Monday, February 5, 2007

Rainbow Slaw - 4 net carbs per serving, Simply Chicken - 4 net carbs per serving

Rainbow Slaw

Rainbow Slaw is my own invention. It is also now my favorite low carb dish! I am very proud of this one. The primary ingredient is called "Rainbow Salad". This is found in your grocery store produce section next to the bagged lettuce. "Rainbow Salad" contains slivers of stocks from broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and red cabbage. And, it is relatively low in net carbohydrates. The "Rainbow Salad" gives the slaw a delightful crunchiness. The sauce is tangy but sweet. The dish is quick and easy to make. The entire dish has 34 net carbs. It makes 8 large servings at 4 net carbs each. After you try this recipe, please come back and post some comments.


1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 Splenda Quick Pack
1/2 tsp. - 1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. finely grated fresh ginger
24 oz. (2 bags) of "Rainbow Salad"
1/2 cup sunflower seeds


In microwavable bowl, combine oil, vinegar, soy sauce, Splenda Quick Pack, garlic salt, and ginger. Microwave on high for 1 minute to release flavors from spices. Add "Rainbow Salad" and sunflower seeds. Stir or toss until evenly coated.

Simply Chicken

Simple Chicken is quite basic. It is an easy dish to make that goes with just about any side items. This can be grilled or baked. The recipe below is for 1 serving but you can make as many as you like. Each serving has 4 net carbs. But this will vary depending on the brand of Italian dressing that you buy.


1 Boneless chicken breast
3 tablespoons Italian Dressing


Coat chicken with dressing. Marinating will increase flavor but is not necessary. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or grill until done.


laurarey said...

will try this soon! gotta go shoppin first! i have a recipe for that bag of rainbow salad too. of course it is kinda spanish tasting(husband is mexican). it is also light if i am having a heavier main dish. i just make enough for one doesnt take long and i dont like the way it tastes after being in the fridge. i use a handfull or two of the slaw,some bites of really juicy garden ripe tomato(slice over bowl for juices), a diced green onion,cilantro chopped to taste,and a heavy squeeze of lime. sprinkle with salt and pepper. sometimes i add a few bites of avacado. yummy! i will try yours and post later!

collybarn said...

Hey, Big D,

I tried this salad and really like it! I found I prefer to have it with a little less dressing, and I prefer the dressing a little less sweet (I use sweetzfree instead of splenda quick pack). I also have made it with powdered ginger instead of fresh, and it turned out just fine. Thanks for sharing!