Cookbooks tend to become shelf clutter because most make it difficult to plan a week’s or even a full day’s worth of meals. One of the reasons I like the new American Diabetes Association cookbook, called Complete Month of Meals Collection is because of how it’s put together — recipe cards are held in a spiral binder and stacked for each meal of the day.
So you can flip through breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes and plan your day, or week if you want, making shopping easier and cutting down on food waste in the process.
The recipe cards are easy to understand, clearly listing ingredients on the front side and nutrition info for each dish on the back.
While the recipes are formulated with diabetics in mind, I found they generally did pretty well on holding down salt content too.
The saltiest lunch item I saw is a veggie pizza. A seafood casserole was a high-salt dinner item with 460 mgs per serving. My feeling is no one eats just one serving of anything, so I usually assume two servings to get a truer picture of salt content.
Following the recipe card section are the recipes in more detail and with photos to help guide you. I’m looking forward to giving this a try and making it one cookbook I actually use regularly instead of just leaving on ym cookbook shelves.