Diabetic Side Dishes

Round out your meal with these low-sugar, low-fat, and high-flavor side dishes.

Low-Sugar and Low-Fat Alternatives

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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.

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Roasted Summer Squashes with Caper Gremolata

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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.

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Asparagus Ribbons with Lemon and Goat Cheese

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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.

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Sautéed Snow Peas and Peppers

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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.

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Oven-Roasted Green Beans

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.

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Butter-Roasted Carrots

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Butter-Roasted Carrots

Try Butter-roasted carrots for an easy three-ingredient side dish that's perfect for busy weeknights.

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Marinated Tomatoes with Lemon and Summer Savory

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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.

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