Frozen Yogurt Fruit Pops
A perfect diabetes-friendly answer to a hot summer day. You can make this recipe with any fruit and flavor of yogurt. Try mango chunks with pineapple yogurt, or kiwi halves with strawberry yogurt. You could also try other toppings, such as coconut or sprinkles instead of pecans.
Avocado Summer Soup
You could accuse us of cheating just a little bit with this one. Commonly thought of as a vegetable, avocado is actually a fruit packed with vitamins and healthy monounsaturated fats. This cool and refreshing avocado soup is not only diabetes-friendly, but it's a perfect summer dish after a morning at the farmer's market. It's also a nutrition powerhouse.
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Ever cook a recipe that feels like it’s missing something? In many cases, that something is a touch of acid. Vinegar will often do the trick, but nothing adds a quick kick or highlights complex flavors like citrus, especially on seafood and white meats. This refreshing dish uses a twist of lime to amp up the taste while keeping calorie and carb counts low.
Peanut Butter Banana Oat Bites
Fruit and breakfast make great friends. Add some peanut butter protein and you've got a trio that can't be beat. These satisfying lower-carb, high-fiber bites make a great snack or quick breakfast. You can freeze a couple of bites in a snack-size plastic bag for a grab and go breakfast, too!
Grilled Mango Chicken
Using fruits like mango and pineapple in marinades is the perfect way to tenderize meat and infuse fruit flavors without adding carb (maybe it’s no coincidence that fruit season and grilling season overlap). This recipe is perfect for backyard BBQs and makes a great substitute for fried chicken or bratwursts. Your guests will appreciate a healthier option and will enjoy this slightly sweet and citrusy dish.
Okay. We’re cheating just a bit again, but tomatoes are technically a fruit. And this easy appetizer puts them right on center stage. Perfect for summer and its bounty of garden-fresh ingredients, these kabobs are packed with flavor and low in carbohydrates. They also look beautiful on a serving platter and are sure to impress guests!
Devin Alexander’s Sweet & Spicy Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin
Chef Devin Alexander gave us this recipe, which uses pomegranate flavors to offset and complement the spicy kick. But be careful when choosing ingredients! Devin advises, “Make sure to purchase a pomegranate molasses that is a pure pomegranate concentrate. Some are basically sugar water (if sugar is the first ingredient, definitely run!) with a bit of pomegranate flavor.”
Roasted Pineapple Salsa
Pineapple and high temperatures were made for each other, and this recipe concentrates the flavors with a quick skillet roast. That said, if the weather is nice, an outdoor grill will do the job just as well. Mixed with the right amount of pepper to give a Southwestern kick, this sweet and spicy combination is especially tasty on warm tortilla chips.
Creamy Chicken Apple Salad
Along with strawberries and cranberries, apples are the perfect fruit complement to a salad. This healthy take on the Waldorf salad is packed full of good nutrition with protein from chicken, fiber from the apple, and healthy fat from the walnuts. Full of flavor and crunch—you won’t believe how easy it is!
Pumpkin Apple Protein Bars
Freeze these bars in individual snack size bags and grab one on your way to the gym to have as a snack after a good workout! Be sure to use canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling, which often has extra sugar added to it.