Busy People's Low-Fat Cookbook
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Sassy Slaw
My secret ingredients turn regular coleslaw into an extra special dish that always gets rave reviews. 


(20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice


cup fat-free coleslaw dressing (I use T. Marzetti.)
1 (16-ounce) package coleslaw 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Discard 1 cup of juice from the can of pineapple
Thoroughly mix the pineapple (with remaining juice), coleslaw, dressing, and cinnamon in a medium-size bowl.
Keep chilled until ready to use.
Yield: 10 (1/2-cup) servings
Calories: 58; Fat: 0g (0% fat); Cholesterol: 9mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Protein: 1g; Sodium: 242mg

Total preparation time:
5 minutes or less
Menu idea: This is a delicious side vegetable for any cookout or barbecue. It's great with chicken, pork, fish, or beef entrées.
Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salad
If you like BLT sandwiches, you'll love this salad.. 



3/4 cup fat-free sour cream 1 quart cherry tomatoes, cut in half
3/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise 2 medium heads Romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces


cup Splenda or 1/3 cup sugar


1 teaspoon liquid smoke    
1 (3-1/4 ounce) container imitation bacon bits    

To make the dressing, mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, Splenda, liquid smoke, and bacon bits until well blended.
Gently toss the dressing with the tomatoes and lettuce.
Keep chilled until ready to serve.
Note: If you want a thinner dressing, add 1/4 cup skim milk.
Note: Do not put the dressing on the salad until almost ready to serve, or the lettuce will get soggy.
Yield: 10 servings
Calories: 110; Fat: 3g (23% fat); Cholesterol: 5mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Protein: 7g; Sodium: 332mg

Preparation time:
15 minutes or less
Menu idea: This is good as a side salad with fish, chicken, beef, or pork.