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Honey-Mustard Fruit Slaw*

*Better Home and Gardens: Diabetic Cooking Made Easy

INGREDIENTS

1-½ Cups of green cabbage (shredded)

1 Cup carrots (shredded)

2/3 Cup apple or pear (coarsely chopped)

4 teaspoons salad oil

4 teaspoons coarse brown mustard

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon honey

2 small cloves garlic (minced)

2 tablespoons peanuts or cashews (chopped)

Step One – in a medium/large bowl toss together the cabbage, carrots, and apple or pear; set aside.

Step Two – For dressing, in a small screw-top jar combine salad oil, mustard, lemon juice, honey, and garlic.  Cover and shake well.  Pour dressing over cabbage mixture; toss gently to coat.  Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

Step Three – To serve, sprinkle the cabbage mixture with peanuts or cashews.

Nutritional facts per serving: 122 cal., 7 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 64 mg sodium, 14 g carbo., 3 g fiber, 2 g pro.

What makes this a recipe tailored for diabetics?

One of the typical aims of a good diabetic sensitive recipe is to cook with liquid fats in place of solids or to omit fat altogether.  The recipes are generally low in dairy, have limited use of sugars and are low in carbohydrates (which convert into sugar/glucose in the blood stream). With the Honey-Mustard Fruit Slaw, you are able to make a tasty slaw with a minimum of carbohydrates with still have a slightly sweet, light robust flavor.

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