Diabetic Breads and Pasta Dishes to Cure Your Carb Cravings

Bread and pasta for diabetics? We've got the recipes! These dishes all fall within nutritional guidelines for people living with diabetes, whether you're in the mood for lasagna, looking for an easy breadstick recipe, or after a delicious spaghetti for diabetics.

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    Lightened-Up Spaghetti Pie

    Looking for diabetic spaghetti? You've found it! This spaghetti pie may look rich, but our lightened-up version is much lower in carbs than most pasta dishes (while still being super delicious, of course). Opt for whole wheat spaghetti for more fiber.

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    Chicken with Parmesan Noodles

    Sure, this dish looks decadent, but it can be a great diabetic pasta recipe! Compared to most pasta dishes, this recipe is low in carbs and high in protein, and it even has a serving of veggies thanks to cooked carrots.

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    Chicken Lasagna Rolls with Chive Cream Sauce

    OK, this may not be lasagna in the traditional sense, but hear us out: This diabetic lasagna tastes just like your favorite layered dish. These lasagna rolls are stuffed with chicken, broccoli, and red peppers, so extra noodles are replaced with protein and veggies.

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    Tomato-Bacon Breadsticks

    What would pair with these diabetic pasta recipes? A big green salad, of course, and diabetic-friendly breadsticks! These breadsticks are low in sodium, sugar, and carbs, so you can definitely munch on one with dinner.

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    Herbed Chicken, Orzo, and Zucchini

    Orzo may not be what first comes to mind when you imagine pasta for diabetics, but these tiny noodles are a great way to eat pasta without tons of carbs. When you pair orzo with chicken and zucchini, you've got a delicious meal that's high in protein.

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    Pasta with Chicken, Spinach, Tomatoes, and Feta Cheese

    For a well-balanced meal, pair your pasta with plenty of protein and fresh veggies. This dish is loaded with all three, but to give it a nutrition boost, we used whole grain penne pasta. It's definitely a diabetic-friendly pasta recipe!

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    Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl

    Noodles and meatballs, anyone? This diabetic pasta recipe gets its protein from chicken meatballs, while rice noodles imitate spaghetti without packing on the carbs. Serve with lettuce and carrots for a quick and easy pasta dinner!

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    Easy Oatmeal Bread

    Make your own warm and chewy bread for sandwiches. This recipe uses rolled oats and whole wheat flour, plus a drizzle of honey for sweetness -- tomorrow's lunch just got a whole lot tastier.

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    Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms

    This diabetic-friendly pasta recipe has all of our favorite ingredients for a mouthwatering pasta dinner (including chicken, linguine, and mushrooms) while staying low in sodium and high in protein.

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    Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread

    Loaded with dates and orange juice for sweetness, this pumpkin bread is delicious served with reduced-fat cream cheese or Greek yogurt flavored with a little grated orange peel.

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    Country-Style Semolina Loaves

    Semolina is a coarsely ground durum wheat flour. While it's more likely to show up in pasta than in baked goods, here it brings a pleasantly rustic touch to bread loaves.

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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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