The days of going out to dinner may feel like a distant memory for many. Even as restaurants have reopened with limited seating and other safety precautions, not all diners have felt comfortable returning. Instead, people have been relying heavily on takeout and delivery. It can be a welcome stress reliever and a break from the grind of cooking every meal at home, but just like eating out, it may be harder to find healthy options.
Ever notice that most recipes make four or more servings? This makes planning diabetes-friendly meals for just one or two people a challenge. Sure, you can eat leftovers, but eating the same meal several days in a row can get boring. And simply cutting recipes in half doesn't always work. Well, Diabetes Food Hub has just what you need! We have tons of recipes designed for one or two people. Below is a round up of three full meals that will have you wasting less and enjoying more.
Each of these recipe makes two servings, perfect for a meal for two! Or, if you are cooking for one, save the leftovers for lunch the next day. Best of all, these meals come together in less than thirty minutes, so you can have a hassle-free, diabetes-friendly dinner for two any night of the week!
Our Barbecued Rosemary Chicken recipe takes classic barbecued chicken and spices it up with some fresh rosemary. Pair it with our Spinach and Orange Salad for a diabetes-friendly meal that is bursting with fresh flavors.
This Crustless Spinach and Mushroom Quiche features meaty portabella mushrooms that will satisfy both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Pair with our Quick Herb-Tomato Soup that you can whip up while the quiches bake. This soup takes only minutes to cook, but gets a rich flavor and texture from our secret ingredient, roasted garlic hummus.
This Salmon and Asparagus Gremolata sounds fancy, but is incredibly easy to prepare. The salmon and veggies are cooked together in a parchment (or foil) packet, making clean-up a breeze as well. Pair with a side of Sweet and Creamy Corn that you can prepare while the fish cooks. This whole meal goes from pantry to plate in less than 30 minutes!
If you saved room for dessert, try this Fruit-Filled Pancake Puff as a light and refreshing treat to satisfy your sweet tooth! This recipe calls for fresh berries and berry yogurt, but you could use any seasonal fruit and get creative with the yogurt topping.
Find these recipes and more in our cookbook, Diabetes & Heart Healthy Meals for Two. To order directly from the American Diabetes Association, click here.