30-Minute Delicious, Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

We understand. The last thing you want to do after a long day at work is spend hours in the kitchen creating a healthy meal. And, even then, so often those healthy substitutes end up lacking in flavor or sustenance and leave you questioning if it’s worth the hassle. That’s why we’ve put together four popular recipes that are easy to cook in 30 minutes or less and will leave your taste buds and blood sugar happy:

In the mood for Italian tonight? This recipe from Inspiralized for turkey bolognese with zucchini noodles will satisfy your spaghetti craving without traditional pasta noodles. As an added bonus, zoodles (zucchini noodles) only take a few minutes to cook to al dente perfection. The turkey bolognese sauce on top will give you plenty of protein with less saturated fat than red meat.

Craving some Chinese food? Skip the take-out menu and whip up your own version of savory chicken and broccoli stir-fry. This recipe from Fox and Briar uses peanut oil and lean chicken thighs to give you the taste of your favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurant without the high sodium and saturated fat. Pair with a bowl of brown or cauliflower rice and enjoy!

Feeling like a wrap is the best meal to wrap up your day? This chicken ranch wrap recipe from Gimme Delicious is packed with flavor and protein. If you have leftover chicken breast, this is the perfect recipe to use it up. Make the recipe even healthier by using whole-wheat tortilla shells or substituting them completely with butterhead lettuce leaves.

Some days call for a heartier, warming meal. For those dinners, this hamburger soup recipe from The Whole Cook is full of protein and vegetables and will warm you up from the inside out. Be sure to pick up at least 90%/10% lean ground beef from the store. It’s fast, healthy, and delicious and perfect for cooler winter nights.

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