Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Recipe: Guiltless Coleslaw

coleslaw

One serving of coleslaw from a fast food restaurant can contain as much as 11 grams of fat. Here is a lower-fat version that only has 3 grams of fat per serving and makes a great side dish with a sandwich. You can also use it to top a BBQ pork sandwich or a reduced-fat hot dog.
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Recipe: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Native to the Andes Mountains, quinoa is low in sodium, high in fiber, gluten-free and a complete protein, according to the UGA Extension publication “Mother Grain: Quinoa.” It was the food of the Incans and their descendants.
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Recipe: Strawberry Creme Pie

Strawberry Creme Pie

Pick-your-own strawberry farms dapple the state and, after being planted in the fall, are ripe for the picking for about six to 10 weeks beginning as early as March. Fat-free, low in calories and a good source of folic acid, potassium and fiber, eight medium-sized strawberries yield 160 percent of the U.S. recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
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Back to Basics: Carb Counting

USDA MyPlate

By now, you probably know that carbohydrates are a nutrient in food that affects your blood sugar. Eat too many, and your blood sugar may get too high. If you don’t eat enough carbohydrate, your blood sugar may be too low.
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