Published in cooperation with the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Traditional and classic recipes that will be enjoyed by anyone who is affected by or is managing diabetes.
These recipes are not only delicious and suitable for individuals managing diabetes, they can also be enjoyed by the whole family. Home cooks often feel they must prepare separate meals for individuals with diabetes because of diabetics' many dietary restrictions. Using the American exchanges-per-serving information in this book, it's easy to prepare dishes that will satisfy everyone and that also comply with the limitations of a diabetic diet.
Zeiler uses readily available ingredients and includes old family favorites along with other food ideas, many with new and slightly different twists. She emphasizes quick and easy-to-prepare dishes that are ideally suited to today's busy lifestyle.
There are recipes for every meal and every occasion, including menus that make meal planning even easier. The recipes include:
- Sauces and other basics
- Soups and salads
- Vegetables and side dishes
- Meat, fish and poultry
- One-dish meals
- Meatless dishes
- Breads, muffins and cookies
- Preserves and pickles
Each recipe has also been kitchen-tested to meet the Canadian Diabetes Association's very high standards of quality and appeal.close this panel
Sharon Zeiler, BSc, MBA, RD, is the senior manager of Nutrition Initiatives and Strategies at the Canadian Diabetes Association. She also works with and supports many of the Canadian Diabetes Association's expert committees.close this panel
It's no secret that diabetes has become an almost common-place ailment in today's society. But that doesn't make it any less dangerous. People living with diabetes in any form have to be vigilant about what they put into their bodies, for life. A seemingly daunting task for both those afflicted with the disease and their friends and loved ones. Sharon Zeiler offers up a simple guide to creating meals and snacks that are safe for diabetics and delicious enough for the whole family. She maintains that you don't have to give up great flavour in a diabetic diet, you just need to plan well, become a vigilant label reader, and create most of your meals at home.