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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.
  • Banana Cream Pie Bites Premium PD Recipe Banana Cream Pie Bites - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese little Banana Cream Pie Bites are a perfect breakfast on the go or after school snack. Kids will love to help assemble them with my fast and efficient prep technique. Top a Frosty or a PD Ice Cream sundae with these naturally super sweet and crispy gluten-free golden nuggets.
  • Basic Brown Gravy Premium PD Recipe This fat-free plant-based turkey style gravy remake was created to serve with any of Protective Diet’s holiday classics. Whether you grew up enjoying smooth, blended homemade gravy, jarred gravy, or packet mixes, this easy-prep shiny brown holiday style gravy is sure to please you and everyone around your table.
  • BBQ Baked Beans Free PD Recipe BBQ Baked Beans - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese BBQ beans have the old fashioned sweet and tangy flavor of a slow cooked summertime favorite. This recipe makes approximately 8 cups (or 2 quarts) to fill a slow cooker. You may wish to cut this recipe in half if you're not serving it at a party.
  • 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.
  • Beef-less Taco Filling Premium PD Recipe Beefless Tacos - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis hearty taco filling tastes like you used a store bought seasoning packet, but it’s free of MSG, additives and sugar. Let your pressure cooker or slow cooker do the work, while you chop a few toppings, blend some salsa and warm up corn tortillas for an easy week night taco party.
  • Better Than Bacon Premium PD Recipe Better Than Bacon - © ProtectiveDiet.comI’ve heard many say they are vegan, except for bacon. I just can’t seem to get my mind around watching people eat animal fat without fearing for their lives. Didn’t they get the memo? Bacon producers have confused the consumer into thinking bacon is healthy to eat if it is organic and nitrate-free. This is a huge distraction from the fact it increases the risk of premature death of humans. Adolescents are challenged with the beginning stages of heart disease and the loss of their parents prematurely due to the consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol. Despite this, bacon has risen in popularity amongst foodies, chefs and tops just about every dish at restaurants. Premature death from heart attacks happens once every forty seconds. I would like to intervene and reduce risk of death due to poor food choices with Protective Diet’s version of Better than Bacon. It has the smoked, apple, salty flavor without the risk of sudden death. Growing up I adored a very processed style of bacon called Sizzle Lean. I layered it with mayo, garden fresh tomatoes, leaf lettuce and warm toast. I’m thrilled to have created this simple and totally delicious recipe to satisfy my memories for comfort food favorites like bacon. Every week a Protective Diet becomes more sustainable with the addition of recipes to keep you on track while achieving and maintaining optimal health.
  • Black Bean Chili Premium PD Recipe Black Bean Chili - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis budget and time-saving recipe made with dried black beans is easy to toss together. Prepare it slow cooker-style without your supervision, or enjoy the pressure cooker option which will have this filling chili ready for serving in under an hour. This chili is hearty, thick and filled with flavors of the southwest. It is complete with options to keep it flavorful and mild or spicy and exciting.
  • Blueberry Breakfast Muffins Free PD Recipe Blueberry Breakfast Muffins Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comBlueberry Breakfast Muffins are loaded with fresh blueberries and have a soft cake-like texture. They freeze and defrost beautifully, making them a perfect bake ahead grab and go breakfast option. Eliminating sugar, eggs and oil from your diet will result in outstanding physical side effects. Get started today for a healthier tomorrow with Protective Diet Blueberry Breakfast Muffins.
  • Bolognese Sauce Premium PD Recipe Bolognese Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is the best oil-free "meat" sauce I've ever tasted. Bolognese sauce is a thick sauce with a greater proportion of meat to sauce layered with wine, stock and a small proportion of tomato sauce. This thick ragu originated in Bologna, Italy. I'm bringing the traditional flavors and textures of this complex sauce to your kitchen with the ease of preparation Protective Diet recipes provide. Put this plant-based recipe on the top of your list to prepare and serve over whole grain pasta or layer into Protective Diet Homemade Lasagna.
  • Breaded Mushrooms Free PD Recipe Breaded-Mushrooms - © ProtectiveDiet.comCrispy and fried looking Protective Diet Breaded Mushrooms are perfect served alongside Breaded Zucchini Sticks and a side of Creamy Ranch. The crispy coating wins over fried food junkies every time. This recipe is surprisingly simple and fun to prepare; complete with a delicious gluten free option.
  • Breakfast Brownies Premium PD Recipe Breakfast Brownies - © ProtectiveDiet.comYes, you heard it right! These are brownies you can enjoy for breakfast! Why wait? Get your chocolate fix first thing in the morning. These brownies will have you up and out of bed in a flash. Go ahead and have three. At just 88 calories each you will NEED to have three for breakfast. These tender and rich chocolate squares will have you thinking you are in OZ, but you are not Dorothy, you didn’t bump your head and this is not a dream. You are just living the healthy and delicious lifestyle of a Protective Diet.
  • Broccoli in Garlic Sauce Premium PD Recipe Oil-free Broccoli & Garlic Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis recipe is one of my favorite weekly quick and easy, flavorful and satisfying go-to recipes. It uses Protective Diet pantry staples and only requires one fresh ingredient that you can even replace with frozen veggies. The star is the shiny dark brown gravy infused with delicious garlic and ginger. This recipe will give you many options and variations to keep you happily enjoying an abundant amount of protective vegetables.
  • Broiled Veggies Premium PD Recipe Broiled Veggies - © ProtectiveDiet.comGrowing up in Chicago, our outdoor grilling weather was limited to a third of the year. Those winters were long, so we used the next best thing, our oven broiler. I look at my broiler as an upside down grill. The only difference is the heat is coming from the top instead of the bottom. I love it and have enjoyed indoor BBQ deliciousness my whole life. This recipe will open your eyes up to what an awesome tool an oven broiler is, especially when it’s a cold day in January and you’re in the mood for summertime BBQ. Start off with some delicious grilled veggies. Use them to top a salad or dress up a creamy dish of Fat Free Fredo. This technique is fast, easy and so rewarding.
  • 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.
  • Busy Day Chili Premium PD Recipe Busy Day Chili9 - © ProtectiveDiet.comOnly ten minutes to set up this slow cooker winner of a dinner. Toss these inexpensive pantry staples together before work, church or a day of play. This recipe is designed for ease in preparation and ultimate meal satisfaction. Perfect for a well-deserved day out of the kitchen that ends with a hot bowl of delicious thick and flavorful plant-based chili. For tips to make this recipe win 1st prize at the chili cook-off watch PD-Ed lesson #119.
  • Cabbage Soup Premium PD Recipe Cream of Chick'n Soup - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a bacon-free and dairy-free remake of my father's family-famous cabbage soup. The smell of it simmering evokes delicious cool-weather memories of my childhood. The exciting and rare times my dad put down the hammer and picked up a whisk were so memorable. I adored watching him cook and take over the kitchen. My mother was a permanent fixture behind the stove, so to see him in her place was odd and lots of fun. I hope our PD dads can use this soup recipe to carry on the tradition of making a fun family memory of dad cooking in the kitchen.
  • Cheater Baked Potatoes Premium PD Recipe Cheater Baked Potatoes - © ProtectiveDiet.comI grew up before microwaves in a time when baked potatoes were slow baked in the oven. My mother's potatoes were fluffy inside with a crispy outer skin achieved with a coating of artery clogging Crisco. I want to bring back this simple childhood favorite, but give it a modern shortcut that eliminates the wasted energy of oven baking for an hour or more. The microwave is not part of my practice and will not produce crispy skinned potatoes. This recipe is oil-free and produces a beautiful crispy baked or grilled potato in about 30 minutes, using only 15 minutes of hot oven or grill time. This is a solution to keep your house cool and energy use low.
  • Chia Seed Black Bean Burgers Free PD Recipe Chia Seed Bean Burger - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis recipe produces six thick, hearty and flavorful burgers. The chia seeds make them firm and hold them together. These trump store bought veggie burgers by eliminating oils, eggs and chemical food additives. Chia Seed Bean Burgers are so delicious it's hard to resist eating them raw when forming the patties.
  • Chickenless Noodle Soup Premium PD Recipe Chicken less noodle soup - © ProtectiveDiet.comHow about a nice big pot of the most comforting soup known to man? This stove top or pressure cooker version will get you well soon and keep you well. The homemade aroma of this easy one pot soup will fill your home and comfort you with every spoon full. This recipe might have you playing sick tomorrow, so you can stay home and simmer up a pot of delicious comfort.
  • 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!
  • Chopped Nutz Premium PD Recipe Chopped Nutz5 - © ProtectiveDiet.comFat-free low-cal PD Chopped Nutz add texture and nutrition to both savory and dessert style dishes. They are featured as a walnut replacement in Protective Diet's sugar-free plant-based Fudge, Breakfast Brownies, Blueberry Muffins, and add a chopped peanut-style garnish to Chinese Take-In, Asian Noodle Salad or noodles tossed with Peanut-less Peanut Sauce. Top a Frosty or complete a banana split. PD has replaced delicious off-plan ingredients to make a low-fat whole food plant-based diet effective and sustainable for life.
  • Chorizo Hash Premium PD Recipe Chorizo Hash - © ProtectiveDiet.comLeftover Protective Diet Chorizo Tacos can become a gourmet Mexican Breakfast. When you have overnight guests or a special weekend breakfast to serve, this is a perfect go-to recipe. Stash away a ½ cup of flavorful PD plant-based Chorizo in your freezer for a Sunday Brunch you will never forget. This recipe is complete with a quick-cook pressure-cooking step, or choose the stovetop option to have this hot and hearty energy packed breakfast on your most requested recipe list.
  • Chorizo Tacos Premium PD Recipe Chorizo Tacos1 - © ProtectiveDiet.comIn Mexico, tacos are spicy and simple. Fresh corn tortillas layered with meat, onions, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime. On a Protective Diet, you will be transported to many cultures, Mexico being one that is close to my now thankful healthy heart. Chorizo is a very spicy sausage that is often removed from the casing and crumbled. This version is free of pork, saturated fat, and the cholesterol of the original. Serve up traditional Mexican flavor in street food fashion with Protective Diet Chorizo Tacos.
  • Perfectly Cooked Brown Rice Premium PD Recipe Brown Rice - © ProtectiveDiet.comAt last you are going to learn to cook brown rice perfectly. Forget those over priced and over cooked anti-environmental plastic boil in the bags; toss out the horrible directions on the boxes. Follow my simple stove top directions or pressure cooking instructions and perfectly cooked brown rice will be a staple on your table.
  • 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!
  • Cornbread Premium PD Recipe Corn Bread - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis cornbread recipe has savory & mild or spicy & exciting variations to choose from. Mix up a warm and hearty golden pie of whole grain Corn Bread in less than ten minutes. This moist and hearty bread complements Protective Diet soup, salad and chili.
  • Cornbread Dressing Premium PD Recipe Cornbread Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comSavory Cornbread Dressing will warm up your holiday table with Southern tradition. Serve with Protective Diet Mushroom Gravy, Holiday Loaf, Classic Cranberry Sauce, Onion & Herb Smashed Potatoes, Creamed Corn, Green Bean Casserole and Creamed Kale for a traditional plant-based holiday feast your family will look forward to year after healthy year.
  • Cornbread Stuffin’ Muffins PD Premium Recipe The star of Thanksgiving dinner remade into handheld biscuit style muffins that we can enjoy any day of the year. No need to set a formal dining table for this quick-prep savory holiday favorite. This health-promoting cruelty-free gourmet stuffing is whole grain, gluten free and moist on the inside with a satisfying golden outer crunch for a texturally balanced bite in every serving. In just 30 minutes your home will be filled with the unforgettable comforting aroma of the holidays.
  • Country Wheat Stuffin’ Muffins PD Premium Recipe The star of Thanksgiving dinner remade into a plant-based batter and baked into handheld muffins that we can enjoy any day of the year. No need to set a formal dining table for this quick-prep savory holiday favorite. This health-promoting cruelty-free gourmet herb-seasoned stuffing is whole grain and moist on the inside with a satisfying golden outer crunch for a texturally balanced bite in every serving. In just 30 minutes you’ll be giving thanks with a kitchen filled with the comforting aroma of the holidays. With Protective Diet Stuffin’ Muffins, we can give thanks any day of the year.
  • Cream of Broccoli Soup Premium PD Recipe Cream of Broccoli Soup - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis deceivingly indulgent, rich-tasting cream of broccoli soup is a perfect wintertime meal to keep you slim and slipping into your ski pants with room for extra layers. Enjoy the easy recipe with preparation options for the stove top or the pressure cooker. When spring arrives and asparagus is abundant, make an even swap for the broccoli and enjoy the season’s bounty.
  • Cream of Celery Soup Premium PD Recipe Cream-of-Celery - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis was one soup I loved straight from the can. The Protective Diet version has the delicious flavor and thick creamy texture without any of the additives, fat or dairy of the original. The creamy component in this recipe is grain free and will surprise many to find it is made with lentils. This soup is hearty and high in fiber, plant protein and useable energy.
  • Cream of Chick’N Soup Premium PD Recipe Cream of Chick'N Soup1 - © ProtectiveDiet.comA replacement for the soup classically served at banquet hall events and at home out of the can, this soup has the creamy texture and hearty flavor I’ve missed since going vegan. Enjoyment on a low fat oil-free plant-based Protective Diet has escalated to a new place of familiar delight with this recipe and new nutrient dense technique to create this classic creamy soup.
  • Cuban Black Bean Soup Premium PD Recipe Cuban Black Bean Soup - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a perfect go-to, one-pot, grain included, quick-prep recipe that only takes 15 minutes to toss together. Morning set-it-and-forget-it recipes make Protective Diet dinners easy and delicious using a slow cooker, or set the time delay on your electric pressure cooker. Take full advantage of this life changing time saving pressure-cooking feature. Set it to switch on as you are leaving the office, church or gym. Arrive home to a healthy, hot and hearty flavorful pot of Cuban Black Bean Soup tonight.
  • Eggplant Parm-a-non Free PD Recipe Eggplant Parm-a-non - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis flavorful version with crispy baked breading is so simple to prepare. The texture and taste is surprisingly better than traditional eggplant parm, without the empty calories of fat and oil. You’ll never go back to frying eggplant after making this recipe and experiencing the delicious flavors and ease of preparation.
  • 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.
  • Falafel Premium PD Recipe Falafel - © ProtectiveDiet.comIf you’ve experienced the awesomeness of falafel, you must be excited to get your hands on this oil-free recipe and start planning your Middle Eastern feast. If you haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying one yet, I would like to describe what they are. They are basically the hushpuppy of the Middle East. Flavorful, deep fried nuggets packed with copious amounts of nutrition. When I was creating this recipe I watched as Middle Eastern men chopped herbs and soaked beans. I had been enjoying these fried nuggets for years and had no idea how ridiculously healthy the ingredients were. I cut the oil out and man-oh-man we have a nugget of protection. I was combining all the ingredients each one more powerful and protective than the next, and remarking I should eat a PD falafel every day.
  • Farro and Kale Soup Premium PD Recipe This classic, colorful, hearty Italian soup loaded with health-promoting high-energy whole grains and protective white beans with greens was just waiting for a Protective Diet makeover. I removed all the negative ingredients and doubled up on the good, creating an unforgettable one-pot meal beautiful enough to serve to guests. Farro and Kale Soup is a quick prep fall or winter meal, complete with recipe directions to maximize cancer fighting Sulforaphane protection and a gluten free option.
  • 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.
  • Fire Roasted Corn Premium PD Recipe Fire Roasted Corn - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis corn will add sweet roasted flavor to salad, soup, layered on Mexican Pizza, Beef-less tacos or Loaded Nachos. Do not be intimidated by this recipe. With my fast and easy roasting technique you will easily master Fire Roasted Corn like a pro. It is one of the easiest and most flavorful single ingredient recipes.
  • 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.
  • Freezer Fries Premium PD Recipe Freezer Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.comBaked fries are great, but they are missing the convenience and texture of the pre-cut take & bake fries from my grocer’s freezer. As a longtime vegan, I miss standing in the freezer aisle trying to decide between crinkle cut or steak fries. I finally figured out the secret for perfect freezer fries minus the chemical food additives, oils and the expensive price tag. This recipe will have you hoarding potatoes, filling your freezer, saving time, money and slimming down while pleasing your kids Protective Diet Style.
  • Garlic Lovers Bread Sticks Premium PD Recipe Garlic Bread Sticks - © ProtectiveDiet.comEnjoy soup, salad and fresh baked bread sticks Protective Diet Style. Perfectly soft whole grain garlic bread sticks that are easy to make and dip in PD Pizza Sauce, accompany PD Minestrone Soup or to enjoy with a big salad tossed with PD Zesty Italian Dressing. I’ve created a simple way to keep bread sticks soft without adding white refined flour, isolated gluten, eggs, or oil. Now your soup and salad will feel like a complete meal with these warm sticks of garlic bread greatness.
  • German Potato Salad Premium PD Recipe German Potato Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis warm potato salad was a specialty of my mother’s. It may have been the bacon rich recipe that started the onset of our heart disease. Now we are both celebrating our health, clear of blockages and our artery walls are smooth thanks to the daily practice of a Protective Diet. I owe the remake of this comfort food favorite to my mother who exposed me to the original flavor profiles and my brother who requested it every chance he had. The flavors and fragrance of the vinegar and onions take me back to childhood when health wasn't a thought and bacon wasn't associated with destruction.
  • Ginger Snaps Premium PD Recipe Completely guiltless, health promoting, crispy and delicious, plant-based, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free and sugar-free Ginger Snap cookies are ours to enjoy! It took many years in the Protective Diet Test Kitchen to perfect these simple quick-prep easy-bake kid-friendly fat-free guiltless golden cookies. I'm still trying to get my mind around the fact that these delightful spiced gems weight in at just 27 wholegrain calories each. Parents and kids alike will celebrate and cheer because at last PD Ginger Snaps are here!
  • Gluten Free Apple Oat Breakfast Muffins Free PD Recipe Apple Oat Muffins - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese breakfast muffins are gluten free and a delicious alternative way to easily eat your oats. They freeze and defrost beautifully, making them a perfect bake ahead grab and go breakfast option. Eliminating sugar, eggs and oil out of your diet will result in outstanding physical side effects. Get started today for a healthier tomorrow with Protective Diet Apple Oat Breakfast Muffins.
  • Good ol’ Minestrone Soup Premium PD Recipe Ministrone - © ProtectiveDiet.comMinestrone in Italian means a big soup. A big pot of soup is perfect for stocking up your fridge and freezer with ready to go meals. It’s a great way to get kids to eat veggies. Start with the base of the soup as your guide, and then use the suggested veggies or whatever you have on hand to turn out one of the best Italian style veggie bean soups created.
  • 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.
  • Grilled Steak Fries Premium PD Recipe Grilled Steak Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.comI've had the pleasure of using a steam oven during in-home cooking lessons. These are the latest and greatest appliances in gourmet high-end kitchens. After spending time playing with steam ovens, I'd dream of how wonderful it would be to have one. Then I realized I already do, and so do the majority of my students! I raced into the test kitchen and perfected this amazing time-saving technique to make golden grilled steak fries with just 5 minutes of grill time and the assistance of steam. This recipe is perfect for hot summer days when you want to keep your kitchen cool, spend some time outside, save energy and enjoy crispy potatoes. Blend up some PD Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce for dipping or shortcut the Buffalo Potato Wedges recipe with this awesomely simple, time and energy saving technique.
  • Ground Crumbles Premium PD Recipe This is the perfect whole food plant-based replacement for ground beef or processed vegan crumbles. Seasoned like a burger to add texture and meatiness to any dish or recipe, this version is additive-free, oil-free and half the cost of beef or mock meat crumbles. Enjoy the savings and enjoy this health-promoting version of a classic ingredient we no longer have to cook without.
  • 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.
  • Guiltless Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Free PD Recipe Guiltless Chocolate Banana Ice Cream - © ProtectiveDiet.comIce Cream - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis creamy frozen treat is all of the yum and none of the guilt, while providing nutrients to benefit your health.
  • Gyro Crumbles Premium PD Recipe Gyro Crumbles1 - © ProtectiveDiet.comPlant-based Gyro Crumbles add bold flavor and hearty texture to Protective Diet's Greek Nachos. Include these tender nuggets anywhere you'd like to add bold Greek Flavors. Perfect addition to PD Cruciferous Casserole, Baked Mac n' Cheese or top your Quick-Bake Mini Party Pizzas.
  • Gyro Sandwich Premium PD Recipe Gyros - © ProtectiveDiet.com I recreated this comfort food favorite for my mother and I and made it unbelievably healthy. I can remember having the Gyro splitting debate on the way to Greek place called The Works. My mom would always say “Do you want to split one?” We seldom did; half was never enough...and the sauce! Oh, how we loved the sauce! It was never enough to dip all my fries in. I’d always ask for extra on the side. It was a miracle when I came up with this special sauce, recreated without any dairy. Then I created a kind and delicious replacement for the traditional heavily-seasoned lamb served in a Gyro. I layered it up in a pita heavy with onions, tomatoes, sauce and a side of Oven Fries; I think I’ve put The Works to shame.
  • Hash Browns a la Florentine Premium PD Recipe Hashbrowns - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis high energy breakfast will provide all the nutrients necessary to get you going. Potatoes are higher in fiber than oatmeal and when paired with spinach they blow away the antioxidants of any breakfast cereal. This recipe dishes up fried breakfast potato appeal without the use of oil.
  • 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.
  • Ice Pops Premium PD Recipe Ice Pops - © ProtectiveDiet.comWhen your kids hear the ice cream truck approaching the block, run to your freezer and reach for these Protective Diet sugar-free and dairy-free sweet, fruit-filled treats. Use refillable popsicle molds or make mini ice pops with disposable molds to serve at your next summer party. Kids and adults adore these cold and refreshing treats.
  • Indian Spice Rice Premium PD Recipe Expand your palate with the addition of powerfully protective, antioxidant rich aromatic spices in their beautiful whole form. Most spices used ground in North American desserts are used in their whole pod or seed form in savory exotic dishes from India to Vietnam. Indian Spice Rice incorporates the essence of whole cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon bark and beautiful black mustard seeds to immediately transport you and your family to the kitchens of India, transforming simple rice into a masterpiece flavored with exotic protection.
  • Italian Anisete Biscotti Premium PD Recipe Italian Anisette Biscotti - © ProtectiveDiet.comI grew up eating these Italian sweet biscuit style cookies with my father. They were one of his favorites, so of course they became one of mine. I gave these old-fashioned twice-baked cookies an egg-free, fat-free and sugar-free Protective Diet Style makeover. Biscotti are perfect for a whole grain breakfast on the go, to pack in a lunch box, or with afternoon tea.
  • Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins Free PD Recipe Cornbread Muffins Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comJalapeño Cornbread Muffins are sure to please everyone with the option to make them spicy or savory and mild. Crumble these whole grain, gluten-free muffins into a bowl of hot Veggie Chili or enjoy them on the side with a salad. These make a perfect take away breakfast and give you the starch based energy to keep you satisfied until your next Protective Diet meal.
  • Lentil & Rice One-Pot Premium PD Recipe Lentil & Rice One-Pot - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis quick-prep one-pot stick-to-your-ribs recipe is designed to offer your body protection and starch energy, satisfying the entire family with comforting familiar warm flavors. It’s complete with stovetop and pressure cooking options, along with pick your liquid ingredient choices of whole or diced canned tomatoes, or a budget friendly tomato paste option to help you save for your next size down when BCS (Baggy Clothes Syndrome) hits hard and you've been accused of wearing clown pants to work. We must all have time for activities and fun, so we’ve created this set-it-and-forget-it pressure cooker recipe to offer it all. Stock your pantry with PD staples, fill your herb box, and you will have a new weekly go-to recipe that takes just minutes to assemble in the morning to set up on time delay, or to start just in time for dinner.
  • Lentil Stew Free PD Recipe Lentil Stew - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis hearty lentil recipe was created for the electric pressure cooker. It's a nutrient dense one-pot time-saver with smoky warm flavors from cumin seeds and smoked paprika. Prep this stew in the morning, set the time delay, and arrive home to a memorable home-cooked stick to your ribs plant-based meal.
  • Mandel Bread Premium PD Recipe Mandel Bread - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is an oil-free, egg-free and sugar-free remake of a traditional Jewish crisp desert bread. The Yiddish word Mandelbrot literally means almond bread. There are many flavor variations, most commonly chocolate chip and vanilla or cinnamon and sugar. This bread is a twice-baked crispy sweet biscuit similar to Italian biscotti. Mandel Bread is perfect served with tea or a PD Latte complete with the added bonus of whole grain nutrition.
  • Mango Con Chile Paletas Premium PD Recipe Paletas1 - © ProtectiveDiet.comI adored these cold, refreshing, creamy popsicles with an exciting spicy finish, sold on hot summer days from push carts in Mexican neighborhoods throughout Chicago. When I hear the bells of the Paleta cart ringing, I run to my freezer and reach for the Protective Diet sugar-free and dairy-free version. If you don’t enjoy the spice of chile de árbol pods, leave them out and enjoy this creamy cold mango treat, mild and sweet.
  • Not Yo Mama’s “Meat” Loaf Premium PD Recipe Not Yo Mamas Meat Loaf - © ProtectiveDiet.comBack in the 70s my mom made a free formed meatloaf that she called The Blob. I created one with more eye appeal and improved nutrition. This loaf is loaded with flavor and texture, and slices beautifully. I think my mom will be as thrilled with this recipe as I am celebrating her anniversary practicing a Protective Diet. This recipe goes out to the moms and their Gen-X kids who ate The Blob.
  • 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.
  • Mushroom Soup Premium PD Recipe Mushroom Soup - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis hearty and thick mushroom soup is a stick to your ribs meal in itself. Its beautiful golden color with flecks of fresh green parsley make this soup look like a masterpiece. Don’t tell anyone it was fast, easy and inexpensive to put together they would never suspect.
  • Nacho Waffles Premium PD Recipe Nacho Waffle - © ProtectiveDiet.comEasy two-ingredient corn waffles are fun, inexpensive and rewarding to make. Top them with exciting and colorful Protective Diet Loaded Nacho toppings, Veggie Chili, Sloppy Jerry’s or serve them plain and simple with a cup of soup or salad. Enjoy these golden, whole grain, gluten-free cakes for breakfast, lunch, dinner or freeze them for quick fixes on busy days. For years I avoided toxic non-stick irons and sandwich presses. When ceramic waffle irons were invented, all my healthy waffle dreams were answered. Thanks to new ceramic technology, we have healthy, oil-free, fun and fabulous waffles on a Protective Diet.
  • No Fat Not-Yo Cheeze Sauce Free PD Recipe Not-Yo-Cheeze Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a classic Protective Diet recipe that amazes me with its perfect texture and spicy flavor every time I make it. It’s a perfect nacho topper, and a fabulous sauce for cooked veggies or Short Cut Potatoes. Also a great spread for faux grilled cheeze. It reminds me of the nacho cheese I grew up eating at the swimming pool and movie theater, except this one is good for me.
  • Not So Fat So Mashed Potatoes Free PD Recipe Mashed Potatoes - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese creamy, mashed spuds served with Mushroom Gravy will fill you up and slim you down. Not So Fat So Mashed Potatoes are packed with fiber, protein and vitamin C so why wait for the holidays. Enjoy them weekly a la carte, or with a PD Holiday Loaf and steamed veggies. Your family will be asking what the occasion is. Keep the simplicity of this recipe to yourself and enjoy cooking options using the slow cooker, pressure cooker or stove top.
  • Oat Flour Flatbread Free PD Recipe Oat Flour Flat Bread - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis easy to make flat bread recipe was created to fill the need for a gluten free bread option that is healthy and free of eggs, oil and additives. If you are challenged with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, you've probably come up short searching for clean bread to make a PD "Tuna" Melt, Pita Pizza or toast into bread crumbs to top gluten-free Baked Mac and Cheeze. If you are gluten free, you will enjoy practicing a Protective Diet. Most recipes include GF options if they aren't naturally free of gluten.
  • Onion & Herb Smashed Potatoes Premium PD Recipe Onion Herb Smashed Potatoes - © ProtectiveDiet.comDon’t bother making gravy for these bold mashed potatoes; they are awesome on their own. Use the slow cooker recipe shortcut and have these on the table in ten minutes. Creamy and loaded with flavor, your kids will be begging for PD Onion & Herb Smashed Potatoes.
  • Onion Rings Free PD Recipe Onion Rings - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet baked onion rings are so crispy and impressive to serve as a snack or starter, but the best part is how easy this oil-free recipe is. They taste so indulgent, and dipping them into one of our many dipping sauce makes you feel like you’re cheating.
  • 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.
  • Oven Baked Pancakes Premium PD Recipe Oven Baked Pancakes - © ProtectiveDiet.comStop sweating over a chemical extruding non stick griddle with these oil free, egg free, sugar free pancakes with a gluten free option. Mix up a batch and bake them up in just 8 minutes.
  • Oven Roasted Garlic Free PD Recipe Oven Roasted Garlic - © ProtectiveDiet.comWhen garlic is roasted, it becomes sweet and mild in flavor. Spread Oven-Roasted Garlic on freshly baked hot bread or mash into potatoes. This simple recipe makes a flavorful, immune-boosting, plant-based replacement for butter.
  • Perfect Pesto Sauce Free PD Recipe Perfect Pesto - © ProtectiveDiet.comPesto Pasta has always been a quick and easy summertime favorite of mine. Spring hits and I’m in search of beautiful basil plants to grow on my deck. Over the years my pesto has evolved from a disease promoting classic Parmesan, oil and nut rich sauce to this endothelial promoting flavorful version. My health and waistline followed in the footsteps of my evolving pesto. One year I removed the cheese, the next the oil, and then I officially tossed the nuts. This recipe celebrates the evolution of Protective Diet though my own personal journey to optimal health.
  • Perfectly Cooked Quinoa Premium PD Recipe Quinoa3 - © ProtectiveDiet.comI enjoy quinoa regularly since perfecting how to properly and quickly cook these tiny but hearty little seeds. Quinoa is often labeled a whole grain because it is cooked like one and marketed as an "Ancient Grain." It is actually a seed of the Goosefoot plant containing high nutritive value and gluten-free starch energy. Whether you choose to use the easy stovetop or quick pressure-cooking method, you will be pleased with Perfectly Cooked Quinoa. Toss with fresh herbs as a hot or cold stand alone side dish, serve in place of rice with PD Busy Day Chili or layered in Protective Diet's Cruciferous Casserole. Quinoa adds starch-based variety to your plate.
  • Pintos & Cheeze Premium PD Recipe A popular fast food taco place put this creamy cup of beans topped with flavorful Taco Sauce, melted yellow cheese, and enjoyed with a fun to use “spork,” on my favorite lunch options list during high school. I traded in the spoon-like fork for a crunchy edible utensil. Baked Tortilla Chips scoop up this flavorful remake perfectly for an after school snack or main dish, dinner served with fresh shredded romaine and all the toppings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pozole Rojo Premium PD Recipe Pozole - © ProtectiveDiet.comPozole is a soup that eats like a meal and is traditionally served in Mexican homes on holidays. This soup in Mexico is like turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving in the United States of America. Evelia Cruz adopted a Protective Diet and thought she had gained so much knowledge from me, but the feeling was mutual. She taught me about Mexican ingredients and how to properly cook with them. I taught her how to cut out the oil, meat and cheese. Together we made a standard Mexican diet one of the easiest to convert to a Protective Diet.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Quick Red Pasta Sauce Premium PD Recipe Quick Red Pasta Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis sauce is way better than any store bought jarred sauce. It is loaded with classic Italian flavors, free of sugar and oil and simple to make. Use it to layer up a Spinach Lasagna, toss together your Baked Ziti or simply toss with hot whole grain pasta. Keep all the ingredients in your pantry for a quick and easy week night meal.
  • Red Enchiladas Free PD Recipe These authentic red enchiladas are like nothing you’ve ever tasted – well, unless you’re Mexican. I was lucky enough to learn this sauce recipe from a PD Workshop student while I was converting some of her mother’s traditional favorites to fit a Protective Diet. She laughed when I was under the impression red enchilada sauce contained tomatoes. Now I know the truth behind traditional enchilada sauce and I’m sharing it with you. This recipe has a few steps, but they are broken down and made simple and easy. The day you serve these is the day you become known for making the best enchiladas this side of the Rio Grande.
  • Roast-less Pot Roast Free PD Recipe Roast-Less Pot Roast - © ProtectiveDiet.comThe aroma of this dish roasting in the oven brings me right back to my childhood. My mother made the most spectacular pot roast and then I followed along in her footsteps. She taught me her techniques and the importance of browning the onions along with the importance of oven roasting to create depth of flavor. I’ve applied all of her tricks along with a few of mine to produce hearty roasted flavors that even I didn't think could be possible on a plant based diet.
  • Roasted Squash Free PD Recipe Roasted Squash - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is the easiest way to prepare squash. This method builds sweet roasted flavor with very little preparation and no peeling. Enjoy it straight out of the bowl nature provided or blend it up in Roasted Squash Soup , No Fat Not-Yo Cheeze Sauce or for an Indian dinner of Roasted Squash Curry.
  • Roasted Squash Curry Free PD Recipe This flavorful and colorful golden curry is rich with the spicy flavors of India. It incorporates Fall’s bounty of roasted squash for creamy richness without the use of yogurt, cream or fatty coconut milk. Use canned pumpkin to save time and this curry will be ready faster than the time it takes to cook rice. Toasting the cumin seeds brings out their spicy flavor and adds depth to this authentically spiced curry dish. If you are new to the flavors of Indian curry, invite a friend over that loves it. Their excitement for the flavors of this dish will have you loving it right alongside them.
  • Roasted Squash Soup with Smoked Paprika Free PD Recipe Roasted Squash Soup - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a simple blended soup with roasted smoky warm flavors of ground cumin and paprika. It hits the spot when squash is in season and there's a chill in the air. Roasting the squash to a golden color adds a rich sweet flavor. It also gives you a reason to warm up the kitchen during the cool change of season.
  • Salsa Brava Premium PD Recipe Salsa Bravas Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comSalsa Brava means spicy sauce, also known as wild sauce, in Spain. It is a cooked salsa with a tomato and onion base that has a spicy, smoky finish. Warm or cold, blended or chunky, it can be used as a marinade, dipping sauce or to top a famous Tapas dish called Patatas Bravas. On a Protective Diet this sauce will complement any of our staple roasted vegetables or whole grains, or give a serving of Baked Mac n' Cheeze a Spanish flair.
  • 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!
  • Slow Cooker Sloppy Jerrys Premium PD Recipe Sloppy Jerrys - © ProtectiveDiet.comSloppy Joes are all about the sauce. I made this version with a sauce so sweet and wonderful I had to name them after Jerry. These are perfect to prepare in the morning on a lazy summer day, when you don’t want to be indoors cooking over a hot stove. There’s nothing better than arriving home after a day at the beach to a smell that will have you and the kids lining up for dinner. Toast up some PD Burger Buns from the freezer and dinner is served. I hope this recipe gives all the hard working moms and dads a chance to go play and have fun this summer.
  • Sofrito Premium PD Recipe Sofrito is a blend of sautéed or roasted finely diced aromatic ingredients that are combined as a concentration of flavors used to build delicious ethnic dishes. It is popular in many cultures and varies with the use of red or green peppers, the use of tomatoes or not, and varying spices and herbs. This recipe is based on a traditional Puerto Rican version used to start a classic rice dish called Arroz con Gandules or to add to simmering beans. Many generations have passed since its creation and the flavor-building step to making modernized Sofrito that tastes like Abuela's (Grandma's) has been lost. Protective Diet is bringing it back and into kitchens around the world to celebrate the tradition of Puerto Rico's infusion concentrate that is loaded with protective ingredients and flavor.
  • 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.
  • Spanish Rice Premium PD Recipe Spanish Rice - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis traditional Mexican rice is perfectly prepared using my easy stove top method or a presser cooker. Server this heart healthy oil free version as a side dish with Beef-less tacos at your next fiesta.
  • Speedy Steak Fries Premium PD Recipe Speedy Steak Fries Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comI've had the pleasure of using a steam oven during in-home cooking lessons. These are the latest and greatest appliances in gourmet high-end kitchens. After spending time playing with steam ovens I’d dream of how wonderful it would be to have one. Then I realized I already do, and so do the majority of my students! I raced into the test kitchen and perfected this amazing time-saving technique to make golden steak fries with just 20 minutes of baking time and the assistance of steam. This recipe is perfect for hot summer days when you want to shortcut running your oven, save energy and enjoy crispy potatoes. Blend up some PD Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce for dipping or shortcut your Buffalo Potato Wedges with this awesomely simple, time and energy saving technique.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Split Pea Soup Free PD Recipe Split Pea Soup - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis recipe was created for all day simmering soup flavor. I nicknamed my electric pressure cooker "The Life Changer.” With this recipe and my Life Changer, I can prepare this soup in 15 minutes and have it on the table within the hour. If you have a few extra minutes in the morning, set it up using the time delay or prepare it in a slow cooker. You will be welcomed home with a thick-as-fog style bowl of old fashioned split pea soup.
  • Strawberry Corn Cakes Premium PD Recipe Strawberry Corn Cakes - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese golden berry-filled corn cakes are fun to make and perfect to prepare when sweet strawberries are in season. This recipe was inspired by a visit to the beautiful strawberry fields of Carlsbad, California. I combined my love of corn, fresh berries and a take-it-and-go style breakfast cake. I suggest you find the time to slow it down and enjoy these topped with Protective Diet's thick and creamy Greek Yogurt, along with extra berries for dipping.
  • Stuff Yourself Stuffing Free PD Recipe Stuff Yourself Stuffing - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis traditional stuffing is holiday perfection in a pan, filled with cubes of healthy bread and all the fresh herbs of the season. It is sure to please your family when topped with Protective Diet Mushroom Gravy.
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers Free PD Recipe Stuffed Bell Peppers - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese peppers have old-fashioned home-cooked appeal. The aroma of them baking sends me back to my childhood. As a child I’d run in the door after school and guess from the delicious smell what my mother was cooking for dinner. Stuffed Peppers were one of my favorite cold weather oven baked dinners. I've removed all the fat and animal products and doubled up on the protective ingredients to heal and protect your hard working body with a nostalgic meal that truly satisfies.
  • Summertime Slow Cooker BBQ Beans Premium PD Recipe Summertime Slow Cooker BBQ Beans Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese aren't ordinary open the can and warm um up style baked beans. They have gourmet Foodie appeal along with traditional flavors. Make them for an exciting addition to a summertime BBQ. This easy prep, set-it and forget-it recipe is perfect for hot days when turning on the oven isn't an option and you'd much rather be outside playing grill master than indoors checking on a side dish.
  • Tamale Pie Premium PD Recipe Tamale Pie - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis family-style casserole is filled with hearty, Southwestern ingredients shaped into a savory pie. It’s simple to prepare, with spicy or mild options to please everyone. If you enjoy easy prep dinners with bold flavors, you’ll love PD Tamale Pie.
  • 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.
  • Tikka Masala Premium PD Recipe Tikka means small pieces, usually chicken or vegetables, and is connected with Indian cuisine from Punjab, in the north of India. Masala is a uniquely flavored tomato based simmer sauce layered with many variations of protective free-radical fighting spices, often including fresh ginger, spicy chilies, garlic, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cumin, black pepper, coriander and finished with yogurt or cream. Chicken Tikka Masala is served in restaurants around the world, is most popular in Britain, and was named its national dish in 2001. Protective Diet had to give this classic Indian dish a healthy oil- and dairy-free plant-based makeover, bringing the exotic flavors of India and traditions of Britain to your healthy PD Kitchen.
  • 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!
  • Veggie Chili Free PD Recipe Veggie Chili - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a classic Protective Diet starter recipe, perfect for beginners or young chefs. Invest fifteen minutes in the morning and toss the ingredients into the slow cooker, switch it on and arrive home to be greeted with the delicious aroma of the Southwest. There’s nothing better than arriving home to a hot pot of simmering chili ready and waiting to be enjoyed. Turn up the spice with the addition of jalapenos or keep it kid friendly and mild.
  • Veggie Soup & Dumplings Premium PD Recipe Veggie Soup & Dumplings - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese dense and chewy dumplings are one of my childhood favorites. I can remember fishing for them out of a bowl of my mother’s homemade soup. Veggie Soup and Dumplings is a quick, simple, inexpensive, and perfect hearty, whole-grain home-cooked wintertime meal. If you are serving kids, skip the soup step and serve these dumplings topped with Protective Diet’s “Butter” Sauce or Mushroom Gravy. This is a perfect recipe to make when your pantry and refrigerator is bare and it is too snowy and cold to go to the market.
  • 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
  • Yellow Lentil Soup Free PD Recipe Yellow Lentil SoupThis soup is a remake of my favorite Middle Eastern restaurant's house soup. It is bright in color and thick and rich, with warm flavors of smoked paprika and cumin. Although it is traditionally called lentil soup, it is made with yellow split peas. I always stock all the simple ingredients for this house favorite in my Protective Diet Pantry. Enjoy this soup in under an hour with the use of an electric pressure cooker or prepare it in a slow cooker and arrive home to an unforgettable dinner.
  • Zucchini Bread Free PD Recipe Zucchini Bread - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis satisfyingly simple sugar free health bread recipe is a perfect treat served with tea or for breakfast. This guilt free recipe has been created for you to enjoy anytime you are hungry while practicing a Protective Diet.
  • Unfried Zucchini Sticks Free PD Recipe Zuchini Sticks - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese are a great starter to any meal or to serve as an indulgent tasting snack that is nutrient dense and surprisingly good for you. You will be impressed at how easy they are to prepare.

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