National Nutrition Month Day 13: The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook

National Nutrition Month Day 13: The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook



Healthy and delicious diabetes recipes aren’t always easy to find. For day 13 of National Nutrition Month, this must-have cookbook from Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN features tons of delicious diabetic recipes, which is tasty for any non-diabetics. Any of Jackie’s amazing cookbooks are a perfect addition to healthy cookbook collection and this cookbook is no different. Jackie was kind enough to share her Spring Asparagus Stir-Fry recipe, which will be perfect for my future sister-in-law to whip up during a busy weeknight!


Spring Asparagus Stir-Fry


Spring Asparagus Stir-Fry
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1 rounded cup

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 7 minutes

2 tablespoons naturally brewed reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey or coconut nectar
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed, cut on diagonal into 2-inch-long pieces
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, roasted or toasted

1. Stir together the soy sauce and honey in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. (Reduce the heat if the oil begins to smoke.) Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
3. Add the thick-stemmed asparagus pieces and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the thin-stemmed asparagus pieces and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the aspara¬gus tips and stir-fry until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes.
4. Add the soy sauce-honey mixture and cook while tossing to fully coat the asparagus, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with salt. Transfer the asparagus with any remaining sauce to a serving bowl, sprinkle with the sesame seeds, and serve.

Choices/Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat Per Serving: calories 70, calories from fat 25, total fat 3g, saturated fat 0g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 350mg, potassium 280mg, total carbohydrate 10g, dietary fiber 2g, sugars 6g, protein 3g, phosphorus 75mg

©2015 by Jacqueline A. Newgent, RDN. From The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. To order this book, please call 1-800-232-6733 FREE or order online at

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