Simple Side Salad
We are trying very hard to eat a more healthy diet...without giving up the food we love. After John's heart attack, the diet recommendations were to limit fat, sugar, etc. As summer approaches I wanted to experiment with some side salads that would be a bit healthier than the side salads I always purchased at the grocery store deli. I love a good macaroni or potato salad - our deli has a great red potato salad - but I realized that the macaroni was not whole wheat, the diet suggestions say to veer toward sweet potatoes instead of white, and I felt the mayonnaise used in the store bought salads were filled with fat, salt, and preservatives. So, I am on a quest this summer to make side salads for our burgers ( no more beef...turkey and maybe impossible), chicken, and salmon on the grill!
Here is what I came up with today to accompany our pulled chicken barbecue sandwich. I purchased the sandwich filling at Aldi...feeling the chicken was a better choice than the pork. In the future I plan on making my own version with sugar free barbecue sauce and skinless chicken - but we had this in the freezer and it was enough for lunch. So...In my last shopping trip I purchased this cole slaw mix -