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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.
  • Annatto Rice Premium PD Recipe Annato Rice - © ProtectiveDiet.comAnnatto is a popular spice used in Central and South America. It complements dishes with its beautiful rich deep orange color, mild flavor and protective carotenoids specifically called Bixins. These powerful antioxidants protect eyes from cataracts and blindness, defending the body from free radicals. This spice is also commonly used by natural cosmetic companies. I used it to add body and richness to this Caribbean and South American inspired rice dish that is complete with stovetop or pressure-cooking instructions. Enjoy it as a main dish or serve it on the side with Protective Diet Chorizo Tacos.
  • Artisanal Garlic Onion Herb Bread Premium PD Recipe Artisanal Garlic Onion Herb Bread - © ProtectiveDiet.comThere is only one thing better than the smell of bread baking and that is the smell of bread baking that is packed with fresh garlic and herbs. This bread is beautiful, delicious, hearty clean eating. Free of additives, sugar, and fat found in traditional processed breads.
  • 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 Ziti Free PD Recipe Baked Ziti Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comKids love this crowd-pleasing pasta bake and so will the chef. It’s authentic in taste and looks just like the real deal. Get ahead of meal time on busy days and prepare this family style dinner a day or two in advance. All you’ll have left to do is pop it in the oven, bake and serve.
  • 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.
  • BBQ “Chicken” Pizza Premium PD Recipe BBQ Chicken Pizza - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet has given California Pizza Kitchen’s most popular pie a low-fat and sugar-free plant-based makeover. This recipe is spot on with perfect sauce, hand-tossed style crust and all the toppings. Grill this crowd-pleasing pizza outdoors or bake it fresh in the oven. All Protective Diet recipes are loaded with health-promoting and waistband-slimming ingredients that offer protection to our health, the environment and all of the planet’s precious creatures.
  • 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.
  • BBQ Riblets Premium PD Recipe Riblets Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese tasty and tender faux BBQ ribs can be served up year-round, prepared indoors or out. Drive your neighborhood wild with the smell of this sweet & spicy sauce grilling or bake them up during a snow storm for a good old winter time BBQ.
  • BBQ Taters Premium Free PD Recipe BBQ Sauce Taters - © ProtectiveDiet.comEnjoy these flavorful BBQ Taters year-round, inside or out. Prep these taters, toss them on the grill, and have the smell of Sweet and Spicy BBQ filling your neighborhood tonight. No grill? Follow the easy baking directions to fill your home with the sweet smell of summertime BBQ any time of the year.
  • BBQ Tofu Kebabs Premium PD Recipe BBQ Tofu Kebabs - © ProtectiveDiet.comThe smell of these easy to assemble summertime meals on a stick will leave your neighbors wondering if you have fallen off the healthy wagon and are grilling up something totally off plan. Toss these on the grill and those neighbors will be looking over the fence wondering what you are having tonight. This recipe uses a technique to change the texture of tofu into one even kids will love.
  • Beans and Rice Premium PD Recipe Rice and Beans Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis recipe is designed for ease in preparation of the energy-packed starch component of a Protective Diet 50/50 Burrito Bowl. Serve it as a no-fuss side dish to complement Garlic Greens, Fajitas or Beef-less Tacos. This recipe comes together using PD Pantry staples along with tips to dress it up on the days you have a couple extra minutes and want to get creative. This is a perfect starter recipe for a beginner in the kitchen, as well as a perfect staple recipe for anyone just getting started on a plant-based diet.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Broccoli and Cheeze Sauce Premium PD Recipe This classic potato topper or whole grain enhancer is sure to put broccoli on your family’s most requested veggie list. Protective Diet has remade this cheesy artery clogging, cancer promoting, waistline expanding recipe into an easy-prep high-fiber blockage sweeper. It offers a dose of protective cancer inhibitors along with satisfying creamy starch-based deliciousness, making you shout Winner Winner PD Dinner!
  • 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.
  • Butter & Herb Noodles Premium PD Recipe Butter & Herb Noodles - © ProtectiveDiet.comKids and adults love these simple, quick and delicious noodles complete with the nutrition of whole grains and herbs. This recipe is more convenient than noodle packets, due to the no-cook sauce. You will save money and time with this go-to recipe made of Protective Diet pantry staples, while eliminating chemical food additives and fat out of your diet. This is a perfect meal when you’re hungry, short on time, the fridge is bare and cash is tight.
  • 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.
  • Cajun Cutlets Premium PD Recipe Use the Spice of the South to add flavor to a Protective Diet Cutlet Sandwich complete with a side of heart healthy waistline slimming American Potato Salad. Wash it all down with a tall glass of Sweet Tea to make a summertime meal you'll never forget. Cutlets are part of the growing evolution of Protective Diet's innovative ability to create plant-based global comfort food favorites using low-fat oil-free whole food ingredients. Optimal health is easy to achieve and maintain when we have many familiar looking and tasting choices to please our family and friends. A Protective Diet is becoming more and more exciting with every passing week filled with exciting new recipes and innovative cooking techniques.
  • 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.
  • Cheeze Burger Mac Premium PD Recipe This recipe is perfect for the grill-fearing, non-baker, antibun maker who loves all the flavors of a loaded cheeseburger but doesn't want to mess around. This is a fun recipe that kids will enjoy topping with their favorite burger condiments and you will love the easy one-pot clean up.
  • Cheeze Fries Premium PD Recipe Cheeze Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese taste and look just like the delicious cheesy fries I grew up on, minus the fat and oil. I serve them complete with a red plastic basket lined with parchment paper. They are exactly how I remember them from my childhood.
  • Cheezeburger Pizza Premium PD Recipe Tastes just like a cheeseburger but so much more fun when it's pizza! Kids and adults will adore this creative familiar flavored pizza. The crust is Chicago style thin, crispy on the bottom with a slight chewy tenderness under the sauce. Cheeseburger pizza is all the rage and on pizza parlors’ specialty menus, so we had to give it an oil-free whole food plant-based makeover for our healthy Protective Diet community to enjoy. It is layered with Ultimate Cheeze Sauce, Ground Crumbles and topped just like a burger with PD Pickle Relish, PD Killer Ketchup, yellow mustard, fresh onions and tomato slices.
  • 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.
  • 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 Nuggets Premium PD Recipe Nuggets - © ProtectiveDiet.comImprove your child’s diet, whip up 20 organic nuggets without the fat and chemical food additives at half the cost of packaged chicken or veggie nuggets. Stock up your freezer and be prepared with this nutrient dense fast meal fix. These aren’t just for kids, I enjoy them served with Ranch dressing and hot sauce.
  • Chili Cheeze Fries Premium PD Recipe Chili Cheeze Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.comAre chili cheesy fries your weakness? On a Protective Diet they will be your strength! These are yummy messy fries made to eat with a fork. It’s hard to believe these are good for us. They will keep you happy and satisfied while you easily reach and maintain your ideal body weight.
  • Chili Mac Premium PD Recipe chili-mac 2 - © ProtectiveDiet.comI call my electric pressure cooker the "Life Changer. Chili Mac is an easy-to-follow recipe perfect after a busy day. You know - those days you can't bear the thought of cooking, let alone washing more than one pan. This one-pot wonder combines the protective and delicious ingredients of southwestern chili, balanced with the starch energy of whole grain macaroni. Calling all new chefs and junior chefs who can roughly chop an onion, open a can and set a timer! This recipe was created with you in mind. Actually, it was created with all the PD superstar chefs in mind as well. We could all use a day off. This is the perfect recipe to ask the non-cook in the household to prepare for you. With only one pot to wash up, they might become inspired to participate more in your workplace for wellness.
  • Chinese Take In Free PD Recipe Chinese Take-In - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis aromatic, brown gravy stir fry is traditionally seasoned with garlic and ginger. After experiencing this health-promoting oil-, sugar- and MSG-free remake, you’ll never suffer the effects of ordering take-out again. Chinese food has a reputation of never filling you up and leaving you hungry again, craving more after an hour or two. The reason is not because it’s light or low calories. It is typically loaded with food additives that cause food cravings and shut off the satiation signal to the brain. Enjoy this flavorful, clean version and you will have total control over its ingredients and your meal satisfaction.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Crabby Cakes Free PD Recipe Crabby Cakes - © ProtectiveDiet.comTry these special little delicacies with an oil free plant-based makeover. These cakes are fun to make and, along with their creamy dipping sauce, are free of cholesterol and fat. Crabby Cakes are loaded with the same texture and taste of the original without the expense or impact on our over-fished seas.
  • 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 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.
  • Creamed Corn Premium PD Recipe Creamed Corn - © ProtectiveDiet.comAs a child, this classic veggie side dish was a regular on my plate. Creamy, slightly sweet and savory, and topped with freshly ground pepper please! Protective Diet created a sugar- & additive-free version made with fresh or frozen corn that exceeds expectations of the familiar canned variety. Serve this delicious veggie side dish that kids and adults alike enjoy.
  • Creamed Kale Premium PD Recipe Creamed Kale - © ProtectiveDiet.comCreamed Kale is a perfect way to encourage your friends and family to make room on their holiday plate for protective leafy greens served in a rich flavorful sauce. They will give thanks when they find out this creamy side dish is guilt free. This dish can take center stage on your weekday plate any time of the year using any leafy green of your choosing. Serve it over brown rice, whole grain pasta, or mashed potatoes and you'll be enjoying a quick and easy unforgettable hearty meal that will be added to your most requested list.
  • Crispy Herb Fries Premium PD Recipe Crispy Herb Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese fries look and taste like junk food. Don’t be fooled; they are loaded with more cholesterol-lowering fiber than a serving of oatmeal, are rich in potassium and vitamin C. They fight off free radicals with antioxidant-rich herbs. You can enjoy Protective Diet fries daily while you eat your way to a slimmer healthier you.
  • Cruciferous Casserole Premium PD Recipe Casserole8 - © ProtectiveDiet.comA perfectly balanced plant-based casserole complete with starch energy and the oxidative stress protection of the cruciferous family of vegetables. Old-fashioned warm and hearty one-pan baked meals have nostalgic family appeal. Protective Diet will assist you to create a quick-prep casserole that is sure to please. This recipe includes options to excite the creative chef or guide the kitchen newbie all the way to successful achievement of optimal health. Select your favorite starch and veggie combined with this easy-blend sauce topped with your selection from crunchy flavorful topping options.
  • Cutlets Premium PD Recipe Baked or grilled for a sandwich, sliced as a salad topper, smothered and simmered in gravy, or tossed into a stir-fry, these Cutlets are a game-changer. Cutlets are part of the growing evolution of Protective Diet's innovative ability to create plant-based comfort food favorites using low-fat oil-free whole food ingredients. Optimal health is easy to achieve and maintain when we have many familiar looking and tasting choices to please our family and friends. A Protective Diet is becoming more and more exciting with every passing week filled with exciting new recipes and innovative cooking techniques.
  • Cutlets & Gravy Premium PD Recipe On a Protective Diet we enjoy many side dishes, but sometimes I want to serve a family style dinner reminiscent of the past a meal with a meaty main dish, rich gravy, starchy sides and veggies. A good ol’ Sunday dinner that tastes and presents like a hearty holiday feast and offers protection for my family’s health, all animals and our planet.
  • Dill Rice Premium PD Recipe This Persian style rice is one of my favorite dishes alongside Protective Diet Falafel, Hummus, Fattoush Salad or Tabouli Salad. I enjoyed it regularly at Reza’s in Chicago. This was my favorite Persian restaurant before going oil-free and vegan. After talking with the owner and chef, I realized this herbal rice was far from what it seemed. No wonder I craved it. It was loaded with butter and oil. My special remake has all the protective and flavorful components, minus the saturated fat and empty calories. Pair this dish along with some of the suggested Middle Eastern classics and serve up a Protective Diet feast fit for Persian royals.
  • Egg Foo Young Premium PD Recipe Egg Foo Young is an American dish resembling an omelet, packed with Asian veggies and swimming in flavorful dark brown gravy, with culinary roots from Shanghai and a Cantonese name. One of my favorite childhood memories was when my mother would take an occasional night off from cooking and Dad would pick up Chinese takeout. Egg Foo Young was my mother's favorite and was always part of the carry-out order of multiple dishes shared among our family of six. These deep-fried pillow-like patties were filled with sprouts and tiny morsels of BBQ pork, layered in rich brown gravy, and served over hot rice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Faux BLT Free PD Recipe Faux BLT - © ProtectiveDiet.comI gave my favorite summertime sandwich a major makeover. It has the smoky salty flavor of bacon, the creaminess of the mayo, and the freshness of a garden tomato.
  • 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.
  • Flatbread Pizza Premium PD Recipe Top rated oil-free whole grain crust similar to classic hand tossed pizza, but even better. It is also the easiest and fastest to make, bake or grill. Zero rise time using this PD yeast-free no-fuss dough. With this recipe, you'll have pizza ready to enjoy faster than it would take your family to decide on toppings for delivery. Plant-based sauces and toppings are exciting on a Protective Diet, but the secret to good pizza is a perfect crust. Calling all first-time pizza makers and flour fearing non-bakers! This easy-roll technique will keep your counter tops clean and your family excited for PD pizza night.
  • 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.
  • Fruit Crumble Premium PD Recipe Perfect for a fall or winter one-dish, quick-prep, gluten-free protective fruit-filled fresh baked breakfast, tea time treat or holiday dessert. Take the chill off the kitchen and fill the house with an aromatic wake-up call your house guests and family will never forget. Fruit Crumble is a hit either served chilled or hot out of the oven.
  • Funeral Potatoes Premium PD Recipe Cheezy potato comfort food casserole is also known as Party Potatoes, popular in both Mormon and Southern communities. The popular dish received its appropriate name because it is commonly served during after-funeral dinners. It is served at most social gatherings and potlucks in Latter-day Saints communities. With a Protective Diet makeover, I expect Funeral Potatoes to become a favorite quick prep take and bake casserole to comfort and satisfy the entire Protective Diet community.
  • Garlic Greens Free PD Recipe Here’s a recipe that is sure to have you enjoying more kale and leafy greens in your diet. Total simplicity and clean flavors make this a dish you can incorporate on the side or as a main course served with brown rice. Top it off with one of Protective Diet’s signature hot sauces and you’ll be enjoying greens daily. Chewing leafy greens promotes nitric oxide production to boost our immune system, lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, and shorten workout recovery time. Drinking greens is not an effective way to promote our endothelium. Stop blending them up just to get them down and give this flavorful, savory recipe a try.
  • Garlic Toast Premium PD Recipe Garlic Toast - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet Garlic Toast is quick and easy, savory and satisfying served alongside any of the Protective Diet pasta dishes, soups or salads. This recipe makes two slices, perfect for one to two diners, or multiply the batch and serve the entire family this crispy toast that complements any meal.
  • 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.
  • Gravy Fries Premium PD Recipe Gravy Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.comFrench fries are diet sabotage but, top them with gravy and it’s a heart attack in a basket. Feel great enjoying these healthy, but indulgent tasting fat free high fiber gravy fries. Protective Diet fries will assist you to easily reach and maintain your ideal body weight.
  • Greek Cutlets Premium PD Recipe Baked or grilled for a sandwich, layered with Ultimate Plant-Based Mayo or sliced as a salad topper, these Cutlets are a game-changer. Cutlets are part of the growing evolution of Protective Diet's innovative ability to create plant-based familiar favorites using low-fat oil-free whole food ingredients. Optimal health is easy to achieve and maintain when we have many familiar looking and tasting choices to please our family and friends. A Protective Diet is becoming more and more exciting with every passing week filled with new recipes and innovative cooking techniques to make healthy taste delicious.
  • Green Bean Casserole Premium PD Recipe Green Bean Casserol - © ProtectiveDiet.comComplete your holiday plant based feast with this traditional dish. I gave the old fashioned version a healthy make over, but no one will suspect it. Don’t tell them it’s healthy until they ask for a second helping.
  • 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.
  • Grits & Greens Premium PD Recipe Grits and Greens - © ProtectiveDiet.comHere's a perfectly delicious way to incorporate protective greens into an energy packed breakfast. This warm bowl filled with satisfying Southern comfort tops my list of go-to meals any time of the day. Spicy or mild, this down home dish will have you jumping out of bed on a cold morning ready to whisk up a batch.
  • 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.
  • 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 - © 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.
  • Hand Tossed Pizza Premium PD Recipe Hand Tossed Pizza - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis homemade plant-based pizza won’t leave your kitchen covered in flour or your pants tight. This crust is puffy, and simple to roll out and bake up. Top your pizza pie with veggies you have on-hand or use the suggested toppings in the recipe. Don’t be intimidated by pizza dough; I’ve created this simple recipe to make a first-timer look like an expert.
  • Hasselback Potatoes Premium PD Recipe Hasselback Potatoes - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese baked potatoes originated in Sweden created by chefs at the Hasselbacken restaurant. When serving them to kids you can have fun calling them Accordion Potatoes or Pill Bug Potatoes. The slices in the potato make it perfect for topping with PD Butter Sauce. These potatoes are so popular you can purchase a hasselback potato cutting board to make it easier to slice. Check out my trick to cutting them without the investment in any special equipment. Heat up the oven and get cutting these simple potatoes are sure to be a hit.
  • Holiday Loaf Premium PD Recipe Holiday Loaf - © ProtectiveDiet.comAt last we have a hearty main dish to serve up next to all of our favorite Protective Diet versions of traditional sides. Holiday dinners are now complete with a sliceable, savory loaf made of whole, plant-based ingredients. Ladle on the Mushroom Gravy, pass the mashed potatoes and enjoy your Holiday Loaf surrounded with all the trimmings.
  • Home Fries Premium PD Recipe Home Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese simply delicious potato disks are a great way to increase your plant fiber intake. You will save big bucks and hundreds of empty fat calories using fresh potatoes in place of packaged frozen fries. Skip the chicken nuggets and serve your kids Home Fries for dinner. Loaded with a perfect balance of clean protein, fiber and carbohydrates that is only found in whole plant foods. Your kids will love them and your budget will too.
  • 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.
  • Hoppin’ John Premium PD Recipe Hoppin Jon Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis classic dish from the Carolinas is enjoyed year round, but traditionally served and celebrated throughout the South on New Year's Day as part of a feast to grant everyone a prosperous New Year. Prosperity is symbolized across this classic Southern plate with black-eyed peas to represent coins, collard greens to symbolize American currency, and cornbread is golden like bars of gold. This year I am introducing health to this classic plate of American history. I have eliminated all the fat and highlighted the delicious rich flavors of the South with this quick-prep pressure cooking or stovetop recipe. Protective Diet makes it possible to enjoy special holiday meals and our prosperous New Year ahead in the best of health.
  • 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.
  • 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 “Sausage” Premium PD Recipe Sweet or hot is all you needed to know when ordering sausage at an Italian market in Chicago. Served layered in a bun with Red Sauce, grilled onions, and topped with your choice of sweet or hot peppers. Growing up, my mother's red sauce would simmer all day on the lowest flame while she was out tending to the garden. It frequently included a couple of seared Italian sausages to add flavor. Chicago pizza wasn't complete without Italian Sausage. Thankfully we have a fantastic fat free, whole-food, gluten-free, plant-based Protective Diet version. The PD community is enjoying recipe classics and comfort food favorites while slimming down, reversing disease, maintaining optimal health and offering protection to humans, animals and our planet.
  • Italian “Sausage” Pizza Premium PD Recipe Italian Sausage Pizza - © ProtectiveDiet.comI’m tempted in Chicago by the intoxicating smell of pizza on every street corner I pass. I came up with an easy homemade pizza recipe to fit perfectly into a Protective Diet. Free of all the saturated fat and loaded with the best toppings, including Chicago style “sausage”.
  • Jacked Up Pulled “Pork” Sandwich Free PD Recipe Jacked Up Pulled Pork Sandwich - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis jacked-up sandwich has it going on! It has all the flavor and texture of traditional pulled pork, minus the fat, cholesterol and sugar of traditional barbecued pulled pork. Layer this slow-cooker special on a Protective Diet Onion Sandwich Roll and top it with some Creamy Coleslaw for an unforgettable plant-based meal
  • 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.
  • Jamaican Jerk Cutlets Premium PD Recipe A taste of the Caribbean makes its way to Protective Diet plates around the world with Jamaican Jerk Cutlets. Serve this classic grilled specialty layered with Mango Salsa, Summertime BBQ Beans and Indian Rice. Cutlets are part of the growing evolution of Protective Diet's innovative ability to create plant-based global comfort food favorites using low-fat oil-free whole food ingredients. Optimal health is easy to achieve and maintain when we have many familiar looking and tasting choices to please our family and friends. A Protective Diet is becoming more and more exciting with every passing week filled with exciting new recipes and innovative cooking techniques.
  • King Ranch Casserole Premium PD Recipe King Ranch Casserole dates back to the ‘50s when one-dish dinners were gaining popularity. This casserole originated on a Texas ranch and became famous for its spicy layers and hearty appeal. You can find the original at every potluck and church gathering in the Lone Star State. This oil-free, plant-based, whole grain, gluten-free Protective Diet remake will have hot pans of King Ranch Casserole popping up at a Protective Diet Potluck near you.
  • Lazy Lady One Pot Pasta Free PD Recipe Lazy Lady Pasta - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis easy throw together one pot meal is perfect for a weeknight dinner. It uses all pantry staples with the option to add fresh ingredients. You can switch out the fresh veggie ingredients and change it up based on what you have on hand.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mexican Mac n Cheeze Free PD Recipe Mexican Mac-n-Cheeze - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis reminds me of Velveeta Shells & Cheese with a kick. Super quick to prepare, this meal tastes like junk food but it’s loaded with the antioxidant power of pumpkin, citrus, chilies, and cilantro-filled with chlorophyll. That little leafy green isn’t just a garnishing flavor addition. It offers protection against DNA mutation by intercepting carcinogens. Don’t let this healthy description leave you thinking this recipe is lacking in comfort food appeal. It’s a classic favorite by many just starting off on the fast track to optimal heath with the application of a Protective Diet.
  • 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.
  • Milk & Noodles Premium PD Recipe milk noodles 3 - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis was my father's easy to make go-to comfort meal. My grandmother put together Milk & Noodles as a quick and easy way to satisfy her four hungry growing boys while stretching a buck. It is warm, surprisingly flavorful, and uses ingredients we always have on hand. This is perfect for a day you need a simple-to-serve, comforting hug in a bowl. My father worked nights for much of my childhood and I can remember him asking my mother to keep a big bowl of cooked noodles in the refrigerator at all times. He would arrive home before anyone awoke and quietly assemble a hot bowl of Milk & Noodles topped with lots of black pepper for his final meal of the day. I would join him and eat breakfast before Mom woke up. My fond memories of him arriving home and warming a bowl of this milk, butter and pepper topped broth filled with noodles will always be with me. My childhood memories are clearer with every bowl and my health is improved with this plant-based simple remake of my grandmother’s recipe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Fries Premium PD Recipe Oven Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.comFrench fries will make most people throw in the towel on a diet and yell mercy. My recipe for healthy fries will cut out the fat and make room for a super sized order every day of the week. Did you know that a potato has more fiber in it than oatmeal? It is higher in potassium than a banana. One potato will provide 45% of your daily supply of vitamin C. It’s time you started putting a big bag of these inexpensive, nutrient dense, high fiber, low cal and super satisfying spuds on your grocery list.
  • Pad Thai Premium PD Recipe Famous on the streets of Thailand for its combination of salty, sweet, sour and spicy sauce that is tossed with long tender rice noodles and fresh crunchy bean sprouts laced with green onions and topped with chopped peanuts. This Protective Diet Pad Thai recipe has all the traditional flavors wrangled up and simply incorporated into this quick-prep make-ahead spicy optional sauce. Toss together with hot brown rice noodles, PD Nutz and fresh sprouts to celebrate the taste of Thailand, Protective Diet style.
  • Patatas Bravas Premium PD Recipe Patatas Bravas Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis popular dish is famous in Spain's Tapas Bars. Tapas is a style of small bites of food served to encourage sharing, conversation and socialization. It is often served with tiny picks and little plates. It was designed as a small pre-dinner meal and was designed to be shared. In Spain, dinner is typically served late in the evening, and the Tapas bars offer time to unwind and snack after work. I've given this traditional bite-sized crispy fried potato dish covered in spicy Spanish tomato sauce and garlic mayo a full sized oil-free makeover. This flavorful potato dish will please anyone that enjoys sharing a snack or is in need of a new idea for the perfect starch component to a PD 50/50 Balanced Plate.
  • 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.
  • Pho Premium PD Recipe Pho Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comI have paid great respect to this beloved Vietnamese soup by keeping all the unique spices exactly the same, and removing all of the saturated fat found in the original. This big bowl of clear, dark, flavorful broth, filled with noodles and the excitement of the aromatic fresh toppings will have you simmering up a batch on the regular.
  • 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.
  • Popeye’s Pantry Pasta Free PD Recipe Popeye's Pantry PastaThis is a quick and colorful dinner that is easily assembled with only one fresh ingredient. Keep your Protective Diet Pantry stocked with PD-Ed Lesson #32 and never run into last minute meal planning challenges. Grab a box of spinach and get the pasta water boiling. This recipe is the perfect solution to dinner when time is tight but you want flavor, variety and volume to serve up in less than 30 minutes.
  • Potato Kugel Premium PD Recipe Potato Kugel - © ProtectiveDiet.comJews believe that eating kugel on the Jewish Sabbath brings special spiritual blessings. I wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on this wonderful tradition due to dietary consciousness. Now we can all enjoy kugel, promote our heath and celebrate special blessings.
  • Potato Pancakes Free PD Recipe Potato Pancakes Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comI have fond memories of waking up to my mom’s potato pancakes topped with applesauce. She and I worked together to give them a Protective Diet makeover. We removed the oil and eggs and held them together using a burger press. Top these golden pancakes with applesauce and homemade dairy free sour cream or spice them up with Protective Diet's King Sauce
  • Potato Skins Premium PD Recipe Game Day is even more delicious on a Protective Diet with this sports bar classic remake. This super efficient and easy prep recipe will have you out of the kitchen, enjoying the party and cheering on your favorite team.
  • Pressure Cooked Pasta Premium PD Recipe Just when you thought dinner prep couldn’t get easier, you are given this recipe to eliminate the overcooked, boil over mess, give it a stir, turn it down, watch the pot, check the texture, lift and drain pasta cooking task. This recipe is perfect to assist if you are new to cooking or can’t confidently manage draining a heavy pot of boiling water. This is my preferred pasta cooking method. The reduced amount of water used in this recipe allows for clean filtered water to be used. Your favorite sauce will surround and stick to each individual starch coated perfectly cooked hot noodle, offering a more appealing texture than when pasta is drained and tossed. The ease of this electric pressure cooker strainer-free pasta cook-and-sauce toss technique will have you calling “dinner’s ready” in under 15 minutes.
  • Pressure Cooker Pasta Dinner Premium PD Recipe Pressure Cooker Pasta Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a pressure cooking one pot dream come true. Your Protective Diet Pantry will have all the ingredients needed to simply toss together this easier-than-easy dinner that tastes oven-baked and smells divine. Add this simple recipe to your weeknight meal rotation and enjoy smiles from satisfied diners all around the table.
  • Pressure Cooking Vegetables Guide Premium PD Recipe Enjoying steamed veggies plain or with your favorite Protective Diet dip, dressing or sauce is a fantastic way to bump up your daily veg intake. Steaming your precious produce without turning it to mush it can be challenging when using a time saving pressure cooker. Most are in disbelief when I share that it takes less than one minute to steam green beans, when cooking them tender on the stove top can take up to 30. Use this pressure cooker steaming guide to make preparing veggie protection fast, easy and delicious.
  • 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
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  • Quick-Bake BBQ Bites Premium PD Recipe Quick Bake BBQ Bites Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis amazingly fast and easy quick-prep sugar-free whole food plant-based BBQ recipe is deliciously exciting and loaded with eye appeal. These tender tasty morsels will make a BBQ Ranch Salad complete. Dress up your Protective Diet Loaded Nachos or enjoy BBQ Bites in a PD snack wrap or Soft Pocket Bread Sandwich. I can't seem to tire of this quick-bake recipe that takes a healthy unprocessed vegan diet to a new level of familiar with the comfort food favorite flavor of tender sweet and spicy BBQ.
  • 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-Mix Pizza Crust Premium PD Recipe The best whole grain oil-free thin crust is also the easiest and fastest to make and bake. Zero rise time using PD yeast-free no fuss dough. With this quick-mix and easy-roll crust recipe, you'll have pizzas flying out of the oven faster than it would take your family to decide on toppings for delivery. Sauces and toppings are exciting on a Protective Diet, but the secret to good pizza is a perfect crust. Calling all first time pizza makers and any flour fearing non-bakers. This easy-roll technique will keep your counter tops clean and totally flour free.
  • 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.
  • Red Lentils with Spinach and Roasted Garlic Free PD Recipe Red Lentils with Spinach and Roasted Garlic - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis hearty red lentil dish is rich with roasted garlic flavor. It’s one of my favorite throw together dishes when I have a bulb of Roasted Garlic on hand. If you are new to cooking lentils, this recipe will give you a perfect introduction.
  • 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 Broccoli with Lemon Free PD Recipe Roasted Brocoli with Lemon - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis recipe is so deliciously simple and the finish of lemon brightens up this veggie with a zing of fresh flavor.
  • Roasted Pomodoro Sauce Premium PD Recipe Roasted Pomodoro Pasta - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis sweet, roasted tomato sauce has a mild garlic flavor and is perfect to prepare at the end of the summer when tomatoes are abundant and garden herbs are at their peak. Protective Diet will spare your body empty fat calories with this oil-free recipe makeover.
  • 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.
  • Sawmill Country Gravy Premium PD Recipe This traditional southern breakfast dates back to the early years of America and was also called camp gravy. It was thick and made from sausage drippings, served over biscuits or grits at logging camps in the pine forests of the south to satisfy hungry lumberjacks that accused the resident cooks of thickening it with sawdust. Protective Diet remade this American classic with a rich, stick-to-your-ribs sausage bits texture and flavor of the original. Plant-based Sawmill Gravy improves blood flow and provides healthy high energy, unlike the original that should have been named saturated fat gravy. A perfect easy-prep meal choice when extended energy to run a marathon or run a household is needed.
  • Seasoned Flatbread Premium PD Recipe Easy-bake or quick-grill yeast-free Flatbread. Reach for this recipe when you need pitas to complete a meal but can’t be bothered with the dough rise delay. Fresh Flatbread is rolled and ready to bake in less time than it takes to preheat your oven or grill. Season it with Za’atar Spice Mix, poppy seeds, dried onions, sesame seeds or keep it plain. Slice into strips and use to scoop up Hummus, PD Spicy Oil-Free Curry or the Chopped Greek Salad. Fresh oil-free Flatbread is a perfect whole grain starting point when packing sandwiches for a PD picnic or lunch to go. Layer with Hummus, Mock Tuna Salad or Better Than Bacon and Ultimate House Mayo for a Flatbread Sub Sandwich rolled up with dressed shredded romaine.
  • Shortcut Potatoes Premium PD Recipe Shortcut Potatoes - © ProtectiveDiet.comI love simple baked potatoes with salads or topped with Veggie Chili, Cheeze Sauce and Sour Cream Dream. I never seem to have a full hour to wait for them to bake, so I created this recipe that produces an even tastier baked potato in half the time. I pack them in my purse, pocket or gym bag to replace expensive additive-filled, packaged snacks and protein bars. They are perfect for when hunger hits and a meal isn’t convenient. Always be prepared with a snack; you never know when you may be delayed in traffic or miss a flight. Shortcut Potatoes have saved me on many occasions when a quick and easy meal or emergency snack is in order.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Smash Browns Premium PD Recipe Hot handheld potato breakfast patties can be custom seasoned or topped with your favorite Protective Diet topping, sauce, salsa or dressing. Enjoy them savory or sweet with Chia Seed Jam and PD Greek Yogurt. These hash brown patties can be paired up and used as gluten free sandwich buns, as a dipper in soup, or a scoop for Busy Day Chili.
  • Sneaky Greens Ultimate Mac & Cheeze Premium PD Recipe Even when aware of the protective healing power of greens and cruciferous vegetables, some just can't seem to palate them. When covered in Protective Diet super creamy Ultimate Cheeze Sauce and hidden between bites of your favorite whole gain pasta, they go unnoticed. Greens provide your body with the tools to produce nitric oxide for faster muscle recovery post workouts, while power housing endothelial function and reducing the risk of a devastating coronary event. Sneaky Greens offer an infusion of Sulforaphane protection to flow though your body while attacking cancer stem cells. All nutritional science aside, most enjoy this satisfying one-pot family-friendly recipe based on taste alone.
  • 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.
  • Southwestern Pasta Toss Free PD Recipe Southwestern Pasta Toss - © ProtectiveDiet.comPasta and Southwestern flavors are two of my all time favorites. This fast and flavorful toss together pasta dish is hot, hearty, and served up in 30 minutes. This is a simple dinner with the warmth of cumin, spicy heat of the jalapeño and cooled off by the refreshing lime and cilantro.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Green Enchiladas Free PD Recipe Spicy Green Enchiladas - © ProtectiveDiet.comIf you love green enchiladas, stop everything and make this recipe! The authentic sauce that covers these rolled pillows of garlic smashed potatoes wrapped in tender corn tortillas is where it's at. This recipe is so simple, yet this dish has an all day in the kitchen flavor. Allow me to teach you how easy it is to work with tomatillos and how to make traditional Mexican green sauce that will make you known for the best enchiladas on the block.
  • 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.
  • Sticky Brown Sushi Rice Premium PD Recipe Sticky white rice is traditionally used to make Japanese sushi or Korean Gimbop rolls. A Protective Diet offers innovative recipe guidance with nutritional advantages, encouraging you to take a culinary trip around the world to improve your health with every bite. Sticky Brown Sushi Rice will make you feel like a plant-based veggie sushi roll master.
  • 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.
  • Stuffed Plum Tomatoes Premium PD Recipe Traditionally filled with tangy goat cheese, fresh herbs and topped with Parmesan breadcrumbs, this classic summertime dinner party favorite was in desperate need of a Protective Diet makeover. Not one bit of texture, creamy richness or flavor was sacrificed perfecting this surprisingly easy to assemble and impressive to serve health promoting hors d'oeuvre recipe.
  • 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.
  • Swedish “Meatballs” Premium PD Recipe Swedish Meatballs - © ProtectiveDiet.comTender nuggets of Swedish goodness covered with savory gravy are perfect served up as an hors d’oeuvre or over mashed potatoes as a hearty main dish.
  • 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 & Sour Cabbage Premium PD Recipe Rotkohl, or German style braised red cabbage, is a delicious way to enjoy Fall’s powerfully protective harvest. Fill your plate with this easy prep and quick cook version of the traditional German side dish balanced with hearty homemade Spaetzle dressed in PD Butter Sauce. Serve cold leftovers along with PD Soft Pretzels dipped in yellow mustard and washed down with an ice cold PD Pale Ale in celebration of Oktoberfest.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tofu Lettuce Wraps Premium PD Recipe Tofu Lettuce Wraps7This is one of my top favorite restaurant remakes. It is as delicious as the original PF Chang's version and surprisingly quick and easy to prepare. These guilt-free lettuce bundles are loaded with the crunch of water chestnuts and mushrooms and bathed in a dark slightly sweet garlic ginger sauce that you'd never guess is oil-free. It took a little PD recipe magic to perfect this quick-prep party-pleasing appetizer that can also be enjoyed as a meal alone, served over simple brown rice, or alongside Protective Diet Un-Fried Rice for a memorable evening of restaurant style Chinese favorites.
  • 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.
  • Tostadas Free PD Recipe Tostadas - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese are easy to make, colorful, and work well for a party or a weeknight meal. Kids love to help layer them up and choose their toppings. Save hundreds of calories with this baked plant-based nutrient dense delicious Protective Diet version.
  • 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.
  • Ultimate Cheeze Sauce Premium PD Recipe For years many of us have enjoyed Protective Diet's spicy No Fat Not-Yo Cheeze Sauce. A few members reminded me of Goldilocks when they found it to be too hot or they were sensitive to the main ingredient. This variation is neutral in flavor and perfect to top just about anything and everything. It is more cost effective and just as simple to blend up as the original with my time-saving tips. This Cheeze is sure to please PD kids around the world and make eating simple veggies, potatoes and grains deliciously exciting.
  • Unfried Black Beans Free PD Recipe Unfried Black Beans - © ProtectiveDiet.comOil is not needed with so much flavor and natural creaminess in these custom made "re-fried style” beans. These were the key to weight loss for a student who was accustomed to eating a traditional Mexican diet going through my four-week detox workshop.
  • 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.
  • 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
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Comments (6)

  1. posted by sandebco on January 22, 2015

    what is nutritional yeast? Where can I buy it?

  2. posted by Mark Mikowski on December 9, 2014

    Wow! The variety is out of sight!!!
    I have to hurry up and start making some of these new recipes.

  3. posted by Maddy Moreau on November 19, 2014

    I enjoyed and am anxious to try a lot of those recipes!

  4. posted by melparsons.veg on August 22, 2013

    I was wondering if you have any suggestions for Thai food… Usually a Thai curry mixes the sweet and salty flavors. Is there any way to use dates? Thanks!

  5. posted by huclkengirl on May 6, 2013

    I am so excited to start eating this way full-time! I am going to go to whole foods this weekend and try to stock up on things that I can’t get at my local store! I am trying to loose weight and I do fear potatoes and pasta haha! However I am taking your word for it and trying it! My goal is to make something and freeze the rest because I would be the only person eating it in my family:) I do have a question for you! Do you have a limit on potatoes or pasta you eat in a week? For example do you only eat pasta dishes maybe 3 times a week and potatoes maybe 3 times a week? I just don’t want to over do it! Thanks for all the help:)

    Kristie Clark

    • posted by huclkengirl on January 5, 2015

      I just have to say in May will be 2 years eating a PD and its the best decision I ever made! It saved my life and I am so glad I jump in 100%! Reading my comment above I never realized how life changing this was going to be! So if you are checking the site out don’t let anything stop you! Jump in already:)

    • posted by Julie Marie on May 6, 2013

      I never limit my potato intake. I had a student who enjoyed five potatoes a day. I hate to bring up calories, but that’s only 750 calories. Add some salsa, oil free dressing and veggies and you might be at 1000 calories. Potatoes are full of fiber, protein and loaded with vitamin C. I enjoy organic whole wheat pasta about twice a week. It will not cause a weight loss set back. Please revisit
      Carbs are used for energy to regulate our body temperature. They will not be stored as fat! We were designed to run on starches. I eat until I’m full and satisfied at every meal and I come in at about 1300-1500 calories a day. I don’t recommend counting. These are all clean high fiber calories that your body will burn up.

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