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Plan Ahead for a Memorable Holiday

The holiday season is full of fun, friends and family time. It can also be challenging to those following a low protein food diet, but with advance planning you can enjoy the festivities without overindulging. iStock_000015639017Medium

  • Don’t forget your formula! Plan to have it between meals or drink before a meal to help prevent exceeding your prescribed diet.

  • Make a Plan. Check out your food options before filling your plate. Make sure not to go over your daily natural protein allowance.

  • Bring a dish. If you are going to have the holiday meal at a friend’s or relative’s home, bring a low protein friendly dish everyone can enjoy. This way you will be certain to have food you like, but also share with others.

Below are some suggestions and tips for creating a holiday menu that will help you to stay within your recommended protein intake.

    Soups & Appetizers

  • Start with a variety of fresh raw vegetable crudités with a low protein dip or salsa.

  • Be sure soups are vegetable based and do not include hidden animal protein or dairy.

    Main Dishes

  • Oven roast a variety of vegetables tossed with olive oil and garlic or other low protein seasonings for a flavorful side dish that everyone can enjoy.

  • Serve steamed vegetables with sauce on the side. This will allow you to choose how much, if any sauce, to add.

  • Make some minor changes to some old favorites. Reduce the protein content of mashed potatoes by blending potato with parsnip, cauliflower, non-dairy creamer and dairy-free margarine for that real mashed potato taste with less total protein. View Recipe

  • Low protein stuffing is easily made by substituting cubed low protein bread as your main ingredient. Use vegetable broth and dairy-free margarine for moisture. Add celery, onions, diced apples and your favorite seasonings for a delicious combination.

Save Room for Dessert

There are many delicious desserts that can take center stage after the meal. Try the following:

  • Home-made holiday cookies. Cookies can be the focus of a family activity. Bake Maddy’s Homestyle Sugar Cookies in advance either as drop cookies or rolled and cut into holiday shapes.

  • Purchase a variety of low protein frosting and sprinkles (choose holiday shapes and colors) and let everyone take part in the decorating fun.

  • For a special dessert, check out our low protein Holiday Cake. This delicious dessert tastes as good as it looks and will be a treat everyone can enjoy. View Recipe Here

Happy Holidays from

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Push-Ups 4 PKU Challenge – Results

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 Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the #NutriciaMetabolics #Pushups4PKU challenge, which ended on National PKU Awareness Day, December 3rd, 2016.

 Nutricia North America is proud to have been a part of a movement to help raise awareness of PKU and raise funds to support NPKUA and CanPKU.

The outpouring of support from the community has been amazing! There are so many wonderful videos from families, school classes, sports teams, colleagues, fitness classes, kindergarten classes, metabolic clinics, healthcare professionals and friends that have truly touched us. We thank everyone who took part and shared their dedication and support for those affected by PKU.

We are proud to announce that we exceeded our initial goal and cap of 600 push-up participants from all over the world.    We’ve had:

  • over 100 videos shared on Instagram

  • over 300 videos posted on Facebook

  • over 100 videos posted directly onto our Facebook page

  • over 10,000 reach of likes, shares and comments

We couldn’t have done without your support.

We are pleased to be able to donate this shared amount of $3,000  in total to NPKUA and CanPKU.

Thank you to all for your push-ups in support of PKU.

Happy holidays!

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If you would like to make a donation to either NPKUA or CanPKU, simply click the logos below:

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JAM SANDWICH – A Book for Teens with PKU

JAM SANDWICHES – THE BOOK


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Patricia Lorente is a mother of a child with PKU and a writer from Spain. She has written and published Jam Sandwiches with the help of Nutricia Laboratories in Spain to help raise awareness of PKU and create a dialogue around this rare metabolic disorder.

Books cost 7 euros and one euro from each book will be donated to The PKU Association of Madrid, ASFEMA. The book, originally written in Spanish, has been translated into English.

For more information and to order a copy please visit:

https://jamsandwiches2015.wordpress.com/