Sweet Potato Caprese Sliders

5 Jun

Sweet Potato Caprese Sliders 

Recipe Yields:  6 Sliders.  1 Slider = 1 Starch, 1/2 Vegetable, 1 Morning Cheese,  1 Fat.

Ingredients:
3 medium Sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and spiralized
3 Tbsp. Extra Light Olive Oil
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes
6 slices fresh Mozzarella
1 large Egg
Fresh Basil, for garnish
Unflavored Cooking Spray
Pepper, to taste

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spiralize sweet potatoes and place in medium-large bowl. Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add in “noodles”. Sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper and additional olive oil if needed. Cook for about 7 minutes then set aside in bowl to let cool for a few minutes. Beat the egg and mix into the sweet potato noodles.

Using the bottom of a muffin tin tray, form spiralized sweet potato into the bottom of the pan. Press down with foil if needed. Do this until all sweet potato is used up. Place these in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to form a solid structure.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with unflavored cooking spray. Place the sweet potatoes onto the baking sheet and cook for 4-5 minutes in the oven on 1 side, flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes on the other side. When done, remove from baking sheet and top with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. Drizzle with MWLC Raspberry Vinaigrette salad dressing if desired.

Pork Chops with Apple, Celery and Thyme

2 Jun

Pork Chops with Apple, Celery and Thyme

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
2 tsp. Extra Light Olive Oil
2 Boneless Center-Cut Pork Loin Chops (~3/4 inch thickness)
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 tsp. fresh Thyme leaves, chopped and divided
1/2 cup sliced Celery
2 Apples (one granny smith, one gala), spiralized or cored and thinly sliced
2 tsp. Lemon Juice
Pepper to taste

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cover a small baking sheet in foil.  Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil on the foil.  Set aside.  In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 teaspoon olive oil.  Season both sides of pork tenderloin with pepper, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the thyme leaves.  Place pork chops in hot skillet and brown for 2 minutes per side, when you flip the pork add the garlic for the last 2 minutes.  Transfer the pork/garlic to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees (do not overcook).  In the same skillet that you cooked the pork, add another teaspoon of oil, add the spiralized apples (or sliced), celery, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon thyme and a dash of pepper.  Cook for 2 minutes.  You don’t want the fruit/veggies to be soggy.  Divide apple mixture between 2 plates.  Top with one pork chop.  Enjoy!

Spiralized Cucumber Greek Salad

31 May

Spiralized Cucumber Greek Salad

Recipe Yields:  6 Servings.  3 Fats, 8 Vegetables and 1 Morning Protein.

Ingredients:

For the Dressing:
1 1/2 Tbsp. Extra Light Olive Oil
2 tsp. fresh Lemon Juice
1 packet MWLC Creamy Italian Salad Dressing
3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp. fresh Oregano, minced
1 Garlic Clove, minced
Pepper, to taste

For the Salad:
3 Cucumbers, spiralized*
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1/2 medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
1 oz. crumbled Feta Cheese

*If you don’t own a spiralizer, you can dice the cucumbers!

Preparation:
In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano and garlic. Season with pepper to taste, if desired.  Add the cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, and feta cheese to a large bowl.  Add the desired amount of dressing and toss to combine.  Enjoy!

Strawberry Corn Salsa

30 May

Strawberry Corn Salsa

Ingredients:
3 Scallions, finely minced
1/4 cup of minced Herbs (half cilantro and parsley or all parsley, or basil)
Juice of 1 large Lime (about 2 Tbsp.)
2 Spicy Peppers, minced (jalapeños, habanero or your favorite)
1/4 cup of Extra Light Olive Oil
2 cups finely diced Strawberries
1 cup cooked Corn Kernels (use raw if you prefer, or use grilled/boiled corn)

Preparation:
In a medium bowl, add the scallions, herbs, lime and olive oil.  Mix them well and then add in the strawberries and corn.  Mix the salsa and serve with melba toast, or top it over your grilled goodies!

Fizzy-Fruity Margarita

5 May

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Try MWLC’s Fizzy-Fruity Margarita to celebrate!

Ingredients:
1 Mixed Fruit Fiber Fulfill
1 8-oz. Diet 7-Up
1 serving fresh Raspberries
1 fresh Lemon, cut into wedges
1 Raspberry InstaBOOST (for rim of glass)

Preparation:
Open the InstaBOOST packet and pour onto a paper plate. Find a decorative drinking glass. Wet the rim of your glass with a fresh cut lemon. Dip the rim of the glass into the InstaBOOST until the rim of the glass is covered. Pour the can of Diet 7-Up into the glass and add Mixed Fruit Fiber packet.  Add raspberries to glass and stir all ingredients together gently.  Garnish glass with a lemon wedge.  Enjoy!

Vegetarian Mexican Salad

5 May

🎉 Happy Cinco de Mayo! 🎉

Enjoy the day (and your menu)!  Our Vegetarian Mexican Salad will add the burst of flavor you’re craving!

Servings:
1 Vegetable
1 Starch
*Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:

Dressing:
Juice from 1 Fresh Lime
2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 tsp. Chili Powder
1/8 tsp. Cumin
1/8 tsp. Paprika
1/8 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp. Onion Powder 

Salad:
1/4 cup cooked Quinoa
2 Tbsp. chopped Cilantro, divided
5 Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, halved

Preparation:

Dressing:
Whisk all the ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Salad:
In the dressing bowl, lightly mix together the cooked quinoa and dressing. Add in cilantro, tomatoes and the chicken. Toss all ingredients together.

Fizzy Citrus Peach Margarita

4 May

Have you tried our Fizzy Citrus Peach Margarita yet? It’s a delicious combination of peach, lemon and lime! Check out the recipe today! 🍹

Servings:
1 Nutritional Supplement

Ingredients:
1 small Peach, pureed
1 MWLC Lemon Razzy Nutritional Supplement
3 packets Stevia
1 can of Diet Faygo Peach Flavor
2 Tbs. Fresh Lime Juice
2 Tbs. Fresh Lemon Juice
Ice Cubes

Preparation:
Open the 3 packets of Stevia and pour them onto a paper plate. Find a decorative drinking glass. Wet the rim of your glass with a fresh cut lemon. Dip the rim of the glass into the stevia until the rim of the glass is covered. Pour the rest of the stevia into the glass. Pour the can of Diet Peach Faygo pop into the glass with the leftover stevia. Open the packet of lemon razzy and empty the packet into the glass of pop. Once the one peach is pureed, add the peach mixture to the glass. Stir all ingredients together gently. Add 2 Tbs. of fresh lime juice and 2 Tbs. of fresh lemon juice. Lastly, cut a wedge of lemon, slice the center of the lemon, and place the lemon on the rim of the glass.

 **MWLC Freedom Meal Plans ONLY**

Tropical Orange Razzy Margarita

3 May

Kick back and relax this Cinco de Mayo with a Tropical Orange Razzy Margarita! 🍹

Servings:
1 Nutritional Supplement

Ingredients:
1 Diet Orange Pop
1 MWLC Lemon Razzy Nutritional Supplement
3 packets Stevia
2 Tbs. Fresh Lime Juice

Preparation:
Open the 3 packets of Stevia and pour them onto a paper plate. Find a decorative drinking glass. Wet the rim of your glass with a fresh cut lime. Dip the rim of the glass into the stevia until the rim of the glass is covered. Pour the rest of the stevia into the glass. Next, pour the diet orange pop into the glass with the leftover stevia. Open the packet of lemon razzy and empty the packet into the glass of pop. Mix all ingredients together gently. Add 2 Tbs. of fresh lime juice. Lastly cut a wedge of lime, slice the center of the lime, and place the lime on the rim of the glass. Enjoy!

**MWLC Freedom Meal Plans ONLY**

Benefits of Cherries

2 May

Cherries may be a favorite when snacking on fruit, but there’s more benefits to this fruit than just a sweet flavor!

4 Benefits of Cherries:

1. Cherries are high in antioxidants, contributing to decreased inflammation, and reduced risk of cancer and heart disease.  Sweet cherries are rich in beta carotene, vitamin C, anthocyanins and quercetin.  Fiber, Vitamin C, carotenoids and anthocyanins act as an anti-cancer team.  Cyanidin and quercetin help by reducing free radicals.

2.  Cherries are mostly water! Made up of an average of 80% water, snacking on this fruit will help you stay hydrated.  The water and fiber content in this fruit will also help you feel full, without all the extra calories.

3. They can help relieve pain from arthritis and gout.  Some research indicates that cherries can help reduce the symptoms from gout by lowering uric acid levels and reducing C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation.

4.  This naturally sweet fruit is an easy, healthy dessert for Spring picnics.  Just throw in a bag and serve!

Try a Cherry Recipe!

Twice Baked Stuffed Sweet Potato

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Starch

Ingredients:
1/2 medium Sweet Potato
5 medium, fresh Cherries, pitted
1/2 small Orange, peeled and sliced

Preparation:
Bake sweet potato until tender.  Cool slightly and scoop pulp from sweet potato halve so it can be filled.  In a food processor, process cherries and orange slices until chunky mixture is achieved.  Mix sweet potato pulp with fruit mixture until well combined.  Scoop mixture into potato shell.  Bake at 350F oven until heated through.

Cherry Chocolate Crunch

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Starch
1 Supplement

Ingredients:
1 Chocolate Pudding Shake Supplement, prepared as pudding
1 serving Cherries, pitted
1 serving Rice Cakes, crushed

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients together well.  Chill for 2 hours and serve.

MWLC Mock Guacamole

2 May

Your diet doesn’t have to be a bust because you’re hosting a party. This Mock Guacamole is the perfect dip to add to your Cinco de Mayo menu and keep you on track!

Servings:
3 Vegetables

Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked Asparagus, trimmed
1 Tbs. Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 cup Cilantro, coarsely chopped
1/4 medium onion chopped
1/4 medium Jalapeno Pepper, minced
1 small Tomato, chopped
1 medium Garlic Clove, minced
1/8 tsp. black pepper, to taste

Preparation:
Bring large pot of water to boil.  Add asparagus and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.  Place asparagus into food processor and puree until smooth.  Stir in remaining ingredients and serve.