Fussy plate salad | Basic cheese, ham & egg salad | Gestational Diabetes UK
fussy plate salad a basic cheese ham and egg salad

This fussy plate salad is something I wanted to add to the website recipes because so many times I hear “I’m a fussy eater” in my Facebook group and so I wanted to share that eating a GD diet doesn’t have to be fancy or full of strange ingredients that you may not like with foods mixed and touching.

The ‘fussy plate’ salad, is a basic ham, cheese and egg salad, but these are just ideas and you can tweak this as much as you like! There needs to be plenty of protein and natural fats on the plate, alongside some salad and a small serving of carbs. I’ve not added starchy carbs to this recipe, but you should add your preferred and better-tolerated carbs: 3 egg-sized cooked new potatoes, 3 tablespoons of cooked rice or pasta, a slice of bread, or 2 Ryvitas.

fussy plate salad a basic cheese ham and egg salad

Fussy plate salad

Fussy plate salad | Basic cheese, ham & egg salad | Gestational Diabetes UK
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Course: Main Meals, Salads
Cuisine: British
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: salad
Free or Subscription Recipe: Free Recipe
Free from: coconut, gluten, nuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 763kcal
Author: Jo Paterson

Ingredients

  • 3 slices ham or chicken, turkey, beef, corned beef, pork, Quorn
  • 1 large boiled egg hard or soft boiled
  • 50 grams cheese cheddar, or edam, feta, halloumi, cottage cheese
  • 60 grams coleslaw full-fat
  • 6 small pickled onions or pickled beetroot slices
  • 1 medium tomato or 4 cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ medium cucumber sliced
  • 1 handful lettuce iceberg, mixed leaves, romaine, gem, baby spinach, rocket
  • 1 small celery stick
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise

Instructions

For the boiled egg

  • Place the egg into a saucepan and cover with water. Allow the water to cover the egg by at least 2cm
    NOTE: boiled eggs make for a great snack, so it is handy to cook a few at the same time, then store in the shell, in the fridge for a quick snack!
  • Bring the pan of water to a boil. Then cover and turn off the heat. Leave the egg to cook for 7 – 8 minutes for a softer jammy egg, or 9 -10 minutes for a hard-boiled egg
  • Carefully remove the egg from the saucepan and place it in iced water (or very cold water) to stop it from cooking. This also helps to stop the egg yolk from going black/green in colour
  • Once the egg is cool enough to handle, remove, crack, then roll it on a flat surface and place it back in the pan of water. This is to help to peel the egg without breaking the white into pieces
  • Lift out the egg and gently peel away the shell, then cut in half

For the salad

  • Plate up your preferred salad ingredients, aiming to fill the plate with plenty of protein, natural fats and some salad vegetables as suggested in the ingredients. Serve with full-fat mayonnaise as an extra fat to help pair any carbs

Notes

The ‘fussy plate’ salad, is a basic ham, cheese and egg salad, but these are just ideas and you can tweak this as much as you like! There needs to be plenty of protein and natural fats on the plate, alongside some salad and a small serving of carbs. I’ve not added starchy carbs to this recipe, but you should add your preferred and better-tolerated carbs: 3 egg-sized cooked new potatoes, 3 tablespoons of cooked rice or pasta, a slice of bread, or 2 Ryvitas.
Please note that the nutritional values shown are just a basic guide and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used. 
If you would like to make your own coleslaw, check out this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 763kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 60g | of which saturates: 19g | Fibre: 3g | of which sugars: 11g