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Diabetic Side Dishes

Looking for diabetic side dishes? Find recipes for diabetic side dishes including rice side dishes, vegetable side dishes, and more diabetic side dishes.

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“This tasty broccoli dish has become a favorite at our house,” Janice Cawman says from Yakima, Washington. “It’s quick, easy and adds a colorful presentation to any menu.”
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German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

Sunday afternoons were a time for family gatherings when I was a kid. While the uncles played cards, the aunts made German treats such as this traditional red cabbage. —Jeannette Heim, Dunlap, Tennessee

Quinoa Squash Pilaf

Quinoa Squash Pilaf

Quinoa Squash Pilaf

“This is a wonderful recipe with different flavors and plenty of good-for-you ingredients,” Annette Spiegler promises from Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

I am a firm believer that fresh is best. I developed this recipe to take advantage of our garden veggies. It really shows off the full flavor of the green beans. —Carol Mayer, Sparta, Illinois
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Whipped Squash

Whipped Squash

Whipped Squash

This is an excellent way to serve one of the season's most delicious vegetables—butternut squash. Its rich flavor and golden harvest color really come through in this smooth vegetable side dish. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Southwestern Rice

Southwestern Rice

Southwestern Rice

I created this colorful side dish after eating something similar at a restaurant. It complements any Tex-Mex meal wonderfully. Sometimes I add cubes of grilled chicken breast to the rice to make it a meal in itself. —Michelle Dennis, Clarks Hill, Indiana

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Green beans are great, but they can seem ordinary on their own. Just a couple extra ingredients give them sweet and salty attitude. This is definitely my family's favorite green beans recipe. —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta

Hot and Zesty Quinoa

Hot and Zesty Quinoa

Hot and Zesty Quinoa

“I created this healthy whole grain side to serve my family instead of potatoes or rice. It’s so easy and has a little kick. Quinoa’s a nurturing grain and a complete protein.” —Sandra Letizia, Providence, Rhode Island

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

Here’s a fast and easy way to dress up fresh green beans. Basil adds bright flavor, while lemon juice and garlic bring spring to mind. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Rigatoni Chard Toss

Rigatoni Chard Toss

Rigatoni Chard Toss

I had to get my firefighter husband to eat more fruits and veggies to lower his cholesterol and triglycerides. Fresh chard and tomatoes add a lot of fiber and vitamins to our diets, but we love this recipe for the flavor. While he would never admit to eating "health food" around the firehouse, this dish is one of many that made his trips to the doctor much more pleasant! —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Who doesn't like mashed potatoes? Try this slimmed-down dish with any entree. —Janet Homes, Surprise, Arizona
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