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Diabetes-Friendly Comfort Foods

Try these delicious recipes from the American Diabetes Association.

Medically reviewed in October 2018

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Cheddar Cheese and Broccoli Soup

Recipes for this classic comfort soup are typically loaded with saturated fat, which can increase your cholesterol-especially bad news for people with diabetes. But this mouthwatering version has only 3.5 grams per serving. Get the recipe.

Next: BLT with Rosemary Aioli

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BLT with Rosemary Aioli

With tomatoes and lettuce, an old-fashioned BLT seems healthy enough-until you add up all the saturated fat and calories! This delicious version features all the flavor with far less fat. Get the recipe.

Next: Chili Chicken with Southwestern Barley Salad

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Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo

Yum! This is one pot pie you can safely enjoy. Flaky phyllo dough stands in for the traditional fat-laden pie crust, and inside you'll find plenty of fiber-rich veggies! Get the recipe.

Next: Lump Crab Cakes

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Traditional Lump Crab Cakes

Shellfish like crab is a great choice for fighting diabetes, but the traditional crab cake is loaded with fat and calories. Not this version! It's just the right mix of healthy ingredients and fantastic flavor. Get the recipe.

Next: Mac 'n' Cheese

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Mac 'n' Cheese

Nothing says comfort food quite like mac 'n' cheese. This makeover cuts the saturated fat and boosts the flavor quotient with a tempting combination of spices and herbs. Get the recipe.

Next: Chicken Tenders with Spicy Tomatoes and Black Beans

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Chicken Tenders with Spicy Tomatoes and Black Beans

Skinless chicken strips offer high-quality protein without a lot of saturated fat. Add in fiber-rich black beans and the Southwestern flare of green chiles and tomatoes, and you've got a low-fat, low-carb winner for dinner. Get the recipe.

Next: Chocolate Cherry Pudding

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Chocolate Cherry Pudding

Sweet cherries and chocolate are a killer flavor combination-and both ingredients are loaded with artery-protecting antioxidants. Plus, a serving of this irresistible treat has only 105 calories and 18 grams of carbohydrates. Get the recipe.

Next: Classic Cheesecake

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Classic Cheesecake

Most cheesecakes are off-limits for anyone watching their health. But this decadently silky version, with only 14 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fat per slice, is nearly guilt-free. Get the recipe.

Next: Hot Pineapple and Bananas with Ice Cream

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Hot Pineapple and Bananas with Ice Cream

Hot stuff! This recipe retains the good (flavor and fruit) of classic New Orleans Bananas Foster while reducing the bad-saturated fat and extra calories. Plus it has only 30 grams of carbohydrates. Get the recipe.

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