Whether you’re planning a picnic for two or a backyard barbecue, summer is the time to enjoy family, friends, and good food. If you're looking to keep the pounds off, a little planning can go a long way. Need inspiration? Check out these recipes:


Flank Steak Pinwheels


These juicy steak rolls are easy to prepare. You’ll need:

  • 1½ lb flank steak
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 Tbsp , chopped basil
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat Parmesan



Trim fat from flank steak and lay flat. Spread on garlic, and top with parsley, basil and Parmesan. Roll flank steak, and tightly cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours. Remove plastic wrap and cut flank steak into 4-oz pinwheels. Place a skewer in each pinwheel and cook as desired (grilling recommended).


Spinach Dip

This made from scratch dip is perfect for a veggie tray. You’ll need:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 8 oz plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp Lawrys® seasoned salt
  • ¼ tsp dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 cup Kraft® light mayo
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt

In a bowl, mix all ingredients until well-combined. Refrigerate 2-3 hours before serving.


Banana Pops

This easy dessert will delight all your guests. Just slice several bananas in half lengthwise. Insert wooden sticks and let freeze (1-2 hours). Melt Chocolate Sensations and dip the frozen bananas. Return to freezer until ready to serve.






This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.

Active Medi-Weightloss® patients should consult the experts at their location on whether the foods and recipes mentioned are appropriate for their stage of the program.