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Diabetes Bites - curated collection of recipes for type 1 & type 2 diabetes

A curated collection of recipes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes by a diabetes educator and nutritionist, complete with nutritional information.

Cabbage Patch Stew

Original Recipe: Diabetes Self Management magazine – Spring 2023


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. bacon bits
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 3 cans (14.5oz each) chicken broth
  • ½ medium head red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • ½ c finely chopped celery
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ c frozen green peas
  • ½ c reduced-fat sour cream


  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add bacon pieces, garlic, onion and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender (3-4 minutes). Add a few drops of water if the mixture begins to stick.
  3. Stir in flour, add chicken broth, and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in cabbage, carrots, celery, parsley, salt, and pepper flakes. Return to a boil and cover. Reduce heat to low-medium, and simmer for 20 min.
  5. Stir in frozen peas and sour cream, heat through, and serve right away.
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