Food for PKU Thought
Dorm Refrigerator Helps Manage PKU at College
Take a look at my dorm fridge! All the comforts of home including some awesome salsa. I also keep some Monster on hand for study emergencies.
Having PKU should not stop anyone from going to college. I am living proof that you can manage your nutrition and have a normal life on campus.
Your dorm fridge mainly keeps your beverages, medical foods and snacks cold. Since campuses offer such a wide variety of foods, there is always great food in the dining facilities that I can enjoy.
PKU Friendly Cookies for Thanksgiving and Christmas
Cookie and cake mixes are ready for order and you can get a 10% discount if you use code ANC1212 when you place your order.
PKU Friendly Pasta Salad
I like pasta and so do most of my friends. I highly recommend Gina's recipe for a PKU friendly pasta salad. Gina is Anthony's mom and her amazing recipes are available at www.pku.com
. This is just one of her great recipes. Go there, you won't be disappointed.
2 1/2 c. AprotenSpiral Pasta (cooked aldente)
1/2 c. broccoli florets (blanched)
1/4 c. shredded carrots
1/4 c. red onion (finely chopped) 8 c. cherry tomatoes
1/4 c. seedless cucumber (sliced)
1/4 c. sweet red roasted peppers
3/4 c. Ken's Red Wine Vinaigrette
Meatballs are often served at parties. Unfortunately, they are not on PKU diets. This meatball recipe however is low in Phe, easy to make and tastes great.
It comes from the PKU recipe genius, Gina, aka Anthony's mom. For more of her recipes, go to www.pku.com
Category > Main Dishes(serve with any pasta dish)
1 c. chopped zucchini
1/4 c. chopped button mushrooms
2 T. minced onion
1 large egg yolk
1 c. low protein bread crumbs
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 c. Success instant brown rice (cooked)
1 T. fresh parsley (minced) In a medium sized sauce pan boil 4 cups water and cook rice. In a medium size mixing bowl add all ingredients. Mix well (using hands). Shape small balls. Place balls in a lightly coated fry pan (using canola oil or grape seed oil) over medium heat, cook until golden brown. In a preheated oven 350 degrees, place meat*less*balls on a cookie sheet or a pizza pan and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Top on your favorite pasta dish and enjoy!!!Notes: Total Phe (phenylalanine) per recipe = 284 mg Phe, 6.4 grams protein and 258 calories.
What's for Dessert?
While it is true that PKU and dairy don't mix, here's a chocolate ice cream recipe from Anthony's mom Gina posted on PKU.com that uses Phe-free ingredients.
1 (8-Oz.) Kraft Cool Whip topping2(8-Oz.) c. Haagen Daz. chocolate sorbet = 120 mg Phe 1/2 (4-0z.) c. confectioners sugar = 0 mg Phe
In large mixing bowl add soft cool whip, soft sorbet, and confectioners sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes or until well blended. Put mixture back into cool whip tub and refreeze for 2 hours. Serve and enjoy!
Notes: Total Phe per recipe = 245 mg Phe (phenylalanine), 5.3 grams protein and 1380 calories
This is just an example of Gina magic. For more great PKU food recipes from Gina, go to PKU.com, a website provided for people with PKU and their families by Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Thanks Biomarin!
And Gina, you rock! (And guess what my Mom is making for dessert tonight?)