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The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook

125+ Nourishing Recipes to Satisfy Every Taste Bud

Published by Health Communications Inc EB
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A delectable plant-based cookbook and eating guide for preventing and managing diabetes and pre-diabetes from award-winning cookbook author and registered dietitian Jackie Newgent.

Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States. More than 11 percent of the population is living with diabetes, and 38 percent of U.S. adults have prediabetes. Diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and lower-limb amputation. Recent research has also shown a connection between diabetes and dementia, hearing loss, and some forms of cancer. Experts point to diet as a key component in preventing and treating diabetes and prediabetes—particularly one featuring fruits and vegetables. That’s where The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook comes in, helping people with diabetes—or at risk for developing it—enjoy more plants. The key word is “enjoy.”

Here, Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN, an award-winning cookbook author and classically-trained chef, offers 100 percent plant-based recipes that are full of flavor with fresh, modern appeal. At the same time, the dishes appeal to all eaters, not just vegetarians. The book is packed with more than 125 recipes, plenty of hearty main dishes, tasty menus, and hundreds of helpful tips. Following today’s current nutrition therapy guidelines, readers can follow a flexible plan without being overly focused on calories, carb-counting, or other strict macronutrient or micronutrient parameters. People with diabetes and prediabetes—and their families and friends—will benefit from the deliciousness The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook brings to the table, and the good health it brings to their lives!

About The Author

Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN, is a plant-forward registered dietitian nutritionist, classically-trained chef, award-winning cookbook author, professional recipe developer, media personality, spokesperson, and food writer. She’s the author of five cookbooks, including The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook and 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes. Jackie is a Forbes Health Advisory Board Member and a private plant-based cooking coach. She has made guest appearances on dozens of television news shows, including Good Morning America. Formerly, Jackie was a healthy cooking instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education and a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her mantra is: Go for great taste; aim for plant-based; try not to waste. She is based in Brooklyn, New York, where she is also co-founder of Peterra Kitchen, a plant-forward pet food company. Jackie is active on social media @jackienewgent and shares plant-based recipes on her blog:

Product Details

  • Publisher: Health Communications Inc EB (October 24, 2023)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780757324833

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Raves and Reviews

"Packed with palate-pleasing, appetite satisfying, kitchen cook friendly recipes for all memorable dining occasions both formal and informal, "The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook" is an important and recommended addition to personal, professional, and community library cookbook collections."

Helen Dumont's Bookshelf, Midwest Book Review

“I am always inspired by Jackie Newgent’s recipes, and this new book takes it to another level with enticing but easy recipes that are perfect for people with prediabetes or diabetes, especially if they're trying to get more vegetables in their life. I want to make them all!”

—Ellie Krieger, MS, RDN, Food Network and PBS host and James Beard award winning cookbook author

“Another wonderful cookbook from Jackie Newgent! Whether you already eat a plant-based diet or simply want to eat more veggies, The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook will be your go-to book! It’s packed with simple, delicious, and flavorful recipes that are perfectly suited for those with diabetes, and amazing for everyone else!”

Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, award-winning nutritionist and health journalist

“Jackie Newgent has done it again with The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook! As a registered dietitian and chef, she offers the best of the best when it comes to nutritious and truly delicious recipes for people with diabetes—and beyond! The cooking tips and strategies she shares are invaluable, too.”

Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN, nationally recognized speaker and author of From Burnout to Balance

“The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook is yet another fantastic resource from Jackie Newgent! As a registered dietitian and chef, Jackie is a true expert at creating recipes that are both delicious and healthful, and she shares valuable nutrition and culinary tips throughout the book. I will be recommending this book to my clients for diabetes management and prevention, and simply for its fantastic plant-based recipes!"

Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD, plant-based sports and performance nutrition specialist

“Jackie is one of my favorite cookbook authors and she hit another home run with this book! Her recipes are doable and delicious. To top it off, this book is sprinkled with nutrition tips and advice to help you substitute ingredients, vary recipes, and learn how to become a better cook. I'll be turning to these recipes on repeat and recommending them to clients with or without diabetes. They're fantastic for plant-based eaters and everyone looking to eat more plants!”

Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nutrition and wellness expert and co-author of Sugar Shock

“I’m always excited to see a new cookbook by Jackie Newgent. In The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook, not only are there creative diabetes-friendly recipes, like Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Skewers, Simple Spice-Rubbed Cauliflower Roast, and Almond Cookie Balls, you get so many healthful cooking strategies and tips ranging from no-nonsense to wow-worthy. And while these recipes are 100% plant-based, they’re satisfying for anyone who wants to eat well without spending hours in the kitchen!”

Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN, author of The Small Change Diet, podcast host of The Keri Report

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