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Italian Zoodle Minestrone Soup

by IBD Medical on June 05, 2024


Warm up with this diabetes-friendly twist on classic minestrone soup by replacing traditional pasta with zucchini noodles. Packed with vegetables and herbs, this comforting soup is a nutritious and low-carb option.

Nutrition Info:

  • Calories: 180 per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Healthy Fats: 9g

Number of Servings: 6

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • Zucchini, spiralised into noodles (zoodles)
  • Carrots, diced
  • Celery, chopped
  • Onion, diced
  • Garlic, minced
  • Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Vegetable broth
  • Italian herbs (thyme, rosemary, oregano)
  • Spinach leaves


  • In a pot, sauté onions and garlic until softened. Add carrots, celery, and zucchini noodles.
  • Pour in vegetable broth and add crushed tomatoes, cannellini beans, and Italian herbs. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in spinach leaves just before serving.

What is Considered diabetes friendly recipe? 

Diabetes-friendly recipes focus on balanced nutrition, low in refined sugars and unhealthy fats. They include lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of vegetables. Examples are grilled chicken with quinoa and steamed vegetables, or a fresh salad with mixed greens, nuts, and a light vinaigrette. Snack options include Greek yogurt with berries or a handful of almonds. For breakfast, consider oatmeal topped with fresh fruit and a sprinkle of flaxseeds. These recipes aim to maintain stable blood sugar levels, providing essential nutrients without spiking glucose, making them ideal for people managing diabetes.

Italian Zoodle Minestrone Soup | Diabetes Low Carb Food | Glucology


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