Rosie Royce, the Medical Weight Loss Clinic Lansing manager joined Mary this week to explain the most important service options offered by MWLC. She also shares insight on why patients choose MWLC Lansing and what she enjoys the most about working at the clinic.
It’s still National Strawberry Month! Try this refreshing Tangy Lemon Stuffed Strawberry recipe!
Tangy Lemon Stuffed Strawberries
Suitable for Fast Track patients
1 serving Strawberries
1 MWLC Tangy Lemon Pudding Nutritional Supplement
Prepare Tangy Lemon Pudding per packet instructions, as the filling. Carefully cut the tips and the stems from the strawberries. Use a small spoon and hollow out the inside of the berries. Spoon or pipe the pudding into the berries and serve chilled. Place the prepared berries in the fridge for a few minutes to allow the filling to set if needed.
What are some of your favorite tips when it comes to making healthy grocery shopping choices?
Try our Mixed Greens and Fruit Summer Salad – it’s perfect for National Salad Month and National Strawberry Month!
Mixed Greens and Fruit Summer Salad
2 cups Mixed Leafy Greens – Kale, Spinach, Romaine
1 small Apple, thinly sliced
2/3 cup fresh Blueberries and sliced Strawberries, mixed
1/2 small Tomato, sliced
1/4 medium Red Onion
Served with MWLC Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
1 serving Grilled Chicken, if desired
Mix all ingredients. Chill in fridge (if desired). Enjoy!
Cauliflower and Corn Salad the perfect recipe for National Salad Month!
1 cup chopped Cauliflower Florets
¼ cup Fresh Corn Kernels
½ medium Onion, minced
¼ cup Fresh Basil, cut in ribbons (or Parsley, roughly torn)
½ Lemon, zest and juice
½ Tbs. Extra Light Olive Oil
Salt-free Garlic Powder, to taste
Red Chili Pepper Flakes, to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
Add the cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse until they resemble a crumbly, rice-like texture. You can keep the cauliflower raw. But give it a taste and if you dislike the bite, steam it quickly. Transfer the cauliflower to a serving bowl and add the corn. Mix until combined.
Pour the lemon juice into a small mixing bowl, while whisking slowly add the olive oil. Add the fresh herbs, spices, and minced onion. Whisk until well combined. If not serving right away, refrigerate until ready to serve.
Note: For Freedom Meal Plan 5, 6 and 7 Only.
What’s the key to eating out and staying healthy?
It’s National Apple Pie Day! Have a slice without the guilt!
Suitable for Fast Track patientsSuitable for Fast Track Patients
1 Cinnamon Vanilla Cereal Nutritional Supplement
1-2 Egg Whites
1 small Apple
1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Nutritional Supplement, prepared as pudding
Cinnamon, to taste
Crush Cinnamon Vanilla Cereal and mix with egg white. Place mixture in a small muffin tin or baking cup. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Microwave or bake apple for a couple of minutes and mix with prepared vanilla pudding and cinnamon. Spread mixture on pie crust and serve.
Life’s a peach! Try our Peach Salsa
Freedom and Fast Track 2.0 Approved
Suitable for Fast Track patients
2 small Peaches, chopped
1/4 medium Red Onion, chopped
1/4 medium Hot Pepper, chopped
1/2 Garlic Clove, minced
1 tsp. Ginger, minced
Fresh Cilantro, choppped, to taste
1/2 Lime, juiced
Ground Black Pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Season with pepper and serve.
National Shrimp Day never tasted so good!
Soba Noodles with Grilled Shrimp and Cilantro
1/2 cup Soba Noodles (cooked)
1/2 Tbs. Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil
Unflavored Pam Cooking Spray
5 Green Onions, White Onion Part only thinly sliced and separated into rings – save the top part of greeen onions for later
1 clove of Garlic, coarsely chopped
1 tsp. finely grated Lime zest, plus 1/2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
1 serving Large Shrimp, shelled and deveined
Top Part of Green Onion (Scallions), finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped Cilantro
1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
Lime Wedges, for serving
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook, stirring, until tender, 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. In a medium bowl, toss cooked soba noodles with extra light virgin olive oil. In a skillet, spray with Unflavored Pam Cooking Spray. Add the white part of onions and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until golden brown and crisp, 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the shallots to paper towels. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook over low heat until golden and crisp, 2 minutes. Transfer the garlic to the paper towels. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. In a bowl, combine the lime zest and juice the shrimp and season with pepper. Spray pan with unflavored cooking spray and grill the shrimp over high heat, turning once, until glazed and just white throughout, 3 minutes. Arrange the noodles on a large platter. Sprinkle with the scallions, cilantro, crushed red pepper and the fried onions and garlic. Arrange the shrimp on top and serve with lime wedges alongside.