This time of year there are usually great sales on turkey and ham. So I buy as much as I can, cook, slice, put portions in the freezer for later use. This way, I have saved money and can eat healthy meats at a later date. Since they are already cooked, preparing them for a meal takes less time.
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For my husband and me, our favorite "date night" is to pack a picnic of turkey and ham sub sandwiches and fresh fruit. We walk down to the beach a mile away and watch the sunset into the Gulf of Mexico while we talk about our lives. It's so romantic and basically FREE.
Some Suggestions: Part Skim String Cheese, HARD BOILED EGG, PISTACHIOS, Turkey or Ham Lettuce Wraps, COTTAGE CHEESE AND CHOPPED ONION, SUGAR FREE JELLO, POPCORN, celery & peanut butter, rice cakes and Peanut butter, Sunflower seeds, sugar free popsicles, no added sugar fudgesicles, Grape tomatoes, walnuts, raw veggies. Still Count Carbs or calories.
If you are diabetic a Salad should be a part of your daily diet. Cucumbers, radishes, celery, and spinach, Avocado chopped walnuts, slivered Almonds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, artichokes, shredded carrots and shredded cabbage added to the mix. Add some Turkey chunks, ham chunks, or chicken and low fat dressing. Change it up. Maybe just tomato, red onion and Romaine. Some chopped olives...some many options...just do it!
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