Recipes that are suitable for a diabetic on a diet include a recipe for chickpea salad and a recipe for kale soup with turkey and beans from the American Diabetes Association. Both recipes are low in fat and calories.
To prepare the chickpea salad, rinse and drain a 15.5-ounce can of chickpeas, and place them in a bowl, directs the American Diabetes Association. Add 1 diced red pepper, 1 diced green pepper, 1/2 diced red onion and 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro. Combine the juice of 1/2 lemon with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 minced clove of garlic, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to create a dressing, and thoroughly toss this through the chickpeas and vegetables.
To make the kale soup with turkey and beans, fry 1 diced onion and 1/2 cup of diced green pepper with 2 teaspoons of canola oil in a pot over moderately high heat until they are translucent, instructs the American Diabetes Association. Stir in 1 minced garlic clove, and cook the mixture for another 30 seconds before browning 6 ounces of lean ground turkey in the pot. Pour in 32 ounces of chicken broth, 3 cups of chopped kale, 1/2 cup of canned crushed tomatoes, and the rinsed and drained black-eyed peas from a 15.5-ounce can. Boil the soup briefly, and then lower the heat. Let the soup bubble gently for 15 minutes before turning off the heat and incorporating 3 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese.