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Diabetes-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, which means it is time to get together with family and friends. For many people, eating is the most fun part of Thanksgiving. While you might be looking forward to consuming anything that crosses your path, you should be aware of the importance of eating healthy. To commemorate those fighting the good fight against diabetes, I will be sharing three diabetes-friendly recipes with you. These recipes will help you enjoy your family and friends while ensuring you are doing what is best for your blood sugar and calories. If you are looking for diabetes-friendly thanksgiving recipes to prepare this Thanksgiving, then you have come to the right place.

Roasted Pumpkin and Pomegranate Salad

Roasted Pumpkin and Pomegranate Salad is a low-carb, diabetic, and cholesterol-free recipe that is excellent for the holidays. It is packed with seeds, pumpkin-infused oil, and nutritional yeast for a sweet, creamy breakfast snack. The pumpkin seeds provide sources for fiber and protein, while dried cranberries offer antioxidants. Roasted Pumpkin and Pomegranate Salad is low in calories (only four calories per serving) and high in fiber and vitamin C. You will be feeling complete for a few hours after eating this salad. But, because it has no fat or calories, you can always enjoy it anytime.

Apple and Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Apple Sweet Potato Hash Browns are excellent traditional Thanksgiving meals. They tend to be low on calories but high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty (a type of fat considered healthy because it lowers bad cholesterol and helps you maintain a healthy heart). Apple and Sweet Potash Hash Browns are the best snacks with turkey or as an afternoon snack. If you prepare Apple and Sweet Potash Hash Browns for a crowd, precook some potatoes and leave them in the fridge overnight. Eating these healthy treats can help you control your blood sugar levels and prevent complications if you already have diabetes.

Butterflied Turkey with Herb Gravy

Butterflied Turkey with Herb Gravy is a delicious Diabetes-friendly meal that is easy to make for Thanksgiving. It tastes good, and it is low in calories. Turkey is high in protein, allowing you to fee a large crowd without feeling full. Butterflied Turkey with Herb Gravy makes a large serving that can be used over time as it can easily be kept in the refrigerator. You can also freeze some portions for later use.  Butterflied Turkey with Herb Gravy is low in the glycemic index; it helps control blood sugar levels better than the other carbs.

Pumpkin Pie and Yogurt Parfaits

Pumpkin pie is filled with fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In addition, pumpkin Pie and Yogurt Parfaits contain only the right amount of smooth and creamy pumpkin puree, pumpkin seeds, and sea salt. They taste delicious and would make great diabetic-friendly Thanksgiving recipes.


Whether it is Butterflied Turkey with Herb Gravy, Apple Sweet Potato Hash Browns, or Roasted Pumpkin and Pomegranate Salad, what truly matters is to make this Thanksgiving remarkable for you and your family.