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Slow Cooker "Chicken Pot Pie" Stew

 
When we think "comfort food" Chicken Pot Pie is a staple! This warm, creamy, veggie-packed dish is a perfect winter-time meal. This dish is traditionally served in a carbohydrate and fat ladden shell. In our recipe, we've kicked the shell to the curb, kept the best parts (the filling!), and turned it into a steamy slow cooker stew! Our stew uses a variety of colorful, flavorful, nutrient-packed vegetables such as celery, green onion, red & yellow bell peppers, and corn. ...

Riced Cauliflower Vegetable Sushi

 
Looking to have a little fun in your kitchen today? Well, then look no further than this Riced Cauliflower Vegetable Sushi recipe! We’ve turned sensational sushi into a plan-friendly and ultra-healthy side dish that pairs perfectly with any meal – especially an oriental-themed one! Even though rice IS on program, we’ve replaced ours with “riced” cauliflower. This allows you to have MORE vegetable goodness, AND it frees up a carbohydrate serving with your meal!&...

Bacon Garlic Cauli-Mash

 
Over here in the MRC kitchen, we can’t think of any side dish more satisfying than a nice heaping scoop of mashed potatoes. Add all the fixin’s to them, and you’ve got a recipe your great-grandmother would be proud of! However, our waistlines don’t always love so much this carbohydrate rich delicacy…so we’ve taken the potatoes out and replaced them with nutritious cauliflower. Why? You can obtain the ...

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms

 
Mushrooms, in some ways, are treated as the “fruitcake” of the vegetable world – because of their monochromatic appearance and unique flavor, many disregard mushrooms as a vegetable option on program (or in general). We, at MRC, embrace the uniqueness of the mushroom (not to mention the abundance of vitamins and nutrients), and have created a dish that will leave you craving mushrooms for the next week! Dressed up with shredded chicken, creamy Greek yogurt, and some Frank&...

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

 
We’re getting a little spicy in the MRC kitchen today with our Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers! “What?! This is an MRC-friendly recipe that I can eat on my program?!” YES! All of that cheesy bacon-y goodness is A-OK. And you’re going to love what we’ve done with this appetizer and snack favorite that is perfect for your upcoming Super Bowl party!  This recipe has just the right amount of kick that ...

Tuna Avocado Boats

 
Tuna is one of our FAVORITE proteins to cook with. And what’s not to love?! It’s loaded with protein, it’s virtually fat-free, and many clients say that they see an increase in weight loss when they add tuna to their program! This recipe will make three servings, so you’ll have two extra meals to store…that is if someone else in your home doesn’t eat it first!  We&...

Cauliflower Chicken Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles

 
When you think of Alfredo, you probably don't think of cauliflower, too...but hear us out! This slimmed down Chicken Alfredo is anything but traditional, but it will have you wondering how any Alfredo sauce was ever made differently! We've taken this dairy, fat, and carbohydrate rich Italian favorite and turned it into a healthy, nutrient-packed, and delicious MRC favorite. Prepare to have a new "Italian night" standard; this one's a home-run! Having trouble getting your kids to eat their ...

Taco Stuffed Peppers

 
No matter where you live or come from, Tacos always seem to be a crowd pleaser among most! Our MRC Kitchen team has taken that deep-fried, carbohydrate-rich taco shell and replaced it with a Vitamin-rich bell pepper. Combined with the super flavorful taco seasoning recipe below, you can continue to enjoy the great taste of tacos while still losing weight! Perfect for lunch or dinner, it's a fiesta for your taste buds that the whole family can enjoy! Why bell ...

"Fried" Pickles

 
  When we think of the ultimate in party and tailgate foods, fried foods always come to mind first! Unfortunately, fried foods generally come with a lot of fat and cholesterol that are not good for our bodies and especially not for any kind of healthy eating regimen such as MRC. Have no fear! Always up for a good challenge, our MRC Kitchen staff has done it again, and we've remastered a party and restaurant favorite, Fried Pickles!   What ...

Stuffed Lasagna Boats

 
Lasagna is an all time favorite, between the red sauce and the cheese, what’s not to love!?! One of the most common request we get in the MRC Kitchen is for more Italian food recipes, and for pasta (basically anything pasta-haha). Spaghetti squash is by far, in our opinion, the very best substitute for pasta. It has great texture, a neutral flavor, it soaks up sauce as if it was pasta, and it’s low in carb ...

Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

 
It doesn't get any better than a huge pot of homemade chicken soup. We've swapped out the calorie heavy pasta for delicious, protein packed, quinoa. Quinoa is similar to rice but it actually a South American seed and it is loaded with protein and fiber, making it much healthier option. Quinoa is naturally gluten free. This soup recipe is made in the slow cooker and all you need to do is prep the veggies and throw it all in the ...

Vanilla Bread Pudding

 
Bread pudding can be done a million ways and can use an endless number of ingredients, infact you don't really even need a recipe, you just need bread! While bread pudding started as a way to use stale bread, it has evolved over the years to quite the foodie dessert. Today we are sharing our slimmed down version, using MRC's Vanilla Creme Pudding to provide the sweet flavor (as a bonus, she adds 15 grams of protein). This dessert makes the ...

Baked Apples

 
It's hard to think of something more traditional for Fall than Baked Apples.  Baked Apples are the perfect Fall treat but of course you can enjoy them anytime of the year.  I love using Fuji apples when making this recipe because this Autumn apple has the perfect natural sweetness.  The rich flavors of cinnamon and vanilla with the tender, juicy apples will have your tastebuds dancing.  This is one recipe that will have the whole family ...

Stuffing Muffins

 
It’s hard to think of any Thanksgiving Dinner side dish more traditional than stuffing!  I am so excited to share this easy Stuffing Muffin recipe with all of you.   This quick and easy recipe will have you wanting to make stuffing year round!  By making it in a muffin pan, every serving have those perfect crunchy edges with a moist butter center.  Plus the best part it’s so easy to get ...

Holiday Coffee Creamers

 
Nothing is better than a hot cup of coffee with a splash of your favorite creamer. During the holidays there are an endless number of flavors options including; peppermint, cocoa, and gingerbread. To keep your holiday cravings in check we've created three great coffee creamers that you can make ahead and use for the week! These creamers use unsweetened almond milk. Store your flavored creamer in a mason jar or air tight container and add a splash to your coffee ...

Candied Apple Tea

 
The flavors of fall in a warm mug! Our Candied Apple Tea tastes like a treat and is packed with 15 grams of hunger fighting protein. Fill a travel mug with Candied Apple Tea before you leave to take the kiddos trick or treating, it's like candy kryptonite! Perfect for tailgaiting, football parties, or to sip by a warm fire (ok, that sounds a bit too much like a sappy movie!). You can make a pot full or just prepare a ...

Fall Spiced Tea

 
Gingerbread Tea with hints of Lemon and Orange. Our Fall Spiced Tea is the perfect warm drink for the cooler weather months. This drink combo is versatile, feel free to switch out the Gingerbread Tea with any fall flavored tea you have in your pantry. We use two protein drinks to make this crockpot full of tea, but you could easily reduce the portions to a single serve size by using half the package of each protein drink. Single Serve ...

Oopsie Bread. Gluten Free, Low Carb

 
Oopsie bread came by its name honestly. These low carb rolls were created by mistake, and this is one mistake we are glad was made! They are flourless, low carb, and sugar free. To be fair, these are more like crepe rolled into a bun, or sponge bread rolls. They have a light, airy texture, and they will fall a bit flat after they are baked, almost like a puffy flat bread. This recipe could easily be made a bit ...

Deconstructed Philly Cheesesteak

 
  I say Philly...you say Cheesesteak. It’s hard to even think about Philadelphia without think of their iconic cheesesteak sandwich. At MRC our main priority is to help you lose weight, but we also had to find a way to offer you the flavors of one of our favorite sandwiches ever. We’ve slimmed down our Philly by stuffing it in a soft bell pepper, instead of calorie heavy bread. Don’t let that fool ...

Honey Mustard Crusted Chicken

 
Our Honey Mustard Crusted Chicken has been voted Best Chicken recipe by MRC clients since it debuted in our cookbook in 2008. It's simple, easy, family friendly, and it's resembles fried chicken! This chicken recipe is baked, not fried, saving your lots of greasy calories! Additionally, mustard is a great way to add flavor without calories! We use panko bread crumbs, 50 calories per chicken breast. On your MRC menu a carb serving is up to 50 calories, you could use crumbled melba ...

Pepperoni & Mushroom Cauliflower Pizza

 
Think that eating healthy means no more weekly pizza night?  Not anymore!  Thanks to our good friend cauliflower we have whipped up a delicious Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza.  Yes! On our Meat Lovers Delight Menu you can enjoy Pepperoni and even another classic pizza topping, olives!  When making Cauliflower Crust Pizza we highly recommend using a pizza stone it really does make a difference in how crispy your crust is.  You don't even need to ...

Delicious Coffee Recipes

 
It's national Coffee Day and we couldn't let this opportunity pass up by. Coffee is a great tool when you're losing weight because it is full of flavor, feels a bit like dessert, and it keeps your hands busy. For those non-coffee drinkers, the same applies to all sorts of wonderful hot teas, but today we celebrate coffee! Coffee, in moderation, is not only good for the soul but it's also healthy! Research shows coffee can help boost energy, increase ...

Fried Rice Cauli

 
Fried Rice! Chinese food is one of those splurges you thought you'd have to give up in order to lose weight, NOPE! We've slimmed down traditional fried rice by swapping out carb heavy white rice for riced cauliflower. If cauliflower was a superhero her power would versatility, who knew you could turn cauliflower into rice, pizza crust, and bread sticks! Braggs Liquid Aminos (picture below) is the second secret weapon in this clever recipe. Braggs is a must have in ...

Caprese Salad

 
This recipe is perfect for clients following our Meat Lovers Delight menu, for other menu plans you can find great recipes here. Fresh mozzarella is an almost perfect cheese; it's mild, cool and refreshing. Caprese salad is a classic dish, with just a few simple ingredients. Due to the simplicity, the quality of the ingredients you choose REALLY matters. For maximum flavor we suggest you buy a high quality mozzarella cheese, use organic heirloom tomatoes, and fresh basil (strive for ...

Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast with Salsa

 
This recipe is for clients losing weight on our Meat Lovers Delight menu. For other menu plans, find great breakfast recipes here. This is indeed the breakfast of CHAMPIONS! We start with two farm fresh eggs, add two types of cheeses, and top it all with crispy bacon, salsa, and baby greens. This recipe can easily be modified to your taste, so feel free to have fun and make some variations. Ingredients: 2 eggs, whipped 1 ounce cheddar cheese .5 ounce pepper jack ...

Chicken Cordon Bleu

 
This recipe is for clients on our Meat Lovers Delight Menu, click here to find lots of great recipes for other MRC menu plans. Our Chicken Cordon Bleu is stuffed with melted Swiss cheese and thinly sliced ham. In this milled down version we dredge the chicken in Parmesan cheese to create a crispy outer layer, no deep frying needed! Feel free to switch out the Swiss cheese for either bleu or for a nutty flavor try Gruyère. ...

Meat Lovers Delight Recipes

 
We offer a variety of menus and programs at Metabolic Research Center. Each program is carefully selected for YOU and chosen based on a variety of factors including; your food likes and dislikes, your daily schedule, your medical history, and your weight loss goals. This blog is devoted to our clients following the Meat Lovers Delight menu. This menu harnesses the power of protein and healthy fats to deliver weight loss.  Below are a list of recipes that we&...

Cobb Salad

 
We love a Cobb Salad! It’s a meal of all our favorite things in one big bowl! Start with a bed of fresh salad greens and chopped veggies, anything you love works. Romaine lettuce is bright and crisp, it’s a perfect lettuce option for this salad. Add tender grilled chicken strips, avocado slices, cheese and even boiled egg if you like.   A classic Cobb Salad includes chopped green onions. Use 8 ounces of any vegetable combination ...

Crockpot Turkey Chili

 
The most popular request we get in the MRC Kitchen is for quick and easy recipes that can be made ahead. With out hectic, on-the-go lives, make ahead meals are a real big time saver (and sanity saver!). Our Crockpot Chili is a client favorite because it can be made in advance, it's loaded with flavor, and highly versatile. Our Crockpot Chili is customizable; feel free to make substitution. For example you could use black beans instead of kidney, or ...

Lemon Herb Chicken

 
Quick and simple, our Lemon Herb Chicken will add an elegant twist to dinner. This recipe proves that great taste doesn't require lots of ingredients. Rosemary and lemon brighten up an ordinary chicken breast with a savory yet light and fresh taste. We suggest marinating the chicken for 30 minutes to one hour, this step tenderizes the chicken and allows the flavors to infuse every bite. Place your chicken in a large zipper bag when you get home from work,and ...

Baked Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

 
With a few ingredients, one pan and 25 minutes you can make one of the easiest, most flavorful fish dishes yet!  Our Baked Salmon with Roasted Vegetables requires little prep work but the end result will have the entire family thinking you're a gourmet chef.  We've even included step-by-step photos to help even the novice cook knock this meal out of the park.   Baked Salmon with Roasted Vegetables 16 oz Salmon Fillet, with skin and deboned 16 oz Cherry Tomatoes, ...

Avocado Breakfast Pizza

 
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day right?  So why do so many of us let this "oh, so important" meal remain the same meal morning after morning.  Well, it's time to break the routine and treat yourself to a delicous, out of the ordinary breakfast tomorrow morning.  It's time to make Avocado Breakfast Pizza!  Don't worry this recipe is so quick and easy to make you won't have to wake up any early ...

Parmesan Tilapia

 
Our recipe for fresh and easy Parmesan Tilapia is so easy that dinner will be ready in less than 20 minutes!  With just a few simple ingredients you'll have a flavorful meal that is GREAT for your weight loss.  Often times it can be intimidating to  make fish, I know it was for me at first!  This is a great recipe to start with and we've even included photos along the way to help guide you.  ...

Garlic & Spinach White Pizza

 
You told us how much you loved our original Cauliflower Crust Pizza so we've kicked it up a notch with this latest recipe, White Spinach Pizza!  We've taken our ever popular Cauliflower Crust and topped it with the perfect combination of fresh and flavorful ingredients.  You'll impress the whole family when you whip up this healthy artisan "pizza".  You can use a normal pizza pan to bake your crust but we've found if you bake the crust ...

Spaghetti Pie

 
This is one comfort food makeover you HAVE to try!  Our Spaghetti Pie is made with melty cheese, rich meaty tomato sauce, spaghetti squash and then baked to perfection. With one cleaver swap we've created a healthy "pasta" favorite.  By replacing carb heavy pasta noodles with equally delicious spaghetti squash you get a meal both your taste buds and waistline will thank you for!  The chef's at Metabolic have prepared ahead, this recipe makes 8 servings, one pie ...

Best Burgers for 4th of July Grillin'

 
It just wouldn't be the 4th of July without juicy burgers on the grill.  In honor of the upcoming holiday we've compiled our favorite burger recipes perfect for a get-together of any size!  Here you'll find recipes that can be made with turkey, chicken, buffalo or beef so if you want to make a swap it's easy! So fire up the grill and make these crowd-pleasers this weekend.      BLT Cheeseburger  12 oz lean ground grass ...

Fun Fruit Skewers

 
Looking for something unique to bring to your next BBQ or pool party? This super easy fresh fruit kabob is sure to be a hit. Parties and socail gatherings can be a real challenge when you are trying to lose weight, but with some simple strategies you can enjoy the food, have a blast at the party AND lose weight! One of our favorite tips is to offer to bring something that you know you can eat. By bringing something ...

Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Muffins

 
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes, for many of us there is nothing more comfort food that this childhood favorite. Meatloaf dips perfectly is smoth mashed potatoes, but most recipes are not, should we say, lean. We knew that with a bit of creativity this popular dish could be adapted to an Metabolic Research Center program-friendly meal. After several attempts, we’ve created the perfect lighted up comfort meal. We started by making these with the mashed potatoes at the bottom, ...

BLT Cheeseburger

 
You can’t find more of classic American meal than a nice juicy burger. This isn’t really a meal most of us think of when we think about what to eat for weight loss. Let me tell you, I have a delicious recipe that will satisfy any burger fan and still help you lose weight! I love adding dijionaise to the recipe below or even Walden Farm’s BBQ sauce. One of the best things is ...

Easy Pita Pizza

 
Have a hankering for Pizza?  Our recipe for super easy & flavorful Pita Pizza is just for you!  A crispy whole wheat pita crust replaces traditional carb heavy dough and makes the perfect healthy pizza option!  We kept our toppings simple with fresh ripe tomatoes, cheese and torn spinach leaves.  This is such a fun dinner to do with the whole family!  Everyone can pick their favorite toppings and make their own custom pizza.  ...

Simple Baked Butternut Squash

 
Butternut squash is sweet and super tender. Also called winter squash, the butternut varieyt contains more carbohydrates than summer (yellow) squash, which is why they're counted as  a carb on your Metabolic menu. Butternut squash contain vitamins A and C plus potassium. We've tossed these delicious cubes in grassfed butter and sprinkled them with garlic, salt and pepper, creating little bites that are perfectly caramelized on the outside and creamy inside. You can buy whole butternut squash and remove ...

Sweet Tart Ice

 
Our Sweet Tart Ice is the perfect refreshing drink for any hot summer day.  It's so simple and can be made in no time flat.  Did you know blueberries not only taste great but those little berries are power packed with goodness.  Blueberries are packed with Vitamin C, Fiber and Manganese.  This recipe can easily be transformed to fit anyone's tastebuds.  Try frozen raspberries instead of frozen blueberries or even switch out the MRC Wildberry ...

Zucchini Ravioli

 
Italian food is wonderful and who doesn't love cheese filled ravioli, but it's not always so kind to the waistline. Our very own foodie, Mariah, lightened up this Italian favorite for you. It is hard to believe but one serving of ravioli at Olive Garden has 810 calories, and that doesn't even inlcude the sauce, salad or breadsticks. Our recipe uses thinly sliced zucchini instead of carbohydrate rich pasta. These gently folded zucchini layers make the perfect pockets for our cheesy ...

White Spinach Pizza

 
We all love pizza! The tangy marinara sauce, gooey melted cheese, a flavorful garlic crust, what could be better! Wait, you're trying to lose weight---we've got you covered. Traditional pizza crust is loaded in calories and carbohydrates, let's call it the kryptonite of weight loss. The solution is the simple, easy, and super tasty swap--cauliflower crust. The texture is a bit different but totally enjoyable, and the flavor actually has more depth that a traditional pie crust. Other reasons we ...

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Bites

 
We've taken regular ground chicken to a whole new level with these yummy and fun Chicken Bites.  These bites are a great as a party appetizer or a flavorful way to add some fun to your dinner tonight.  The best part is with minimal prep required this is a quick and easy meal for any busy schedule.  We paired our Chicken Bites with Buffalo Ranch dipping sauce to add some heat and classic Buffalo wing flavor.  ...

MRC Margarita

 
Celebrate MRC style with our Mocktail Margarita. This clever Margarita has bold flavor and packs 15 grams of protein to help fight hunger and cravings! As an added bonus no one will try pushing a drink on you, they'll think you've got a Margarita;) When you are trying to lose weight or watch your calories cocktails can be particularly tricky. The typical restaurant Margarita is between 8 -12 ounces and contians over 500 calories, that's more than you meal! Margaritas are loaded with ...

Pina Colada Smoothie

 
Such a great way to mix it up! MRC protein drinks are just perfect served simple with water and ice, but they are also fun to dress up and twist into something all new! This drink hits the spot when you're dreaming of island life or you're feet are longing for beach sand:) Using Clear American Pineapple Coconut (available at Walmart) provides a true cocnut feeling while the Vanilla Creme pudding gives you that rich, creamy texture and flavor.  ...

Tuna Salad With Dijon Dressing

 
Tuna is a weight loss powerhouse, loaded with protein and virtually fat free. Clients often say when they add tuna to their program they see an increase in their weight loss, yes please! Traditional tuna salad recipes are dripping in mayo and high calorie salad dressing, basically cancelling out all those weight loss benefits. Tuna is versatile and can taste amazing, even without all that junk. We love tuna salad, tuna cakes (basically a crab cake), tuna stuffed tomatoes, tuna ...

5 Potato Chip Alternatives

 
You can alwasy count on greasy chips at a party, but we've got you covered with clever swaps that are actually better than the original. Here are 5 salty, crunchy, scrumptious alternatives to the traditional calorie packed potato chips. Sweet Potato Chips   Ingredients: - 1 medium sweet potato - 1 tbsp. olive oil - 1 tsp. rosemary, minced - coarse ground salt, to taste - ¼ tsp. garlic powder   Directions: Preheat oven to 400º.  Scrub and dry sweet potato.  Using ...

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

Peaches and Cream Smoothie Peaches and cream smoothie! Decadent, rich, almost like ice cream, but nothing like it at all. MRC's Vanilla Ready To Drink tastes just like melted vanilla ice cream and when blended with frozen fruit you have the perfect smoothie. Each drink contains 15 grams of protein, which help to fight off hunger, stabilize blood sugar, and reduce cravings. If you are prone to an afternoon or evening sweet tooth, this smoothie will certainly satisfy. Start with a ...

5 Party Favorite Dip Recipes

 
7 Layer Dip   Ingredients: 16 oz. lean ground turkey breast 8 oz. raw tomatoes, chopped 8 oz. romaine or iceberg lettuce 8 oz. green peppers, chopped 4 oz. low-fat cottage cheese (1%) 6 oz. on Meta-Slim Levels 4 oz. jalapenos, seeds removed & chopped 4 oz. green onions, chopped 2 tsp. MRC taco seasoning (recipe included at the end of page) 2 Tbsp. water, separated   Directions: Cook ground turkey breast in a skillet until done, measure out 12 oz. & return to skillet. Add 1 tsp. MRC taco seasoning and 1 Tbsp. of ...

Cheesy au Gratin

 
Yes! It's true we have a recipe for Cheesy Au Gratin "Potatoes" that will actually keep you losing weight!  Thanks to our old friend cauliflower and a little bit of creative cooking you can enjoy this ooey-gooey delicious faux-tato dish.  Cauliflower is the perfect potato replacement in so many different recipes especially this one.  One tip to make this recipe even better is to cook your cauliflower in a steamer basket.  You can pick one up ...

Shrimp Scampi over Zucchini Noodles

 
Our shrimp scampi recipe is sauteed in grass fed butter and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Typically scampi recipes are loaded in fat and calories, but we've slimmed this restaurant favorite by switching our carb heavy pasta with zucchini noodles. Zucchini noodles are so easy to make, all you need is spiralizer. Zucchini noodles hold up well to heat, have a great texture, all while allowing you to have a plate full of pasta without all those carbs! At Metabolic Research ...

Breakfast Veggie Casserole

 
Breakfast Veggie Casserole When I was a child my Mom made breakfast for dinner about once a week, and it was by far our favorite dinner! Something so relaxing about having eggs at dinner, they are soft and fluffy, then you top with cheese and it's just perfect. Eggs are packed with protein and recently they've been freed from that vicious rumor "eggs give you high cholesterol". Most of us have known for years that the cholesterol in eggs does ...

Roasted Pork Loin With Spinach, Peppers and Mushrooms

 
Roasted pork loin stuffed with fresh vegetables, this recipe looks elegant and tastes decadent, but it is surprisingly simple to prepare. You can mix up the vegetables in the stuffing with any of your favorites.  Pork tenderloin is an excellent source of lean protein, one 4 ounce portion contains 28 grams of protein and only 4 grams of fat. For many years pork got a bad rap in the weight loss world, but Pork Loin is actually a lean source of good ...

Candied Apple

 
Who doesn't love Candied Apples?  A juicy apple with that shiny red coating and sprinkles with crunch nuts.  Now for the best part...these Candied Apples are actually healthy for you!  Yes, it's true with our recipe for Candied Apples you can enjoy this long-time treat while losing weight.  Easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes this is one recipe you have to try!  It might just become your new favorite. Candied Apple &...

Skinny Chow Mein

 
Chow Mein is a favorite for many when it comes to asian style cuisine.  Our quick and easy recipe for Chow Mein gives you the wonderful dish you want without all that extra grease and fat you don't!  In our recipe we have used Spaghetti Squash instead of noodles but you could even use Miracle Noodles or Zucchini Noodles.  Remember if you use Miracle Noodles to count them as a starch serving :-).  Add chicken, shrimp ...

Chicken Piccata

 
Our healthy revision of Chicken Picatta will have your entire family saying more! This recipe makes 1 serving, but you can triple or quadruple the portions for a meal everyone will love. We use MRC's Chicken Bouillon protein supplement to provide a rich, salty, complex flavor, if you are cooking for a group you can sub for Low Sodium Chicken Broth, or split the difference and use some of both (our supplement is thicker and creates more of a gravy texture, ...

Parmesan Taco Shells, Gluten Free and Zero Carbs

 
Parmesan Stuffed Tacos! First, we just love cheese, so this makes us happy on so many levels. Add to that, you can now have a no-carb, paleo, gluten free, taco shell! Fill these shells with Shredded Chicken recipe below or your favorite taco mix. Top with your favorite veggies and enjoy. Huge shout out to Cheryl and Wendy from our Vancouver, WA center for this recipe and pictures--thank you both! Shredded Chicken Taco MeatIngredients:3 boneless, skinless chicken breastsSprinkle with garlic ...

Lemon Cilantro Grilled Shrimp

 
Grilled shrimp marinated in a cilanto olive oil and lemon. You can throw these on the grill or saute quickly on the stove. The key to great shrimp is not to overcook them, they become tough and rubbery when cooked too long, so cook until pink and remove from heat.  Serve over a nice salad, or with grilled vegetables. We love serving them over a nice butter lettuce, with sliced avocado and red bellpeppers.  Ingredients:  2 tsp. olive ...

Healthy Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

 
Zucchini boats, the new taco shell! If you haven’t tried replacing your high fat taco shell, or you boring bread…you should try it tonight! These boats are the perfect “holder” for almost anything from enchiladas to meatballs and marinara. When cooking with zucchini boats you’ll cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the inside with a melon baller (or just a spoon!). We don’t use the inside flesh in ...

Orange Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

 
We love smoothies and they are just perfect for weight loss, bonus! Our protein drinks are perfect for making smoothies and they help boost your energy, burn fat, and support weight loss. Our cookbook is loaded with healthy smoothie recipes, just like the one we're featuring here today. Each Metabolic Protein Drink is packed with 15 grams of protein, perfect for curbing hunger and fighting fat. Our drink are designed specifcially for weight loss, unlike others designed to bulk you up, ...

Breakfast Tostada with Bacon and Eggs

 
Our crunchy tostada is the perfect power breakfast. It's loaded with lean protein, healthy, satisfying fat, and veggies, atop a crispy corn tortilla. This recipe is easy to assemble and very flexible, use any vegetables you like, we've tried mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes and they were all wonderful. For those who like a little kick top with salsa or dash of hot sauce. Ingredients:1 scrambled egg1 oz cheddar or pepperjack cheese, shredded1 slice uncured bacon (goal is 100 calories, might ...

Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cauli Rice

 
Tacos are always a family favorite, they are super easy to make, and everyone can assemble their own. We used shrimp today, but grilled fish or chicke would also be perfect. This recipe is very versatile, feel free to use your favorite vegetable, for those who like more crunch try using shredded cabbage instead of lettuce, or try lightly sauteed red and green bell peppers for a real punch of flavor.      Ingredients: 4 oz.shrimp, peeled 50 calorie tortilla, 1&...

Chicken Garlic Pizza on a Cauliflower Crust

 
Pizza?!? Yes, pizza and weight loss can be used in the same sentence thanks to the versatility of cauliflower. This grain free crust serves as the perfect base to hold all your favorite pizza toppings. Top with your favorite meat and vegetable, any combination works!          Ingredients: 20 oz. cauliflower florets (about 1 medium head) 1 egg 3 oz. hard cheese, shredded 8oz cooked chicken (or protein of choice) 8 oz vegetable toppings of choice 4 oz chopped tomato Italian Seasoning, to ...

Zesty Salsa Burger

 
Looking for a new way to make your traditional burgers?  Well you've found the answer right here with our Zesty Salsa Burger.  A perfectly seasoned and juicy patty is topped with melty cheese, crisp bacon and a zesty homemade salsa to create this masterpiece.   This is a great recipe option for a single meal, a backyard BBQ get together or a quick dinner option for the family.  You can dress up your burger with endless variations (...

Fajitas

 
When you think of Super Bowl a few things come to mind; football, funny commercials and FOOD!  With food surrounding this typical social setting, it may feel impossible to stay on program.  Well this years going to be different!  You CAN make your Super Bowl experience different by enjoying program friendly foods without your guests feeling the wraths of your weight loss plan.  All it takes is being a little creative in the kitchen!  This ...

7 Layer Dip

 
Our recipe for 7-Layer Dip is the perfect dish for a tasty lunch or a beautiful dish for entertaining.  This dip pairs great with baked tortilla chips (see previous post for chip recipes!) and the whole family can enjoy.  There are endless possibilities with this recipe - add diced avocado to the top of your dip or even a layer of MRC guacamole!  Whip this recipe up tonight and prepare for a flavor fiesta!  Ingredients: 16 oz. ...

Turkey Sauerkraut Burgers

 
Turkey burgers often get a bad rap..you've heard it all before (bland, dry, cardboard). NOT SO! Our turkey burger with sauerkraut is the perfect blend of burger goodness, tang from the kraut, and gooey cheese. Serve it wrapped in a large lettuce leaf, on a low calorie bun, inside a pita, or eat it naked topped with salsa. Ingredients: 6 oz. ground turkey breast 6 oz. sauerkraut, drained and divided 2.5 oz. sliced green onions 1 egg white, beaten 2 Tbsp. dijonnaise 2 oz. shredded ...

Homemade Pimento Cheese

 
Homemade pimento cheese spread is so much better than anything store bought, the flavors are more vibrant and there are no preservatives or weird ingredients you can't pronounce. Pimento Cheese is perfect as a dip or appetizer, between bread as a grilled cheese, stuffed in a tomato, or nestled inside celery sticks. Grilled Cheese? We got your attention with that one:) For those of us watching our carbohydrate intake, try an open faced toasted cheese sandwich. All you need is ...

Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Broccoli

 
Roasting is a great way to take your plain old vegetables to a whole new flavor level!  With just a few minutes of prep you will turn that boring broccoli into an all-star side dish.  Save even more time by placing your broccoli, garlic, oil and seasonings in a gallon ziplock bag to easily season and coat!    The other thing that makes this recipe great is most of us already have these ingredients in our kitchen. &...

Turkey Lasagna

 
MRC's Turkey Lasagna not only tastes amazing, but it's easy to make and freezes well. Cut into 12 servings and freeze several servings, then just grab a single serving from your freezer and presto--you're having lasagna for dinner! Ingredients: 1 lb. ground turkey breast (could use ground beef or buffalo) 1 egg, beaten 16 oz. low-fat cottage cheese 8 oz. grated mozzarella cheese 8 oz. chopped green onions (could also use mushrooms) 4 med. Zucchini, cut lengthwise in strips 8 oz. tomatoes, diced 3 pkgs. MRC Tomato Basil supplement 2...

Skinny Pad Thai

 
For so long I thought I was going to have to give up on one of my favorite dishes because it was so high in sugar and carbs. Until one day, the MRC Team in Fort Walton Beach, made my Pad Thai dreams come true! These kitchen wizards have slimmed down Pad Thai, making this super popular recipe an everyday option on your Metabolic program. Ingredients:   1 small baked spaghetti squash, use 12 oz. for this recipe3 ½ oz. thinly sliced ...

Sausage Cheese Rolls

 
Delicious warm or cold, our Sausage Cheese Roll recipe makes the perfect meal for any occasion. Just the right combination of flavorful spices turns plain ground turkey into the star ingredient in this recipe, savory sausage!  The key to great sausage is all about the right seasoning and spices.  So take this great turkey sausage, baked with fluffy eggs and melty cheese, all rolled into a crispy wrap and you have the perfect anytime meal all in one. &...

Zucchini Tots

 
Zucchini Tots Looking for the perfect bite-size appetizer recipe for an upcoming party?  Maybe you just want a delicious replacement for those greasy tater tots?  Well look no further because Zucchini Tots are here!  This yummy recipe was submitted by Dan L. for our MRC Chef Sensation: Recipe Contest.  The MRC judges loved it so much it was one of the four finalists in the competition.  Crispy and delicious this is sure to hit the ...

Creamy Hot Chocolate

 
Baby, it's cold outside! Fear not, we've got you covered with MRC's Creamy Hot Cocoa protein mix. Packed with 15 grams of protein to rev up your metabolism, and ZERO grams of sugar, it's the perfect indulgence. These hot chocolate ideas are not your ordinary, run of the mill, hot cocoa...not at all...we're talking Peppermint Cocoa, or a Pumpkin Spice Mocha, maybe a Spicy Cayenne Chocolate Latte. Start with 1 packet of MRC's Creamy Hot Cocoa, then add 6 oz of ...

Gummie Treats

 
When you've got a sweet tooth, or want to feel like you are having "candy" our gummies are the perfect solution. Great options for movie theater snacks, a treat between meals, or a sweet treat at a party! These were placed into a Wilton Bite Size Silicon Mold, but you could use any mold you like. The gummies are packed with protein and low in sugar. We use MRC's protein drinks, any flavor is great. INGREDIENTS: 2 Packets Knox Gelatin2 MRC ...

Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

 
Stuffed mushrooms are a crowd pleaser, they take less than 10 minutes to make, all while being oh-so cheesy. When you're hosting a party these mushrooms make the perfect appetizer, they can be served just after baking, from a buffet line or as pass/tray appetizer. Mushrooms are low in calories, gluten free, and fat free, what more can you ask for! This recipe uses an 8 oz portion of mushrooms and 2 oz of shredded Parmesan cheese, which means you can have ...

Pumpkin Cheesecake

 
Follow along at home with instructions from the MRC Kitchen on a great fall dessert that you are sure to fall in love with!

Chicken Soup with Butternut Squash

 
Chicken soup is the perfect week night dinner, and during the winter months it's even better! Our recipe today is super versatile and could easily become Chicken and...wild rice, potato, or even cream of chicken soup, just start with this base and switch out the butternut squash for anything you're craving. On your MRC menu the roasted butternut squash replaces one carbohydrate serving. Feel free to use other vegetables such as celery, spinach, or cauliflower. If you use vegetables ...

Meatballs

 
Meatballs are always a big hit at a party, they are easy to make, and they hold up for hours in the crockpot. Healthy meatballs, yes you can use those two words together, are super easy by just following a few tips and utilizing some sneaky swaps. First, start by selecting a lean meat such a lean ground beef or ground turkey breast; don’t worry about losing the flavor because we’ll add that with sauces and ...

MRC Eggnog

 
You always know December is around the corner when Eggnog starts appearing in the dairy cooler at the grocery store. What other drink could beMRC Eggnog more traditional for the holidays than Eggnog. That could also be part of the reason why some people will gain 5-8 pounds during the holiday season. Did you know a single 8 oz glass of Eggnog is typically between 300-350 calories? That’s as many calories as most people’s breakfast! So we ...

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

 
This superstar dip is sure to be the hit of any party or potluck.  Using Greek yogurt as your base is the perfect option to lighten up any creamy dip recipe.  In our recipe we simply added dry Ranch seasoning as the base for a classic taste.  Bring this to any party topped with a sprinkle of chopped green onions for garnish.  If you like things with a little heat add a few dashes of Frank&...

Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

 
For too long Brussels sprouts have been given a bad name many times by people who never even tried them!  This recipe for Oven-Roasted Brussels sprouts with Bacon finally gives Brussels sprouts a chance to clear their name.  They very well might just become a new family favorite!  The crisp edges of the Brussels sprouts seasoned perfectly and paired with savory bacon make it the perfect side dish to your Thanksgiving turkey this year.  So if ...

Berries and Creme Smoothie

 
Berries and Creme smoothie, cold, packed with 15 grams of hunger fighting protein, and so tasty! This is so simple we're almost embarrassed to call it a recipe, but we will. It's a great way to use fruit that is about to go bad, cut it up in baggies and it's ready for your next smoothie. For chocolate lovers this smoothie is just as good with MRC's Double Chocolate Pudding. We used strawberries and blueberries today, but any berries would be ...

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ricotta Breakfast

 
Pumpkin Pie Breakfast! This yummy breakfast tastes like the middle of a pumpkin pie, yet it is deceptively healthy and loaded with protein. The secret weapon here is the Pumpkin Pie Spice, grab several jars during the fall and use it year round (it's hard to find the rest of the year). This creamy mash taste like the inside of a whipped pumpkin pie. Butternut squash is super healthy, and a great alternative to pumpkin, you could sub canned pumpkin (...

MRC Chef Sensation Winner: Eggplant Parmesan

 
In search of  a Grand Prize winning recipe?  Look no further!  We are excited to unveil our Grand Prize winner in the MRC Chef Sensation: Recipe Contest.  The very first MRC Chef Sensation Winner is Marsha T. with a mouth-watering classic Italian comfort food, Eggplant Parmesan.  The dish we know and love has all the great flavor you’d expect with it’s melty cheese and savory tomato sauce.  So go ahead ...

MRC Sage and Savory Dressing

 
Our Sage and Savory Dressing has been a client favorite for years!  This twist on traditional stuffing gives you wonderful flavor with an extra boost of protein to keep you satisfied and full all day.  Plus this is a recipe that the entire family will dig into and love.  Mix in some leftover turkey the next day and pop it in the oven for a delicious leftovers meal the day after Thanksgiving.  Make it in ...

Apple Pie Cheesecake

 
It's hard to think of a way to improve Apple Pie.  Well how about if you take that warm Apple Pie filling and layer it on top of rich, creamy Cheesecake?  This is the ultimate recipe for any dessert lover.  You get the best of both worlds Apple Pie AND Cheesecake in one amazing bite!  Did I forget to mention this is actually a recipe that will keep you on track losing weight?!?  Make this ...

Cauliflower Potato Mash

 
Mashed Potatoes have long been a well loved side dish for any Thanksgiving dinner. On the other hand I don’t think anyone loves all the carbohydrates and calories that come along with this creamy side dish.  Well save yourself that calorie dilemma this year by adding a little cauliflower and making this amazing recipe.  The cauliflower blends perfectly with the grass-fed butter and russet potatoes you may never go back to old-fashioned mashed potatoes.    &...

Broccoli Cheese Soup

 
Soups are such a great option to make! They work great at lunch or dinner, can serve the whole family and are such an easy make ahead recipe.  So why not try out our version of a soup classic, Broccoli Cheese Soup.  This is perfect for the cool days ahead when you want something to warm you up.  It's the perfect blend of thick, creamy and cheesy.  This soup is sure to hit the spot!  ...

Apple Celery Salad with Poppy Seeds

 
Our apple celery salad makes the perfect side to any holiday meal, add this to your Thanksgiving table for a pop of bright color. It's sweet and crunchy with a hint of cinnamonm what's not to love.  Something about apples and cinnamon together, they create the perfect dessert flavor. This recipe makes 1 serving, but we love to make extra and use it in chicken and tuna salad, or tossed in a green salad to add a sweet crunch.This ...

Bacon and Egg Flatout

 
Bacon and eggs for breakfast, YES! Eggs and cheese topped with crunchy bacon, served on a warm flatout.  Now that's a wonderful breakfast and it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. You can use 2 eggs or 1 egg and 1 oz of cheese, whichever you prefer. We nest our protein on a warm Flatout, although you can use any kind of low calories wrap or pita. Flatouts come in a variety of flavors, most are 100 calories per flat, so you can ...

Zucchini Noodles

 
Craving noodles? Create your own healthy version with zucchini! We love the Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer/Cutter, we found ours at Target. Toss them in a marinara sauce, garlic and olive oil, a skinny cheese sauce, or anything else you would normally use with traditional pasta.    Zucchini is extremely versatile, cooked or raw, diced or noodled, it is tasty, low in calories and easy to prepare. With only 19 calories in one cup of sliced zucchini, it has about 50% ...

Cranberry Orange Relish

 
Our Cranberry Orange relish is a sophisticated version of the obligatory, jiggly, perfectly round canned cranberry sauce. This seasonal dish is perfect for Thanksgiving, and even better a few days later, let it marinate in the fridge for a few days and the flavors are amplified. We've slimmed down our relish and rely on the orange and protein supplement to add more flavor. Some fun variations to this recipe include; Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans,  add 1/8 tsp cinnamon or all ...

Pumpkin Pie Shake

 
  It's fall and pumpkin mania has hit! This easy pumpkin pie milkshake is a nod to all those calorie busting shakes you're seeing advertised at fast food joints. Ours has all the flavor for just a fraction of the calories--score! We use MRC's Vanilla Creme Pudding to provide the sweet milkshake flavor, as a bonus it is packed with 15 grams of protein to help you stay full. This shake is the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of the ...

Sizzling Steak Fajita Wrap

 
Add some sizzle to your weeknight meals with this Sizzling Steak Fajita Wrap. The combination of Fiesta-Lime steak, tender tri-colored peppers and MRC guacamole tucked into a warm tortilla create a FIESTA of flavor, sure to please your taste buds.  If you have left over steak in the fridge this is a great way to turn it into a completely new meal.   Steak can easily be replaced with chicken or fish.   Ingredients 4 oz. thin-cut strips flank steak 1 ...

Green Bean Casserole

 
Green Bean Casserole is an all time holiday favorite, it's synonymous with Thanksgiving, but the typical 1 cup serving has over 230 calories!?! We've lightened up the recipe, while keeping all the savory, creamy good flavor. Using MRC Cream of Chicken soup is a smart swap, adding 12 grams of protein and saving 5 grams of bad fat, score! We use frozen green beans and mushrooms in this version, but fresh vegetable would work great too, just adjust your cooking time or steam the ...

Zucchini Noodles with Lemon-Basil Cream Sauce

 
  A big challenge when it comes to healthy eating is finding a healthy option for pasta.  See I love pasta but let's just say pasta does not love me the same it seems like if I even look at a plate of spaghetti I gain weight.  I’m sure many of you know this same scenario all too well. Here is the perfect recipe solution that will change the way you think about “pasta” ...

Avocado Turkey Pita

 
We all have our favorite go-to-meals. Well, this is one of my favorite 5-minutes-and-I’m-out-of-the-kitchen meals. A low-carb pita is a great option for any meal. I love using Joesph’s Brand Pitas because they make a 60 calorie pita! I just trim off some of the top section to get to my 50 calorie serving and fill it with my favorite meats and veggies. You could even use these at breakfast, filled with eggs, cheese and even a slice ...

Chicken Fajita Kabobs

 
When the temperature heats up outside, one of the last things I want to do is turn on my oven.   During the summer my grill is an essential part of my weekly cooking. It’s such an easy way to cook up enough chicken or fish for the week and reduces my dishwashing duties down to nearly zilch.   The Chicken Fajita Kabob recipe I’ve included at the end of this blog is a ...

Open Faced Bacon, Egg and Cheese Muffin

 
It’s always been said “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Now by now I’m sure you know how true this statement really is. Breakfast is so important because it fuels your body, wakes up your brain and gets your metabolism going for the day. Since this meal is SO important don’t you think you should make it something scrumptious? The addition of uncured bacon to our Metabolic MORE menu ...

Easy Guacamole

 
Metabolic More, MRC's NEW weight loss program, offers more of everything, but by far one of the best new choices in avocado. I love guacamole; in fact I am almost obsessed with it. The fact that avocado is loaded with heart healthy fats are just an added bonus. I adore the creamy taste, the smooth texture and incredible versatility of the avocado.  This guacamole recipe is simple and easy. It takes just minutes to prepare and can be used ...

Egg and Bacon Frittata

 
Our new Metabolic More menu is super flexible, allowing for eggs at dinner and vegetables with your breakfast. What better way to celebrate than with frittatas! They are easy and so versatile, you can add any meat, any vegetables, and your heatlhy fat serving...it's the perfect way to use left over veggies. Eggs are not just for breakfast, my family loves this recipe for dinner with a side salad and roasted new potatoes. Feel free to swap out any ...

Mixed Berry Parfait

 
I am always looking for ways to save time while still making healthy choices! If you are in the same boat, let me introduce you to my delicious secret weapon to keep me on track all day, Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is so easy, perfect for a hot summer day and can be used with anything from strawberries to a mayo replacement for your chicken, tuna or egg salads. If that isn’t already enticing enough I forgot to ...

Homemade Italian Dijon Dressing

 
Homemade salad dressing is super easy to make, allows you to control the flavors, and frankly it just tastes so much better! Your MRC Cookbook has an entire chapter devoted to dressings and salsas--check it out. We were craving a tangy salad dressing, so we whipped up an Italian Dijon Dressing in the MRC Test Kitchen. Feel free to change the ingredients a bit to what you like the most. For those who prefer a little sweetness you could ...

Easy, Delicious Beef Roast

 
Wondering what's for dinner? How about an easy, delicious beef roast. Easy to prepare, perfectly cooked every time, and far more heart healthy than other cuts of beef. Keep reading and hopefully you will get inspired to try it.  My mom taught me that the "eye of the round" cut of meat is not only one of the leanest but also one of the most affordable.  So, what is "eye of the round?" The term round, is a ...

Deviled Eggs

 
Don't let Deviled Eggs only be a holiday recipe anymore, they are great for incorporating into lunch or even a high protein snack during the day.  You could even make these to take along to a barbecue, tailgate or any other get-together with friends.  These delicious bite-sized delights make it hard to believe how healthy this classic recipe really is with simple swap of an ingredient or two.  So dig in because with these Deviled Eggs you'll ...

Texas Chili

 
Texas Chili   For so many of us Chili has been a traditional stand-by meal in our homes.  It's a go-to, all-in-one pot meal that warms you up on those cold winter days.  One of the most important qualities Chili is known for is being hearty, so who wants a wimpy chili?  Well have no fear, this is one hearty recipe that will fill you up while still making that number on the scale go down.  ...

Spinach Artichoke Casserole

 
Need the perfect party dip?  Love ooey, gooey spinach dip?  You have to try our recipe for Spinach Artichoke Casserole.  This is an MRC client favorite year after year and with your first bite you’ll understand why. With our recipe you won't have to worry about walking miles just to burn off those few bites. This dip goes great with crunchy cracker crisps or even a veggie tray.  You'll be the hit of the ...

Chili-Rubbed Tilapia and Asparagus

 
If you are looking for a fresh, flavorful meal in less than 30 minutes here is your answer!  Our Chili-Rubbed Tilapia and Asparagus is a great versatile meal that can be served as a casual weeknight meal or even to friends coming over for dinner.  Fish is such a great protein for weight loss and paired with asparagus this is a great combination to push through a plateau or boost up your weight loss!   Ingredients:8 oz. asparagus, ends ...

Stuffed Peppers

 
Stuffed Peppers You may be thinking Stuffed Peppers sound like something that take a lot of  time and then you’re going to have to turn on the hot oven, ugh so much work.  Boy, do  I have news for you.  This Stuffed Pepper recipe is so easy and you can make it all on your stove top in the SAME skillet!  Even better,  these peppers are so flavorful and delicious I’...

Turkey Meatballs

 
Ingredients:1 pkg. Chicken Bouillon supplement, dry16 oz. ground turkey breast8 oz. each, chopped: green onions, green peppers1 Tbsp. chili powder8 oz. bean sprouts, chopped   Preparation:Mix chicken bouillon supplement  with meat, form into small balls.  In skillet, brown meat with onions, peppers, bean sprouts, and chili powder.  Let simmer until done.  Weight 4 oz. of turkey meatballs and 4 oz. cooked vegetables. Servings: 4 Replaces: 4 oz. protein, 4 oz. vegetables, 1/4 clear supplement

Spaghetti (squash) and Meatballs

 
Spaghetti squash is one of our favorites in the MRC kitchen because it's delicious, healthy, and a perfect pasta swap. This versatile squash is also great served with a bit of garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese...but today we eat Italian!  This miraculous "noodle" has only 40 calories and 8 grams of carbs per cup, verses traditional pasta with 200 calories and 40 grams of carbs. It can be cooked in the microwave or baked in the oven, just be careful when ...

Skinny Tostadas

 
Missing your Mexican food? No need, we have tons of ideas for adding a spicy kick to your meals; everything from fish tacos to tostadas. This recipe is devoted to one our favorites at MRC, the tostada. Start with a 50 calories corn tortilla, and where you go from there is up to you. You can top your tostada with ground beef or turkey or shredded chicken, then add diced veggies, roasted veggies, fresh salsa, or anything else you can dream ...

Breakfast Casserole

 
Prepare to fall in love with breakfast again.  This breakfast casserole has completely changed my breakfast routine and I know it will do the same for you.  I make it up on a Sunday night and then have a yummy meal for breakfast the entire week.  Well, normally unless someone in my family gets into it, but who can blame them it’s THAT good.  You can even make this up in a muffin tray ...

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

 
1 pkg MRC Vanilla Crème Pudding 1 strawberry diet soda or strawberry flavored water ½ cup frozen strawberries 5 ice cubes   Mix ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour in chilled glass and enjoy.

Curry Kabobs

 
4 oz. cubed chicken breasts 4 oz. pineapple chunks 4 oz. green and red peppers Yellow curry powder, to taste 1 TBSP. olive oil Soak wooden skewers in water overnight. Thread skewers with chicken, peppers and pineapple. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with curry powder. Place in baking dish, cover with foil and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes, or cook on grill. Servings Size: 1

Fish Tacos

 
Our Fish Tacos are a combination of smooth avocado, zesty grilled fish, crunchy cabbage slaw, diced tomatoes, and a 50 calorie tortilla. Be a rebel and go naked, put the whole thing in a big bowl and ditch the tortilla! However you decide to make you taco, you can't go wrong. If you are not a big fan of cabbage you can use any shredded lettuce you love. As far as veggies, add grillled mushrooms, or shredded zucchini. For the chipotle ...

Soft Taco Casserole

 
This delicious masterpiece is loaded with cheese, green chilies and ground turkey.  Almost like a south of the border lasagna with so much yummy goodness layered between tortillas and baked to perfection.  No need to give up taco night with this one the entire family will be begging for more.  You can easily double the recipe for bigger crowds or even to create some freezer meals for later.          Ingredients: 16 oz. extra lean ...

Asparagus Guacamole

 
Ingredients:12 oz. fresh asparagus, trimmed & cut in 1 in. pieces2 oz. chopped green onion2 oz. chopped tomato2 Tbsp. Walden Farms Ranch Dressing1 Tbsp. lemon juice½ tsp. Sea Salt½ pkg. MRC Chicken Bouillon supplement¾ tsp. minced fresh cilantro or parsley¼ tsp. chili powder6 drops Tabasco sauce Preparation: Cook asparagus until tender; place drained asparagus in blender or food processor. Add onion and process until smooth; mix the remaining ingredients in serving bowl.  Stir in the asparagus ...

Quinoa Salad

 
Ingredients:1 cup quinoa1 ½ cups water mixed with MRC Chicken Bouillon HNS6 Tablespoons lemon juice, divided2 cups halved cherry tomatoesKosher salt and round black pepper2 cups finely chopped cucumber (about ½ medium seedless cucumber)3 scallions, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cups firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves, shredded   Preparation: Using a mesh strainer, rinse and drain the quinoa under cold water. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, ...

Cheeseburger Soup

 
Ingredients: 4 oz. lean buffalo, ground 3 oz. green onion, chopped 5 oz. celery, chopped 1 tsp. dried basil 1 tsp. dried parsley 2 tsp. canola oil 2 cups hot water 2 envelopes cream of chicken supplement 2 oz cheddar cheese, cubed   Preparation: In a large pot, combine oil over medium heat: cook and stir vegetables and buffalo, until meat is brown. Dissolve supplements in water and stir in basil and parsley. Bring to a boil, simmer about 5 minutes. Stir in cheese. Heat until cheese is melted. Do ...

Crab Cakes

 
Ingredients:4 oz. lump crab meat1/2 egg white1 Tbsp. MRC mayo (pg. 7)3/4 tsp. Old Bay seasoning pinch of pepper1/4 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 tsp. Dijonnaise4 Melba rounds, crushed2 oz. celery, finely chopped Preparation: Mix egg white and crab meat lightly with fork. Add MRC mayo, Old Bay, pepper, parsley, Dijonnaise, celery and crushed Melba. Mix gently, leaving crab lumps as large as possible. Using hands, form one patty. Spray Pam in non-stick skillet; brown patty on each side, 7-10 min.Servings ...

Boneless Buffalo Bites

 
Ingredients:4 oz. chicken breast, cut into bite size piecesHot Sauce Marinade:1 Tbsp. each of Dijonnaise, Frank’s Hot Wing Sauce and Water4 Melba Rounds, finely crushed Preparation: Coat chicken pieces with hot sauce marinade. Cover with crushed Melba; bake at 350 F on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, 10 minutes or until done.Tip: Great to dip in MRC Ranch Dressing (cookbook pg. 41) and serve with celery sticks.Servings: 1 Replaces: 4 oz protein, 1 serving starch

Strawberry Spinach Salad

 
This salad has been voted MRC Client favorite for 4 years running! The combination of sweet strawberries, soft baby spinach and tangy lemon dressing creates the perfect storm of flavor. If you happen to think you don't love salad, this is definitely the salad to start with, it will change the way you think of salad. Adding fruit to a salad adds color, sweet flavor, and new textures, all of which elevate the salad to a whole new level. Feel free ...

Cool as a Cucumber Salad

 
Ingredients:4 oz. cucumber, chopped3 oz. cherry tomatoes, chopped1 oz. green onion, chopped1 tsp. canola or olive oil2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar2 pkgs. zero calorie sweetenerSalt and pepper to tasteTabasco to taste (optional)Fresh dill to taste Preparation:Chop cucumber, tomatoes and green onion; mix together.Mix the rest of the ingredients together and shake well. Drizzle on vegetables. Chill for about 30 minutes to blend flavors. Servings: 1Replaces: 8 oz. vegetables

Shrimp and Chicken Skewers

 
Ingredients:3 oz. chicken breast, cut into strips3 oz. peeled shrimp and 3 oz. mushrooms3 oz. combined, chopped:  green peppers and cherry tomatoes (or any of your favorite veggies)Italian seasoning to taste 2 Tbsp. water1 pkg. MRC Chicken Bouillon supplement, dry Preparation:Alternate chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, and vegetables on skewers, sprinkle with seasonings and supplement.  Broil, bake or grill for 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.Servings: 1 Replaces: 4 oz. protein*, 4 oz. vegetables, 1 clear supplement (Note: Protein ...

Fruity Dip

 
MetaSlim Day 11, Meal: Breakfast or LunchMetaSlim Levels Day 1, Meal: Breakfast or LunchTwo Meal Plans Day 1, Meal: Breakfast or LunchMetaBalance Menus Day 1, Meal: Breakfast or Lunch Replaces: 4 oz. protein, 1/3 creamy supplement   Ingredients:12 oz. low-fat cottage cheese (1%)1 pkg. Vanilla Creme Pudding Supplement2 pkgs. zero calorie sweetener1 tsp. vanilla, almond, orange & pineapple extracts3 oz. water  Preparation: Mix all ingredients in blender on medium speed; great as a dip for melba toast or cut fruit at lunch.

Green Bean & Cherry Tomato Salad

 
Ingredients:1 1/4 lb. green beans, trimmed 1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1 1/4 lb. cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 Tbsp. minced green onion 2 1/2 tsp. olive oil 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper Preparation:Cook beans 5-7 minutes until tender. Drain, toss beans, tomatoes, and oregano in large bowl; combine onions and vinegar with whisk; let stand 10 minutes. Add oil, salt, and pepper to mixture; pour vinaigrette over vegetables and toss.   Servings: 5      Replaces: 4 oz. vegetables, oil&...

Breakfast Burrito

 
Talk about easy, our Breakfast Burrito recipe goes from start to on your plate in 5 minutes.  There are so many options and variations possible with this recipe.  Make it in a whole wheat tortilla or even a Garlic and Herb 50 calorie wrap.  Wanting a little south of the border twist?  Add your favorite hot sauce or Tabasco.  When you’re finished cooking wrap your burrito in waxed paper for an on-the-go mess-free portable breakfast. &...

Cheesy Mushrooms

 
Ingredients: 2 oz. Swiss cheese, shredded 8 fresh whole mushrooms 1 pkg. chicken bouillon supplement, dry Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Clean mushrooms and separate stems. Chop stems and mix with shredded cheese. Place mixture in caps and sprinkle with dry chicken bouillon and add a few drops of water. Spray lightly with Butter Flavor Pam and bake 5-10 minutes.Servings: 2Replaces: 4 oz. cooked vegetables, 1 supplement, and 2 oz. protein

Mexican Coleslaw

 
Ingredients:4 oz. angel hair cabbage2 oz. raw tomatoes, diced1 oz. green bell pepper, diced1 oz. green onion, chopped¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1-2 packets splenda1 tsp. chili powder1 TBSP each: dried cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper  Preparation:Mix ingredients together (best if refrigerated overnight). Servings: 1 Replaces: 8 oz vegetable serving 

Chocolate Mocha Madness

 
If you have a sweet tooth like I do then let me introduce you to Chocolate Mocha Madness.  This recipe is so rich and decadent that you’ll forget it is actually packed with protein and helping you reach your weight loss goals.  Perfect as a make ahead meal for the week, I even make it in individual cupcake wraps for easy grab and go servings.  Try this today and you'll be sure to satisfy that ...