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5 DIABETIC FRIENDLY SALADS

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DIABETIC CREAM CHEESE SALAD

1 (3 oz.) env. sugar free Jello (lime)
1 c. crushed pineapple in own juice
3 oz. lite cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c. evaporated skim milk, chilled

Mix Jello per package directions. Drain juice from pineapple and add water to make 1/2 cup liquid. Add juice to Jello mixture and chill until syrupy. Beat the evaporated skim milk, making sure that the bowl, beaters and milk are well chilled. Set whipped milk aside. Beat the cream cheese into Jello. Fold in the whipped milk and drained pineapple and chill in mold or glass dish. Makes 9 ½-cup servings.

DIET 7 – UP SALAD

1 (4 serving) pkg. sugar free lemon gelatin
1 c. boiling water
6 oz. cold diet 7-Up
1 (8 oz.) (or 1/2 of 20 oz.) can drained crushed pineapple canned in its own juice (unsweetened)
1 banana, split and sliced

Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Set aside to cool slightly, then slowly add the chilled pop, pineapple, and banana pieces. Pour into an 8 inch square pan and chill until set. Add topping.
–TOPPING–

Cook over double boiler until thickened: 1 tbsp. flour Artificial Sweetener = 1/4 c. sugar 1/2 c. reserved juice 1 tbsp. low-fat margarine Let cool, then fold in 1 envelope of prepared D-Zerta whipped topping. Spread on top of the above “set” salad. 1 serving = 2 1/2 inch square; 1 fruit and 1 fat exchanges. Note: If this salad is doubled and a 9 x 13 inch pan is used, do not double the topping mixture. It’s sufficient to cover all.

SAUCY CRANAPPLE SALAD

1 env. unflavored gelatin
1/4 c. cold water to soften above
1 (4 serving) pkg. sugar-free raspberry gelatin
1 c. boiling water
2 c. (1/2 lb.) frozen cranberries
1 c. juice-pack unsweetened crushed pineapple* with juice
1 c. unsweetened applesauce*
5 packets artificial sweetener

Place the clean, still frozen berries in the boiling water. Return to boiling and allow berries to pop open (8 to 15 minutes). Do not stir! Soften the unflavored gelatin in the 1/4 cup cold water, then add both gelatins to the hot cranberries; stir until dissolved. Add the pineapple with juice, the applesauce, and sweetener. Do not prepare this in a gelatin mold! Stir. Pour into a 10 cup mold and chill until set. 1 serving = 1 fruit exchange (approximately 60 calories).

DIETETIC PASTA SALAD

Corkscrew pasta
4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
Kraft reduced calorie zesty Italian dressing
1 onion, sliced
1 tomato, diced
1 green pepper, chopped

Cook and rinse pasta in cold water. Mix with remaining ingredients and marinate in dressing. Chill and serve.

APPLE/PEAR TUNA SALAD

1 med. apple or pear
1 (3 oz.) water packed tuna
2 tbsp. diced green pepper
1 tbsp. lo-cal French or Italian dressing
2 tsp. lemon juice
Pinch of artificial sweetener
Lettuce cup

Dice pear. Toss with tuna and green pepper. Combine dressing, lemon juice, and sugar substitute. Pour over salad and toss. Spoon into lettuce cup.

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