Better Than Ususal Cranberry Sauce


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Makes about 2 Cups Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 medium bag fresh cranberries (12 oz.)
1/2 Cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 Cup water
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 tsp orange zest
1/8 tsp cloves, ground

Directions:

  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring all ingredients to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Bring to room temperature and serve or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Recommended for patients on Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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Shrimp Kebabs


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Serves 4  Cook Time 1 hour

Ingredients:
1/2 C canola oil
1/4 C lime juice
1/8 C Splenda brown sugar
1/4 C rice vinegar
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
lime zest
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp ginger, grated, peeled
1/4 C basil, fresh chopped
pinch salt
1 1/2 lb 16-20 count shrimp, peeled and deviened
1 tsp chili sauce
1 C sugar-free peach preserves
1/4 C hot Chinese mustard

Directions:

  1. Mix the first 10 ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine, add the shrimp. Pour all the contents in a large zip-loc bag and refrigerate at least 20 minutes or up to overnight.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Oil the grill rack. Thread the shrimp onto skewers and grill for 1-1/2 minutes per side.

Make the sauce: Whisk chili sauce, preserves, and mustard into a medium bowl.
Serve 2 Tablespoons per guest.

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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Beef, Green Beans & Squash Stir Fry


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Serves 4 Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1/4 C oyster sauce
1/2 C low-sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1 (1 lb) flank steak, sliced very thin
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
2 yellow squash, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Directions:

  1. Whisk oyster sauce, broth, soy sauce, vinegar, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat until it just starts to smoke. Add the beans and cook until browning (4-6 minutes). Transfer these to a bowl.
  2. Heat 2 tsp oil in the now empty skillet and cook half of the steak until browned (1 minutes per side). Transfer the steak to the bowl with the beans and repeat with additional 2 tsp oil and the remaining steak.
  3. Add 2 tsp oil and the squash to the skillet and cook until the squash starts to soften, add the scallions and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant.
  4. Return the steak and any accumulated juices to the pan, add the oyster sauce mixture and cook until thickened, (30 seconds). Add everything back to the pan, toss and serve.

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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