Tarragon Tuna Salad


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Tuna salad is a quick low-carb, low-fat snack or lunch option that can be made ahead of  time so you can grab and go.

Serves 4  Cook Time 30

Ingredients:
1/2 c diced red onion
1/3 c reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2 (6 oz) cans chunk light tuna in water
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1/4 c packed chopped fresh tarragon
8 c torn lettuce, or mixed greens
1 container cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges

Directions:

  1. Place onion in a small bowl and cover with cold water. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Whisk mayonnaise, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add tuna, celery, tarragon and onion; stir to combine. Serve on top of the lettuce (or mixed greens) with tomato and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Info: calories 178.4, fat 5g, protein 22.5g, carbohydrates 7.9g, sodium 459mg

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

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Mexican Coleslaw


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Pre-cut angel hair cabbage without carrots is recommened for this coleslaw. It’s so flavorful, you’ll never miss them. This is excellent the second day. It can be made up to one day ahead, covered and refrigerated. Add the cilantro just before serving.

Serves 4 Cook Time 4-5 hours (marinate time)

Ingredients:
6 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage, (about 1/2 head) pre sliced is fine too
1/4 c rice vinegar
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c chopped cilantro
lime wedges
jalapeno rings (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place cabbage in a large serving bowl.
  2. Whisk vinegar, oil, chili powder, cumin, salt, cilantro, in a large bowl. Garnish with jalapeño rings and lime wedges.

Nutrition Info: calories 214.8, fat 7.5g, protein 24.7g, carbohydrates 12.3g, sodium 103.7mg

 

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

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Squash & Zucchini Soup


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This soup is very light but filling. It’s perfect when you may not feel like a full meal but you still need to get your vegetables in. Here’s an idea you may want to try, mix 1 packet of Profast Chicken Soup in with this soup recipe and add a little protein.

Serves 4  Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 minced garlic cloves
2 tsp curry powder
2 medium squash, diced
2 medium zucchini, diced
4 c low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook about 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add garlic and curry powder; cook, stirring, until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add remaining ingredients; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes.

Nutrition Info: calories 94, fat 3.8g, protein 4.9g, carbohydrates 12.2g, sodium 609mg

 

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

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