Here’s a great way to take a nice hefty serving of veggies with you wherever you go. Cook up these two Vegetable Loaves over the weekend, then wrap slices individually. Pack with some whole-wheat bread and Dijon mustard. Want it warm? Just nuke your veggie slice in a microwave for 1 minute.
Chayotes, also known as “vegetable pears,” are related to zucchini, cucumber, and melons, and actually taste like a combination of the three. Native to Mexico, they are very high in vitamin C and fiber, and very low in calories. Each serving of our Chayote Slaw is just 28 calories. Chayotes can be eaten raw, like our slaw, or cooked.
Celery roots, harvested in late fall, are big ugly-looking bulbs, but delish! They have a sweet refreshing flavor reminiscent of celery and parsley combined, and are an excellent source of vitamin K and fiber. To prepare, cut off the rooted end. Go deep past it, cutting off about a third of the bulb. Trim the skin, then boil, roast, or steam, as we do in Celery Root Hash, a pleasing, healthy alternative to regular hash browns. And just 64 calories per serving.
In this Carrot and Pineapple Salad, always a hit in Pritikin’s dining room, the tart lime juice balances beautifully with the sweet pineapple. Each 1-cup serving is just 45 calories. What a yummy way to shed excess weight!
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.
Want a super satisfying, multi-purpose dish that will lower your cholesterol as well? You get it all with Brown Basmati Rice and Lentils. Beans such as lentils are especially good at lowering bad cholesterol. Got leftovers? That’s great! All week long, enjoy your basmati and lentils as a side dish for fish or poultry, or add to your veggie soups for thicker, richer texture and flavors.
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.