The With or Without Meat Cookbook: The Flexible Approach to Flavorful Diabetes Cooking (Paperback)

The Flexible Approach to Flavorful Diabetes Cooking

By Jackie Newgent

American Diabetes Association, 9781580405164, 261pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2014



With the growing evidence that vegetarian meals are great for your health, more people with diabetes are looking to build vegetarian dishes into their meal plans. However, not everyone is ready to give up meat completely, and most vegetarians live with someone who's not ready to take the plunge. Thus was born the "flexitarian," someone who eats mainly vegetarian food, but occasionally fits in a little meat, poultry, or fish. Catering to this growing crowd -- nearly one in four Americans self-identifies as a flexitarian -- "The With or Without Meat Cookbook" makes it simple for people to savor the tastes and health benefits of eating more like a vegetarian, while being able to stick to a balanced meal plan for diabetes. Each of the 125 diabetes-friendly recipes is vegetarian with a non-vegetarian recipe "add-on" provided as well. Each recipe can be made two ways: One way for veggie lovers and one way for meat lovers. For those with diabetes, pre-diabetes, heart health issues, or simply looking to improve their diet, the flexitarian approach provides the best of both worlds. Nutrition facts are provided and each perfectly-portioned recipe follows ADA's nutritional guidelines.

About the Author

Jackie Newgent, RD, CDN, is a classically trained chef, registered dietitian, media personality, and award-winning cookbook author. She's author of the recently-released "1,000 Low-Calorie""Recipes, " the media-acclaimed "Big Green Cookbook, "and the American Diabetes Association bestseller "The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook," which was awarded the "Best Health and Nutrition Book in the World" by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2007. She has appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show, ABC's Good Morning America" and "World News Now, " NBC's "Later Today" and "Dateline, " Food Network's "Follow that Food, " and "The Daily Buzz." Her food articles, menus, and recipe features are regularly featured in national publications, including "Shape, ," "Health, ""Woman's World, " and "KIWI" magazines. She lives in New York City.