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Issue Number 96
February 2011
 
 
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Yummy and healthy recipe from our favorite froggie


So good ole fr0ggie_h0p  was trying to figure out how to use the new ticket system, and I challenged her to send me something for the newsletter.  And bingo, she had a brilliant idea (and got lity a new player).    These are diabetic-friendly and also tasy recipes based on meals Becca enjoyed at two of her favorite restaurants.

Strawberry Salad

 

Ingredients

Baby Leaf Lettuces Tossed Salad, 1.5 cup

Strawberries, fresh, 4 small, sliced

Grapes, 6, seedless, cut in half

Mandarine Oranges, .25 cup, sections

Blackberries, fresh, 8 small

Feta Cheese, .25 cup, crumbled

Ken's Steak House, Lite Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette Salad Dressing, 2 Tbsp, 1 serving

 

Directions

 

Pile on the salad greens, add sliced strawberries, cut grapes, mandarine orange sections, blackberrie. Crumble the Feta cheese over the top. Drizzle Lite Raspeberry Walnut Vinaingrette over top and ENJOY!!!

 

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 261.6

Total Fat: 13.6 g

Cholesterol: 33.4 mg

Sodium: 593.2 mg ((very high due to Feta))

Total Carbs: 32.4 g

Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g

Protein: 9.0 g

 

------- NOTES --------

 

I came up with this recipe after visiting the Longhorn Steakhouse in my area. It was sooo delicious I had to have it EVERY DAY!! So I set out to recreate it. This is my version. I dropped out the candied pecans they put on theirs... and the dressing they use has yogurt in it... It is... YUM! But less expensive than theirs is. Longhorn does put thinly sliced red onion in their salad... but.. I cannot eat raw onions - it bothers me too much... so I omitted that as well... Feta has a LOT of salt in it, you can easily substitute a healthier cheese - I stayed with Feta because I want it to be a treat for me... Feta has a strong flavor that only I enjoy in my household. Update: 4 of my kids like Feta now. GRR! So I have honed this recipe down, to make it healthier for the kids. They all love the salad, so, I have changed Feta over to either cubed cheese or crumbled cheese... sometimes I use strips of American cheese, 1 slice for each person's salad, that I have cut into strips... Or sometimes I use 1 TBSP finely shredded cheese per person.

 

It has a lot of fruit which isn't good if you are diabetic. Suggestion: Cut out 2 of the fruits and delete the cheese altogether. It doesn't lose too much of the flavor that way. Adding chopped apple and the mandarin orange to it is wonderful and the apple adds the crunch factor back in when deleting the nuts. I'd check with a nutritionist to be sure before eating if diabetic. I am not smart on diabetic recipes.  


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