The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook

The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook

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by Robyn Webb
     
 

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While fancy and sophisticated foods continue to grow in popularity, ask most people what their favorite foods are and the answer will invariably be classic comfort foods: lasagna, meat loaf, mac and cheese, and cake. Unfortunately, most people think that having diabetes means the days of enjoying these hearty classics are long gone, and that their favorite foods are a…  See more details below

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While fancy and sophisticated foods continue to grow in popularity, ask most people what their favorite foods are and the answer will invariably be classic comfort foods: lasagna, meat loaf, mac and cheese, and cake. Unfortunately, most people think that having diabetes means the days of enjoying these hearty classics are long gone, and that their favorite foods are a thing of the past. Author Robyn Webb shows that healthy eating doesn't have to mean giving up on favorite foods! Diabetes can be overwhelming, but it doesn't mean reinventing the wheel when it comes to cooking. Just a tweak here and there and familiar foods can remain favorites, guilt-free, and enjoyed every day.

The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook creates a “go-to” collection of updated comfort foods for families that need to cook nutritionally sound and diabetic-friendly meals that will satisfy and soothe the souls of the member (or members) of the family with diabetes—and do the same for the rest of the family. No need to cook two meals to please everyone in the household. Now everyone can enjoy the same hearty and nutritious meals. This book will ease the stress of planning meals by offering easy and flavorful recipes and a menu planning guide that allows for mix and match meals that will keep everyone in the family happy, healthy, and satisfied.

Filled with gorgeous original photography and a beautiful four-color design, this cookbook will look as good as it's meals. Sprinkled with helpful tips and time-saving advice, The American Diabetes Association Comfort Food Cookbook will not only make classic comfort foods healthier and diabetes friendly, it will make them a snap to prepare as well.

Following a diabetic meal plan doesn't have to be a flavorless chore. Now everyone can enjoy the classic foods they know and love!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
As Webb (The Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible) writes in her introduction to this collection of comfort food recipes geared towards diabetics: "When people are first diagnosed with diabetes, they fear that all of the foods they cherish will be eliminated in favor of sparse, bland food." Proving that one can literally have their Double Chocolate Brownies and eat them too, Webb proves her point again and again, often by simply replacing high fat ingredients with low or no-fat alternatives. This approach, coupled with Webb's reliance on standard recipes, enables diabetics and family members to enjoy macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, and cheesecake without guilt (in addition to low-fat ingredients, she provides nutritional information for each recipe). Granted, her recipes generally adhere to the classic preparations and she heavily favors the familiar (Spaghetti Carbonara, Caesar Salad with Chicken and Cheddar Cheese and Broccoli Soup), but those recently diagnosed and/or those new to cooking will appreciate this solid, wide-ranging collection of diabetic-friendly dishes for all times and appetites. Bonus points for picking recipes that call for ingredients virtually anyone, anywhere can source. Photos. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
“Robyn Webb’s Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook is as good as it gets! Robyn’s clear and creative recipes and obvious passion and reverence for the quality and source of ingredients are the perfect medicine for people with diabetes and their families.”
—Michel Nuschan, owner and founder of Dressing Room, his homegrown restaurant in Westport, CT and CEO and president of Wholesome Wave Foundation.

“What a beautiful, compelling book! The recipes are at once simple, sensual, and customized for people with diabetes. Robyn’s overall comfort food message reassures that one’s diet needn’t compromise on pleasure when skewing healthy. Good food can do us a world of good, and can taste great in the process. Robyn makes this very clear.”
—Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook

“After drooling over the beautiful food photography, I found myself wish that the Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook was a scratch and sniff cookbook. Robyn Webb has single-handedly changed the stigma of the diabetic diet from one of deprivation to celebration! Brava, Robyn!”
—David Grotto, RD, LDN, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life!

Library Journal
Webb (Eat To Beat Diabetes) gives comfort food recipes a makeover, adjusting the fat, sodium, sugar, and serving size for people using diet to help manage their diabetes. Hamburgers, baked potato skins, creamy mushroom soup, barbecue chicken, crab cakes, quesadillas, cheesecake, and brownies all appear in chapters covering everything from appetizers to American classics and international dishes to desserts. For maximum flavor and convenience, fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs are combined with preprepared ingredients like canned beans and condiments. While some ingredients lists are long, recipe preparation and cooking are generally simple. Helpful cooking tips, serving size and nutrition information, and a produce-buying guide are included. VERDICT With its unintimidating style and diverse collection of recipes, this recommended book offers comfort food as well as mealtime variety for diabetics and nondiabetics alike.—J.B.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580404815
Publisher:
American Diabetes Association
Publication date:
11/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
652,464
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Award-winning nutritionist, cookbook author, and teacher Robyn Webb is a passionate advocate of cooking well and eating wisely. She is an associate editor of Diabetes Forecast magazine, where she writes her own column, “Healthy Eating,” and serves as the recipe developer and tester for the magazine. She is also the online food editor of www.forecast.diabetes.org. Her DIABETIZE article is popular among readers who want to transform their previously unhealthy dishes into meals that are still tasty but diabetic appropriate. Robyn has written numerous well-received cookbooks for the ADA and other publishing houses. Her book Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes—Or Less!, is one of ADA’s all-time bestselling cookbooks.

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The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SimpleRecipeCook More than 1 year ago
I'm still getting acquainted with the recipes in this book, but they seem quite practical. The recipes don't indicate portion size, which is kind of a problem for me.
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