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Diabetes runs in my family. It can be overwhelming, and one of the biggest lifestyle changes are those that need to be made to your diet. My Grandma had diabetes for years and never fully adjusted to the dietary changes she had to make. Some people are afraid of missing out on favorite foods, in some cases fried foods. Air frying is growing in popularity because it’s better for you than traditional frying. The Easy Air Fryer Cookbook would be a great gift for anyone with diabetes as it will help them have many more food choices.
Chapters in The Easy Air Fryer Cookbook are:
- Diabetes Nutrition
- quick Cooking for Healthy Living
- Appetizers and Snacks
- Breakfast and Such
- Fish and Seafood
- Meat and Poultry
- Vegetables and Sides
- Vegetarian Main Dishes and Whole Grains
- Author: Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 1 edition (October 29, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 158040703X
- ISBN-13: 978-1580407038
- Purchase on Amazon
The great Maya Angelou once said: “The best comfort foods will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.” And she wasn’t wrong! But, while comforting, fried foods have never been healthy foods…until now.
The air fryer has revolutionized home-cooked comfort foods! This innovative kitchen appliance allows you to make your favorite fried foods—like crunchy fried chicken or crispy French fries—without the mess of a pot of hot oil or the addition of tons of extra fat. The air fryer has revolutionized home-cooked fried foods. By using up to 75% less fat than traditional frying methods, they’ve made foods once strictly off-limits to use accessible and enjoyable for the whole family. And with The Easy air fryer cookbook arriving on bookshelves just in time for the holidays, it’s going to be a very happy, healthy, and mouthwateringly good season for all!
The Easy Air Fryer Cookbook helps you make the most of your air fryer with 80 delicious (and healthy!) recipes for every meal. In addition to healthy versions of your favorite fried dishes, you’ll also find delicious recipes such as:
Sunday Morning French Toast
Diner-Style Pork Chops
Crisp Parmesan Broccoli Florets
Pecan Baked Apples
Southwestern Egg Rolls
Nashville Hot Chicken
Best of all, every single recipe has been customized to meet the nutrition guidelines established by the American Diabetes Association and include nutrition facts to make meal planning easy. Who knew diabetes-friendly cooking could be this indulgent?
About the Author
Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss, also know as the The Electrified Cooks, are food writers and consultants, cookbook authors, bloggers (wwwpluggedintocooking.com), and culinary educators who love to share their passion for cooking. As close friends and colleagues, they use their culinary experience and expertise to help others prepare delicious, easy family meals.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association® and its mission are CONNECTED FOR LIFE®. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish.
Here’s a recipe from the cookbook, excerpted with permission from the publisher.
Sweet Potato Fries
SERVES: 3 | SERVING SIZE: ABOUT 1⁄2–3⁄4 CUP | PREP TIME: 8 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 15–17 MINUTES
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- 2 medium (9–10-ounce) sweet potatoes, not peeled, cut into thin sticks about 1⁄4×1⁄4× 3 inches
- Nonstick cooking spray
1 In a small bowl, stir together the garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper; set aside.
2 Put the sweet potato sticks in the air fryer basket, stacking loosely. Spray with nonstick cooking spray for 1 second. Set the temperature to 400°F and air fry for 15–17 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked and the edges are crisp and brown. Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes, and spray midway through cooking with nonstick cooking spray for 1 second. Immediately sprinkle the hot fries with the seasoning mixture.
CHOICES/EXCHANGES: 2 Starch
BASIC NUTRITIONAL VALUES: Calories 140 | Calories from Fat 10 |Total Fat 1.0 g | Saturated Fat 0.1 g | Trans Fat 0.0 g |Cholesterol 0 mg |Sodium 250 mg |Potassium 710 mg |Total Carbohydrate 31 g |Dietary Fiber 5 g | Sugars 10 g |Protein 3 g |Phosphorus 80 mg