The food choices you make and your eating habits are important when you are diagnosed with diabetes. In helping you manage this condition you have to enjoy a wide variety of foods as part of a healthy diet and so you may think that eating well will be a challenge – not if you follow Jody Vassallo’s delicious, inspiring collection of over 100 recipes in “The Big Diabetes Cookbook”. Jody has spent her career creating and styling recipes with some of the most successful cookery writers today, such as Bill Granger and Donna Hay, so you can be sure that her own recipes will be just as modern and tempting.The diet for people with diabetes is a balanced healthy diet, the same kind that is recommended for the rest of the population – low in fat, sugar and salt, with plenty of fruit and vegetables and meals including some starchy foods, such as bread, potatoes, cereals, pasta and rice. High fibre starchy foods will also help to maintain the health of your digestive system. It is essential that you eat three regular meals a day. Avoid skipping meals and spread your breakfast, lunch and evening meal over the day. This will not only help control your appetite but also help in balancing your blood glucose levels.There are plenty of recipes here for all your daily meals including healthy snacks as well as a whole chapter for those special occasion celebrations. You should eat more fruit and vegetables; aiming for at least five servings a day to provide you with vitamins and fibre as well as helping you balance your overall diet. None of which should pose a problem with recipes such as chocolate fruit kebabs, carrot and blueberry crumble muffins, Indian chicken and vegetable pilau or oven-roasted vegetable pizzas. At last diabetes sufferers get the chance to eat exciting, healthy food thanks to “The Big Diabetes Cookbook”.
The Big Diabetes Cookbook
Jody Vassallo and Susanna Holt