Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Pin Me Recipe! (Or Join the Pinterest Movement)

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Last year, on the recommendation of a fellow T1D mom, I joined the Pinterest movement.  At the time, I wasn't fully sure of what Pinterest could do for me but since my dear friend was raving about it, I thought, why not? 


Pinterest has now become the what can it NOT do for me website!

Pinterest has it all... beautiful pictures, amazing ideas, simple instructions and best of all, a link to every and anything imaginable.

It is seriously that cool.

One of my favorites is the recipes.  Drool. Drool. Drool.

This week, I printed out a low carbalicious recipe for Pimento Cheese .  Many new moms (along with seasoned veterans like me) are constantly looking for ideas that allow their children to freely eat without worry of blood glucose spikes or insulin bolus/injections.

This one fits perfectly!

My not so beautiful but very delicious Aunt Sissy Si's Pimento Cheese Sandwich

After making and tasting ours today, my girls gave this recipe a thumbs up!  Very kid friendly and super delicious with minimal prep to serving time.

Here is the original link to this yummy recipe and for your ease, here is a copy of the recipe.

Aunt Sissy Si’s Pimento Cheese Sandwich
  • 4 oz jar diced pimentos
  • 8 oz brick of medium cheddar
  • equal parts mayo and salad dressing (to taste and for good consistency)
  • dash of salt
  • secret ingredient . . . about 1/4 teaspoon of horseradish, more or less, to taste
  • fluffy white bread
Mix everything together. It is better the next day and will keep for several days in the fridge.

Carbohydrate Count
I substituted the salad dressing for Miracle Whip which has 2 gram of carbohydrates per 1 Tablespoon.  Depending on how much you use, this still will most likely work out to about 4 grams of carbohydrates (or less) per serving... total! 

I also tweaked the amount of horseradish to 1.5 teaspoon as our family likes a bit of a kick.  Doing so allowed me to omit the salt as I felt the cheese already had a bit of salty goodness anyway.

Just add the bread of your choice (or crackers, etc.) and be sure to count carbs for that as well. 

An optional serving idea is to use fresh vegetables such as celery or cucumber for a virtually free snack!

Hope you enjoy!

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