recipe is just the right kick when you’re craving something sweet. GET RECIPE

Low Fat Pepper Chicken Dry

Low Fat Pepper Chicken Dry Best Recipes For Diabetics

Marinated in pepper and turmeric, enjoy the best of this spicy Andhra-style chicken recipe created specially for the calorie conscious and diabetics. Garnished with whole red chillies, low fat pepper chicken dry is a spicy recipe that will best be served as a side dish on a party menu and loved by all. GET RECIPE

Low Fat Celery Soup

Low Fat Celery Soup Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

A perfect combination of celery with other vegetables to create a filling bowl of soup. When your stomach starts to rumble, you need a snack that can curb your hunger without blowing your blood sugar. GET RECIPE

Sugar Free Rice Pudding

Sugar Free Rice Pudding Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

Made with a small stalk of lemongrass, a stick of cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg, this sugar free rice pudding is our new favourite dessert. Serve with a pineapple ginger compote flavoured with lemon zest.  A delectable sugar-free rice pudding for all the diabetics with a sweet tooth and for those who wants to cut down on the calories! GET RECIPE

Low Fat Butter Chicken

Low Fat Butter Chicken Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

Simple and speedy, this butter chicken recipe is brimming with flavours and shockingly sans the butter. Relish the popular butter chicken without even consuming butter! Cook this for a dinner party paired with a parantha, naan or rice and keep your guests guessing. GET RECIPE

Sugar-Free Apple Pie

Sugar-Free Apple Pie - Diebetic Friendly Recipe

Apples are so naturally sweet that a little boost from a sugar substitute is all that’s needed. The apple juice concentrate also helps to add natural fruit sugars for a pop of flavor without relying on white, processed sugars. GET RECIPE

Chewy Coconut Macaroons

Chewy Coconut Macaroons - Sugar Free For Diebetic

These chewy cookies are my husband’s favorites, so he requests them often. I like to make the macaroons on cold winter days and keep them in an airtight bowl on the kitchen counter. They never last long! GET RECIPE