Thanksgiving Stuffing


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Serves 4-6 Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients:
1 lb mild turkey sausage
4 ½ Cups mushrooms, diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
6 celery stalks, diced
4 carrots, diced
1/2 Cup low sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp diced fresh sage
½ tsp fresh thyme, minced
½ Cup dried cherries, finely chopped
½ Cup toasted slivered almonds
½ Tbsp garlic powder
4 Tbsp olive oil
to taste Sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large soup pot, sauté onions in olive oil until translucent. Add the sausage and brown. Add the carrots, celery, mushrooms, chicken broth, cherries, almonds, sage, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix well, bring to a simmer, and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the veggies begin to absorb the chicken broth.
  4. Transfer to a large glass baking dish, cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

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

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Honeydew Melon Soup


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Serves 6  Chill Time 1 hour

Honeydew, cantaloupe, musk melon or watermelon will work well. Find the freshest melon by smelling the stem end. The melon (with the exception of a watermelon) should smell sweet and fresh. It will smell how it tastes. This recipe is for patients in a Transitional Weight Loss Program (Nutriplus, Balance Your Pyramid) or on a Maintenance Program. This IS NOT a recipe for patients still losing weight. If you have a question about what you may or may not eat on your personalized program, call your Metabolic office.

Ingredients:
1 (2 lb.) honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 Cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1/4 Cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
2 tsp. Splenda
1/8 tsp. salt
6 lime slices (garnish)
6 thinly sliced fresh mint leaves (garnish)

Directions:

  1. Combine 1 cup honeydew melon, 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, fresh lime juice, and Splenda in a blender; process until smooth. Add remaining melon and salt; process until smooth.
  2. Transfer melon mixture to a bowl; cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  3. Ladle about 3/4 cup soup into each of 6 bowls; garnish each serving with 1 thin lime slice and 1 thinly sliced mint leaf.

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

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Carrot Salad


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This salad is for patients on the Nutriplus or Maintenance Program. This recipe supports patients that have lost their weight and are at or close to their goal weight.

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Serves 4  Cook Time 9 minutes

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large shallot, diced
1/4 tsp fennel seed
1/4 tsp cumin
4 Cups grated carrots
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook until softened (8 minutes).
  2. Add fennel seed and cumin and cook until fragrant, (1 minute).
  3.  In a medium bowl. Toss together the carrots and lime juice, then add this into the shallot mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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

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