Mexican Quinoa Salad

4 May

Packed with flavor, this Mexican Quinoa Salad recipe is perfect for lunch!

Mexican Quinoa

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Servings:
1 Vegetable
2 Starch
Suitable for Fast Track patientsSuitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 tsp. fresh Garlic, minced
1/4 medium Jalapeno, finely chopped
1/4 cup Corn, cooked
1/4 cup Quinoa, cooked
1/2 small Tomato, chopped
1 tsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Cumin
Ground Black Pepper, to taste
Juice from 1 fresh Lime
Fresh Cilantro, chopped, garnish

Preparation:
Sauté the garlic and jalapeño using unflavored cooking spray in a pan for a few minutes. Mix with cooked quinoa, cooked corn, chili powder, and cumin. Stir. Top with chopped tomato and garnish with cilantro and lime juice.

Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa

3 May

May is National Salsa Month?  Who doesn’t like a little sweet and spicy?  It’s perfect Cinco de Mayo recipe!

Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa

Servings:
1 Vegetable
1.5 Fruits

Ingredients:
1 1/2 servings Fresh Pineapple
1/2 serving Jalapeno Pepper
1/2 serving Red Onion
1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. Garlic, minced
1/2 serving Stevia
1/2 tsp. Fresh Lime Juice
Pepper to taste

Preparation:
Dice/cube pineapple, seed and chop pepppers, chop onion. Combine pineapple, peppers, onion, cilantro, and garlic in a bowl. Add Stevia, lime juice and pepper to taste. Serve chilled.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

2 May

Cinco de Mayo is around the corner – celebrate with these fresh and healthy Salsa, Fiesta Fruit Salad and Jalapeno Popper recipes!

 

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Salsa

Servings:
2 Vegetables
Suitable for Fast Track patientsSuitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 1/2 serving Tomato
1/4 serving Pepper
1/4 serving Red Onion
1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. Garlic, minced
1/2 serving Stevia
1/2 tsp. Fresh Lime Juice
Pepper to taste

Preparation:
Quarter, seed, and dice tomatoes, seed and chop pepppers, chop onions. Combine tomatoes, peppers, onion, cilantro, and garlic in a bowl. Add Stevia, lime juice and pepper to taste.

Fiesta Fruit Salad

Servings:
2 Fruits
Suitable for Fast Track patientsSuitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Cantaloupe, cubed
2/3 cup Pineapple, cubed
1/2 cup Watermelon, cubed
1 Tbs fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tbs fresh Lime Juice
Chili Lime Seasoning

Preparation:
On a plate place the cantaloupe, pineapple, and watermelon cubes together. Drizzle the lemon and lime juice over the top of the fruit. Lastly, over top of everything, sprinkle chili lime seasoning to taste.

Jalapeno Poppers

1 serving = 2 jalapeno boats

Servings:
0.5 Protein
1 Vegetable
0.5 Starch
Suitable for Fast Track patientsSuitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
At least 2 medium Jalapeno Peppers
1 serving Cottage Cheese
Stevia, to taste
1 piece Melba Toast

Preparation:
Mix serving of cottage cheese with Stevia, to create a “cream cheese” like taste. Create jalapeno “boats” by cutting jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and removing seeds. Scoop cottage cheese mixture into jalapeno boats. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes. Crumble Melba Toast on top of boats, if desired, during the last 10 minutes of baking.

MWLC Patient Perspectives: Kelly H. – Warren

1 May

“My excess weight was causing a ton of joint pain. Getting in and out of my car, tying my shoes, clipping my toenails and putting lotion on my body—it all took so much extra effort! Plus, being only 10 pounds lighter than my husband was heartbreaking to me. In this program, I used a journal to keep myself accountable and weighed all of my food. I also followed an exercise routine five days a week that was made up of 30 minutes of cardio and another 30 minutes of circuit training. I learned how to focus on the day-to-day tactics to keep the weight off instead of just thinking about the big picture. My life has changed in so many ways. I never realized how much my weight bothered me until I lost it, and now I can’t believe I lived with it for so long. I feel like I’m in my 20’s again! I went from a size 16 to a 2 and I’ve completed two 5Ks (and can’t wait to do another!).”

Kelly H., 46 years old, Warren

Carrying around extra weight doesn’t just impact self-esteem and confidence, it can also lead to joint pain, trouble performing daily activities and an increased risk for serious health issues like heart disease and diabetes. But losing weight can be incredibly hard—a factor that helps explain why almost 35 percent of Michiganders are overweight and 30 percent are obese.

That’s where the Medical Weight Loss Clinic can help. We are a Michigan-based company run by physicians who take a clinical approach to weight loss. We create customized programs based on each person’s medical profile and weight loss goals, combining one-on-one counseling, food plans, recipes, nutritional supplements and a custom exercise regimen. Our clinics also offer Blue Cross members an exclusive discount through the Blue365 savings program. Members can access the discount by logging into their account.

The Medical Weight Loss Clinic recently helped four Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan members lose weight and get their health back on track. Read their stories here: http://www.mibluesperspectives.com/2018/02/09/4-members-share-how-they-finally-took-control-of-their-weight/

Are you ready to start your transformation?  Book a free consultation today!

Chocolate Parfait

1 May

May 1st is National Chocolate Parfait Day!  Enjoy this healthier version!

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Chocolate Parfait

Servings:
1 Supplement
1 Snack

Ingredients:
1 serving Cereal (100 cal/serving)

1 MWLC Chocolate Pudding Shake Nutritional Supplement, prepared as pudding
1 MWLC Brownie Bar, chopped

Preparation:
Layer in parfait glass: Cereal, chocolate pudding, brownie bar pieces. Enjoy!