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Your Prediabetes Cure Cookbook

These are some of my personal favorite healthy recipes, many of which are included in my prediabetes book, The Cure: The Realistic Lifestyle Choice for Avoiding Diabetes for Life and Really, Truly Losing Weight without Trying. It is co-written with my sister Jo. Since I myself started eating low-starch after a prediabetes diagnosis, you’ll find lots of low-carb recipes for: a diabetic lifestyle, anyone looking for diabetic meals to help resolve insulin resistance, or for weight management challenges. See a few of my client success stories, below. Nearly every recipe freezes well, so definitely make double batches to store for nights when you don’t have time to cook. Enjoy!

Low-Carb Chicken Tetrazzini

This low-carb chicken tetrazzini uses lighter cream ingredients and way less starch, especially since I use low-carb pasta in place of the traditional spaghetti noodles. I've also found that with most recipes that call for flour or cornstarch for a thickener you can...

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Low-Carb Baked Beef Spaghetti

This low-carb baked beef spaghetti is similar to my cauliflower pasta bake in that it subs roasted cauliflower out for the noodles--although the flavors are a bit different. You can use just cauliflower or a combination of cauliflower and low-carb pasta, as I do with...

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Turkey Veggie Cheeseburger Sloppy Joe

This sloppy joe isn't your standard. In addition to lean ground turkey it punches up the nutrition by adding pureed veggies into the sauce--so you don't miss the sweetness of a traditional sloppy joe sauce that is full of added sugars (a really good thing since...

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Tofu Noodles with Mushrooms and Eggplant

This tofu noodles recipe is one my sister Jo created (although since she only gave me general verbal instructions I've kinda been winging it, too). She is the queen of finding time-saving hacks for making her low-carb lifestyle easy to navigate. And as with all my...

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Amy’s Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

This cheesy chicken enchiladas recipe is one my sister Amy is well known for. I've adapted it to make it a bit healthier, while still keeping it super creamy. To make the recipe low-carb just omit the tortilla and spoon the chicken mixture directly into the baking...

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Zucchini Chips

These zucchini chips are a new favorite low-carb snack of mine. Although they take a long time dehydrating at a slow temperature in the oven (plan on a day when you're working from home for several hours), they're incredibly easy. And even family and friends who don't...

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Roasted Veggie Low-Carb Mac and Cheese

This roasted veggie low-carb mac and cheese is loaded with oven-roasted veggies and swaps out traditional macaroni for a low-carb version, which makes it a great choice for those wanting to limit starches for weight loss or diabetes. The combination of full-fat and...

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Super Easy Antipasto

There are many versions of antipasto, and most feature cured meats and cheeses. My recipe (if you can call it that) adds the smokiness of roasted red bell pepper and the freshness of sweet basil. I just decided to throw some of my fave ingredients together...

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Low-Carb African Peanut Soup

This low-carb African peanut soup practically transforms the original recipe, which is decidedly high-starch, into something different entirely. I just love peanut butter, and so this makes a good jumping off point for enjoying it in a new way.  To be honest the...

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“Sarah Sutton’s lifestyle change tools keep me changing”

 “I was thinking of you this week, and just discovered your low-starch recipes on your website. Very cool! I wanted to let you know how much I still use your weight loss coaching and lifestyle change tools years later, and to say thank you because they keep me changing. It took me a long time to get out of my own way… and… I’ve lost 58 pounds and met my “waist below 34.5” goal this month. What finally clicked was seeing a a former colleague on Facebook who has lost nearly 100 pounds. Pretty inspiring “if she can do it, I can do it” motivator.  That, combined with the desire to be my best self for my health (I’ve had two friends who fought off breast cancer and one who had a heart attack in the past two years) really made me think hard about my why.

The best change for me is the feeling of being in full control of my health and my choices–not a weight loss diet, but rather a lifestyle change that I have kept up and will keep up.  I am still losing to reach my healthy BMI goal, which is happening. My fiance Rick and I are getting married this summer, in addition to all these healthy goals being on track. My current focus is creating a recipe collection of mini-meals/snacks that meet my high protein/low carb approach, which is how I ended up on your website. You have some great recipes; I’m checking them out this weekend. I’m happy to refer others to you!”

Beth, age 53

Education and training consultant, Leesburg, VA

Advocating for myself helps me avoid diabetes

 I was trying to lose weight without understanding the why of how I had gained weight. I had family members and friends who tried to be helpful but were not; I wanted an objective person to help me. Sincerity and flexibility are Sarah’s strengths. She walked me through ways I was sabotaging myself and how to overcome them, and she personalized everything for me based on what I needed each session. I found out I was prediabetic at the beginning of our time together and she helped me advocate for myself and provided wonderful resources to help me avoid developing diabetes. I tended towards all-or-nothing thinking and she got me over that hump – thank goodness!  Sarah always had my back; she would remind me of all the progress I had made when I would get frustrated. I have truly changed my mindset and now know I can make lifestyle changes that matter and I can live with long-term!”

Christine, age 48

Accounting specialist and mother of 2 teen sons, Herndon, VA

“More effective than yo-yo dieting”

“I was initially reluctant when Sarah recommended transformational weight loss coaching sessions as a way to combat my thickening waist and habit of yo-yo dieting. What was the point, really? I already knew what was wrong: I ate too many desserts, and I didn’t need a professional to tell me the solution was to go on a diet. (I just needed to stop eating desserts long enough to diet.) When I finally gave Sarah Sutton’s coaching sessions a try, I was astonished to discover–during the first session–that my cause and my solution were both off track.

Sarah gently probed beneath the surface.  Instead of asking “how many desserts,” she focused on “why.” I remember my jaded and flippant answer about not being fulfilled in specific key areas of my life and the joy I felt when I ate desserts… and I remember the quiet thunderclap that followed when I finally understood the connection. Sarah’s solution wasn’t to cut out desserts; instead, we talked about transforming the underlying causes so I wouldn’t rely on desserts to fulfill me. That was 20 pounds (and several years) ago. Truce and transformational personal coaching challenged me to explore what I thought I knew in new ways. Suffice it to say that Sarah Sutton’s weight loss coaching is way more effective than yo-yo dieting.”

Lena, age 50

Management consultant, Falls Church, VA

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