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501 Delicious Diabetic Recipes: For You and Your Family Paperback – September, 2000

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Editorial Reviews Review

Diabetics have a special challenge when it comes to cooking. You can't create separate foods for yourself or a diabetic family member at every meal, so how do you create tasty dishes that are reduced in fat, sugar, and salt and then get your family to eat the same thing? With 501 Delicious Diabetic Recipes, you can develop menus that your whole family will enjoy while still following a healthy diet.

501 Delicious Diabetic Recipes is divided into 11 chapters that cover such topics as appetizers and beverages, breads, desserts, fish and shellfish, meatless main dishes, meat, poultry, salads and salad dressings, soups and sandwiches, starchy side dishes, and vegetable and fruit side dishes. Each recipe features dietary exchanges per serving based on "Exchange Lists for Meal Planning," developed by the American Diabetes Foundation and The American Dietetic Association, and the amounts of calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, cholesterol, fiber, and sodium per serving. This allows you to plan your meals with an eye on your insulin levels. Try Clams with Angel Hair Pasta and Salad Niçoise or Turkey Cutlets with Caper Sauce and a side of Mediterranean Orzo. Gone are the days when diabetics had to eschew dessert altogether--501 Delicious Diabetic Recipes offers up sweets like Blueberry-Pear Cobbler, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Milk, and Applesauce Spice Cake. Most of the recipes were tested using Sugar Twin instead of sugar, and the editors give suggestions on which type or brand of sweeteners should be used in recipes calling for sugar substitutes (for example, NutraSweet loses sweetness in high heat, so another product should be used for recipes with longer baking times). The book also lists sugar equivalencies (1 teaspoon of Sugar Twin equals 1 teaspoon of sugar, while one packet of Equal is the equivalent of 2 teaspoons of sugar). --Dana Van Nest

From the Publisher

Over 16 million people in the United States live with diabetes. Until now, many have suffered through bland diabetic diets. 501 Delicious Diabetic Recipes is the premier diabetic cooking guide for diabetics, their families, and friends. The great tasting, low-fat, low-sugar recipes are excellent for the health conscious consumer as well.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House (September 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0848723872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0848723873
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,591,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Launched in 1987, Cooking Light is America's favorite food magazine. Every month, more than 11 million readers turn to it for the freshest ideas in food and fitness to help them eat smart, be fit, and live well.

Anne Cain, a registered dietitian, is the senior food editor for MyRecipes. She comes to MyRecipes after a 17-year stint at Oxmoor House, where she edited over 25 cookbooks and the magazine Successful Living with Diabetes. She received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University, and master's degrees in both clinical nutrition and public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

She is the editor of over 25 cookbooks, including the award-winning "All-New Complete Cooking Light Cookbook," "Wine, Food & Friends with Karen MacNeil," "Best-Ever Secrets from the Cooking Light Test Kitchens," "Cooking Light Superfast Suppers," "The Cooking Light Way to Lose Weight," "Down-Home Diabetic Recipes," and "The All-New Complete Step-by-Step Diabetic Cookbook." From 2000 to 2001, she was the editor of Successful Living with Diabetes, a diabetes food and lifestyle magazine. Living with Type 1 diabetes for over 39 years, she has particular expertise in the area of nutrition and diabetes.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
Of all the diabetic cookbooks that I have tried, this is my favorite. The dishes are generally easy to make and extremely tasty. Even my family raves about the meals that I have made from this book. Ms. Cain has definitely made my adjustment to life with diabetes much easier.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
I was excited to get a cookbook with so many recipies...until I looked at them. On first glance, the recipies do not have "real life" ingredients or quantities listed!
For example, "Homesytle Apple Pie", p. 128, serves 8 and is 1 Bread, 2 Fruit & 1.5 Fat/serving. This is within my plan, so I go to make it, then stop at the ingredient: "1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate, undiluted". Who is going to buy a whole can of apple juice concentrate, then not be able to use it all? I doubt that there is another recipie I could find to use that up during the week, and day 5 of "Homestyle Apple Pie" would get a bit old.
If I have dibbles & dabbles of all these ingredients (Neufchatel cheese? p. 129; 1/4 cup chopped Avacado--what do you do with the other 3/4 vegetable? Tofu?, 1/2 14oz Can No Salt Tomatoes?) I will be looking at things that I can't use, and just waste precious space in the refrigerator or pantry until I can find another recipie that calls for these tiny amounts again or let the ingredients spoil. I already have that problem with basic celery and all the other veggies I have to buy!
I normally plan my meals so I can use the 1/2 can of corn or beans in a different meal, and I have leftovers like most people. 4-8 Servings is normally not a problem, and I can freeze leftovers. It is frustrating to see a recipie that serves 20 (Applesauce Spice Cake, p.122) that can't even be easily divided in half so you don't make as much. This book is going into the "Maybe for a Pot Luck Idea" stack, but I'm almost afraid to use it because I haven't tasted it myself. Many Diabetic recipies are often bland or taste really bad, so why would I want to torture my co-workers with "healthy" food, too?
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By Diane Shipley on January 2, 2013
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I got this from the library with another book and liked them both so much I order both of them. Have not been disappointed, either. All the tips in this are so helpful.
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