Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Main-Dish Mediterranean Salad

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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Main-Dish Mediterranean Salad. A light and low carb Salad Recipe. You’ll need 8 ingredients to make this recipe; Romaine Lettuce, Green Beans, Solid White Tuna, Cheery Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Cider Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, and Black Pepper. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Main-Dish Mediterranean Salad
Perfect for a light lunch, this low-carb Mediterranean salad has fewer than 200 calories and can be thrown together in minutes! Just place the salad ingredients in a large bowl, blend the items for the homemade dressing together, combine, and dine!

1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-use chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 pound fresh green beans, cooked and drained or 1 can (about 14 ounces) whole green beans, drained
1 package (5 1/2 ounces) solid white tuna, flaked
8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar or white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 3 cups salad with dressing

1 – Place lettuce, green beans, tuna and tomatoes in large bowl.

2 – To make dressing, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, and pepper in small bowl until blended. Pour dressing over salad; toss well. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 156 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 18 mg, Sodium: 218 mg, Fiber: 4 g

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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Pasta Salad

September 21, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Turkey Pasta Salad. Made using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast. You’ll also need Rotini Pasta, Broccoli Florets, Sugar Snap Peas, Cheery Tomatoes, Low Fat Yogurt, Parmesan Cheese, Walnuts, ans Seasoning. Pasta Salad made better and healthier! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Pasta Salad
Packed with veggies and lean protein, this tasty pasta salad will become your family’s go-to side this summer. And best yet? It clocks in at under 300 calories per serving!

2 cups uncooked rotini pasta
½ pound cubed JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
1½ teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup broccoli florets
½ cup fresh or frozen sugar snap peas, thawed
¼ cup yellow cherry tomatoes
2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
½ cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1½ teaspoons snipped fresh basil or ½ teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted, if desired

1) Cook pasta according to package directions until tender. Cool under cold running water and drain well.
2) Cut turkey breast into ½-inch cubes and toss with lemon juice. Cut broccoli florets into bite-size pieces. Steam broccoli 1 minute. Cool under cold running water and drain well. In medium bowl, toss turkey, broccoli, sugar snap peas and tomatoes.
3) In small bowl, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, basil, garlic and pepper. Pour dressing over salad mixture and toss to coat. Garnish with toasted chopped walnuts, if desired.


Calories 190
Protein 16g
Carbohydrates 26g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 9g
Fat 3g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 570mg
Saturated Fat 1g

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