by Tarla Dalal
Continuing in our health series is this handy little book on snacks for diabetics. If you suffer from diabetes you have to make sure that your blood glucose levels do not dip”¨suddenly or veer too far from normal. This happens if you don’t eat for fairly long intervals of time. To prevent low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia), especially if you suffer”¨from type 1 diabetes or insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes, you must eat regular small meals at frequent intervals. The point is not to indiscriminately eat fat-laden store-bought”¨goodies but choose from a selection of home-cooked snacks made in less oil and out of diabetes-friendly ingredients.
In this book, my team of nutritionists and I have created five categories of healthy low calorie snacks for people with diabetes: Everyday Snacks, Occasional Treats, Light”¨Snacks, Jar Snacks, and Accompaniments. Each section has recipes with ingredients that are beneficial for diabetes, such as soyabean, garlic, bitter gourd (karela), and low fat milk”¨and milk products like curds, paneer etc.
Since it is important to control the number of calories you consume everyday, each recipe is also accompanied with a “Suggested Serving Size Per Person”� so you can choose”¨from the range of appetising snacks, which provide calories ranging from 50 to 250 and modify your consumption accordingly. If you make a clever choice, you will be able to”¨enjoy a variety of different snacks without guilt.
So go ahead, try out these snacks, which include modified favourites like Moong Dal Idlis, and the more unusual Buckwheat Pancakes, Soya Poha, Jamun Smoothie, and Spicy Phudina Khakhras.
For those with a sweet tooth, we’ve also included a healthy version of Chocolate Pinwheels, and exotic Soya Cinnamon Custard with Fruits!
About the Author:
Mrs. Tarla Dalal is India’s best – selling cookery author since over 2 decades. She has written a total of 100titles, several of which have been translated in various languages like Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali and even Dutch and Russian! The total sales of her cookery books exceed 3million copies. Her first book”The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking’, which was published in 1974, was an instant success with indian housewives. The book, which is considered a classic in cookery books, has sold a record 1,50,000 copies.
Lately there has been a new addition to the list called the TOTAL HEALTH SERIES. These are health related cookbooks with recipes and information on various subjects like The Pregnancy Cookbook, Baby and Toddler food, Delicious Diabetic Recipes, Fast foods made Healthy, Healthy Breakfast, Healthy Soups and Salads, Cooking with 1 Teaspoon of Oil, Healthy Soups and Salads, Healthy Breakfast and Calcium Rich Recipes has been her best selling book recently.
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