Where can I find good diabetic recipes?

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics

I like to avoid the phrase "diabetic recipes" because it suggests we must eat in a different way than "normal" people. Everyone, and especially those of us with diabetes, should eat "heart healthy"...reduce saturated fats, whole grains, lots of vegetables and fruits, easy on the sodium, etc. With diabetes I use the phrase "diabetes-friendly" with recipes that are both heart healthy and reasonable about carbohydrates per serving. You can find many recipes that meet this definition I have prepared on video on my website's EveryDay Diet page at this link....enjoy good food in reasonable portions!


Anna-Lisa Finger
Nutrition & Dietetics

The American Diabetes Association has recipes posted on their website as well as provides a list of cookbooks at:

  • http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/recipes/

In addition Diabetes Health provides recipes at:

  • http://www.diabeteshealth.com/recipes/

You can also find diabetic recipes at Diabetic Lifestyle at:

  • http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/recipes

The National Diabetes Education Program also has a free booklet to download from their website on tasty recipes at:

  • http://ndep.nih.gov/publications/PublicationDetail.aspx?PubId=131


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