Diabetic Soups and Salads

Rev up your healthy dinner menu with these main-dish diabetic soup recipes and diabetic 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. From lentil soup to quinoa salads, these low-carb recipes make for a wonderful lunch or light dinner.

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    Lentil-Toasted Barley Soup with Sausage

    This healthy diabetic vegetable 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 diabetic salad dressing for a simple, protein-rich main-dish salad with under 250 calories and only 18 grams of 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. It's one of our favorite green salads for diabetics!

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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. Make this chicken salad for diabetics whenever you're craving a lighter dinner.

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    Red Quinoa Salad with Raspberries and Beets

    Cook quinoa and use it in a delicious salad full of fresh ingredients like tangy raspberries and hearty beets. Unlike some diabetic fruit salad recipes, this dish combines raspberries with leafy greens and crisp veggies.

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    Cream of Fennel and Potato Soup

    A creamy and comforting meal that has less than 30 grams of carbs? Yes, please! Italian turkey sausage gives a meaty bite to this thick potato and fennel diabetic soup recipe.

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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 milligrams sodium and 85 calories per serving, making it one of our lightest diabetic soup recipes.

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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. Once you try the simple homemade diabetic salad dressing, you'll never go back to the store-bought kind.

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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 an ideal diabetic soup recipe for a summertime brunch.

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    Fresh Taco Salad

    One of our favorite diabetic salad recipes, this dish includes tons of green goodies. 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 diabetic soup recipe 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 grams of carb per serving—is a recipe you'll make again and again.

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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 salad for diabetics. This entree gets a green boost by starting with plenty of spinach.

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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. You'd never know this recipe is one of our green salads for diabetics!

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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. Pair this diabetic salad recipe with any dinner that needs a healthy boost.

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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 grams carb per serving— this butternut squash bisque is unlike any other. One taste, and you'll hardly believe this is one of our diabetic soup recipes!

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    Grilled Corn Salad

    Corn, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and fresh oregano make this diabetic salad recipe a delight. Simple bottled dressing splashes on more flavor—we recommend a reduced-calorie, low-sugar 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. This diabetic chicken soup recipe is 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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