Every one of these holiday main dishes is not only a dazzling addition to the table, but also appropriate for friends and family members with diabetes.
November 03, 2008
1 of 10BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER
Fresh-Herb Turkey Recipe Simply seasoned with sage, chives, thyme and parsley, this easy roasted turkey gets a 5-star rating from our readers. As one reader told us, "My family and I have enjoyed this recipe for the last 5 years. We are constantly amazed at how easy it is and how beautifully if turns out with such little effort."
Horseradish-Mustard Beef Tenderloin Recipe An elegant, 4-ingredient entrée is a welcome addition to your holiday repertoire. You can prepare the beef tenderloin one a day ahead, then bake it just before serving.
Peppercorn Pork Loin Roast Recipe The memorable flavor of this tender pork roast comes from the Dijon mustard and the crispy coating of whole wheat breadcrumbs, peppercorns, and fresh thyme. Because of the peppercorn and fresh herbs, very little salt is needed.
7 of 10Randy Mayor
Simple Baked Ham
Simple Baked Ham
Recipe Smoked ham is typically high in sodium, but this Cooking Light recipe uses a 33%-less-sodium ham and has 819 mg sodium per serving. This is on the high side for a diabetic main dish, but still lower than that of a traditional smoked ham. For another reduced-fat, reduced-sodium option, try the Orange-Baked Ham, which is flavored with orange juice glaze, mustard, ginger, and cloves.
8 of 10HOWARD L. PUCKETT
Classic Beef Tenderloin
Classic Beef Tenderloin Recipe Beef tenderloin is one of the leaner cuts of beef and worth splurging for during the holidays. Marinating overnight in a mixture of fresh herbs, olive oil, and vermouth intensifies the flavor of the beef, and it's topped off with a tangy tomato-horseradish sauce.
9 of 10Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Game Hens with Pesto Rub and Roasted Potatoes
Game Hens with Pesto Rub and Roasted Potatoes Recipe Take a break from turkey this year and serve Cornish game hens for your holiday dinner. When you rub a basil pesto under the skin of the hens, the flavor is infused throughout the meat. The potatoes are roasted alongside then hens, so you'll have your side dish as well.