Go Out to Dinner at Home
Go Out to Dinner...At Home!
Browse these diabetes-friendly menus for a special restaurant-like meal right at home. Check the carb counts before you head out to the grocery store to make sure the totals fit into your eating plan. If you need to swap out one of the higher-carb grain or starch recipes, or find a lower-carb dessert, just jump back into the Recipe Finder and search by carb level. Enjoy!
Diabetes-Friendly Cold Weather Menus
Apple Slices with Gorgonzola Cheese
Parsley Stuffed Roasted Lamb
Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans
Pears Baked in Red Wine
Total Carbs 54.7 g
Bistro Baby Carrot Salad
Apple, Celery and Pecan Pilaf
Pumpkin Pie in a Cup
Total Carbs 64.9 g
Frisee Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts
Salmon with Wilted Greens
Wild Rice Pilaf
Vanilla Almond Meringues
Total Carbs 74.2 g
Herbed White Bean Pate
Venetian Fish Stew
Walnut Mushroom Rice
Stuffed Baked Apples
Total Carbs 66.5 g
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, R.D., M.S., C.D.E., C.D.N. 10/08
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