Cookbook Cover for THE CREATE-YOUR-PLATE DIABETES COOKBOOK: A Plate Method Approach to Simple, Complete Meals

THE CREATE-YOUR-PLATE DIABETES COOKBOOK: A Plate Method Approach to Simple, Complete Meals

Toby Amidor

American Diabetes Association
March 17, 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1580407045


With twenty years of experience in the food and nutrition industry, Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN is a Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author, leading dietitian and recipe developer who believes that healthy and wholesome can also be appetizing and delicious.

Toby is the founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition, where she provides nutrition and food safety consulting services for individuals, restaurants, and food brands. She has published 6 cookbooks: The Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook, The Best Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook Ever, Smart Meal Prep for BeginnersThe Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy CookbookThe Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, and The Greek Yogurt Kitchen. For 11 years she has been the nutrition expert for, writing for their Healthy Eats Blog, and is a regular contributor to the U.S. News and World Report Eat + Run blog, and,, She also has her own “Ask the Expert” column in Today’s Dietitian magazine. She has been quoted in publications like,, Oxygen MagazineDr. Oz The Good LifeReader’s Digest,, and more. Toby has also appeared on television including shows like The Dr. Oz ShowCoffee with AmericaGood Day Street Talk, and San Antonio Live. For the past 10 years she has been an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and is also an adjunct at Hunter College in New York City teaching food service management.

Toby trained as a clinical dietitian at New York University. Through ongoing consulting and faculty positions, she has established herself as one of the top experts in culinary nutrition, food safety, and media communications. In 2018, Toby was awarded by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics the coveted Media Excellence Award.


The Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook is the essential guide to diabetes meal planning you’ve been waiting for! The Diabetes Plate Method is an effortless way to create perfectly portioned meals with a healthy balance of vegetables, protein, and just the right amount of carbohydrates to manage diabetes and support a healthy lifestyle. Every recipe in this book meets the nutrition guidelines of the American Diabetes Association, so you can create your plate with confidence.

Additional features include:
• A step-by-step guide to using the Diabetes Plate Method to plan well-balanced meals
• An introduction to cooking and eating well to manage diabetes and support heart health
• 125 mix-and-match recipes to choose from, so you’ll never run out of ideas for easy, delicious meals
• A one-week meal plan featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks per day
• More than 15 additional sample plates to help you create your own meal plans