Mushroom Beef and Broccoli

20 Sep

Need a healthy dinner idea?  Look no further!

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Mushroom Beef and Broccoli

Servings:
1 Protein
1.5 Vegetables
1 Starch
1 Nutrient
Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 portion of Boneless Chuck Roast, cut in slices
1 cup Broccoli
1 Clove Garlic
1/4 medium Onion, diced
1 MWLC Mushroom Soup Nutritional Supplement
1 packet MWLC Italian Dressing
1/4 cup Long Grain Brown Rice
4 Tbsp. Water

Preparation:
Whisk together MWLC Mushroom Soup, MWLC Italian Dressing, water, onion and garlic into the crock pot. Place slices of beef in the liquid and toss to coat. Cover with lid and cook on low heat for 5 hours. Add the broccoli over the beef and sauce. Gently stir to combine. Cover with lid and cook 30 minutes to cook broccoli. Make the rice according to the package and serve meat and broccoli over warm rice.

Pumpkin Cappuccino

18 Sep

The perfect drink for cooler fall weather?  Warm up with a Pumpkin Cappuccino of course!

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Pumpkin Cappuccino

Servings:
1 Nutrient
1 Supplement

Ingredients:
1 packet MWLC Proticcino Nutritional Supplement
1 packet MWLC Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shake Nutritional Supplement (Product available seasonally only)
12 oz. Water

Preparation:
Pour 12 oz. water in a large microwave mug, heat in microwave until water is hot 1-2 minutes. Pour in 1 packet of MWLC Proticcino and 1 packet of MWLC Pumpkin Pie Pudding/Shake and stir until mixed well together.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

18 Sep

Pumpkin Spice and everything nice!  Add a little excitement to your coffee with our Pumpkin Spice Latte!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Servings:
1 Dairy
1 Supplement

Ingredients:
1 cup Milk
1 packet MWLC Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shake Nutritional Supplement (Product available seasonally only)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon,
1/2 cup strong hot Coffee

Preparation:
Combine the milk, pumpkin pudding, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium sauce pan, heat until the milk is hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk vigorously until the milk mixture is foamy, about 30 seconds.

Pour coffee into a large mug, add the milk mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon.

5 Reasons Why Reusable Water Bottles Are Better

17 Sep

While water might seem basic on the surface, it’s actually the basis of beverages. Though it has zero calories and no real nutrients, drinking water is essential for humans.

There’s a lot of conflicting data about how much water Americans drink per day, but according to National Geographic, which cites data from Beverage Marketing Corporation, a family of four can consume a case of plastic water bottles in a week — and that’s a conservative estimate. It might not seem like much on the surface, but added up, it equates to 1.7 billion bottles per year! Sadly, most of those bottles end up in landfills, contributing to the earth’s serious pollution problems. To be specific, the Container Recycling Institute estimates that more than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills and incinerators daily.

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So what can you do to help reverse this trend and still stay hydrated? Simple: Fill your glasses and reusable bottles with filtered water from your home. This isn’t just the better option when it comes to environmental protection and sustainability, but it’s also a healthier choice for your body and life.

Still unconvinced to switch? Here are five benefits of ditching plastic that will keep you (and the earth) healthy and happy:

1. YOU’LL SAVE MONEY
If you buy a new plastic water bottle every time you’re thirsty, you’re probably shelling out anywhere from $1–$4 per bottle, sometimes more. “According to the Institutes of Medicine, fluid consumption guidelines are 11.5 cups of liquid a day for women, and 15 cups for men,” says Leslie Bonci, MPH, founder of Active Eating Advice. If your average plastic bottle is 16.9 ounces and you’re following the guidelines, using your own bottle would save a woman anywhere between $6–24, while a man could save between $8–32, depending on the price of the disposable water bottle. And so many places with high foot traffic — airports, parks and even offices — have water fountains now, so it’s not difficult to find a place to fill your bottle.

2. YOU’LL HELP REDUCE WASTE
Nobody wants to be part of polluting the Earth. “Plastic bottles are not often recycled, and the single-use aspect of bottled water promotes waste creation,” explains Mary Ellen Mallia, PhD, director of the office of environmental sustainability at the University at Albany. “A bottle can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.” Essentially, that much more pollution is created by using plastic bottles and if they are not recycled properly, they can lead to the leaching of toxins into the land or, if the bottles are incinerated in waste facilities, toxins in the air. If you have a reusable bottle, you’re not contributing to this garbage.

3. YOU’LL LIKELY DRINK MORE WATER
If you carry water with you at all times, chances are you’ll stay more hydrated. “The visual stimulation can encourage us to drink more,” says Bonci. “If we don’t see the water, we may be less likely to think about drinking it.” The key here is to make sure you always have liquid in the bottle. Bonus: Drinking more water can also lead to things like improved skin.

4. YOU’LL AVOID BPA
Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical found in many products including plastic water bottles. In many cases, the chemical has been linked to certain cancers. By avoiding disposable plastic bottles altogether, you’re also avoiding exposure to possible life-threatening disease. Glass and stainless steel are great choices.

5. YOU’LL REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS
“Plastic water bottles are often created from oil, specifically a petroleum product called polyethylene terephthalate, also known as PET,” explains Mallia. “This use of oil, coupled with the energy needed to produce the bottle and water, creates carbon emissions.” Therefore, switching to reusable water bottles or a filtered water pitchers can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Tackling our addiction to plastic is overwhelming, but switching from bottled water a refillable container is one small step you can take that can have a huge impact on your future.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding

17 Sep

Pumpkin + Cheesecake + Pudding = Yes please!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Dairy
1 Nutrient
1 Supplement

Ingredients:
1 serving Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
1 Cheesecake Pudding Nutritional Supplement
1 Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shake Nutritional Supplement (Product available seasonally only)
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Ginger
1 packet Splenda Brown Sugar
1 serving fresh Strawberries, sliced

Preparation:
Prepare the Cheesecake and Pumpkin Pie Supplements per the Pudding directions on the back of the packets. Combine the serving of yogurt and both of the pudding supplements in a blender until they are smooth. Next add the Splenda brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger to the pudding combination and mix them all together. Top the Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding with the sliced strawberries and enjoy. For a cold dessert treat, chill the Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding in the refrigerator.

Pumpkin Pie

17 Sep

This Pumpkin Pie can be made with our seasonal Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shake Nutrtional Supplement OR our Vanilla Shake!

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Pumpkin Pie

Servings:
0.5 Protein
1 Vegetable
1 Starch
1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 MWLC Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shake Nutritional Supplement (Product available seasonally only – use MWLC Vanilla Pudding Shake instead, if desired)
1 slice Diet Bread, crust removed
1 cup Summer Squash, cooked
1/2 serving Cottage Cheese
4 oz. Water
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1-2 servings Stevia

Preparation:
Place bread in a small muffin tin or custard cup sprayed with unflavored cooking spray. Mix drained squash and all other ingredients together with a mixer. Pour over bread and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

Pumpkin Roll

16 Sep

Have you tried our Pumpkin Roll recipe yet?

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Pumpkin Roll

Servings:
1 Nutrient
1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 MWLC Pumpkin Pie Nutritional Supplement (Product available seasonally only)
1 MWLC Pancake Nutritional Supplement
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1 packet Splenda Brown Sugar

Preparation:
In a small mixing bowl, prepare the Pumpkin Pie Nutritional Supplement into a pudding, as per directions on the packet. Place the pudding to the side, or if you like cold pudding, refrigerate. Next, per the directions, make the batter of the Pancake Nutritional Supplement. Stir the cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar into the pancake batter before cooking. In a medium skillet, on low heat, use the pancake batter to create one big pancake, spread the batter thinly into the skillet, like a tortilla shell. Flip the pancake once the top starts to form bubbles. Once the pancake is cooked on both sides, place it on a large plate, spread the Pumpkin Pie pudding over top of the entire pancake and roll the pancake up. Cut the rolled up pancake into sections, then serve.

Pumpkin Bread

16 Sep

Have you tried our seasonal Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shake Nutritional Supplement yet?  So tasty, versatile and available for a limited time!

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Pumpkin Bread

Servings:
1 Nutrient
1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 MWLC Pancake Nutritional Supplement
1 MWLC Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shake Nutritional Supplement (Product available seasonally only)
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Allspice
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
Water

Preparation:
Mix all of the ingredients and 5 oz. water together in a bowl. Spray a microwave safe dish with unflavored cooking spray and spread the mixture on the bottom. Microwave the mixture until cooked. Cut into slices.

Pumpkin Popsicles

15 Sep

Fun fall flavor + sweet summer treat = YUM!!!  It’s a perfect blend of two seasons with our Pumpkin Popsicles!

Pumpkin Popsicles

Servings:
1 Dairy
1 Supplement

Ingredients:
1 MWLC Pumpkin Pie Pudding/Shake Nutritional Supplement (Product available seasonally only)
4 oz. plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
Water

Preparation:
In a medium bowl, mix the MWLC Pumpkin Pie Pudding with water as directed on package, set aside. In another bowl, mix the Greek yogurt and cinnamon together. In Popsicle molds or ice cube trays, layer the two mixture together alternating the pumpkin and yogurt mixture, place popsicle sticks in the middle and place in freezer until frozen.

 

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