"This medley of beans won the enthusiastic approval of my husband, who says he'll eat low-fat, low-cholesterol food only if ti tastes really good," relates Bonnie McKinsey from Greenville, South Carolina. "The peas and corn add crunch and color."
"As a busy wife and mother of eight, I'm always on th look out for tasty and nutritious recipes," shares Rhoda Wenger of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. "With its mild curry flavor, nutty crunch and veggie garnish, this one easily passed my test!"
Honey adds a sweet touch to this combination of colorful peppers from Christa Boylston of Shelby, North Carolina. "I've made it a number of times for small dinner parties," Christa shares. "Everyone I've served this salad to comments on how pretty and flavorful it is."
In New Windsor, New York, Barbara Garity whips up a crisp fruit salad that carries an unexpected crunch from low-fat granola. "I developed the recipe to try to get more fruit into my family's diet," she explains. "I make it with whatever fruits are in season."
"I adapted this great-tasting wholesome salad from another recipe," notes Marge Chapko from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. "I serve it to family , friends and even people who don't like barley#151;and they end up asking for the recipe. I sometimes turn it into a main dish by adding leftover meat."
Not only is this salad a treat to eat, it's a delight to the eyes, thanks to the vibrant green and red ingredients. "I made it by combining several recipes, then added a few extra touches," tells Cathy Linzbach of East Grand Forks, Minnesota. "It's great to serve at ladies' luncheon."
"My teenage sons can't get enough of this dish," confides Diana Mullins of Lexington, Kentucky. "I like it, too. The grilled chicken strips make the salad hearty enough for a meal...but the assorted fresh veggies keep it nice and light."
Tart and refreshing, this side salad is a big hit at Judy Roberts' Las Vegas, Nevada home. With all the tasty toppings—including red onion, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese and a zesty dressing—you'd never know it has just 7 grams of fat. "Tiny pasta called orzo gives it extra interest," Judy notes.
Refreshing mint gives the gorgeous salad an unusual twist. It's a "must" on my brunch buffet. Even people who aren't big fruit eaters devour this colorful combination...then ask for the recipe.
—Becky Murdock of Hernando, Mississippi