Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thai Peanut Coleslaw

I debated on whether to put this recipe up or not because it has an ingredient that I am not sure is PINK approved. That ingredient is a product called PB2.
Essentially it is a peanut powder made from dehydrated peanuts that have had 85% of the fat removed. I know that nut butters are not recommended on PINK and though I am not certain as to why I can guess it is because they tend to have a ton of fat and a lot of sugar added to them thus making it high in calories. The PB2 product has 45 calories for 2 tbsp only 1 gram of sugar and 1.5 grams of fat. While I like this product, I wouldn't recommend this product as a straight up peanut butter replacement for thing such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I have enjoyed adding it to things such as my protein shakes or in the dressing for this coleslaw. I however must emphasize that I am not sure that this coleslaw would be PINK approved because of this product so make it or eat it at your own discretion. I have chosen to use the product but I also completed the entire PINK program and am trying to find a balance to eating healthful everyday while still losing weight. I will be putting up a new tab called "Healthy Recipes" on the blog for recipes such as this one that I enjoy but that I cannot claim are 100% PINK possibly for use by those who are in preservation or trying to maintain their weight loss. Sorry for being so long winded, I just didn't want to get hundreds of emails from people saying peanuts aren't an approved food on PINK, I know this.

Thai Peanut Coleslaw (serves 2 as a main course or 4 as a side dish)

3 tbsp PB2
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp Bragg's Aminos or low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp hot sauce
2 cups coleslaw
1 1/2 cup broccoli slaw
2 green onions sliced
2 tbsp cilantro diced
2 radishes sliced
Grilled Chicken (optional, I add it when I am eating it for a meal but often will serve it as a side dish when we BBQ)

This is what PB2 looks like straight from the package.

Place all the dressing ingredients into a bowl and whisk together, let sit while you assemble the salad portion so that the flavors merry.

While the dressing sits, add all the salad ingredients to the bowl.

Pour the dressing over the salad, toss to coat the salad with the dressing. Top with grilled chicken if you desire and serve.


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