Eating low-carb meals helps moderate blood sugars, and it’s also a smart strategy for cutting calories if you’re looking to lose a few pounds. That’s because all starches — even healthy choices like whole-grain pasta, brown rice, and baked potatoes — are calorie-dense, easy to overeat, and known to elevate blood sugar. To gain better control over type 2 diabetes, consider completely omitting starch at dinner a few nights each week. Instead, build your meals with lean protein, which helps stabilize blood sugar, and pair it with plenty of filling, fiber-rich non-starchy vegetables. Here are six simple and delicious meal ideas to help you get started in the kitchen.