Grow It, Make It, Fake It
Diabetes Forecast Offers “Do It Yourself” Tips to Better Eating
These days the quest for good health is in full swing, and we all want to eat better, know what ingredients are in our foods – and still have something in our wallets. The June issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, features a special food section with three do-it-yourself areas: grow it, make it and fake it. Complete with mouthwatering photos and recipes, this special section is sure to help you find new and delicious projects that you can call your own.
Grow it! Did you know that the best-tasting food can come straight from your yard -- or even your patio or balcony? Diabetes Forecast turns to backyard and urban gardening experts to provide you with the essential information for getting started. “Some people have such a big vision of what they want their garden to be,” says Julie Thomson-Adolf, owner of the South Carolina company Garden Delights. “Start small so you don’t get frustrated.” From sun to soil and seeds to schedules, this feature – complete with recipes for your garden-fresh return – will inspire you to get your hands dirty!
Make it! What’s the difference between homemade crackers and store-bought ones? A whole lot of syllables! Avoid the tongue-twisting ingredients listed on the packaging, and take control over what goes in the foods you eat. You can also make adjustments to fit your dietary needs and taste buds. Diabetes Forecast provides you with some simple recipes for homemade goods, including barbecue sauce, granola, crackers, nut butter (peanut, almond, hazelnut or whatever you prefer!), popsicles, and chicken, beef or fish stock. This also includes a bonus feature with steps for canning foods at home.
Fake it! Need to put together a meal that looks like a million bucks but only costs a few? Try these recipes out and turn your home into a four-star restaurant with little work involved.
- Four-Mushroom Salad: Summer brings a bounty of inexpensive mushroom varieties, which are delightfully showcased in this elegant medley.
- Shrimp-Stuffed Flounder: Fill and rolled, these fillets become a restaurant-worthy entrée – except the price.
- Double-Strawberry Meringues: One of the great things about meringues is how impressive they can look but how easy they really are to make. Dress this one up with a swirl of whipped topping or a sprig of mint or basil.
With all the photos, recipes and tips in the June issue of Diabetes Forecast, making the changes necessary to take control of what you eat has never been easier.
This issue of Diabetes Forecast also includes an inspirational story about Malika Bey – the mother of four children, an employee at three jobs, a person living with type 2 diabetes, and the captain of a team in the Philadelphia Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes event. “As a diabetic, sometimes you feel like you’re the only one,” she says. “But then [at Step Out] you realize, wow, look at everybody. It’s nice to know you’re part of something bigger than you feel.”
The June issue also includes information on other topics, including:
- Sweet Smarts: Watching blood glucose for health
- Double Duty: Treating diabetes and depression at the same time
- Joining Forces: An American Diabetes Association network attorney helps remove legal obstacles to good health
Diabetes Forecast has been America's leading diabetes magazine for more than 60 years, offering the latest news on diabetes research and treatment to provide information, inspiration and support to people with diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. 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, our 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 these sources is available in English and Spanish.