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Yummy Chicken Salad

Submitted by Serena

diced chicken
1 small can pineapple
1 small package cream cheese, softened
½ C raisins or craisins
slivered almonds

Mix everything together and serve with crackers or on a croissant.


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Kellie’s Green Beans

Submitted by Kellie

¼ lb green beans (or 1 bag frozen)
2 T slivered almonds
1 T lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp basil
½ tsp pepper

Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix ingredients and cook for 10 minutes.

Nutrition: to be added

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Mandarin Sweet and Sour Salad

Submitted by Beth

Servings: 6-8

½ C salad oil
¼ C white vinegar
¼ C sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 bag of baby lettuce and add a couple of handfuls of spinach
1½ C red seedless grapes, halved
½ C sliced celery stalks
1-2 cans mandarin orange slices, refrigerated and drained
1 avocado, cut into chunks
1 C sliced almonds, toasted*

Mix well oil, vinegar, sugar and salt, and slightly refrigerate.

Mix all the remaining ingredients, and make sure salad is drained well. Pour dressing over and toss gently. Top with almonds.

*Be careful when toasting as they burn quickly. Three minutes at 350 degrees F should be enough.

Nutrition: (per serving, based upon 6)
328 calories, 26.5g fat (2g fat), 21.7g carbs (3.6g fiber), 4.7g protein

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Cherry Almond Snack Mix

Submitted by Karen, found in Better Homes and Gardens Diabetic Living Cookbook

Yields: 5 C

4 C sweetened oat square cereal or brown sugar-flavored oat biscuit cereal
½ C sliced almonds
2 T butter, melted
½ tsp apple pie spice
dash salt
1 C dried cherries and/or golden raisins

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In 15X10X1-inch baking pan combine cereal and almonds. In a small bowl stir together melted butter, apple pie spice, and salt. Drizzle butter mixture over cereal mixture; toss evenly to coat. Bake about 20 minutes or until almonds are toasted, stirring once during baking. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Stir in dried cherries and/or golden raisins. Cool completely. Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to a week.

Nutrition: (per ¼ C)
82 calories, 3g fat, 12g cabs (1g fiber), 2g protein

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