Diabetes surely takes away all our favorite foods, while we cut down on delicious meals and food items, we chew veggies and bland dishes. But can you bring back taste in your life without harming your health? Of Course, you can, these 3 easy diabetic dinner recipes will make you happy, you will have a healthy dinner, and it will fulfill your nutritional needs without any extra sugar.
- Chicken and vegetables stir fry
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lime juice
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 pc boneless chicken breast (cut into small cubes)
- 2 carrots, cut into thin circles
- 2 cups sliced broccoli
- 1 medium zucchini, cut in half, and then cut into ¼-inch half circles
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
Take a zip lock bag, pour the chicken cubes, add 1 tbsp soy sauce, ginger, half lime juice, and 1tsp sesame oil; Mix all the ingredients, seal the bag and refrigerate for 1 hour. Heat a large non-stick skillet, add oil over medium heat, now add the chicken and marinade in this and stir fry for 2 minutes. Then slowly add the carrots, broccoli, zucchini, garlic, green onions, and jalapeno pepper, stir fry again for 7 minutes, see until the chicken is done and the vegetables are crisp-tender, stir in between. Then add the remaining soy sauce, lime juice, and sesame oil, spread basil and cilantro, and enjoy with brown rice.
- Veggie rice pot
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 red/yellow bell peppers, sliced
- 250g buttoned mushrooms, sliced
- 250g long grain rice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 heaped tsp five-spice powder
- 140g frozen peas
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- Bunch of sliced spring onion
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
Boil 350ml water, wash the rice 2-3 times with normal water, keep aside. Take a large deep frying pan and heat the oil in medium flame, add the peppers and mushrooms, fry for 3 minutes or until soft. Now add the rice, garlic, spice powder, and sizzle for 2 minutes, add 350 ml hot water, cover the pan and simmer for 15 minutes. Keep stirring between few minutes, add the peas when the water is almost gone, cook until rice is dry and tender.
Heat another frying pan, add sesame oil, add the eggs, scramble them well. Spread eggs on the rice along with spring onions and soy sauce, fluff with a fork, and serve.
- Chickpea soup with lentil and chili
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 tsp chili flakes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 140g red split lentils
- 850ml vegetable stock/water
- 400g canned tomatoes, chopped
- 200g boiled and drained chickpeas
- A bunch of coriander, roughly chopped
Heat a large pan on medium flame, add cumin seeds and chili flakes, stir and dry fry them until the aroma comes out. Now add olive oil and chopped onion, cook for 5 minutes, then stir in the red lentils, tomatoes, and vegetable stock/water, bring to a boil, simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, and check if the lentils are cooked well. Turn off the flame and let it cool, whizz the soup with a blender or make a puree in a food processor; Pour the soup into the pan, add boiled chickpeas, season as a choice, cook on low flame for 5 minutes, and serve with chopped coriander.
All the easy diabetic dinner recipes mentioned above are very delicious, they can be seasoned with your choice of ingredients, you can add or remove any spices, and add salt as your taste. Moreover, these recipes are very light but will give you enough energy.