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

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

  By: Editors at DiabetesIQ  |  Published: November 28, 2021   
Published: November 28, 2021   

Best Meatballs for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to KnowBest Meatballs for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know
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Meatballs make a hearty and delicious lunch or dinner. They are one of the traditional dishes in several world cuisines and can be cooked different way, from many different ingredients. They are relative easy to make, but hard to stay away from – especially due to a variety of tasty sauces that meatballs are often served with. All of that makes meatballs so popular around the world.

But how about people with diabetes? Can they enjoy meatballs as well? That depends on the ingredients the meatballs and sauces are made of.

Traditional meatball recipes usually have ingredients that are loaded with saturated fat, carbs and sodium, all of which are not suitable for diabetics. It doesn’t mean, however, that meatballs should be off limits altogether. All you need to do is to lighten up your favorite recipe a bit. – Use lean meat such as turkey, chicken breast, or lean beef instead of fatty meats, opt for cooking methods other than frying, and avoid using carb-heavy ingredients such as breadcrumbs.

Because meatballs are so popular, there is no shortage of diabetes-friendly recipes of this dish. Here are a few of our favorite ones.


Chicken Meatballs Baked in Onion Sauce

We highly recommend this delicious, diabetic-friendly recipe of chicken meatballs baked in onion sauce that gives the meatballs incredible flavor and juiciness.

Meatball and Bean Soup

A hearty, delicious and diabetic-friendly soup that can serve as a dinner for the entire family.

Veal Meatballs with Celery

These tended, juicy and diabetic-friendly veal meatballs are full of flavor. Try this recipe – your family and guests will be delighted!


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