Diabetic Side Dishes
Low-Sugar and Low-Fat Alternatives
Because there is not just one type of diabetes, there is no one diet that works for everyone. Our collection of side dish recipes offer low-sugar and low-fat alternatives to otherwise unsuitable dishes for those looking to maintain blood sugar levels and a healthy lifestyle.
First up is our Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Pearl Onions. Dress up green beans with pearl onions and balsamic vinegar to give this worthy-of-a-special-occasion side dish a nice flavor.
Roasted Summer Squashes with Caper Gremolata
A traditional gremolata (garnish) features lemon rind, garlic, and parsley. We include briny capers in the mix to add excitement to this side.
Asparagus Ribbons with Lemon and Goat Cheese
Creamy goat cheese crowns a refreshingly bracing salad. Because the asparagus is shaved, it does not have to be cooked. Thick asparagus spears work best when it comes to making ribbons like these.
Sautéed Snow Peas and Peppers
For an easy side that's ready in less than 15 minutes, try these sautéed veggies. Only 3 ingredients are needed to enhance the fresh flavors of snow peas and red bell pepper.
Oven-Roasted Green Beans
This easy vegetable side dish adds color to the meal, and you can roast the green beans at the last minute while you finish setting the table.
Try Butter-roasted carrots for an easy three-ingredient side dish that's perfect for busy weeknights.
Marinated Tomatoes with Lemon and Summer Savory
Summer savory is slightly bitter and has an aroma similar to that of thyme. It adds a unique twist to the typical combination of tomato and basil.