Tasty Recipes to Tempt Your Taste Buds

  • by Teva's Lift MS Team
  •   August 08, 2016

We’ve been cooking up some great, easy to make recipes. Keep reading for a few of our favorite dishes!

What makes a recipe healthy? While there is no specific “MS diet,” the National Multiple Sclerosis Society recommends that people with relapsing MS (RMS) follow the low-fat, high-fiber diet recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. A healthy diet includes limited sugar and processed foods, healthy fats, and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Fortunately, there are countless ways to manage those requirements and we’ve got some tantalizing examples below.

Honey-Soy Sauce Pork Chops (serves 4)

You’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 boneless pork chops

To make:

  1. Combine first three ingredients and marinate pork chops several hours to overnight.
  2. Place pork on a grill or broiler rack coated with cooking spray; grill or broil 3-4 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer registers 145°.

Veggie Lovers Quiche (serves 6)

You’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 8 oz. egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups peeled, diced potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 10 oz. package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and well drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • Vegetable cooking spray

To make:

  1. Place cottage cheese in an electric blender or food processor, top with cover and process until smooth. Add egg substitute, milk, basil and pepper; process until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Pour oil in a large nonstick skillet; heat on medium heat until hot. Add potatoes and green onions; sauté 10 minutes. Add broccoli and red pepper; sauté an additional 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Place vegetable mixture in a 10-inch quiche dish that has been coated with cooking spray. Pour egg substitute mixture over vegetables.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing into wedges.

Cream of Pumpkin Soup (serves 8)

You'll need:

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely diced
  • 4 cups pureed pumpkin (canned or fresh)
  • 3 quarts chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
  • 3 cups milk and/or whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup walnut oil

To make:

  1. Melt butter in a 2-quart pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, about 10 minutes. 
  2. Add the pumpkin and salt and continue to cook, stirring, another 15 minutes for fresh pumpkin, 5 minutes for canned. 
  3. Add the stock, salt, coriander, curry and pepper. Cover, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes. 
  4. Remove from heat and place in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  5. Pour pureed pumpkin mixture back into the pot, and add milk and walnut oil. Stir to combine. Cover, bring to the boil and cook 2 minutes. Serve piping hot.

What are your favorite ways to power up your healthy diet? We’d love to hear your tips in the comments below. And be sure to check out our National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month post for more yummy recipes!

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9 Comment(s)
  • Julia | August 15, 2016
    Cream of Tomato Soup
    2 cans stewed tomatoes
    1 can Contadinia Thick and Spicy tomato sauce
    Sweet Basil
    Either Heavy Cream, Half & Half or Milk
    Croutons
    In medium saucepan add all tomato products & 1 Tbl of Basil cook on medium when hot add dash of Cream Mix thoroughly heat it up again serve with croutons as garnish.
    Simple, fast, cheap & delicious!
    • Teva's Lift MS Team | September 13, 2016
      This sounds delicious, Julia. Thanks for sharing it with Teva's Lift MS community!
  • Erica allman | August 18, 2016
    All look good can't wait to try them
  • Sonya Wilson S | September 01, 2016
    So helpful I'm in a nursing home now.Maybe I can give them some of the recipes.So glad I found all of this about, MS
    • Teva's Lift MS Team | September 02, 2016
      We strive to make Lift MS an informative and inspiring community, Sonya. Thanks for your part in making it so.
  • Jeanine | September 14, 2016
    Looks awfully good
  • Betty Anthony | September 14, 2016
    Looks very good and easy to fix. I
    Will
    Have to try them. Thank you for sharing.
  • Maria slutsky | September 14, 2016
    Love it
  • Muhammad  | September 15, 2016
    I like the above recepie.
    Good for health & I will make it
    as soon as possible.
    Thank u
  • Judy | October 05, 2016
    For the pumpkin soup: I'm wondering can No Salt be used instead of Salt (For someone on low sodium restrictions) ?
    • Teva's Lift MS Team | October 21, 2016
      Absolutely, Judy! Our recipe can be adjusted to fit your dietary needs, so feel free to not add salt. We hope that you come back and let us know how it went!
  • Nancy | October 06, 2016
    I think these sound great I am in for sure! Thank you all for all your support...
    • Teva's Lift MS Team | October 07, 2016
      We’re so glad to hear our community has been helpful to you, Nancy. You’re part of what makes this blog great!