Category: Recipes: Salads

Chickpea And Lentil Salad

I’m always looking for new side dish recipes. Veggies always appear somewhere on my plate but it’s great to find something to replace things the rest of the family eats such as pasta, potatoes or rice.  Though I usually aim for low carb dishes this recipe worked out well. The complex carbs in the beans/lentils haven’t caused any blood sugar crashes. Chickpea and Lentil Salad 1 – 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drainded and rinsed […] read more

Low Carb Cuban Sandwich and Salad

Part of my school nutrition experience is to work in some kind of kitchen setting that focuses on food service and management. Basically some type of commercial kitchen that serves meals based on medical/nutrtional needs. I did my 200 hours in a kitchen at a local hostpital. Most of my time was spent helping to assist in some type of food prep, setting up patient meal trays, processing dietary orders, making tray deliveries, etc. There’s […] read more

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing (egg free)

Last semester one of my nutrition classes included a lab where we prepared various foods. Sometimes each group was assigned the same recipes but the ingredients were varied so we could see how it affected the final product. Our first cooking lab was snickerdoodles with various replacements: flax instead of eggs, whole wheat and gluten free flour mix instead of white flour, different sweeteners instead of granulated sugar, etc. Pretty interesting to see how much the […] read more

Recipe Remake – Low Carb Cole Slaw

I love coleslaw! The slight sweet but tangy dressing goes so well with the crunchy texture of the cabbage and carrots. What I don’t like about store bought coleslaw is the amount of sugar in their dressing. I made due with store bought because I always thought that making it myself would be a pain. Since I’m trying to avoid added sugars whenever possible I thought perhaps I should give this at least one try. […] read more

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