This Morning's Phil Vickery creates a simple meal plan for those living with diabetes.
Phil Vickery is a resident chef on ITV's This Morning and has also appeared on Saturday Cookbook and Ready Steady Cook. He has won numerous accolades, including a Michelin star at the Castle Hotel in Somerset, is the author of Save Money Good Diet, Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook, Pork and Game, as well as the bestselling Seriously Good! Gluten-free series.
Anyone who has Type 2 Diabetes will know that the prospect of always eating the right foods can be a daunting one. In his new book ‘Diabetes Meal Planner’, Phil Vickery has teamed up with allergen food developer and scientist, Bea Harling, to show that planning what you eat, and having some go-to recipes that you know are good for you, can make life with diabetes so much easier.
'Inside the new book, I have tried to write easy, colourful and tasty recipes that will inspire you to get involved and cook’ . Packed full of easy, colourful and tasty recipes that have been designed to inspire you to plan, make and eat delicious, healthier meals. The tempting dishes offered can be enjoyed by the whole family and range from Braised Aubergines with Spiced Butterbeans and Crispy Garlic to Five Vegetable Curry, Spring Braised Chicken with Little Gem, Peas and Beans, Banana, Oat and Peanut Cookie Balls and Plum Compote.
'We have also taken into consideration shopping, so have kept ingredients to a minimum. Some recipes are very simple. We make no excuse for that – as a wise chef once said to me, ‘The fewer ingredients, the less you can hide.’
'The overriding factor is the need to eat a nutritionally well-balanced diet, keeping an eye on calorie intake if you’re managing your weight [the nutritional values listed under each recipe are per portion]. But it also goes without saying that keeping active is crucial. I’m no doctor, but my brother is, so we often chat about diets, and he stresses the need for a combination of moderate exercise and a balanced diet.’
In addition, Phil and Bea offer weekly sample low-calorie menus for those wanting to lose weight to help manage their diabetes. We have detailed some of the recipes inside the new book, located on the food and drink section.
Having been thoroughly checked and endorsed by Diabetes UK, Diabetes Meal Planner gives anyone living with diabetes the tools to make the right choices and achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Bea Harling BSc is an allergen-free food developer and food scientist who has worked with Phil for many years. She tutors gluten- free baking and cooking workshops
Diabetes Meal Planner
by Phil Vickery
Published by Kyle Books
Out Now - RRP: £22.00
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