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  • ABC Taters Premium PD Recipe Alpha Taters - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis recipe was designed for all of the awesome PD Kids. Let’s have some fun in the kitchen spelling out names, and creating heart and car-shaped potatoes to dip into Killer Ketchup and devour. These are easy to make, and we’ve eliminated the additives, oil and expense of store-bought frozen taters.
  • Gluten Free Apple Pie Premium PD Recipe Apple Pie - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis beautiful dessert is breakfast in camouflage. Leave it to me to come up with a pie you can eat for breakfast!
  • Applesauce Premium PD Recipe Applesauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comUnsweetened applesauce is used to replace oil in many Protective Diet baked goods. It takes less than a minute to whip up as little as a half cup of applesauce when you need it. In the fall when fresh apples are in abundance use them to make several cups for the kids’ sugar-free, all-natural, after school snack.
  • Asian Style Kale Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Asain Style Kale - © ProtectiveDiet.comKale lowers blood pressure, improves blood flow, shortens muscle recovery time, and reduces our risk of disease. The only problem with this miracle-leafy-green-answer to-optimal-health is that most people lock their lips at the thought of eating it. If you are steaming kale and struggling just getting it down the hatch, I have a resolution. This quick and easy recipe will put kale or any dark leafy green on the most requested list. On a Protective Diet we should be enjoying every meal we eat. I found a way to take boring steamed kale from blah to bam! It’s a perfect way to enjoy greens as a flavor-filled main dish served atop brown rice with a side of Healthy Hottie Sauce.
  • Baked Tortilla Chips Free PD Recipe Crispy-Baked-Tortilla-Chips - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese crispy and oh-so-satisfying chips will change your life, or at least your waistline. They will save you hundreds of empty fat calories and promote health with the whole grain of corn. These are the perfect introduction to Protective Diet oil-free starch-based snacking and they are kid approved.
  • BBQ Burgers Premium PD Recipe BBQ Burgers - © ProtectiveDiet.comFantastic and easy to assemble, realistic looking and grillable fat free veggie burgers have been designed especially for the dietary and environmentally conscious, animal respecting PD-Ed students of the world. These hearty burgers are full of flavor, have a great texture and are challenging not to eat raw; I never seem to end up with a full half dozen. Both grilling and oven baking directions are included for year-round burger enjoyment. Make an extra batch and stock them up in your freezer.
  • BBQ Chick’N Breast Premium PD Recipe BBQ Chick’N Breast - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet BBQ Chick'n Breast satisfies my love of grilling outside along with my desire for tender sweet and spicy BBQ. This surprisingly simple and innovative recipe is perfect to enjoy served alongside summer fresh Grilled Corn and Creamy Mustard and Herb Potato Salad. Layer it on a PD Soft Burger Bun with all the toppings to pack up for an amusement park tailgate, or start chopping and slice it to create a BBQ Chick'n Ranch Salad.
  • Bloomin Blossom Premium PD Recipe Bloomin Blossom - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis classic fried pub appetizer has the reputation of being the most fattening item on the menu. The Protective Diet version offers a light low calorie starter or main dish with all the fun and flavor of the original. This is an onion kids can’t resist. It’s a perfect super bowl party recipe or game night favorite. This one won’t leave you with greasy fingers or tight pants.
  • Breaded Artichokes Premium PD Recipe Artichokes - © ProtectiveDiet.comArtichokes top the chart for protection in the form of high antioxidant value. My goal was to create an easy, quick prep, and flavorful way to get this fun to eat super food on your table. I know I've achieved it with this gluten free oven baked recipe. Watch the preparation technique video and apply my shortcuts to make artichokes your easy prep favorite this spring, summer and fall.
  • Buffalo Notzzarella Cheeze Premium PD Recipe Buffalo Notzzarella - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet has created an oil and nut- free, nondairy MELTABLE Cheeze! Notzzarella is perfect for pizza, adding to pasta dishes, topping lasagna, melting into quesadillas, or completing a “tuna” melt. This recipe is a major game changer for all who are practicing an oil and nut-free plant-based Protective Diet.
  • Burger Buns Premium PD Recipe Burger Buns - © ProtectiveDiet.comI’ve created perfectly soft and completely whole grain sandwich buns that taste great, are easy to make and are super inexpensive compared to the frozen health food store cardboard hockey puck versions. I’ve created a simple way to keep my buns soft without adding white refined flour, isolated gluten, eggs, or oil. These beautiful 4 ounce buns are perfection at only 210 calories each and made with all whole plant-based ingredients.
  • Mini Burger Buns Premium PD Recipe Buns - © ProtectiveDiet.comI’ve created perfectly soft and completely whole grain sandwich buns that taste great, are easy to make and are super inexpensive compared to the frozen health food store cardboard hockey puck versions. I’ve created a simple way to keep my buns soft without adding white refined flour, isolated gluten, eggs, or oil. These beautiful 2 ounce buns are perfection at only 105 calories each and made with all whole plant-based ingredients.
  • Cheezy Scalloped Potatoes Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Cheezy Scalloped Potatoes - © ProtectiveDiet.comThe way to a man’s heart is with potatoes. These creamy, cheezy potatoes will leave any man begging for seconds. I shared a pan of these at a potluck and they were a huge hit. All the gentlemen were following me around asking if I was sure their wives had the recipe. This hearty potato casserole is a family-style winner for dinner.
  • Cherry Cheeze Danish Premium PD Recipe Protective Diet Tea Parties are all the rage when introducing friends to how delicious PD Living can be. Share this oil-free plant-based specialty whole grain coffee cake, layered with tangy cream cheeze and sugar-free fruit, topped with vanilla crumble. On a Protective Diet, we are living a healthy dream come true. Enjoying inviting, healing food recipes that taste and look just like familiar childhood favorites feels surreal. Our participating community is staying so slim, never tempted to eat off plan and experiencing an unimaginable level of wellness and high energy.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies Premium PD Recipe At last we have guiltless health-promoting crispy and delicious plant-based gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free and sugar-free chocolate chip cookies. It took many years in the Protective Diet Test Kitchen to perfect these simple quick-prep easy-bake kid friendly fat-free guiltless goodies. Parents and kids alike will celebrate and cheer because at last PD cookies are here!
  • Chocolate Cream Pie Premium PD Recipe I should have named this health promoting, creamy dark chocolate, oil-free, fat-free, nut-free and tofu-free Too Good To Be True Pie. Healthy people all around the world will be celebrating and more than likely fighting over the last slice as they eat their way to optimal health this holiday season. With recipe directions and ingredients so simple, a weekly Chocolate Cream Pie to celebrate healthy living year round is highly recommended.
  • Cookie Dough Bites Premium PD Recipe Cookie Dough Bites - © ProtectiveDiet.comNo, you're not dreaming! Guiltless health promoting cookie dough dreams have come true for you. These healthy whole grain gluten-free plant-based nuggets taste just like the real deal. Protective Diet has created a delicious recipe to keep us on plan and producing glorious results while experiencing a little innocent cookie dough pleasure. Enjoy these amazing whole grain, fat-free, sugar-free nuggets frozen one at a time or fresh as you roll them. PD parents and kids will cheer because at last PD Cookie Dough Bites are here!
  • Corn Biscuits Premium PD Recipe These quick-mix and fast-bake, tender on the inside, golden crusted, gluten free, whole grain corn biscuits hit the spot served alone, topped with King or Taco Sauce, dipped in any one of the Protective Diet soups, crumbled into a bowl and topped with Busy Day Chili, or used as an edible utensil to scoop up PD Pintos & Cheeze.
  • Creamy Potato and Kale Soup Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Potato and Kale SoupThis soup is a winner with kids and adults alike. Creamy Potato and Kale Soup is satisfyingly rich, and will leave many wondering if it’s fattening. It’s a great way to slip in more greens without any complaints from picky eaters.
  • Egg-less Omelet Premium PD Recipe This cholesterol-free organic plant-based omelet will protect humans, animals and our planet while making you look like a gourmet chef. This easy-prep, set-it-and-forget-it cooking technique guarantees a perfectly cooked fluffy omelet, allowing you time to focus on delicious fillings. Move over, tofu scramble! Protective Diet’s vegan omelet looks and tastes exactly like the real deal to please egg loving brunch guests.
  • Plant-Based Étouffée Premium PD Recipe Etouffee Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comWe’ve made this dish butter-free and plant-based to bring the fantastic rich flavors of the south to Protective Diet Students across the globe. We are celebrating this popular dish that is traditionally enjoyed in the southern half of Louisiana as well as coastal Mississippi. Depending on where it is made, it can be flavored with either Cajun or Creole seasonings. The seasonings are similar, but the difference is in the darkness of roux made with butter and flour. I have found a way to cut the flour and butter and serve all the rich flavors to pay homage to both Creole and Cajun cuisines of the South. Serve this classic dish over rice with a side of crispy Garlic Toast and I guarantee you'll be transported to the Deep South.
  • Everything Bagels Premium PD Recipe Everything Bagels - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet Bagels are delicious hot and fresh or frozen and toasted. This recipe and technique video will have you easily making a double batch of fresh bagels on Sunday morning and restocking your freezer for quick toast and run breakfasts. Layer with Ultimate Plant-Based Mayo, Better Than Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato for a BLT or mix up a batch of Mock Tuna Salad for a lunchtime sandwich you and your kids will love.
  • Fajitas Premium PD Recipe Fajitas - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese are a remake of my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant’s Steak Fajitas. I enjoyed them topped with both sour cream and guacamole. Protective Diet has made it possible for me enjoy this familiar favorite, complete with the creamy toppings, without the risk of heart disease or tight pants.
  • Fat Free Fredo Pasta Sauce Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Fat Free Alfredo Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis rich, garlicky cream sauce has got it going on! It has been reviewed as restaurant quality. The best part is it’s simple to prepare and ready in less time than it takes to boil water for pasta. This is a perfect dish for your next fancy dinner party or served up family-style on a Monday night. Kids love it; mothers and fathers agree that Fat Free Fredo is fast, easy, and delicious.
  • Filet-No-Fish Premium PD Recipe Filet-No-Fish - © ProtectiveDiet.comSlip this crispy coated, tender filet into a soft PD Burger Bun layered with PD Creamy Tartar Sauce. This is a home-run sandwich with delicious familiar flavors and awesome eye appeal. There’s no guilt in this un-fried fish-less patty filled with whole plant nutrients and gluten-free whole grains. Enjoy knowing you are reducing your risk of disease, as well as reducing the destruction of our planet from over-fished seas and dead sea floors due to fish farming.
  • Fish-Less Sticks Premium PD Recipe Fish-Less Sticks - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a quick prep comfort food favorite for both kids and adults alike. Crispy Protective Diet Fish-Less Sticks dipped in creamy dairy-free health promoting PD Tartar Sauce will have everyone cheering for more. I recommend doubling the batch, as you can never have enough for your little dippers. These are a perfect solution for packing exciting kids’ lunch boxes. They are naturally gluten-free and loaded with phyto-chemicals to defend and protect the body.
  • Fresco Sauce Free PD Recipe and Cooking Video Fresco Fresco Sauce with Green Burrito - © ProtectiveDiet.comUnprocessed meets Protective Diet - Chef AJ and Julie Marie joined together in the Protective Diet Test Kitchen to create a nutrient-dense sauce that will brighten up a Green Burrito, freshly dress a leafy green salad, or give a simple rice bowl some zing. The clean flavors have an exciting finish with the optional addition of jalapeño. This sauce can be a sweet and spicy salsa for Baked Corn Tortilla Chips or it can stand alone as a fresh green gazpacho with the addition of diced cucumber.
  • Garlic and Herb Balsamic Vinaigrette Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Garlic and Herb Balsamic Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis flavorful salad dressing has the body of oil-based vinaigrette due to the addition of chia seeds. It coats the veggies and doesn’t roll off like most oil-free dressings. This makes an excellent dressing for a green leafy salad or a pasta salad.
  • Granola Bars Premium PD Recipe Granola Bars - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet granola bars are a low-cal, nutrient-dense, nut-free, sugar-free and fat-free snack or breakfast on-the-go. These are the perfect alternative to eliminate expensive, additive-filled, packaged protein bars out of your routine. Bake and freeze these whole grain bars of energy for when you need some quick fuel or the kids need a fast snack.
  • Grilled Mini Party Pizzas Premium PD Recipe Grilled Mini Party Pizzas - © ProtectiveDiet.comGrilled pizza is one of my favorite meals. These mini pizzas are simple and easy to assemble in minutes with my no-roll technique featured in the video. If you don't have a grill, see the Protective Diet Quick Bake Mini Party Pizza recipe. This yeast-free and gluten optional crust makes homemade pizza a no-fuss no-mess recipe perfect for a quick dinner with gourmet appeal to impress your Foodie friends.
  • Guiltless Baked Mac and Cheese Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Guiltless Baked Mac n Cheeze - © ProtectiveDiet.comKids love this hot and creamy comfort food favorite. Adults can enjoy Guiltless Baked Mac n Cheeze, knowing it is free of all the fat found in the original. The simple breaded topping lends this casserole-style dish a perfect down home finish. This recipe will become a regular weeknight request as you eat your way to a slimmer, healthier you.
  • Hand-Pressed Corn Tortillas Premium PD Recipe Hand Pressed Tortillas - © ProtectiveDiet.comHomemade tortillas are slightly thicker than machine pressed and resemble gorditas. These round corn cakes are delicious served open faced topped with spicy Salsa Molcajete, creamy Unfried Black Beans, sweet Mango Salsa or any of the Protective Diet toppings and salads. Grill them as a starter at your next outdoor fiesta or cook them indoors using the stove top or oven method. Try my alternative press technique. It allows you to make these tortillas without the use of a traditional tortilla press.
  • Homemade Lasagna Premium PD Recipe Homemade Lasagna - © ProtectiveDiet.comMy guess is that you never expected to be enjoying lasagna and achieving all your health goals while slimming down. You definitely never thought you’d be cutting costs by making your own fresh pasta. It sounds like a project, but trust me it isn’t. I think Italian women just play it up that they are working hard all day in the kitchen when it comes to making homemade noodles. I also think you should, too. After you quickly roll out these noodles and layer them up to bake, put a sign on the kitchen door that says keep out. Put your feet up and have a cup of tea. You’ll have everyone thinking you’re working so hard to create a masterpiece from scratch.
  • Hot Diggity Dogs Premium PD Recipe I never imagined I could bring you a deliciously flavored Chicago style dog that looks and grills like the real deal and is packed with high fiber plant-based nutrition. Protective Diet has eliminated all the fat, additives, chemicals and colorings found in both traditional beef and veggie hot dogs. Load up your grill for the healthiest most satisfying summer filled with classic clean whole plant-based PD party foods that will have you forgetting you are eating for optimal health. Layer on a bun or slice into circles to garnish Summertime BBQ Baked Beans. Here's a new familiar favorite we hope to see on PD Kids’ highchair trays around the world. These Hot Diggity Dogs have it going on!
  • Hotdog Buns Premium PD Recipe Hot Dog Buns - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese additive and oil free soft hot dog buns have the texture of store-bought buns with the nutrition of whole grains, and come complete with a technique video to guide you through easy assembly. Enjoy them with Protective Diet Hot Diggity Dogs or fill them with one of the many sandwich suggestions.
  • Hushpuppies Premium PD Recipe Hushpuppies - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese oil-free Hushpuppies taste and look totally deep fried! My brother and I have fond memories enjoying them as kids. Only two pups were served to us with a batter fried fish dinner. They were the best part of the whole meal and we wished we could have more. Now we can have a whole basket full of these crunchy nuggets loaded with whole grain corn.
  • King Sauce Premium PD Recipe King Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is the KING of all Protective Diet sauces. It is loaded with smoky, roasted flavor and just enough heat to use as a sauce for noodles, to top a rice bowl, layer in a Green Burrito, or squeeze on Home Fries. In the weeks after its creation, I found myself starting with the sauce and choosing ingredients to put it on to create simple, but deliciously flavored meals.
  • Lucky Dog Food Free PD Recipe Homemade dog food is a serious commitment to begin, but it can provide your four-legged bestie with a great health advantage. This recipe was formulated using whole food plant-based ingredients, carefully selected to provide my dog Lucky with the ideal diet to live a high-energy active lifestyle while offering protection to all animals and our planet.
  • Matzo Balls Premium PD Recipe Matzoballs - © ProtectiveDiet.comI grew up enjoying Matzo Ball Soup at Maxwell’s restaurant. Their special was an all you can eat bottomless bowl. My friends and I could never get past three as they were the size of tennis balls, settled like bricks and were filled with eggs and oil. For almost a decade, I have longed for them. Finally, here's my version, free of all the fat and cholesterol. I’ve perfected the texture and with this recipe mastered, a Protective Diet is now complete for Passover.
  • Mexican Pizza Premium PD Recipe Mexican Pizza - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis quick, inexpensive and delicious personal-sized pizza recipe is a busy weeknight favorite. Divide this simple no roll, hand-pressed crust into two mini-sized, kid-pleasing pizzas. This crust costs under a quarter to make and assembles in less time than it takes to preheat the oven. Keep dinner quick and simple with two toppings or have a pizza fiesta with 10 toppings and invite all your friends.
  • Mini Burgers Premium PD Recipe Burgers - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese burgers are kid friendly in size, hearty and realistic in texture. Serve them up with PD Mini Burger Buns and you’ll have more room on your plate for all of the delicious side dishes at the BBQ, PD picnic or potluck. Both grilling and oven baking directions are included for year-round burger enjoyment. Make a batch to keep handy in the freezer, and eliminate the overpriced oil and preservative laden store-bought veggie burgers from your child’s plate.
  • Mini Pizza Puffs Premium PD Recipe Mini Pizza Puffs basket - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese little oil-free Notzzarella Cheeze stuffed pizza nuggets are perfect for children of any age and make awesome football season game snacks. Present them in a parchment paper lined pub basket and they will never guess they are eating their way to optimal health with a Protective Diet.
  • Mushroom Gravy Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Mushroom Gravy - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis dark and flavorful gravy will complete your holiday feast or make a simple Sunday dinner something to remember. Ladle it over a Holiday Loaf or dress up your Smashed Potatoes. This gravy is sure to please everyone at your table.
  • Oat and Yogurt Parfait Premium PD Recipe Oat and Yogurt Parfait - © ProtectiveDiet.comLove at first bite was my experience with these ready-made grab and go colorful jars of breakfast. My schedule has become jam packed and this recipe makes breakfast a no brainer I can prep days in advance. The simple whole food ingredients are all stocked in your PD pantry and freezer. All that’s needed is a few minutes invested before bed, a couple jars and an appetite for these delicious refrigerator oats.
  • Onion Sandwich Rolls Premium PD Recipe Onion Sandwich Rolls - © ProtectiveDiet.comAt last, we have soft whole grain onion sandwich rolls that taste great and are easy and inexpensive to make. I’ve created a simple way to keep my buns perfectly soft without adding white refined flour, isolated gluten, eggs, or oil. These beautiful 4 ounce buns are perfection at only 210 calories each and made with all whole plant-based ingredients.
  • Orange Chick’n Premium PD Recipe Orange Chick'n 1 - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis sweet, sticky & tangy classic Chinese Orange Chicken dish received a special Protective Diet make-over. It looks just like the original and the sauce will have you second guessing if it’s the real deal. After you’ve made PD Orange Chick’n, you will understand why so many people are happily achieving and sustaining their health goals with Protective Diet.
  • PD Latte Premium PD Recipe PD Latte - © ProtectiveDiet.comWhen we stop consuming coffee, our physical addiction to it passes within a day or two. The memory of the habit can be our biggest challenge. It will beckon us when we pass a shop and smell the intoxicating aroma of beans being ground or brewed. I encourage you to maintain this comforting ritual, but replace the coffee bean for this PD alternative that is full of roasted flavor. Eliminating coffee will even your mood, and will help you achieve your ideal body weight without the struggle from sugar cravings triggered by afternoon caffeine withdrawal.
  • Pepper Poppers Premium PD Recipe Pepper Poppers - © ProtectiveDiet.comBreaded & baked, spicy or mild, Protective Diet has the perfect Super Bowl half time snack for everyone. Serve these easy-to-assemble impressive starters and introduce your friends to what a PD is all about. This is the ultimate in whole plant based health food disguised in junk food camouflage. Most people won’t believe you are eating jalapeño poppers and slimming down until they see it for themselves.
  • Pickled Pepper Rings Premium PD Recipe Pickled Pepper Rings - © ProtectiveDiet.comMake a perfect salad garnish or add a fabulously spicy layer on a BBQ Burger with these pickled pepper rings. Slip some in a Green Burrito and enjoy the warmth and excitement. I’ve created a mild, colorful alternative for those who aren’t into sweating through meals. Spicy food connoisseurs, to mild and sweet, you’ll always have options on a Protective Diet.
  • Pita Pizza Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Pita Pizza Recipe & Cooking VideoThis quick and flavorful weeknight meal is fun and easy to assemble. Make dinner easy and assemble them using pre-made and frozen Protective Diet Soft Pocket Bread or PD gluten-free Oat Flour Flat Bread. Either way the smell of these little pizzas baking will have everyone running to the kitchen. You can have pita pizza assembled and on your table faster than greasy overpriced delivery. Have your kids make their own personal pizzas and show them just how delicious healthy pizza can be.
  • Plant Based Yogurt Premium PD Recipe Plant Based Yogurt - © ProtectiveDiet.comLeave it to the team at Protective Diet to come up with the healthiest and easiest low calorie plant based yogurt recipe free of chemical additives. It takes less than one minute to prepare and costs under $2.00 per quart. Get your yogurt makers ready, because we have come up with some exciting recipes using this yogurt as a star ingredient.
  • Popcorn “Shrimp” Premium PD Recipe Popcorn Shrimp - © ProtectiveDiet.comBreaded, baked, crispy, and delicious PD Popcorn “Shrimp” is one of my new favorite recipes. Set down a basket of these little, golden, crispy, surprisingly gluten-free, indulgent-tasting nuggets and you’ll rename them Disappearing Popcorn “Shrimp”. This is a perfect party starter. Confuse your friends and family with this fried food classic. They will think you gave up on your Protective Diet and wonder what you’re doing to look so healthy and slim.
  • Pretzel Rolls Premium PD Recipe Pretzel Rolls 1 - © ProtectiveDiet.comThe hot soft pretzel originally known in Germany as Laugenbrezel, sometimes made into little rolls called Laugenbrötchen, and longer, baguette style sticks called Laugenstangen are popular and often a favorite in American restaurant bread baskets. Laugenbrötchen, often referred to as Pretzel Rolls, are frequently used as sandwich rolls. Laugen gets its browned chewy skin and tender inner texture from a hot alkaline bath before baking. There's an aroma from this neutralizing dip-to-bake process that causes a frenzy around pretzel stands. Now we can enjoy the aroma, flavor and texture while incorporating the benefits of whole grains into our Protective Diet Pretzel Rolls while keeping the traditional flavor and technique alive. Enjoy them along with soup, salad or sliced open and filled with Mock Tuna Salad, Skinny Chic’n Salad or layered with Better Than Bacon, lettuce, tomato and Ultimate Plant-Based Mayo
  • Pumpkin Pie Premium PD Recipe The texture of this pie is irresistible and the aromatic warm fall spices are balanced perfectly. This is a quick-prep, blend-and-bake make-ahead recipe for classic holiday pie with a gluten-free option. Sugar-free, fat-free, and low-cal, it’s loaded with fiber and protective antioxidants to leave you feeling and looking awesome this season. After just one bite, your guests will be considering joining you on a Protective Diet.
  • Quick-Bake Mini Party Pizza Premium PD Recipe Quick Bake Mini Party Pizzas - © ProtectiveDiet.comAt last we have a homemade, no-mess, yeast-free, no-rise, no-roll, quick-bake pizza with a gluten-free option. I perfected what real Chicago thin crust pizza is all about, crispy on the bottom with a slight chewy tenderness under the sauce. These are fast to prep and quick to bake. Mini Party Pizzas are delicious layered with a couple of classic ingredients for an after school snack, or top them with endless gourmet pizza options the next time you entertain friends Protective Diet Style.
  • Raw Ruby Kraut Premium PD Recipe Raw Ruby Kraut - © ProtectiveDiet.comProbiotics are found naturally on the surface of all fruits and veggies. Use this sauerkraut recipe to make them multiply with a simple process called lacto-fermentation. It’s fun and inexpensive to make your own raw, fermented, dairy-free probiotics. The health food store shelves are lined with expensive little jars filled with unique combinations. Take this simple, inexpensive recipe and get creative. How about ginger, garlic, beet, cabbage kraut? After making your first jar of Ruby Raw Kraut you will see how easy, delicious and rewarding making homemade sauerkraut can be.
  • Rice Milk Free PD Recipe Rice Milk - © ProtectiveDiet.comIf you have a high-speed blender and a ½ cup of raw rice, you are only a minute away from 3 beautiful white cups of clean, plant-based milk. Save yourself money, eliminate wasted packaging, and save trips to the store buying boxed plant-based milks which are often full of sugar, thickening agents and food additives.
  • Salsa Molcajete Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Prepare to become a salsa snob. This recipe is so simple and amazingly delicious you will never buy jarred salsa again. Simple roasted jalapenos and roasted tomatoes give this authentic Mexican salsa roasted sweet and optional traditional spicy flavor.
  • Salsa Verde Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Salsa Verde - © ProtectiveDiet.comAuthentic green salsa is made deliciously simple with this easy recipe. The bright flavor of the tomatillo is something I’m so grateful to have been introduced to by my friend and student Eve. She has taught me her knowledge of Mexican ingredients and flavors that she learned from her mother and I’m passing all the deliciousness on to you.
  • Sandwich Cookies Premium PD Recipe Sandwich Cookies - © ProtectiveDiet.comAt last we have a guiltless health-promoting crispy and delicious plant-based gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free and sugar-free chocolate-filled vanilla sandwich cookie. It took many years in the Protective Diet Test Kitchen to perfect this simple quick-prep easy-bake kid friendly fat-free guiltless layered deliciousness. Parents and kids alike will celebrate and cheer because at last PD sandwich cookies are here!
  • Seasoned Crispy Crackers Premium PD Recipe Seasoned Crispy Crackers - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet crackers are gluten-free, flour-free, fat-free, flavorful, and easy to make with just one whole grain ingredient. Seasoned Crispy Crackers are an inexpensive and healthy way to scoop up PD Hummus, Mercury Free “Tuna” Salad, Skinny Chick In Salad or enjoy with sliced Notzzarella Cheeze and King Sauce. They cost just pennies to make and eliminate the fats, seeds, excessive salt, and food additives found in “healthy” packaged crackers.
  • Slow Cooker Golumpki (Cabbage Rolls) Premium PD Recipe Cabbage Rolls- - © ProtectiveDiet.comEnjoy this home cooked hearty Polish classic with a Protective Diet makeover. This recipe is complete with a technique video along with four cooking options including pressure cooking, slow cooking, stove top and oven baked methods. You’ll become a plant based chef in just one try with simple to follow directions using easy to find inexpensive whole plant based ingredients.
  • Soft Pocket Bread Premium PD Recipe Soft Pocket Bread - © ProtectiveDiet.comChicago is home to a place called Pockets, specializing in dressed and tossed salads stuffed inside fresh baked pocket bread. I have recreated this delicious lunch special with Protective Diet Soft Pocket Bread. Each pocket weighs in at only 160 calories. Stuff them full of dressed salad and serve up a deliciously satisfying low-cal nutrient dense lunch. Protective Diet Pocket Bread is simple to bake and makes lunch packing easy.
  • Soft Pretzels Premium PD Recipe Soft Pretzels 1 - © ProtectiveDiet.comThe hot soft pretzel, originally known in Germany as Laugenbrezel, gets its browned chewy skin and tender inner texture from a hot alkaline bath before baking. There's an aroma from this neutralizing dip-to-bake process that causes a frenzy around pretzel stands. Now we can enjoy the aroma, flavor and texture while incorporating the benefits of whole grains into our Protective Diet Soft Pretzels and keeping the traditional flavor and technique alive. Enjoy them with soup, salad or alone dipped in mustard or Ultimate Cheeze Sauce for a high-energy after school kid-friendly snack.
  • Späetzle Premium PD Recipe Spatzel © ProtectiveDiet.comThese handmade German noodles are traditionally loaded with saturated fat. Protective Diet has created an egg free Spätzle for you to drop into soup, cover with Mushroom Gravy or enjoy plain.
  • Spicy Oil Free Curry Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Spicy Oil Free Curry - © ProtectiveDiet.comCurry originated in South and Southeast Asian cuisines. It incorporates complex combinations of spices or herbs, usually including fresh or dried hot chilies. I'm bringing you a classic Indian spiced curry that is filled with traditional ingredients and a bit of heat to make dinner exciting and filled with warming flavors of toasted cumin seeds, turmeric, ginger, garlic and finished with the bright freshness of cilantro. The elimination of the oil is the untraditional part of this recipe. I have served this dish to many curry lovers and never once was asked about the lack of oil. If curry is one of your favorite dishes, give this one a try - it's sure to please. If you've never experienced these exotic spice blends before, don't wait another day. I encourage you to invite a friend over that is fond of and experienced with these flavors. Their excitement for this dish will encourage you to broaden your palate for worldly cuisine.
  • Spicy Szechuan Green Beans Free PD Recipe and Cooking Video Szechuan Green Beans - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet's Spicy Szechuan is a takeout lover’s dream come true. Dark and rich garlic gravy laced with chiles tossed with fresh green beans and rice noodles is a gluten and oil free dish that will satisfy cravings for takeout.
  • Spinach Lasagna Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Spinach Lasagna Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a perfect beginner recipe that you will continue to favor throughout the years. I will teach you how to press tofu and make cholesterol free faux ricotta that tastes just like the original. Stack the impressive layers high and double the batch if you are having more than two for dinner. Protective Diet Spinach Lasagna is sure to please everyone on the path to optimal health.
  • Sweet and Sour Stir-fry Premium PD Recipe Sweet Sour Stir Fry - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet has made it possible to have delicious sweet and savory Chinese, without the thirsty hangover of oily, sugar filled, MSG laden takeout. The sauce is loaded with health promoting ingredients that boost your energy and satisfy your international taste buds.
  • Sweet Potato Pie Premium PD Recipe seetpotatopie1 - © ProtectiveDiet.comSweet potato pie is the pumpkin pie of the South, and in my opinion, it is the far better tasting of the two. It is traditionally served on holidays celebrating Fall's harvest of potatoes and warming spices. This pie’s beautiful presentation, creamy texture and aromatic flavors will have your friends and family excited to enjoy a Protective Diet style holiday. This dessert is healthy enough for breakfast and decadent enough to serve at a Thanksgiving celebration for guests who are not on a plant-based diet. As always, and even on the holidays, we keep recipes totally vegan, free of sugars, nuts and oil to honor our health and nourish our bodies. Take advantage of these innovative recipes to keep holidays traditional while staying on plan with every delicious bite. Your full-time practice not only benefits your protective cellular wall called the endothelium, it maintains your reprogrammed sensitive taste buds for improved meal satisfaction and long term sustainability on a low-fat plant-based diet.
  • Tamales Premium PD Recipe Tamale Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comI have simplified the technique, eliminated the pork lard, and reduced the cook time using a pressure cooker to allow you to have ten perfectly cooked hot tamales on the table within the hour. The tamal traces back to the Ancient Maya People who prepared them for feasts and used them as portable food to support their armies when traveling. Traditionally they are made of starchy corn-based dough filled with vegetables, chiles, fruit, meat or cheese and wrapped in a leaf and steamed. My Mexican girlfriends back in Chicago enjoy making tamales wrapped in cornhusks on Christmas Day. The entire family, including mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers, nieces and nephews, surround the table to fill and roll 200 of them. It is a special family gathering to visit, laugh and catchup on all the latest gossip. This tradition is very special and tamales offer them more to unwrap than just presents on Christmas. The holiday is not complete without unwrapping cornhusks filled with masa and delicious fillings. I have included both a traditional cornhusk version and the tropical tradition from Veracruz and the Yucatan Peninsula of wrapping them in leaves. This variation is perfect for anyone who is having a hard time finding dried cornhusks or that would like to increase the greens in their diet.
  • Thin Mints Premium PD Recipe These delectable chocolate mint cookie cakes are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Enjoy them fresh out of the oven or stock up your freezer stash for a frozen treat that is sure to satisfy your annual or daily need for these nostalgic cookies. Donate a dollar to your local Girl Scout troop and tell them to keep their cookies. Protective Diet has everything you and your family needs to stay on the fast track to optimal health.
  • Tomato Cream Sauce Over Pasta With Spinach Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Tomato Cream Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comI created this rich, creamy garlic sauce bursting with tomatoes and herbs to fill the void left by my all time favorite pasta dish, Rigatoni a la Vodka, from my favorite old neighborhood Italian restaurant in Chicago. The original dish was a weekly indulgence of mine and contributed to my heart disease and ongoing obesity. This version promotes the reversal of disease, elimination of obesity and total joy with the meal satisfaction of pasta covered in Tomato Cream Sauce.
  • Twice Baked Potatoes Premium PD Recipe Twice Baked Potatoes are the perfect holiday side dish. Get ahead and prepare this easy recipe a day in advance, and just twenty minutes before mealtime, bake these delicious individual golden boats. This recipe will reduce your day-of-the-party kitchen hours and make a whole food plant-based holiday meal something to remember.
  • Unfried Rice Premium PD Recipe Unfried Rice - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis recipe will have you tossing out your takeout menus. You will be enjoying all the flavors and satisfaction of Chinese takeout, but none of the oil and MSG. Add your favorite fresh veggies and make some of the best fried rice you’ve ever tasted.
  • Vanilla Wafers Premium PD Recipe Vanilla Wafers - © ProtectiveDiet.comAt last we have guiltless health-promoting crispy and delicious plant-based gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free and sugar-free cookie! It took many years in the Protective Diet Test Kitchen to perfect these simple quick-prep easy-bake kid-friendly fat-free guiltless golden wafers. I'm still trying to get my mind around the fact that these delightful gems weight in at just 27 wholegrain calories each. Parents and kids alike will celebrate and cheer because at last PD cookies are here!
  • Vietnamese Spring Rolls Premium PD Recipe Spring Rolls - © ProtectiveDiet.comFresh and beautiful describes these little bundles of salad that you can eat with your hands. They are the perfect vessel to top with Peanut-less Peanut Sauce, Sweet Garlic Chili Sauce, or Awesome Sauce. Don’t be intimidated by this recipe, they are raw and there is nothing to burn. My technique video makes wrapping up a platter of rolls super easy.
  • Whole Wheat Pita Bread Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Pita Bread - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis deliciously simple preservative-free Old World bread is easy and rewarding to make
  • Winter Fruit Salad Free PD Recipe Fruit Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comLearn how to supreme citrus fruit to increase you and your family’s intake of powerful grab and go antioxidants this winter with prepared seasonal fruit cups or jars. Finish your holiday feast or your next dinner party with a prep-ahead colorful, light and refreshing palate cleansing dessert your guests will remember.
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