TO A DIABETIC, dietary constraints are a constant concern and meal–planning a daily challenge. Author Mary Jane Finsand, who had been cooking two meals a night, one for her family and a special meal for her diabetic husband, decided there had to be a better solution. She began to adapt her favorite recipes for the needs of diabetics, and kept going. Over 2,000 recipes later, the result of her work is collected in this extraordinarily comprehensive cookbook, which is full of options for every taste of palate imaginable.
Each recipe is accompanied by the exchange list values from the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association, meticulously calculated to be accurate for the diabetic. Each listing also notes additional nutritional values—including calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, sodium, and cholesterol—that can help anyone balance his or her diet.
The recipes are healthy, high in fiber, and low in cholesterol. As the author knows from experience, time is precious, so the dishes are also simple and easy to prepare.