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Wednesday, December 19, 2012


As I sit here in Barnes & Nobles on Maui, contemplating life, like what am I here for. A thought came into my mind, "Ron you are here to spread the good word." And that good word is any word written or spoken that can help someone's life. So, since I been blogging about food for a few years now, I might as well spread the word to those with diabetes, that there is a lot of information out there on foods to eat that isn't bland, but tasty. For instance Better Homes and Garden has a book out (2011), that has a lot of delicious looking meals, it is called Diabetic Living Quick & Easy Meals.

If you are a cook with diabetes then this book will give you some interesting ideas, or maybe you are a care giver, this book will come in handy. Price? $19.95 retail at Barnes & Noble, it may be lesser online, or possibly in an e-reader format. However, this book has sparked my interest. The beginning of the book has a short guide on portions, just enough not to bore you, it is to the point. And it starts off with breakfast, and on page 15 the Bacon N Egg Pockets look pretty good, I mean this is geared for people with diabetes, but it looks good I want to eat it. Also on page 19 the Mushroom Scramble Eggs looks good, with cherry tomatoes, turkey bacon, low fat milk, low fat cheese, green onions, and mushrooms. Again I'd eat that. And for the more gourmet the Omelet Provencal looks more upscale with Asiago cheese, mozzarella cheese, thyme, garlic, green onions, and mushrooms. Nuts!

In the Quick Fix Sandwich section, the Beef and Black Bean Wrap looks healthy, a tortilla filled with lean ground beef, garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, tomatoes, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, that's on page 55.

And in the soup section on page 78 the Chicken-Squash Noodle Soup looks inviting on a cold day. Onions, celery, carrot, garlic, seasonings, chicken broth low fat/sodium, noodles, yellow summer squash, fat free milk, cubed chicken breast. Nice looking soup, beats that ready made stuff out of a can, with a start to finish time of 30 minutes, that's a "Yay" vote. 
Also on page 85 the German Potato Sausage Soup looks filling, and this is for a diabetic? It has turkey sausage, mushrooms, onions, celery, caraway seeds, black pepper, low sodium beef stock, non alcoholic beer, potatoes, broccoli, green cabbage and fat free milk, this gets another "Yay" vote.

As I flipped through the pages, on 125 Mexican Style Shrimp that looks great! Page 130 Udon Noodles with Tofu, page 137 Mushroom Sauced Pork Chops...what? Yeah that's right diabetics no longer have to eat cardboard flavored foods, according to the books' authors, it has only 330 cal., 10 g total fat, 3 g sat. fat., 110 mg chol, 381 mg sodium,, 1 g fiber, so it's safe for a diabetic.

Okay I'll stop there you all gots the picture? This book is great for the price and it is geared for diabetics as well as non diabetics. Yeah man, I'm spreading the word. This book is really good, of course we all need some light to shine on us when we are in darkness, let me be that light on your life if you're a diabetic. Keep learning about your illness, through education and practice you'll do fine, no longer do you need to suffer eating bland foods. Good luck with your journey to complete healing it is up to you and only you to make that change, go on the internet and search for support groups, foodie groups, seek advice from experts that cook for good health. Don't be afraid to ask the waiter to omit something in the pasta you're ordering, keep it up it is your life, so enjoy.