Glycemic Index Diet

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How to Choose Low-Glycemic Foods at Ethnic Restaurants

To make finding low- (or lower-) glycemic dishes at your favorite ethnic restaurant a little easier, use the following list to help choose options that are also low in fat and calories. Keep in mind that [more…]

Low-Glycemic Barley Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

Mushrooms and barley team up in this low-glycemic recipe. Pearl barley has a creamy texture and can provide a great low-glycemic base for a hearty vegetarian meal. Because pearl barley is processed, it [more…]

Low-Glycemic Wilted Spinach Salad with Feta

Having a side salad every day with lunch or dinner definitely isn’t a bad habit to start. Salads are healthy and low-glycemic. And you can vary the greens, veggies, dressing routine with a little heat [more…]

Low-Glycemic Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a great addition to vegetarian meals. They’re low in calories and low on the glycemic scale. This recipe for stuffed mushrooms is super simple and delicious, and it makes a great presentation [more…]

Low-Glycemic Veggie Tofu Strips over Mixed Greens

Low-glycemic soy products formed into chicken-like strips are found in most supermarkets and are gaining popularity among vegetarians. Instead of just eating the prepared soy products as they are, though [more…]

Low-Glycemic Peanut Butter Cookies

The great thing about peanut butter cookies is that their main ingredient — peanut butter — is naturally low glycemic. Just make sure to buy natural peanut butter with no added sugar — you know, the kind [more…]

Low-Glycemic Pumpkin Soufflé

Pumpkin soufflé is a nice change from pumpkin pie, and it works well in a low-glycemic diet. Most soufflé recipes already use low amounts of sugar, and pumpkin itself is a low- to medium-glycemic food, [more…]

Low-Glycemic Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate Shavings

Try this strawberry mousse recipe when you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert that’s full of flavor but low on the glycemic index and light on calories and sugar. You can store the mousse covered [more…]

Low-Glycemic Easy Chocolate Mousse

Luckily chocolate desserts don’t have to be laden with calories and fat. This decadent chocolate mousse is low glycemic and faily low calorie. This quickie version of a mousse doesn’t require a double [more…]

Low-Glycemic Vegetable Soup

One of the best-kept secrets for managing your health and weight, especially on a low-glycemic diet, is keeping a low-calorie vegetable soup recipe on hand for those evenings when you just don’t feel like [more…]

Low-Glycemic Spicy Black Bean Soup

For this low-glycemic black bean soup, all you have to do is toss your ingredients into a pot, cook, and serve. Although the recipe calls for a slow cooker, you can easily make this soup on the stove top [more…]

Low-Glycemic Chicken and Hominy Stew

This low-glycemic chicken stew is easy to make and wonderful to eat. Hominy (a type of processed corn) adds great flavor and texture to stews and soups and is low to medium glycemic, depending on how much [more…]

Low-Glycemic Mexican Bake

Following a low-glycemic diet plan is really easy to do with south-of-the-border entrees, because they’re loaded in low-glycemic ingredients like lean meats, cheese, vegetables, beans, and tortillas. Plus [more…]

Low-Glycemic Cranberry Walnut Salad

Maintaining a low-glycemic diet doesn't mean boring food — especially if you try this recipe for cranberry-walnut salad. Low-glycemic salad greens are topped with a slightly sweet and savory dressing. [more…]

Low-Glycemic Fruit and Vegetable Salad

The combination of flavors in this low-glycemic fruit and veggie salad may seem a bit odd when you first read through the recipe, but it’s the perfect combo for a light, refreshing summer salad. The mix [more…]

Low-Glycemic Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

By adding a protein source — in this case, chicken — to salad, you create a balanced meal that’s low glycemic, too. You can feel fuller and more satisfied from a loaded salad entree than from a burger [more…]

Low-Glycemic Grilled Jerk Chicken

Grilling chicken is a simple way to create a low-glycemic meal with a lot of flavor, and it’s perfect for serving guests on a nice summer day. Plus, cleanup’s a snap! The cooking time for this jerk-chicken [more…]

Low-Glycemic Lemon Chicken

Lemon chicken is a great, low-glycemic recipe to have on hand because it’s so versatile. You can eat the chicken as it is, or you can cook it in batches and use some of it later in the week on salads or [more…]

Low-Glycemic Baked Chicken with Herbes de Provence

If you’re looking for a new (and low-glycemic!) ways to bake chicken, try this herbes de Provence recipe. Herbes de Provence is a wonderful mix of herbs that typically contains savory, fennel, basil, and [more…]

Low-Glycemic Turkey-Stuffed Peppers with Mozzarella Cheese

Ground turkey is a great alternative to ground beef — it’s lower in fat but still has great flavor, and it works well in low-glycemic recipes. However, because turkey is such a lean meat, it can often [more…]

Low-Glycemic Tenderloin Steaks with Mushroom Sauce

Using lean beef cuts like sirloin and tenderloin is a great way to incorporate beef into your low-glycemic diet. Another great way to go is to find beef products that are completely grass fed so you get [more…]

Low-Glycemic Honey Mustard Beef Skewers

Beef is naturally low glycemic (because it doesn’t contain carbohydrates), and skewered beef cooked on the grill is a real taste treat. When you make this recipe, surround the cooked beef chunks with some [more…]

Low-Glycemic Crab Cakes

The next time you feel a crab-cake craving coming on, use this low-glycemic recipe to save yourself about one-third the calories and fat you’d get from a fried crab cake. Lowfat yogurt is the secret ingredient [more…]

Low-Glycemic Pork Cutlets with Apricot Sauce

Pork cutlets, chops, and tenderloins are all healthy, lean, low-glycemic cuts that you can add to your weekly menu for a little variety. The pork cutlets called for in this recipe are a thin cut of meat [more…]

Low-Glycemic Home-Baked Halibut Fish Sticks

You don't have to be a kid to like fish sticks, especially when they're homemade and low-glycemic. Try this easy recipe when you want something healthy and low-glycemic but don’t have tons of time to prep [more…]


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