Product Review: The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook

The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook by Charles Mattocks[1]When it comes to diabetes self-management, using a cookbook can be your ally to help you plan meals and eat healthfully. Meet The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook by Charles Mattocks[2], a celebrity chef and diabetes advocate who has Type 2 diabetes[3]. Charles’ inspiration for this cookbook was to create something that “could meet people where they are and appeal to many cultures.” It was also important that the recipes in his book be affordable, as he knows that many people are on budgets, and finding healthy recipes that taste good and won’t break the bank can often be a challenge.

Not much of a cook? Frustrated with not being able to find special ingredients? No worries. Charles has included recipes that, as he puts it, “have only a few simple ingredients that won’t be so daunting for those who may not be the best at following complicated recipes.” He adds, “this allows you to be able to shop for a few things and not have to go hunting for something that you have to visit a special store to purchase.”

Wondering what kind of recipes you’ll find in this cookbook? How do “Sweet and Smoky Baked Eggs,” “Fiesta Fish Tacos,” and “Tropical Fruit Mousse” sound? Whether you’re following a Paleo or plant-based diet, you’ll find healthy, tasty recipes that fit both your eating plan and your budget. As Charles puts it, “The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook is full of amazing, healthy, and great-tasting recipes for all cultures and all peoples.”

Now that’s a cookbook you’ll want to add to your collection!

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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.

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