32 Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Recipes

Finding mouthwatering diabetic-friendly recipes can be a challenge but don't let anyone tell you that it isn’t possible!
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Finding mouthwatering diabetic-friendly recipes can be a challenge but don't let anyone tell you that it isn’t possible! Whether you’re throwing a huge holiday shindig or having a more intimate affair, here are 32 diabetic-friendly holiday recipes from appetizers to desserts and every course in between.

The Criteria

In order to be diabetic-friendly, the recipe must contain a maximum of 30 grams of carbohydrates per serving (which equals two carbohydrate exchanges). In addition, all of these recipes are sensible in the calorie and fat department too.

Appetizers

Soups and Salad

Main Dishes

Sides

Desserts

Drinks

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