Eating a healthy lunch can be difficult sometimes, especially if you work and only have a limited amount of time. Diabetes lunch recipes can help. Preparing your lunch ahead of time can help you to avoid vending machines, cafeterias, and fast food. It also helps you ensure that you are getting the right amounts of nutrients without raising your blood glucose levels.

There are many great diabetes lunch recipes that you can find over the internet. Books and magazines are also great sources you can use to start a collection. When looking over diabetes lunch recipes, be sure they follow the guidelines given to you by your doctor and dietician. Also, the American Diabetes Association recommends including a variety of different foods and watching your portion sizes when planning your meals. When finding diabetes lunch recipes, try to include choices form each food group and obtain the highest quality nutrients that you can find without exceeding your recommended carbohydrate intake.


Great Diabetes Lunch Recipes


Whole-Grain Tuna Casserole


  • 1 can of tuna
  • 4 cups whole-grain noodles
  • 1 medium onion
  • 6 oz. low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup



Cook the pasta noodles according to the pasta directions. Drain well and place the pasta back into the pot. Add all of the other ingredients listed above and stir well. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste, stirring again. You can add other vegetables to add fiber and flavor to your meal.


Watermelon Feta Salad with Lemon Dressing

Salad Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of mixed salad greens
  • 1 small watermelon
  • 2 large nectarines
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sunflower seeds


Lemon Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt



Make the dressing by placing the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Put on the lid and shake it until the mixture is well-blended. Set aside. Cut the watermelon into small, bite-sized chunks, discarding the rind and seeds as you do so. Place the pieces into a large salad bowl.

Cut the nectarines in half and pit them, and then cut them in to thin slices. Put the slices in the bowl with the watermelon pieces. Tear the salad greens into bite-sized pieces and place in the bowl with the fruit as well. Toss the salad to mix, and then crumble the feta cheese over the top. Sprinkle the seeds over the top as well, followed by the lemon dressing. Serve immediately.