Unintended Weight Loss

By Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N. Unintended Weight Loss Research shows that the elderly and critically ill are at risk for malnutrition. During times of illness or stress, eating well nourishing the body with proper nutrition is key component to healing. When a person does not eat adequate amounts of food it can lead to an…

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Mushroom Gravy (Vegan)

Portion Size: 2 Tablespoons Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings Ingredients  Notes:  1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup diced onion Washed, trimmed and diced 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 1/2 cup reduced sodium vegetable broth 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, finely chopped May use fresh 1 tablespoon dried thyme May use fresh. 2 cups cremini mushrooms Wash, trimmed and…

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Asian Almond Chicken

Portion Size: 4 oz. (3 oz. chicken plus sauce) Ingredients: Yields: 50 servings Ingredients Notes: 2 tablespoons ground ginger 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 cup canola oil 12-14 lbs. boneless and skinless chicken, breast or thighs, cut into thin strips 2 lb. onions Washed, peel and chopped. 3 lbs. fresh mushrooms, sliced Wash, trim and…

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Apple Spiced Chicken

Portion Size: 3 oz. boneless (5 oz. with bone) Ingredients: Yields: 50 servings Ingredients Notes: 15-18 lbs. whole chickens, quartered 1 1/2 cups Cooking oil 1 quart cup apple jelly ½ cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon ground allspice Directions: Steps: Directions: Critical Control Point / Quality Assurance 1 Place the chicken in broiler pan, skin…

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Artichoke Basil Lasagna

Portion Size: 1 cup Ingredients: Yields: 50 servings Ingredients Notes: 6 lbs. lasagna noodles May use whole grain lasagna noodles. For vegan: use vegan pasta ¼ cup of olive oil 1 ½ quarts packages frozen artichoke Thawed and well drained. May use 2 cups. Drained canned artichokes 3 cups pine nuts (optional) 3 tablespoons cloves…

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Dinner Entrée

Portion Size: 3 oz. Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings Ingredients Notes: 4 pounds ham, bone in or 2 lbs. boneless Trim all visible fat 1 cup brown sugar ¼ cup honey, maple syrup, or cider vinegar 2 teaspoons dry mustard 15 or more cloves 1 can pineapple rings (optional) Directions: Steps: Directions: Critical Control Point /Quality…

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Banana Berry Fruit Smoothie

Portion Size: 11/2 cup (1 milk and fruit serving) Ingredients: Yields: 12 cups Ingredients Notes: 3 cups nonfat milk 2 cups bananas 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries 5 cups vanilla or strawberry lowfat yogurt 2 T. Honey Directions: Steps: Directions: Critical Control Point / Quality Assurance 1 In a blender, combine all the ingredients.…

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Almond Berry Smoothie

Portion Size: 11/2 cup (1 milk and fruit serving) Ingredients: Yields: 12 cups Ingredients Notes: 1 cup almond milk (nonfat or low fat) 2 cups frozen blue berries 2 teaspoons honey 8 cups Greek nonfat plain yogurt 2 cups banana Washed and trimmed. 1/2 cup grape juice ¼ cup almond butter Directions: Steps: Directions: Critical…

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Appetizer

Portion Size: 2 Tablespoons Ingredients: Yields: 2 3/4 c. cups.  Ingredients Notes: 1 cup light mayonnaise 1 cup light sour cream 1 envelope herb garlic salad mix 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 1/4 cup chopped chives Raw vegetables of choice: carrots, celery, radishes, cucumbers, broccoli, etc. Directions: Steps: Directions: Critical Control Point / Quality Assurance…

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Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Portion Size: 4 oz. plus 1 tablespoon sauce Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings Ingredients  Notes:  4 cups, water packed salmon, drained and flaked May use fresh boneless skin less salmon 1 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1/2 cup green onions Wash, trim and finely chop (including green tops) 1/4 cup chopped, drained pimiento 2 eggs  1…

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