Use Kirkman’s Supplements For Nutritious Picnic Menus

By Kulani Mahikoa
Vice President, Marketing
Kirkman Group, Inc.
 

Want to super charge your picnic table with nutrient rich food and drinks? Try adding Kirkman’s supplements to your favorite summer cuisine.  Here are some suggestions:

 

Protein-Rich Beef Patties

1 lb ground beef

½ cup Kirkman’s Pea Protein

1 egg or egg substitute

½ cup carrots

½ cup onions (optional)

Instructions: 

  1. Mix all ingredients together. 
  2. Form patties and cook on grill or fry in olive oil.

Protein Chips

1 cup plus 1 teaspoon Pea Protein Powder (plus extra for dusting)

3 large eggs or egg substitute

¼ teaspoon olive oil

Hot oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients with fork until well blended.
  2. Knead together for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic and allow to sit for 30 minutes at room temperature. 
  4. Remove dough from plastic and roll out very thin.
  5. Cut into desired shapes and sizes.
  6. Fry in hot oil. These will fry very quickly.
  7. Remove from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  8. Season to taste.

Vitamin Enriched Cupcakes

Cupcake mix

Unsweetened Dark Chocolate – 8 oz.

Your favorite Kirkman multivitamin in powder or capsule form

Sweetener (honey, agave, stevia)

Instructions:

  1. Follow the recipe for cupcakes on the cupcake mix box. 
  2. Melt enough unsweetened dark chocolate to frost your cupcakes.
  3. Add honey, agave or stevia to sweeten the chocolate.
  4. Cool chocolate to room temperature.
  5. Choose your favorite Kirkman multivitamin (either powder or capsule).  Add one dose of the multivitamin to 2-3 tablespoons of chocolate.  Frost one cupcake with this mixture.
     

Probiotic Enriched Smoothies or Juices

You can add your favorite Kirkman probiotic to your favorite summer smoothie or juice.  Just open the probiotic capsule and add to the drink.

 

Tips for Cooking with nutritional supplements:

Cooking with nutritional supplements has become a new culinary trend with health-conscious chefs.  Here are some guidelines to use when cooking with supplements:

  • Probiotics:  Heat will destroy probiotics; freezing is ok.
  • Protein powders:  Not all protein powders can be heated.  Powders made from pea, soy, whey, egg white and rice protein are generally ok.
  • Antioxidants and water soluble vitaminsThese will vary in their tolerance to heat so it’s best to add them after cooking when food is at room temperature.
  • Multivitamin powders:  Most contain water soluble vitamins so add to room temperature food.  Certain components, such as B vitamins, have a distinct taste that blends best into recipes with strong flavor and lots of spices.
  • Minerals:  Minerals won’t degrade when heated but not all minerals are suitable for cooking.  Calcium is probably the best and most versatile mineral to use in hot, baked or cold foods.

About Kulani Mahikoa

Kulani Mahikoa is Vice President and Marketing Director of Kirkman Group, Inc. She has had successful careers both as a journalist and as an entrepreneur.
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