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My Recipe Invention

Monday, April 22, 2013

emoticon If you are looking for something different to eat and like cabbage, you might want to try this recipe I made up. I've been playing around with this for a week or two and think I have it just right (for my taste anyway). I like cole slaw, but the 'usual' dressing has way too many calories.

I eat this as a full meal but you may want to serve it as a side - in that case you'll want to make more servings from it (it has 3 cups of slaw in it.)

Marilyn's Slaw
Submitted by: AMARILYNH

Minutes to Prepare: 5
Number of Servings: 1

3 cups Marketside Tri-Colored Cole Slaw
2 tbsp Kraft Light Miracle Whip Dressing
2 tbsp. Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Raspberry Vinaigrette
1 tablespoon Craisins
1 tablespoon Sunflower Seeds (Roasted and salted)
1 tablespoon PB2

Measure everything except the slaw in a bowl and mix well. Stir into the slaw and enjoy!

Serving Size: One serving

I was adding more sunflower seeds but seeing the calories of those and the craisins I decided to do with less. You can adjust those as you like.

Here are the nutrients:
Calories 196.7
Total Fat 7.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 10.0 mg
Sodium 537.4 mg
Potassium 7.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30.2 g
Dietary Fiber 8.0 g
Sugars 17.2 g
Protein 7.2 g

You may prefer more or less dressing - its kind of a 'to taste' thing. I think the PB2 was the final thing it was missing to make it just right. Also, on the Vinaigrette what I've been doing is mixing it half and half (in the bottle) with balsamic vinegar. It doesn't really change the calories but I like the taste better (the straight dressing tasted too sweet for me). It wouldn't really matter in this recipe (I don't think?) but...

By the way, if you aren't familiar with PB2, it is peanut butter that has had most of the oil removed, making it into a powder. It is made by Bell Plantation right here in Georgia and can be purchased online if you can't find it locally. I add it to my protein shakes and eat it with sliced apples. This is my first experiment with 'cooking' with it.
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