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Healthier Recipes for Diabetics 

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Salad

This tasty salad is a snap to prepare with pre-chopped bell peppers, celery, and onion, now widely available in most produce departments.   

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (about 3⁄4 pound)
  • 1⁄2 cup refrigerated pre-chopped green bell peppers
  • 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers
  • 1⁄4 cup refrigerated pre-chopped red onion
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1⁄4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.  

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)  

Nutritional Information:

Each serving has 280 calories,13 grams fat (sat 2.2g. mono 4.1g, poly 2.4g), 23 grams protein, 17.5 grams carbohydrates, 2.3 grams fiber, 26 mg cholesterol, 1.1 mg iron, 333 mg sodium, 26 mg calcium

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • Non-stick spray
  • 1 oz. cheddar cheese made with 2% milk  

Preheat skillet over medium heat. Generously spray one side of a slice of bread. Place bread sprayed -side-down onto skillet bottom and add 1 oz. (1 slice) of cheese. Spray a second slice of bread on one side and place spray-side-up on top of sandwich. Grill until lightly browned and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is melted. 

Nutritional Information:

Each serving has 227 calories, 7 grams fat, 515 mg sodium, 25 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams protein