By Angela Shelf Medearis
Andrews McMeel Publishing, $24.99, 272 pages
The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook offers so much more than 150 recipes for those with diabetes as it includes good food the entire family will enjoy. Each of the recipes adds exchange list values and carbohydrate choices along with the detailed nutritional and caloric analysis. From Flavor Infusions of dips, dressings, sauces and spice mixes, to Sweet Finishes and Nighttime Nibbles, Medearis offers seven budget-friendly chapters to prepare healthful, enjoyable meals all day long. Striking photographs whet the appetite for these Southern-inspired foods.
“While a diabetic diagnosis may change the way you eat, it shouldn’t impact the pure pleasure of a deliciously prepared meal.”
The introduction includes a healthy kitchen guide; lists for stocking the pantry, refrigerator and freezer; and an explanation of the nutritional information she provides with each recipe. Preceding each of the seven chapters, Medearis adds her personal touch as she does throughout the book. She offers guidance to assist in living a healthful life, serving to affirm her initial statement on page one.
“While a diabetic diagnosis may change the way you eat, it shouldn’t impact the pure pleasure of a deliciously prepared meal,” states the author. Diabetics and their entire family, adults and children alike, will benefit from the Kitchen Diva’s thoughtfully and lovingly prepared diabetic cookbook.
Reviewed by Angie Mangino