Recipes for type 2 diabetes – best minestrone soup

Soups are a great way to start to enjoy life once you have been diagnosed with diabetes type 2. There are many recipes for diabetes to choose from, but not all of them are enjoyable. Often one struggles to think for ideas of what you are going to eat and it’s important to have a plan otherwise this may lead to snacking on things you shouldn’t. Soup does not have to be boring. There are many ways that you can bring it to life.

There are many recipes for type 2 diabetes that can be boring and have not been well thought out so this is when you have to use your imagination a little. Using a diabetic diet menu would be your best bet because planning is essential.

Usually one thinks of minestrone with pasta, some tomatoes and a few vegetables, but it’s so much more than that. There are many different types of minestrone. This one is a meal on it’s own with a lot of flavor so give it a try. Healthy diabetic recipes are essential. Using low-GI spaghetti here is one way to get used to it as not many people enjoy it at first, but it can taste good in soup.

Minestrone soup

Olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 carrots, peeled, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

3 leeks, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped fine

100g Swiss chard, chopped

2 x 400g tins whole peeled tomatoes

1 fresh rosemary sprig, chopped

2 l vegetable stock

100g low-GI spaghetti, broken up

1 x 400g tin cannellini beans, drained, rinsed

6 Tbsp pesto

Salt and pepper

100g parmesan cheese


  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat
  • Add the onion, carrots, celery, leeks and garlic
  • When the onion is soft add the Swiss chard
  • Add the tomatoes and rosemary
  • Add the stock
  • Simmer for 20 minutes and then add the pasta
  • Simmer for another 10 minutes until the pasta is ready
  • Stir in the beans and pesto
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Serve with grated parmesan cheese

Serves 6

After enjoying this you will find that recipes for diabetics are not boring after all! Try these recipes for type 2 diabetes or this Diabetic diet menu.

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