Diabetic Cooking

Stegosaurus Salad

Preparation time: 5 minutes.


  • 1 lettuce leaf
  • 1/4 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 peach half canned in juice, drained
  • 2 purple grapes
  • 1 teaspoon slivered almonds


Wash the lettuce leaf, blot dry, and place on a salad plate. Spoon cottage cheese in the center of the lettuce. Place the peach half over the cottage cheese, round side up. Place 1 grape as the head. Cut the other grape into 4 pieces and place around peach half as feet. Stick slivered almonds in a row behind the head and across the back as spikes. Serve right away or carefully cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.

Yield: 1 serving.

Serving size: 1 salad.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 114 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 225 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 fruit, 1 lean meat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

Tami Ross is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.