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Old 04-05-2016, 23:03   #1
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After doing limited preliminary research, Iíve found there are scads of diabetic diet recipes available here as well as from countless other internet sources. In addition to that, there are also countless different diabetic diet cookbooks--of which some sound good and others donít.

My question... Is it even worth investing in diabetic diet cookbooks or will getting recipes from internet research probably be adequate?

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After doing limited preliminary research, Iíve found there are scads of diabetic diet recipes available here as well as from countless other internet sources. In addition to that, there are also countless different diabetic diet cookbooks--of which some sound good and others donít.

My question... Is it even worth investing in diabetic diet cookbooks or will getting recipes from internet research probably be adequate?
Great question! I think it depends on what you can afford. Before I invest, I like having a reference from someone I trust. You're right, there are so many resources on the internet to be copied and printed or put in your tablet, (a personal preference) I want that cookbook to be loaded with recipes that I'm going to like. I don't buy too many cook books but when I do, I put them on my ipad and use that in the kitchen.

Maybe some of the good folks here have some favorites they can point us to. Blogs are a good source also.

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I have a couple Low Carb cookbooks that have some things I like. I personally would not buy a Diabetic Diet cookbook because it is most likely based on ADA info. You can google low carb recipes for practically any dish you would want to make. Our recipes sub-forum is loaded with great recipes too!

Dana Carpender has several good lc cookbooks and Jimmy Moore just released one with Maria Emmerich that is lc and keto. It is great!!

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I'd say, "Save your money." If it's something published "for diabetics", then it'll be loaded with carby foods. There are actually a few low-carb cookbooks in my local library and I checked them all out. I have bought a couple low-carb cookbooks as well. But, truth be told, when I want something I usually just go on the internet and search for low-carb ____whatever___ and lots of options come up.

And I have made good use of the recipe section here.

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Don't forget there's "keto" recipes out there.

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Right! And many Paleo recipes, especially main dishes and vegetables are LCHF. (desserts usually have honey, so not for us diabetics)

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Paleo also allows fruit and roots so you will have to check with your meter but it can be a good place to start.

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OK... “Diabetic diet” vs. low-carb vs. paleo vs. LCHF vs. keto... Yikes! I’m glad I didn’t just go blowing $$ on whatever sounded good in Amazon. I think it’ll be prudent for me to work with recipes I can find online until I have a better handle on what I want, need and should be doing.

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There are so many great low-carb recipes online, but Linda's Low Carb is a sentimental favorite of mine, maybe because it was the first one I hit, the recipes are very easy and quite decent.

The best cookbook I've ever had is self-created. I print out the recipe I'm going to try, and if I like it, it (usually - this is the weak-link step) makes it into a binder. The great advantage to this, is you can put so many of the recipes from this forum in it

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Wazood..........Check your private messages, I sent you a link to some freebies.

Moderators......Are we allowed to post links here in the forum?

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