Planning meals can sometimes be such a headache sometimes. It becomes worse if you are diagnosed with diseases such as diabetes whereby you have to stick to healthy eating habits. It is important to note that healthy eating habits are not meant only for people with diabetes, they are for all of us. Taking good care for your body by making the right food choices has unimaginably great rewards in the long run.
I have compiled a list of excellent cookbooks that are a must have in your house. The cookbooks will save you the time and energy of trying to plan for meals and also give you great and enjoyable recipes. The cookbooks can all be purchased form Amazon by clicking on the cookbook pictures below.
1. Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan for the Newly Diagnosed
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Have you recently been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes? If your answer is yes, then this book is perfect for you. Most times, when you are newly diagnosed with diabetes, it can be a very confusing time especially when it comes to diet. You may not be sure of what to eat, how much and when to eat.
The Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan for the Newly Diagnosed has all the answers. It is a must have for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. It is also very good for any other person who just wants to change their eating habits for the better.
The cookbook is a 4-week introductory guide to managing type-2 diabetes. It has a clearly defined 4-week meal plan (day-to-day) that is easy to follow making it easy to manage your diabetes. The book contains 100+ flavorful, delicious, nourishing recipes. All the recipes include nutrition facts and advice for nutritious recipe pairings. Many of the dishes can be made in 30 minutes or less, which is good if you have busy days.
The author, Lori Zanini is a nationally recognized, award-winning food and nutrition expert. She is a registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She is also the author of Eat What You Love Diabetes Cookbook, a book that has been featured regularly in the media.
2. The Complete Diabetes Cookbook
Another great cookbook to have if you have diabetes is this one. If you are looking for exceptional flavor with maximum nutrition then you are in the right place. Even if you are not diabetic, but looking for a cookbook that provides a healthy way to cook and eat, then you need The Complete Diabetes Cookbook.
This book is indeed COMPLETE. It is a one-stop cookbook with 400+ creative diabetic-friendly recipes. Recipes include those for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Options for entertaining snacks, appetizers, desserts and occasional sweet treats are included. The cook book has got you covered in every dietary way. It even follows the recommended ration of 10grams of carbohydrates to 1 gram of fiber-or better.
The cookbook provides an overview of type-1 and type-2 diabetes and pre-diabetes and the role of carbohydrates, fiber, protein, fats and sodium in a healthy diet. The book follows The Plate Method (a simple way of controlling the portion size by dividing your plate into different food types).
The author, America’s Test Kitchen, is well-known for its top-rated television shows, bestselling cookbooks, magazines, websites, and cooking school. It is the collective work of over 60 cooks, editors and cookware specialists who put ingredients, cookware, equipment, and recipes through rigorous testing to identify the very best.
In short, this cookbook is a must have book for your cookbook collection.
3. Betty Crocker Diabetes Cookbook
With over 63 million cookbooks sold since 1950, Betty Crocker is the name most readers trust for great ideas and reliable recipes.
Betty Crocker Diabetes Cookbook is a wonderful cook book that proves that people who have diabetes do not have to give up the foods they love. With this cookbook, great-tasting meals are never off-limit for people with diabetes. The cookbook provides a wide variety of delicious, satisfying and incredible food recipes good for both diabetic and non-diabetic people.
The book contains 140 recipes that are quick, delicious and easy to makes. The recipes are for breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners, and desserts. It also contains recipes for vegetarian and gluten-free meals. It has mouthwatering full-color photography which offers plenty of delicious inspiration.
The cookbook provides more than just recipes. The book has practical advice on developing a healthy lifestyle together with the latest medical and nutrition information from the International Diabetes Center.
It is indeed an all-in-one cookbook.
4. The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook
Yet another great cookbook that shows eating healthy as a person with diabetes does not mean giving up on your favorite foods. The cookbook contains recipes for the classic foods that we know and love. Our favorite meals will always be the classic comfort meals that the whole family know and love.
The recipes are easy and flavorful and have a menu planning guide that allows you to mix and match meals. It is a great choice for family meal recipes. The cookbook itself looks as good as its meals. It has beautiful original photography and such a beautiful color design.
The author, Robyn Webb, is an award-winning cookbook author who authored 16 cookbooks some of which are the best-sellers. She is also a nutritionist and is a frequent guest in national media.
The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook is indeed a must have for anyone living with diabetes.
5. Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Diabetic Cookbook
In this cookbook, the author, Phyllis Good, has teamed with the American Diabetes Association to provide complete Exchange Values and Basic Nutritional Values for each recipe.
In addition to the scrumptious recipes, the cookbook also provide information on how to use a daily meal plan, guidance on portion control and answers to frequently asked questions.
It is a must-add to your cookbook collection or kitchen.
Make the right choices
Healthy eating is not for people with diabetes only, it is for everyone else. Many people are walking around with diabetes or pre-diabetes yet they do not know. Making the healthy food choices is the key to having a happy healthy body.
I very much appreciate that planning a healthy meal can be taxing to many of us. So, make the right choice today and grab your copy of the best cookbook that suits your needs and lifestyle.
If you have any comments or questions, or your personal review on the above named cookbooks don’t hesitate to leave them below.