4 Recipes for Diabetic Children

Many people believe that diabetic children are very limited when it comes to eating. However, the truth of the matter is that they can eat quite normally, as long as you make regular checks on their levels. Today we have 4 great recipes for diabetic children for you.
4 Recipes for Diabetic Children

Last update: 04 October, 2019

Diabetic children are very sensitive to food in general. Because of their condition, they have to have a more balanced and healthy diet than most other children. These 4 simple and practical recipes for diabetic children will be a great help when you’re planning your meals. They really are delicious!

There are no foods that are completely prohibited foods for children with diabetes, but there are some that should be especially controlled as a precaution. The children should consume the amounts of food recommended by their nutritionist and doctor.

4 recipes for diabetic children

It’s important to note that a nutritionist should always be the one who gives advice, guidance and recommendations regarding food for diabetic children. So, according to nutritionist Serafin Murillo, these are some of the best recipes for diabetic children:

4 Recipes for Diabetic Children

1. Meatballs in vegetable sauce


  • 5 oz of minced meat
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 onions or chives
  • 4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • ½ glass of milk
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Flour
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • 18 oz of onions
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Oil
  • Salt

Vegetable garnish:

  • 4 oz of raw peas
  • 1 diced and cooked carrot
  • 8 oz of sautéed mushrooms

How to make it

  • Chop the garlic and onion, and then mix them with the meat
  • Add the eggs, breadcrumbs, milk and a pinch of salt, and mix well
  • Take small amounts in your hand and then start making them into small balls
  • Dust the meatballs with flour and fry them in the oil
  • When they’re cooked, remove the meatballs and drain them for 5 minutes on absorbent paper
  • To make the sauce, cut the vegetables into pieces and then season them in a pot with a little oil
  • Let them simmer until their colors change
  • Add the flour and, if necessary, some broth
  • Then add some wine
  • Let it cook for about 30 minutes over a low heat
  • Finally, add the meatballs to the sauce, along with the garnish and cook for about 6 minutes

It’s essential to follow a nutritionist’s advice when preparing different types of food for diabetic children.

4 Recipes for Diabetic Children

2. Recipes for diabetic children: Chicken wing skewer kebabs


  • 16 chicken wings
  • 4 small tomatoes
  • 4 green peppers for frying
  • Around 4 small mushrooms
  • 4 strips of red pepper
  • 4 oz of flour
  • 8 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt

How to make it

  • Make four skewers with the chicken wings, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms and red peppers
  • Before cooking, add some salt to taste and a little oil
  • Then cook them wherever it’s most convenient: on a barbecue, a grill pan, or something similar
  • Then sprinkle the chicken wings with flour and fry them with a little soy sauce
  • Finally, when the chicken wings are ready, serve the skewer kebabs with vegetables for an attractive presentation

3. Tuna pizza with vegetables


  • A pizza base for 4 people
  • 8 oz of tomato sauce
  • 8 oz grams of tuna
  • 6 oz of zucchini
  • 4 oz grams of green peppers
  • 6 oz grams of red pepper
  • 2 oz grams of onion
  • 4-6 oz of mozzarella cheese

How to make it

  • Spread the tomato sauce on the pizza base
  • Carefully sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top
  • Then add the onion, and red and green peppers
  • After that, place the zucchini pieces on the pizza and cook it in the oven at about 400 degrees, for approximately 15 minutes
4 Recipes for Diabetic Children

4. Bolognese rice


  • 9 oz of rice
  • 12 oz of minced meat
  • 1 scallion (green onion)
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • A few sprigs of parsley
  • A pinch of dried basil
  • Salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

How to make it

  • Season the meat with salt and pepper, and then place it in the fridge for 25 minutes
  • After that, sauté it in butter, garlic and onion chopped into small pieces
  • After a couple of minutes, add the minced meat and then stir it in a pan over a low heat, until it turns a golden color
  • Cut the tomatoes into small pieces and then add them to the meat, as well as basil and parsley
  • Cook it over a medium heat, stirring continuously
  • When the meat is ready, add the rice, and stir it into the cooked meat
  • Sauté the rice with the meat for a while, and then add water (2 oz of water for each ounce of rice)
  • Let it cook for 25 minutes over a low heat
  • When it’s fully cooked, serve it with some grated cheese on top

These recipes for diabetic children are very healthy and nutritious, but just a final reminder to always follow the advice of your doctor or nutritionist.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Fundación para la Diabetes. Entrevista a Serafín Murillo (dietista del Instituto de Diabetología de la Fundació Sardà Farriol). Octubre 2005.
  • Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. Guía para diabetes tipo 1.
  • Murillo S. La alimentación de tus niños con diabetes. Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición. 2005.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.