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)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup honey
- 4 boneless pork chops
- Combine first three ingredients and marinate pork chops several hours to overnight.
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Place vegetable mixture in a 10-inch quiche dish that has been coated with cooking spray. Pour egg substitute mixture over vegetables.
- Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing into wedges.
Cream of Pumpkin Soup (serves 8)
- 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
- Melt butter in a 2-quart pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, about 10 minutes.
- Add the pumpkin and salt and continue to cook, stirring, another 15 minutes for fresh pumpkin, 5 minutes for canned.
- 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.
- Remove from heat and place in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
- 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!
COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.
Do not use COPAXONE® if you are allergic to glatiramer acetate or mannitol.