Obesity Boom Fueling Rise in Malnutrition

23 Jun
Obesity Boom Fueling Rise in Malnutrition By Tulip Mazumdar Global Health Reporter Malnutrition is sweeping the world, fueled by obesity as well as starvation, new research has suggested. The 2016 Global Nutrition Report said 44% of countries were now experiencing ... Read more »

Benefits of Using a Salad Spinner

22 Jun

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Benefits of Using a Salad Spinner

A Salad Spinner is a kitchen utensil that is made up of a plastic bowl, plastic colander, and a lid with a spinning mechanism.  Using a Salad Spinner can help you create cleaner, tastier salad dishes in an easy way, by removing the excess water from your greens after washing.  Salad Spinners are a tool that once you have it, you may never let it go!

Using a Salad Spinner after washing can provide a more crisp salad by removing the excess water from your salad greens.  Salad Spinners do a great job at keeping lettuce undamaged while cleaning the leaves and the removal of water from the leaves allows for dressing to stick better.  Greens should always be dry before refrigerated storage, as they will wilt more quickly when wet, so a Salad Spinner will help if you are meal prepping for your week.

Three Alternative Uses for a Salad Spinner:

1. Washing and Drying Herbs.

Some herbs should be washed and dried similarly to lettuce, so try adding some fresh herbs to your salad spinner, wash, and spin!

2. Washing Berries.

The plastic bowl in a Salad Spinner makes washing berries easy! Fill your spinner with water, let the berries soak, then lift the colander piece out to remove the berries from the water without damaging the fruit!

3. Cleaning Vegetables (like Broccoli!)

Vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower can collect dirt.  To help clean these vegetables, cut them up into pieces, soak and spin dry.

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June 2016: Park It Family Fun Nights

22 Jun
Medical Weight Loss Clinic has partnered with “Park It” to host a family friendly evening at select parks in the Metro Detroit area! Please join us for an evening filled with live music, activities, giveaways, and a family-rated movie under ... Read more »

Strawberry Shortcake

15 Jun

We’ve got one more sweet treat for you to add to your recipe book! Whip up our berry-licious MWLC Strawberry Shortcake!

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Servings:
• 1 Fruit
• 1 Starch
* Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
• 1 serving Strawberries
• 1 serving Diet Bread
• ½ serving Stevia
• 12 tsp. Water

Preparation:
Slice strawberries into small pieces and catch drippings. Add water and sweetener and pour over strawberries. Pour over bread.

Sweet & Salty Cherry Jello

14 Jun

The perfect balance of sweet and salty, plus it’s so easy to make! Try our tasty Sweet and Salty Cherry Jello recipe!

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Servings:
• 1 Fiber
• 1 Snack
• 1 Supplement

Ingredients:
• 1 Cherry Fulfill Jello Fiber
• 1 Sweet and Salty Peanut Snack Bar, crushed
• 1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement, prepared as pudding

Preparation:
Crush Sweet and Salty bar. Prepare Cherry Jello per instructions. Add crushed snack bar to bottom of dish and top with Jello, then chill. Add Vanilla Pudding mixture to top of chilled Jello.

Chocolate Banana Shake

9 Jun

A little something sweet for you to enjoy this afternoon — it’s our tasty Chocolate Banana Shake!

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Servings:
• 1 Supplement
* Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
• 1 Chocolate Pudding Shake Supplement
• 6 oz. Cold Water
• 1/4 tsp Banana Extract
• 2 Ice cubes

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients together in blender for 30 seconds. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Balls

3 Jun

Happy Friday! You’ve been working hard all week and it’s time to treat yourself to something special. Enjoy our delicious Peanut Butter Cheesecake Balls!

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Servings:
• 2 Nutrients
• 1 Snack

Ingredients:
• 1 Cheesecake Nutrient
• 1 Oatmeal Nutrient
• 1 Peanut Butter Crunch Snack Bar

Preparation:
Mix together cheesecake and oatmeal in 1 bowl with the right amount of water to make a thick texture. Roll mixture into balls and place on cookie sheet. Put in the refrigerator to set. In another bowl, break up snack bar into small pieces. Add a little water and microwave to melt smooth. Take balls and dip in melted bar until coated. Refrigerate again until set.

Peach Parfait

3 Jun

We hope your day is turning out to be just peachy! Enjoy another delicious, healthy option from MWLC – our Peach Parfait!

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Servings:
• 1 Fruit
• 1 Starch
• 1 Supplement

Ingredients:
• 1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement
• 3-4 oz. Cold Water
• 1 serving Peach
• 1 serving Cereal (100 cal/serving)

Preparation:
Mix 3-4 oz. cold water and supplement. Cut up 1 small peach. Alternate layers of peaches, vanilla pudding shake and cereal in a chilled parfait glass. Refrigerate and serve.