Throw the ingredients in and the slow cooker works its magic. It is great for those days when I just don’t feel like cooking but want to serve my family an impressive dinner.
1 can (20-oz)crushed pineapple in juice, drained very well 1 box (3.4-oz) sugar-free pistachio pudding mix 1/2 cup marshmallows* 1 cup chopped pecans 1 tub (8-oz) frozen whipped sugar-free topping, thawed In a large bowl combine the drained pineapple with the pistachio pudding mix until well combined. Note: This salad can be made day ahead and refrigerated overnight making it great for busy cooks.
11/14/2005 Added 20 oz crushed pineapple and the whole 8 oz whipped topping container as many suggested. I took this to a baby shower and as soon as I put it on the table I saw someone else had brought one also.
I was a little disappointed about that BUT as I saw more and more people going to my bowl over and over and saying “whatever this is, it's good!” I knew the bowl was going to be empty soon.
To get the pineapple to pudding mix ration right, I make it with a 20 ounce can of fruit with two boxes of pudding, adding double the whipped cream. Sometimes it is good to add coconut as well.
Can of (unsweetened) pineapple chunks. The second time I made this, I wanted to make it less soupy (adding all the juice was just too much liquid), so I drained the entire 20-oz.
Can of pineapple (chunks) into a measuring cup, then added 1/2 cup juice to the pudding. Letting it sit overnight is key, as it will taste too much like unprepared pudding if you don't.
I used pecans instead of walnuts, and cut down on the amount (used 1/4 cup instead of 1/2), and would do that again. Tub of whipped topping.
11/02/2005 I changed it a bit, and it came out awesome I had tons of requests at a baby shower for this recipe. Here it is.....2 (3.4 oz) packages of instant pistachio pudding 2 (20oz) cans of crushed pineapple drained (1/4 cup reserved juice) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1(16 oz) cool whip thawed.
Make sure to us pineapple in juice NOT the pineapple in syrup it makes it WAY TOO SWEET (I learned the hard way) Drained juice into large bowl, beat together with 4oz cream cheese and pudding mix.
Folded in whole container of French Vanilla Coolie. Added pineapple, strawberries, mandarin oranges, marshmallows and pecans instead of walnuts.
11/21/2008 This recipe calls for the juice, we hated this, and it looked sloppy. The next time I made it I drained the pineapples a couple of times to make sure there was NO juice.
It's a shame pistachio pudding isn't given as much publicity as other flavors because it makes for a wonderful dessert. I added some cottage cheese to mine for extra texture and calcium.
You really can 't taste it, but it was a nice addition. I've made a recipe similar to this using peach gelatin in place of the pistachio and adding drained sliced peaches.
“I don’t want to eat like a rabbit!” This is what I hear when I encourage increased leafy greens and vegetables to people with diabetes. Our diets are too high in fat cholesterol, sodium, and processed foods.
Bare salad would be best for people with diabetes, because it is actually the toppings and dressings that make it bad for you. We’ve even included recipes for people watching gluten intake and vegetarians too.
Salmon Topped Spinach Salad and Lemon Flaxseed Dressing Salmon is at the top of the list of healthy and wholesome fish.
Packed with healthy fats and Omega-3 fatty acids, you can ’t go wrong eating this delicious fish a few times a week. This salad puts salmon on top of a bed of spinach with lemon flaxseed dressing as its tasty crowning glory.
Salmon, Grilled1 c. Water3 c. Spinach, Fresh1 c. Lemon Juice1 c. Cucumbers, Sliced3 Garlic Cloves, Crushed1/2 c. Red Onion, Sliced2 Tbsp. Black PepperStevia to tasteGrill salmon or bake at 350 degrees until done.
This salad will give you an extra protein boost to keep your blood sugar stable, 2 of your vegetable servings, and a satisfying crunch. Ground Beef, Cooked and Drained1 Taco Seasoning, Packet1 c. Tomato, Diced1 c. Cheddar Cheese, Shredded1 c. Carrots, Grated1 Bag Tortilla Chips, Crushed1 Red Onion, Sliced6 C. Lettuce, Shredded2 c. Salsa or low-fat Salad Dressing Brown ground beef and drain.
Place salad in large bowl and toss in carrots, tomato, cheese and onion. Stir in cooled ground beef, then add crushed tortilla chips.
There is no doubt that people with diabetes need to balance protein with carbohydrates to prevent blood sugar spikes. Getting that protein from a thinly sliced steak makes your mouth water just thinking about it.
Fresh tossed arugula, topped with steak and finished with a lemon vinaigrette is tasty for the whole family! Parmesan Cheese, Gratuitous arugula with onion and bell pepper.
Diabetic Exchanges: 0.5 fat, 2 Lean Meat, 3.5 Vegetables, 1 Carb Pair it up with spring greens and a light vinaigrette to make a tasty meal.
Fargo is a protein and fiber rich grain that can add life to your salad. Add in chickpeas and use tahini dressing for a delicious “Mediterranean” inspired salad.
IngredientsDressing 3 c. Fargo Grain, Cooked/cooled1/2 c. Tahini2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped1/2 c. Water1 Cucumber, Sliced thin1/4 C. Lemon Juice, Fresh1/4 Parsley Bunch2 Garlic Cloves, Crushed4 C. Spring Greens1/2 Tsp. Salts spring greens, tomatoes, parsley, cucumber, and chick peas in large bowl.
In Medium bowl, mix together dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad and toss again. Divide salad onto plates and top with Fargo grain.
Chick peas can also be marinated in the dressing overnight if preferred. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 6.5 g fat, 241 cal, 177 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrates, 5.8 g fiber, 9.1 g protein.
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 2 carbs, 1 vegetable Black beans add extra protein and fiber for a healthy salad that tastes great.
Jalapeño chilies can give it a spicy southwestern touch along with lime dressing that keeps it light and fresh. Red-Wine Vinegar1/3 C. Olive Oil3/4 C. Bell Pepper, Chopped fine2 Jalapeño PeppersRinse quinoa well and drain.
Set strainer over the pot of boiling water and allow steaming for 10 more minutes. Toss black beans with red wine vinegar and add salt and pepper.
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