America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes
America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes
America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes

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Publisher: Robert Rose

Author Statement: Colleen Bartley
Audience: Trade
Specs: 16 pages of color photographs, index
Pages: 192
Trim Size: 7" x 10" x 5/8"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20050305
Copyright Year: 2005
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America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes

125 diabetes safe recipes, including all main meals, snacks, desserts. Each recipe provides a complete nutritional breakdown and has been extensively reviewed by leading diabetes educators

Healthy, tasty food that the whole family can enjoy.

Imagine a child with a diabetes-restricted diet and you understand the need for America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes. Over two million children and teenagers along with their families are currently managing diabetes with diet. As the incidence of Type 2 diabetes increases, this number will continue to grow.

This book has been developed to help parents of children with diabetes provide delicious and nutritious kid-friendly food that the whole family can enjoy. Whether it's Chocolate and Strawberry Waffles or Spaghetti and Meatballs or Peanut Butter Chip Muffins, these are recipes kids will enjoy and parents will feel confident serving. All the recipes help to deliver the supervised diet that children with diabetes require without making them feel deprived or left out in some way.

Over 125 recipes provide outstanding meal ideas for everything from after school snacks to main meals and desserts. Each recipe includes a complete nutritional breakdown and has been extensively reviewed by top diabetes educators.


Colleen Bartley's teenage daughter has had diabetes for ten years. While running a catering business, she came up with the idea of a cookbook for kids with diabetes. With input from a dietitian as well as her daughter, she has combined a love of cooking with years of practical experience preparing meals for a family.



It is estimated that there are presently over 20 million North Americans living with diabetes. Up to a third of these have not been diagnosed. Types 1 and 2 are the most common types of diabetes and make up about 10% and 90% respectively of those who have this condition. Individuals with type 1 are most often diagnosed during their young childhood, in their teen years or as young adults, whereas those with type 2 are usually diagnosed as adults over the age of 40. It is unfortunate and alarming to see an increasing number of children and teens being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, as just 20 years ago this condition was rarely seen in children. Some researchers fear that of all babies born today, one out of three will someday have diabetes!

In treating diabetes, the goal is to keep blood glucose levels within the target range recommended by a doctor, dietitian or diabetes education center. To achieve the recommended levels, type 1 diabetes is managed with daily insulin injection or pump therapy, individualized meal patterns based on exchanges or carbohydrate counting, and exercise or physical activity. Type 2 diabetes is managed through well-balanced, nutritious eating habits, with carbohydrate foods spread throughout the day, along with regular physical activity and weight management. Medications such as an oral pill and/or insulin may be used.

In both cases, checking blood sugar and having blood sugar readings in the range recommended by a diabetes education center is the goal. The A1C blood test reflects the average blood sugar level over the past two to three months. An A1C result in the desired range can (but does not always) reflect optimal diabetes care.

The recipes in this cookbook have the carbohydrate, protein and fat listed to allow parents and their children with type 1 diabetes to choose foods that fit into their meal plan and thus help them have good blood sugar control. Because most of the recipes are low in sugar and fat, they can be enjoyed by the whole family, whether they are siblings, parents, grandparents or extended family members who want to eat healthier meals.

When children are still young, many families eat simple, child-friendly foods. All the recipes in this cookbook have been taste-tested by kids, as well as their parents, relatives and friends. They are suitable for people of all ages, whether they have diabetes or not. The dishes are tasty, nutritious and easy to make. Some of the recipes are so simple that a child can prepare them, while others require adult guidance. It is my belief that, when children and teens are encouraged to help in the kitchen and are involved in food preparation, they have more interest in nutrition, food balance and meal planning. They can also develop an interest in cooking -- an excellent skill to have! If teens can fend for themselves in the kitchen, there's less need for parents to worry when it comes time for them to move out or go on to college.



Meal Planning for Diabetes

  • Carbohydrate Counting
  • Nutritional Considerations When Carbohydrate Counting
  • What are Carbohydrates?
  • How Much Sugar Is Okay?
  • Facts on Fiber
  • Label Reading for Carbohydrates
  • Nutrition Claims on Labels
  • Facts on Fat
  • The Glycemic Index
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Get Moving


  • Puffy Ham and Cheese Bake
  • Mexican Scrambled Eggs
  • Surprise Quick Quiche
  • Eggs in Cereal Nests
  • Pancake or Waffle Batter
  • Teddy Bear Pancakes
  • Happy Face Pancakes
  • Pancake Banana Splits
  • Apple Oat Pancakes
  • Protein Plus Pancakes
  • Chocolate and Strawberry Waffles
  • Crunchy French Toast
  • Homemade Turkey Sausage
  • Baked Apple-Raisin Oatmeal
  • Fruity Granola
  • Breakfast Quesadillas


  • Blender Breakfast Blast
  • Peach Melba Smoothie
  • Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
  • Frosty Strawberry Shake
  • Peachy Banana Shake
  • Lemon Iced Tea
  • Spiced Iced Tea
  • A Perfect Cup of Cocoa
  • Hot Mulled Cider
  • Frosty Chocolate Shake
  • Old-Fashioned Chocolate Soda

Snacks and Appetizers

  • Black Bean Dip
  • Hummus and Pita Chips
  • Salsa and Tortilla Chips
  • Guacamole Nachos
  • Quick Quesadillas
  • Potato Skins
  • Mini Pizzas
  • Fast and Spicy Pizza Bagels
  • Buffalo Wings
  • Spicy Popcorn
  • Holiday Cut-outs

Salads and Side Dishes

  • Carrot Salad
  • Caesar Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Taco Salad
  • Chicken Salad Nests
  • Chicken Fajita Salad
  • Ham Fried Rice
  • Smashed Potatoes
  • Oven French Fries
  • Stuffed Baked Potatoes
  • Mashed Potato Casserole
  • Potato Pancakes
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Mexican Corn
  • Zucchini Boats

Sandwiches, Burgers and Pizzas

  • Chicken Caesar Wraps
  • BLT Wraps
  • Open-Face Deli Melts
  • Tuna Melts on Pitas
  • Picnic Hero
  • Meatball Subs
  • Sald Bar Subs
    • Light Egg Salad Subs
    • Tuna Egg Salad Subs
  • Hot Dog Kabobs
  • Turkey-Mozza Burgers
  • Teriyaki Burgers
  • Chili Burgers
  • Filet of Fish Burgers
    • Light Tarter Sauce
  • Tuna Burgers
  • French Bread Pizza
  • Easy Pizza Dough
  • Sloppy Joe Pizza
  • Taco Pizza
  • Funny Face Pizza
  • Virtuous Veggie Pizza


  • Crunchy Peanut Fish Fillets
  • Potato Chip Fish
  • Fish Sticks
  • Salmon Croquettes
  • Orange-Glazed Chicken Wings
  • Oven-Baked Crispy Chicken
  • Chicken Fingers with Dipping Sauces
    • Plum Dipping Sauce
    • Honey Mustard Sauce
  • Soft Chicken Tacos
  • Tex's Tacos
  • Garden Burritos
  • Chili Con Carne
  • Refrito Quesadillas
  • Hawaiian Chili
  • Lasagna
  • Lazy Lasagna
  • Lasagna Roll-ups
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Salmon and Cheddar Macaroni
  • Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs
  • Spicy Mini Meatloaves
  • Saucy Pork Chops
  • Teriyaki Pork Chops with Apple Slices

Baked Goods

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
  • Oatmeal Shortbread
  • Oatmeal Crunchies
  • Applesauce Spice Cookies
  • Meringue Candy Canes
  • Christmas Brownies
  • Chocolate Brownies
  • Crispy Granola Squares
  • Piña Colada Snacking Cake
  • Chocolate Banana Muffins
  • Peanut Butter Muffins
  • Potato Cheese Muffins
  • Banana Bread


  • Strawberry Delight
  • Fruit on a Cloud
  • Creamy Dreamy Fruit Salad
  • Quick Chocolate Mousse
  • Rock Road Mousse
    • Chocolate Sauce
  • Banana Cream Tiramisu
  • Flying Saucers
  • Ice Cream Fantasy Cake
  • Raspberry Brownie Parfait
  • Fresh Fruit Parfait
  • Frozen Lemon Pie
  • Chocolate Bavarian Pie
  • Sour Cream and Berry Pie
  • Strawberry Mousse Pie
  • Sweetheart Berry Pie
  • Phyllo Apple Pie
  • Peanut Butter Apple Crisp
  • Baked Apples with Granola
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Angel Tunnel Cake
  • Fruit-Filled Angel Tunnel Cake
  • Spiced Angel Food Cake
  • Striped Strawberry Cake
  • Peppermint Angel Cupcakes
  • Spicy Apple Cupcakes


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