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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.

Diabetes Friendly Recipes 

Diabetes-friendly recipes prioritise balanced nutrition, focusing on foods that help manage blood sugar levels. These recipes include lean proteins like grilled chicken or fish, whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice, and plenty of non-starchy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and capsicum. Healthy fats from sources like avocados, nuts, and olive oil are also incorporated. Snacks might include Greek yoghurt with fresh berries or a handful of almonds, while breakfast options could feature oats topped with fruit and flaxseeds.

Following a diabetes-friendly diet is crucial for people managing diabetes because it helps maintain stable blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of spikes and crashes that can lead to complications. Consistently managing blood sugar levels through diet can prevent long-term complications such as heart disease, kidney damage, and nerve issues. Additionally, these diets can help with weight management, which is particularly important for people with type 2 diabetes, enhancing overall health and wellbeing.

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