Healthy Popsicle Recipes

21 Jul

Looking for a delicious treat to help combat the hot Summer weather?  Try out these healthy popsicle recipes!

Frozen Yogurt Pops
Freedom Meal Plans ONLY

Servings:
1 Dairy
1 Fruit

Ingredients:
6 oz. Plain, Low-Fat Yogurt
2/3 cup Mixed Berries (Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries), frozen

Preparation:
Puree all ingredients in a blender. Divide evenly between paper cups. Cover with aluminum foil and pierce foil in the center with popsicle sticks to hold sticks in place. Freeze 4-5 hours or until solid.  Enjoy!

Tasty Grape Pops
Freedom and Fast Track Meal Plan Approved

Servings:
1 Fruit

Ingredients:
14 medium, seedless Grapes (Red Grapes recommended)
1/4 cup Water

Preparation:
Wash grapes and blend in blender until smooth.  Pour into popsicle molds, freeze until hard, and enjoy!

Spicy Watermelon Pops

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Vegetable

Ingredients:
1 cup Watermelon
1/2 small Tomato, peeled
1/4 medium Jalapeno Pepper, peeled and seeded, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Water

Preparation:
Puree watermelon and tomatoes together.  Add jalapeno to the puree and refrigerate for 1 hour.  Pour puree into popsicle molds and freeze.

Lime Green Popsicles

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Vegetable

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh Spinach, chopped
1 small Green Apple
1/4 cup Water
Juice from 1 Lime

Preparation:
Puree ingredients together in a blender.  Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

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Chocolate Rootbeer Float

10 Jul

There’s no need to miss out on the classics just because you’re on a diet.  Enjoy a Chocolate Root Beer Float this week! 

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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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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