PRITIKIN LIFETIME EATING PLAN: WHAT'S A DAY LIKE?
On a typical morning, your breakfast might be hot or cold whole-grain cereal (maybe oatmeal or wheat flakes) with fresh berries and skim milk. Or if you've got a bit more time and the inclination, you might start with our recipes* for Banana French Toast or Oatmeal Pancakes topped with Hot Cinnamon Applesauce. A Sunday morning with the paper might inspire you to make Cheese Blintzes and add Fruit Syrup. For lunch, how about a quick whole-wheat pita stuffed with sprouts, cucumbers, and tomato with a splash of red wine vinegar, and then an apple - or spinach linguine with eggplant and Marinara Sauce, artichokes vinaigrette on the side, and strawberries for dessert?
Do you like Mexican food? Try a soft chicken taco with assorted vegetables and fresh salsa - either at home or at your favorite Mexican restaurant. Italian-food lovers enjoy our Cannelloni with Marinara Sauce, a favorite with kids and parents alike. If company's coming, look to such easy-to-prepare entrees as Teriyaki Chicken, seafood kabobs, roast turkey, Cranberry-Glazed Chicken Breast with Whole-Grain Stuffing, poached salmon, or elegant Red Snapper Veracruz.
And on the side? Wild rice, steamed asparagus, grilled corn, Scalloped Potatoes, and whole-grain stuffing are just a few possibilities. One favorite quick meal - even easier in the microwave - is a baked potato topped with beans in a snappy chili tomato sauce.
Hungry between meals? Snack on Pritikin brand 7-grain rice cakes, fruit (try something a little exotic, like papaya!), a vegetable salad, a quick broccoli bisque, salsa-marinated mushrooms - maybe even just a slice of whole-grain bread with a little Pritikin brand no-sugar-added fruit spread. Desserts range from a simple dish of melon cubes to our Cheesecake recipe (with a blueberry variation) or Apple-Date Cake with hot brandy sauce. In short, there's no "typical" day on the Pritikin plan - you've got as many choices as your time, imagination, and appetite allow.