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The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook by Jackie Newgent RDN, CDN
125+ Nourishing Recipes to Satisfy Every Taste Bud

Interesting recipes that are easy to follow and sound delicious. This is a book I can see someone using to create healthy diabetic and/or vegan meals for one or for a family. In the tips and Tools section I liked the simplified for meal planning that suggested 45grams carbs on a 9” plate that will have 1/2 non-starchy vegetables, 1/4 carb rich foods, 1/4 protein plus some healthy fat

Table of Contents
* Acknowledgements
* Introduction
* Plant-Filled Tips and Tools
- Following a Plant-Forward, Diabetes-Friendly Lifestyle
- A Well-Stocked Plant-Based Pantry
- Tips to Punch Up Protein
- 12 No-Recipe Required Vegan Recipes
- Sample Plant-Based Menus (with an empty template)
* The Recipe Collection for Diabetics
- Party Apps and Snacks
- Main Dishes: Breakfasts and Brunches
- Main Dishes: Lunches and Dinners
- Main Dishes: Burgers, Sandwiches, and Wraps
- Bowls and Skillet Meals
- Salads: Bean, Grains, and Leafy Green
- Sides: Bean, Grain, and Vegetable
- Soups and Stews
- Desserts and Drinks
- Glossary
- Index
- About the Author

Each recipe is introduced with comments, a title, suggestions for use and what to eat with it, serving numbers and the size of a single portion, prep and cook times, an ingredients list with quantity and preparation, directions, comprehensive nutritional information that includes exchanges for diabetics, boxes that include information on swaps, ingredients, leftovers, and tidbits of interest.

This is a book I would like to add to my cookbook library and hope to do so in the future even though living where I do would mean not having access to all of the ingredients that would be more common in the West.

Thank you to NetGalley and Health Communications, Inc. for the ARC – This is my honest review.

5 Stars
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CathyGeha | 1 outra crítica | Feb 17, 2024 |
I am not a vegetarian, but I do consciously work to limit meat in my diet. I am also diabetic. The nutritional mathematics of diabetes, at least from my perspective, makes it easy to settle into a largely carnivorous diet. The measure I use for nutritional balance is a ratio: first, I subtract grams of fiber from the grams of cabs in a food to get a total carb estimate; and whatever that carb number is, we'll call it X, I try to eat 1/2 X grams of protein to accompany the carbs. So 15 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber (15-3=12), means I try to eat 6 grams of protein along with the carbs.

The good thing about plant-based foods is that the body digests them more slowly than refined carbs, so they affect blood sugar more slowly. I don't have a mathematical formula for it, but I know that if I eat X grams of unrefined, plant-based carbs, I can get away with something less that the 1/2 X grams of protein. So that's what I aim to do. I use some guesswork, then take my blood sugar two hours after eating and that number tells me whether my guesstimate was on target.

All that is a long introduction to my review of The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook, which I have found quite helpful. The recipes aren't overly complex. They focus on unrefined carbs. And they give me excellent ideas for more plant-based meals. Once one gets used to working with this cookbook, it also becomes easier to figure out which substitutions will work well. What happens if I swap kidney beans for lentils? If I swap kale for spinach?

If you're a diabetic who tracks blood sugar and wants to learn how specific dishes affect that number, The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook offers a great starting place. I'm not a physician, and I can't guarantee my results will be the same as yours, but I sincerely think this cookbook is a good place to start if you're diabetic and trying to reduce your consumption of animal protein.

I received a free, electronic review copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley; the opinions are my own.
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Sarah-Hope | 1 outra crítica | Nov 11, 2023 |

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