Diabetic Soups and Salads

Rev up your healthy dinner menu with these main-dish diabetic soup and salad recipes with under 45 grams of carbohydrate and 400 calories and side dishes with under 30 grams of carbohydrate and 250 calories per serving.

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    Lentil-Toasted Barley Soup with Sausage

    This healthy soup is filled with fiber-rich barley, good-for-you veggies, and decadent sausage links. Toast the barley before tossing into the soup for a rich, nutty flavor.

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    Asparagus and Shrimp Salad

    Zesty shrimp, crunchy asparagus, and veggies are tossed in a homemade orange-garlic dressing for a simple, protein-rich main-dish salad with under 250 calories and only 18 g carb.

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    Grilled Watermelon Salad

    High-protein quinoa, creamy avocado, tangy feta cheese, and sweet grilled watermelon (one of the lowest-carb fruits) come together to make this the ultimate summer main-dish salad.

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    Grilled Chicken Salad

    With grapes, goat cheese, grilled chicken, and crisp fresh greens, this restaurant-worthy, diabetic-friendly salad recipe fuels you with complete servings from three food groups.

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    How to Make Red Quinoa Salad with Red Chile Vinaigrette

    Cook quinoa and use it in a delicious salad full of fresh ingredients like tangy raspberries and hearty beets.

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    Cream of Fennel and Potato Soup

    A creamy and comforting meal that's under 30 g carb? Yes, please! Italian turkey sausage gives a meaty bite to this thick potato and fennel soup.

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    Indian Cauliflower Soup with Garam Masala

    This cauliflower soup uses garam masala, a mix of spices commonly used in Indian cooking, to give a flash of heat without adding salt. It has only 400 mg sodium and 85 calories per serving.

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    Garden Three-Bean Salad with Fresh French Dressing

    Crisp green beans, sweet edamame (soybeans), and creamy cannellini beans top fresh salad greens to make this updated version of the classic three-bean salad.

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    Chilled Raspberry-Chile Soup

    Even though this raspberry soup is chilled, a hint of jalapeno brings the heat. Bananas, raspberries, and a splash of orange juice make this soup reminiscent of a smoothie. With only 170 calories per serving, it's the perfect recipe for a summertime brunch.

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    Fresh Taco Salad

    All of your fiesta favorites are topped with a garlicky cilantro-ranch dressing in this satisfying main-dish salad that includes healthy fat from avocado, low-cal crunch from jicama, and a kick from fresh jalapeno.

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    Spicy Brazilian Turkey Soup

    When this soup simmers on the stove top, the comforting aroma will entice everyone to the table. With tomatoes, lime, coconut milk, and light beer, this soup with 10 g carb per serving is a recipe you'll make again and again.

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    Chipotle Pork Chili

    Chipotle peppers bring a slow-building heat to this chili dinner with 43 g carb per serving. The hearty chili recipe comes together in under 30 minutes.

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    Wilted Chicken Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

    Antioxidant-rich pomegranate seeds, vinegar-spiked onions, and crunchy almonds brighten up this traditional yet healthy chicken-spinach salad.

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    Gingered Beef and Broccoli Salad Bowl

    Instead of high-carb noodles, this easy, five-ingredient stir-fry recipe calls for a grain- and gluten-free base of mixed spring greens or baby spinach.

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    Tomato and Red Onion Salad

    Want a quick-fix side salad? Four ingredients -- red onion, tomatoes, vinegar, and a little sugar -- come together to make this beautiful tomato salad that pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or steak.

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    Butternut Bisque with Spicy Pear Salsa

    With decadent ingredients including crabmeat, bacon, jalapeno, and fresh pear -- and only 211 calories and 30 g carb per serving -- this butternut squash bisque is unlike any other.

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    Grilled Corn Salad

    Corn, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and fresh oregano make this veggie salad a delight. Simple bottled dressing splashes on more flavor -- just choose a reduced-calorie version.

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    Five-Spice Chicken Noodle Soup

    This Asian soup abounds with flavor-packed ingredients such as soy sauce, five-spice powder, and ginger. It's a new twist on an old favorite.

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    Diabetic Desserts

    Following a diabetic diet doesn't mean you have to miss out on dessert recipes. These irresistible cookies, frozen treats, and cheesecakes are lower in calories and under 30 grams of carb, so you can add them to your diabetic recipe repertoire while keeping blood glucose in check.
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