Beef and Cabbage

27 Jul

Try this classic and delicious Beef & Cabbage dish from MWLC!

Beef&Cabbage

Servings:
• 1 Protein
• 1.5 Vegetables

Ingredients:
• 1 serving Ground Sirloin
• 1 cup Cabbage, shredded
• 1 clove Garlic, crushed
• Ginger, Chili Powder, Curry
• 1/3 cup Onion, finely chopped

Preparation:
Cook beef, garlic and onion – sauté until tender. Add seasonings and a little water. Simmer 10 minutes. Stir shredded cabbage into mixture and cook until tender. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and parsley.

5 Flavored Ice Cube Recipes

19 Jul

If you’re looking to add some variety to your water, try these flavorful ice cubes!

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1. Add a few berries – blackberries, blueberries, raspberries – to each cube in an ice cube tray, add water, and freeze.  This is a delicious addition to throw in your water bottle.

2. Fill an ice cube tray with fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice and freeze. Enjoy the tangy flavor as the ice melts!

3. Slice your favorite citrus fruits – oranges, lemons, limes – and add 1 slice to each cube in an ice cube tray. Add water to the tray and freeze.

4. Make “watermelon ice cubes” by slicing watermelon into small cubes or using a melon baller. Add 1 cube/ball to each cube in an ice cube tray and freeze.

5. Chop fresh mint leaves, add a few leaves to each cube in an ice cube tray, add water and freeze.

Watermelon Smoothie

19 Jul

Who doesn’t want some more delicious watermelon in their life? Give our Watermelon Smoothie a try! 🍉

WatermelonSmoothie

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Dairy

Ingredients:
1 serving Plain, Low-Fat Yogurt
1 serving Watermelon, seedless, chopped finely
Ice
Fresh Mint to Garnish

Preparation:
In a blender, mix watermelon, yogurt, ice and puree until smooth.  Garnish with mint leaves.

All About Pineapple

14 Jul

Updated: 1/31/19

If you’re looking for a delicious treat for Summertime, grab a Pineapple!  Rough on the outside, and sweet on the inside, Pineapple is one deliciously powerful fruit.

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3 Health Benefits of Pineapple:

1. Pineapples contain a large amount of Vitamin C, an essential vitamin that helps the body create and maintain connective tissue.

2. Pineapples are mostly water! Made up of over 80% water, munching on this fruit will help keep you properly hydrated during the Summer months. The water and fiber content in this fruit will also help you feel full and promote intestinal regularity.

3. Pineapple contains a significant amount of Bromelain, an enzyme that aids in digestion by breaking down protein. Studies on Bromelain have found that it is associated with several health benefits, including cancer prevention and improved immune function.

Quick Tips for Using Pineapple in Cooking:

1. Make a fresh salsa using your favorite spicy peppers and pineapple.

2. Add pineapple to kebabs made on the grill. Try grilling pineapple and watermelon on a skewer together, or adding pineapple to a skewer with chicken or shrimp.

3. Add fresh pineapple chunks to your favorite salad.

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Try a Pineapple Recipe!

Pineapple Coconut Cooler

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement
6 oz. of Cold Water
1 serving Fresh Pineapple
1/4 tsp. Coconut Extract
Add Ice

Preparation:
Mix supplement and water. Add pineapple and mix well. Add coconut extract. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Garnish with a pineapple chunk.

Pineapple-Jalapeno Salsa

Servings:
1.5 Fruits
1 Vegetable

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.

August 2016: Park It Family Fun Nights

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

July/August 2016: Park It Family Fun Nights

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

Benefits of Watermelon

30 Jun

Watermelon may be a favorite Summer snack, but there’s more benefits to this fruit than just a sweet flavor!

Benefits of Watermelon

1. Watermelons are mostly water! Made up of over 90% water, snacking on this fruit will help you stay hydrated during the Summer heat.  The water and fiber content in this fruit will also help you feel full, without all the extra calories (one cup of watermelon contains only 46 calories!)

2. This naturally sweet fruit is an easy, healthy dessert for Summer picnics. Just slice and serve!  (Fun tip:  Use cookie cutters to cut watermelon into shapes for kids!)

3. Watermelons are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s a great source of Vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as potassium!

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Try a Watermelon Recipe!

Watermelon Popsicles

Servings:
2 Fruits

Ingredients:
1 serving Watermelon, seedless, chopped finely
1 serving Strawberries, chopped
Fresh Lemon Juice

Preparation:
In a blender, mix seedless watermelon, strawberries and fresh lemon juice.  Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.  Enjoy!

Grilled Watermelon and Pineapple Skewers

Servings:
2 Fruits

Ingredients:
1 serving Pineapple, cubed
1 serving Watermelon, cubed

Preparation:
Alternate pineapple and watermelon cubes (3 of each) on skewers.  Grill all sides for about 30 seconds.

Boston Cooler

27 Jun

Enjoy an MWLC Boston Cooler on this beautiful day!

BostonCooler

Servings:
1 Supplement
Suitable for Fast Track Patients

Ingredients:
1 Vanilla Pudding Shake Supplement
2 oz. of Ice Cubes
8 oz. of Diet Vernors

Preparation:
Mix together in blender. Enjoy!

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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