About Lara Rondinelli, RD, LDN, CDE
Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton RD, LDN, CDE is the co-author of Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking, Gluten-Free Recipes for People with Diabetes, as well as The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook (American Diabetes Association, 2013, 2012 and 2008). Lara has been featured nationwide on various television and radio programs promoting healthy eating, cooking, and meal planning. As a dietitian and diabetes educator, she has counseled people with diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, and for weight loss and general wellness. She has a special interest in celiac disease as she was biopsy-diagnosed with it in 2007. Lara has been involved with the American Diabetes Association diabetes camps, working as lead dietitian for the Triangle D camp in Illinois. Lara currently works as a Certified Diabetes Educator at DuPage Medical Group. Lara writes on food and diet, and dishes up healthy recipes for the dLife community in her monthly column, "Everyday Eating."
Read Everyday Eating here.
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Lemon Watercress Swordfish Chicken with Garlic Toasted Pine Nuts and Spinach Pate Orange Pinwheels Blueberry Crumb Muffins (Gluten Free) Homemade Orange Sherbet Spciy Corn Muffins Moroccan Roasted Red Pepper Dip African Fried Spinach Strawberry and Feta Salad
One of my ongoing dietary issues has been one of protein. Right after diagnosis, I ran a bit scared of all of the "excess protein kills the kidneys" lines and into the old-school health-foods' "you don't need as much protein as you think you do" train of thought. Combined with the calorie and sodium restrictions of my initial diabetes diet, a move away from animal-based proteins because of my cholesterol levels, and a medication which seemed to block nutrient...