Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook
Supported by Diabetes UK
Being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes needn’t mean an end to enjoying food. In his bestselling gluten-free cookbooks, Phil Vickery showed its possible to overcome dietary restrictions and still eat well. Now he s turned his attention to creating recipes that will help diabetics take control of their diet and lower their blood sugar levels. Organised into Breakfasts, Light Bites, Soup & Lunch, Main Meals, Sweet Things & Drinks and Sides & Dressings, the recipes are accompanied by nutritional analysis and at-a-glance traffic light labelling, as well as being arranged into Menu Plans.
With 4.5 million people in the UK are living with diabetes, with someone diagnosed every 2 minutes. It is essential to eat well, ensure a balance of foods low in sugar, saturated fat and salt, and include a high proportion of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and pulses. All the recipes in the book have been tested several times to ensure they are nutritionally sound, conform to Diabetes UK’s guidelines, and of course, taste delicious.
Organised into Breakfasts, Light Bites, Soup & Lunch, Main Meals, Sweet Things & Drinks and Sides & Dressings, the recipes include delicious dishes such as Squash, Feta & Hazelnut Salad and Roast Butterfly Chicken with Pomegranate, Lemon, Garlic & Mint, and cakes and desserts such as Banana Pinenut Cake and Easy Chocolate Mousse.
Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook by Phil Vickery is published by Kyle Books, priced £19.99. Photography by Sean Calitz.
Low cal or low carb? Why Phil Vickery’s on a mission to tackle diabetes
One of the first questions anyone newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes will ask is “What can I eat?” says the UK charity Diabetes UK. Given that an estimated 4.5 million people are living with diabetes in Britain, that’s an awful lot of worried – and probably pretty hungry – people. That concern may well have been compounded by being given a whole raft of healthy living advice in one sitting: stop smoking, get active, check blood glucose levels, take medication. Not to mention the fact that for many, a love of food might have been a contributing element. Being overweight or obese is a significant risk factor in developing the illness. No wonder diagnosis can be a bit overwhelming…
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