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.
This healthy recipe pairs well with just about anything — salmon, chicken, or game meat like bison and venison. It’s also a superb go-to for quick-fix lunches or snacks. Ladle some into whole-wheat tortillas stuffed with crunchy veggies. Pour a cup or two into some chicken or vegetable stock for an easy soup. Or blend a big scoop of your beans and rice with a big bowl of lettuce greens and sliced tomatoes for a filling lunch salad.
Double or triple the batch of these bean burgers and freeze them for easy lunches, dinners, and snacks in the future. When you’re enjoying bean burgers, you’re not only saving yourself from the plaque-building saturated fat of regular hamburgers, you’re also improving your heart health because beans, all beans, are rich in soluble fiber, which actively lowers blood cholesterol.
Who says veggie burgers are boring? You’ll get a kick out of these zesty Mexican-style bean and corn burgers topped with a citrus-hot sauce of lime juice, yogurt, scallions, and mustard. Regular burgers and their “secret sauces” can coat your arteries with more saturated fat than most of us should have for three days. With our Pritikin burgers, you’re enjoying tons of flavor, zero saturated fat, and a lot of soluble fiber from the beans. A diet rich is soluble fiber has been proven to lower blood cholesterol.
Love the rich earthy flavor of shiitake mushrooms? You’ll love this easy-to-make soup!
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.”
Love Asian-style food but shudder at the huge amounts of sodium that come with store-bought bottles of sauce? It’s scary. One 2-ounce serving often ratchets up 1,500 mg of sodium. That’s more sodium than we should have for the entire day! Our Pritikin Asian Sauce, by contrast, has less than 30 mg of sodium per serving. Sure, this recipe is a lot of ingredients and a lot of time, but keep in mind that one batch can last a very long time because it freezes well. And it’s a lot less expensive than store-bought brands.
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.