Take A Look ... Take a Look ... I found an awesome library book!!!

By RAYT721 Latest Reply 2010-08-17 19:22:55 -0500
Started 2010-08-15 14:04:40 -0500

I just want to start a discussion on today's trip to the library in which I scored a book with the trusted "American Diabetes Association" seal called "15 Minute Diabetic Meals" by author Nancy S Hughes. The book was spotlighted in the new book section so I thought I would check it out (pardon the library humor) and let you know what I think… Thumbs up!!!

For one thing it has decent sized print. I am tired of books that are printed like the nutritional labels on various packaging. I can see the darn thing. Also, many of the recipes are not only easy but have fewer ingredients and take less time to prepare than many cookbooks I have found, both diabetic friendly and non diabetic friendly.

I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes in this cookbook. Now, many of the recipes are a little higher carb than I would like but some of them are noteworthy:

Chicken and Peanut Lettuce Wraps … 145 calories with 9 gram carbs and only 10 ingredients. Page 42.

Pizza Mushrooms on page 60 serves 4. 40 calories, 4 g carbs, and only 3 ingredients.

What about page 150??? The Easy Seasoned Skillet Chicken is ready in no time with 1 g carbs, 145 calories and 24 g protein. Oh and only 3 ingredients!!!

Let me lead you now to page 183 for an awesome sounding side dish, "Spinach & Bacon" with 50 calories per serving… 2 g carbs… made with bacon, spinach and water.

Let's talk about the Rustic Apple Crisp only 6 ingredients with 195 calories… the veggie stir fry with 3 ingredients and only 20 calories ready in minutes is a super side… and, only 5 ingredients will make you the Burgundy Mushroom Beef Patties on page 128… 170 calories, 26 g protein and only 3 g carbs.

There are some decent cookbooks out there for diabetics… and this is one of them.

9 replies

RAYT721 2010-08-15 18:50:57 -0500 Report

With my busy life I am always on the lookout for easy and inexpensive recipes so I have used the Diabetic Connect Book Club to get ideas and then I check out the library first. When I first "keeper" books I will then buy them by shopping around on various auctions and booksellers. I would certainly recommend any cookbook recommendations that other members find. I like this one and will share testimonials as I try some of the recipes from this collection and others.

gramme 2010-08-15 18:40:35 -0500 Report

I am always looking for new cookbooks, especially now with diabetes, I really like the ones that don't use a lot of ingredients…it's worth a look at

RAYT721 2010-08-17 19:13:50 -0500 Report

oh and the cover of the cookbook states, "from the author of the 4-ingredient diabetes cookbook" … Nancy S Hughes. I am gonna see if that one is in the library collection and will let ya know.

RAYT721 2010-08-17 19:22:55 -0500 Report

I searched by author in my library and found several diabetic friendly cookbooks by this author. I have reserved all that are available from my local branch and from the Search Ohio inter-library loan program. YAY.

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