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Best Meat for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know

Best Meat for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know

  By: Editors at DiabetesIQ  |  Published: October 06, 2021   
Published: October 06, 2021   

Best Meat for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to KnowBest Meat for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know
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Meat is a centerpiece of the meal in many cultures. Unless you are a vegetarian or vegan, who would say no to a flavorful, juicy steak or a delicious pastrami sandwich? But once you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you have to seriously adjust your diet, eliminating processed and fatty types of meat. Although that might be a challenging task, since some of your favorite cold cuts and red meats will most likely become off limits, there are still many meat choices available to you.

As a general rule, the leaner the meat, the better it is for you, which makes turkey and skinless chicken breast your best choice of meat. But these kinds of poultry aren’t the only meats you can enjoy. In fact, the variety of diabetes-friendly meats is quite rich. Your dinner menu may feature such lean cuts of beef as tenderloin, sirloin, and flank steak. You can also enjoy lean pork, veal, rabbit, and even goose and duck if you avoid eating the skin.

If that is not enough, some fattier meats can also be consumed in moderation. Among them are T-bone steak, chuck steak, ground beef and turkey, pork chops, and liver.

With such a selection of meat choices, you have plenty of room for imagination in the kitchen. Check out some of our favorite meat recipes for inspiration:

Pork and Turkey Stew with Apples

This is a recipe for a savory diabetic-friendly mixed meat stew with apples – a tasty and flavorful meal for the entire family!

Turkey Breast in Sour Cream

Rich in taste, tender, and creamy – this diabetic-friendly dish is easy to make and hard not to like!

Filet Mignon in Red Wine Sauce

This rich and delicious diabetic-friendly entrée is perfect for a special occasion!

Tenderloin Steak with Cherry Sauce

This diabetic-friendly dish is a perfect choice for a special occasion!

Braised Turkey with Vegetables

Savory and delicious, this diabetic-friendly dish is a great option for a family dinner.

Baked Duck Breasts in Honey and Soy Sauce

A very delicious diabetic friendly dinner entrée that is super easy to cook.

Chicken Liver with Apples

This diabetic-friendly dish is tender, nutritious, and rich in flavor. – A delicious treat for the entire family!

Beef in Dark Beer

If a traditional beef stew seems boring, try this diabetic-friendly recipe of beef in dark beer and tomato sauce. The dish turns out amazingly flavorful, savory and anything but boring! A wonderful main course for the whole family!

Pork in Tomato Sauce

Everyone, who like meat with vegetables, will enjoy this simple, delicious and diabetic-friendly recipe. The meat will get tender, while the vegetables will remain crispy a bit.

Steamed Rabbit Cutlets

Steamed rabbit cutlets are low-calorie and diabetic-friendly, as well as very juicy, tender and delicious. Add spices and herbs to your taste. If you do not have a steamer, then simply put a sieve on top of the pot of water, put the cutlets in a sieve, cover with a lid and cook the same time over medium heat.

Duck with Cherries in Red Wine

Duck with cherries in red wine turn out very tender and juicy, thanks to the wine, that also gives the meat very rich flavor. Cherries combined with wine add a little sourness to the duck. This diabetic-friendly dish looks very beautiful and appetizing, which makes it a strong contender for the main holiday entrée on your table.

Turkey Steak

Want to enjoy a steak, but want to eat healthy too? – Try this recipe for a delicious and diabetic-friendly turkey steak. It’s easy to cook and comes out just great. A wonderful dinner entrée for everyday or a special occasion!

Pork Tenderloin with Garlic

Try this recipe for perfectly tender, juicy, and diabetic-friendly baked pork tenderloin dinner entrée that will make you lick your plate. Your family and guests will be happy!

Stewed Beef with Orange

This is a diabetic-friendly recipe for a beef stew with a uniquely fresh flavor, thanks to orange and lemon juices and zest.

Baked Turkey Leg

A turkey leg baked in the oven on garlic and onions turns out to be very tender, aromatic, and simply delicious. Serve this diabetic-friendly dish with any side of your choice.

Chicken Breast in Sour Cream

This diabetic-friendly chicken breast is cooked very quickly and easily. Sour cream gives it juiciness and tenderness. You can add your favorite spices to give the dish exactly the taste you want.

Chicken Breast Baked Fennel, Carrots and Oranges

Baking chicken breast in aluminum foil with oranges, shallots, tarragon, carrots, and fennel root gives the dish a unique taste and makes it juicy and tender, even though chicken breast is usually dry. Try this diabetic-friendly recipe – you will be glad you did!

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