Carrots are iconic, probably the single most conjured vegetable when asked to name one. Following the premise what grows above ground is lower in carbohydrates than what grows under, they are not the lowest carb vegetable option, but that doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself. Non-starchy carrots add a hint of sweetness to Crunchy Slaw and the soffritto-inspired base of Classic Chicken Soup, or stand-alone Roasted with Chimichurri and Feta as a flavor-packed side to a protein-heavy main.
Carbs aside, don’t forget carrots are packed with nutrients including vitamins A, C and K, calcium, potassium, along with a nice dose of antioxidants. They also have a low to moderate glycemic index.
Read more about what vegetables work for a diabetic diet. There’s also a quick reference chart, so you can see how your favorites stack up!