Comfort food—we all gravitate toward it when we’re feeling blue, wanting a taste of nostalgia, or during a midnight craving, but for people with diabetes, discovering recipes for good diabetic comfort food is more of a challenge. Therefore, finding a diabetes comfort food cookbook is a must, and the best healthy cookbooks among them have tasty diabetic menus. These include healthy everyday recipes as well as those to-die-for comfort foods that we all crave. The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Cookbook by Robyn Webb is one such cookbook and an excellent resource for those who have diabetes and are tired of feeling deprived.
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The lowdown on the Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook
The diabetes comfort cookbook contains all kinds of recipes from starters like double cheese pizza bites or Asian dumplings to mainstays like BBQ beef sandwiches, helping you to create all sorts of diabetic menus. These healthy everyday recipes allow you to enjoy the foods that you grew up with while watching what you eat.
Like all of the best healthy cookbooks, this one is written by someone with the credentials necessary to write a type 2 diabetes cookbook. Author Robyn Webb, MS, LN, is an author, nutritionist, and food editor for Diabetes Forecast magazine and has won the 2012 Gourmand Award. The American Diabetes Association published Webb’s The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Cookbook. This volume of recipes has the diabetic in mind. It’s filled with delicious recipes that also meet the nutritional requirements of people with diabetes.
Here’s a sample recipe, which shows the types of comfort foods in the cookbook.
Cheddar baked potato skins
4 4 ounce baking potatoes
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat
½ cup sour cream, nonfat
2 minced scallions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Scrub the skins of the potatoes to get rid of dirt and grim, but leave the skins on after cleaning the spuds.
Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork.
Put in to bake for 45 minutes.
Take out of the oven and allow to cool.
Scoop out the pulp of the potato, and then sprinkle the cheese onto the skins.
Return to the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese bubbles.
Take out of the oven and serve with the sour cream and scallions.
Watch the video to the left of the screen to see the author Robyn Webb explain how to make diabetes-friendly mac and cheese.
The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Cookbook is an excellent resource. You can find it online at Amazon.com or order it for in-store delivery at Boise bookstores like Barnes & Noble.
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