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Not happy, NOT happy at all!
on July 19, 2013
This cookbook is supposed to be diabetes friendly (it says so on the cover). I am not a diabetic, however, I follow a low carb lifestyle, and I frequently use diabetic cookbooks because they are low in sugar (and therefore carbs as well). Imagine my surprise when I read the recipes, and over and over the ingredients are fat free. Fat free cream cheese, reduced fat cheddar, fat free sour cream, fat free milk, reduced fat chocolate chip cookies!... reduced fat biscuit mix. The problem with these ingredients is this: WHEN THE MANUFACTURER TAKES OUT THE FAT, THEY HAVE TO ADD SUGAR TO MAKE THE TASTE PALATABLE.
Skim milk has much more sugar in it than 1%, 1% has more than 2%, and 2% has more sugar than whole milk. Heavy cream has the least amount of sugar in it. This cookbook is full of sugar. Low fat is not low sugar. The recipes also call for corn syrup, white sugar, brown sugar, honey. A recipe for blueberry banana yogurt parfaits has 64 grams of carbs for 1 serving, including 45 grams of Sugar...that's rediculously high for a diabetic meal with only 1/4c granola, 1c blueberries and 1/2 c banana yoghurt. The food may taste good, but the ingredients aren't the best thing for you.