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Cookbook Review - The Diabetes DTOUR Diet Cookbook

Updated on December 25, 2009

Whether you have diabetes or if you're thinking about changing your eating habits to help keep yourself from facing a diabetes diagnosis one day,

The Diabetes DTOUR Diet Cookbook by Barbara Quinn, MS, RD, CDE, is a publication that you will enjoy. Not only will you learn a great deal about the role diet plays in health, you'll find 200 delicious, healthful recipes explained in terms so simple that even novice cooks can prepare them successfully.

About the Book

Published by Prevention magazine a companion to its popular diet book, The Diabetes DTOUR Diet, this book focuses on teaching readers how to prepare wonderful dishes for people who want to keep their blood sugar under control and/or lose weight that are both satisfying and delicious.

When you learn to make the tasty recipes in The Diabetes DTOUR Diet Cookbook you'll be on your way to improving your overall health and well being simply by enjoying delicious homemade meals that you can easily create at home yourself.

Each recipe in the book contains at least one ingredient designated by the authors of the diet as being one of the "Fat-Fighting 4". These four ingredients are calcium, fiber, Omega 3, and vitamin D. Each of these items is a supernutrient that has a positive impact on health and diet success, backed up with scientific evidence that indicates that consuming these substances can aid in weight loss, improve sensitivity to insulin, and result in a reversal of diabetes.

Recipe Examples from the Book

You certainly won't be able to tell by the taste of the recipes you prepare from this book that you are preparing and eating healthy meals. Examples of the many delicious dishes you'll find instructions for in this book include:

  • Balsamic Glazed Salmon
  • Chicken Gumbo
  • Crab Normandy
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cupcakes
  • Mexicana Deviled Eggs
  • Pepper Steak
  • Pork and Vegetable Tostadas
  • Santa Fe Chicken
  • Spinach Frittata
  • Many additional taste tempting selections

Meal Planning Assistance

In addition to the many great recipes included in The Diabetes DTOUR Diet Cookbook, the book also features sample menus, tips for creating your own menus based on your personal health and weight control goals, instructions that show readers how to use leftovers from one of the recipes to create entirely new dishes the next day.

Additionally, when you are looking for something to prepare quickly, all you need to do is watch for the easy to spot "Make It Fast" graphic symbols that denote dishes that can be prepared and ready to serve in half an hour or less.

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