Diabetes-Friendly Side Dish Recipes

Sep 21, 2017

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

By ADW|2017-09-21T13:00:10-04:00Updated: September 21st, 2017|Diabetes Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetables|0 Comments


  • 2 medium-size sweet potatoes
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 6 packets Equal® sweetener or 1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful™
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans or 4 teaspoons flaked coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Lightly grease potatoes; pierce with tines of fork. Place potatoes in baking pan […]
Sep 19, 2017

Spicy Party Mix

By ADW|2017-09-19T14:35:54-04:00Updated: September 19th, 2017|Appetizers, Diabetes Recipes, Side Dishes|0 Comments

This spicy party mix should be stored in an air tight container.


  • 13 cups freshly popped popcorn
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
  • 2 tablespoons sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (less if you don’t like spicy heat)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups whole almonds, toasted
  • 1 […]
Sep 15, 2017

Mexican Bean Dip

By ADW|2017-09-15T10:32:36-04:00Updated: September 15th, 2017|Diabetes Recipes, Sauces & Syrups, Side Dishes, Vegetables|0 Comments


  • 1 (15oz.) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium avocado, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 red chili, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Equal® Spoonful or 1 1/2 packets Equal sweetener
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, divided use


  1. Place kidney beans, avocado, lemon juice, tomato paste, chili, garlic and Equal® in […]
Aug 23, 2017

Easy Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

By ADW|2022-05-20T13:59:29-04:00Updated: August 23rd, 2017|Diabetes Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetables|0 Comments



  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 4 medium white or yellow potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2″ thick
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into coins
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cup frozen, cut green beans
  • 1 can reduced fat cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup shredded reduced […]
Aug 21, 2017

Classic Coleslaw

By ADW|2017-08-21T09:48:30-04:00Updated: August 21st, 2017|Diabetes Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes|0 Comments

Carrot cake can be baked in any size pan. Adjust baking time accordingly.


  • 1 medium head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated


  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, carrot, onion, vegetable oil, vinegar and SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener. Stir until the ingredients are well mixed.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator […]
Sep 26, 2016

A Perfect Indian Summer BBQ

By ADW|2023-09-25T10:50:35-04:00Updated: September 26th, 2016|Desserts, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit, Poultry, Side Dishes, Vegetables|0 Comments

As the warm days of summer slip away, there are fewer opportunities for outdoor meals and barbecues. The final beautiful days of the season are often referred to as Indian summer. Discover a perfect Indian summer meal that celebrates the essence of the season and stays within the parameters of a diabetes-friendly diet. […]

Nov 3, 2014

Casseroles to Bring to Thanksgiving

By ADW|2017-05-05T13:41:30-04:00Updated: November 3rd, 2014|Desserts, Diabetes Management, Side Dishes, Vegetables|0 Comments

Thanksgiving can be a challenging holiday when you have diabetes. Bringing your own diabetes-friendly casseroles to dinner is a way to ensure you have something good to eat. Guests are unlikely to know these delicious recipes are suitable for people with diabetes! They are also quick and easy so you don’t have to be a chef […]

Nov 10, 2012

Green Beans and Mushrooms

By ADW|2017-01-11T09:58:18-05:00Updated: November 10th, 2012|Diabetes Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetables|0 Comments

Green Beans and Mushrooms is a delicious side dish that can be served with any main course meal, but is especially good when served as part of a Thanksgiving meal. This dish Serves 4.


  • 1 pound of fresh green beans
  • 8 ounces of mushrooms
  • 1 […]
Oct 24, 2012

Buckwheat with Lemon and Herbs

By ADW|2017-01-11T10:13:41-05:00Updated: October 24th, 2012|Side Dishes|0 Comments

Buckwheat with Lemon and Herbs is a phenomenal dish involving buckwheat seeds. This recipe is great for a low calorie, tasty side dish or main course that you can serve with almost anything. […]

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