The Easy Diabetes Cookbook: Simple, Delicious Recipes to Help You Balance Your Blood Sugars

Mary Ellen Phipps. Page Street, $21.99 (152p) ISBN 978-1-64567-176-3
Dietician and Milk & Honey Nutrition blogger Phipps, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child, delivers a solid collection of uncomplicated diabetes-friendly recipes. Each is accompanied by a thorough nutritional rundown: a smoothie bowl with berries, cauliflower, and yogurt is gluten-free, low sodium, and high in fiber, while banana protein pancakes have no added sugar. Phipps’s blood sugar-minded adjustments to classic dishes are fairly easy to pull off: spinach quiche rests in a crust of cooked quinoa, and the cutlets for chicken Parmesan are dredged in almond flour rather than bread crumbs. Shortcuts abound for time-crunched cooks, with an artichoke and olive pizza that uses a store-bought whole-grain crust, and a high protein chocolate-cherry breakfast smoothie that can be made in less than a minute. Desserts are the Mount Everest of the diabetes world, and Phipps makes it an easy summit with a low-sugar cheesecake in a nut crust. Home cooks who need to take blood sugar balance into account and can’t spend all day futzing in the kitchen will find plenty of reliable recipes. (Jan.)
Reviewed on : 12/04/2020
Release date: 01/26/2021
Genre: Lifestyle
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