give the gift of nutrition this Christmas? Here’s a sampling
of useful books from reliable sources:
Meal Planning & Nutrition for Dummies, Toby Smithson, RDN,
CDE and Alan L. Rubin, MD. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
Simplified meal planning for people with diabetes. Includes
recipes and instructions on how to put simple meals together
that meet diabetes guidelines.
Complete Guide to Carb Counting, 3rd Edition. Hope S. Warshaw,
RD, CDE, and Karmeen Kulkarni, MS, RD, CDE, 2011. Counting
carbohydrates is a valid technique to help people with
diabetes control blood sugars. Written by two registered
dietitians and diabetes educators, this book explains how
sugars and starches can fit healthfully into a diabetes meal
plan. Available through the American Diabetes Association,
Love Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Cookbook, Chris Holechek
Peters, Ulysses Press, 2012. For the vegan and vegetarian on
your list, this handy book features 150 recipes made with
foods from Trader Joe’s. Easy to make recipes such as Great
Green Smoothie and (my favorite) Baked Herbed Garlic Polenta
Fries. Nutrient information is not provided but recipes do
indicate those that fit into the vegan and/or gluten-free
Calories IN Calories OUT Cookbook, Catherine Jones and Elaine
Trujillo, MS, RDN, The Experiment, 2014. For the
calorie-counter on your list, this book features 200
nutrient-rich recipes tailored for busy families and
individuals. Recipes include nutrition information plus
diabetic carb counting/exchanges.
Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd edition, Tricia Thompson, MS, RD,
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2014. A valuable resource
for those with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity.
Information on planning meals with gluten-free foods,
restaurant dining, and ways to avoid cross-contamination in
your home kitchen. Available at www.eatright.org.
Concepts and Controversies, Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer, MS, RD
and Eleanor Noss Whitney, PhD, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning,
2014. For the serious nutrition student on your list. Presents
difficult and often misunderstood nutrition topics within the
realm of solid nutrition science. One of my favorite go-to
Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 5th edition, Nancy
Clark, MS RD, Human Kinetics, 2014. Latest update on this
classic nutrition and sports resource. Features meal planning
and training guides for the serious competitive athlete.
Sports Nutrition, 3rd edition, Suzanne Girard Eberle, MS, RDN,
CSSD. Human Kinetics, 2014. For your favorite marathoner. This
book also includes meal planning ideas for vegetarian athletes
and those with food allergies and intolerances.
Underwear is Shrinking, revised, Jo Ann Hattner and Ann
Coulston and E. Michael Goodkind, BA, 2013. Respected
nutrition professionals have updated one woman's story of how
to eat right, lose weight and win the battle against diabetes.
Includes sample menus and is also available in Spanish.