Trying to clean up your plate? Let A.K. Smiley Public Library help – Redlands Daily Facts

By Diana Lamb

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patients in the care of the human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”— Thomas Edison

There are many good books available which advocate for a diet based on nutrient-dense whole foods for better health.

“The Clean Plate,” by Gwyneth Paltrow (Image courtesy A.K. Smiley Public Library)

Cookbook author, founder and CEO of goop, Gwyneth Paltrow also holds to this philosophy. What sets “The Clean Plate” apart is the inclusion of six different doctor-approved cleanses and over 100 recipes designed to complement them all. These cleanses address concerns many of us share such as heart health, weight loss resistance and adrenal fatigue.

Paltrow interviews each physician followed by a short list of specific foods to avoid and add plus a one-week menu with snacks. Her recipes are free of common food sensitivity triggers like gluten, peanuts, sugars, processed foods and soy. International flavors are plentiful so you can enjoy such dishes as Greek Salad, Miso Soup, Beet Falafel Sliders, Sheet Pan Chicken Curry and Chicken and Zucchini Kefta. Sweet and savory options for breakfast include Chocolate Chia Pudding, smoothies, Sweet Buckwheat Porridge, Seed Cracker with Egg and Avocado plus Breakfast Dal.

“In the United States, one in eight adults has type 2 diabetes or prediabetes (an earlier stage of the disease), and for Americans born after 2000, one in three will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime,” says Dr. Daruish Mozaffarian. As alarming as these statistics are, there is still hope for a healthier life and it begins with food.

“The Complete Diabetes Cookbook” by America’s Test Kitchen contains 400 re-engineered recipes for diabetics, complete with nutritional data and designed to be enjoyed by all. Soups, stews and casseroles are ideal meals right now for our cooler rainy weather. A peek under the lid of that pot on the stove top might reveal Hearty Ten Vegetable Stew, Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup or one of four different kinds of chili. Chicken or Beef Enchiladas, Turkey and Cheese or Spinach Lasagna and Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy hot from the oven are familiar and delicious weeknight dinners. The final chapter titled “Special Treats,” features a select collection of splurge-worthy indulgences. Some of your delectable choices are Apple Cinnamon Rollups which resemble the shape of a rose blossom, Roasted Pears with Cider Sauce, No-Fuss Banana Ice Cream and Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting.

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