Giveaway: The Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook by Toby Amidor

March 13, 2020

Create-Your-Plate Cookbook

Disclosure: A book will be provided for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

Everyone has a busy schedule and we all want to make healthy meals for ourselves and family. But, sometimes we create the same old dishes and get stuck in a rut. That is why I love flipping through cookbooks, all kinds of cookbooks. And, for friends with dietary issues, like diabetes, I like to research and offer easy nutritionally-rich meals and snacks without any worry. That is why I love this cookbook, it has great ideas, tips and examples for delicious healthy recipes from breakfast to soups, to side dishes, main dishes and more!

In THE CREATE-YOUR-PLATE DIABETES COOKBOOK, best-selling cookbook author Toby Amidor demonstrates how to build perfectly-portioned meals with a healthy balance of vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates with nothing more than a dinner plate.

Each recipe in this book was designed by the author to meet the nutrition guidelines of the American Diabetes Association, so we can create meals with confidence knowing we are preparing flavorful and nutritious meals.

The Create-Your-Plate Cookbook includes 125 mix-and-match recipes to choose from, full of great ideas for easy, delicious meals the whole family will enjoy, like:

Avocado Toast with Turkey Bacon
Mediterranean Stuffed Pitas
Cinnamon Roasted Nuts
Roasted Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce (see below for recipe)
Sheet-Pan Chicken with Artichokes and Onions
Weeknight Vegetable Stir Fry

Other resources in this book include: a step-by-step guide to using the Diabetes Plate Method to plan perfectly-portioned, diabetes-friendly meals; an introduction to cooking and eating well to manage diabetes and support heart health; and a one-week meal plan including breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, plus over 15 additional sample plates.

What is the Diabetes Plate Method? The Diabetes Plate Method is a guide/formula to fill half your plate (an 8-12 inch plate, depending on caloric needs) with non starchy vegetables, one quarter of your plate with lean protein, and the remaining quarter with whole grain or starchy carbohydrate foods including fruit, low-fat dairy and healthy fats.

This cookbook is full of suggestions and options to make it easy to do! Enter to win below.


Toby Amidor is a best-selling cookbook author, leading dietitian and recipe developer. She is the founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition, where she provides nutrition and food safety consulting services for individuals, restaurants, and food brands. Her cookbooks include Smart Meal Prep for Beginners, The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen, and The Best Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook Ever. For 11 years she has been the nutrition expert for and is a regular contributor to blogs at U.S. News and World Report, Men's Journal, Muscle & Fitness, and Shape.

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Roasted Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce

TOTAL TIME 15 minutes plus 10 minutes cooling time
PREP TIME 3 minutes
COOK TIME 12 minutes
SERVING SIZE 1 (5-ounce) piece salmon and 2 tablespoons sauce


Nonstick cooking spray
4 (5-ounce) salmon fillets
1/2 cup Chimichurri Sauce
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Coat a medium ovenproof pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the salmon and cook for 1 minute, then turn and cook the other side for an additional minute.
  • Using an oven mitt, carefully place the pan into the oven and continue cooking the salmon until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a fillet reads 145°F, 10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the hot pan and place on the stove to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Serve each piece of salmon with 2 tablespoons of the Chimichurri Sauce
Chimichurri Sauce

TOTAL TIME 5 minutes
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 0 minutes
SERVING SIZE 2 tablespoons


1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Create-Your-Plate Cookbook


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