Grilled Salmon Skewers

15 Jun

Fire up the grill for some Father’s Day Grilled Salmon Skewers!

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Servings:
1 Protein
Suitable for Fast Track patients

Ingredients:
1 serving skinless Wild Salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 Lemon, very thinly sliced into rounds
Fresh Oregano, chopped, to taste
1 tsp. ground Cumin
1/4 tsp. crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Preparation:
Heat grill on medium heat and spray the grates with unflavored cooking spray. Mix oregano, cumin, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl; set spice mixture aside. Beginning and ending with salmon, thread salmon and folded lemon slices onto skewer(s). Spray the fish lightly with unflavored cooking spray and season with the spice mixture. Grill the fish, turning occasionally, until fish is opaque throughout, about 8 to 10 minutes total.

Hawaiian Chicken Kebab

12 Jun

Grilling season is upon us!  Enjoy a taste of the tropics straight from your grill with this Hawaiian Chicken Kebab recipe!

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Servings:
1 Protein
1 Vegetable
1 Fruit
Suitable for Fast Track patients

Ingredients:
1 serving boneless, skinless Chicken Breast, cut into cubes
2/3 cup fresh Pineapple, cut into cubes
1/4 medium Green Bell Pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 medium Red Onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
1/2 Garlic Clove, minced
1 Tsp. Ginger, minced
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Preparation:
In a bowl whisk together rice vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper. Place chicken in a resealable bag, and cover with marinade mixture. Seal bag and refrigerate 1 hour (meanwhile soak wooden skewer stick(s) in water for 1 hour).

Preheat a grill over medium heat to 400 degrees. Season red onion and bell pepper with pepper, then thread red onion, bell pepper, pineapple and chicken onto skewers until all of the chicken has been used. Spray grill grates with unflavored cooking spray, then place skewer(s) on grill. Grill, rotating skewer(s), until chicken is cooked all the way through. Serve warm.

German Chocolate Cake

11 Jun

National German Chocolate Cake Day is here!  Yum!  Try our German Chocolate Cake!

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Servings:
1 Nutrient
1 Supplement
1 Snack

Ingredients:
1 MWLC Chocolate Fudge Cake Nutrient
1 MWLC Chocolate Pudding Shake Supplement
1 MWLC Sweet and Salty Peanut Snack Bar

Preparation:
Prepare 1 MWLC Chocolate Fudge Cake Nutrient per the instructions on the packet. Let cool and cut the cake in half horizontally. In a bowl, prepare 1 MWLC Chocolate Pudding Shake Supplement as a thick pudding. Mix 1 melted MWLC Sweet and Salty Peanut Snack Bar into the pudding mixture to create a filling and frosting for the cake. Add water to this mixture to thin the consistency as necessary. Spread this mixture in the center of the cake halves as filling and on top as frosting. Enjoy!

Grilled Cilantro Lime Corn

11 Jun

It’s National Corn on the Cob Day!  Try our easy Grilled Cilantro Lime Corn recipe!

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Servings:
1 Starch
Suitable for Fast Track patientsSuitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 Ear of Corn
Unflavored Cooking Spray
Smoked Paprika, to taste
1 Lime, cut into wedges
Handful of fresh Cilantro, chopped
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Preparation:
Heat grill over high until hot. If you want a bit of a char on the corn, pull back a few of the husks on each ear of corn. Place the corn directly on the grill, cover, and grill for 15 to 20 minutes or until the husks are charred on all sides, rotating occasionally. Remove and let cool. Remove the husks from each ear of corn.

Spray unflavored cooking spray over each ear of corn. Place the corn on a serving platter, sprinkle with the smoked paprika, add fresh lime juice, sprinkle with cilantro, and season with and black pepper. Cut corn off of the cob into a bowl. 1/4 cup = 1 Starch Serving.

HAP Weight Loss and Discount

8 Jun

As of January 2016, Medical Weight Loss Clinic has helped 827 HAP members lose 24,712 pounds!   That’s an average of 29 pounds lost per member!

HAP employees and members can receive discounted rates for joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic.  Receive an additional 16% off ALL program services at MWLC, in additional to all advertised percentage discounts.  Present proof of employment at time of consultation.   This HAP discount offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, some restrictions may apply.

FSA/HSA reimbursement assistance is available.

Book Your Consultation TODAY at https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

Blue 365 Weight Loss and Discount

6 Jun

Did you know that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members can receive discounted rates for joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic through the Blue Cross and Blue Care Network member discount program, Blue365?

Medical Weight Loss Clinic became a discount partner with BCBSM in September of 2015.  Since then, MWLC has had 4,286 BCBSM/BCN members take advantage of our discount and these members have lost 115,698 pounds! That’s an average of 27 pounds per member.  

This is big news at MWLC!  Why?  Because we are not only helping our patients lose weight, we are improving their health right along with it!

How can you get in on the savings and the same great results?

Simply show your BCBSM or BCN card to receive your Blue365 discount at any of our locations.  Some restrictions do apply.

Book Your MWLC Consultation Here: https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

MWLC Patient Perspectives: Megan L. – Livonia

5 Jun

“Personal problems caused me to emotionally overeat and multiple injuries kept me from being physically active. As a result, I weighed 353 pounds by the time I was 21 years old. I wasn’t happy with myself and knew I needed to change. With this program, I learned how to have a better grasp on my diet and make more conscious eating habits by weighing my food. My meal plan had three different levels depending on my workout schedule. Every meal included protein – chicken, fish or red meat – vegetables and fruit. I also removed triggers from my life, like candy and chips, and didn’t overload myself with changes—I didn’t start exercising until I’d lost 100 pounds. At that point, I eased into an exercise routine, first with breathing exercises, then I graduated to high intensity interval training and weight lifting. I’m a whole new person now. I wake up and have energy for the whole day (something I’ve never experienced before). If you’re trying to lose weight, don’t get discouraged. It didn’t take one day to put all of the weight on and it won’t take one day to take the weight off. Don’t give up on yourself – there is nothing more dangerous than self-doubt, but there is also nothing more powerful than self-respect.”

“Don’t give up on yourself – there is nothing more dangerous than self-doubt, but there is also nothing more powerful than self-respect.”

– Megan L., 22 years old, Livonia

Carrying around extra weight doesn’t just impact self-esteem and confidence, it can also lead to joint pain, trouble performing daily activities and an increased risk for serious health issues like heart disease and diabetes. But losing weight can be incredibly hard—a factor that helps explain why almost 35 percent of Michiganders are overweight and 30 percent are obese.

That’s where the Medical Weight Loss Clinic can help. We are a Michigan-based company run by physicians who take a clinical approach to weight loss. We create customized programs based on each person’s medical profile and weight loss goals, combining one-on-one counseling, food plans, recipes, nutritional supplements and a custom exercise regimen. Our clinics also offer Blue Cross members an exclusive discount through the Blue365 savings program. Members can access the discount by logging into their account.

The Medical Weight Loss Clinic recently helped four Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan members lose weight and get their health back on track. Read their stories here: http://www.mibluesperspectives.com/2018/02/09/4-members-share-how-they-finally-took-control-of-their-weight/

Are you ready to start your transformation?  Book a free consultation today!

CCFA Take Steps

4 Jun

Join us for the CCFA’s Take Steps walk this Saturday, June 9th 2018 at Southfield Civic Center Complex.  Check in at 9am and walk with us at 10:30.  Connect with patients, families, healthcare providers and other organizations while fundraising for cures for Crohn’s & Colitis!

If you are not able to attend the walk but would still like to donate, click on the link below and click on “Medical Weight Loss Clinic”

http://online.ccfa.org/site/TR/TakeSteps/Chapter-Michigan?fr_id=7416&pg=entry

Watermelon Chilled Tea

2 Jun

Just in time for National Iced Tea Month!  Try our Watermelon Chilled Tea


Servings:
1 Fruit
Suitable for Fast Track patientsSuitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 cup Watermelon, cubed
1 packet of White Tea
1 slice Ginger
Boiled Water
3 Tbs fresh Lemon Juice
2 tsp Stevia
Ice Cubes

First, you will need to prepare the White Tea with boiling water and add one slice of ginger to the tea. Chill the White Tea in the refrigerator for about a half hour. Fill a tall glass with a few ice cubes and pour in the White Tea. Next, add the lemon juice and stevia to the tea. Juice the one cup of watermelon and strain seeds if needed. Combine the watermelon juice to the White Tea and mix all ingredients together with a spoon gently.