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

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Publisher: Robert Rose

Author Statement: Colleen Bartley
Audience: Trade
Specs: 16 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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Canada'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 the whole family can enjoy.

Picture a child with a diabetes-restricted diet, and you'll understand the need for Canada's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes. More than 250,000 children and teenagers in Canada, along with their families, are currently managing diabetes. As the incidence of Type 2 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, Spaghetti and Meatballs or Peanut Butter Chip Muffins, these are recipes that kids will enjoy and parents feel confident in serving. All the recipes help to deliver the supervised diet that children with diabetes require without making them feel deprived or left out.

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


Colleen Bartley's teenage daughter has diabetes. While running a catering business, Colleen 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 her love of cooking with her practical experience in preparing meals for a family. She lives in Sechelt, British Columbia.



The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, estimates that there are presently over 20 million North Americans living with diabetes. Up to a third of these people may not have been diagnosed. Types 1 and 2 are the most common types of diabetes. Type 1 accounts for about 10 percent of all new diagnoses; the remaining 90 percent are primarily individuals with type 2 diabetes. The majority of individuals with type 1 diabetes are diagnosed during their young childhood, in their teen years or as young adults. Those with type 2 diabetes are usually diagnosed as adults over the age of 40, but in the past few years children and adolescents have also been developing type 2 diabetes. There has been a 10- to 30-fold increase in the number of children with type 2 diabetes in the past 10 to 15 years. With growing obesity rates among youth, this trend is likely to continue.

In managing diabetes, the goal is to keep blood glucose levels within the target range recommended by a diabetes health care team (a physician, nurse, dietitian and other professionals involved in diabetes management).

Type 1 diabetes is managed with an individualized meal plan (based on food choices or carbohydrate counting), regular physical activity and insulin, delivered either by injection or pump therapy. Type 2 diabetes is managed with a meal plan that distributes carbohydrate foods throughout the day, encourages weight management and regular physical activity and sometimes requires the use of oral medications and/or insulin.

Whatever type of diabetes is present, regular daily monitoring of blood glucose levels to achieve the target ranges recommended by the diabetes health care team is essential.

The recipes in this cookbook provide nutritional information on such nutrients as carbohydrate, protein, fat and fiber to allow parents and their children to choose foods that fit into their meal plan. This goes a long way toward helping you achieve good blood glucose control.

Since most of the recipes are low in added sugar and fat, they can be enjoyed by any family members -- siblings, parents, grandparents or extended family -- who want to make healthier food choices, whether they have diabetes or not.

When children are young, many families eat simple, child-friendly foods. The recipes in this cookbook have been taste-tested by children and teens, as well as by their parents, relatives and friends. The dishes are tasty, nutritious and easy to make. Many 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 food, nutrition and meal planning. They may also develop an interest in cooking -- an excellent skill to have!

If teens can fend for themselves in the kitchen, parents can be confident that they will be prepared when it comes time for them to move out or go to college.



Meal Planning for Diabetes

  • Beyond the Basics: Meal Planning for Healthy Eating, Diabetes Prevention and Management
  • What is Carbohydrate?
  • How Much Sugar is Okay?
  • Facts on Fiber
  • Carbohydrate Counting
  • Nutritional Considerations When Carbohydrate Counting
  • The Glycemic Index
  • Label Reading and Nutrition Claims
  • Facts on Fat
  • A Note on Sodium
  • Get Moving!
  • For More Information


  • 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 Sides Dishes

  • Carrot Salad
  • Caesar Salad
  • Pasta Salad on a Stick
  • 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-Faced Deli Melts
  • Tuna Melts on Pitas
  • Picnic Hero
  • Meatball Subs
  • Salad 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 Tartar 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 Quesadilas
  • 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 Goodies

  • 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 Delights
  • Fruit on a Cloud
  • Creamy Dreamy Fruit Salad
  • Quick Chocolate Mousse
  • Rocky 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
  • 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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