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10 Favorite Diabetes-Friendly Dinners

“Do you have to eat different meals than the rest of your family?” “You must spend a fortune on special foods.” “So eating this pizza could kill you, right?”

When it comes to a diabetic diet, myths abound. While it’s true you need to keep a closer eye on your food intake than the average foodie, the key is balance, not deprivation. These low-carb dinner recipes offer the same flavors you crave with a couple of smart swaps that’ll hardly phase your family:

1.     1.  Veggie Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce. Sneak some noodles inside a crunchy lettuce wrap to balance carbs in a light option loaded with Asian flavors.

2.     2.  Zucchini Lasagna. Cut in long strips, zucchini takes the place of traditional lasagna. The meaty, cheesy, tomatoey flavor of this classic dish remains the same!

3.     3.  Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers. Load hollowed green or red peppers with a blend of beans, rice, turkey, and a blend of smoky flavors for a dish that’s easy to eat now or freeze for later.

4.     4.  Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry. In under thirty minutes, you can chop, sautee, and enjoy this fresh stir fry.

5.     5.  Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breasts. A simple, flavorful oil rub makes this chicken dish a go-to when you’re stretched for time.

6.     6.  Firehouse Enchiladas. With just 32 carbs per serving, these enchiladas made with corn tortillas delivers a family favorite with a spicy kick.

7.     7.  Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Sandwiches. Easy, easy, easy. Flavorful pork preps itself while you’re away, and it’s a knock-out when topped with a cream slaw.

8.     8.  Four Cheese Mac & Cheese. You’re never too old for Mac & Cheese. This four-cheese variation with whole grain pasta offers a grown-up, lower carb alternative to a family favorite.

9.     9.  Cucumber Greek Salad. This tangy Mediterranean classic takes all the flavor of a gyro and funnels it into a bowl. Add marinated chicken for extra protein and an optional pita for carb control.

10.  10. Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs. These squash boats create a fun and carb conscious take on the traditional pasta dish.

While you’re bustling around the kitchen, make sure your feet are fully supported with the proper footwear.

Bon appétit!

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