Want a little sweet and spice? Try this colorful, nutritious, and very low in calorie density (just 72 calories per cup) Carrot Ginger Soup. The grated ginger and pineapple add some nifty heat and snap to the sweet carrot puree.
Our White Beans With Spinach, Tomato, and Basil is bursting with flavor and nutrition but with very little sodium, and zero added fat. That’s right, none. It’s a fantastic fill-you-up dish for a very low-calorie cost.
In Jewish cooking, kugel is a sweet or savory combination of potatoes and other ingredients, often horrifyingly high in artery- and waist-busting ingredients like egg yolks, oils, and salt. Get all the goodness of kugel and be good to your health with our Pritikin Potato Zucchini Kugel.
Every fall season this Butternut Squash Soup is a big hit in our dining room at the Pritikin Longevity Center. It has loads of rich velvety flavor but no added fat like butter or oil – typical ingredients in other butternut squash soups. That means our Pritikin version checks in at about one-third the calories.
This Braised Fish With Marsala, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Tomatoes is a superb party dish. Who needs fat when your entree is infused with the deep rich flavors of Marsala wine and shiitake mushrooms? Excellent fish choices for this recipe are grouper, monkfish, halibut, cobia, or sea bass.
Our Pritikin Braised Cabbage is a budget-friendly side, main dish, or snack that contains all the zing and nutritional goodness of this humble dish but without the artery-stoppers that often accompany it, like butter and beef. Cook up a big batch on Sunday, and enjoy it all week long.
Yucca, also known as cassava, is a Latin American root vegetable with a potato-like flavor and texture that is very absorbant, so it easily takes on the flavor of any other ingredients combined with it when baked, boiled, or sauteed. Mojo is the signature marinade of Cuba.
Black Thai rice is an exotic addition to any meal! It is naturally sweet, and actually dark purple in color when cooked, and full of nutrients.
This is tasty tofu in no time! After your tofu’s blackened, try cutting it up into bite-size cubes and then store them in a baggie in the refrigerator. Enjoy them in all sorts of ways. Toss them into your salads for plenty of rich, chewy, flavorful, and filling protein, but with none of the cholesterol and saturated fat of animal protein. Or add them to soups, marinara sauces, and whole grain dishes like quinoa. Or simply pop a few in your mouth as a snack (so much better for you than typical snack foods!)
This one’s always a favorite in our dining room at the Pritikin Longevity Center, and it’s so easy to whip up at home. Pair with a baked or sweet potato, or a quick-cooking whole grain like couscous. Or slice your chicken up and enjoy with a big green salad plus any other veggies you have on hand.