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.
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