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Having diabetes is not the end of the world.  However, changing your lifestyle and finding healthier eating selections are vital for diabetics.  Many African-Americans feel that their lives will significantly change and their taste buds will become bland without succulent dishes like macaroni & cheese, fried chicken and sweet potatoes.  The thought of losing and reducing tasty and robust foods and desserts often leaves many diabetic African-Americans discouraged. With the help of innovative health experts, renowned chefs, celebrity cooks and other diabetics, helpful and simplified cookbooks are available for the cooking challenged individual with diabetes. Basic delicious recipes and useful advice for healthier lifestyles for diabetics are presented to the sugar-deprived individuals in need of savory flavor on their plate.

Patti Labelle’s Lite Cusine (authors Patti Labelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster)

Singer and New York Times best selling author Patti Labelle offers delicious and mouth watering recipes with a healthier perspective on better living.  The book gives over 100 recipes that include Killer Chocolate Cake with Guilt-free glaze, Savory Shrimp Scampi and Oven (Taste like Fried) Chicken.  Ms. Labelle also shares personal stories about her struggles with diabetes and body images issues throughout her career plus the death of her mother to diabetes.

The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes (authors Faiola Gaines, RD, LD and Roniece Weaver, MS, RD, LD)

This cookbook is for the soul food lover in you. It presents traditional recipes in realistic portion sizes using herbs and spices without losing flavor in dishes that are loved worldwide such as Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey and Sweet Potato Pound Cake.

Diabetes Cooking for Dummies (authors Alan L. Rubin, MD with Cait James, MS)

The familiar Berlitz For Dummies brand offers their edition of the 300 plus page reference that gives recipes, smart tips on how to dine out, how to thrive with diabetes and manage a more balanced lifestyle and diet. The book also recommends the latest testing devices and monitoring procedures.  Overall, the newly diagnosed or the complacent diabetic has a variety of choices for cookbooks available to live and eat tasty for a robust way of life!

Betty Crocker 30 Minute Meals for Diabetes

Long-time Cookbook heroine Betty Crocker offers a few diabetic cookbooks that are simple and painless.  A favorite in her collection for the on-the go diabetic is entitled,.  Each recipe offers quick healthy meals that deliver tasty results. Betty Crocker saves the day with her simple soups, salads and vegetable dishes that are accompanied with colorful illustration of each dish.

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