Book Description

100+ quick and delicious diabetes-friendly recipes

If you have diabetes, watching what you eat is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy. With the help of the American Diabetes Association, Quick & Easy Diabetic Recipes For Dummies offers 100+ healthy, diabetes-friendly recipes and meal planning ideas–without sacrificing taste. Plus, Quick & Easy Diabetic Recipes For Dummies provides expert tips on the types of food you should keep stocked in your kitchen, advice on healthy cooking techniques, ways to lower fat and cholesterol, and most importantly, what to eat with diabetes.

According to the World Health Organization, the number of adults worldwide affected by diabetes has quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million. Nearly one in 11 people in the United States now have diabetes or prediabetes, and unhealthy eating can worsen the condition and hinder efforts at better management. While those numbers are alarming, the good news is that you can cook and eat your way to better health–and this book makes it easy!


•          Make more than 100 tasty recipes, many of which cook in 30 minutes or less

•          Get the total grams of carbohydrates and other nutrients per serving

•          Discover ways to keep a healthier kitchen


It’s never been simpler–or tastier–to keep up with your diabetes management. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Foolish Assumptions
      3. Icons Used in This Book
      4. Beyond the Book
      5. Where to Go from Here
    3. Part 1: Getting Started with Diabetic Cooking
      1. Chapter 1: What Can I Eat?
        1. Introducing the Importance of Carbohydrates
        2. Eat Your Vegetables!
        3. An Apple a Day …
        4. Making Your Grains Count
        5. Choosing Lean Protein
        6. Fat: Good or Bad?
        7. The Do’s and Don’ts of Dairy
        8. What Can I Drink?
      2. Chapter 2: Stocking Your Pantry
        1. Getting Started: Taking Inventory
        2. Stocking Up on the Essentials
        3. Making the Most of Your Pantry
      3. Chapter 3: Making It Healthy: Tips and Techniques
        1. It’s All about Ingredients
        2. Adjusting Your Cooking Habits
        3. Eating Less
        4. A New Attitude
    4. Part 2: Digging into Main Dishes
      1. Chapter 4: Breakfasts
      2. Chapter 5: Soups and Stews
      3. Chapter 6: Pasta
      4. Chapter 7: Poultry
      5. Chapter 8: Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Veal
      6. Chapter 9: Seafood
    5. Part 3: Whipping Up Sides and Supporting Dishes
      1. Chapter 10: Appetizers
      2. Chapter 11: Salads and Dressings
      3. Chapter 12: Vegetables
      4. Chapter 13: Rice and Potatoes
      5. Chapter 14: Breads and Muffins
      6. Chapter 15: Desserts
    6. Part 4: Planning Your Meals
      1. Chapter 16: A Little Planning Goes a Long Way
        1. Introducing the Idea of Meal Planning
        2. Defining Macronutrients
        3. First Things First: Meeting with a Dietitian
        4. More Than One Way to Plan a Meal
      2. Chapter 17: The Plate Method
        1. Using the Plate Method
        2. More Portion Control Advice
      3. Chapter 18: Carbohydrate Counting
        1. Know Your Carbs
        2. How Much Carbohydrate Is Right For Me?
        3. Basic Carbohydrate Counting: Be Consistent
        4. Advanced Carbohydrate Counting
      4. Chapter 19: Meal Planning with Food Choices/Exchanges
        1. What Are Food Choices?
        2. Getting to Know the Food Lists
        3. Making Food Choices/Exchanges Work for You
      5. Chapter 20: Other Meal Planning Methods
        1. Eating Patterns and Meal Planning
        2. Glycemic Index and Load
    7. Part 5: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Smart Snacking
        1. Talk to Your Dietitian
        2. Choose Your Snacks Wisely
        3. Watch Your Portions
        4. Avoid Mindless Eating
        5. Stock Up on Healthy Options
        6. Be Selfish with Your Snacks
        7. Snacks for Low Blood Glucose
        8. Snack before a Big Meal or Event
        9. Think Outside the Box
        10. Don’t Deprive Yourself
      2. Chapter 22: Ten Strategies for Healthier Restaurant Meals
        1. Research Your Restaurant
        2. Ask Your Server
        3. Make Special Requests
        4. Helpful Substitutions
        5. Skip the Extras
        6. Don’t Drink Your Calories
        7. Take Half Home
        8. Get Creative with the Menu
        9. Order Takeout before You’re Hungry
        10. Choose Fast Foods Wisely
    8. Appendix: Food Lists
      1. The Food Lists
      2. Starch
      3. Fruits
      4. Milk and Milk Substitutes
      5. Nonstarchy Vegetables
      6. Sweets, Desserts, and Other Carbohydrates
      7. Protein
      8. Fats
      9. Free Foods
      10. Combination Foods
      11. Fast Foods
      12. Alcohol
    9. About the Author
    10. Supplemental Images
    11. Connect with Dummies
    12. End User License Agreement