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Free Diabetes Cookbook

Delicious diabetes recipes

Together with Pick n Pay, we’ve designed a cookbook for people with diabetes who want ideas for every meal of the day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and treats – there’s something for everyone!

Download your free diabetes cookbook

Simply click on the Download button below, or read it online here.

Healthy meals

Get expert advice on how to build balanced meals, and delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy – whether or not they have diabetes. We know that it can be tricky to figure out what to eat when you have diabetes, which is why we wanted to give you a whole cookbook full of options.

We also have all kinds of meal plans to choose from: 5 options here (traditional, vegetarian, Indian, budget and Western), a balanced meal plan here, and 2 low carb meal plans here. Every person with diabetes has different needs, so we’ve tried to find something for everyone.

Why we published a diabetes cookbook

We have always wanted to publish a Sweet Life diabetes cookbook, and we’re so happy we finally have one to share. Just because you have diabetes, doesn’t mean you have to eat boring food. The recipes in this diabetes cookbook are so delicious that the whole family will want to eat them. And, after all, there’s no such thing as a diabetic diet – we should all be eating this kind of food, whether or not we have diabetes.

Healthy eating for diabetes

It doesn’t have to be complicated to eat well with diabetes. The most important thing to remember is to fill half of your plate with green, leafy vegetables – that doesn’t leave much space for anything else! Portion control is also so important. Here’s a guide to which foods to choose and how much to eat of each one.

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Join our diabetes community

Let us know what you think of this diabetes cookbook, and what recipes you’d like to see in future! You can either email us or join South Africans with Diabetes on Facebook.

What to read next?

Eat healthy for diabetes: The one article you need to read about diabetes and diet.

Free Diabetes Food Guide: Understand which food to choose, and how much to eat at each meal.

Meal plans: Whether you’re looking for a budget meal plan, low carb meal plan, vegetarian or easy cooking – we have them all here, for free!

Sweet Life is a registered NPO/PBO (220-984) with a single goal: to improve diabetes in South Africa. We are funded by sponsorships and donations from aligned companies and organisations who believe in our work. We only share information that we believe benefits our community. While some of this information is linked to specific brands, it is not an official endorsement of that brand. We believe in empowering people with diabetes to make the best decisions they can, to live a healthy, happy life with diabetes.