6 Diabetes-Friendly Meals | Joy Bauer

Tofu Veggie Stir Fry
A stir-fry is the perfect diabetes-friendly meal and a smart substitute for greasy, fattening Chinese takeout if you choose the right ingredients and skip the rice. A healthy stir-fry combines lean protein with moderate amounts of fiber-rich, non-starchy vegetables. Start by sautéing a colorful mix of vegetables (like onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, snow peas, carrots, and broccoli) over medium-high heat. Then toss in about 6 ounces of lean protein. Tofu is a natural choice for stir-fries, but if you’re a meat lover, go for thin slices of boneless skinless chicken, pork tenderloin, or lean beef like sirloin or top round. Drizzle your stir-fry with low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili sauce if desired. This dish is so voluminous and filling that you won’t even miss the starchy rice!