The National Aboriginal Diabetes Association is asking for recipe submissions for our inaugural Indigenous Healthy Eating Recipe Book for the Prevention and Maintenance of Diabetes. The book will be free-of-charge to readers, and therefore, the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association is not in a position to remunerate for recipe submissions. Recipes will be credited to the contributor and contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the book.
The book will showcase Indigenous cuisines of Turtle Island that promote the traditions of the Peoples they represent; recipes that feature and show respect for ingredients from Mother Earth and her creatures, acknowledging the power that food has in our lives. This recipe book will respond to the nutritional needs of Indigenous Peoples with pre-diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.
To this end, the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association is asking for healthy recipes that encourage weight loss through healthy eating or provide options for a healthy diet that can assist those with diabetes in maintaining their health through more nutritious foods. Recipes will help people with diabetes eat healthy and manage their blood glucose.
The National Aboriginal Diabetes Association encourages the concept of a diabetes diet, which means eating a range of nutritious foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes – a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in fat and added sugar, and moderate in calories. Healthy eating is crucial to the prevention and control of diabetes.
We’re looking for recipes that increase the benefits of eating healthier – weight loss, improved mood, higher levels of energy, and an improved sense of well-being. Recipes that include healthy carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes & pulses (beans, peas and lentils), and low-fat dairy products, as well as recipes with dietary fibre-rich foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (beans, peas and lentils), whole-wheat flour and wheat bran. For people with Type 2 diabetes, large amounts of fibre can contribute to glycemic control and reduce hyperinsulinemia.
We’d also like to see recipes that include heart-healthy fish like cod, tuna, halibut, salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and bluefish, and recipes containing moderate amounts of “healthy”, unsaturated fats such as avocados, almonds, pecans, walnuts, olives, and canola, olive and peanut oils, which will help lower cholesterol levels, as well as omega-3 fatty acids from salmon, tuna, walnuts, and flaxseeds.
We kindly ask that recipes be submitted by May 2, 2016.