Slideshow: 15 Quick & Easy Diabetic Dinners That Can Be on the Table in 30 Minutes or Less

Buttery Lemon Grilled Fish on Grilled Asparagus

This quick and easy fish recipe may be the perfect weeknight dish. With just a few ingredients, you can have a beautiful, heart-healthy, and diabetes-friendly meal on the table in about 15 minutes.

Citrus Grilled Shrimp with Spring Greens

This light and tasty dish may be the definition of easy. Grilled shrimp is bursting with flavors, and this recipe can be eaten on its own or with a nonstarchy side dish like cauliflower rice.

Chopped Mexican Salad with Lime

This fresh chopped salad from Southwest culinary expert Kelly Coffeen is full of color! A citrus marinade drizzled over the vegetables brings them to life. A salad fit for the main course.

Dijon Chicken w/ Zucchini & Tomatoes

This chicken dish is a standout on it's own, but it's even better served over quinoa, which is gluten-free, packed full of protein, and ready in about 15 minutes. Either way, this chicken recipe is quick, colorful, and delicious.

Bourbon’d Filet Mignon

If you’re a steak lover, this quick filet mignon recipe is just for you! Filet can be more expensive than other cuts, but it's incredibly lean and flavorful—a perfect combination. Try it out with a side of steamed nonstarchy vegetables like asparagus, or a side of sautéed mushrooms.

Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms

This recipe has emerged as a Diabetes Food Hub favorite—with hundreds of likes—and it's easy to see why. Budget-friendly, bursting with flavor, and ready in just 30 minutes from start to finish, this hearty chicken recipe is the perfect weeknight dish.

Grilled Steak with Mushrooms

With fall approaching and the end of grilling season on the horizon, any excuse to fire up the grill is welcome. Even on a weeknight. This protein packed dish is low in sodium and fat and, like the Balsamic Chicken recipe above, uses mushrooms to add a hearty, umami-forward flavor.

Budget-Friendly Chicken Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

How do you make a quick and hearty recipe even better? Cut the cost! This budget-friendly recipe comes together quickly for a week night dinner, with the flavors of fall coming from apples, onions, and shredded cabbage!

Chicken and White Bean Soup With Fresh Veggie Topper

Nothing is as welcome on a cool fall day as a bowl of warm soup. But unless you're dumping a can into a pot, made-from-scratch soup can take an entire afternoon. Not this recipe! The secret is pre-cooked chicken, which saves time and prep. In fact, this two-step recipe from Nancy Hughes' Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook can be ready in 14 minutes!

Ronaldo’s Cuban Sandwich

This hearty handheld comes from cookbook author Chef Ronaldo Linares, who says, "Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time to prepare a whole meal and need something quick. I always have high-quality deli meat on hand for times like these. But not all deli meat is created equal; look for healthy, low-sodium deli meats when shopping. There is no substitute for a true Cuban sandwich, but this recipe is a light, delicious take on the classic."

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Salmon is a nearly perfect diabetes-friendly food. This protein is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which may decrease triglyceride levels and have additional health benefits. Even better, it cooks quickly with little prep time, and can be on the table in as little as 20 minutes.

Bibb and Bean Burrito Bowl

This flexitarian recipe (which means it can be prepared either with meat or without) is from cookbook author Jackie Newgent, RD. She says, "Eating beans every day may help people with type 2 diabetes better manage their blood glucose. So enjoy the health benefits of this inviting meal-in-a-bowl. And enjoy all of its vivid colors, Mexican-inspired flavors, and lovely textures with a fork. The bowl is made from Bibb lettuce, so it’s literally an edible bowl! But if you like, use the Bibb leaves to eat some of the bean mixture burrito-style. Any way you choose to eat it, it’s muy delicioso."

Sensational Chicken Burgers

Author Barbara Seelig-Brown created these burgers for a neighborhood picnic. She wanted to make sure that she was going to bring something healthy as well as tasty. The result was a quick and delicious take on the classic American burger—and a Diabetes Food Hub favorite.

Creamy Cavatappi (Tuscan Mac 'N’ Cheese)

Author Steven Petusevsky created this vegetarian Tuscan dish to satisfy his craving for good ol' mac and cheese. Cavatappi, or corkscrew pasta, captures the fresh shredded basil and creamy white beans in this Mediterranean version of a classic American favorite.

Herb-Crusted Pork Chop

The secret ingredient in this low-carb main dish is the low-sodium herb blend. Make it in large batches and you can use it to season chicken, pork tenderloin, fish, potatoes, or other foods. Low-sodium eating doesn't have to be bland and boring. If you like things spicy, add some cayenne pepper to this blend to give it a little kick.

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