Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Whether you’re hosting the meal at your house or bringing some pitch-in dishes to someone else’s house, it’s important to consider that there will probably be at least one person there with special dietary needs like diabetes. However, having special food dishes doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice flavor.
Check out these tasty Thanksgiving side dishes that we found, and most of the guests won’t even consider them diabetic recipes! (We won’t tell if you don’t tell!) They’re really easy and might even become some of your favorite side dishes to make every year!
Easy Diabetic Friendly Thanksgiving Sides
1. Sweet Potatoes and Apples Recipe
Cut three apples and three sweet potatoes lengthwise into quarters.
Place them in a baking dish.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mix.
Add 1 teaspoon of paprika and mix.
Bake 40 minutes at 400 degrees, stirring once half way through.
2. Stuffed Zucchini Recipe
Cut a zucchini lengthwise in half and remove the pulp and reserve it in a bowl.
To the pulp add:
chopped green onions
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
Season with salt and pepper.
Stir pulp mixture and spoon back into zucchini.
Place stuffed zucchini on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until zucchini is just soft when pierced with a fork.
3. Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic, Chives and Pine Nuts Recipe
Cut new potatoes in half and add to a baking dish.
Chop one clove of garlic and chives and add to the potatoes.
Drizzle with olive oil until potatoes are covered.
Sprinkle with pine nuts (optional, but recommended because it’s so yummy). Stir.
Bake 30-40 minutes at 375 degrees until potatoes are softened and brown.
4. Oven Roasted Green Beans Recipe
Trim ends off of 1 pound of green beans and place in a greased baking dish.
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir.
Roast in oven at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes until caramelized, stirring once half way through.
Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving side dishes that would classify as diabetic friendly?