Summertime


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  • American Potato Salad Premium PD Recipe This potato salad was inspired in my early childhood watching Justin Wilson's Southern cooking show on PBS. He gave many Northerners a peek into the delicious flavors and indulgent ingredients that made up the South. I adored his big stainless mixing bowls tossing up mayonnaise-heavy salads spiked with the thrill of cayenne pepper. He finished every dish excitedly with a shout of “ewhheeeeee!” Spicy food was not part of my childhood experience; he made it seem so fun and exciting. I am as thrilled as he was to bring this delicious creamy Southern American classic to the Protective Diet Community with adjustments to promote our health and satisfy our love of delicious down home comfort food.
  • Balsamic Roasted Veggie Salad Premium PD Recipe Balsamic Roasted Veggie Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comI always adored meal sized salads in restaurants. Then I found out some of these salads had just as much fat and sugar in them as a burger and a milkshake. I cut out the cheese, bacon, chicken, crispy croutons, oily grilled veggies and the fat filled vinaigrette. My favorite restaurant salads went from exciting to a boring plate of greens with a lemon wedge. When my student Andy requested a Protective Diet makeover for his favorite takeout lunch salad, I was all over it. He described this delicious salad with Mexican flair and I was excited to recreate the healthiest version for him. This salad is a complete meal loaded with grilled south of the border flavors.
  • 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.
  • Black Bean and Corn Summer Salad Free PD Recipe Black Bean and Corn Summer Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis fresh and colorful salad holds up beautifully for several days in the refrigerator. Scoop it up with Baked Tortilla Chips for a quick snack or pack it up for a road trip, camp out, or tailgate. Black Bean and Corn Summer Salad is a quick and easy starch based recipe to add flavor, color and energy to a burrito bowl. It makes lunch packing easy and delicious on a Protective Diet. This is a crowd pleasing recipe for potlucks and picnics.
  • 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.
  • Bruschetta Premium PD Recipe Bruschetta - © ProtectiveDiet.comEnjoy the summer’s bounty of garden-ripe tomatoes with a fresh Italian twist. This topping is free of body-fat-promoting olive oil and cheese toppers of the traditional version. Loaded with bright flavors of fresh herbs and savory garlic, this bruschetta is full of color and deliciously satisfying, especially when served atop PD Soft Burger Buns.
  • Buffalo Buttermilk Ranch Salad Premium PD Recipe A combination of whole food plant-based ingredients dressed in PD camouflage, perfect for salad lovers in training. This recipe offers exciting familiar flavors served with satisfying starch energy to move salad-based meals to your family’s favorite recipes list. Warning: While enjoying this delicious combination, you will likely forget you are eating a salad. Serving it like Pico de Gallo makes it a fun starter for summer parties, after school snacks or a complete main dish meal.
  • 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.
  • Burger Pickles Premium PD Recipe Thin sandwich-friendly pickle slices will add a veggie layer with a tangy flavor boost to a Protective Diet Seasoned Flatbread Sub. Top a veggie burger or slip them into your Mock Tuna Salad sandwich. Add a little zing to your salad or use as a perfect garnish on a party platter of PD Mac Attack Layer Dip.
  • 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.
  • Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Premium PD Recipe Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - © ProtectiveDiet.comGrowing up, this was one of my favorite ice cream flavors. Protective Diet gave this familiar favorite a sugar and dairy-free makeover. Offer it to your kids every night knowing it is promoting their health and satisfying the exciting ritual of frozen summertime treats.
  • 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.
  • Chickpea Cucumber Salad Free PD Recipe Chick Pea Cucumber Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis Middle Eastern inspired salad stays fresh in the refrigerator and makes healthy lunch packing fast and easy. Top mixed baby greens or chopped romaine to pack up a fresh, colorful and inexpensive meal to go
  • Chocolate Cream Pie Premium PD Recipe I should have named this health promoting, creamy dark chocolate, oil-free, fat-free, nut-free and tofu-free Too Good To Be True Pie. Healthy people all around the world will be celebrating and more than likely fighting over the last slice as they eat their way to optimal health this holiday season. With recipe directions and ingredients so simple, a weekly Chocolate Cream Pie to celebrate healthy living year round is highly recommended.
  • Chopped Greek Premium PD Recipe Chopped Greek 06 - ProtectiveDiet.comNo one would ever guess this top rated Greek salad was low-cal, vegan and made without any oil or fat. On a Protective Diet I love a fresh chopped salad with a perfectly balanced full-bodied vinaigrette stuffed into whole grain Soft Pocket Bread, scooped up with Homemade Pita Chips or served as a Cheater Baked Potato topper. The Chopped Greek tossed in Protective Diet Za'atar Vinaigrette will turn you into a chopped salad lover with your first bite.
  • Classic Cucumber Salad Premium PD Recipe Cucumber Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis salad is simple, sweet and refreshing. It is my favorite way to enjoy summer’s bounty of garden fresh cucumbers. The sweet dressing is made without sugar or oil and amounts to zero calories. Serve this at the next potluck or backyard BBQ, or take it on a picnic. After tasting this salad, your friends will quickly understand how you’ve been successfully enjoying a Protective Diet.
  • Coleslaw Free PD Recipe Coleslaw - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis tangy coleslaw goes perfectly with a Chia Seed Bean Burger, or top a Jacked Up Pulled Pork Sandwich with this crunchy addition.
  • Creamy Coleslaw Premium PD Recipe Creamy Coleslaw - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is Protective Diet’s new and improved recipe for coleslaw. Creaminess with a little sweet zing makes it sure to please adults and children alike. Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable and is known to defend our body against cancerous toxins such as dioxins. It is my goal to have the powerful defense of this affordable veggie on your plate more often with Protective Diet Creamy Coleslaw.
  • Creamy Cucumber Salad Premium PD Recipe Creamy Cucumber Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comMany have enjoyed the original full-fat and dairy-rich version of this salad prepared by their Grandmothers. With modern-day science, research has shown that dairy promotes cancer cell growth and breaks down our endothelium; however, we still want to enjoy the taste and tradition of this creamy recipe. Thanks to Protective Diet we can have it all! Grandma is probably shaking her head and laughing at what I’ve come up with to celebrate the memory of her delicious fresh summertime salad.
  • Creamy Macaroni Salad Free PD Recipe Macaroni Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comCreamy Macaroni Salad is a summertime picnic favorite for many. I had to give it a Protective Diet makeover. This version eliminates the fatty mayo and dairy, but isn't missing the creaminess and flavor of the original. Your friends will never guess it is heart healthy and what you have been eating to slim down on a Protective Diet.
  • Creamy Mustard & Herb Potato Salad Premium PD Recipe Creamy Mustard & Herb Potato SaladCreamy Mustard & Herb Potato Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a summertime party favorite for all. It has the creamy texture of traditional potato salad without the fat and heavy calories. Perfect to serve to everyone; just don't tell them it’s healthy. They will never suspect it, unless they know you made it. I have secretly snuck this dish onto the buffet at many parties, watching unsuspecting people devour second helpings. They were clueless that it was vegan, let alone oil-free and healthy. The best part is telling them later, but be prepared, because everyone will ask you for the recipe.
  • Epic Egg-less Salad Premium PD Recipe Fat-free whole food plant-based deli style egg salad has us looking forward to easy-pack cold sandwiches. We are feeling healthier than most, but we are blending right in with the look and smell of this classic deli sandwich at the lunch table.
  • 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.
  • Flatbread Sub Sandwich Premium PD Recipe A plant-based guide sharing the art of assembling an unforgettable submarine sandwich with outstanding food quality, complete with options to keep it simple or layer it Dagwood Style. After one bite, your friends and family will be placing their next day lunch orders.
  • Freshca Premium PD Recipe Freshca - © ProtectiveDiet.comGrapefruit soda pop started out south of the border and was packaged as Fresca, Goya Refresco, and Jarritos Toronja. Also known as ting in Jamaica and Squirt, 50/50 Soda or diet Freska in the US. Some brands were sweeter than others but always refreshing and crisp in flavor. This sugar-free recipe is designed to quench the thirst of those who loved the tang and fizz of this classic beverage, leaving you hydrated and refreshed.
  • Frosty Free PD Recipe Frosty Recipe - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis chocolaty frozen whipped treat tastes like guilt in a glass, but in reality it’s a healthy dream come true. Start freezing your bananas today and enjoy a Frosty tomorrow.
  • Frozen Yogurt Premium PD Recipe Frozen Yogurt - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis fruity and fluffy frozen yogurt is a summertime dream come true. Weighing in at less than 100 calories per serving, this frozen yogurt will cool you off with its refreshing tart flavor and light airy texture. Frozen yogurt is sure to become a favorite way to enjoy your next batch of homemade yogurt.
  • Fruit Jars Free PD Recipe Fruit Jar - © ProtectiveDiet.comThese prepared and ready to carry sweet treats are great for breakfasts on the run, lunch boxes, road trips and afternoon snacks. They stay fresh for several days, which will have you prepping once and stocked up with fresh and ready to go snacks for a few days. It’s so nice to wake up in the morning to precut fruit ready to carry to work or school. They are perfect after school snacks, no mess and no fuss.
  • Garden Gazpacho Free PD Recipe Garden Gazpacho - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis classic fresh cold tomato soup with an oil-free makeover is perfection served for lunch on a hot summer day. It is bursting with garden fresh flavor and loaded with nutrient density.
  • Garden Party Pasta Salad Free PD Recipe Garden Party Pasta Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis salad is a bright delight of color and freshness. Always a hit at the party and always enough to go around. Your friends will want the recipe and you will amaze them with its simplicity. They will all be surprised to learn that you saved them hundreds of fat calories with the elimination of oil.
  • 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.
  • Greek Salad Free PD Recipe Greek Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis fresh salad is even better than my memories of the full fat original. It is complete with easy to make faux feta cheeze. Stuff this into a Protective Diet Soft Pocket Bead and turn this simple salad into a lunchtime favorite.
  • Green Burritos Premium PD Recipe Green Burritos - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis recipe will put fresh collards at the top of your weekly grocery list. A quick dip in hot water makes these protective greens mild, tender and easy to wrap.
  • 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.
  • Grilled Veggie Marinade Premium PD Recipe Grilled Veggie Marinade - © ProtectiveDiet.comThe simplicity of grilled veggies is wonderful, but you must have an outstanding marinade that boosts their flavor, keeps them hydrated, creates beautiful grill marks, and that contains only oil-free whole food ingredients. I have just the perfect blend to keep those garden veggies slimming you down and strengthening your immune system all summer long.
  • Guiltless Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Free PD Recipe Guiltless Chocolate Banana Ice Cream - © ProtectiveDiet.comIce Cream - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis creamy frozen treat is all of the yum and none of the guilt, while providing nutrients to benefit your health.
  • Gyro Salad Premium PD Recipe The Protective Diet Gyro Sandwich is one of our top-rated recipes. The Gyro Salad offers the same authentic Greek flavors with a quick-prep recipe. Easier to eat than a saucy Gyro Sandwich and perfect for a packed picnic or lunch. If you aren't a big fan of raw salads, give this hearty, boldly seasoned and creamy dressed trip to Greece in a bowl a try.
  • 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.
  • 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 wedges, pleasing everyone no matter their level of dietary consciousness. On a Protective Diet, we are celebrating the holidays with a jump start on a healthy new year.
  • 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.
  • Ice Pops Premium PD Recipe Ice Pops - © ProtectiveDiet.comWhen your kids hear the ice cream truck approaching the block, run to your freezer and reach for these Protective Diet sugar-free and dairy-free sweet, fruit-filled treats. Use refillable popsicle molds or make mini ice pops with disposable molds to serve at your next summer party. Kids and adults adore these cold and refreshing treats.
  • 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
  • J&J’s Smoky BBQ Sauce Free PD Recipe BBQ-Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis sauce is free of sugar and food additives found in traditional BBQ sauces. It is smoky with a hint of spicy sweetness.
  • Mango Con Chile Paletas Premium PD Recipe Paletas1 - © ProtectiveDiet.comI adored these cold, refreshing, creamy popsicles with an exciting spicy finish, sold on hot summer days from push carts in Mexican neighborhoods throughout Chicago. When I hear the bells of the Paleta cart ringing, I run to my freezer and reach for the Protective Diet sugar-free and dairy-free version. If you don’t enjoy the spice of chile de árbol pods, leave them out and enjoy this creamy cold mango treat, mild and sweet.
  • Mango Salsa Free PD Recipe Mango Salsa - © ProtectiveDiet.comFresh diced sweet and spicy Protective Diet Mango Salsa is a great salad topper or delicious scooped up with Baked Tortilla Chips. Its sweet and spicy flavor is tops on my list of summertime salsas.
  • 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.
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Premium PD Recipe Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis creamy sugar-free ice cream will satisfy the kids’ summertime frozen treat quota and keep the whole family on the fast track to optimal health. Don’t let the picky eaters know about the spinach; after tasting this creamy familiar frozen treat, they’ll never guess that it’s full of antioxidants.
  • 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. I layered my first batch on PD Everything Bagels topped with sprouts and a tomato slice, but the possibilities are endless. This recipe makes eating for optimal health feel like we are eating for ultimate satisfaction while we achieve our health goals and easily maintain our ideal body weight without restriction. Easy to follow recipes and appealing PD food choices keep us eating on plan, allowing our body an opportunity to recover, heal and maintain wellness.
  • 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.
  • Panzanella Salad Premium PD Recipe Panzanella Salad Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comPanzanella is commonly served at the peak of summer when tomatoes are vine ripened and cucumbers are abundant is the perfect time to toss together this classic Italian bread salad. Day-old PD Burger Buns or whole grain freezer bread will not ever go to waste once you give this easy-prep recipe a try. This salad balances the protective gifts of the garden along with the energy and satiation whole grain bread offers, dressed with full bodied flavorful oil-free Protective Diet vinaigrette.
  • PD Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce Premium PD Recipe BBQ Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comAre you tortured with the sweet smell of BBQ sauce filling the summer air? I refuse to stand by without rewarding you for your commitment to breaking up with this sticky and devilishly sweet sauce. This special sugar-free PD sauce will make all your BBQ dreams come true. I’ve been dipping, topping and marinating everything in it. This sauce will make the Protective Diet summer of 2014 recipe collection some of my most familiar and memorable yet.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Protective Pale Ale Premium PD Recipe How about a non-alcoholic calorie-free icy cold one? When choosing to eliminate alcohol from the diet I recommend treating yourself to the familiar ritual and replace the brew, wine or spirits with a healing, hydrating and health-promoting beverage. Celebrate with us and throw back a pint or two of antioxidant infused Protective Pale Ale. We will have you enjoying grilling season and summer parties with this celebratory ritual while leaving you feeling refreshed, energized and better than ever.
  • Roasted Corn Premium PD Recipe Grilled Corn - © ProtectiveDiet.comSummertime is here and fresh corn is abundant and sweet. Nature has provided a naturally perfect package in which to roast your corn. Kids love to peel back the husk to create a built-in handle. There’s no need to waste your time soaking or wrapping those ears; this is the most delicious and efficient recipe to simply roast corn. Serve it as a starter or side dish at your next cookout.
  • 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.
  • Seafood Salad Premium PD Recipe Seafood SaladThis beautiful fish-free salad is dressed in flavorful, creamy, egg-less and oil-free mayo. This recipe is perfect for a fancy lunch or a casual beach picnic. Eliminating fish from the diet helps human sustainability with the reduction of cholesterol and saturated fat. Fish contains contaminates from the polluted ocean or bacteria from fish farms; both are a tax on our body. Seafood is being wrongfully marketed as health food. Scientists have predicted the seas to be depleted of sea life by 2050. Eliminating fishing and the consumption of sea life is an urgent matter to save the lives of humans, sea life and all the birds and mammals whose lives depend on the ecosystem of the seas. Together we can help sustain sea life and our lives by choosing to adopt a delicious heath promoting Protective Diet.
  • 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.
  • Skinny Frappe Premium PD Recipe Skinny Frappe Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comYou won’t miss the ritual of a summertime cold coffeehouse treat on a Protective Diet. The classic Mocha Frappe has been lightened up and offered to you with caloric and pocketbook savings. This refreshing icy chocolate beverage will cool you down and keep you light on your healthy feet this summer. A perfect option when mealtime is around the corner and you're in the mood for a cold treat that tastes great and is less filling than a Frosty.
  • Sparkle Tea Premium PD Recipe Eliminating diet soda pop from my routine was one of my biggest hurdles to healthy living. This beverage replaces the ritual of a special sparkling beverage without the acidic toxic slam to our system. Loaded with free radical fighting antioxidants and finished with beautiful bubbles, this is my favorite afternoon pick-me-up treat of refreshing protection.
  • 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 Asian Noodle Salad Free PD Recipe Spicy Asian Noodle Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis colorful and spicy oil-free naturally sweetened Asian inspired cold noodle salad is a perfect picnic or BBQ dish.
  • Spicy Dill Pickles Free PD Recipe Spicy Pickles - © ProtectiveDiet.comDescription: These spicy crisp and fresh refrigerator pickles are low in sodium, free of MSG and do not contain corn syrup or any sugar. Perfect for a picnic or a BBQ. They are quick to make and even quicker to disappear. I always have a batch marinating in my refrigerator door.
  • 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.
  • Strawberry Lemonade Refresher Premium PD Recipe Strawberry Lemonade Refresher - © ProtectiveDiet.comSip on this Protective Diet sugar-free Strawberry Lemonade to cool off and rehydrate this summer. This blended up beverage is made of pure antioxidant rich ingredients and nothing else. Perfect to serve at a party or bottle up and treat yourself right at the gym.
  • 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.
  • Sushi Roll Bowl Premium PD Recipe I'm a huge fan of the high-energy feeling that follows enjoying a beautiful platter of healthy vegan sushi rolls, but I'm not a fan of the hefty price, long wait for fresh rolls and the hunger that calls an hour later. Sushi Roll Bowls serve up flavorful freshness faster than delivery and cost less than what you'd tip the driver. No rolling skills necessary and a perfect quick prep recipe for a filling but light lunch to go or a clean-eating health-improving dinner in. Fill your custom bowl of fresh veggie and rice components topped table side with the aromatic umami combination of Sushi Sauce, rounded off with sweet and spicy Japanese Mayo.
  • Sweet Tea Premium PD Recipe Sweet Tea 3 - © ProtectiveDiet.comDrinking sweet tea is one of the oldest, most beloved Southern year-round daily traditions. It is brewed strong, heavily sweetened and served over a mountain of ice. It is known as the house wine of the south. Asking a Southerner to give up their sweet tea can put the brakes on their willingness to adopt a sugar-free Protective Diet. I understand there is much more to this beverage than just being sweet and refreshing. It is tradition and part of their mealtime ritual. This Sweet Tea recipe is the perfect beverage replacement solution for many getting started on the 30-Day Detox and Taste Bud Reprogram.
  • Tabouli Salad Free PD Recipe Tabouli - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis popular Middle Eastern salad is loaded with detoxifying parsley and bursting with the bright flavor of fresh lemon. Scoop it up with homemade Baked Pita Chips or stuff it into Soft Pocket Bread along with Protective Diet Hummus. Perfect to prepare ahead for quick and easy weekday lunches. This salad holds up beautifully in the refrigerator for several days.
  • Taco Slaw Premium PD Recipe Taco Slaw featured image - © ProtectiveDiet.comFresh, crunchy and cooling would best describe this quick-prep flavorful slaw. This recipe transforms simple Protective Diet tacos from good to gourmet with just four inexpensive ingredients. Cabbage offers our cells serious protection, but it is one of the most overlooked values in the produce section. Pick up a cabbage this week. It will stay fresh in your fridge waiting for you to try this simple and delicious recipe. Perfect for your next potluck or taco tailgate. All you need is fresh tortillas, a can of oil-free refried beans and quick to prep Taco Slaw for an awesomely fresh Taco Party tonight.
  • Three Bean Salad Free PD Recipe Three Bean Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis deli classic delivers all of the flavor without any of the oil and sugar of the original. Perfect served as a BBQ side dish, or pack it up as a delicious fast-prep work lunch.
  • Veggie Kabobs Premium PD Recipe Veggie Kebabas - © ProtectiveDiet.comSummertime meals on the grill are my favorite. I’ve come up with the perfect oil and sugar-free marinade that sticks to veggies and is loaded with flavor. Get some skewers ready and turn on that grill. It’s BBQ time!
  • 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 create a maki roll. Japanese cuisine is all about savoring each colorful small bite. The artistic presentation of Veggie Sushi Rolls enjoyed with chopsticks offers a dining experience appreciating every exciting flavor and color. This is a perfect Protective Diet make ahead recipe to serve at a party, bring to a potluck or enjoy alone while mastering your Mindful Eating Practice.
  • Vietnamese Spring Rolls Premium PD Recipe Spring Rolls - © ProtectiveDiet.comFresh and beautiful describes these little bundles of salad that you can eat with your hands. They are the perfect vessel to top with Peanut-less Peanut Sauce, Sweet Garlic Chili Sauce, or Awesome Sauce. Don’t be intimidated by this recipe, they are raw and there is nothing to burn. My technique video makes wrapping up a platter of rolls super easy.
  • Zucchini Bread Free PD Recipe Zucchini Bread - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis satisfyingly simple sugar free health bread recipe is a perfect treat served with tea or for breakfast. This guilt free recipe has been created for you to enjoy anytime you are hungry while practicing a Protective Diet.

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