6 Diabetes-Friendly Grilled Fish Recipes

These hearty meals from under the sea will keep your taste buds happy—and your blood sugar levels steady. 

By
Diana Bierman

Fire up that barbecue, stove top or electric grill, and throw on a lean source of protein. From tuna to tilapia, these simple seafood recipes are satisfying and delicious—and because they’re all low in unhealthy fats, carbs and cholesterol, they’re good bets if you have diabetes. So go ahead and grill up one of these tasty meals tonight!

Sesame-Ginger Tuna Kebabs
Tuna’s packed with good-for-your-heart omega-3 fatty acids, protein and vitamin D—and it’s low in carbs, cholesterol and saturated fat. And you’ll get your dose of veggies from the mushrooms.

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Grilled Salmon Burgers
Because people with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, heart-healthy salmon is a great choice. Plus, these yummy patties are a cinch to make!

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Grilled Tuna With Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion and Mint Vinaigrette
This full-flavor meal can be made in a snap (and the vinaigrette can even be prepared in advance!). Bonus: Asparagus is a great source of blood pressure-lowering potassium.

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Grilled Salmon With Mixed Peas and Watercress 
A perfect dish for an outdoor summer lunch! You’ll get vitamins, minerals and fiber from the peas, plus salmon boasts those beneficial omega-3s.

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Seared Tuna With Sicilian Tomatoey Potato Salad
This summery number is bursting with Mediterranean flavors. Bonus: Tomatoes contain a phytochemical called lycopene, which may help stave off heart disease.

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Grilled Tilapia Tacos With Mango Salsa
Whip up this tasty fish dish for a double benefit: protein and heart-friendly fats, which can help lower triglycerides and blood pressure and reduce your risk for heart disease.

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Published
August 2013