I don’t know about you, but when I’m sitting around my house and those hunger pangs start, I walk over to the fridge and look inside. I look even if I know there’s nothing there, hopeful my refrigerator magically developed a portal to the grocery store. I’ll admit it; sometimes I get lazy with cooking. That’s why I love when my fridge is stocked with ready to eat food, and since I got my hands on the latest FREE eCookbook from EverydayDiabeticRecipes.com my fridge has never looked better. Plus, healthy meal planning has never been easier!
Delightful Deli Salads: 27 Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes, Chicken Salad Recipe, & More is a completely FREE eCookbook featuring 27 full-color recipes for easy throw-together salads that keep for days. It’s great because I can spend one day making lunch for the entire week. Last Thursday I made a double recipe of the Garden Tuna Salad and my boyfriend and I ate it for lunch over the next four days. You’d think eating the same thing for days in a row would be boring, but it wasn’t because deli salads are so versatile! We changed it up by pairing the tuna salad with a leafy green salad, spreading some in a veggie wrap, and making a toasty Panini with Swiss cheese (that was our favorite). Plus, it gave us a great protein boost that lasted until our afternoon snack! I plan to make the Creamy Dill Chicken Salad next week. 🙂
I also love how healthy this eCookbook is. Each recipe is made with lighter ingredients and comes with complete nutritional information. Being able to count my proteins, carbs, and sugars allows me to know where I can “give and take” through out the day. And what’s even better is that many of these recipes are low-carb and low-calorie, which really helps me stay on track. I use to pass on those creamy potato salads at potlucks, but with recipes like Dill Potato Salad I can enjoy!
Here’s a tip for making your weeknight dinners easier: make the sides ahead of time. And don’t worry about planning the week’s proteins, because the recipes in this eCookbook go great with anything! Make something like the Easy Peasy Pea Salad and you’ll have a ready-made veggie side dish that’s low-carb and only 51 calories. Instead of spending time making baked or mashed potatoes, make the Un-Beet-Able Potato Salad. It’s a light and creamy salad with a few special ingredients, and it keeps for days. Oh, and if you’re going low-carb then don’t miss the Cauliflower Salad, because it’s like a faux loaded potato salad! It’s a big stress relief when you already have half of dinner made, and with Delightful Deli Salads you’ll have a ton of options…
And non of your food will go to waste, because all of the leftovers can be transformed into something completely new! If you have some leftover South-of-the-Border Corn Salad try combining it with salsa for a great dip. Mix any leftover recipe into a leafy green salad or stuff it into a wrap to really kick up your meal. Creamier salads are great when paired with veggie sticks or thin crackers for a satisfying afternoon snack.
I hope you visit everydaydiabeticrecipes.com and download your own FREE copy of Delightful Deli Salads: 27 Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes, Chicken Salad Recipes, & More. It will make planning weekday lunches and dinners easier, plus it’s full of good-for-you recipes!
What is your favorite deli salad?