Lemon Garlic Asparagus


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Asparagus is abundant right now in your grocery stores and local farmer’s markets; take advantage!

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Serves 4  Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 lb trimmed asparagus
2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil to the pan and swirl to coat. Add asparagus and saute for 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.

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

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Raw Tuscan Kale Salad


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Serves 4 Time 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 bunch Tuscan kale (for ex: black or lacinato)
1/2 clove garlic, smashed
1/4 tsp kosher salt, plus a pinch
1/4 Cup (or small handful) grated pecorino cheese, plus additional for garnish
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for garnish
1/4 Cup freshly squeezed juice of one lemon
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
to taste freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Trim the bottom few inches off the kale stems and discard. Slice the kale into 3/4-inch ribbons. You should have 4 to 5 cups. Place the kale in a large bowl.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle or a knife, pound or mince the garlic and 1/4 teaspoon of salt into a paste. Transfer the garlic to a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup cheese, 3 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, pinch of salt, pepper flakes, and black pepper and whisk to combine. Pour the dressing over the kale and toss very well (the dressing will be thick and need lots of tossing to coat the leaves).
  3. Let the salad sit for 5 minutes, then serve topped with the additional cheese, and a drizzle of oil.

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

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Marinated Turkey Breast


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If you can’t get enough turkey, your in luck. It goes on sale after Thanksgiving in most grocery stores. Buy up several turkey breasts, keep them in the freezer and you’ll have them and this great recipe anytime.

Serves 6-8  Marinate Time 24 hours , Cooking Time 1-1 1/2 hours

Ingredients:
1 (4-5 lb) boneless turkey breast
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
1 tsp fresh thyme

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, and thyme. Rub the turkey with the mixture, being sure to get under the skin, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 6-24 hours.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place the breast in a roasting pan on a small rack to lift it off of the bottom. Cover with a tight fitting lid and roast 20-25 minutes per pound (about 1 hour 15 minutes) until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 170 degrees.

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

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