Low Protein Cookery for Phenylketonuria

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1997 - Cooking - 569 pages
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    Much more than a cookbook, Low Protein Cookery for Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a practical and easy-to-use guide for those who must maintain a protein-restricted diet for treatment of PKU or similar inherited diseases of protein metabolism. It contains hundreds of helpful suggestions for managing the diet. This third edition of Low Protein Cookery for PKU appears exactly twenty years after the original 1977 publication and includes the 450-plus recipes and the hints from the 1988 second edition that have been used and enjoyed by families for nearly a decade.
    The major new feature of the third edition is entirely new nutrient calculations. The available food supply has changed significantly in the past fifteen years, and nutrient information is much better now. The nutrient calculations in this edition of the cookbook are based on the updated 1995 Low Protein Food List for PKU  compiled by the author, which is the most widely used food list for the PKU diet in the United States. Some of the changes in nutrient values are subtle, others more significant; all reflect the best information currently available.
    Low Protein Cookery for PKU offers recipes that appeal to a wide range of ages, suit a wide range of individual diet requirements, and facilitate integration of the diet into normal family eating routines. Many of the recipes are suitable for the entire family; others include instructions for adapting the recipe to suit the needs of family members not on the diet, or are accompanied by recipes for the preparation of similar non-diet items. The recipes provide gram weights when appropriate, for greater accuracy in preparing the recipes and in maintaining the diet.
 

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This is a GREAT and amazing book for those dealing with PKU- more than a cookbook- also a source of great advice!

Contents

Foreword
7
Helpful Hints
14
A Word to Users of This Book
20
Using Low Protein Products
35
Sauces Dips and Dressings
54
Soups
133
Salads
147
Main Dishes and Vegetables
187
Puddings
399
Pies and Pastry
412
Candy
432
Frozen DeSSerts
451
Miscellaneous Desserts
478
Attitudes and Perspectives
491
Picnics and Cookouts
509
School Snacks and Parties
525

Quick and Easy
291
Cooking with Kids 3 18
318
Cookies
341
Cakes
375
Eating Habits and Mealtime
539
Index
553
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About the author (1997)

Virginia E. Schuett is founder and director of National PKU News in Seattle, Washington, and editor of that organization s newsletter. She has been working with PKU-affected families since 1972 and has published numerous articles and other educational materials on the subject.

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