Cook Well, Stay Well with Parkinson’s Disease (E-Book)

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Cook Well, Stay Well with Parkinson's Disease – SuperFoods for People with Parkinson's, by Kathrynne Holden, M.S., R.D.

Foreword by Gerald McIntosh, M.D.

221 pages

 “(This) book should be, will be, on the shelf of everyone with PD, everyone who entertains someone with PD, everyone who wants to know what a person with PD should eat – and how it should be prepared.”– Abraham Lieberman, M.D., Medical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation

Now YOU can manage PD diet-related concerns!


Cook Well, Stay Well With Parkinson's Disease is designed for people with Parkinson's and their families. Written by a registered dietitian who specializes in the nutrition needs unique to Parkinson's, this book features delicious recipes that are rich in the nutrients most needed by those with PD.

Great Recipes – like Burgers Dijon; Mexican Lime Rice; Mediterranean Fettuccine with Shrimp and Spinach; Tuscan Bean Soup; Ratatouille on a Couch; Cinnamon Applesauce Squares – will tempt the appetites of families and friends, at home, potlucks, and even picnics.

Savory snacks — can help those who have lost weight without meaning to.

Delicious smoothies and soups — for those who have difficulty chewing.

Many recipes are designed around the PD “Super Foods” — those rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids, and other substances particularly needed by those with PD. Vegetable oils highest in antioxidants; flax seed, turmeric, yogurt, honey, and other foods with properties that can help fight the nausea, constipation, bloating, and other effects of PD.

Information includes: 

  • “Getting Started” – explains common concerns and examines foods that have special importance in PD
  • “Tips for Success” – helpful hints that can make food preparation and meal timing easier; includes suggestions for appliances that can cut preparation time 
  • “What's great about this recipe?” Recipes are clearly marked so you can locate special features quickly and easily
  • Menu templates – one-day meal plans that you can use to design your own special menus 

Sample Recipe:

Nutty Chicken Salad
Servings: 4

This salad is substantial enough for a light main dish. It's full of heart-protective nuts and seeds, which also increase the fiber. Serve with whole-grain bread or rolls and a glass of fruit juice.

Dressing:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup sunflower oil
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 (10 ounce) can chunk white chicken, drained and broken into chunks
1/2 cup celery, diced 1/4″
3 green onions with 2″ of green tops, sliced
1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1/3 cup walnut halves, toasted
2 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped

In small bowl, whisk together sugar, paprika, mustard, salt, wine vinegar, oil, and poppy seeds. Set aside. In large bowl, mix together chicken, celery, and green onions. Pour dressing over chicken mixture and toss gently to mix. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. At serving time, mix chicken mixture with sesame seeds, walnuts, and lettuce.

A recipe matrixNutrition information per serving: 390 calories, 20 g carbohydrates, 20 g protein, 20 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 3 g fiber. Good source of vits. B1, folate, biotin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, chromium, fiber.

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