Best of 2017: 50 of Your Favorite Diabetic Recipes
This past year we've been working on creating and sharing Everyday Diabetic Recipes that not only support a healthier lifestyle, but also taste delicious. We love being able to share our favorite recipes with you, and we truly enjoy seeing what your favorite dishes are. So, we rounded up all of the appetizers, meals, side dishes, and desserts you loved the most and put them into a collection! 2017 was an amazing adventure for us. We hope it was for you too. This list is based on the diabetic recipes that YOU viewed and searched for the most this year.
We hope you enjoy the list. We look forward to bringing you fresh, new Everyday Diabetic Recipes in 2018!
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Crowd-Pleasing Appetizers and Soups
Our delicious starter recipes are perfect, not only for the holidays, but at any get-together. It's no surprise these were some of your favorite crowd-pleasing appetizer and soup recipes of 2017.
The next time you're invited to a get-together bring along a plate of Southern Deviled Eggs. This deviled egg recipe is a simple one and calls for some of our favorite, classic ingredients, like mayo and sweet pickle relish. It's a recipe any Southern granny would approve of!
Our Oven-Baked Egg Rolls are so good, you'll want to make sure you put "egg roll wrappers" on your next grocery list! They're just as good as the ones you've had from your favorite take-out place, but cooked up in a much lighter way!
Cabbage is king in this diabetic recipe for Zesty Cabbage Soup. You're going to love the tasty marriage of flavorful ingredients that are not only filling, but good for you too!
Best Casserole Recipes
Casserole recipes are always popular. These scrumptious meals are a healthier alternative that are packed full of flavor. Most of them don't take much effort to make either. Your votes are in and these are the best casserole recipes of 2017!
If you love the taste of a loaded baked potato, but can't fit it into your diabetic diet, then you're going to love this healthier-for-you recipe for Loaded Cauliflower Casserole. We swapped the potato for cauliflower and kept all the same toppings you love, so you can enjoy your favorite flavors without the guilt!
Our Creamy Crunchy Chicken Casserole hits all the high notes. Plus, it comes together so quickly, you'll have this easy casserole recipe on the table before your gang can ask, "What's for dinner?"
While we love traditional stuffed cabbage, we don't always have time to make it, especially when we're feeding a large gang. That's when our recipe for "Unstuffed" Stuffed Cabbage Casserole comes in handy. This casserole has all the flavors you crave, without all the fuss involved!
Our Light King Ranch Casserole is a healthier version of your favorite creamy and cheesy Tex-Mex chicken casserole recipe. You won't even need to ring the dinner bell for this one...they'll already be lining up for their serving!
Our Hot Chicken Salad Casserole is a down-home casserole recipe that'll make your insides feel warm and cozy. With lighter ingredients and fresh veggies, this is an easy low carb recipe that's perfect for dinner or for bringing along to the next potluck!
Some casseroles are just meant to bring the whole family together, and this creamy, low-carb, chicken casserole is one of 'em! Our Family-Pleasing Casserole recipe is full of everything they love, including some of their favorite healthy veggies.
We've turned a classic chicken dinner into a mouthwatering, low-carb casserole! Our Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is so creamy and satisfying, it'll please even the pickiest of eaters. And because we think you should always eat your veggies, we made sure to include some broccoli in this comforting chicken casserole.
Macaroni and cheese is one of those dishes we've loved since childhood. Now that we're following a diabetic diet, it's not always easy to enjoy some of our childhood favorites. Luckily, we've found a way around that! Our Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese is a low-carb version that's full of that down-home goodness you love. Give it a try and you'll see what we mean!
There's enough of a fiesta in this casserole to excite anyone's taste buds. Our Chicken Taco Bake is a Tex-Mex lovers dream and it's healthier for you too, 'cause it's made with lots of spinach, fresh salsa, and reduced-fat cheese.
Your Favorite Easy Beef Recipes
In today's fast-paced environment it can be hard to spend a lot of time making a delicious dinner. We've got amazing and simple recipes with ground beef that made your mouth water in anticipation! These easy beef recipes were the cream of the crop in 2017.
Oooh - this recipe is so beefy! Our Cheeseburger Pie is an easy recipe with ground beef that's popular with everyone from the young to the young at heart. This low-carb, ground beef casserole features lots of flavor, but not a whole lot of the stuff that isn't good for us. And since it's so easy, it's a good recipe to add to your rotation of weeknight meals!
Cook up a family-pleasing Tex-Mex dinner in just 30 minutes with our recipe for Easy Enchilada Casserole. This casserole is full of hearty ground beef and lots of Southwestern ingredients, like corn, bean, and peppers. It's one dinner they're going to ask you to make over and over again!
Typically, diner food isn't the best option for a diabetic diet, but with our recipe for lightened-up, Diner-Style Salisbury Steak you can enjoy an old-fashioned favorite without all the guilt! These ground beef patties are smothered in a delicious mushroom and gravy mixture you won't be able to resist!
Looking for a quick 'n easy way to whip up meat loaf? In this recipe, we use our muffin tin to bake up a perfectly portioned weeknight supper that pairs with any side dish of your choosing. It's a simple way to manage your portion sizes!
If you're new to eating stuffed zucchini then you're in for a real surprise! This stuffed zucchini recipe is healthy, hearty, and full of Italian flavor. Perfect for a low-carb diet, our Beefy Stuffed Zucchini will soon become one of your favorites!
Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are a popular American favorite, but they're not the healthiest option for those of us who are watching our carbs and fat intake. Luckily, we've stuffed all the goodness of a Philly cheesesteak into fresh peppers to come up with this diabetic-friendly recipe for Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers.
Easy Chicken Recipes You Loved
Quick and easy chicken dishes are a staple in almost every home. Chicken is such a versatile meat that can be dressed up in so many ways. These finger-licking good flavors were the easy chicken recipes you loved in 2017.
This restaurant-fancy chicken recipe is one you'll want to use when you really want to impress company! We think the layer of mushrooms and flavorful sauce really add an extra-special flair to our Alice Springs Chicken. The best part? You can whip this up in just 30 minutes!
This recipe comes to us from Ward Alper, better known as THE Decadent Diabetic, who says, "This recipe is a big hit among my fans. It is very easy to make, and the ingredients are readily available, but used in a new way. It gives us more choices for expanding our diabetes diet." Just one bite and you'll know why this is one of our most-popular dinner recipes!
Our baked version of this Crispy Oven Fried Chicken is a diabetic-friendly way to eat this Southern classic. Serve it with a low-carb deli salad and you've got a delicious dinner!
Just because you are cooking low-carb chicken recipes doesn't mean they have to be low in flavor! Our Stoplight Chicken is not only delicious, but eye-catching, too, and you can have it on your table in just minutes!
Our Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow cooker meal ideas are always so much fun! Not to mention that slow cookers do most of the work, leaving you free to do other things. Finding new recipes to mix together can make you feel a bit adventurous. Here are our best slow cooker recipes of 2017!
You're going to want to pick the coziest spot in the house to enjoy this Cabbage Roll Soup. That's 'cause this beefy and low-fat cabbage soup delivers so much comfort and heartiness, it deserves to be eaten in a comfy-cozy setting.
Our recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Chops is great for those days when you're craving barbecue tastes, but don't want to fuss with a grill. Bright red bell peppers, fresh mushrooms, and onion add even more flavor to this super simple, diabetic-friendly, pork chop recipe.
When you're serving dinner to someone as important as a Captain, you know you've got to pull out all the stops, which is why we came up with this recipe for Captain's Chicken. Now, you don't really have to serve it to a Captain, but we think this chicken dinner recipe is perfect for impressing company, too!
Sunday dinner just got tastier with our mouthwatering recipe for Slow Cooker Sunday Roast. The ease and convenience of a slow cooker will turn an economic boneless beef chuck roast into a tender main dish meal that fits your healthy eating goals. This is definitely a chuck roast recipe that you'll be turning to every Sunday - say goodbye to that oven!
Best Side Dishes and Salads
When it comes to side dishes, it can be hard to mix it up and maintain that healthier lifestyle, especially without sacrificing the flavor. Our best side dishes and salads didn't seem to have any problem making it to the table. They wowed the crowd in 2017!
One bite of this veggie side dish and everyone at the table will be saying "This is My Favorite Spaghetti Squash!" We've made this low-carb dish a little cheesy, a little creamy, and a lot flavorful, so that everyone at the table will enjoy!
Here's a healthy macaroni salad recipe that's worthy of making it to every potluck you've got planned this year. It's simple, it's tasty, and it's ready to impress. What's even more fun is listening to people rave about it without 'em ever knowing that our Simple Macaroni Salad is a diabetic recipe!
The next time you make a sandwich, a hamburger, or any other meal that involves slices of bread, try it on Cloud Bread. Cloud Bread is a totally gluten-free, low-carb, low-calorie, and low-fat bread alternative. It's a healthier choice that looks like a fluffy cloud and tastes so good! Cloud Bread pizza, anyone?
Grab your favorite 9x13 cake pan, and let's get to making a salad! Our Cake Pan Layered Salad is just like those layered salads you see in the fancy-looking glass bowls, but is even easier to make and take! And don't worry, we didn't skimp on any of the yummy ingredients - there's still lots of fresh veggies, cheese, and even some bacon!
Must-Have List of Desserts
These great dessert ideas are a perfect way to end any meal. Not to mention the fact that they'd be a hit at the next potluck. From chocolate to berry, must-have list of desserts was the best of 2017!
Take your taste buds on a heavenly ride with our recipe for Heavenly Chocolate Cake. Your gang will love the tasty combination of chocolate cake with a surprising creamy layer at the bottom. Don't be surprised if they ask you to make this diabetic-friendly chocolate cake at all your get-togethers!
Sometimes the craving for peanut butter takes hold and doesn't let go until it's satisfied. In times like that, you need a quick and healthful solution. Say hello to our 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. One of our fans says, "These are delicious! When you have a taste for peanut butter, these will hit the spot!"
What's the secret ingredient in this lighter devilishly good chocolate cake? None other than some diet cola! Such a simple idea, but so good! Bake up our Secret Devilish Chocolate Cake and enjoy this diabetes cake recipe anytime you want!
We ditched the flour to bring you this Flourless Applesauce Cake recipe that's a healthier choice for anyone following a diabetic diet. Not only is this cake better for you nutrition-wise, but the applesauce makes it super moist and the spices make it extra-flavorful. It's a winner all around!
Sure, you've probably had a good cake, and maybe even a great cake, but have you ever had a Better-Than-Anything Cake? This make-ahead poke cake is moist, creamy, crunchy, chocolatey, and most importantly, diabetic-friendly!
With all the old-fashioned taste of traditional homemade apple pie, our Crustless Apple Pie is one you'll make all year long. Made with fresh apples and the perfect blend of spices; one whiff of this pie will have you running towards the kitchen!