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Cookbook Review - 250 Essential Diabetes Recipes

Updated on May 12, 2012

Are you looking for a great source of recipes that are appropriate for someone who is following a diabetic diet? Whether you or someone in your family has diabetes, if you are shopping for a gift for someone who has the disease or if you just want to enjoy the health benefits of following this type of eating plan, 250 Essential Diabetes Recipes is a great resource.

About 250 Essential Diabetes Recipes

A publication of The Canadian Diabetes Association, 250 Essential Diabetes Recipes is designed specifically with the nutritional needs of individuals who are living with diabetes or who are following a diabetic diet as a preventive measure.

Introductory Section

The book opens with general information about diabetes, as well as terminology associated with the condition such as insulin, glycemic index and carbohydrate counting. The book’s introduction also includes healthy eating tips, as well as information explaining how American “Exchanges” compare to Canadian “Choices” to make it easier for people from either country to enjoy recipes from the book within the framework of the diabetic diet plan with which they are most familiar.

Recipes Galore

After the introductory section, the recipes begin -- all 250 of them. There are so many terrific recipes in this book, each one created to be consistent with a diabetic diet while also tasting great. The foods that you will learn how to prepare using this book don’t taste “diet” at all. Everyone in your family - regardless of dietary needs and preferences - is sure to love many of the included recipes.

Examples of the recipes that are featured in the book include:

  • Apple honey spice muffins
  • Beef burgundy
  • Blueberry cupcakes
  • Caribbean stewed chicken
  • Double chocolate roll
  • Crabmeat spread
  • Cucumber lime mold
  • Lemon Pudding Sauce
  • Salmon cream cheese spread
  • Saucy ham-stuffed potatoes
  • Scalloped Tomatoes
  • Many other delicious dishes

Start Preparing Terrific Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

The recipes in 250 Essential Diabetes Recipes are designed for health conscious home cooks to be able to prepare with minimal effort. They are written in a manner that is simple and easy to follow and the dishes feature ingredients that can be purchased in just about any supermarket. When you add this book to your cookbook collection, you’ll be on your way to preparing healthful, diabetic-friendly meals in no time at all.

Thanks to Robert Rose Publishing for providing a review copy of this book.


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