Making Diabetic Friendly Dollar Tree Meals! | Low Carb Budget Friendly Recipes


Diabetic Friendly Dollar Tree Meals

3 Ingredient Breakfast Cups (1 carb per cup)

Deli Meat (12 slices) $1.25
1 Dozen Eggs $1.25
Shredded cheese $1.25

Grease a muffin tin and place a slice of ham into each well to form cups. Crack an egg into each cup. Season with pepper and top with shredded cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes (10 to 12 minutes if you want a less firm egg).

Variations: Scramble the eggs, swap out the deli meat, add vegetables (asparagus, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, etc) swap out the cheddar for feta cheese, get creative, the world is your breakfast cup.

Chicken Alfredo Cauliflower Rice Bake (4 servings. Per Serving: 21 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fiber)

1 bag of cauliflower rice $1.25
1 bag of broccoli $1.25
2 cans of chicken $2.50
1 can of Alfredo sauce $1.25
1 bag of shredded mozzarella cheese $1.25
Parmesan cheese (optional) $1.25
Crackers (optional) $1.25

Thaw broccoli and cut into bite sized pieces (if necessary). Drain chicken and cauliflower rice very well. Mix with alfredo sauce, top with mozzarella cheese, parmesan, and crackers if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. If crackers get too brown, cover with aluminum foil to prevent burning.

Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup (6 servings. Per Serving: 46.75 grams of carbs, 21.17 grams of fiber)

1 lb of sausage $2.50
1/2 tablespoon of pepper flakes (optional)
1 lb of dry lentils $1.25
1 bag of seasoning blend $1.25
1 can of diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons of bouillon
2 tablespoons italian seasoning

in a large pot or dutch oven, brown sausage over medium high heat. Add pepper flakes to sausage and when well browned mix in seasoning blend, rinsed lentils, diced tomatoes (undrained), 9 cups of water, bouillon and italian seasoning. stir well, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Pink Drink (3 grams of carbs per cup)

Mix 6 cups of water with 4 packets of zero sugar strawbery drink mix. Mix in 1 can of unsweetened coconut milk. Can also use pineapple drink mix for a pina colada vibe.

Other drinks: make a batch of black or green tea and add in sugar free fruit flavored drink mixes (2 to 3 grams of carbs per 16 oz)

I.e. black tea with lemonade, black tea with pineapple, green tea with strawberry, green tea with mango





  1. Thank you so much for this. It's almost impossible to know what to eat–you have to compromise somewhere, be it cost, calories, carbs, or taste, and I have to feed a diabetic plus myself on a very strict budget. Bariatric patients might benefit from this one, too, as the protein looks pretty good on some of them. Low cost shouldn't automatically mean "full of rice," for all that I love rice.

  2. I was just diagnosed with diabetes lat week so I’ve been perusing the internet for ideas on what to eat. I love the ham and egg cups! I’m always too tired in the the morning to make anything for breakfast so those are perfect to make ahead and keep in the fridge.
    I also have high blood pressure, so making things with little salt is on my list too. 😔

  3. I've lost 160 poumds in 3 yrs with low carb, low sugar & exercise & I Have been having to shop at Dollar tree Because my budget. and I always wondered if I would be able to continue my diet on my income.Thank you for sharing these! I will definitely give these a go. You've also taught me how to think outside the box. I think you're one of the best content creators or is because you've given a lot of us ideas that are different from other content creators.-Maria

  4. Try using pork rinds with melted butter and cinnamon and sweetner ( yellow packets are the best, atleast from DT) splenda. Toss in butter and the cinnamon sugar. Also they also sell sugar free juice in a bottle ( big bottle. Not individual) I add the drink packets to the juice and it's. So good.

  5. My new favorite soup! I never liked lentils, but recently discovered that they are recommended for my blood type and I'm giving that diet a try for my health. I made this recipe with a different bouillon because its whatl I had and oh man!!!! I served it on the side with the garlic toast from Dollar tree with the addition of fresh grated parmesan on top. When I tell you Inate it for dinner AND I'm eating it for breakfast too…..that tells you a lot😂
    I'd love to see Dollar tree recipes for the blood type diet!

  6. I'm homeless and managing to keep food in the hotels has been a lot more difficult than i expected, especially with my lack of a stable income. I usually shop online at Walmart and/or Instacart via Wegmans/Tops/Aldi, usually two rather than all. Using just a mini fridge and microwave, i try to take it easy on the super unhealthy stuff (I've been hospitalized 19 times this year for gout flares)

    I usually prep online carts about two weeks in advance to payday the next month and every single day i rearrange everything lol. I's challenging finding a balance between the craving foods and healthy stuff because I'm usually under super high stress most days and just want to binge Doritos. Ive just started getting super serious about my health after a lifetime of unhealthy eating and a million gout flares since i was diagnosed in 2015.

    I like to shop as close to "home" aa possible. I intend to pay the Dollar Tree a visit sometime next week. How many Tupperware and prep containers would you personally recommend? I was considering prepping Asian chicken meatballs and zoodles to last at least two weeks (recipe calls for skillet, but i was going to buy prepackaged chicken meatballs from Wegmans, prepackaged zoodles and the spices and condiments and go to town in the microwave on those for a few weeks, still considering it), intending to make chicken salad sandwiches, amongst other things and buying a ton of water.

    The hard part here is figuring out how to budget and buy for the entire month so i can make sure I'm stocked and not have to depend on people anymore lol

    Thank you very much for this channel. It's very much appreciated.