Diabetes Friendly Holiday Dishes

Find holiday dishes appropriate for diabetes:

"Looking for diabetes-friendly recipes for the holiday season? Or need a gift idea? The American Diabetes Association offers an array of cookbooks for those with the condition, which affects one in 10 Americans. USA TODAY asked a diabetes doctor, a dietitian and a diabetes patient to test some of the recipes; they talk about what hit the spot — or not.

The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook By Amy Riolo ($19.95)

Lots of colorful, fresh ingredients. Delish, homey weeknight recipes as well as pretty-to-serve-up-for-company fare, such as Southern French-style herb-roasted turkey.

The dish on the dishes:

•White Bean and Tomato Soup: "Soooo easy to make and very tasty," says Mayo's Menzel, who could not find no-salt tomato puree so used the lowest available and added no extra salt. Rinsing and draining the beans can lessen salt by about 40%, she adds.

The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook: The Whole Food Approach to Great Taste and Healthy Eating($18.95)"

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