Product Review: Tovolo Collapsible Microwave Food Cover

[1]Meal planning is a big part of diabetes self-management, but it’s more than counting carbs[2] and reading labels. Meal planning involves actually planning out what your meals will consist of for the week ahead. And given how busy everyone seems to be these days, it makes sense to batch cook so that you’re not scrambling to throw together dinner or reaching for the takeout menu after a long day at work.

If you’re lucky enough to have your meals prepped for the week, or perhaps leftovers from last night’s dinner, you’re likely going to head for the microwave for fast heating. But microwaving can dry out your food and create a mess all over the inside that is nearly impossible to get off. Solve both conundrums with the Tovolo Collapsible Microwave Food Cover. This ingenious cover seals moisture in during microwave heating and prevents that tomato sauce from spattering the inside. The cover is vented to allow steam to escape and avoid sogginess, and it has finger grips on the top for easy lifting. The Tovolo microwave cover will fit most standard dinner plates and can also be used flat on bowls.

We all know that space can be at a premium in most kitchens: Thanks to Tovolo’s ingenious design, the cover is collapsible, which allows for easy storage. Still not convinced? The Tovolo cover is dishwasher-safe, BPA-free and costs less than $10 (plus, think of all the paper towels you’ll save!).

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Want to learn more about meal planning with diabetes? Read “Improving Your Recipes: One Step at a Time”[4] and “Top Tips for Healthier Eating.”[5]

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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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