Christmas is literally right around the corner and if you’re in need of an idea or two as to what to get that special person, here’s some ideas from the Diabetic Lifestyle site.
Here’s ten nifty suggestions for someone who has diabetes and does the cooking, or is the person responsible for preparing diabetic meals for someone else, or just someone trying to stay on a trim and fit diet.
- A digital roasting thermometer with preset temperatures for 15 different kinds of meat or poultry that alert you when the item is done (or nearly done).
- A food processor that chops, slices, shreds, and purees, making these time-consuming preparation tasks quick and easy.
- A nickel-plated steel cookbook holder with an acrylic splash guard that keeps cookbooks neatly displayed at your preferred reading angle while you’re cooking.
- A stainless steel rolling mincer for chopping a handful of fresh herbs or a clove of garlic.
- An electronic food scale for weighing foods. Some models are pre-programmed to give you nutritional values for more than 1,000 foods, and keeps running totals over a period of time for tracking calories, fat grams, carbs, and more.
- A fat separator for sauces and gravy that separates the fat from the pan juices in seconds.
- Tupperware food storage containers, seasoning blends, and knife sets. Many containers go from freezer to microwave for cooking and then to the table for serving. Order from our Diabetic Supply Store.
- Silicone spatulas that won’t crack, chip, or lose their shape while withstanding temperatures up to 450°F. Great for making omelets and scrambled eggs.
- A programmable crockpot that allows you to cook delicious meals (without additional fat) while you’re away from home.
- One of our cookbooks from our Book Store: The Joslin Diabetes Great Chefs Cook Healthy (delicious diabetic recipes from some of the best chefs in the world), The Joslin Diabetes Healthy Carbohydrate Cookbook (more than 200 fabulous ways to cook foods with carbohydrate and no animal protein), The Joslin Quick and Easy Cookbook (more than 200 yummy recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner-mostly for two servings), and The Joslin Diabetes Gourmet Cookbook (more than 500 outstanding recipes for family and friends).