2003 best use of a nutricious ingredient, round 2 finalist | Pritikin Recipe of the Year Contest Using baby kale is similar to cooking with fresh spinach. It adds fiber, iron, vitamins, calcium and antioxidants to any meal, all while tasting fabulous, filling you up and helping to keep you full. Recipe courtesy of Coutneyjo
For grass-fed tenderloin cuts of bison, “the cooking time should be short and fast,” recommends Pritikin Executive Chef Anthony Stewart. “Because the meat is grass fed and does not have any marble (fat pockets), searing is a good way of cooking it.
Fans of roasted bison love its sweet, rich flavor. We have plenty of fans right here at the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, where guests enjoy grass-fed, free-range bison entrees every Thursday night.
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!
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.
Here’s an easy spicy dinner. While your chicken is simmering on the stove, prepare a tasty quick-cooking whole grain like quinoa or brown rice (convenient fast-cooking versions of brown rice are now in supermarkets). And, in keeping with the Mexican theme of the evening, jazz up your grains with some fresh low-sodium salsa. Got leftover chicken breasts? Freeze them for future dinners or lunchtime sandwiches.
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.