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.

St. Patrick’s Day Shake

17 Mar

Happy St. Patrick’s day!  

Our St. Patty’s Day Shake is so good you’ll need to pinch yourself!



Servings:
1 Supplement
*Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement
6 oz. of water
Ice
Green food coloring

Preparation:
Mix supplement, water, ice, and a few drops of green food coloring in a blender. Garnish with shavings from a chocolate mint snack bar.

Blueberry, Orange and Vanilla Frozen Smoothie

24 Feb

Enjoy our Blueberry, Orange, & Vanilla Frozen Smoothie!  Quick, easy, and refreshing!

Servings:
• 1 Fruit
• 1 Supplement

Ingredients:
• 1 serving Blueberries
• 1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement
• 8 oz. Diet Orange Pop
• 6 Ice Cubes

Preparation:
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy!

Coconut Cream Pie

23 Jan

Happy ‘National Pie Day’!  We think our delicious Coconut Cream Pie says it all!

Servings:
• 1 Fruit
• 1 Starch
• 1 Supplement
• 1 Snack/Bar

Ingredients:
• 1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement
• 1 serving Pineapple
• 2 ½ tsp. Coconut Extract
• 1 Brownie Snack Bar (optional)
• ½ serving Rice Cakes
• ½ serving Melba Toast

Preparation:
Mix vanilla supplement and pineapple with 10 oz. water. Add extract and mix. Crush Melba toast and rice cakes into bottom of small pie tin for crust. Fill with supplement mixture. Melt brownie bar with a little water and spread over top (optional). Chill 1 hour before serving.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

4 Jan

Did you miss ‘National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day’ yesterday?  We’ve got you covered!  Try MWLC’s Chocolate Covered Cherry recipe! 

Servings:
• 1 Fruit
• 1 Supplement

Ingredients:
• 1 Chocolate Pudding Shake Supplement
• 1 serving Cherries, pitted

Preparation:
Mix pudding as directed. Dip Cherries and place on wax paper. Chill for one hour.

Eggnog

27 Dec

Bring on the Eggnog! Our recipe will surely keep you in the holiday spirit as long as possible!

Servings:
• 1 Supplement
• Suitable for Fast Track patients

Ingredients:
• 8 oz. Diet, Caffeine-Free Sprite
• 1 MWLC Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement
• Rum Extract
• Sprinkle of Nutmeg

Preparation:
Blend all ingredients in blender and enjoy!

Chocolate Espresso

30 Nov
A nice warm cup of Chocolate Espresso is the perfect treat on a crisp fall day!

chocolateespresso

Servings:
1 Supplement
* Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 Chocolate Pudding Shake Supplement
7 oz. Water
1 serving Coffee

Preparation:
Mix supplement with water and add to coffee.  Enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

14 Nov

Stay on track with your goals this fall and enjoy our delicious Apple Cinnamon Muffins! They make a great addition to a Thanksgiving Menu!

applecinnmuffins

Servings:
• 0.5 Fruit
• 6 Nutrients

Ingredients:
• 3 packages of MWLC Pancake Nutrient
• 3 packages of MWLC Oatmeal with Apples & Cinnamon Nutrient
• 3 small Apples, diced
• 1 Egg or 3 Egg Whites
• 6-8 oz. Water
• Dash of Cinnamon

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin pan with Pam. Mix MWLC Pancake Nutrient, MWLC Oatmeal Nutrient, diced apples, egg, cinnamon and water together to make a batter. Pour into muffin pan. Bake 15-20 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

* Makes 12 muffins. 2 muffins = 1 nutrient and 1/2 fruit

Caramel Apples

1 Nov

Don’t let Halloween candy tempt you! MWLC’s Caramel Apple recipe is here to help you stay on track and enjoy a delicious treat today! 

caramelapples

Servings:
• 1 Snack
• 1 Fruit

Ingredients:
• 1 small Apple
• 1 Butter Pecan Snack Bar, diced

Preparation:
Add 1-2 oz. water to cut up butter pecan snack bar and microwave. Drizzle over sliced apple.

‘National Dessert Day’ – Peanut Butter Cheesecake Balls

14 Oct

Happy National Dessert Day!  If you’re looking to indulge in something sweet, try our delightful Peanut Butter Cheesecake Balls!

PeanutButterCheesecakeBalls

Servings:
• 2 Nutrients
• 1 Snack

Ingredients:
• 1 Cheesecake Nutrient
• 1 Oatmeal Nutrient
• 1 Peanut Butter Crunch Snack Bar

Preparation:
Mix together cheesecake and oatmeal in 1 bowl with the right amount of water to make a thick texture. Roll mixture into balls and place on cookie sheet. Put in the refrigerator to set. In another bowl, break up snack bar into small pieces. Add a little water and microwave to melt smooth. Take balls and dip in melted bar until coated. Refrigerate again until set.