Excellent fish choices for this exotic entree are halibut, cod, tilapia, and snapper. Banana leaves (the leaves of the banana plant) are large, flexible, and waterproof. Throughout the world, in countries like Thailand, India, and Mexico, they’re used as wraps for food. Steaming with banana leaves imparts a sweet flavor and aroma to dishes. Asian and Hispanic markets are your best bet for purchasing them. They’re also available online.
While the ingredients can vary widely, a typical risotto is packed with artery-clogging cheese and calories. Not so with our Pritikin risotto! It retains all the goodness of traditional risotto — particularly the vegetables — and leaves the rest. This recipe also makes great leftovers. Just ladle some in a microwave-safe dish, spritz with a bit of water, nuke for a minute, and lunch is ready.
Real simple. Real delish. Just about any type of fish works. Good choices in terms of sustainability and omega-3 content include wild salmon, mackerel, and Arctic char (farmed).
This is an exciting small-plate addition to a party. It allows each guest to pick and choose their own ingredients for their Asian-style wrap. And it allows you to say, “Everything’s 100% Pritikin healthy — very low in calories, sodium, sugar, and fat, and very high in fiber and beneficial nutrients.”
Vegetarians coming over for dinner? They’ll love this zesty Asian-style recipe for tofu “steaks,” and you’ll love how easy they are to prepare!
Aloo Baingan is a very popular North Indian eggplant and potato stew, simple to make and oh-so-savory. If you love eggplant, you’ll love this recipe, and your waistline will really love the fact that this recipe (unlike most eggplant recipes) has absolutely no oil.
Aloo Phujia is a potato, onion, and tomato stew with a spicy Indian kick. Serve over brown rice for a wonderfully filling vegetarian main dish or side dish.
Store-bought varieties of meatless meatballs tend to be high in sodium, and pricey. Try this simple recipe. Maybe even get the kids and grandkids involved! They’ll love molding their own little balls, and will want to sample their creations come dinner. At the supermarket, you can usually find meat substitutes like Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) and Textured Soy Protein (TSP). Serve with whole-wheat pasta and freshly diced tomatoes and/or low-sodium marinara sauce.
When it comes to choosing an entree for dinner, the Pritikin Eating Plan advises skinless, white-meat turkey or chicken for two reasons. These sources of poultry are high in protein and at the same time, reasonably low in cholesterol and saturated fat. When it comes to making a rich and satisfying meatloaf dish that is healthy but still delectable, extra lean ground turkey is the way to go.
The Spa Experience festival in Aspen featured Pritikin Executive Chef Anthony Stewart and other internationally renowned chefs. Each contributed signature dishes. Chef Anthony, who won the prestigious Platinum Carrot Award, offered this favorite from the Pritikin Center. Mix and match the fish as you see fit. If, for example, you don’t like mussels, don’t buy them; just add more shrimp, scallops, or lobster.