Bacon Brown Sugar Brussel Sprouts


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Serves 6-8 Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients:
4 slices turkey bacon
1 (14 oz) low-sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp Splenda brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 lb fresh brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved

Directions:

  1. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in Dutch oven. Crumble bacon.
  2. Add broth, brown sugar, and salt to drippings in Dutch oven, and bring to a boil. Stir in Brussels sprouts. Cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Transfer Brussels sprouts to a serving bowl using a slotted spoon, and sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately.

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

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Vegetable Pizza


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Vegetable pizzas with eggplant as a base is what’s pictured. Zucchini rounds from “8-ball” variety are also an excellent choice. The “8-ball” variety may be hard to find outside of your local produce stand which is why eggplant makes a wonderful substitute. If you really want to try this zucchini and can’t get “8-ball”, you can cut them into slices lengthwise and make little boats to carry your Metabolic friendly pizza toppings.

Serves 4-6 Cook Time 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:
2 large purple eggplants cut into 3/4 inch thick rounds
olive oil for brushing (1 tablespoon)
1 small jar (6 oz.) low-sodium, low sugar pizza sauce
1/2 Cup (8 tablespoons divided) fresh grated Parmesan cheese
your choice of toppings: turkey pepperoni, banana peppers, mushrooms, onions, turkey sausage, turkey bacon, anchovies

Directions:

  1. Oil the grates of your grill using a wad of paper towels dipped in vegetable oil and tongs. Pre-heat the grill to medium high heat.
  2. Brush the cut eggplant with olive oil and grill it 7-8 minutes.
  3. Remove them from the grill, flip them over (grill side is facing up) and top the grilled side with 1 tablespoon of sauce, 1 tablespoon of cheese and various toppings.
  4. Put these back on the grill and cook, with the lid closed for an additional 7-8 minutes, until heated through. Serve and enjoy!

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

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Cucumber Cups


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Serves approx. 24 appetizer  Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 large English Cucumbers, peeled cut into 1 inch pieces
1 Tbsp caramelized onions
1-2 tsp fresh chives, chopped
2 Tbsp low-fat sour cream
season to taste with granulated garlic and salt
crumbled turkey bacon

Directions:

  1. Using a melon baller, scoop out the center of the cucumber pieces, being careful as not to go through the bottom of the “cups”. Make sure your cucumber pieces are big enough to leave a base for the cups after you scoop most of the meat out.
  2. For the filling: In a small bowl, combine the caramelized onions, chives and low-fat sour cream. Start with just a little until you have the right onion to sour cream ratio you prefer. Season to taste with garlic and salt.
  3. Spoon the filling into the cucumber cups, top with crumbled turkey bacon pieces. These are best chilled a bit before serving.

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

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