3 Healthy Meals for Children With Diabetes

Children nowadays have it great when it comes to unhealthy food options. There’s an ocean of unhealthy, sugary, trans-fat-laden snacks and microwavable meals to gorge themselves to their heart’s content. That’s not even taking into account the available fast-food options. This, of course, is a bad thing for a child’s health, and it’s incredibly complicated if your child has diabetes.

You want your diabetes-afflicted child to have nutrient-dense meals that won’t trigger their diabetes, and modern life doesn’t make that as straightforward a task as it may seem.

There’s so much information that can overwhelm a parent, and we want to publish an article like this to help out. We’ve sought out a handful of diabetes-friendly meals for children for this list.

We want to start with a shrewd twist on a prevalent dish…

1. Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices

Yes, you can combine the health benefits of zucchini with the taste, protein, and healthy fats of pizza! This recipe is gluten-free and low carb, making it the perfect meal for kids with diabetes. For this recipe, you can use an indoor or outdoor grill.

The steps to make the recipe are linked above in the header.

We 100% believe that even kids without diabetes would enjoy this meal.

2. Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Like the previous one, this recipe is a low-carb and gluten-free twist on an existing popular dish.

With this meal, you replace the typical noodles with zucchini noodles, or ‘zoodles,’ mix grilled chicken chunks with a twist of lemon, and include parmesan cheese.

When you combine those ingredients, you get a meal with all the great flavor of a typical plate of pasta without raising your diabetic child’s blood sugar levels too high.

3. Salmon Patties

This is a somewhat unconventional dish, but we promise its taste and nutritional benefits make it a knockout.

Salmon is a protein source rich with healthy fats and omega-3s, so if you mix that with another healthy protein, eggs, and olive oil in a skillet, you get salmon patties or burgers.

This crispy meal will have you and your kids wondering why you waited so long to try it. We guarantee it.


If you have children with diabetes, we hope that you don’t hesitate to have them try all of these meals at least once. There are a lot more meals that we’ve found online that we can’t wait to share with you in a future article.

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