- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1 edition (October 5, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0609805142
- ISBN-13: 978-0609805145
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,611,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Simply Gourmet Diabetes Cookbook: Easy, Healthy Recipes and Menus for People with Diabetes and Those Who Love Them Paperback – October 5, 1999
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Possibilities, Not Restrictions!
There is good news for people with diabetes. Eating wonderful meals can be a part of a healthy lifestyle, and Mary Donkersloot, R.D., serves up hundreds of tempting recipes that will satisfy everyone in the family. Featuring the new Carbohydrate Counting System, The Simply Gourmet Diabetes Cookbook is filled with easy, irresistible recipes and indispensable information for living a deliciously healthful life.
Following the thorough discussion of living well with diabetes are hundreds of recipes in chapters such as "Breakfast and Brunch," "Appetizers and Small Meals," "Poultry," "Sandwiches and Tortilla Stuffers," and "Desserts." Who can resist Bruschetta with Roasted Red Pepper-Eggplant Spread, Seafood Paella, Roast Loin of Pork with Garlic, or Espresso Angel Food Cake with Chocolate? And each of these tempting recipes is accompanied by a complete nutritional analysis, including exchanges.
A week's worth of menus
Tips on shopping and reading nutritional labels
Advice on traveling and eating in restaurants
Special information for children with diabetes
The scoop about fats and cholesterol
Guidelines for exercise and weight management
Information on how different foods affect blood glucose levels
From the Back Cover
"Both my wife, Treena, who has Type II Diabetes, and I, the care-giver, really appreciate this method of staying well. It's a treasure!"
--Graham Kerr, International Culinary Consultant
Top customer reviews
I have been diagnosed with diabetes for almost a year. I have struggled through materials from different sources, doctor visits, and nutritionist visits for months and was still confused. With this book in hand, I feel more positive, more grounded, and more capable of managing my disease.
If I could rate this book freely, I would give it more than 5 stars.
Besides clear writing, the formatting is clear with well organized tables. For Type 1 diabetics, the chapter on carbohydrate counting explains how to maintain a consistent caloric intake and match one's insulin requirements for any changes. One big help is advice on compensating for sweets like occasional desserts (for which the author includes a variety of recipes). Also helpful are recipes for various ethnic foods like burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas along with information about eating out at regular restaurants and fast food restaurants. For Type 2 diabetics, chapters on weight loss and exercise essentials are superb.
The recipes are quite varied and well organized. They all contain ten or less ingredients and most have just three steps so they are easy to make. Each recipe lists total calories, percent of fat, sodium, carbohydrate choices and food exchanges for easy calculations.
The cornerstone of good diabetes control is consistent caloric intake and this book tells patients how to accomplish this. It contains everything I want my patients to know. As you all know, after informing patients of their diagnosis, the first question they usually ask is, "What should I eat?" Rather than searching through my files for my diabetic diets, I'm going to be recommending this book to answer their questions, to start them with a good diabetes education, and to save me time.