10 Amazingly Refreshing Diabetes-Friendly Meals for Springtime

Springtime is here, and it’s time to break out the fresh herbs, crispy veggies, and refreshing flavors to celebrate.

Here are 10 recipes that won’t spike your blood sugar and will also taste amazing.

#1 Vegetable Salad with Macadamia Dressing

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This dish is tangy and light, which pairs well with the sunshine. It gives you a full serving of veggies and a killer dressing sauce that is full of healthy fats. You can even throw in some quinoa to give it some umf.

#2 A Feel Good Lunch Bowl

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I love this combination of ingredients so much, and I think you will see why. Sweet potatoes, beans, quinoa, roasted cauliflower, and hummus make this a delicious bowl of goodness.

#3 Pan-Roasted Salmon With Citrus Cabbage Salad

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I’m not sure which is more mouth-watering: the pan-roasted salmon or the citrus dressing. Either way, this is packed with flavor, healthy fats, and cancer-fighting veggies like cabbage.

#4 Lentils, Grilled Asparagus, Tahini Dressing

This recipe is quick and easy, but also gourmet-level delicious. You will probably want to use that tahini dressing on basically everything you cook after that.

#5 Grilled Peach, Zucchini & Corn Quinoa Salad

Grilled peaches mixed with grilled veggies, all drizzled with a lemon-basil vinaigrette. I don’t think I really need to explain why this is so good.

#6 Fish Taco Bowls

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If you have never had a fish taco, then this might be hard for you to imagine, but it is quite possibly the best way to eat fish. Throw those refreshing ingredients in a bowl, ditch the tortilla, and now you have the second-best way to eat fish.

#7 Chickpea & Veggie Brown Rice Barley Bowl with Tahini Dressing

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I love this recipe because it’s so simple and customizable. The key here is the tahini dressing, which brings it all together. Play around with the salad components and find something that everyone loves!

#8 Grilled Summer Cobb Salad

Grilled salad is so exciting because it means 1) the sun is out and we are using the grill, and 2) there is yet another way to eat veggies. Grilling lettuce may sound bizarre, but it really adds a nice depth to the flavor that will leave you wanting more.

#9 Spicy Sweet Potato and Green Rice Burrito Bowls

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Sweet potatoes and black beans are a match made in heaven, so no surprise that they have made several appearances on this list. But the cilantro-jalapeno rice is an exciting new take on rice that is perfect for outdoor dining.

#10 Tri-Tip Steak Salad

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This is like eating a salad with the satisfaction of eating a juicy steak. You get it all! Plus, the citrusy cilantro dressing is exactly what the whole chef-kissing-her-fingers motion is all about.

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