Chef Bobby’s MWLC Fire Shot

5 Sep

Curious about the benefits of Chef Bobby’s MWLC Fire Shot?

Ginger – This antimicrobial antioxidant will help eliminate congestion, fight the chills, and treat fevers.  It’s fragrance and spice is very powerful, so start small and work your way up.  In addition, ginger does not only help in warming you on a cold day, but can help promote healthy sweating, which is very much helpful during colds and flu.

Lemon – Excellent at treating sore throats, coughs, and relieving sinus pressure, lemons are also extremely high in vitamin C and citrus acid.  This helps in the fight against infection.  And it doesn’t just end there, lemons have been known to contain medicinal values and antibacterial properties.  It also has traces of iron and vitamin A.

Turmeric – This natural antiseptic is extremely high in antioxidants and has very powerful inflammation fighting properties.  It’s been used widely to reduce sinus inflammation and relieve sinus based headaches.

Studies have shown that acetic acid in apple cider vinegar may lead to weight loss in several ways:

  1. Lowers blood sugar levels: In one rat study, acetic acid improved the ability of the liver and muscles to take up sugar from the blood.
  2. Decreases insulin levels: In the same rat study, acetic acid also reduced the ratio of insulin to glucagon, which might favor fat burning.
  3. Improves metabolism: Another study in rats exposed to acetic acid showed an increase in the enzyme AMPK, which increases fat burning and decreases fat and sugar production in the liver.
  4. Reduces fat storage: Treating obese diabetic rats with acetic acid or acetate protected them from obesity and increased the expression of genes that reduced belly fat storage and liver fat.
  5. Burns fat: A study in mice fed a high-fat diet found a significant increase in the genes responsible for fat burning, which led to less body fat buildup.
  6. Suppresses appetite: Another study suggests acetate may suppress centers in the brain that control appetite, which can lead to reduced food intake.

Bottom Line: Animal studies have found that acetic acid may promote fat loss in several ways. It can reduce fat storage, increase fat burning, improve blood sugar and insulin response, as well as reduce appetite.

Chef Bobby’s MWLC Fire Shot

All Freedom and Fast Track Meal Plans

Ingredients:
4-5 knuckles Ginger
3 Lemons  
3 knuckles Turmeric  
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper 
1/2 cup Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Mint Leaf

Preparation:
Gather all recipe ingredients and make sure everything is properly cleaned and washed.  Add the ginger, lemon, and turmeric into a juicer, making sure the juice is properly extracted.  Pour juice from juicer into a 2 liter glass pitcher and add the apple cider vinegar.  Add 1.5 liters of water and enjoy over ice or simply drink it chilled.  Always store in the refrigerator.  Garnish with a fresh mint leave and enjoy!

Chef Bobby’s MWLC Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad

30 Aug

Chef Bobby’s MWLC Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad

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.

Chef Bobby’s MWLC Italian Parchment Baked Chicken

28 Aug

If you weren’t able to make it out to one of the Farmer’s Market events this summer, have no fear – the recipes will be posted here!

Chef Bobby’s Medical Weight Loss Clinic Italian Parchment Baked Chicken

All Freedom and Fast Track Meal Plans

Servings:
1 Protein
1.5 Vegetables

Ingredients:
2×18 inches Parchment Paper
1 portion of Chicken Breast  
1 cup Asparagus  
1/2 Roma Tomato, sliced about 3 medium slices 
1 Tbs. Parsley, chopped
1 Tbs. Basil, finely chopped
A pinch of Black Pepper 
Unflavored Cooking Spray

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.  Fold the parchment paper in half, then open up.  Cut the ends of the asparagus and lay them on one half of the parchment paper.  Spray unflavored cooking spray on parchment.  Lay the chicken on the asparagus, sprinkle on parsley, basil and pepper.  Top with tomato slices and one quick spray of unflavored cooking spray.  Fold the parchment paper over the chicken, and cinch the paper together by folding it over itself along the edges.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165˚F/75˚C.  Enjoy!

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.

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.

 

 

MWLC’s New Culinary Advisor: Introducing Chef Bobby

30 Jun

We have some fun news to share with you all this Friday!  We are happy to announce that Chef Bobby Nahra of Lakeland Banquets & Event Center, is now also Medical Weight Loss Clinic’s Culinary Advisor!  If you are familiar with WJBK Fox2 in Detroit, you may recognize him as a regular face on Fox2’s Cooking School segment.  Bobby is an accomplished chef with a long resume, cooking for high profile venues, companies and celebrities alike.

As MWLC Culinary Advisor, Chef Bobby will handle media opportunities where food or cooking is involved.  Not only will he also develop new recipes (with and without Nutritional Supplements) for our patients to enjoy, Chef Bobby will also help us show the public that healthy food can be tasty too!

If you are in the Detroit area, please visit the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on Saturday, July 22nd on the West Patio.