WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

MAKE-AHEAD "GREEN" SALAD

I first saw this recipe in a TOH magazine back in the 1990s. After being diagnosed as a diabetic, I redid this recipe to adjust to my new diet standards. It makes a great dish to make-ahead as it best after being refrigerated 24 hours.

1 head iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
1 large sweet onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped or sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 can (8-oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen peas, thawed
1 cup olive oil mayonnaise
1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp Splenda Granulated
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
6 bacon strips, cooked, drained, crumbled

In a 6-quart bowl, layer half the vegetable ingredients in the order listed above.

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, and Splenda. Spread half the mixture over the top of the peas. Repeat the layers. Sprinkle the cheese and bacon over the top of the salad. Cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours but up to 24 hours before serving.

Yield: 14-16 servings. Perfect for a large crowd.
Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable

Note: This is a picture of the original salad.