What is a good shrimp stir-fry recipe for people with diabetes?

This stir-fry pairs shrimp with spinach, a nutritional superfood, and tops it all off with a sweet and spicy Asian sauce. High in vitamins, spinach has a low glycemic index, which is important for people with diabetes. Whip up this dish in minutes for a healthy, filling meal.

Click below to see chef Michel Nischan create this quick shrimp dish.

Spicy Shrimp & Spinach


1 tbsp grapeseed oil, divided
10 oz fresh spinach leaves
1-1/2 lb raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup wine: sake/saki, Japanese or sweet white wine
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp light honey
1 tsp chili paste (Thai)
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips


1. In large skillet, over medium heat, add 1 teaspoon oil. When oil is hot, add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. Return pan to burner, add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan and adjust heat to medium-high. Add pepper strips and cook 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook another 2 minutes.
3. In small bowl, whisk sake, oyster sauce, garlic, honey, and chili paste. Pour over shrimp and peppers. Cook until shrimp is opaque, about another 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off heat, stir in spinach. Serve.
Makes 6 servings

Calories 195.1
Total Carbs 6.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Sugars 3.7 g
Total Fat 4.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Unsaturated Fat 4.1 g
Potassium 83.8 mg
Protein 26.5 g
Sodium 513.4 mg

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