Fruit and Vegetable Water Infusions

14 Aug

Infused water is an excellent way to add flavor to water while staying hydrated and getting your recommended water intake each day. Try mixing a variety of different fruit, vegetable, and herb combinations to get a drink with delicious flavor and color, without added calories and sugar.

Suggested Ingredients:
Cantaloupe, diced or balled
Muskmelon, diced or balled
Cherries, pitted and halved
Pineapple, cut into chunks
Watermelon, diced or balled
Strawberries, sliced
Orange, slices
Lemon, wedges
Lime, wedges
Cucumber, sliced
Celery
Fresh Mint Leaves, chopped
Basil, chopped
Water
Ice

Clean all ingredients. Place serving of fruit, vegetable or herb into a pitcher. You can pre-freeze the prepared fruit before placing into the water if desired.

If fruit is consumed, this counts as a serving of fruit on your Meal Plan.

Beef Kabobs

28 Jul

It’s been a long week!  Fire up the grill for a healthy and delicious dinner!  Beef Kabobs are just what you need on this Friday night! 

Servings:
1 Protein
2 Vegetables

Ingredients:
Juice from 1 Orange
1 tbs. Splenda Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
1 serving of Sirloin Steak, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 serving Zucchini or Yellow Squash, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 serving Green Pepper, cut into 1 inch squares

Preparation:
Combine first 3 ingredients. Marinate beef 1 hour. Alternate beef and vegetables on skewer. Broil 4 inches from heat for about 8 minutes or until your liking. Also great on the grill!

Vanilla Coffee Shake

26 Jul

Celebrate ‘National Coffee Milkshake Day’ with our Yummy Vanilla Coffee Shake!

Servings:
1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement
1 serving Stevia
1/4 tsp. Coconut Extract
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. Instant Coffee
7 oz. cold water

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients in blender for 30 seconds and serve.

Chef Bobby’s Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad

24 Jul

Check out Chef Bobby’s Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad recipe! 

Servings:
1 3/4 Vegetables
1 Starch
*Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:

Dressing:
Juice from 1 Fresh Lime
2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 tsp. Chili Powder
1/8 tsp. Cumin
1/8 tsp. Fresh Garlic, minced
1 tsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/8 tsp. Thyme

Salad:
1/4 cup Fresh Baby Arugula
1/4 cup Zucchini, oven roasted
1/4 cup Quinoa, cooked
2 Tbsp. Cilantro, divided, chopped
5 Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, halved and oven dried, 30 minutes

Preparation:

Dressing:
All the ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Salad:
In the dressing bowl, lightly mix together the cooked quinoa and dressing. Add in cilantro, tomatoes and the oven roasted veggies. Toss all ingredients together. Place on chilled salad bowl and enjoy.

Healthy Popsicle Recipes

21 Jul

Looking for a delicious treat to help combat the hot Summer weather?  Try out these healthy popsicle recipes!

Frozen Yogurt Pops
Freedom Meal Plans ONLY

Servings:
1 Dairy
1 Fruit

Ingredients:
6 oz. Plain, Low-Fat Yogurt
2/3 cup Mixed Berries (Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries), frozen

Preparation:
Puree all ingredients in a blender. Divide evenly between paper cups. Cover with aluminum foil and pierce foil in the center with popsicle sticks to hold sticks in place. Freeze 4-5 hours or until solid.  Enjoy!

Tasty Grape Pops
Freedom and Fast Track Meal Plan Approved

Servings:
1 Fruit

Ingredients:
14 medium, seedless Grapes (Red Grapes recommended)
1/4 cup Water

Preparation:
Wash grapes and blend in blender until smooth.  Pour into popsicle molds, freeze until hard, and enjoy!

Spicy Watermelon Pops

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Vegetable

Ingredients:
1 cup Watermelon
1/2 small Tomato, peeled
1/4 medium Jalapeno Pepper, peeled and seeded, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Water

Preparation:
Puree watermelon and tomatoes together.  Add jalapeno to the puree and refrigerate for 1 hour.  Pour puree into popsicle molds and freeze.

Lime Green Popsicles

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Vegetable

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh Spinach, chopped
1 small Green Apple
1/4 cup Water
Juice from 1 Lime

Preparation:
Puree ingredients together in a blender.  Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

WJBK Fox2 Detroit: Spicy Quinoa Patty Meatless Monday with Chef Bobby

18 Jul

You can still lose weight by eating healthy and delicious food!  Medical Weight Loss Clinic’s Culinary Advisor Chef Bobby joined FOX 2 for Meatless Monday with a recipe that is not only Freedom and Fast Track Meal Plan approved, but full of nutrients and easy to prepare.

Meet Chef Bobby this Saturday, July 22nd at the Royal Oak Farmers Market where you can sample his creations during his live cooking demonstration on the West Patio between 7:30am to 1:00pm.

 

 

Gingery Salmon with Peaches

12 Jul

Salmon is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Our Gingery Salmon with Peaches is a delicious mix of flavors with many nutritious benefits!

Servings:
1 Protein
0.5 Vegetable
1 Fruit
Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 tsp. Fresh Grated Ginger
Pam Spray
Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
1/2 serving Onion, cut into wedges
1/2 tsp. Fresh Thyme Leaves
1 1/2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 serving Fresh Salmon Steak
1 serving Peaches, cut into wedges

Preparation:
Heat grill to medium-high. In small bowl, combine vinegar, ginger, thyme and pepper. Season the salmon with mixture and spray with Pam. Grill the salmon and onions until the salmon is opaque throughout and the onions are tender. After flipping the salmon, place the peaches on the grill and cook until tender. Drizzle salmon with vinegar mixture and serve with onions and peaches.

Fruit Topped Pancake

10 Jul

Looking for a yummy snack today?  Try this ‘Fruit Topped Pancake’ recipe!

Servings:
1 MWLC Nutritional Supplement
1 Dairy
1 Fruit

Ingredients:
1 MWLC Pancake Nutritional Supplement
1/2 cup Strawberries, sliced
1 Outshine Frozen Yogurt Bar (Flavor of your choice, strawberry or blueberry recommended.)

Preparation:
Prepare pancake per package instructions, using Pam cooking spray, and slightly under-cooking the pancake. Cut up the yogurt bar and let it melt slightly onto the pancake. Add fresh strawberries and enjoy!

Chocolate Rootbeer Float

10 Jul

There’s no need to miss out on the classics just because you’re on a diet.  Enjoy a Chocolate Root Beer Float this week! 

Servings:
1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 Chocolate Pudding Shake Supplement
8 oz. Diet, Caffeine-Free Root Beer
3-4 Ice Cubes

Preparation:
Blend ingredients and enjoy!