The Diabetic Goodie Cookbook

Classic Desserts and Baked Goods to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth—Over 190 Easy, Blood-Sugar-Friendly Recipes with No Artificial Sweeteners

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Pub Date 14 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 01 Jan 2022

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Sweeten your life with this ultimate guide to diabetes-friendly baking

As anyone with diabetes knows all too well, it’s not easy to find sweets that won’t wreck your blood sugar! And it’s harder still to dodge the artificial sweeteners that appear in so many recipes and products.

The Diabetic Goodie Cookbook comes to the rescue, with more than 190 recipes for blood sugar–friendly baked goods—magically assembled with fiber-filled whole grains, little to no added salt or sugar, and no artificial sweeteners in sight. And these goodies are heart-healthy, too: They reduce your risk of high cholesterol without sacrificing taste.

Crave-worthy cookies: Peanut Butter Cookies, Devilish Chocolate BarsClassic cakes: Raspberry Angel Food Cake, Chocolate Cloud CakePerfect pies and tarts: Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie, Italian Plum TartPlus carb-controlled cobblers, scones, muffins, puddings, breads, and more!

Each recipe calls for basic pantry staples and has easy-to-follow instructions to make planning ahead—and baking—simple as can be. With nutrition information and guidance on carb counting, food labels, and snacking, The Diabetic Goodie Cookbook helps you enjoy a sweet treat every single day.

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Advance Praise

“A foolproof guide for both diabetics and anyone in search of a healthier approach to eating sweets.”—Publishers Weekly

“A must-have cookbook for those with diabetes or anyone who enjoys delectable desserts. The variety of recipes, cooking hints, and other helpful information make this book a classic.”—Felicia Busch, MPH, RD, FADA, LN, president of Felicia Busch & Association and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association

“For those who cherish a dessert or sweet treat as part of a healthy eating plan, this is a delicious collection of recipes, much more than a cookbook. The tips for preparation, cooking, serving, and storing make light and easy work in the kitchen.”—Nancy Cooper, RD, LD, CDE, diabetes nutrition specialist, International Diabetes Center, and author of Joy of Snacks

“The recipes are so tasty and work! These low-calorie goodies can be enjoyed any time of the day and allows you to satisfy your sweet tooth while still eating sensibly.”—Linda Hachfeld, MPH, RD, author of Cooking à la Heart and Gifts of the Heart

“A foolproof guide for both diabetics and anyone in search of a healthier approach to eating sweets.”—Publishers Weekly

“A must-have cookbook for those with diabetes or anyone who enjoys delectable...

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Publication date: December 14, 2021 Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review an advanced reader's copy of this book. This in no way affects my review, all opinions are my own. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. 'Tis the season of sweets and treats and this book makes them feel "legal"! I happen to have no problem with artificial sweeteners but if you do, this is the perfect book for you to read and bake from. The recipes are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to myself and other lovers of food out there. I am going to gift this book to a family member, wrapped in a festive tea towel and some baking supplies...maybe you should too!? Happy can use this book year-round!

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Amazing cookbook! There are all the recipes that I wanted to learn plus a lot more. It's a beautiful book, the photos are nice and I can't wait to start making these recipes. There are recipes for cakes, cookies, pies, bars, cheesecakes, scones, muffins, pudding and breads! Basically everything!! I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

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Very good book, with some nice recipes that I will be trying in the near future. This will be a highly recommend book for any at home diabetic cook and a library that wants to help a family member feed someone who needs to watch their sugar intake. 4.5 stars Netgalley ARC provided

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This is a surprisingly comprehensive book with extremely good cooking tips combined with very tasty recipes. It feels like it was written perhaps 16+ years ago, when we knew less about sugar but worried about the artificial sweeteners of the time. As such, keep this in mind because most recipes are up there for carbs due to flour and sugar. Whole grain options keep the spikes low but of course, you know best how your diabetes is affected by the carbs. That said, the recipes are fantastic in the taste department and I doubt you or your family will even know you are eating diabetic friendly foods. Each recipe comes with prep time, bake time, ingredients, short numbered steps, variation options/tips/suggestions, serving size, and nutrition info: calories, carbs, protein, fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, etc. About every fourth recipe or so has a photograph of the finished product. The book is printed in three colors (black, brown, blue). The recipes are variations of these goodies: cookies and bars, cakes, cheesecakes, coffee cakes and scones, fruit desserts, muffins, pies/tarts/cobblers, puddings, quick breads. Examples include: easy apple bars, raspberry angel food cake, blueberry topping, pineapple cheesecake squares, apple crumb coffee cake, ginger scones, microwave applesauce, pineapple sherbet, frozen yogurt pops, pumpkin muffins, apple tart, flaky pie crust, tart shell, banana nut bread, whole wheat raisin bread. There are a LOT of recipes here. Most recipes seem to nearly completely mirror a non-diabetic version, just with whole grain flour mixed with regular flour as well as fruit mixed with sugar for sweetening. A good example of the book's recipes is a very tasty chocolate chip cookie. The recipe calls for 1/4 cub flour, 3/4 whole wheat flour, 1/4 oats, 1/4 brown sugar, 2 tablespoons sugar as carbs (as well as chocolate, vanilla, baking soda, etc.). The serving size is 2 cookies (the recipe makes 4 dozen cookies) and is 98 calories, 12g carbs, 2g protein, 5g fat, 17mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 1g fiber. This should give you an idea of the carb load and serving size for those carbs. The recipes are cleanly laid out and very easy to follow. Each one I made was excellent and as long as I followed the serving size, I did not have issues with blood sugar spikes. But what makes this a fanstastic cookbok even for non diabetics is the whole chapter dedicated to baking tips. There was some excellent information here I haven't seen in other cookbooks; most particularly, explanations of why your recipe failed and how to fix it. As an example, explanations on what went wrong with your chocolate chip cookies if: irregular in size and shape, dark and crusty edges, dry and hard, doughy, and excessive spreading. Issues could be overbaking, too large a baking sheet, dough too warm when put in oven, dry ingredients undermeasured, etc. Even making sure that your baking soda is still efficacious and how to test to make sure in advance. Other information includes substitutions (e.g., milk and lemon for buttermilk), food equivalents for easier measuring (eg., 4 large eggs equal 1 cup or 200 grams), carbohydrate calculator, and much more. Note that a lot of the baseline carb or diabetes information comes from 2008 American Diabetic Association - which admittedly feels very outdated with all we know about Diabetes even in the last 15 years. In all, although the book feels out of date in terms of the diabetes information, the recipes are as good as promised and none contain any artificial sweeteners (which, again, I do not feel is problematic now with e.g., Stevia or Xylitol). Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.

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