GESTATIONAL DIABETES RECIPE MEMBERSHIP
"NOW THAT I HAVE GESTATIONAL DIABETES (OR TYPE 2 OR PREDIABETES), WHAT THE HECK AM I GOING TO EAT?!"
Pregnancy often comes with various food cravings and aversions. But when you have GD, those cravings and aversions need to be squeezed into the narrow category of a “GD-safe diet”.
“What should I have for lunch?” suddenly becomes a loaded question. Pile on questions like: “What if I desperately want something sweet?” or “What if EVERYTHING seems to be spiking me?"
CAN YOU RELATE TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS?
HOW ABOUT ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS?
When I googled, “What can I eat on a gestational diabetes diet?” I found plenty of medical sites telling me to stop drinking juice, stop eating doughnuts, and start eating more fruit and whole grains. The problem? I wasn’t drinking juice, I could have guessed that doughnuts were out, and banana and oatmeal spiked my blood sugar like crazy!
While there are free, gestational diabetes recipes online, I found that MANY rely on ingredients that were OUT OF THE QUESTION for me: vegetables like squash or sweet potatoes, lentils, beans, oats, rice, quinoa, and whole grains. Also, none of the free recipes I found included the nutritional information I needed to make informed choices: fiber, protein, carbohydrates, fat, and sugar.
I created the Recipe Membership to be the clubhouse, support system, and food resource I WISH I’d had. I want your experience to be way more delicious than mine was!
ON EACH RECIPE YOU'LL FIND:
HI, I'M CRISTINA! I was a professional recipe developer for more than a decade. (My work appeared in the publications below, among others.) I'm also a mom who had gestational diabetes. Now, I guide women through their GD journeys (and beyond) with recipes, videos, fact sheets, researched-for-you resources, and more.
If you’re like me, the first thing you did post-diagnosis was google, “I have gestational diabetes....what do I do now?!”
When I searched, I found a handful of free recipe roundups, but digging deeper, I realized they included ingredients that spiked my blood sugar! I found NO resources written from the perspective of someone who’d actually experienced GD themselves, or by someone with culinary / recipe-writing experience.
I set about creating a resource that combines science with the personal tone of someone who’s walked in your shoes. This project started as a desperate need to create foods I wanted to eat when I had GD; now, I want to share all my hard work with you.
"GD KITCHEN DESERVES FIVE STARS!"
"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!"
Transform uninspiring GD-dietary advice into tasty meals that will bring you comfort and happiness, instead of stress and deprivation!
THE ULTIMATE RECIPE MEMBERSHIP
The Recipe Membership provides solutions for ALL your food-related GD questions: menus, seasonal inspiration, and of course, recipes. It’s the complete guide I haven’t been able to find anywhere else.
- 100+ Recipes: written or adapted specifically for gestational diabetes mellitus
- 20+ Menus: written to make planning your GDM meals, holidays, and events so much easier and less stressful
- Seasonal newsletters
➮ What you'll find: answers to your gestational diabetes food questions.
My goal is for you to feel less stressed, and more confident. There is power in knowledge--the more you know, the easier it is to move past frustration and fear. Take it from me, a Mom who had gestational diabetes too, and learned a lot along the way.
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The information, including but not limited to texts, graphics, recipes, images and other material contained on this website, either free or paid posts, programs or eBooks, are for informational purposes only. I am not, nor am I holding myself out to be, a doctor/physician, nurse, physician’s assistant, advanced practice nurse or any other medical professional (“Medical Provider”), or any type of mental health provider, registered dietician or licensed nutritionist. I am not providing health care, medical or nutritional therapy services, or attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental or emotional issue, disease or condition. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, medical or nutritional therapy services, or treatment. You agree and acknowledge that I am not providing medical advice or mental health advice or services in any way. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Do not start or stop taking any medications without speaking to your own Medical Provider or mental health provider. If you have or suspect you have a medical or mental health problem, contact your Medical Provider promptly. The information contained on this website has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.