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Eating well with diabetes

Easy, fresh and healthy low-GI meals suitable for a diabetic diet.
Beetroot & lamb flatbreads with tahini yoghurt

For those living with diabetes, the good news is that you don’t need to follow a special diabetic diet. Just the same healthy diet recommended for most of us. And you’ll see from our collection of favourite diabetic recipes from The Weekly’s Eating Well with Diabetes cookbook, there’s no need to miss out on delicious meals and treats. Our Thai prawn burgers are a must try! And we haven’t forgotten the sweet treats either. You won’t be able to go past our roasted pears with cinnamon labne.

Looking for more low-carb meals?

Cajun-spiced fish with roasted corn salsa

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Cajun-spiced fish with roasted corn salsa

Cajun-spiced fish with roasted corn salsa

Spicy Cajun rub gives a spicy twist to grilled fish and perfectly paired with a roasted corn salsa.

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Black bean chilli with guacamole and corn “chips”

Black bean chilli with guacamole and corn “chips”

This simple dish is easy to make and substitutes baked mountain bread ‘chips’ for corn chips for a diabetic friendly meal.

Spanakopita quesadillas

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Spanakopita quesadillas

Spanakopita quesadillas

How’s this for fusion? Delicious Greek spinach and feta pie meets the easy, breezy Mexican quesadilla for a low-GI snack you’ll make over and over.

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Prawn and broccoli fried ‘rice’

Prawn and broccoli fried ‘rice’

Broccoli rice, like cauliflower rice, is an excellent low-carb substitute for white rice, and tastes delicious with stir-fried prawns

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Baked beans and tomato pots with rosemary sourdough crumble

Wake up and smell this delicious breakfast! Baked beans and tomato pots with rosemary sourdough crumble – full of filling, healthy ingredients to kick start your day. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

Pumpkin, ricotta and rocket quesadillas

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Pumpkin, ricotta and rocket quesadillas

Pumpkin, ricotta and rocket quesadillas

These delicious vegetarian quesadillas are great for lunch or an afternoon snack. The kids (big and small) will enjoy them. And they’re suitable for diabetics, too.

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Thai prawn burgers

Love burgers and love seafood? These Thai style prawn burgers are the perfect fusion. And they’re suitable for diabetics, too.

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Indian-style tomatoes and eggs

Hearty doesn’t mean boring! Delicious Indian-style tomatoes and eggs – a tasty, wholesome start to your morning. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

Korean beef lettuce cups with pickled vegetables

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Korean beef lettuce cups with pickled vegetables

Korean beef lettuce cups with pickled vegetables

Spicy, fresh and delicious! These beef slices make a great low carb lunch or dinner. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

salmon with green papaya salad recipe

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Salmon with green papaya and pink grapefruit salad

Salmon with green papaya and pink grapefruit salad

Fresh, light and full of those essential fatty oils – this salmon dish from The Australian Women’s Weekly’s ‘Eating Well With Diabetes’ cookbook is a delicious no-fuss mid-week meal for two.

Cutlets with smashed potatoes and brussels sprouts salad

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Cutlets with smashed potatoes and brussels sprouts salad

Grilled lamb cutlets, shredded brussel sprout salad, and crisp mashed potatoes make for a perfect midweek dinner for two. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

Barbecued steak with white bean puree and chimichurri

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Barbecued steak with white bean puree and chimichurri

Barbecued steak with white bean puree and chimichurri

Grilled tender steak with a tangy green South American sauce. Perfect for the warmer. And ideal for diabetics, too.

Orange and pomegranate steamed puddings

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Orange and pomegranate steamed puddings

Orange and pomegranate steamed puddings

These tangy steamed puddings are a delightful after dinner treat. They can also be made ahead and reheated. And they are suitable for diabetics.

Pasta with spinach, mushrooms & almonds

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Pasta with spinach, mushrooms and almonds

Pasta with spinach, mushrooms and almonds

This delectable vegetarian pasta is packed with mushrooms, pecorino and crunchy almonds. Delish! It’s also good for diabetics.

Fig and orange blossom rice pudding

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Fig and orange blossom rice pudding

Fig and orange blossom rice pudding

This low-GI rice pudding is enhanced by the flavour of caramelised​ figs and the zest of orange. Serve with drizzled honey, nuts and mint. It’s perfect for diabetics too.

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Noodle salad with ginger-rubbed beef

Noodle salad with ginger-rubbed beef

This tasty Asian fusion noodle dish is packed full of veggies and delicious ginger spiced flash-fried beef. Perfect for lunch or a quick weeknight dinner. And it’s suitable for diabetics.

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Chai-roasted pumpkin soup with honey walnuts

Chai-roasted pumpkin soup with honey walnuts

This creamy pumpkin soup is ready in just an hour and comes with a hint of chai spices and an added walnut crunch. Perfect for lunch or light dinner.

Tropical jelly with coconut yoghurt

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Tropical jelly with coconut yoghurt

Tropical jelly with coconut yoghurt

These tropical jelly cups, topped with passionfruit pulp and coconut yoghurt, are the perfect chilled dessert to enjoy after a hot day at the beach. And they are suitable for diabetics.

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Pork and tofu rice noodles

Pork and tofu rice noodles

Stir-fry your taste buds to heaven with this staple Asian noodle dish of pork, tofu and beans with chunks of capsicum and oyster mushrooms. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

chicken and pumpkin pot pies

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Chicken and pumpkin pot pies

Chicken and pumpkin pot pies

These delicious pot pies are a fantastic option for lunch. Small in size but big on taste, they’ll have you wanting more so double the recipe. It’s also suitable for diabetics.

Roasted pears with cinnamon labne

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Roasted pears with cinnamon labne

Roasted pears with cinnamon labne

A sweet and spiced fruity indulgence! Treat yourself to this these tender roasted pears in a lemon herbal tea syrup. Ideal for diabetics.

eggplant recipes

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Roasted eggplant with spiced lamb

Roasted eggplant with spiced lamb

Silky eggplant and crunchy cauliflower topped with spiced minced lamb – delish! This dish is a stand out winner for a quick and easy midweek dinner. And it’s great for diabetics.

Beetroot & lamb flatbreads with tahini yoghurt

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Beetroot and lamb flatbreads with tahini yoghurt

Beetroot and lamb flatbreads with tahini yoghurt

Spice up your lunch with this Turkish style pizza, with chunks of beetroot, cherry tomatoes, and tahini yoghurt spooned on top. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

Lime and coriander beef salad

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Lime and coriander beef salad

Lime and coriander beef salad

This beef noodle salad is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner – spritz with lime for a citrus zing, and top with a crunch of peanuts. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

Kaffir lime and red curry fish parcels

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Kaffir lime and red curry fish parcels

These delicious kaffir lime and curry fish parcels are a light and healthy meal, perfect for the warmer weather. And they are suitable for diabetics.

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Grilled fruit salad with coconut yoghurt

Enjoy a nourishing grilled fruit salad with creamy coconut yoghurt for breakfast- a fresh fruity way to start the day! This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

baked custard

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Rhubarb and vanilla baked custard

Rhubarb and vanilla baked custard

Delicious, sweet and tangy. This baked rhubarb and vanilla nutmeg custard is perfect for nights snuggled up on the couch. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

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Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

This hearty Italian soup is the ultimate in comfort food. Packed full of beans, celery, carrots, stock, pasta and tomatoes it’s guaranteed to satisfy.

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