Eat Well, America!℠ This Holiday Season with Delicious Recipes from Diabetes Forecast

Alexandria, Virginia
November 12, 2015

Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, has released its Holiday Food Issue, which features delicious harvest-time recipes for the season. The rustic, natural foods recipes build on this year's theme for American Diabetes Month, Eat Well, America!℠. Recipes developed by Robyn Webb, MS, LN, include lemon-garlic Cornish hens, butternut squash with spinach and almonds, and pumpkin-vanilla pudding. Here&'s a superfood side dish to try:

Recipe by Robyn Webb© 2015 American Diabetes Association
Kale-Walnut Salad
Serves: 10
Serving Size: 1 cup
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes

1 large bunch (I lb) fresh kale with stems trimmed and discarded, washed and patted dry
2-1/2 TBS walnut or olive oil
1-1/2 TBS balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp sugar
1/2 small red onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
1 medium red pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
2 TBS toasted walnuts

  1. Place the kale in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together the oil, vinegar, salt, black pepper, and sugar. Add the dressing to the kale and, using your hands, gently massage the kale with the dressing to tenderize the kale. Cover the bowl and marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes.
  2. Add the onion, red pepper, and walnuts to the kale mixture. Toss gently before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories 60, Total Fat 4.5 g (Sat. Fat 0.4 g), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 65 mg, Potassium 185 mg, Total Carbohydrate 5 g (Fiber 1 g, Sugars 2 g), Protein 2 g, Phosphorus 35 mg. Choices: Nonstarchy Vegetable 1, Fat 1

The November/December issue also features:

Evelyn Schommer, an active Association Youth Ambassador, had an idea to meet others who do amazing things while having diabetes after appearing on the cover of Diabetes Forecast in January 2012. She challenged celebrities, including Bret Michaels, Sam Fuld, Dr. Natalie Strand, and most recently Nick Jonas, to swap signed Diabetes Forecast covers with her! Be sure to check out her journey.

Also in this issue of Diabetes Forecast:

  • Living History: Celebrate the Association's 75th anniversary with a stroll down memory lane. Learn about pop culture in diabetes, the first test strips, entertainers living with diabetes and other historical facts. The online version includes a printable full-color timeline of diabetes history.
  • Equal Opportunity: People of all shapes and backgrounds can develop type 2 diabetes and live well. Read about four people living with type 2 diabetes who are thriving and doing great things in their community.
  • Microbiome: Have you heard about the microbiome? These gut microorganisms—some friendly, some foes—are important factors in human health. Research shows that people with fewer species of bacteria are more likely to be obese and have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • The Gum Guide explains good dental habits and how to spot and get help for the two main gum diseases.
  • Glucose Rising discusses over-the-counter medicines that may drive a spike in your blood glucose levels.
  • Repeat After Me talks about how to boost your workouts with high-intensity training and what to wear for winter workouts.

Diabetes Forecast has been America's leading diabetes magazine for more than 65 years, offering the latest news on diabetes research and treatment to provide information, inspiration and support to people with diabetes.

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)