If one thing is certain about living with diabetes, it’s that vegetables should always be on your must-eat list. The key, however, is choosing non-starchy vegetables that contain plenty of nutrients and vitamins. And if you need a tastier way to eat a lot of vegetables, you’ll want to try the Cucumber Tomato Salad with Garbanzo Beans and Feta from Kalyn’s Kitchen.
This veggie-packed salad is actually filled with two diabetes-friendly components: vegetables and protein. The garbanzo beans, which are also called chickpeas, are high in fiber and low on the glycemic index – and they’re super filling. The cucumbers and tomatoes are also non-starchy vegetables, which is great for diabetics.
And on top of these benefits, you can also adapt this salad to suit your tastes. If you need it to be a little more filling, you can add a diabetes-approved protein like chicken breast or turkey. You can also add in other vegetables, or remove the cheese entirely if it doesn’t work for you.