Plums stand out with their delicious taste, vibrant colors, and extensive health benefits. Not only are they a delight to the palate, they're a versatile addition to many dishes. In fact, they are used in cuisines around the world. Here’s what you need to know about this tasty fruit and how to use it in your next meal.
Check out the most popular recipes on Diabetes Food Hub in 2023. These top recipes have some heavy-hitting favorites, from breakfast options to quick and easy weeknight meals. Haven’t tried these recipes yet? Make one of your 2024 resolutions to try them all!Sloppy Janes
Sloppy Joes get a makeover with lean ground turkey instead of beef, plus plenty of zing from garlic, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and hot sauce. This reimagined childhood favorite brings back a tasty sense of nostalgia and makes a great family-friendly dinner.
9. Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo
There is nothing more comforting than chicken and veggies in a lusciously thick sauce topped with a flaky crust. The earthy aroma of this dish will fill your kitchen and call everyone to dinner.. By swapping phyllo dough for the top, we’re making a healthier option that’s diabetes-friendly.
8. Breakfast Quesadilla
Looking for a quick and tasty start to your morning? This breakfast quesadilla features fluffy eggs and spicy chiles folded into a tortilla with rich melted cheese that is sure to keep you energized until lunch! Lightly toasted to perfection, this quesadilla redefines breakfast.
7. No-Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bites
Need a healthy snack to take on the go? This simple treat is easy to make ahead and bring if you’re on the go. Plus, the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is always a win! Try these kid-approved snack bites the next time you need a pick-me-up.
6. Beef Stroganoff
Indulge in the classic flavors of beef stroganoff reimagined for diabetes-conscious cooking. It's comforting and satisfying and allows you to enjoy the traditional family meals you love without worrying about derailing your diabetes eating plan.
5. Sheet Pan Chicken, Green Beans, and Potatoes
This budget-friendly family meal is made with just six ingredients and a sheet pan for minimal clean up—perfect for busy weeknights when you need to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. You can easily customize this meal with any of your favorite no-salt-added fresh or frozen vegetables you have on hand.
4. Better Mashed Potatoes
The potato is the star of this comfort-food side dish, but a non-starchy vegetable plays a surprising supporting role. By adding in cauliflower, you are cutting down on the carb count and adding all the nutritional goodness of cauliflower! The result is a light and luscious side dish you’re sure to love.
3. Meat Lovers Breakfast Cups
This low-carb breakfast made with turkey sausage and turkey bacon makes for a meaty breakfast without all the saturated fat. What’s even better about this recipe? It can be frozen as individual cups after they're prepared for a grab-and-go breakfast that can be reheated at home or in the office!
2. Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos
Love crunchy Tex-Mex food? Try these baked taquitos that come out perfectly crisp without deep frying! You can serve them as an appetizer, party food, or even as lunch or dinner for a fun spin on Taco Tuesday.
1. Simple Chicken Stir-Fry
The classic stir-fry recipe is the perfect way to make a diabetes-friendly, low-carb meal from whatever you might have in the fridge or pantry. It’s as simple as throwing together some lean protein and non-starchy vegetables in a skillet and stir. This easy recipe is a great place to start experimenting with cooking and flavors to find your favorites.