Everybody likes getting more for less! How about getting more meals from less recipes? With some strategic meal planning and prepping, you can create several days’ worth of meals with just a few recipes and one trip to the grocery store. You can even prepare all of the recipes at once and store meals in single serve containers in the fridge for grab-and-go meals all week.
Summer months often mean pulling out the grill to whip up a few burgers for the family. However, traditional beef burgers are often full of fat and calories that don’t fit well into a healthy eating style. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good burger while managing your diabetes!low-sodium sugar-free pickles or fruit-sweetened BBQ sauce for some diabetes-friendly options.
Lean Protein BurgersSensational Chicken Burger
Calories: 165 | Fat: 6 | Carbs: 4
These juicy chicken burgers add in sun-dried tomatoes, onions, and herbs for extra flavor. You can make these in your kitchen or pull out the grill and serve them as a healthy alternative at your next BBQ party.
Asian Turkey Burger
Calories: 170 | Fat: 9 | Carbs: 3
Looking for a way to spice up your burgers? This recipe is just for you! Sauces used in this recipe like oyster sauce, Thai chili garlic, and Sriracha can be found in the ethnic food aisle at the grocery.
Budget-Friendly Salmon Burger
Calories: 150 | Fat: 7 | Carbs: 4
These burgers are a good way to spice up your menu! They are packed with heart-healthy salmon, plus some veggies. To keep the carbohydrate-count low, these are served over bibb lettuce instead of a bun.
Crab Cake Burger
Calories: 195 | Fat: 10 | Carbs: 17
These crab cake burgers will be sure to impress your friends! Best of all, they are quick and easy to make. There is even a diabetes-friendly sauce to add extra flavor to your burgers.
Plant-Based BurgersQuinoa Black Bean Burger
Calories: 170 | Fat: 4.5 | Carbs: 26
This flavorful, vegetarian burger is packed with protein and fiber from black beans and quinoa. These burgers are great served on lettuce with a creamy slice of avocado and fresh salsa.
Veggie Burger with Mango Slaw
Calories: 180 | Fat: 3.5 | Carbs: 32
These veggie burgers are tasty enough on their own, made with an assortment of beans, veggies, seasonings, and oats. But pairing it with a tangy and sweet mango slaw takes it to the next level of flavor!
Feelin’ Your Oats Burgers
Calories: 145 | Fat: 3.5 | Carbs: 23
Old-fashioned oats are the name of the game in this plant-based burger. Celery, walnuts, and herbs add a flavorful punch to this burger that is not only diabetes-friendly, but also kidney-friendly.
Basic Bean Burger
Calories: 140 | Fat: 1.5 | Carbs: 24
Looking for a tasty, protein-filled burger that's budget-friendly and perfect for plant-based eating? This healthy take on the classic is less expensive, heart-healthy, and ready to go from items you probably have in the pantry.
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