Published Thursday, December 06, 2012

What's Cooking in Coweta

From Staff Reports

closeup@newnan.com

The holiday fare isn’t always healthy.

Try these holiday salads which are diabetic friendly:

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Cranberry Holiday Salad

By Barbara Wetherington

Ingredients:

2 cups boiling water

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2 small packages sugar-free cranberry gelatin

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1 1/2 cups cold diet ginger ale

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2 cups green or red grapes, cut in half

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1 can (11-ounces) mandarin orange segments, well drained

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1 cup chopped pecans

Stir boiling water into gelatin in a large bowl for 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Stir in cold ginger ale. Refrigerate about 1 1/2 hours or until thickened.

Stir in grapes, oranges and pecans. Pour into a glass dish or a mold sprayed with no-stick cooking spray. Refrigerate 4 hours. Unmold. Very diabetic friendly.

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Simply Healthy Holiday Salad

By Barbara Wetherington

Ingredients

1 large can (2 cups) crushed pineapple in its own juice

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2 cups buttermilk

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2 small packages sugar-free lime gelatin

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1 cup chopped pecans

Pour pineapple and its juice in a saucepan. Add buttermilk. Heat well. Add gelatin and mix until dissolved. Add pecans. Pour into a 9x12-inch glass baking dish and refrigerate until firm. Very diabetic friendly.

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