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5 Delicious and Easy Low-Carb Meals for Diabetics
As someone who struggles with diabetes, finding the right types of meals to eat can be tough. It’s often difficult to find options that are delicious, filling, and won’t cause my blood sugar to spike. However, over the years, I’ve found a few go-to meals that I eat almost every week. In this article, I’ll share my top five favorite low-carb meals that are perfect for anyone looking for inspiration on what to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Before we dive into the meals, I’d like to make a quick note that while these meals don’t tend to spike my blood sugar, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s body reacts differently to different foods. Additionally, I’m not a nutrition specialist, so please take everything with a pinch of salt and consult with your doctor before making any dietary changes.
Now, without further ado, here are my top five favorite low-carb meals:
## Ham With Eggs Sunny-Side Up or Scrambled With Avocado and Tomato Salad
This is my number five favorite low-carb meal because it’s easy to make and tastes amazing. To prepare it, you’ll need to start by frying the ham and eggs for about 5 minutes on medium heat. While the ham and eggs are cooking, you can make your tomato and avocado salad by mixing in coriander, lemon juice, and a bit of salt. Once everything is done, serve your ham and eggs with the salad on the side.
Typically, this meal doesn’t require any added carbs, but if you’re craving something crunchy, you can add a slice or two of toasted protein bread.
## Green Curry Chicken and Vegetable Soup
My number four favorite low-carb meal is green curry chicken and vegetable soup. This meal is filling and has almost zero carbs, making it an excellent option for anyone trying to maintain lower blood sugar levels.
To make the soup, you’ll need green curry paste which you’ll mix with coconut milk. Then, you’ll add your chicken, vegetables, cracked garlic, and chicken broth and cook for a few minutes. I usually add fish sauce and lime juice towards the end to enhance the taste.
If you want to spice things up, add some red chilies to make it even more exciting. My wife and I love making this curry for lunch – it’s really, really tasty! If you’re in the mood for some carbs, you can leave out the chicken broth and use it more as a sauce. Serve it with rice, and you’re good to go.
## Roasted Indian-Style Cauliflower
My number three favorite low-carb meal is undoubtedly roasted Indian-style cauliflower. This meal is perfect for snacking or use as a side dish. The best part? It’s incredibly easy to make!
Simply separate the cauliflower into smaller pieces and blanch it in salted boiling water for just a couple of minutes. In the meantime, mix olive oil, coriander, cumin, dried chili peppers, almonds, lemon juice, and garlic in a bowl. Then, add the spices to the blanched cauliflower, mix everything together and pop it in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes until it gets nice and crispy.
Once it’s done, sprinkle it with some fresh coriander to make it even more delicious.
## Open-Faced Tuna Salad Sandwich
My number two favorite low-carb meal is an open-faced tuna salad sandwich. This meal is perfect if you’re in a rush and need to prepare something quickly, as it only takes about ten minutes to make.
To prepare it, start by gathering a can of tuna in oil, finely chopped pickles and carrots, low-carb thousand island dressing or cocktail sauce, and two boiled eggs. Mix everything together in a bowl, and add some juice from the pickles to thin it out a bit. If you’re keeping things strictly low-carb, eat the tuna salad with avocado or steamed broccoli. If you want some carbs, spread a generous amount of the tuna mixture on a couple of slices of protein or whole wheat bread.
## Chicken and Zucchini Meatballs
Finally, my number one favorite low-carb meal is chicken and zucchini meatballs. I’ve been making this meal for a while now, and it continues to be one of my go-to meals.
To prepare it, start by grating a couple of zucchinis and then get rid of all the water in the zucchini by seasoning them with salt and letting it stand for 10 minutes. Squeeze all the juice out and mix the zucchini with finely chopped chicken, eggs, garlic, parmesan cheese, black pepper, and a pinch of salt. Mix everything together and create medium-sized meatballs. Then, pop them in the oven at 220 degrees Celsius or 430 degrees Fahrenheit for about half an hour.
If you’re looking for some healthy carbs, you can add some oats to the recipe. Otherwise, enjoy these delicious meatballs hot, cold, or as a snack. It’s the perfect meal!
Now that you’ve seen my top five favorite low-carb meals, what are your thoughts? Do you eat low-carb, and if so, what is your favorite low-carb dish? Let me know in the comments below!