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Diabetic Recipe: Spicy Asian Veggie Pasta

Makes 8 servings
Serve as a meal or side dish - either hot, at room temperature, or chilled


  • 8 oz. angel hair rice pasta 
  • 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar 
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (more if you prefer it hotter)
  • 1 teaspoon of peanut oil
  • 1 cup chopped red, yellow or green pepper
  • 1 cup sliced sweet onion
  • ¼ cup gluten-free tamari
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes


  • Boil the pasta.
  • Make sauce by combining tamari, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat peanut oil in a wok or large frying pan. Stir-fry peppers and onions. Add broccoli and mushrooms when onion and peppers begin to soften. Cook until soft. Stir in tomatoes and sauce. Heat through. Add noodles and mix well.

Nutrition per Serving

Calories: 145
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 2 g 
Carbohydrate: 28 g
Fiber: 1 g

It's important to pay attention to serving size. Everyone's dietary needs and restrictions are unique. Check with your diabetes care team about specific questions or concerns.

  • A dietitian or nutritionist will help you create a meal plan to support personal goals & health needs  
  • In addition to achieving your target weight, healthy eating also helps to manage blood sugars
  • Develop positive habits by eating less foods that are not good for your body & more foods that are
  • Balance nutrition & taste with portion control

  • Keep a food journal
  • Create a healthy home food environment
  • Importance of a social support system
  • Exercise in addition to healthy eating
  • Set reasonable and realistic goals