Diabetes Meals for Good Health Cookbook

November is Diabetes Month in Canada! With diabetes prevalent in my family, I am always looking for helpful solutions to meal planning. I recently stumbled upon the Diabetes Meals for Good Health Cookbook by Karen Graham and Dr. Mansur Shomali. This comprehensive cookbook offers a treasure trove of delicious recipes and expert advice to help individuals with diabetes maintain a healthy, balanced diet while enjoying the pleasures of the dining table. Living with diabetes can be a challenging journey, but it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor or variety in your meals.

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The Diabetes Meals for Good Health Cookbook is co-authored by Karen Graham, a passionate cook, and Dr. Mansur Shomali, an experienced endocrinologist. This unique combination of culinary expertise and medical knowledge creates a cookbook that is not only filled with scrumptious recipes but also practical insights for managing diabetes effectively. Dr. Shomali’s medical expertise adds a layer of trust and credibility to the cookbook, ensuring that the recipes align with the dietary needs of individuals with diabetes.

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The cookbook is thoughtfully organized, making it easy for readers to navigate. It begins with an introduction to diabetes, offering readers a clear understanding of the condition and its dietary implications. The book then progresses to explain the fundamentals of diabetes-friendly cooking and meal planning, which is invaluable for those new to managing their diet for diabetes. The recipes are divided into various sections, covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even desserts. Each section provides a wide variety of recipes to cater to different tastes and dietary requirements.

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The heart of any cookbook lies in its recipes, and Diabetes Meals does not disappoint. The recipes are not just tailored to fit the dietary needs of those with diabetes, but they are also incredibly delicious. The authors have successfully managed to create dishes that are both nutritious and flavorful. You’ll find everything from hearty breakfast options like avocado and smoked salmon toast to savory dinners like Mediterranean chicken skewers and delightful desserts such as raspberry almond tart. We wanted you to try their French Onion Soup in our Recipe section – one of my favourite soups, especially as the days turn colder.

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One notable aspect of the cookbook is its focus on whole, fresh, and wholesome ingredients. There’s an emphasis on using ingredients that are readily available, making it easy for readers to recreate these dishes in their own kitchens. In addition, the cookbook offers portion size information and nutritional facts for each recipe, which is essential for diabetes management.

Throughout the cookbook, Dr. Shomali provides expert advice on diabetes management, dietary choices, and how to control blood sugar levels effectively. This guidance is essential, especially for individuals who are new to managing their diabetes through diet. It provides reassurance and helps build confidence in making the right food choices.

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The Diabetes Meals for Good Health Cookbook by Karen Graham and Dr. Mansur Shomali is a culinary gem for those living with diabetes or anyone looking to adopt a healthier diet. It combines the expertise of a seasoned cook and a medical professional to provide a wide array of delicious, nutritious, and diabetes-friendly recipes. The thorough explanations, nutritional information, and expert advice make this cookbook a valuable resource for anyone looking to manage their diabetes and embrace a healthier lifestyle. Get your copy at https://robertrose.ca/catalogue/diabetes-meals-for-good-health-cookbook-4th-edition/ or go to our Giveaway section and win your very own healthy cookbook!

Courtesy of Diabetes Meals for Good Health Cookbook 4th Edition by Karen Graham © 2023 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with permission. Available where books are sold. Text copyright © 2023, 2020, 2012, 2008 Karen Graham, RD, CDE  Photographs and illustrations copyright © 2023, 2020, 2012, 2008 Durand & Graham, Ltd. (except as listed on page 288) Cover and text design copyright © 2023, 2020, 2012, 2008 Robert Rose Inc.