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Friday Fun: Sweet Protein Shake Recipe

04/23/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This is a recipe from a Cooking Class at Clarian Bariatrics Clinic in March. Remember that your protein intake is very important if you are post-op from weight loss surgery! Here’s a tasty way to get your nutritional needs: Orange Vanilla Grove Protein Shake 8 ounces milk, skim, 1%, or soymilk 4 ounces light and fat free orange yogurt 1/2 - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (link to taste test) Grated zest of 1 medium orange Handful of ice In a blender, combine all ingredients…

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To Have a Happy “Hump” Day, Eat A Good Breakfast

04/21/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Wednesday is here, which means it's the middle of the hectic work week. Have you ever struggled with healthy breakfast ideas to get your day started? At a recent Support Group at Clarian Bariatrics Clinic, the topic was healthy breakfast foods both before and after weight loss surgery! During the group, patients brainstormed for an hour on what breakfast foods they enjoy. Here are a few of the favorites! · Carbmaster Yogurt (from Kroger) with almonds · Mixed cottage cheese and yogurt…

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Meal Planning: Plan Your Week of Meals!

03/05/2010 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

One key to bariatric success is planning! Meals, fluids, and exercise need to be scheduled each day. If you don’t plan, you will be more likely to make poor choices due to eating on the run. Get started today, not tomorrow. Any plan is better than no plan. Make it cost-effective by planning around the latest sales if you can. Use the blank food plan as your guide. Look each day in your week and decide how much time you have. (ie. Quick breakfast on work days, simple dinners for game nights,…

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Recipe: Quick Morning Holiday Omelet

11/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This recipe is so fast...it only takes one minute in the microwave! During those fast-paced holiday days, don’t forget your most important meal. Jump start your metabolism and tackle your day! 1 egg and 1 egg white, beaten together 2 Tablespoons low-fat shredded cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella or monterey jack Optional additions 1 Tablespoon fresh chives, basil or cilantro 1/4 cup pre-cooked chicken or turkey sausage, chopped 1/4 cup mini ham cubes 2 Tablespoons chopped bell pepper 2 Tablespoons…

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Recipe: Devilish Eggs

11/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This delicious recipe was adapted from Hungry Girl: 200 under 200 by Lisa Lillien. 2 cups roughly chopped orange cauliflower (if you can’t find orange cauliflower, use regular but add a drop of yellow food coloring if you want your Devilish Eggs to look like the real thing) ¼ cup fat free mayonnaise 3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature 1 Tbs relish, patted dry to remove moisture 2 tsp minced shallots 1 ½ tsp yellow mustard Salt and black pepper,…

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Recipe: Wagon Wheel Beef Soup

10/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This recipe is one of my favorites! Wagon Wheel Beef Soup 3-4 handfuls of uncooked Barilla Piccolini wheel pasta 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey 1 cup chopped onion 1 bottle of your favorite low fat pasta sauce 2 16oz cans of red kidney beans, drained 2 14oz cans less-sodium beef broth Garlic pepper seasoning to taste Shredded cheese Cook pasta according to directions, drain, and set aside. Cook lean ground beef with onion until beef is browned then drain. Combine all ingredients in a pot, cook…

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Recipe: Double Cheese Meatloaf

10/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Try out this delicious "stay warm" recipe for the upcoming colder months! Double Cheese Meat Loaf 1 cup chopped onion 6 tablespoons ketchup, divided 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/4-1/2 cup quick oats 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 Large egg 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef or turkey Preheat oven to 375 Heat medium skillet, spray with pam then add onion and sauté 3 minutes. Combine onion, ¼…

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Recipe: Mushroom Frittata

10/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following recipe is from the October issue of Cooking Light magazine and is perfect for those patients on the Liver Reduction Diet (LRD). This vegetarian entrée is ideal for a light breakfast or brunch, but can also be served for dinner paired with a simple side salad. It only has five ingredients. 1 eight ounce package exotic mushroom blend ½ cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (make sure to use a high quality cheese for the best flavor) 1-1/2 teas. Chopped fresh thyme 3 large…

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Protein Taste Test…The Results are In!

10/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

On October 6, Clarian Bariatrics had a Protein Taste Test at Support Group. At the group, many supplements were available for patients to try. And the winners are…. Unjury (available in unflavored, chocolate, vanilla and chicken broth) Unjury provides 20 grams of good quality protein per scoop with 80-100 calories depending on the flavor. We mixed sugar free Kool Aid with the unflavored powder and everyone loved it! We also sampled chocolate Unjury powder mixed with milk which was very popular…

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Recipe: Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce

09/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Here is another great recipe from the October issue of Cooking Light Magazine. This recipe will also work for those patients on the Liver Reduction Diet. Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce 4 - six oz. skinless boneless chicken breast halves ¼ teas. Salt ¼ teas. Black pepper 3 Tabl. Flour Butter flavored spray ½ cup fat-free less sodium chicken broth ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2 Tabl. Capers drained 3 Tabl. Minced flat-leaf parsley Place chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap;…

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