Apr
20
2014

by Hallie Falquet Sovesky

Salmon and Asparagus with Pepper Puree

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Salmon is a delicious protein to fulfill the Lean portion of your Lean & Green meal. Rich with omega-3 fatty acids (an essential fat that your body cannot produce on its own), try to get in at least two servings of this hearth-healthy fish a week.

This recipe is a great place to start if you’re new to eating this fish and is the perfect light and refreshing dish for a warm spring night: Continue Reading →

Apr
15
2014

by Alexandra Miller, RDN, LDN

Four tips to get the most out of spring!

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Blooming flowers, bright red strawberries, warm weather—spring is finally here, and these are just a few of the wonderful things I look forward to every year.

For many, spring is a time to celebrate special occasions, be it Easter, Passover, a graduation, wedding, or opening game day. As you find yourself immersed in the activities of spring, there are many ways to cultivate healthy practices. Whether it’s taking advantage of spring’s fresh vegetable selection or making efforts to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll want to be sure to take advantage of the season’s healthy offerings.

Here are a few things to be on the lookout for this spring:

Seasonal Foods. Continue Reading →

Apr
10
2014

by Sumi Tohan, RDN, LDN

Healthy Passover Recipes

If you’ve made a commitment to losing weight, Passover can present a challenge. Since Medifast Meals don’t meet kosher-for-Passover requirements, you will need to consider another way to achieve health during this time.

With the help our Passover Meal Plan, you’ll be able to observe the holiday while maintaining your healthy eating regimen. Instead of focusing on losing weight this week, concentrate on maintaining your weight and resume weight loss once Passover has ended. Though this is not a plan designed for fat-burning, you’ll still practice many of the healthy habits you’re already following on the Medifast Program, such as portion control. Instead of eating the Medifast Meal replacements and Lean & Green Meals, you will be eating a balanced meal plan of healthy foods including many Passover staples(with a healthier twist).

Here are some tips to keep in mind to stay healthy during Passover: Continue Reading →

Apr
09
2014

by Renee Beck

Winner of the March Fly Away Contest!

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In March, we paired with the Jimmy V Foundation to help raise funds for cancer research as part of our March Fly Away Contest.

Then, we randomly picked one person who donated to win 2 tickets to the men’s final basketball games in Arlington, TX including hotel, flights, and a fun pre-party concert by Darius Rucker! Marlene Williams was the winner and boy did she have fun!

Here’s how she felt in her own words as she prepared for the trip. Stay tuned for her follow-up once she returns home and has time to reflect on staying on plan on her trip, going to the game with her basketball all-star son, and giving one ticket to her mother who is in her eighties and a basketball hall of famer: Continue Reading →

Apr
04
2014

by Hallie Falquet Sovesky

Squash Pappardelle

FOH squash pappardelleSquash Pappardelle-A Flavors of Home Meal Makeover!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients
1 Flavors of Home™ Turkey Meatball Marinara
1 cup zucchini squash, unpeeled, sliced in 1
/8-inch ribbons
1 cup summer squash, unpeeled, sliced in 1
/8-inch ribbons
10 sprays non-stick cooking spray
1 medium garlic clove, minced
4 oz low fat or reduce fat mozzarella cheese

Directions
1. Spray a sauté pan with cooking spray; add garlic and
sauté for 30 seconds.
2. Add zucchini & squash and sauté for two to three
minutes.
3. Add Turkey Meatball Marinara. Cover the pan and
let simmer over low heat until tender—about 5 to 10
minutes. Top with cheese and enjoy!

Meal Makeover
350 Calories | Fat 21g | Carbs 12g | Protein 29g

Per serving: 1 Flavors of Home™ Meal | 1 Condiment

 

Apr
02
2014

by Hallie Falquet Sovesky

Chicken Cacciatore Soup

Flavors of Home Chicken Cacciatore Soup Recipe

Chicken Cacciatore Soup-A Flavors of Home Meal Makeover!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time:15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

 

Ingredients

1 Flavors of Home™ Chicken Cacciatore Meal

5 oz boneless, skinless, chicken breast

2 tsp. olive or canola oil

1 bay leaf

2 cups reduced-sodium, fat free chicken broth

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped fine

2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped fine

 

Directions

1. In a medium stock pot, heat oil over medium heat.

2. Sauté chicken breast for five minutes, add Chicken

Cacciatore and bay leaf. Heat thoroughly for about five

minutes.

3. Add chicken broth and chopped herbs. Let simmer for

10 minutes. Serve. Enjoy!

 

Meal Makeover
290 Calories | Fat 13g | Carbs 9g | Protein 32g

Per serving: 1 Flavors of Home™ Meal | 1½ Condiments

 

Apr
01
2014

by Hallie Falquet Sovesky

Chicken & Rice Stuffed Peppers

FOH chicken and rice stuffed peppers

Chicken & Rice Stuffed Peppers – A Flavors of Home Meal Makeover!

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Yield: 2 servings (1 Serving = 1 Lean & Green)

Ingredients
1 Flavors of Home™ Chicken with Rice & Vegetables Meal
1 medium red or yellow bell pepper, washed, cut in half,
and seeded
2 eggs
2 oz low fat or reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350° F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the Chicken with Rice &
Vegetables Meal, and eggs. Mix well.
3. Pour mixture equally into the bell pepper halves. Top
with cheese and place in a baking pan.
4. Cover the pan with parchment paper and foil. Bake until
stuffing has reached an internal temperature of 165° F,
about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

Meal Makeover
340 Calories | Fat 18g | Carbs 15g | Protein 27g