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Diabetes and Health: Low Sugar Recipes

Easy Low-Carb Almond Meal Polenta or Grits

Grits are a Southern treat, and with this low-carb version, people can enjoy it without guilt or high carbs. This easy recipe is found on the Verywell website, and instead of polenta or grits, it uses almond meal. A serving of this tasty dish has 4 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of sugar, and zero added sugar.

Grilled Lime Chicken With Watermelon Salsa

When looking for a grilled chicken recipe with a fresh twist, click this link to the Diabetic Living website. On this page, people will find a tasty grilled chicken recipe that includes a refreshing watermelon salsa. Per serving, the recipe has 9 grams of carbohydrates.

Low-Carb Homemade Egg Noodles

Egg noodles are used to make a number of dishes, such as chicken noodle soup. This recipe uses cream cheese in place of flour to create a fresh, zero-carbohydrate alternative to traditional egg noodles.

The Best Way to Make Cauliflower Rice

People who love white rice but not the carbs will find that cauliflower is a healthy and filling alternative. On this page, health-conscious chefs will discover the best ways to make cauliflower rice.

Chicken, Tomato, and Cucumber Dinner Salad

When in the mood for something light yet satisfying for dinner, try this dinner salad from Good Housekeeping. This health-conscious salad contains 7 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of sugar, and 25 grams of protein.

Island Spice Salmon

With only 5 grams of carbohydrates and no sugars per serving, the healthy salmon recipe on this page of the Taste of Home website features a sweet and spicy rub that gives it a tropical flavor boost.

Low-Carb Pizza

The Food Network offers a delicious recipe that lets families enjoy pizza without worrying about excessive carbs. The recipe, which includes instructions for the dough, sauce, and toppings, has 8 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

Low-Carb Chicken Noodle Soup

Diabetics and people pursuing a low-carb lifestyle will appreciate this chicken noodle soup on a cold night. Made with zucchini noodles instead of pasta, this soup contains 4 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of sugar.

Warm Up on a Cold Night With a Low-Carb Stir-Fry

People looking for a low-carb stir-fry recipe can visit this page on the PopSugar website for a noodle-free broccoli slaw stir-fry that contains tofu, zucchini, red peppers, and mushrooms.

Wolfgang Puck’s Reduced-Carb Pizza Dough

Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the U.S. Unfortunately, pizza crust is a high-carbohydrate food that can negatively impact a person’s blood sugar levels. People looking for a low-carb pizza dough can click this ABC News link for chef Wolfgang Puck’s reduced-carb version.

Turkey and Roasted Zucchini Lasagna

Atkins is a name that’s widely associated with low-carb diets and recipes. This turkey and roasted zucchini lasagna recipe is featured on the Atkins website and contains 13 grams of net carbohydrates per serving.

Low-Carb Breakfast Hash

Click this link to the Delish website for a low-carb breakfast hash that uses cauliflower as a substitute for potatoes. The page also includes a video of the recipe as it is being made.

Breakfast Egg White Spinach Enchilada Omelets

Start the day right with this healthy enchilada omelet made using spinach and egg whites. The recipe contains 10 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of sugar per omelet.

Powdered Chocolate Doughnut Holes

Doughnut holes are an undeniable treat loved by adults and children alike. This recipe for powdered doughnut holes is low-carb and made using coconut flour. Nutritionally, the recipe contains 604 grams of carbohydrates per three doughnut holes.

Cloud Bread

Cloud bread is light and fluffy. The recipe contains 0.2 grams of carbohydrates and 0.2 grams of sugar per serving.

Low-Carb Fish Tacos and Fruity Nectarine Salsa

Fish tacos are full of flavor, but courtesy of this recipe from Shape, they don’t have to be full of carbohydrates. Served on radicchio with a refreshing nectarine salsa, this recipe makes enough to serve two.

Sugar-Free Almond Berry Muffins

Muffins are enjoyable for breakfast or as a snack, but diabetics and sugar-conscious individuals often avoid them because of the amount of sugar that they contain. Click this link for a sugar-free muffin recipe that uses bananas and berries for natural sweetness. The recipe includes almond meal and either all-purpose or rice flour.

Whole Wheat and Banana Sugar-Free Pancakes

Pancakes don’t need a lot of sugar to be delicious. These healthy pancakes are made using whole wheat flour, almond milk, and bananas.

Cranberry Nut Sugar-Free Granola

It can be surprising how much refined and liquid sugar is in store-bought granola. People can control the amount and type of sugar used in their granola by clicking this link. This granola recipe uses pureed fruit for sweetness.

Sugar-Free Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream

Too much sugar can impact one’s teeth and cause damage that requires the help of a Roswell endodontist. People who love ice cream but can’t have it because of the sugar will appreciate this two-ingredient, completely sugar-free vanilla ice cream recipe that’s simple to make.

Barbecued Pulled Pork (No Sugar Added)

Barbecued pulled pork recipes often include sauces that contain sugar. This healthier version of slow-cooked pork includes a recipe for a sugar-free barbecue sauce that’s sweetened using pineapple chunks and juice. The completed recipe has 4 grams of sugar per serving.

Healthy Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Healthy prepped meals are convenient for busy weekdays. This low-carb, low-sugar recipe is for roasted chicken and vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli, and zucchini over brown rice or quinoa. The recipe has 6.6 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of sugar per serving.

Low-Sugar Jams and Jellies/Fruit Spreads (PDF)

Jams and jellies are typically not an option for people who are on low-sugar diets. There are, however, ingredients that people can use to lower the amount of sugar used to create them. This article reviews these alternate ingredients and provides two basic fruit spread recipes.

Moderate-Protein, Low-Carb Recipes (PDF)

People who click this link will find a selection of recipes that are moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates. The recipes incorporate meat, vegetables, and dairy and include dishes such as caprese omelets and sirloin steak with walnut goat cheese spinach salad.

Low-Carb Eggplant Parmesan

Click this link for a simple eggplant Parmesan recipe that cuts out breadcrumbs to reduce the number of carbohydrates.

Spaghetti Squash: A Low-Carb Pasta Substitute

Spaghetti squash is a simple alternative to traditional spaghetti. On this page, cooks will find several cooking methods that include details on how to remove the spaghetti-like strands of the squash.

Low-Carb Sausage and Egg Noodles

On this page, cooks will find a low-carb egg noodle recipe that uses a single ingredient: eggs. The recipe calls for both these homemade noodles and a low-carb Italian sausage topping. The recipe takes a total of 20 minutes to make and has 8.5 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl

Serve up a delicious egg roll-inspired meal in a bowl instead. This recipe has all of the flavors of an egg roll minus the wrappers and contains as little as 5 grams of carbs per serving.

Healthy Stuffed Chicken Breast

Cook up a moist and exciting meal with this recipe for a chicken breast filled with a mozzarella, artichoke, basil, and tomato stuffing.

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

Enjoy pepperoni and all of the flavor of a pizza by clicking this link for a casserole-style pizza recipe that uses shredded and baked zucchini as a crust. A serving contains 6.4 grams of carbohydrates.

Oven-Baked Salmon With Parmesan Herb Crust

People who are looking for tasty ways to cook salmon for themselves or their loved ones will appreciate this healthy recipe for Parmesan-crusted baked salmon. This simple crusted fish recipe has only 3.9 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

Creamy Lemon Chicken With Asparagus and Mushrooms

Healthy chicken shouldn’t be boring or lack flavor. When looking for an interesting way to cook chicken for dinner, try this chicken, asparagus, and mushroom recipe that features lemon zest, coconut milk, and garlic.

Low-Carb Fruits

For diabetics, the wrong choice of foods can adversely affect their blood sugar levels. Eaten too often, high-carbohydrate foods can affect people’s teeth and gums as well, which can cause the need to visit a Roswell periodontist. This means making the right choices when buying food, including fruit. Visit this Michigan State University Extension page for a list of low-carb fruits that contain 15 grams of carbohydrates or less per serving. Each fruit listed also includes an appropriate serving size.

Sugarless Recipes

Roswell dentists encourage their patients to eat healthy, low-sugar foods. Click this link for a list of sugarless recipes that are excellent for good health and teeth. The recipes on this page include apple butter, chunky applesauce, apple tarts, and cinnamon-baked apples.

Crock-Pot Low-Carb Lasagna

Families looking for a noodle-free lasagna will appreciate this time-saving slow-cooker version. Zucchini and eggplant take the place of the noodles in this recipe that takes 4 to 5 hours on low to cook.

Slow-Cooker Low-Carb Holiday Recipes

Holidays are known for their delicious yet high-carbohydrate dishes. The Crock-Pot blog features two low-carb recipes that can help people offer their guests healthy options. The recipes on this page include a veggie-filled green bean casserole and a colorful breakfast frittata.

Crock-Pot Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Prepare a low-carb Mexican-style casserole that’s suitable for breakfast or dinner. The recipe, which has 5.2 grams of carbohydrates per serving, cooks in a slow-cooker for 2.5 hours on high or up to 5 hours on low.

Low-Carb Slow-Cooker Recipes

Diabetics or anyone interested in a diet that consists of low-carb meals can find several recipes on this page of the SheKnows website. The low-carb recipes that are featured on this page include a beef bolognese, a curry turkey apple stew, and ratatouille.

Zucchini Parmesan Fritters

Mix up a batch of healthy fritters for the family with this recipe that uses healthy ingredients such as grated zucchini and coconut-flax flour. It has 5 grams of carbohydrates per two-fritter serving.

Cheeseburger Salad

When a fast-food cheeseburger craving hits, use this recipe to create a tasty and low-carb salad that has all of the flavors of your favorite burger but with only 3 grams of carbohydrates per serving. The page includes tips and a video that shows the salad being made.

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