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.