Starters & Snacks


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Pro Bean Dip Premium PD Recipe This colorful probiotic-populated party dip is as protective as it is flavorful. If you are having fun fermenting along with… Continue Reading
Wonton Crisps Premium PD Recipe Dipped in sweet and sour duck sauce and hot mustard, deep-fried wonton skins were a childhood favorite. As a young… Continue Reading
Dill Pickle Dip Premium PD Recipe This dip is traditionally a diet disaster served with potato chips or pretzels as a starter. I had to give… Continue Reading
Batter & Bake Onion Rings Premium PD Recipe We’re celebrating the harvest of the Texas sweet onion from March to June with the most protective oil-free and naturally… Continue Reading
Oil-Free Egg Rolls Premium PD Recipe This gluten-free plant-based recipe has the texture of traditionally fried thickly-wrapped wheat skins that we love to bite into and… Continue Reading
Plant Based Prosciutto Stuffed Mushrooms Premium PD Recipe Perfect party starter to complement a holiday feast or to serve to foodies who love football at halftime. This shortcut… Continue Reading
Cranberry Salsa Premium PD Recipe This cranberry condiment has us enjoying raw cranberries for both their flavor and protection, making our blood inhospitable to cancer.… Continue Reading
Julie’s Baby Jack Ribs Premium PD Recipe Julie’s Baby Jack Ribs with sugar-free Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce, complete with cinnamon bones, are a gluten-free easy-prep recipe… Continue Reading
Mama Ganoush Premium PD Recipe This Lebanese Protective Diet remake will take summer's zucchini harvest out of your sweetbreads and reserve them for this savory… Continue Reading
Labneh Cheeze with Za’atar Premium PD Recipe Bring your friends together for an exotic plant-based culinary trip across the globe. From Lebanon to Israel, fresh bread is… Continue Reading
Pico De Gallo Premium PD Recipe Summer tomatoes and a sharp chef’s knife makes this classic Mexican relish a pleasure to prepare in large batches. With… Continue Reading
Spice Sauce Unfried Beans PD Premium Recipe When making Protective Diet Spice Sauce, I suggest making a double batch to use on everything as a raw condiment,… Continue Reading
Creamy Hummus Premium PD Recipe Eliminating oils and fatty tahini slims everyone down fast on a Protective Diet. I cut the fat and managed to… Continue Reading
Buffalo Ranch Hummus Premium PD Recipe This recipe makes oil-free tahini-free hummus into a creamy party-starting dip or unforgettable plant-based sandwich spread. On a Protective Diet… Continue Reading
Baba Ganoush Premium PD Recipe Baba means father in Arabic, but I think it should mean king. King of Middle Eastern dips and spreads. Baba… Continue Reading
Holiday Cheeze Ball Premium PD Recipe Serve this plant-based party starter scooped up with baked pita chips, Seasoned Crispy Crackers, crudité, or spread onto Seasoned Flatbread… Continue Reading
Onion & Chive Cream Cheeze Premium PD Recipe Oil-free and additive-free creamy plant-based Onion & Chive Cream Cheese is a dream come true for the Protective Diet community.… Continue Reading
Cream Cheeze Premium PD Recipe Oil-free and additive-free two-ingredient creamy plant-based cream cheese is a dream come true for the Protective Diet community. I layered… Continue Reading
Mac Attack Layer Dip Premium PD Recipe We deconstructed the world’s most popular fast food sandwich and turned it into a plant-based party on a platter. Layered… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
Chipotle Salsa Premium PD Recipe This copycat recipe of TJ's jarred hot and spicy smoked chipotle salsa also comes with a mild, heatless but flavorful… Continue Reading
Chocolate Cream Pudding Premium PD Recipe Enjoy a high-energy, high-fiber, hearty serving of Protective Diet Chocolate Cream Pudding for breakfast, or pack a daily pudding cup… Continue Reading
Veggie Sushi Rolls Premium PD Recipe Sushi in Japanese means vinegar rice. Short grain sticky rice holds veggies together or can be wrapped with nori to… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
Pretzel Rolls 1 - © ProtectiveDiet.com Pretzel Rolls Premium PD Recipe The hot soft pretzel originally known in Germany as Laugenbrezel, sometimes made into little rolls called Laugenbrötchen, and longer, baguette… Continue Reading
Soft Pretzels 1 - © ProtectiveDiet.com Soft Pretzels Premium PD Recipe The hot soft pretzel, originally known in Germany as Laugenbrezel, gets its browned chewy skin and tender inner texture from… Continue Reading
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,… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
Soft Flour Tortillas Premium PD Recipe At last we have an oil and additive free soft and flexible whole grain shell to wrap up a big… Continue Reading
Seafood Salad Seafood Salad Premium PD Recipe This beautiful fish-free salad is dressed in flavorful, creamy, egg-less and oil-free mayo. This recipe is perfect for a fancy… Continue Reading
Thin Mints Premium PD Recipe These delectable chocolate mint cookie cakes are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Enjoy them fresh out… Continue Reading
Greek Nachos4 - © ProtectiveDiet.com Greek Nachos Premium PD Recipe If you thought Protective Diet Gyros were the bomb, think again! This recipe has all the flavor of gyros without… Continue Reading
Tofu Lettuce Wraps7 Tofu Lettuce Wraps Premium PD Recipe This is one of my top favorite restaurant remakes. It is as delicious as the original PF Chang's version and… Continue Reading
Patatas Bravas Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.com Patatas Bravas Premium PD Recipe This popular dish is famous in Spain's Tapas Bars. Tapas is a style of small bites of food served to… Continue Reading
Roasted Salsa Verde Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.com Roasted Salsa Verde Premium PD Recipe Authentic green salsa at its finest and easiest. Roasting adds a depth of flavor and eye appeal that will make… Continue Reading
Fiesta Layer Dip 2 - © ProtectiveDiet.com Fiesta Layer Dip Premium PD Recipe This warm or room temperature flavorful dip is quick to whip up for unexpected guests, hungry teens, or enjoy it… Continue Reading
Fruit Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.com Winter Fruit Salad Free PD Recipe Learn how to supreme citrus fruit to increase you and your family’s intake of powerful grab and go antioxidants this… Continue Reading
Grilled Steak Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.com Grilled Steak Fries Premium PD Recipe I've had the pleasure of using a steam oven during in-home cooking lessons. These are the latest and greatest appliances… Continue Reading
Strawberry Corn Cakes - © ProtectiveDiet.com Strawberry Corn Cakes Premium PD Recipe These golden berry-filled corn cakes are fun to make and perfect to prepare when sweet strawberries are in season. This… Continue Reading
Fire Sticks - © ProtectiveDiet.com Fire Sticks Premium PD Recipe When you think hot & spicy, does your mouth water or do your eyes weep with tears? If you can’t… Continue Reading
Grilled Mini Party Pizzas - © ProtectiveDiet.com Grilled Mini Party Pizzas Premium PD Recipe Grilled pizza is one of my favorite meals. These mini pizzas are simple and easy to assemble in minutes with… Continue Reading
Quick Bake Mini Party Pizzas - © ProtectiveDiet.com Quick-Bake Mini Party Pizza Premium PD Recipe At 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… Continue Reading
Banana Cream Pie Bites - © ProtectiveDiet.com Banana Cream Pie Bites Premium PD Recipe These little Banana Cream Pie Bites are a perfect breakfast on the go or after school snack. Kids will love… Continue Reading
Popcorn Shrimp - © ProtectiveDiet.com Popcorn “Shrimp” Premium PD Recipe Breaded, baked, crispy, and delicious PD Popcorn “Shrimp” is one of my new favorite recipes. Set down a basket of… Continue Reading
Freezer Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.com Freezer Fries Premium PD Recipe Baked fries are great, but they are missing the convenience and texture of the pre-cut take & bake fries from… Continue Reading
Salad Chips - © ProtectiveDiet.com Salad Chips Premium PD Recipe I’m always trying to duplicate my favorite restaurant salads. Those salads were huge and loaded with different textures, sauces, and… Continue Reading
Seasoned Crispy Crackers - © ProtectiveDiet.com Seasoned Crispy Crackers Premium PD Recipe Protective Diet crackers are gluten-free, flour-free, fat-free, flavorful, and easy to make with just one whole grain ingredient. Seasoned Crispy… Continue Reading
Shortcut Potatoes - © ProtectiveDiet.com Shortcut Potatoes Premium PD Recipe I love simple baked potatoes with salads or topped with Veggie Chili, Cheeze Sauce and Sour Cream Dream. I never… Continue Reading
Buffalo Cauliflower - © ProtectiveDiet.com Buffalo Cauliflower Premium PD Recipe Serve up the protection of this cruciferous powerhouse in spicy junk food camouflage. Buffalo Cauliflower is easily prepared in less… Continue Reading
Pepper Poppers - © ProtectiveDiet.com Pepper Poppers Premium PD Recipe Breaded & baked, spicy or mild, Protective Diet has the perfect Super Bowl half time snack for everyone. Serve these… Continue Reading
Queso Dip - © ProtectiveDiet.com Queso Dip Premium PD Recipe Hot cheezy dip that is perfect for a party, Sunday football or dinner for one. This dip is so health… Continue Reading
Granola Bars - © ProtectiveDiet.com Granola Bars Premium PD Recipe Protective Diet granola bars are a low-cal, nutrient-dense, nut-free, sugar-free and fat-free snack or breakfast on-the-go. These are the perfect… Continue Reading
Stuffed Mushrooms - © ProtectiveDiet.com Stuffed Mushrooms Premium PD Recipe This easy-to-prepare starter will be a hit at your next fancy cocktail party or will easily get their attention at… Continue Reading
Pico de Gallo Especial - © ProtectiveDiet.com Pico de Gallo Especial Premium PD Recipe Enjoy this special starter on Baked Tortilla Chips or serve it as a main dish on crunchy baked Tostadas. Bright… Continue Reading
Dill Dip - © ProtectiveDiet.com Dill Dip Premium PD Recipe I grew up dipping into this creamy 70s style dip. My Auntie Cindy made it for every holiday and served… Continue Reading
Garlic Bread Sticks - © ProtectiveDiet.com Garlic Lovers Bread Sticks Premium PD Recipe Enjoy soup, salad and fresh baked bread sticks Protective Diet Style. Perfectly soft whole grain garlic bread sticks that are… Continue Reading
Hand Pressed Tortillas - © ProtectiveDiet.com Hand-Pressed Corn Tortillas Premium PD Recipe Homemade tortillas are slightly thicker than machine pressed and resemble gorditas. These round corn cakes are delicious served open faced… Continue Reading
Creamy Garlic Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.com Creamy Garlic Dressing and Dip Premium PD Recipe This is my new all time favorite dressing. I am fortunate my husband loves it too. I found through experimentation… Continue Reading
Green Burritos - © ProtectiveDiet.com Green Burritos Premium PD Recipe This recipe will put fresh collards at the top of your weekly grocery list. A quick dip in hot water… Continue Reading
Crispy Herb Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.com Crispy Herb Fries Premium PD Recipe These fries look and taste like junk food. Don’t be fooled; they are loaded with more cholesterol-lowering fiber than a… Continue Reading
Hasselback Potatoes - © ProtectiveDiet.com Hasselback Potatoes Premium PD Recipe These baked potatoes originated in Sweden created by chefs at the Hasselbacken restaurant. When serving them to kids you can… Continue Reading
Bruschetta - © ProtectiveDiet.com Bruschetta Premium PD Recipe Enjoy the summer’s bounty of garden-ripe tomatoes with a fresh Italian twist. This topping is free of body-fat-promoting olive oil… Continue Reading
Mini Pizza Puffs basket - © ProtectiveDiet.com Mini Pizza Puffs Premium PD Recipe These little oil-free Notzzarella Cheeze stuffed pizza nuggets are perfect for children of any age and make awesome football season… Continue Reading
Spring Rolls - © ProtectiveDiet.com Vietnamese Spring Rolls Premium PD Recipe Fresh and beautiful describes these little bundles of salad that you can eat with your hands. They are the perfect… Continue Reading
Home Fries - © ProtectiveDiet.com Home Fries Premium PD Recipe These simply delicious potato disks are a great way to increase your plant fiber intake. You will save big bucks… Continue Reading
Hushpuppies - © ProtectiveDiet.com Hushpuppies Premium PD Recipe These oil-free Hushpuppies taste and look totally deep fried! My brother and I have fond memories enjoying them as kids.… Continue Reading
Chocolaty Bird Seed - © ProtectiveDiet.com Chocolate Bird Seed Premium PD Recipe Don’t be fooled by the name, this stuff isn’t for the birds! It’s a dark chocolaty, crunchy, munchy, whole grain,… Continue Reading
Pizza Birdseed - © ProtectiveDiet.com Pizza Bird Seed Premium PD Recipe A crunchy, munchy, pizza flavored, whole grain snack kids love. It is fat free, additive free, low calorie and packed… Continue Reading
Spicy Birdseed - © ProtectiveDiet.com Spicy Bird Seed Premium PD Recipe A crunchy munchy spicy whole grain snack that is nutritious, fat free, additive free, low calorie and packed with fiber.… Continue Reading
French Onion Dip - © ProtectiveDiet.com French Onion Dip Premium PD Recipe This tastes just like the creamy tub of onion dip I grew up enjoying in the 80’s, but without all… Continue Reading
Bloomin Blossom - © ProtectiveDiet.com Bloomin Blossom Premium PD Recipe This classic fried pub appetizer has the reputation of being the most fattening item on the menu. The Protective Diet… Continue Reading
Nuggets - © ProtectiveDiet.com Chickenless Nuggets Premium PD Recipe Improve your child’s diet, whip up 20 organic nuggets without the fat and chemical food additives at half the cost… Continue Reading
Swedish Meatballs - © ProtectiveDiet.com Swedish “Meatballs” Premium PD Recipe Tender nuggets of Swedish goodness covered with savory gravy are perfect served up as an hors d’oeuvre or over mashed… Continue Reading
Buffalo Potato Wedges - © ProtectiveDiet.com Buffalo Potato Wedges Premium PD Recipe At last pub style food that promotes health, fulfills spicy finger food fantasies and makes you question am I really… Continue Reading
Garden Gazpacho - © ProtectiveDiet.com Garden Gazpacho Free PD Recipe This classic fresh cold tomato soup with an oil-free makeover is perfection served for lunch on a hot summer day.… Continue Reading
Spinach Dip - © ProtectiveDiet.com Spinach Dip Free PD Recipe This is an old school 80’s style dip with a Protective Diet makeover. It has all the creaminess and soup… Continue Reading
Crabby Cakes - © ProtectiveDiet.com Crabby Cakes Free PD Recipe Try these special little delicacies with an oil free plant-based makeover. These cakes are fun to make and, along with… Continue Reading
Fruit Jar - © ProtectiveDiet.com Fruit Jars Free PD Recipe These prepared and ready to carry sweet treats are great for breakfasts on the run, lunch boxes, road trips and… Continue Reading
Spicy Pickles - © ProtectiveDiet.com Spicy Dill Pickles Free PD Recipe Description: These spicy crisp and fresh refrigerator pickles are low in sodium, free of MSG and do not contain corn… Continue Reading
Breaded-Mushrooms - © ProtectiveDiet.com Breaded Mushrooms Free PD Recipe Crispy and fried looking Protective Diet Breaded Mushrooms are perfect served alongside Breaded Zucchini Sticks and a side of Creamy… Continue Reading
Onion Rings - © ProtectiveDiet.com Onion Rings Free PD Recipe Protective Diet baked onion rings are so crispy and impressive to serve as a snack or starter, but the best… Continue Reading
Unfried Black Beans - © ProtectiveDiet.com Unfried Black Beans Free PD Recipe Oil is not needed with so much flavor and natural creaminess in these custom made "re-fried style” beans. These were… Continue Reading
Salsa Verde - © ProtectiveDiet.com Salsa Verde Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Authentic green salsa is made deliciously simple with this easy recipe. The bright flavor of the tomatillo is something I’m… Continue Reading
Salsa Roja - © ProtectiveDiet.com Salsa Roja Free PD Recipe Simple toasted chile de arbol pods and roasted tomatoes give this salsa deep flavor. Only four ingredients give this authentic… Continue Reading
Salsa Molcajete Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Prepare to become a salsa snob. This recipe is so simple and amazingly delicious you will never buy jarred salsa… Continue Reading
Loaded Nachos 5 - © ProtectiveDiet.com Loaded Nachos Free PD Recipe This is a compilation of my all-time favorite party recipes piled up on my all-time favorite food…Baked Tortilla Chips. Most… Continue Reading
Not-Yo-Cheeze Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.com No Fat Not-Yo Cheeze Sauce Free PD Recipe This is a classic Protective Diet recipe that amazes me with its perfect texture and spicy flavor every time I… Continue Reading
Hummus - © ProtectiveDiet.com Hummus Free PD Recipe This oil-free and tahini-free recipe will assist you in your weight loss progress. It’s high in fiber and nutrient dense… Continue Reading
Mango Salsa - © ProtectiveDiet.com Mango Salsa Free PD Recipe Fresh diced sweet and spicy Protective Diet Mango Salsa is a great salad topper or delicious scooped up with Baked… Continue Reading
Jalapeno Corn Relish - © ProtectiveDiet.com Jalapeño Corn Relish Free PD Recipe This is a copy of the corn relish served at a very popular burrito restaurant. It is identical and simple… Continue Reading
Garlicy Dill Pickles - © ProtectiveDiet.com Garlic Dill Pickles Free PD Recipe Are you a pickle lover? Protective Diet's refrigerator pickles are low in sodium and free of MSG. I eliminated the… Continue Reading
Pita Chips - © ProtectiveDiet.com Homemade Pita Chips Free PD Recipe These chips reduced my body fat. When I was carrying around my excess fat baggage, I was also known to… Continue Reading
Guac-Faux-Mole - © ProtectiveDiet.com Guac-Faux-Mole Free PD Recipe Avocados are being falsely marketed as magical health food to reduce stubborn belly fat and promoted to raise your healthy… Continue Reading
Fresh Tamato Salsa - © ProtectiveDiet.com Fresh Tomato Salsa Free PD Recipe Fresh Tomato Salsa is a quick prep recipe using canned or boxed tomatoes. It’s perfect for the winter months when… Continue Reading
Edamame - © ProtectiveDiet.com Edamame Free PD Recipe I was first introduced to these little warm fuzzy pods in a Japanese restaurant. I fell in love with the… Continue Reading
Crispy Kale Chips - © ProtectiveDiet.com Crispy Kale Chips Free PD Recipe This is a crunchy way to get those protective greens in your diet. Bake them oil free and easily eliminate… Continue Reading
Crispy-Baked-Tortilla-Chips - © ProtectiveDiet.com Baked Tortilla Chips Free PD Recipe These crispy and oh-so-satisfying chips will change your life, or at least your waistline. They will save you hundreds of… Continue Reading
Popcorn - © ProtectiveDiet.com Popcorn Free PD Recipe This whole grain treat is a no-brainer, quick to make, and inexpensive. Pick up an air popper or use a… Continue Reading
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding - © ProtectiveDiet.com Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Free PD Recipe This rich dark chocolate pudding will satisfy any chocolate lover’s craving. It hits the spot and it’s healthy enough for… Continue Reading
Potato Wedges Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.com Baked Potato Wedges Free PD Recipe These are one of my favorite snack foods. I bake a few trays at dinner time and enjoy the leftovers… Continue Reading
Baked Apples - © ProtectiveDiet.com Baked Apples Free PD Recipe I call this recipe ‘cheater apple pie’. It’s fast, easy to prepare, and fills your house with the glorious smell… Continue Reading

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