If you’re on the blood-thinner Coumadin, a medication prescribed for people at increased risk of forming blood clots, you know that you have to be careful about the amount of foods with vitamin K that you eat. To make this meal planning easier, Dr. Gourmet, Tim Harlan, MD, a member of the Parentgiving expert panel, has just introduced a new book. With The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users, you can follow a normal, healthy diet while taking Coumadin—no avoiding salads or vegetables while you eat delicious food without worry. Dr. Gourmet’s book includes six weeks of healthy menus that will show you that eating on Coumadin can be tasty and varied, with recipes like Zucchini & Chevre Frittata and Blueberry Pancakes.
You’ll also get six weeks of shopping lists, making grocery trips quick and easy, plus 95+ delicious Coumadin safe recipes, information about managing your diet while taking Coumadin and ingredient and cooking tips throughout the book. Complete nutrition facts include the vitamin K content for each recipe, and you’ll also get ideal body weight tables to identify your target weight, and an estimated caloric intake needed to reach that ideal weight; breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack guidelines that detail meal options to suit any craving; weekly meal plans with complete grocery shopping lists; and recipe tags instantly identify serving sizes, meal time (breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack) and how much time is needed to prepare.
In addition to the book, Dr. Harlan, a board-certified internist and medical director at Tulane University School of Medicine, created two new iPhone Apps, vitKdiet and vitKfood, both of which take into special consideration the interactions and side effects of taking the anticoagulant drug and provide even more Coumadin-friendly recipes, full shopping lists, information about managing your diet and lists of vitamin K content in over 700 of the most common foods.
Here’s just one of the great recipes everyone in your family will enjoy.
Serving Size = 2 ounces pasta/4 ounces shrimp
This recipe can easily be multiplied by 2 if you use a large skillet. Leftovers are fair at best. This recipe requires the Tomato Sauce (pg. 93) to be made first.
|1/2 cup||sun-dried tomatoes sliced|
|1 lb.||large shrimp (peeled & deveined)|
|1 cup||shallots (sliced)|
|1 cup||tomato sauce (recipe included)|
|1 cup||2% milk|
|5 quarts||quarts water|
|8 ounces||ounces linguine|
|2 Tblsp||Tblsp fresh basil (chiffonade)|
The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users is available for download at DrGourmet.com for $19.95 and eBook for $4.95. VitKdiet and vitKfood are available for download on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in the iTunes App Store for $9.99 and $4.99, respectively.
More about Dr. Gourmet. Dr. Harlan, who practices medicine daily in New Orleans, writes extensively on diet and health. His books, It's Heartly Fare and Hand On Heart, guide readers on what they can eat for optimum health. Just Tell Me What to Eat (Da Capo Lifelong Books) will be released in June 2011.