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What are some recipes for people on a diabetic diet?

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Some recipes for a diabetic diet include turkey and veggie chili, open-faced sweet potato sandwich, chickpea tabbouleh and low-carb artichoke chicken wraps, says the American Diabetes Association. Diabetic-friendly recipes are rich in vegetables and lean protein.

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Turkey and veggie chili is a high-fiber, lean protein meal that replaces ground beef with ground turkey and adds in plenty of high-fiber beans and non-starchy vegetables, according to the American Diabetes Association. To make this recipe, dice and sauté one onion, one zucchini and two carrots over medium-high heat. Add one clove of garlic and the ground turkey a few minutes later. Once the meat is browned, add one can of diced and crushed tomatoes each, one can of kidney beans and one can great northern beans. Finally, add one tablespoon of chili powder and one teaspoon each of cumin and garlic powder and simmer up to 20 minutes.

A quick open-faced sweet potato sandwich combines high fiber vegetables and low-fat cheese, states the American Diabetes Association. Slice a sweet potato into long, thin pieces, and bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Then add layers of a thin piece of zucchini and red bell pepper on top of the sweet potato pieces and season with salt-free spices. Top the sandwich with reduced-fat Swiss cheese and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

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