4 Diabetic-Friendly Meal Delivery Recipes

Shani JayByShani JayJul. 31, 2019
Ingredients for a diabetic diet
Following a diabetic diet doesn’t mean you have to cut down on all the foods you love. Your nutritional needs are almost identical to everyone else, so don’t worry about trying to cram any special foods into your diet. However, there are a couple of things you do need to pay attention to.

As a diabetic, it’s vital to keep your blood sugar level in its target range, and you can do this by selecting the right combination of foods. Carbohydrates in particular need to be monitored, as these types of food are broken down quickly into glucose in the blood faster than anything else, causing a spike in your blood sugar.

Here are some diabetic-friendly food options whether you’re trying to prevent or control the disease:

  • Fatty fish

  • Canned tuna

  • Skinless turkey and chicken

  • Beans and legumes

  • Non-starchy veggies

  • Whole grain & whole wheat carbs

  • Plain, nonfat Greek yogurt

  • Raw, unsalted nuts

  • Eggs

  • Tofu

A diabetic meal delivery plan can help you stick to your diabetic diet, without compromising on taste. With plenty of new recipes added each week, you’ll never get bored.

Here are 4 recipes that are perfect for anyone on a diabetic diet plan.

1. Tuscan Olive Oil Marinated Tuna Salad

Recipe from Home Chef

Diabetic-friendly recipe by Home Chef

What you’ll get in your Home Chef box:

15 oz. cannellini beans

5 oz. baby spinach

5 1/2 oz. yellowfin tuna

1 oz. julienned sun-dried tomatoes

3 fl. oz. parmesan peppercorn dressing

This dish can be made in minutes, and is perfect for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner when you’re pressed for time. No pots or pans are needed, which means less washing up too.

All you’ve got to do is rinse the ingredients and pat dry, throw everything together and toss with the delicious dressing. Dinner is served!

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2. Tex-Mex Tilapia with Cilantro Lime Couscous and Green Beans

Recipe from HelloFresh

HelloFresh diabetic recipe

What you’ll need:

Vegetable stock concentrate

1/4 oz. cilantro

1 lime

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

1 tbsp. Southwest spice blend

1/2 cup couscous

11 oz. tilapia

6 tbsp. sour cream

1 tsp. chipotle powder

6 oz. green beans

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Salt & pepper

The blend of spices and breadcrumbs that coat the tilapia will offer a flavorful, satisfying crunch with every mouthful. You can use whole wheat couscous to make this meal even healthier, while the green beans will cross another one of your 5-a-day vegetable portions off your list.

Steps

Boil the couscous until the grains are tender. Coat the fish in sour cream, salt and pepper, and breadcrumbs, then cook in a thin layer of oil in a medium-high heated pan (4-5 mins per side).

Combine the remaining sour cream, lime juice, chipotle powder and add salt and pepper, then heat to make the sauce for the green beans.

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3. Chicken and Rice Pilaf with Green Beans & Carrots

Recipe from Freshly

Diabetic recipe from Freshly meal kits

What it’s made of:

Brown rice

Wild rice

Red rice

Chicken breast

Green beans

Carrots

Gravy

Onion

Celery

Bell peppers

Chicken stock

Almonds

Garlic

Sea salt

Rice flour

Spices

This dish uses a combination of 3 healthy rice grains, with a herby grilled chicken breast, served on a bed of crispy seasoned vegetables.

It’s less than 500 calories in total, high in protein, and gluten-free. Chicken is one of the leanest meats you can eat, so it’s a great option when trying to reduce the amount of fat in your diet, while keeping your protein levels up.

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4. Ginger Citrus Energizer Smoothie Recipe

Recipe from Green Blender

GreenBlender diabetic-friendly smoothie recipes

What you’ll get in your Green Blender box:

1 yellow squash - chopped

4 oz. pineapple

1 oz. kumquats

1/2 inch ginger - peeled, chopped

1 tbsp. pea protein

1 cup water

1 cup ice

This light smoothie will brighten up your morning in more ways than one. It’s filled with vitamin C from the pineapple and kumquats, which will work wonders for your skin, while the raw ginger has anti-inflammatory super powers.

The squash will thicken the smoothie helping you feel fuller without unnecessary calories, and the pea protein will give you a shot of energy - so you can ditch the morning coffee!

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Your Diabetic Diet, Made Easier

Healthy, low fat meals don’t need to be boring or lacking in flavor—and they aren’t hard to make either. With the right meal kit, you can enjoy gourmet, diabetic-friendly dinnertime. Try one of these top meal delivery services today and see for yourself.

Shani JayByShani JayJun. 13, 2019
Shani Jay is a Bestselling Author, and Content Creator. She's the founder of The Glow Getter Tribe—a self-love movement which helps women worldwide feel happy, confident, and beautiful starting from the inside out. Shani's writing has been featured on many internationally-recognised platforms including The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and Thought Catalog.