Diabetic-Friendly Thanksgiving Favorites

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited! After all, what’s better than a day full of family, friends, football, and food? We don’t want you to stress about indulging in the feast this year, so we’ve compiled a list of diabetes-friendly recipes that can help you avoid dietary pitfalls and allow you to eat, drink, and keep your blood glucose levels in check this holiday.

7. Classic Roast Turkey

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Turkey is the central ingredient in most Thanksgiving dinners. It’s high in protein and low in carbohydrates, but it’s easy to consume unnecessary fat and calories in the entrée. Avoid these hidden landmines by removing the skin from your portion and selecting white meat over dark. Check out this recipe from 12 Tomatoes for a healthy option that’s low in calories and fat.

6. Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup

Candied sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple. However, they’re also full of sugar that can throw a wrench in a diabetic diet. Try substituting the high-carb, high-sugar side dish for this tasty and healthy soup. Added bonus: it’s super easy to make!

Click the Next button below to get a wonderful “mashed potatoes” recipe you’ll love!

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L.D. and her ten-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved to Seattle two years ago from Tucson, Arizona. They chose Seattle because they heard that's where they kept all the good coffee - plus Ella learned about grass. L. De Mello likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.