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Diabetes Meals on the Run : Fast, Healthy Menus Using Convenience Foods

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Don't let diabetes slow you down

They're everywhere, from frozen-food aisles to fast-food stores, from deli take-out to salad bars—fast, prepackaged food fit for today's busy lifestyles. The choices are unlimited, unless you have diabetes—until now. Why shouldn't you be able to enjoy the same time-saving benefits from convenience foods? Finally, diabetes educator and author Betty Wedman-St. Louis shows you how to take advantage of today's ...

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Overview

Don't let diabetes slow you down

They're everywhere, from frozen-food aisles to fast-food stores, from deli take-out to salad bars—fast, prepackaged food fit for today's busy lifestyles. The choices are unlimited, unless you have diabetes—until now. Why shouldn't you be able to enjoy the same time-saving benefits from convenience foods? Finally, diabetes educator and author Betty Wedman-St. Louis shows you how to take advantage of today's convenience foods while still taking care of your diabetes.

  • Brush up on diabetes nutritional guidelines and meal-planning essentials.
  • Get the facts on food safety at salad bars and how to handle those giant portions from restaurants.
  • Streamline your time in the kitchen with menus and recipes for simple home meals that call for only four to five ingredients.
  • Move into the fast lane with two weeks worth of menus featuring prepared and fast foods.
  • Rely on a handy reference for nutritional information on prepared foods as well as popular fast-food chains so you can make informed decisions before you even drive up to the take-out window.

Whether you're looking for simple recipes and menus to prepare at home or trying to fit fast food into your diet management of diabetes, you'll take Diabetes Meals on the Run with you to the market, in the kitchen, and on the go.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809297887
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/24/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 418,025
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Betty Wedman-St. Louis, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., is a former president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is the author of four other books on diabetes and nutrition and lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Diabetes Meal Planning Basics 5
Chapter 2 Food Safety 11
Chapter 3 Reading the Nutrition Label 15
Chapter 4 Menus for Quick Meals 23
Chapter 5 Recipes for Quick Meals 37
Chapter 6 Menus Featuring Prepared Foods 83
Chapter 7 Prepared-Food Comparisons 99
Cereals 100
Frozen Breakfast Items 102
Fruit Juice and Drinks 104
Salads 106
Salad Dressings 107
Complete Prepared Meals 109
Main-Dish Kits 113
Frozen Seafood Items 115
Macaroni and Cheese 118
Skillet Meals 119
Pizza 120
Cheese 122
Vegetarian Meal Choices 123
Meal Accompaniments 128
Pasta Sauces 130
Seasoned Coating Mixes for Main Dishes 132
Baking Mixes 133
Cookies 135
Sweets and Treats 137
Snack Bars 140
Chapter 8 Caution: Restaurant Meals 143
Chapter 9 Deli and Sub Meals 149
Chapter 10 Fast-Food Comparisons 153
Arby's 154
Boston Market 155
Burger King 156
Dairy Queen 157
Domino's 158
Hardee's 159
Kentucky Fried Chicken 160
Long John Silver's 160
McDonald's 161
Pizza Hut 162
Subway 163
Taco Bell 164
Wendy's 165
Appendix 167
Food Label Terms 167
Exchange List for Meal Planning 168
Starch List 169
Fruit List 171
Milk List 173
Other Carbohydrates 174
Meat and Meat Substitutes List 176
Fat List 178
Glossary 181
References 187
Index 191
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