Cucumber, Blackberry, Peach Salad

21 Aug

It’s still National Peach Month!  We have the perfect cool, tart and sweet recipe for you!

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Cucumber, Blackberry, Peach Salad

Servings:
1.5 Vegetables
1.5 Fruits
Freedom and Fast Track 2.0 Approved

Ingredients:
1 cup Mixed Greens
1/4 medium Cucumber, diced
1/2 small Peach, pitted and sliced
2/3 cup Blackberries

Preparation:
Fill bowl with mixed greens.Top with peach, blackberries, cucumber. Drizzle with desired dressing (MWLC Raspberry Vinaigrette is recommended) and serve immediately.

 

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Lemon Meringue Pie

15 Aug

It’s National Lemon Meringue Pie Day so how else would you celebrate?

Lemon Meringue Pie

Servings:
1 Starch
1 Nutrient
1 Snack
Suitable for Fast Track patients

Ingredients:
1 MWLC Tangy Lemon Pudding Nutritional Supplement
1 MWLC Lemon Meringue Bar15
1 serving Melba Toast, crushed

Preparation:
Place the lemon bar in a glass dish with 2-3 ounces of water. Microwave the bar and water for one minute, until soft. Stir the bar into the water and mix until they become a thick liquid. Crush up serving of Melba toast and add 3/4 of the Melba toast to your melted bar. Mix together until thick. Place the mixture into a pie slice dish. Create the lemon pudding per the instructions on the package and spread over top of the bar and Melba toast mixture. Use the last of the Melba toast and spread it over top of the lemon pudding.

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Root Beer Floats

14 Aug

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day – celebrate with our Root Beer Float recipe or Chocolate Root Beer Float with a twist!

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Root Beer Float

Servings:
1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track patients

Ingredients:
8 oz. Diet, Caffeine-Free Root Beer
1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement
3-4 Ice Cubes

Preparation:
Blend ingredients and enjoy!

Chocolate Root Beer Float

Servings:
1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track patients

Ingredients:
1 Chocolate Pudding Shake Supplement
8 oz. Diet, Caffeine-Free Root Beer
3-4 Ice Cubes

Preparation:
Blend ingredients and enjoy!

 

 

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Creamsicle Shake

14 Aug

It’s National Creamsicle Day!  Yum!

Creamsicle Shake

Servings:
• 1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
• 1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement
• 8 oz. Diet Orange Soda

Preparation:
Whip in blender and freeze or chill in separate container. Enjoy!

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Seasoning Blends: All Purpose and Spicy Seasoning

13 Aug

Making your own seasonings is an easy way to satisfy your tastebuds!  Sprinkle these seasonings on vegetables or lean meats for instant flavor!

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All Purpose Seasoning

Servings:
Suitable for Fast Track patientsSuitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
3 Tbs. Onion Powder
1 Tbs. Garlic Powder
1 Tbs. Paprika
1 tsp. Dry Basil
1/2 tsp. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/2 tsp. Celery Seed
1 tsp. Ground Coriander
1 dash Nutmeg

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients well in a small jar with a shaker top. Sprinkle on anything you desire.

Spicy Seasoning Blend

Servings:
Suitable for Fast Track patientsSuitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. Celery Seed
1 Tbsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp. Crushed Oregano
1 Tbsp. Crushed Thyme
1 ½ tsp. Ground Bay Leaf
1 ½ tsp. Black Pepper
1 ½ tsp. Ground Cloves

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake mixture well. Yields about 1/2 cup.

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Peaches Delight

10 Aug

August is National Peach Month!  Our Peaches Delight will surely do just that!

Peaches Delight

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Starch
1 Supplement
1 Snack

Ingredients:
1 serving Peaches
1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement (Prepared)
1 Butter Pecan Bar
1 serving Cereal or Melba Toast (Crushed) Spices to taste

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

 

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Crunchy Baked Catfish

8 Aug

It’s National Catfish Month!  Need a dinner idea?  Try our Crunchy Baked Catfish!

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Crunchy Baked Catfish

Servings:
1 Protein
1 Starch
Suitable for Fast Track patientsSuitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 serving Catfish
1 Breadstick, crumbled
2 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend
Juice from 1/2 fresh Lemon

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray unflavored cooking spray on a baking pan. Place catfish fillet in pan. Evenly sprinkle top of fish with 1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend. Squeeze lemon juice over fish. Toss crumbled breadstick with remaining 1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend. Carefully top the fillet with the breadstick crumbs. Bake for 20 minutes or until the fish is fork tender.

 

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Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Bites

3 Aug

It’s National Watermelon Day!  Looking for a cool, crisp and refreshing snack?  Try our Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Bites!

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Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Bites

Servings:
1 Protein
1 Vegetable
1 Fruit
** Freedom Meal Plans 4-7 ONLY

Ingredients:
1/2 medium Cucumber, cut into slices
1 cup Watermelon, cubed
1 oz. Low- Fat Feta Cheese, crumbled
1/2 Tbsp fresh Lime Juice
1/2 tsp fresh Mint, finely chopped

Preparation:
Arrange cucumber slices. Place a watermelon cube on each cucumber slice. Sprinkle the feta on top. Mix together the lime juice and mint. Before serving, drizzle this mixture over the stacks.

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National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

1 Aug

NATIONAL RASPBERRY CREAM PIE DAY

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National Raspberry Cream Pie Day is observed annually on August 1st.  This day is in theme with other raspberry holidays in this same time period.  Raspberries are most plentiful this time of year.

Raspberries are the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genusRubus of the rose family.  The name also applies to the plants themselves.

  • Raspberries are woody stemmed perennials.
  • Raspberries are widely grown in all temperate regions of the World.
  • Raspberries are a very important commercial fruit crop.
  • At one time, raspberries were a midsummer crop, however with new technology, cultivars and transportation,
    they can now be obtained year-round.
  • An  individual raspberry weighs 0.11 – 0.18 oz.
  • An individual raspberry is made up of about 100 drupelets.
  • One raspberry bush can yield several hundred berries a year.
  • A raspberry has a hollow core once it is removed from the receptacle.
  • Raspberries are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber.
  • Raspberries contain vitamin B1, vitamin B3, folic acid, magnesium, copper and iron.

Try our Raspberry Cream Pie

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Nutrient
1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track patients

Ingredients:

Pie Crust:
1 Cinnamon Vanilla Cereal Nutritional Supplement
1-2 Egg Whites

Pie Filling:
1 serving Raspberries
1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Nutritional Supplement, prepared as pudding

Preparation:

Pie Crust:
Crush Cinnamon Vanilla Cereal and mix with egg white. Place mixture in a small muffin tin or baking cup. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Pie Filling:
In a blender, blend raspberries and prepared vanilla pudding. Spread mixture on pie crust, chill and serve.

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Blueberry & Apple Cobbler

25 Jul

National July Belongs to Blueberries Month!  Enjoy another sweet treat!

Blueberry & Apple Cobbler

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Servings:
2 Fruits
1 Starch
1 Nutrient

Ingredients:
1 serving Blueberries
1 small Apple, mashed
Stevia, to taste
1 serving Cereal (100 cal/serving)
1 Oatmeal Nutrient, prepared
Pam Spray
I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Spray

Preparation:
Mix blueberries and apple in a bowl and add stevia to taste. Put in small pie pan sprayed with Pam. Mix cereal with oatmeal nutrient and pour over fruit. Spray with Pam and 5 sprays of I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until done.

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