HI! I'M CRISTINA
I was a professional recipe developer for more than a decade. My recipes have appeared on Food52, Cup of Jo, Buzzfeed, Shape, and People, among other publications.
I'm also a mom who had gestational diabetes. Postpartum, I've spent years recipe testing, researching, writing, collaborating, and designing in order to create a comprehensive, A-to-Z set of GDM resources.
I built GD Kitchen to be the resource I wish I’d had: everything I needed to know and had to learn the hard way, from the practical to the emotional. I want your experience to be clearer, less stressful, and more delicious than mine was.
My favorite hobby is sharing food with others. Farmers’ markets are my jam. I’d rather buy fancy cheese than new shoes. Eating—even eating on a GD diet—should be a pleasure, not a sacrifice.
I'VE BEEN IN YOUR SHOES...
GD affects between 2-20% of pregnancies, but after my diagnosis, I felt overwhelmed, confused, and alone. Suddenly, my dietary choices were super limited, and my blood glucose numbers became a constant source of worry and frustration.
Because gestational diabetes is hormone-driven, each woman’s body reacts differently. (And the SAME woman's body will react differently as the pregnancy progresses, and the placenta grows!) Basically, GD is an under-researched, moving target.
This is where GD Kitchen comes in: it’s the all-in-one platform to help you get started, help you along the way, and to cheer for you across the finish line.
Our recipe membership is for you if: You were recently diagnosed with GDM and want access to the collective knowledge of: 1. A recipe developer & mom who had gestational diabetes, who understands what you are going through 2. An OB who often works with GDM moms in her practice 3. A nutritionist, fitness coach, and RN.
What's inside? 100+ Recipes, written or adapted specifically for gestational diabetes mellitus + 20+ Menus, intended to make planning your GDM meals, snacks, events, celebrations, and holidays easier and less stressful + Seasonal newslettersFULL MEMBERSHIP
Our recipe membership is for you if: 1.You are managing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. 2. You have been managing GDM for weeks, and cannot stand to eat one more cheese stick or scrambled egg. 3. You were recently diagnosed with GDM and you have no clue what's safe to eat.
What's inside? 100+ Recipes, written or adapted specifically for gestational diabetes mellitus + 20+ Menus, intended to make planning your GDM meals, snacks, events, celebrations, and holidays easier and less stressful + Seasonal newslettersRECIPE MEMBERSHIP
GESTATIONAL DIABETES BASICS 101:
The day one GDM bible. A clear and comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about gestational diabetes, to keep you (and your baby) safe and sane.
What's inside? A thirty-minute narrated informational presentation + four, "cheat sheet" worksheets you can reference any time: 1. You've Been Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes, Now What?! 2. How Gestational Diabetes Affects Your Body 3. Blood Glucose Number Primer 4. The Difference Between Types of DiabetesGD BASICS
GLUCOSE METER TIPS & TRICKS + BLOOD GLUCOSE DIARIES
New to a glucose meter? New to learning about and managing your blood glucose numbers? I've got you covered. Check out our easy-to-follow guide, with handy worksheets and diaries.
What's inside? A fifteen-minute narrated informational presentation + A video demonstration of how exactly to use you meter + Digital and Printable Made-For-You Templates, removing the guesswork and confusion out of food and blood glucose logsMETER + DIARIES
"When I was first diagnosed with GD, I felt overwhelmed and didn't even know where to start or what to eat. Cristina made this journey so much easier for me! Not only she helped me understand the finger poking process but she gave me tons of useful tips and guidance that made GD feel such a breeze! Her recipes were amazing! I recommend Cristina 100%."
"I highly recommend GD kitchen! Cristina really helped me dealing with my GD during my 2nd pregnancy. She has the power to turn a bumpy road into a brand new highway, with easy and delicious recipes that do not require tons of utensils, templates for food and blood glucose (so helpful for your obgyn visits), tips and tricks all along your journey. Additionally the thing I really enjoyed with GD kitchen is that Cristina was able to quickly and fully understand the issues I was facing as she personally went through GD. Last but not least, Cristina is FUN. GD kitchen deserves 5 stars!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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