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Exchange Plan books and cookbooks

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Nearly all exchange diet plans, are based on the Exchange Lists produced by The American Diabetes Association and The American Dietetic Association (first developed in the mid 50’s).   Although each exchange plan may recommend a different distribution of exchanges, the foods and quantities making up the specific exchanges are relatively consistent from plan to plan.   As a result, most exchange cookbooks are interchangeable.  When differences are found, they’re relatively easy to “translate” into the modern equivalents.    Occasionally one exchange plan may give the exchanges different names (but the foods within those exchanges are consistent), thus

starch exchange may = bread exchange = carbohydrate exchange

protein exchange = meat exchange

dairy exchange = milk exchange = calcium food exchange

Some older exchange systems differentiate between leafy veggies and starchy veggies (in modern exchanges a starchy vegetable would be a “bread” or “starch” exchange).  Also, in some older programs proteins are subdivided into very lean, medium lean, and fatty meats/protein servings (in modern exchanges a very lean protein = 1 protein serving.  A medium lean protein =  1 protein.  A fatty meat = 1 protein, 2 fat. 

To date, the DASH diet is the only exchange plan I have found that deviates significantly from other exchange plans, though translation is still fairly straightforward (you just have to use a tiny bit of math).

In the DASH diet, a meat/protein serving is equivalent to 3 protein exchanges in other programs .  So when “translating” DASH recipes into the more common exchange equivalents, 1 protein (DASH) = 3 proteins in other exchange systems.  The DASH diet also has a nut exchange, but 1 nut exchange is = to 2 fat exchanges.

 I’ve begun compiling a list of exchange plan program and recipe books that I want to read and review (and probably own).  As I am able to, I will include my reviews of the books I have read from this list.  Many of these books will be currently out-of-print, but may be available through interlibrary loan, used book stores, and online book sellers.  I can’t vouch for any of the books I’ve included that I haven’t yet read.  I can’t guarantee that the exchange information is accurate or universal in any of these books, but I’ve had good luck with the ones I’ve found so far (Bear with this list, it will be a work in progress for some time).  This will probably never be a complete list, as there are hundreds, if not thousands of books that include exchange information.

Exchanges for All Occasions by Marion J. Franz

The Diabetic’s Brand-name Food Exchange Handbook  by Clara G. Schneider

The Official Pocket Guide to Diabetic Exchanges by American Diabetes Association

Betty Crocker’s Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3 by Betty Crocker Editors (Hardcover - Feb 15, 2003)

 

 

The Best Life Diet Revised and Updated by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey (Paperback - Dec 30, 2008)

The Best Life Diet Cookbook: More than 175 Delicious, Convenient, Family-Friendly Recipes by Bob Greene (Hardcover - Dec 30, 2008)

 

Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking: A Full Year of Simple, Menus and Easy Recipes by Lara Rondinelli and Jennifer Bucko (Paperback - Dec 10, 2004)

The Diabetic Gourmet Cookbook: More Than 200 Healthy Recipes from Homestyle Favorites to Restaurant Classics by Editors of The Diabetic Gourmet magazine (Paperback - May 21, 2004)

You Don’t Have to be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook: 250 Amazing Dishes for People With Diabetes and Their Families and Friends by Andrew Friedman and Tom Valenti (Paperback - Jun 1, 2009)

Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies (For Dummies (Cooking)) by Alan L. Rubin MD, Chef Denise Sharf, and Alison G. Acerra RD (Paperback - Aug 8, 2005)

The Joslin Diabetes Quick and Easy Cookbook: 200 Recipes for 1 to 4 People by Bonnie Polin Frances Giedt (Paperback - Nov 17, 1998)
Complete Diabetic Cookbook: Healthy, Delicious Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy by Mary Jane Finsand, Karin Cadwell Ph.D. R.N., and Edith White (Hardcover - Jan 10, 2003)

Month of Meals: Ethnic Delights by American Diabetes Association

 

Month of Meals: Old-Time Favorites by American Diabetes Association

Month of Meals: Vegetarian Pleasures by American Diabetes Association

Month of Meals: All-American Fare by American Diabetes Association

Month of Meals: Soul Food by Roniece Weaver

Month of Meals, Quick & Easy Menus for People with Diabetes: Classic Cooking by American Diabetes Association

Month of Meals, Quick & Easy Menus for People with Diabetes: Classic Cooking by American Diabetes Association

 

Richard Simmons

The Richard Simmons Farewell to Fat Cookbook: Homemade in the U. S. A by Richard Simmons (Paperback - Sep 1999)

Richard Simmons Food Mover Cookbook by Lynn Hamlin (Spiral-bound - 1999)

Richard Simmons Deal-A-Meal Cookbook by Edouard Ouellette (Spiral-bound - 1989)
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Exchange Cookbook for Diabetic and Weight Control Programs by Pamela G. Barbour and Norman G. Spivey

 

Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Diabetic Cookbook: Stove-Top and Oven Recipes-For Everyone! by Phyllis Pellman Good and American Diabetes Association

 

 

JoAnna Lund Healthy Exchanges Cookbooks (there are many more titles than those I’ve listed). 

     My mother and I have about half a dozen of JoAnna Lund’s books between us, and I’ve borrowed several from the library.  Her recipes are a bit old-fashioned (in my opinion) and rely heavily on  brand-name,  processed  foods and food products.   A lot of out-of-a can, bottle, or jar ingredients.    All in all, I’d give the author’s books as a group a grade of C, good but not extraordinary.  On their own (if you’re only going to buy one of the author’s books), I’d give a more positive endorsement.  However, I’ve often been disappointed in buying one of her books, for which she promises on the cover ”all new recipes” only to find a large number of recipes that are nearly identical to recipes in previous (or sometimes even the same) book.

Changing an ingredient or two really isn’t a “new recipe,” in my book (but my book has never been published, either).  Definitely worth picking up in a thrift store, garage sale or on amazon.com. 

     Fast, Cheap, and Easy: 100 Original Recipes That Make the Cooking as Much Fun as the Eating by JoAnna M. Lund (Hardcover - Jan 2000)

     Cooking Healthy Across America by Joanna M. Lund and Barbara Alpert (Hardcover - Sep 2000)

     Pizza Anytime: A Healthy Exchanges Cookbook (Healthy Exchanges Cookbooks) by JoAnna M. Lund and Barbara Alpert (Paperback - Feb 6, 2007)

     The Diabetic’s Healthy Exchanges Cookbook (Healthy Exchanges Cookbooks) by JoAnna M. Lund

    The Diabetic’s Healthy Exchanges Cookbook (Healthy Exchanges Cookbooks) by JoAnna M. Lund

     Cooking for Two (Healthy Exchanges Cookbook) by JoAnna M. Lund and Barbara Alpert

     A Potful of Recipes by JoAnna M. Lund and Barbara Alpert

     The Open Road Cookbook by JoAnna M. Lund and Barbara Alpert

     30 Minutes to Mealtime: A Healthy Exchanges Cookbook (Healthy Exchanges Cookbooks) by JoAnna M. Lund and Barbara Alpert

     Healthy Exchanges Sensational Smoothies by JoAnna M. Lund and Barbara Alpert

     Cooking Healthy with Soy (Healthy Exchanges Cookbook) by JoAnna M. Lund and Barbara Alpert

     The Healthy Exchanges Diabetic Desserts Cookbook by JoAnna M. Lund and Barbara Alpert

  

Weight Watcher’s cookbooks published prior to 1997 (there are dozens and dozens of these, there are many, many more than I have listed here)

     Weight Watchers Quick Start Plus Program Cookbook: Including Personal Choice Food Selections by Jean; Weight Watchers International Nidetch (Paperback - 1990)

     Weight Watchers Quick Success Program Cookbook (Plume) by Jean Nidetch (Paperback - Jul 1, 1990)

     Weight Watchers Quick Start Plus Program Cookbook (Including Personal Choice Food Selections) by Jean Nidetch and Weight Waters International

     Weight Watchers New 365 Day Menu Cookbook: Complete Meals for Every Day of the Year by Weight Watchers and Inc Staf Weight Watchers Internati (Hardcover - Jul 1, 1996)

     Weight Watchers Quick and Easy Menu Cookbook (Plume) by Weight Watchers International (Paperback - Mar 30, 1989)

     Weight Watchers’ Favorite Homestyle Recipes: 250 Prize-Winning Recipes from Weight Watchers Members and Staff by Weight Watchers International (Hardcover - Jan 1, 1993)

     Weight Watchers Dessert Classics: 150 Indulgent Ways to End a Meal by Weight Watchers (Paperback - 1995)

     Weight Watchers Magazine: Low-Calorie Desserts by Linda (editor) Konner (Paperback - 1985)

     Weight Watchers Slim Ways Mexican by Weight Watchers (Hardcover - 1963)

     Weight Watchers Cooking For One Classics: Over 150 Single Serve Recipes (Paperback - 1995)

     Weight Watchers Healthy Life-Style Cookbook (Plume) by Weight Watchers International (Paperback - Feb 1, 1992)

     The 500 All-new Irresistible Recipes Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook & Program Basics - Year-round Recipe Bonus by Weight Watchers (Hardcover - 1994)

     Fast & Fabulous Cookbook (Weight Watchers) by Smithmark Publishing and Inc Staf Weight Watchers Internati (Hardcover - May 1996)

     Weight Watchers Simply Light Cooking: 250 Recipes from the Kitchens of Weight Watchers by Weight Watchers International (Paperback - Sep 1, 1993)

     Weight Watchers Meals in Minutes Cookbook by Inc. Staff Weight Watchers International (Hardcover - May 1, 1996)

     Weight Watchers Favorite Recipes: Over 280 Winning Dishes from Weight Watchers Members and Staff by Guy Powers (Hardcover - May 1996)

     WEIGHT WATCHERS SMART CHOICE RECIPE COLLECTION by Weight Watchers (Hardcover - 1992)

     Weight Watchers Fast and Fabulous Cookbook, Based on the 1984 Full Exchange Plan, Hundred of Delicious Recipes That Can be Prepared in an Hour or Less by Weight Watchers (Hardcover - Jan 1, 1983)

     Weight Watcher’s Magazine Budget Classics by Editors of Weight Watchers Magazine (Paperback - 1995)

The Best of Weight Watchers Magazine 1980 paperback by Unknown (Paperback - 1980)

Richard Simmons Never-Say-Diet Cookbook by Richard Simmons (Paperback - May 1, 1983)