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Just Tell Me What to Eat

Delicious food inspiration for those living with diabetes.

One of the biggest questions for people with diabetes is, "What can I eat?" The food and nutrition experts at EatingWell are here to help you to embrace a new way of eating—and still enjoy the foods you love. With healthy recipes, cooking and shopping tips and dietitian-approved meal plans, we'll help you strike the balance between healthy and delicious.

Bowl of Green Chile Chicken Posole
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30-Day Mediterranean Diet Diabetes-Friendly Dinner Plan

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This collection of balanced dinner recipes can help you meet your nutritional goals this month. Packed with nutritious ingredients like vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and legumes, these meals align with one of the healthiest eating patterns: the Mediterranean diet. Plus, with complex carbs and low counts of saturated fats, these sodium-conscious dishes are also well-suited for a diabetes-friendly eating pattern.

How to Make Flourless Blender Zucchini Muffins

100-Calorie Snacks for a Diabetes-Friendly Diet

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These snacks are perfect for a little boost between meals. Make-ahead energy balls, freshly seasoned popcorn and copycat veggie chips are all on the menu—and each snack sticks to our heart healthy, diabetes-appropriate nutrition guidelines.

Best Ice Creams for Diabetics
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The 5 Best Ice Cream Brands for Diabetes

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To help you find the healthiest ice cream brands for diabetes, we conducted a blind taste test with more than 15 products that met our nutrition parameters for diabetes, including flavors like vanilla, chocolate and fruit. Read on for our full list of the best healthy ice creams.

Charred Shrimp, Pesto & Quinoa Bowls
A Month of Diabetes-Friendly Dinners to Help Reduce Inflammation

Plan ahead with a month's worth of delicious dinner recipes. Starring complex carbs like whole-wheat pasta, brown rice and quinoa as well as low counts of sodium and saturated fat, these meals are a perfect fit for a diabetes-friendly eating pattern. And ingredients like salmon, spinach, chickpeas and garlic are both diabetes-friendly and can help reduce inflammation, which can help with everything from joint stiffness to immune health.

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Best Pantry List of Foods for Diabetes

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These dietitian-approved staples to keep in your kitchen will help ensure you have healthy meals from breakfast to dinner, while keeping your blood sugar in check.

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The Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Diabetes

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Diabetes is marked by higher-than-normal blood sugars, but did you know an underlying cause for type 2 diabetes is low-grade inflammation? The reason is that chronic inflammation —caused by diet, excess weight, sedentary lifestyles, stress and impaired gut health—causes cells to slowly become insulin resistant .