Diabetes Prevention

2 Aug

Diabetes is on the rise.  Fortunately, losing weight and leading a healthy lifestyle can prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

WSYM: Meridian Twp Farmers Market Saturday 8/5/17

31 Jul

Tracy joined Bob & Mary from Fox 47’s The Morning Blend to discuss a free cooking demo this weekend with MWLC’s Culinary Advisor, Chef Bobby.  Establishing healthy eating habits can ensure long term weight management with maximum health benefits and it’s easier to accomplish than you think!

Join us on Saturday, August 5th at the Meridian Township Farmers Market between 10am to 1pm for a live cooking demo with samples located in the Village across from the bridge. Chef Bobby will not only teach you how to select fresh foods, his lively cooking demonstration will show you how to make healthy, simple and delicious recipes on our plans that everyone can enjoy!

Join the MWLC Walking Team!

31 Jul

Join the MWLC Walking Team Today!

We would like to invite you, your family and friends to join the MWLC Walking Team in support of the American Diabetes Association.

This August, we will be part of the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out to Stop Diabetes Walk in Detroit and in September, the Tour de Cure Walk in Grand Rapids.

Help stop diabetes! Register today and come get your walk on!

To register, visit: www.mwlc.com/Community_Events and click on the walk(s) you would like to register for.  Please register under the MWLC Team page.

Every walk a MWLC patient participates in will earn them a FREE week of our Freedom weight loss services and a MWLC Team Shirt.  And by making an online donation patients can receive an additional FREE week of our Freedom weight loss services!  Walk registration and/or donations must be made through Medical Weight Loss Clinic’s Team Page. 

Thank you in advance for joining our team and your support!

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!

Herb Ice Cubes

27 Jul

Looking for a way to add flavor to your beverages or an easy way to add flavor to your next meal?  Try adding fresh herb ice cubes!

Freezing is a simple and excellent way to preserve fresh herbs.  Freezing herbs makes it easy to always have fresh herbs on hand to use in cooking meals and for beverages.  If a recipe calls for broth, instead use plain water mixed with fresh herbs and spices to avoid extra sodium.  You can also toss pre-made herb ice cubes into sauces and soups if broth is called for or if you want to add extra flavor.

To Make Herb Ice Cubes:

Wash herb(s) of choice gently and dry.  Mince herb(s) by hand or in a food processor.  Place minced herb(s) into ice cube tray (about 2 Tbsp. per cube), filling each cube about 3/4 full.  Fill tray with boiling water (this will blanch the herbs, helping them retain their fresh flavor and color), then freeze.  Once frozen, place cubes in freezer bags and store.  When ready to use, just simply drop in an ice cube while cooking!

Suggested Herbs to Use:

Dill
Parsley
Chives
Basil
Cilantro
Fennel
Mint
Thyme

(Parsley Pictured Above)

HAP Weight Loss and Discount

26 Jul

As of January 2016, Medical Weight Loss Clinic has helped 507 HAP members lose 13,720 pounds!   That’s an average of 27 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 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

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.