Recipes for diabetics

  • FIVE-INGREDIENT AVOCADO, BLEU CHEESE, AND
    PECAN SALAD
    Ridiculously low in sugar but packed with full-on flavors, this simple salad is rich in
    healthy fats, thanks to the avocado and pecans. And both are a great match for rich,
    creamy bleu cheese, which adds a dose of decadence to the mix. Dress this salad with
    Quick Raspberry Vinaigrette and serve it as a light lunch, or add cooked, cubed
    chicken or shrimp for a more satiating meal.
    INGREDIENTS
    2 cups (65 g) mixed salad greens, loosely packed
    2 cups (60 g) fresh spinach leaves, loosely packed
    1 medium Hass avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
    1/4 cup (60 g) crumbled unpasteurized bleu cheese 1/3 cup (60 g) chopped toasted
    pecans Yield: 2 servings
    Arrange all the ingredients on a serving plate (or in a mason jar, for a portable
    version). Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve with Quick Raspberry
    Vinaigrette, or your favorite tangy salad dressing.
    NUTRITION INFO
    IN TOTAL:
    22.7 g protein;
    79.4 g fat;
    4.1 g net carbs;
    832 kcal
    PER SERVING, IF 2 SERVINGS IN TOTAL:
    11.3 g protein;
    39.7 g fat;
    2.1 g net carbs;
    416 kcal
  • GREEK SALAD WITH CHICKEN AND STRAWBERRIES
    The perfect lunch for a sunny summer’s day, this classic Greek salad gets freshened up
    with a scattering of juicy strawberries. But it’s still plenty filling, thanks to the cooked
    chicken and tangy feta cheese. If you’re taking it with you for lunch—on a picnic,
    perhaps?—be sure to store the salad and the dressing in separate containers to keep
    the salad from wilting.
    INGREDIENTS
    FOR THE SALAD:
    1 head iceberg lettuce, cut into thin strips
    1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced 4 small tomatoes, cut into wedges
    16 black Kalamata olives
    4 ounces (115 g) feta cheese, cubed
    4 ounces (115 g) cooked chicken, cubed
    7 ounces (200 g) fresh strawberries, cut into wedges
    OTHER INGREDIENTS:
    1/4 cup (60 ml) Fantastic French Dressing, to serve Yield: 4 servings
    Arrange the ingredients on four serving plates in the given order. Serve
    immediately with Fantastic French Dressing.
    TIP: Make this a classic Greek salad by omitting the chicken, increasing the amount of
    feta to 7 ounces (200 g), and omitting the strawberries (although the strawberries do
    add a fresh, summery, succulent taste).
    NOTE: Feeling fruity? For a merrier, berrier version of this salad, serve it with the Quick
    Raspberry Vinaigrette.
    NUTRITION INFO
    WITH FANTASTIC FRENCH DRESSING
    IN TOTAL:
    61.2 g protein;
    104.9 g fat;
    35.3 g net carbs;
    1340 kcal
    PER SERVING, IF 4 SERVINGS IN TOTAL:
    15.3 g protein;
    26.2 g fat;
    8.8 g net carbs;
    335 kcal
    WITHOUT FANTASTIC FRENCH DRESSING
    IN TOTAL:
    60.9 g protein;
    56.5 g fat;
    34.8 g net carbs;
    901 kcal
    PER SERVING, IF 4 SERVINGS IN TOTAL:
    15.2 g protein;
    14.1 g fat;
    8.7 g net carbs;
    225 kcal