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49 Recipes for Diabetics: Low-Sugar and Low-Carb Menu Ideas


Crustless Quiche CasseroleWhen you're first diagnosed with diabetes, it often comes as a rude awakening. Making diabetic-specific recipes and watching your intake of sugar and carbohydrates can be tricky if you're not sure where to start. 

But don't worry, before long you'll discover a wide variety of delicious recipes that you can enjoy. These recipes will be sugar-free and low-carb, but they'll taste as good as, if not better than, your old recipes. Being diabetic shouldn't stop you from enjoying the foods you love; you just need to be more aware of portion control and nutritional information.

To help you find recipes that fit your lifestyle, we've provided 49 low-sugar and low-carb recipes that will delight both you and your family. This page features a wide variety of diabetic-friendly recipes* that are easy to make and serve as phenomenal recipes for family suppers and even dinner parties. Your guests will never suspect that they are eating healthy recipes because they'll be raving about the amazing taste!

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Diabetic Recipes

49 Recipes for Diabetics:
Low-Sugar and Low-Carb Menu Ideas

Table of Contents

Breakfast Recipes

Snack Recipes

Lunch Ideas

Dinner Recipes

Dessert Recipes


Breakfast Recipes

Single-Serving Mini QuicheMiss Bessie's Breakfast Bake

The wholesome low-carb diabetic recipes in this collection are the perfect way to start your day. Although these recipes are low in carbs and sugar, they're packed with protein and flavor. We promise that all of these diabetic breakfast recipes would be perfect to jump start your day. 

Little Omelet Muffins

Crustless Quiche Casserole

Miss Bessie's Breakfast Bake (pictured right)

Flourless Almond Butter Muffins

Paleo Huevos Divorciados 

Single-Serving Mini Quiche (pictured left)


Snack Recipes

Watermelon DonutsLow Carb Cauliflower Bread Sticks

When you're looking for an afternoon snack, you need to check this list of easy healthy recipes first. These diabetic-friendly snacks offer a little sugar kick to tide you over, but you won't experience an ounce of guilt. 

Low-Carb Cauliflower Bread Sticks (pictured right)

Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Bites

Watermelon Donuts (pictured left)

Clean-Eating Spelt Crackers

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

BLTA Stuffed Tomatoes


Lunch Ideas

Chicken Fried Cauliflower RiceLow Carb Cauliflower Pizza

Below, you’ll find easy-to-make and yummy-to-eat lunch recipes. Fill up on protein, veggies, fruit, and whole grains when you whip up one of these low-carb lunch ideas.

Grandma's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice (pictured left)

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Low-Carb Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Skinny Taco Stuffed Peppers

Asian Turkey Meatballs

Asian Quinoa Meatballs

Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza (pictured right)

Cherry Tomato Frittata

Gluten Free Ham and Egg Fried Rice

Simple Chicken Cacciatore



Dinner Recipes

Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir FryLow-Carb Teriyaki Salmon

These options for diabetic recipes were selected because they are low in sugar and carbs. Below, you will find main meals that will fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied. When you make these recipes, your friends and family will never suspect how healthy they actually are. 

Simple Salsa Slow Cooker Chicken

Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry (pictured left)

Crustless Roasted Red Pepper Quiche

Simple Soy and Lime Chicken

Skinny Kale and Butternut Squash Quiche

Crustless Spinach and Feta Pie

Broccoli and Zucchini Noodle Casserole

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

Zucchini Stuffed with Chicken Enchilada

Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon

Quick and Easy Herbed Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Low-Carb Teriyaki Salmon (pictured right)

Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Breast

Balsamic Chicken and Tomato Dinner

Mongolian Chicken Recipe

Broiled Tilapia with Tomato Caper Sauce

Buffalo Baked Chicken

Indian Flavored Pounded Chicken



Diabetic Dessert Recipes

Low Carb Chocolate BrowniesNo-Bake Thumbprint Cookies

You may be diabetic, but that doesn't mean you have to cut out all sweets from your diet. Indulge your sweet tooth with these low-carb desserts. A single serving of these treats would be the perfect way to end any day.  

5-Ingredient Single-Serve Chocolate Cake

Low-Carb Chocolate Brownies (pictured left)

Healthy Zucchini Brownies

No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies (pictured right)

Low-Carb Scotcharoos

Healthy Homemade Oreos

Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

*These recipes have not been approved or recommended by a physician, but rather they represent part of a balanced, low-carb and low-sugar diet that may be suitable alternatives for recipes that are high in sugar and carbohydrates. Please consult your doctor before consuming any foods if you have any dietary concerns or questions about a diabetic diet and the recipes in this collection.


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Those Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes sound heavenly.

Unfortunately, diabetes runs in my family, and it can be very difficult to cook for those I love. I am so grateful for awesome ideas like these!


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