January 31


3 Salad Recipes That Won’t Spike The Blood Sugar Levels

By Gabriela

January 31, 2023

We all know that a proper diet can help to control blood glucose. Having good control over the blood glucose might help lower the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, lower high blood pressure, improve insulin sensitivity, prevent getting bigger, increase lowering the number on the scale, decrease insulin resistance, and lower inflammation.

The diet is among the best tools when it comes to the improvement of blood glucose levels. However, it can be really tricky to find the proper diet. And often those with diabetes runoff out of creative ideas for healthy meals.

In fact, an average person might think that a salad is a healthy option for someone with diabetes but sometimes the sugar-laden dressing can compromise that.

For those who have the condition and are food lovers, do not worry we have 3 creative ways to prepare a salad and enjoy it.

3 Simple Salads for Those with Diabetes

1. Cucumbers and Endive Salad

Necessary Ingredients:

How to Make:

First, prepare the endives. Then peel and cut 200 g of cucumbers. Afterward, wash the cucumbers thoroughly.

Add the ingredients to a bowl, and season to taste with olive oil, vinegar, and salt. This is a fresh salad, easy to prepare, and tasty.

2. Cucumber Salad

Necessary Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 medium cucumbers or 1 large cucumber
  • Salt – ¼ teaspoon
  • Toasted sesame seeds – 2 tablespoons
  • Liquid stevia – ¼ teaspoon or powdered stevia – ½ teaspoon

How to Make:

First, peel the cucumbers and slice them in half lengthwise. Make sure to cut them into thin slices. In a bowl add the cucumbers and sesame seeds.

Afterward, add the vinegar, stevia, and salt. Mix well and serve it right away.

3. Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette

Necessary Ingredients:

  • Baby spinach leaves – 6 ounces or 6 cups
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • Sliced red onion – ¼ cup
  • Ground black pepper – ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/8 teaspoon
  • Dijon mustard – ½ teaspoon
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – 1 ½ tablespoon
  • Whine wine vinegar – 1 tablespoon

How to Make:

Add all ingredients, except the spinach and red onion in a bowl. Then whisk all things together. Afterward, add the red onion and spinach. Make sure to toss to coat. The salad is ready.

These salads are easy to prepare; they only need a couple of minutes which is perfect for lunch at work. They are easy and fast to make when people are busy, but at the same time, want to eat healthily.

Fast, healthy, and simple, it can’t get better than that.


  • Gabriela

    Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Health Page, Fitness trainer and instructor has dedicated her career to educating and informing people for over 10 years. As one of the most passionate diabetes advocates, Gabi has worked tirelessly to ensure that those people receive the education and support they need to properly manage their diabetes and achieve their health, fitness and weight loss goals.

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