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You should try to fill half your plate nonstarchy veggies, which means you have to be creative so you don't get bored with the same recipes. These zucchini boats are quick, easy and a delicious change to steamed veggies.
This is a great low-carb version of traditional lasagna. You can also serve this dish over whole grain pasta.
Sweet potatoes are a healthy carbohydrate full of fiber and vitamin A. They can make a great, quick side dish! You could also stuff this sweet potato with spinach and pine nuts.
Who said you can't have "nachos" with diabetes? Try this healthy version that has all the flavor of traditional nachos without all of the extra fat and carbs.
Do you love stuffed cabbage, but don't have time to make it? This high-fiber soup is so easy and packs in all the flavors of traditional stuffed cabbage.
This version of what is a traditionally high-carb porridge is easy to make whole grain and healthy.
This recipe is a great example of using vegetables to bulk up a dish that is typically high in carbs and fat.
Here's a quick weeknight dinner to enjoy with your family. Fish can make a great entrée when you are pressed for time since it cooks quickly, plus it's a great source of lean protein.
This is a great healthier recipe to try in place of fried Mexican food. The taquitos come out perfectly crispy!
Chicken pot pie is traditionally high in fat and carbohydrate. This lighter version is full of lean protein, veggies and whole grains.
Who doesn't love Caesar salad? This salad makes a great nonstarchy vegetable side that you can enjoy with just about any entrée!
This sweet and savory grilled pork tenderloin is a snap to whip up! Your taste buds will delight in this combination of tarragon, mustard, and garlic blended with creamy Greek nonfat yogurt.
Serve up this unique pasta dish with some lightly dressed greens. It also makes a great lunch that you can bring to the office.
Spice things up with our delicious Spicy Turkey Burgers topped with Cajun Yogurt Sauce. This dish is a great option as part of a lunch or dinner meal and is sure to satisfy your taste buds!
You can make these burrito bowls ahead of time and put them in a microwave-safe container. Just leave off the lettuce, yogurt and tomato. Reheat the bowl and then add the cold toppings. This makes a great hot lunch at the office!
This chili makes a great one-pot meal. The beans provide healthy carbs, the turkey provides lean protein, and the carrots, zucchini, onion and tomatoes supply the veggies. Quick, easy, healthy and perfect on a cold winter day!
These elegant and delicious baskets would be perfect for a Sunday brunch or holiday. This recipe provides lean protein from the egg beaters and a healthy carbohydrate source from the sweet potatoes.
Serve up this elegant dish at your next dinner party. It's packed with flavor and even provides a serving of fruit!
With lean protein (flounder) and veggies (green beans), all you need to do is add brown rice to 1/4 of your plate, and this meal easily reflects the diabetes plate.
You can use this method with any sandwich fillings. Try sliced tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella cheese, or try ham with spinach and muenster cheese.
Want to eat a restaurant-style salad at home? This Greek Chicken Salad is packed full of flavor and easily meets the goal of making half your plate veggies with the lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers.
Bulgur is the grain used in traditional tabbouleh, but the bulk of this tasty tabbouleh is made up of vegetables, herbs and protein-packed chickpeas.
Are you tired of the same boring vegetables every night and need a change? Are you not sure how to cook kale or spinach? Try this delicious and easy dish for a nutritious addition to your dinner. Leafy greens are packed full of vitamins and fiber, and are low in calories and carbs.
Chicken is a lean protein source and should make up a quarter of your plate. People complain of getting bored with chicken, but try this recipe for chicken that's bursting with flavor.
Any dark leafy green would work great in this soup. Get creative and enjoy this nutrition-packed lower carbohydrate side dish.
These are a great make-ahead item for your lunchbox.
Broccolini is a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale, and is showing up in more and more grocery stores. Experiment with this unique vegetable by preparing the recipe below.
You can serve this with homemade tzatziki sauce. Grate 1 small cucumber and 1 clove garlic into 1/2 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt and mix to make it.
This delicious salad paired with a creamy, savory yogurt dressing is a cinch to prepare. The mouthwatering blend of veggies, tangy yogurt, and spices will delight your taste buds!
These savory Salmon Sliders with Greek Yogurt Horseradish Sauce make an easy and delicious addition to your cooking routine. Served over greens, this colorful dish is sure to please!
This dish is a great example of the diabetes plate method at work - lean protein (pork tenderloin), starchy beans and low-carb zucchini. If you want to add some dairy, garnish the pork tenderloin with plain, nonfat Greek yogurt.
You should eat at least 2 servings of fish, such as tuna, every week for good heart health. Many people are intimidated to make fish, but this recipe proves that cooking fish is both easy and delicious!
Try this budget-friendly dish for lunch or dinner this week. To minimize prep time, cook the chicken and make the dressing ahead of time.
Quinoa is a whole-grain that can be used in place of rice in many recipes. It is higher in protein than other grains and is also a good source of fiber.
You can use any color quinoa for this salad, but red quinoa will give it a nice pop of color. Quinoa is not only a whole grain, but it also provides some protein.
The key to including pasta in your meal plan without going overboard on carbohydrate is to keep the portion size small and serve it with lots of veggies and some protein. This is a quick dinner the whole family can enjoy any time of year.
This is a great salad to use up veggies in your fridge. Try adding chopped cucumber, broccoli, peapods or carrots to this salad. You could also try mixing in leftover proteins like grilled chicken, shrimp or tofu.
Walnuts are the only nut to provide an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. This salad would be a great starter for a homemade Valentine's Day dinner.
This dish is a good source of protein and also provides some veggies. While quick to prepare, it has an elegant look to it, and guests are sure to be impressed by the presentation and taste!
Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Serve up this dish with roasted green beans and your favorite whole grain such as quinoa, farro or wild rice.
Serve up this tasty seafood entrée with some roasted sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. It would make a healthy, yet elegant dish to make for your sweetie on Valentine's Day!
Serve this decadent dish for breakfast or brunch with a group. It's both light and satisfying, and can be made ahead to reduce prep time in the morning.
A lower-calorie version of traditional broccoli cheddar soup, this recipe is still packed with flavor and a great way to fit in some more veggies.
Here's a lighter version of a usually deep-fried, high carbohydrate, high-calorie meal. Note that you'll need a waffle iron to make this dish.
These barbeque meatballs can be ready in just 30 minutes. Serve them up with a green salad and a side of corn or roasted sweet potatoes.
The delicious combination of poached salmon with thick and creamy Greek yogurt will give your heart something to smile about!
A tasty blend of spices and Greek yogurt with a cilantro lime twist. Warm up with this delicious dish on a cold night!
Here's an easy, budget-friendly meal to try for dinner this week. While simple to make, it's full of sweet and spicy flavor.
This delicious dish uses a new type of pasta made from chickpeas. The pasta is loaded with fiber, lower in carbs, gluten-free, and has a lower glycemic index.