Tasty, good for you and low in carbs--this wilted spinach salad fits the bill. Turkey bacon and reduced-fat feta cheese keep the fat and calories low, while the spinach and roasted sweet peppers add vitamins A and C.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • To prepare the dressing: in a medium skillet, cook bacon according to package directions; remove from skillet. Cool slightly; chop and set aside. In the same skillet, whisk together vinegar, oil, sugar, garlic, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  • In a medium bowl, combine chopped bacon, spinach, roasted peppers, almonds, and feta cheese. Drizzle with warm dressing. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.


Tips: Choose from Splenda(R) Granular or Sweet'N Low(R) bulk or packets as a sugar substitute. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 teaspoon sugar. Nutrition Information Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 116 cal., 5 g carb. Carb choices: 0

To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts

123.3 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 6.8g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 2.7g; fat 8.8g 14% DV; saturated fat 1.6g 8% DV; cholesterol 8.8mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 2864.3IU 57% DV; vitamin c 47.2mg 79% DV; folate 61mcg 15% DV; calcium 66.2mg 7% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 51.3mg 18% DV; potassium 292.8mg 8% DV; sodium 176.5mg 7% DV.