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Dinner: πŸ₯— Big Salad πŸ₯—

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Since we have been having a lot of hot temperatures lately, I decided to have a homemade big salad. The salad had dried cranberries, black and green olives, sliced white mushrooms, creamy cesar Greek yogurt and meatless bacon bits with mashed salmon all mixed together. It was really good and filling. 74 carbs. for the entire meal.

Stay safe and healthy!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

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Your salad dinner sounds scrumptious Leah. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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Thank you! I really enjoyed it a lot. It was really good with the hot temperatures being in the 90's lately. :-)

Sounds scrumptious! Enjoy Activity2004 and stick with the salads - hard to beat!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‡

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I love salads. I try to have one at least once a week. :-)

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Believe it or not, I have a salad for dinner on EVERY weekday and have done for some 25 years! I allow myself 2 'sin-days' at the weekends when I indulge in some oven chips on Saturdays and steamed potatoes on Sundays.

I never ever get bored of my salad - I just change the main ingredient each day!

Your recipe above is definitely one I intend to try although I don't eat meat so it'll have to a substitute of some kind! ;-)

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I use salmon or tuna for the protein.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

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Sweet! I'm a 'pescatarian', i.e., a vegetarian who eats fish and I have salmon & tuna every now and then, usually as 'steaks', with my salads - otherwise it's a Quorn meat substitute.

I've read a few posts where some people have noted that they don't enjoy the texture/taste of Quorn but as I haven't ate meat now in 35+ years, I don't really have anything to compare it with - in any case, ... I really enjoy it!

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I use mashed tuna and/or salmon so everything is mixed together when it’s in the salad.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

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Sounder very healthy, did you have raw mushrooms? I am having salad tonight

with some nut luncheon : >

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I had sliced mushrooms noncooked. Very good. :-)

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Ive never tried uncooked mushrooms - yummy

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They're really good-- especially when added to a salad big or small. :-)

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😁

That sounds lovely Leah and I bet that really tasted good.

Alicia xx :)

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You're right about that! It was very good! :-)

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Oh it's so good when a dish of food turns out wellπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹

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You said it perfectly!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

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Yum yum πŸŒˆπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹xx

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Hi Activity2004

Your big salad sounds really scrumptious! I bet it was tasty.

Zest :-)

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It was really tasty, Zest. :-) I will see if we can have another one hopefully next week. I hope we have enough salad to have a big salad. If not, then I will have a side salad with something as the main dish. :-)

My wife liked this so much. She is trying to lose a bit of weight and I support that. I want her to be healthy. Much smarter than I

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Has the doctor suggested carb. counting for both of you?

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Not for me,I am losing weight, for my wife, Dr did tell my wife to watch her carbs. I have been encouraging her and been very supportive. Unfortunately, she hits snacks after eating. I gingerly try and say” do you need that” Got her into yogurt.Difficult for her. That beautiful person sitting next to me

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Does she want to try Greek yogurt? I eat it for breakfast, ( sometimes) at lunch and before bedtime with a protein snack bar.

She has been staring, I have been eating yogurt since β€˜70’s. Managed to get her into it, yet she did sneak an ice cream-I have to ease her into this transformation. I don’t want her on meds if she/I/anyone can help

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That’s right. Doing things slowly is the best way to do anything that changes a person’s diet/exercise routine.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

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Please do not misunderstand, I can spot a smart and supportive person. Your personal medical issue has given you perspective to help others. You speak like a professional dietician, and that is a compliment in my highest regard

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Thank you for saying that. I have been diabetic for 39 years.

Staying well that long as a diabetic takes a lot of work, watching blood sugar, other tests, I am sure you know, hemoglobin A1C, etc. That is a testament itself in how well you controlled it. And for that, also rarely give a gold star ⭐️

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Thank you! I also use a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) system to see blood sugars every 5 minutes.

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I am glad you have current technology to assist you. I had a friend around age 7-8( girl just a friend) My parents took us to an amusement park. Cotton Candy etc. She became ill with juvenile diabetes. She tried to enjoy life to fullest, she asked and I was honored to take her to her senior prom. She had a child, again a sad moment when she passed away at a young age. I am glad for the advancement in diabetes. A few decades with that advancement, I wish she was here. A real friend

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The Senior prom sounded like you both enjoyed it. I’m sorry to hear about your friend passing away.

When I was born, that was around the same time as insulin was discovered.

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Amazing, a statement to your success in managing a difficult medical illness & that was a while back-you are here for a reason!

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Thank you! I try to do everything possible so I don’t drop extremely fast since I’m considered brittle type 1.

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I have been using the CGM for 5.5 years now.

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But you managed this disease before that technology. 39 years, do you even comprehend how well you have managed it. πŸ€—

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My parents and brother help me when I need it.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

I will be back in the morning tomorrow. Have a wonderful night. Good night!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ˜΄πŸŒˆ

And that’s what we want-friends, family, medical help. But you managed it for so long. It’s not my place, type 1& 2 are different as you know. Almost 40 years to me is simply again all I can say is amazing. YOU -followed the science, the Drs & and yourself. Those who don’t, really have problems and you may have some, but that is not my interest. Thank You for sharing this-When I gave you a gold star ⭐️, I mean it from my heart β€οΈπŸ€—

I knew what type you were, but I did not want to be the one to bring it up, but it makes it so much more relevant. Remember my dear little friend, I took to a prom. I certainly do-you are here, helping me, not the other way. You have my deep respect. You have humbled me in this moment. πŸ€—β€οΈβœ…

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Thank you! That means a lot to me.

Talk to you later tomorrow anytime you’re free.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ˜΄πŸ™

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Text me if you choose, I still want recipes and updates should you choose on how you are-

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