CareZone | Simple Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

It’s not always easy to follow a healthy meal plan day after day, but these tasty recipes should help. They are not only great for pre-diabetics and diabetics, but they are also simple to make!

Grilled Steak with Mushrooms (recipe serves 2)

Ingredients

  • 2 4-ounce filet steaks (1.5 inches thick)
  • 1 tablespoon trans-fat-free margarine
  • 1 pint mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 medium baked sweet potatoes
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat an indoor or outdoor grill on high. Spray grill rack with cooking spray.
  2. Lightly sprinkle steaks evenly with salt and pepper.
  3. Place steaks on grill with direct high-heat and sear on each side for 1-2 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 18-23 minutes or until done (according to your preference). Transfer steak to a plate and cover with foil; let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  4. Pierce sweet potato skin 5-6 times. Microwave for 5-8 minutes, or until tender, rotating halfway through.
  5. In a medium sauté pan, heat margarine over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and sauté for 5-6 minutes until tender.

Chicken Burritos (recipe serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 4 large low-carb, whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo or salsa
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed or shredded
  • 1 cup canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 Tbsp reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Spread mashed avocado on one tortilla. Top with 2 Tbsp pico de gallo, 1/2 cup chicken, 1/4 cup black beans, 1 1/2 Tbsp cheese, 1/4 cup lettuce and 1/4 cup diced tomatoes.
  2. Fold into burrito. Repeat for remaining 3 burritos.

For more diabetic-friendly recipes ideas, visit the Diabetes.org website.

Posted September 13, 2017 by Erin Knobler