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Focus on diabetes.

Finding healthy and delicious recipes that feature antioxidant-rich vegetables, dietary fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids--important ingredients in the daily diet, especially for individuals with type 2 diabetes--remains a challenge for today's busy chefs. The recent cookbook Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking from the American Diabetes Association offers a full year of delicious menus and user-friendly recipes the entire family will enjoy.

This unique cookbook provides month-by-month, even day-by-day meal plans and recipes. The menus also feature weekly grocery lists to help busy homemakers save time (and money). Menus include healthy portions of omega-3-rich foods, such as fresh salmon, that help reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

According to the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful. Studies demonstrate that people at high risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease significantly by losing a modest amount of weight through dietary modification and regular exercise.

The salmon recipe that follows is a sample from the cookbook's quick, tasty, and healthy menu ideas that help take the guesswork out of year-round food plans.
Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Makes 4 servings

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black
 4 salmon fillets
 (4 oz. each)
 1 teaspoon sesame oil
 Cooking spray
 2 teaspoons canola oil

In medium bowl, combine flour, sesame seeds, salt,
and pepper. Brush one side of each fillet with
sesame oil. Press oiled side of fish into sesame
mixture. Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking
spray. Heat canola oil with medium-high heat.
Place salmon fillets crust-side down into hot pan.
Cook on both sides 3-4 minutes.

Per Serving:

Calories: 282

Total Fat: 17 gm

Cholesterol: 77 mg

Carbohydrate: 6 gm

Sugars: 1 gm

Calories from Fat: 149

Saturated Fat: 5 gm

Sodium: 280 mg

Dietary Fiber: 1 gm

Protein: 26 gm

Diabetic Exchange: 5 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat, 1/2 carbohydrate
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Title Annotation:Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking
Publication:Medical Update
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Date:Mar 1, 2005
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