On Christmas day I went to my son’s home and then to his Sister-in-laws home for Christmas dinner. Heather had made a broccoli salad that I tried and knew that I would need to modify to make myself. This was very good and I knew that I would make it often.
I looked online for the recipe and found it but had to change the measurements and use Splenda (or other sugar replacement of choice) instead of sugar. It calls for raisins and I did put them into the recipe but I drastically reduced the amount of them. It comes out to 9.5 carbs per serving but it also has 8.2 grams of protein. If you choose to leave the raisins out of the recipe the net carb count becomes 4.4. The recipe also called for onions but Heather was out of them so she didn’t put them in it. I don’t like raw onion so I intentionally left them out. I can see me taking this in my cooler for lunch. Eating low carb doesn’t have to be boring. 🙂
Now before people start making comments about the Splenda let me give this disclaimer. Each person must make this decision for themselves as to which sugar replacement that wish to use. I can not use any xylitol, malitol or sorbitol as it causes digestive issues for me. I do not like the taste of Stevia or Agave Nectar. Splenda is my choice based on taste. You must make your own choice according to your own preference.
- 1/2 pound bacon, cut into small pieces and cooked
- 3 heads of broccoli
- 1/2 cup raisins, do not pack cup
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
- 1/4 cup Splenda or other sugar replacement
Cook bacon and drain on towel. Add bacon, broccoli, raisins and sunflower seeds in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix mayonnaise, vinegar and Splenda. Add to broccoli mixture and stir well. Keep refrigerated and serve cold. Serves 12.
Nutritional Information per serving: Calories- 208, Carbs 15.1, Fiber- 5.6, Protein- 8.2
Net Carbs- 9.5 with raisins, 4.4 without raisins