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Chefs Celebrate American Diabetes Month

Celebrity chefs share their tips for healthy eating

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November is American Diabetes Month®, a time to focus attention on diabetes awareness and to recognize the efforts that people make to manage diabetes. For those at risk for type 2, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) also encourages people to make the healthy choices we know can prevent or delay the development of the condition. This year, the spotlight is on fantastically good-for-you food and the planning, shopping, and prepping tips that will help you enjoy it.

Barbara Seelig-Brown
Photograph by Cathy Miller

Barbara Seelig-Brown adds healthy twists to traditional favorites. She’s the host of TV’s Stress Free Cooking and author of several cookbooks, including the recently released Secrets of Healthy Cooking: A Guide to Simplifying the Art of Heart Healthy and Diabetic Cooking.
Must-See Recipe:  Crunchy Quinoa-Stuffed Zucchini

Aviva Goldfarb
Photograph by Mary Gardella

Aviva Goldfarb has solutions for weeknight meals. As founder of the dinner-planning service The Six O’Clock Scramble, she focuses on quick and easy family recipes. Her ADA cookbook, Six O’Clock Scramble Meal Planner: A Year of Quick, Delicious Meals to Help You Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Promote Heart Health and Weight Loss, will be available on Feb. 9, 2016. Must-See Recipe: Honey Dijon Chicken

Ingrid Hoffman

Ingrid Hoffmann brings the flavors and traditions of Latin America to life. The star of the Food Network’s Simply Delicioso and, en Español, Telefutura/Univision’s Delicioso says forget dieting—feel the power of making healthy choices.
Must-See Recipe: Mojito Sweeties Mash

Ronaldo Linares
Ronaldo Linares

Ronaldo Linares brings the zing of the Caribbean to fresh, authentic dishes that are a fusion of his Cuban-Columbian heritage. This former U.S. Marine is a classically trained chef and restaurateur. His cookbook, Chef Ronaldo’s Sabores de Cuba: Diabetes-Friendly Traditional and Nueva Cubano Cuisine, will be available on May 10, 2016.
Must-See Recipe: Seared Scallops With Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN
Photograph by Clifton Parker

Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN, takes an all-natural approach to healthy cooking. Her whole foods–based recipes are full flavored and true to the philosophy that “fresh is best.” Newgent is the award-winning cookbook author of the newly updated The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook: The Whole Foods Approach to Great Taste and Healthy Eating.
Must-See Recipe: Spring Asparagus Stir-Fry

American Diabetes Month

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