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Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, 4th Edition



Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, 4th Edition

Alan L. Rubin, Cait James (With)

ISBN: 978-1-118-94427-1 December 2014 416 Pages


Discover how to eat a well-balanced diabetic diet

Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies gives you everything you need to create healthy and diabetic-friendly meals. In this revised and updated edition, you'll discover how easy it is to manage diabetes through diet. With tons of new recipes—many of them vegetarian—and the latest information on diabetes testing, monitoring, and maintenance, this book will help guide you down a path to a healthier you.

With an anticipated price tag close to $3.4 billion annually by the year 2020, diabetes is one of the costliest health hazards in the U.S. If you're one of the 25.8 million Americans suffering from diabetes, this hands-on, friendly guide arms you with the most up-to-date nutritional information and shows you how to start cooking—and eating—your way to better health.

  • Offers 100+ new and revised diabetic recipes for every meal of the day
  • Features changes in fat, carbohydrate, and protein recommendations that parallel the meal plan recommendations of the American Diabetes Association
  • Covers how to make smart choices when eating out, shopping for food, and setting up a diabetic kitchen
  • Introduces ways to involve diabetic children in meal planning and preparation

If you're diabetic and want to learn how to make lifestyle changes that count, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies shows you how the food you eat can help treat, prevent, and manage diabetes.

Introduction  1

Part I: Flourishing with Diabetes  5

Chapter 1: What It Means to Flourish with Diabetes 7

Chapter 2: How What You Eat Affects Your Diabetes  19

Chapter 3: Planning Meals for Your Weight Goal  37

Chapter 4: Eating What You Like  47

Chapter 5: How the Supermarket Can Help  61

Part II: Healthy Recipes That Taste Great  71

Chapter 6: The Benefits of Breakfast  73

Chapter 7: Hors d’Oeuvres and First Courses: Off to a Good Start  91

Chapter 8: The Benefits of Soup  109

Chapter 9: The Versatility of Salads  129

Chapter 10: Stocking Up on Grains and Legumes  153

Chapter 11: The Key Role of Vegetables  173

Chapter 12: Fish: Good Protein, Good Fat  205

Chapter 13: Poultry: Moist and Delicious  229

Chapter 14: Eating Meat Occasionally  243

Chapter 15: Snacking without Guilt  255

Chapter 16: Making Room for Dessert  271

Part III: Eating Healthy Away from Home  287

Chapter 17: Making Eating Out a Nourishing Experience  289

Chapter 18: Fast Food on Your Itinerary  299

Part IV: The Part of Tens  313

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Simple Steps to Change Your Eating Habits  315

Chapter 20: Ten Simple Steps to Adopting a Mediterranean Diet  323

Chapter 21: Ten Keys to a Normal Blood Glucose 333

Chapter 22: Ten Strategies for Teaching Kids Healthy Eating Habits  341

Part V: Appendixes  347

Appendix A: Restaurant Descriptions  349

Appendix B: Glossary of Key Cooking Terms  361

Appendix C: Conversion Guide  365

Appendix D: Other Recipe Sources for People with Diabetes  369

Index  373