An easy, graphic guide to planning delicious, diabetes-friendly meals This innovative, graphic cookbook offers the easiest and most flavorful way to build complete meals that are diabetes-friendly and delicious. Sidestepping complex programs that turn meal-planning into work, the 90 complete meals in Diabetes Meals by the Plate follow the Plate Method—a simple approach to eating the right foods in proper amounts by filling your plate with one half nonstarchy vegetables, one quarter protein, and one quarter starch. A clever photo style showing every meal in its three components makes it easy to enjoy perfectly portioned plates of Balsamic Roasted Chicken and Vegetables with Garlic Toast, or Horseradish BBQ-Topped Mini Meat Loaves with Chopped Romaine Salad. All meals are 500 calories or less. Two “extras” chapters help you add in simple sides and desserts.
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Do you enjoy experimenting with new foods? Do you have a ravenous sweet tooth? Or are spicy ethnic dishes what you crave? Have you ever wanted to be able to cook these meals yourself? Simply start cooking and stop thinking about where to begin! Use the tips in this article to learn about creating delicious meals.
Get a cookbook with easy recipes or a specific theme you find interesting to get you started. Try looking online or to your local library or bookstore. Try different recipes until you come up with something that works for you.
If you are baking crusts for a pie or tart, you will probably need to bake them for a while longer than you thought. Judge their color, not the time in the oven to determine if they are done. They will be golden brown when cooked. The deep caramel color demonstrates that the sugar has melded with the other ingredients, giving you an optimal flavor.
A sharp knife is imperative when preparing food. Dull knives make it harder to cut and are more dangerous to use. If you use a dull knife you will need to exert more force to get the job done and run the risk of cutting yourself, whereas with a sharpened knife you can do your prep work easier and quicker.
To make your French fries crispier, let the raw potatoes soak for about half an hour in cold water prior to frying. The potatoes need to soak because the fibers will be reinforced through the cold fluids which in turn makes them fry better. They can handle the heat and not break apart completely.
By using the tips given above, you will be that much closer to making the meals you love! Start experimenting with new spices, new sauces, and even new foods. While you are experimenting, you might just stumble across a new favorite dish! These tips and your trusty taste buds can guide you in your kitchen adventures.