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5 Recipes Under 200 Calories to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Our weight loss pills and appetite suppressant medications (Phentermine, Adipex, Bontril, etc…)  do an excellent job of helping to control your hunger but you still need to eat.

So here our 5 more great dessert recipes that are each under 200 calories per serving to help you enjoy the sweetness of life.



*Ginger Cupcakes

  • Ingredients:
  • All-purpose flour- 1 ½ cups
  • Granulated Sugar- ⅓ cup
  • Packed light-brown sugar- ⅓ cup
  • Candied ginger (finely chopped)- 3 tbs
  • Ground cinnamon- 1 ½ tsp
  • Baking powder- 1 ¼ tsp
  • Ground cloves- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Light molasses- ¼ cup
  • Bottled prune puree- ¼ cup
  • Low-fat milk- ¼ cup
  • Olive oil- 3 tbs
  • Large egg whites- 2
  • Large whole egg- 1

Start by heating the oven to 350 degrees. Place 12, 1 ½ in cupcake liners inside a muffin-pan. In a medium-sized bowl mix together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, cloves and salt. In a large bowl mix together molasses, prune puree, milk, olive oil, egg whites, and whole egg. Fold in flour mixture until moistened and spoon evenly into muffin-pan cups. Now bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes out the center clean. Remove cupcakes from pan onto racks and let cool. Enjoy!

Nutrient value per cupcake: 178 calories, 4 g fat, 3 g protein, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 173 mg sodium, 18 mg cholesterol


  • Ingredients:
  • Fat-free cream cheese- 6 oz
  • Confectioners’ sugar- ¼ cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder- 2 tbs
  • Low-fat milk- 2 tbs
  • Ground cinnamon- ½ tsp
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  • Frozen non dairy nonfat whipped topping (thawed)- ½ cup
  • Ladyfingers- 8 (split into 16 halves)
  • Strong black coffee- ½ cup
  • Semisweet chocolate (grated)- 1 square

To make this dessert you’ll want to use a medium-sized bowl. Beat together cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla until it becomes smooth. Then add ¼ cup of whipped topping. At bottom of dessert glass place 2 ladyfingers. Brush 1 tbs of strong black coffee along, spread 2 tbs cream cheese mixture, top with 2 more ladyfingers, coffee, and cheese mixture. Add 1 tbs of whipped topping. Now repeat steps with remaining ingredients to make 3 more desserts. Sprinkle chocolate over finish product then refrigerate for 1 hour. Enjoy!

Nutrient value per serving: 181 calories, 4 g fat, 9 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 263 mg sodium, 56 mg cholesterol


  • Ingredients:
  • Unsweetened chocolate (cut into 1 in pieces)- 3 oz
  • Bottled prune puree- ½ cup
  • Large egg whites- 3
  • Sugar- 1 ¾ cups
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Low-fat milk- ¼ cup
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  • Cake flour (not self-rising, sifted)- 1 cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder- 3 tbs

Begin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Spray cooking spray inside a 9 x 9 x 2 in baking pan. Melt chocolate then scrape it into a medium-sized bowl. Add prune puree, egg whites, sugar, salt, milk, and vanilla into chocolate. Beat until mixed. Stir in cocoa powder and flour. Spread in pan evenly and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until top is spongy feeling. Keep inside pan and let cool. Cut into 16 squares and enjoy!

Nutrient value per brownie: 150 calories, 3 g fat, 2 g protein, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 159 mg sodium

*Berry Blondies

  • Ingredients:
  • Premium white baking chocolate (chopped)- 6 oz
  • Unsalted butter (cut into pieces)- 5 tbs
  • Large eggs- 2
  • Sugar- ⅔ cup
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  • All-purpose flour- 1 ⅓ cup
  • Baking powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Fresh raspberries- 1 cup
  • Fresh blueberries- 1 cup

Start by heating the oven to 325 degrees. Place foil inside a 9 x 9 x 2 in baking pan. Spray with cooking spray. Melt together white chocolate and butter together in a metal bowl over slightly simmering water. Stir until smooth then let cool. Beat together eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl for 3 minutes on medium speed. Change the speed to low and beat chocolate into mixture until it’s all combined. Sift baking powder, flour, and salt in a bowl. Then beat into chocolate mixture. Spread evenly throughout pan. Add berries on top and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until top is slightly browned. Keep in pan and let cool. Enjoy!

Nutrient value per blondie: 181 calories, 8 g fat, 3 g protein, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 124 mg sodium, 39 mg cholesterol

*Irish Pots de Creme

  • Ingredients:
  • Large egg yolks- 6
  • Sugar- ¼ cup
  • Milk- 1 ¾ cups
  • Irish cream liqueur- ¼ cup
  • Vanilla extract- ½ tsp
  • Ground nutmeg- ⅛ tsp

Begin by heating the oven to 325 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl whisk egg yolks and sugar until well blended. In a small sauce pan heat milk until simmers, then remove from heat. Mix a small amount of hot milk into the yolk mixture. Continue to whisk yolk mixture into hot milk sauce pan. Now stir in vanilla and liqueur. Use a fine-mesh sieve while pouring milk mixture into a 4-cup glass measure to keep out any cooked egg. Divide milk mixture evenly into 4 oz custard cups. Sprinkle nutmeg on top then place on 9 x 9 x 2 in baking dish inside oven on middle rack. Make sure to put hot water into baking dish, fill until it’s halfway up the sides of cups. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from baking dish. Place in refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

Nutrient value per serving: 170 calories, 9 g fat, 5 g protein, 14 g carbohydrate, 52 mg sodium, 224 mg cholesterol

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*These recipes were taken from Eat what you love and lose by Peggy Katalinich. It is a really great cook book and I really enjoy the recipes. It’s a great addition to your cook book library.

Low Carb Taco Recipe by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

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This is a fantastic recipe for one of my most favorite comfort food dishes.

Especially now that it’s going to be cold outside there is nothing like a hot taco salad to satisfy the hungriest of appetites and make you feel good all at the same time.


Taco Salad*

This recipe makes approximately 6 servings each of them has about 360 cal, 29.5 g of protein, 9.6 g of fat and 2.3 g of fiber.

  • The ingredients are:
  • Ground beef – three-quarter pound
  • Diced yellow onion – 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped green and red bell peppers – 1 cup
  • Taco seasoning – 1 tablespoon (see the recipe below or use a premade seasoning)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro – 1/4 cup
  • Chopped red leaf lettuce – 4 cups
  • Diced yellow tomatoes – 2 cups
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese – 1 cup
  • Chopped green onions – 1/4 cup
  • Sliced black olives – 1/4 cup
  • Sour cream – 6 tablespoons

In a very large skillet cook the beef, yellow onion and bell pepper with the taco seasoning over medium heat until the beef is browned nicely, make sure that you are starting the meat so that it starts to crumble. Then add the cilantro and salsa and lower the heat to a low simmer to keep it warm. Until you are ready to serve it. Divide this mixture evenly amongst six serving plates and sprinkle over top the diced tomatoes, cheese, black olives and green onions. You can even top this with the sour cream if you like.

Taco Seasoning Recipe*

This is a quick and easy recipe that you could sprinkle over top almost anything.

  • Ingredients:
  • chili powder – 2 tablespoons
  • ground cumin – 1 tablespoon
  • Sea salt – 2 teaspoons
  • fresh ground black pepper – 2 teaspoons
  • paprika – 1 teaspoon
  • ground coriander – 1 teaspoon
  • garlic powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • onion powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • red pepper flakes – 1/2 teaspoon
  • ground dried oregano – 1/2 teaspoon
  • optional – 2 teaspoons of sugar substitute

Now all that you have to do is combine the ingredients in a large all until everything is mixed together nicely. You can stir this in an airtight container. Make sure that you keep it stored away from the heat and the light. And usually this will stay fresh for approximately 2 months.

If you need help with your weight loss or just have questions on how to improve your overall health and wellness call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336
*Source: the ketogenic cook book by Jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich. Give it a look for some great recipes.

Philadelphia Diet Doctor Makes Italian Panna Cotta – Vanilla – Espresso – Sweetened Cream Low Carb and Diet Friendl

medical-weight-loss-philadelphia-diet-doctors-the-best-in-philadlephia-weightloss-diet-doctorsThis is an unbelievably delicious recipe that is low in calories and low in carbs. Panna cotta is an Italian dessert of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and flavored with Kahlúa extract or rum extract, coffee, vanilla and many other flavorings. This is my Grand-Mom Verdi’s recipe from the old country that has been made low carb and weight loss friendly. So enjoy this amazing recipe.

It looks like it takes so much time to make but it really does not take that much time at all. This recipe is going to make six servings and each of them has approximately 100 cal, 10.2 g of fat, 2.5 g of protein 0.5 g of carbohydrates in 0 g of fiber.   Just be aware that this recipe does call for 1 teaspoon of Kahlúa extract or rum extract.

  • Ingredients:
  • grass fed powder gelatin – 1 tablespoon
  • brewed decaffeinated espresso – 1/2 cup, cooled
  • heavy cream – 2 cups
  • mascarpone cheese – 4 ounces
  • one vanilla bean strip
  • vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Kahlúa or rum extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Sea salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • unsweetened cocoa powder for a garnish over top
  • Begin by mixing in a saucepan the cooled espresso coffee in the gelatin. Allow a time to mix together and soften. This should normally take about one minute. Next heat the gelatin and espresso mixture over top low heat until the gelatin has totally dissolved. Then add the heavy cream, mascarpone cheese and the vanilla bean seeds to the saucepan. Heat this over medium heat for approximately one minute. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in your rum extract or Kahlúa extract and the salt. Next take six glasses or ramekins and divide the mixture between them. Let this cool to room temperature and then cover them and let them chill for at least four hours. I prefer to let this chill overnight. When you are ready to serve just sprinkle over top the unsweetened cocoa powder or you could even use sugar-free chocolate syrup if you prefer.

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*This recipe is from the ketogenic cook book by jimmy Moore and maria Emmerich. It has become one of my favorite recipes since being diagnosed with diabetes and these recipes have been great in satisfying my desire to eat delicious food that are low in the glycemic index. It should be part of your kitchen library.

Low Calorie Low Carb Fat Burning Recipes by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

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That is why we give you so many delicious low calorie recipes and if you are diabetic we have lots of low carb and low sugar recipes here for you too. That’s why our patients can lose as much as ½ pound of body fat a day.

If this is your first time on our blog just call us for more information and set up your free medical weight loss consultation, call 215-821-7336.

Many of us like to eat lots of salads and vegetables (and that’s really good) but the dressing we use are usually loaded with sugar and calories. So here are some phenomenal low calorie, low carb and low sugar recipes for you.

Seafood BLT Low Carb Recipe*

  • Ingredients:
  • light English muffin – 1
  • smoked salmon – roughly chopped – 1 ounce
  • turkey bacon – one slice cooked
  • fat-free cream cheese – 2 tablespoons
  • chopped red onion – 1 tablespoon
  • chopped cucumber – 1 tablespoon
  • 1 slice of tomato
  • 2-3 lettuce leaves

To begin this recipe chop the baking into small pieces and then in a small dish mix together the cream cheese, smoked salmon, chopped bacon, onion and the cucumber. After that toast your English muffin and then spread the cream cheese mixture over One half of the muffins, top with the tomato slice, lettuce leaves and then just top it off with the other half of the muffin and enjoy. This recipe makes one sandwich that has approximately 190 cal, 3 g of fat, 25 g of carbohydrates, 6 g of fiber, 2 g of sugar and 19.5 g of protein.

Tartar Sauce Low Sugar Recipe

  • Ingredients:
  • mayonnaise – 1/2 cup
  • 2 tablespoons of diced dill pickles
  • white wine vinegar or even coconut vinegar – 1 tablespoon
  • Sea salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • fresh ground black pepper – 1/8 teaspoon

This is a really great recipe you will need a food processor for this and just place all of the ingredients in your food processor and pulse until everything is combined nicely, but make sure that it does not become puréed. After that you can store this in a container and you can keep it in your refrigerator for about 2 weeks. This recipe makes three quarters of a cup and a serving size is 2 tablespoons. Each serving has approximately 120 cal, 13 g of fat, 0 g of protein, 0.5 g of carbohydrates in 0 g of fiber.

Honey Dressing Low Carb Recipe*

  • Ingredients:
  • unsalted butter – 1 stick
  • 2 tablespoons or 1 ounce of cream cheese
  • powder erythritol – 1/4 cup
  • unsweetened almond milk – 1/2 cup

In a saucepan let’s heat the butter on high heat. Once it starts to boil and the cream cheese and whisk until it’s nice and smooth and that there are no chunks of cream cheese left. After that add the erythritol  and the unsweetened almond milk and whisk together until it’s nice and smooth. Then let it cool down for a few minutes and then just pour into a jar and allow to cool down to room temperature. After that you may store it in the refrigerator usually this will stay for about 2 weeks. In time this will harden again so when you are ready to use it you will have to reheat it by placing it in a saucepan and just heated on a low heat for about 1 minute or so until it becomes liquefied. This is a really good recipe makes 1.5 cups and approximately 2 tablespoons re: serving size. In each serving size has about 70 cal, 8 g of carbohydrates, 0.3 g of protein and 0.1 g of carbohydrates and also 0 g of fiber.

Low Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe*

  • Ingredients:
  • cream cheese – 8 ounces approximately 1 cup
  • chicken broth – 1/2 cup
  • try to chives – 1/2 teaspoon
  • tried parsley – 1/2 teaspoon
  • dried dill weed – 1/2 teaspoon
  • garlic powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • onion powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Sea salt – 1/8 teaspoon
  • fresh ground black pepper – 1/8 teaspoon

Here is another fantastic salad dressing all you need to do is to combine all the ingredients into a blender and mix until everything is combined nicely. Then all you need to do is forward into a jar and refrigerate this for about 2 hours before serving. If you keep this in the refrigerator in an airtight container usually will last for approximately 2 weeks. This recipe makes approximately 1.5 cups in the serving size is 2 tablespoons. Each serving has approximately 60 cal, 6.6 g of fat, 1.7 g of protein, 0.7 g of carbohydrates in 0 g of fiber.

I hope you enjoy these recipes and if you need help losing weight just call us for your free weight loss consultation. Call 215-821-7336

Back to School Weight Loss Recipes by Medical Weight Loss Philadlephia

Well, it’s almost the end of August and most of us are running around crazy. Some of us are trying to squeeze in a few more vacation days. While others are getting their children ready to head back to school. It doesn’t matter if it’s pre-school, elementary school, high school or even college.

They all take weeks of preparation. And even though my wife made 20 different check lists, for our son Noah heading back to Penn State, somehow, she forgot to pack a remote controller for his Xbox, one of his favorite jackets (that was in the trunk of his best friend’s car) and a speaker for his iPhone (that was under his bed). Every other day, Noah sends a text message, “Mom can you please send me my earbuds? Thank you! Love you! You are the BEST!” … And Yes my wife is a Saint.

I am happy to say that my wife is not alone. Because so many of our weight loss patients have told me this week, that life has been so crazy for them. So much so, that they have not been able to follow their weight loss plan totally 100% but they still lost weight or maintained their weight loss. So they were very happy about that.

Renee told me this morning that she has been so busy taking care of everyone else in her family that she hasn’t had any time for herself. But she remembered me saying that little changes add up to big results and that if she isn’t perfect on the program to do the best she could and when things are less hectic to get back to 100%.

Personally, I try to keep to the weight loss program 5-6 days a week and 1 or 2 days a week I may be a bit more relaxed on my diet. I usually cheat a bit on the weekend and on Monday morning I am back 100% on the weight loss plan.

As you may know, I love my starchy carbohydrates and sugary treats and they love me back even more because they like to stay with me as belly fat. But you still can have sugar desserts on our weight loss plan especially if you follow our low sugar and low carb recipes for these Sweet desserts.

So here is a totally delicious low carb treat recipe for everyone that has been so busy taking care of everybody except themselves.

Cinnamon Toast Custard

  • The ingredients are:
  • full fat coconut milk – 2 cans
  • powdered gelatin – 1 tablespoon
  • Stevia – 1 teaspoon
  • ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
  • egg yolks – 3 large
  • the beans from a long organic vanilla bean
  • maple extract – 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Sea salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • bacon- cooked and cut into half-inch pieces

Start by pouring 1/4 cup of your coconut milk into a bowl and then take your gelatin and sprinkle over top of the coconut milk and just let this set for a while  so you can prepare the rest of the ingredients. Next in a saucepan whisk the leftover 1.75 cups of coconut milk with your butter, egg yolks, cinnamon and stevia. When everything is mixed nicely place this over medium – low heat for approximately five minutes. Just make sure that it does not overcook because you do not want to scramble the egg yolks.

When everything is nice and warm remove it from the heat and whisk in the gelatin mixture and then mixing your maple extract, salt and vanilla beans. when this is done just pour the custard into 4 serving cups or bowls and place them in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Just make sure that the custard is set firmly.

When you are ready to eat this you can top it with your bacon. Personally I like this when it’s a little bit warmer in temperature especially first thing in the morning.  But when I am really hungry I will just take it right out of the refrigerator, sprinkle some extra cinnamon and even ginger over top and eat it cold.  

When we have company over for night, when everyone is eating ice cream this is what I am usually eating. I do have this sometimes during the day and even at night when I am hungry and need a little something to satisfy my sweet tooth. And it also satisfies my hunger because it’s loaded with good healthy fats that help decrease blood sugar levels and decrease my appetite. One serving has approximately 332 cal, 31 grams of fat, 6.9 grams of protein, 5 grams of carbohydrates and 0 grams of fiber.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe. It’s another one of my favorites.

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Peaches Cookies and Cream and Other Recipes Under 200 Calories by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

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We do our best to help you achieve your goals with our comprehensive medical weight loss program including weight loss pills and medications, supplements, vitamin B12 injection therapy, nutrition diet and exercise plans. And we do everything that we can to give individual attention to each patient and meet their unique needs. So because Tina was in the office yesterday and asked me to post a nice low calorie parfait and a low calorie pancake recipe with fruit; here they are with some additional recipes for a few delicious smoothies.

Cookie & Peach Parfait

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 jell-o sugar free vanilla pudding snack
  • 2 crushed gingersnaps
  • Diced peaches – ½ cup
  • Fat free Reddi-whip 2 tablespoons

Take a glass or bowl and spoon half of the pudding into it and then add half of the peaches on top of the pudding. Next add half of the cookies  over top of the peaches then top with the rest of the pudding, then the rest of the peaches, then the rest of the cookies and finally top it with the sugar free reddi-whip. This recipe is low in calories but a bit higher in carbohydrate content so save it for your cheat meal or a day when you will be very active and able to burn off the extra carbs. It has 158 calories,  2.5 grams fat, 33 grams of carbohydrates, 1.25 grams fiber, 13.5 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein

Skinny Banana Pancakes

  • Ingredients:
  • Whole wheat flour – 1 quarter cup
  • half a banana or one quarter cup of a  banana – mashed
  • 3 tablespoons egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon of Unsweetened almond milk
  • baking  powder – 1 quarter teaspoon
  • vanilla extract – 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of cinnamon

Start by putting the flour, sweetener, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl and mix everything together nicely. Then in another bowl combine your mashed banana with the egg substitute, vanilla extract and almond milk until they are totally mixed together. Then combine all of your wet all of your dry ingredients and stir everything together so it’s totally blended together.  Then take a large pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and pour the batter in the pan and make 5 small pancakes. Of course when your pancakes start to become solid, this usually takes about 1 minute, flip them over and cook until both sides are golden brown and just make sure that they are cooked all the way through. The combined total of these five tiny pancakes will give you 185 calories, 1 gram of fat, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber, 7.5 grams of sugar and 9.5 grams of protein. This recipes is also low in calories and higher in carbohydrates so just be mindful of that. I will usually eat this when I have a long day scheduled and I need an extra dose of carbs to keep me going. Especially if  know I may not have time to eat again until later in the day around dinner time. My sons love to eat this when they are lucky enough to get tickets to an Eagles game. And when there is snow on the ground this is their go to breakfast.

Mocha CheeseCake Frappe

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 ounces full fat cream cheese
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk-(fat only)
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground espresso
  • 6-7 ice cubes (as many as you like)

Combine in a blender and enjoy!

Cherry Greek Frozen Yogurt

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 cups plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup cherries, pitted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and ENJOY!

I hope you enjoy these recipes. If you need help with your weight loss call us for your free medical weight loss consultation at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consult now.

Low Carb Low Sugar Sweet Treat Recipes by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

medical weight loss philadelphiaIf you are one of our weight loss patients you know that we are one of the most affordable Philadelphia medical weight loss centers and that we only use the highest quality weight-loss pills appetite suppressant medications. And that we take great pride in doing our best to help you lose weight and also improve your overall health.  That is why I am constantly updating this website/blog with low-calorie recipes and lots of low sugar or sugar-free desserts.

And nothing makes me happier then when a patient tells me this morning, that in spite of her being diabetic, she has steadily been losing weight on our program; and that a large part of her success has been making these recipes that I post every week. So I thank all of my wonderful patients for inspiring me each and every day to be the best that I could possibly be – so that I can help you be the best that you could possibly be.

Here are 2 more recipes to satisfy the biggest sweet tooth:

Cocoa Gingerbread Cookies*

  • Ingredients:
  • Coconut oil or unsalted butter – 1/2 cup softened
  • 1.5 cups of powdered Stevia or any other sugar substitute
  • eggs – 2 large eggs – beaten
  • cocoa powder, unsweetened – 3/4 cup
  • ground cinnamon – 1 tablespoon
  • ginger powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Himalayan sea salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
  • almond extract – 1/2 teaspoon

After you have gathered all of the ingredients preheat your oven to 350°F. Then in a bowl, approximately medium in size, mix the cream, Stevia or other sugar substitute and the butter. You can use a hand-held mixer for this or if you have a stand mixer that’s even better. Also you may want to mix together the cream and the butter first and then add the Stevia. After that and your 2 large eggs and mix until they are combined nicely. Then mix in the cinnamon, salt, ginger powder, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and almond extract.

After everything is mixed and combined nicely you will then take this dough in roller into the shape of balls, approximately 2 inch balls. And then place the balls on two ungreased cookie sheets. Make sure you keep about an inch between each of them. Then just bake this for 10 minutes or for as long as it takes for it to be totally cooked. When it’s done just take it out of the oven and let it cool down on the cookie sheet before removing off of the sheet.

If you like you can eat them immediately after that or you can keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for as much as one week. This recipe normally makes approximately 24 cookies and each one has about 51 cal, 4.7 grams of fat, 1.1 grams of protein, 1.2 grams of carbohydrates and .7 grams of fiber.


Since almost each and every one of us enjoy a little bit of sweetness especially in our drinks I have been doing my best to find a mixture that would be sweet, delicious and not spike our insulin levels when we consume it. And I have finally found the perfect recipe for this.

The ingredients are:

  • granulated erythritol – 2 cups
  • ground cardamom – 2 teaspoons
  • ginger powder – 1 teaspoon
  • ground cinnamon – 2 teaspoons
  • ground cloves – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Two  vanilla beans split and seeds scraped, they should be approximately 6 inches long
  • Himalayan salt – 1/4 teaspoon

Like I said this is a really phenomenal recipe and I like it because it has a little spice of that chai flavor. Once you have all the ingredients just combine the erythritol, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger powder, vanilla beans seeds and salt until everything is mixed nicely together. Just store this in an airtight container and make sure that you keep in a dry and cool place and definitely keep a covered. This should  the good for about three months or so. A serving size is considered 2 tablespoons and this has approximately 3 calories, 0 grams of protein, .5 grams of carbohydrates, and 0 grams of fiber.

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These recipes are taken from ketogenic cookbook by Jim Moore and Maria Emmerich. It is a wonderful book and I definitely recommend that you take a look at it and add it to your cooking library.

Philadelphia’s Favorite Low Calorie Recipes For Fast Weight Loss

medical weight loss philadelphiaHere are some great low calorie for recipes for helping you to lose weight on our medically supervised weight loss program.

Chicken Kabobs over Fruited Couscous*


  • Chinese five-spice powder (optional)- 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds- 1 tbs
  • Scallions (chopped)- 2
  • Fresh ginger (minced)- 1 tbs
  • Cloves garlic (chopped)- 2
  • Liquid hot-pepper sauce- 1 tsp
  • Apricot preserves- 3 tbs
  • Reduced-sodium soy sauce- 1/3 cup
  • Rice wine or dry sherry- 1/3 cup
  • Dark Asian sesame oil- 1 tbs
  • Marinade:
  • Chicken:
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves- 6
  • Sweet red pepper (cored, seeded, cut)- 1
  • Sweet yellow or green pepper (cored, seeded, cut)- 1
  • Fruited Couscous:
  • Med size onion (chopped)- 1
  • Cloves garlic (minced)- 2
  • Rib celery (chopped)- 1
  • Dried apricots (cut)- 6
  • Dried cherries or dark seedless raisins- 1/3 cup
  • Couscous- 1 package
  • Reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth- 1 can
  • Water- 1/4 cup
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper- 1/4 tsp

Let’s start this with preparing the marinade by getting a medium-sized bowl, then whisking together all the ingredients listed above under the marinade section. Then add chicken and sweet peppers to the marinade, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. As for the fruited couscous, first spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place on med-high oven. Add garlic, onion, and celery, cook for about 4 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Then add apricots and cherries, cook for 1 minute. Next add in the couscous and let cook for another minute. Finally add broth, 1/4 cup water, salt, and pepper. Cook till boiling, then immediately remove, cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Prepare grill to hot or with hot coals. Thread chicken and peppers on 6 skewers, place on grill and let cook for about 8 minutes or thoroughly cooked, only turning once. Set couscous and kabobs on plates and enjoy!

Barbecue Chicken Tacos*


  • Bone, skinless chicken breast halves- 6
  • Bottled barbecue sauce- 3/4 cup
  • Frozen corn kernels- 1 box
  • Salt- 1/4 tsp
  • Corn tortillas (6 in)- 12
  • Small head lettuce (shredded)- 1
  • Shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese- 1 cup
  • Scallions (thinly sliced)- 2

Start by heating the broiler and brushing the chicken with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Broil 4-5 minutes on each side. Slice chicken into 1/2 in. thick slices. Then in a medium-sized bowl mix chicken in with the rest of the barbecue sauce, corn, and salt. Warm tortillas as says on package. At last place chicken and lettuce on tortillas, topped with cheese and scallions. Roll up and enjoy!

Chicken Parmesan Pita Pizzas*


  • Cloves garlic (finely chopped)- 2
  • Olive oil- 2 tsp
  • Salt- 1/4 tsp
  • Uncooked chicken tenders- 1 lbs
  • Pita bread (split)- 6
  • Prepared tomato sauce- 3/4 cup
  • Grated parmesan cheese- 6 tbs
  • Shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese- 1 cup

For this delicious dish lets begin at heating the broiler. Next combine garlic, oil and salt in a pie plate. Add chicken, even the coat by turning over. Lay chicken in single layer on rack. Broil for 5 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, only turning chicken once. Let cool then cut thin slices and set aside. On baking sheets set 12 pitas rounds, rough side up. For 30-45 seconds toast under broiler. On each pita, spread 1 tbs of sauce, then add chicken and cheese. Lastly, broil pitas for a minute or until cheese has melted. Enjoy!

Chicken with Portobello Mushrooms and Wine*


  • Olive oil- 1 tbs
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs- 4
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Portabella mushrooms (sliced)- 1 package
  • Chicken broth- 1/4 cup & 2 tbs
  • Dry white wine- 1/4 cup
  • Dried rosemary- 1 tsp
  • All-purpose flour- 2 tsp
  • Reduced-fat sour cream- 1/4 cup
  • Egg noodles (hot cooked)- 2 cups

Begin by heating oil in a large skillet as you season your chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet, saute for 6 minutes, turning once half way. Remove and drain all besides 1 tbs of drippings. On medium heat, add mushrooms to skillet. Saute for 5 minutes turning once half way through cooking. Put chicken back on skillet, as well as 1/4 cup broth, rosemary, and wine. Simmer for 15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Place chicken on plate and keep warm. In a small bowl mix the remaining broth with flour until smooth/well blended. Add the mixture to skillet for 3-5 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Finally mix in sour cream until gently heated. Pour over chicken and noodles and enjoy!

Orange-Glazed Chicken and Squash*


  • Orange juice- 1/2 cup
  • Chicken broth- 1/2 cup
  • Soy sauce- 3 tbs
  • Cornstarch- 1 tbs
  • Sugar- 2 tsp
  • Hot mustard- 1 tsp
  • Red-pepper flakes- 1/2 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil- 1 tbs
  • Boneless skinless thighs (cut into 1/2 in thick strips)- 4
  • Celery ribs (peeled and cut in 2 in matchsticks)- 3
  • Med size yellow squash (cut into 1/2 in pieces) – 1
  • Med size zucchini (cut into 1/2 in pieces)- 2
  • Sweet red pepper (cored, seeded, cut)- 1
  • Hot cooked couscous- 2 cup

Let’s start by getting a small bowl, and stir in the orange juice, chicken broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, hot mustard, and pepper flakes. Put a large skillet over high heat with oil. Place chicken strips on skillet, cook for 4 mintues. Remove to plate. Take the heat down to medium-high. Add celery to skillet, cook 1 min. Proceed to add squash, zucchini, and 2 tbs water. Cook for 6 minutes or until vegetables are soften, stir. Now re-add chicken to skillet along with red peppers. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in orange sauce from bowl, cook about 2 minutes. Now enjoy with hot cooked couscous!

Chicken Enchilada Casserole*


  • Frozen corn kernels- 1 package
  • Corn tortillas (6 in)- 12
  • Bottled hot salsa- 1 cup
  • Stewed tomatoes- 1 can
  • Low-fat plain yogurt- 6 ounces
  • Low-fat milk- 1/2 cup
  • Salt- 3/4 tsp
  • Black olives (sliced)- 24
  • Black beans- 1 can
  • Cooked chicken (shredded)- 1/2 lbs
  • Sliced scallions or chopped onions- 1/2 cup
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped)- 1/4 cup
  • Black pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Ground cumin- 1 tsp
  • Dried oregano- 1 tsp
  • Sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)- 1 cup

Start by heating your oven to 350 degree and lightly coating a 13 x 9 x 2 in baking dish with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup kernels in dish. Tear apart 6 tortillas, arrange and overlap, to cover bottom of dish. In med-size bowl combine salsa and tomatoes. Then mix together yogurt, milk, and 1/4 tsp salt. Spread out 1 cup of the salsa mixture over tortillas in dish. Drizzle 1/2 cup yogurt mixture, also sprinkle with olives. Keep aside 1/4 cup of both corn and beans. Sprinkle the rest of corn and beans over casserole. Then add chicken, scallions and cilantro, and also sprinkling 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano. Next sprinkle half the cheddar cheese, and spread 1/2 cup salsa mixture over top. Tear the rest of the tortillas in pieces and place on top as cover. Sprinkle with kept beans and corn, spread remaining salsa mixture, drizzle remaining yogurt mixture, and finally top with left over cheddar cheese. Cover and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake another 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Take out and serve with sour cream and enjoy!

Chicken Sausage and Apples*


  • Precooked chicken sausage with apple (cut into 1/2 in thick slices)- 1 package
  • Unsalted butter- 1 tsp
  • Large red onion (sliced)- 1
  • Large golden delicious apple (peeled, cored, sliced)- 1
  • Apple cider or chicken broth- 1/2 cup
  • Bottled mango chutney (chopped)- 1/2 cup
  • Prepared hot mashed potatoes- 2 cups

Begin by setting oven to med-high and sauteing the sausage in a large nonstick skillet for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Place sausage on plate and keep warm. Reduce heat to medium and melt butter in skillet. For 8 minutes, saute onions, add apples and cook 5 minutes or until softened. Mix in cider, chutney, and sausage, cooking and stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Now you’re able to serve with your mashed potatoes and enjoy!

Chicken Sausage Stir-Fry*


  • Marinade:
  • Hoisin sauce- 1/4 cup
  • Reduced-sodium soy sauce- 2 tbs
  • Rice vinegar- 2 tbs
  • Garlic clove (finely chopped)- 1
  • Fresh ginger (grated peeled)- 1 tbs
  • Cayanne- 1/8 tsp
  • Stir-Fry:
  • Green beans (halved)- 1/2 pound
  • Baby corn- 1 can
  • Large sweet red pepper (cored, seeded, cut)- 1
  • Vegetable oil- 1 tsp
  • Precooked jalapeno-flavored chicken sausage (sliced diagonally into 1/2 thick pieces)- 1 package
  • Cornstarch and chicken broth mixture- Chicken broth- 1/3 cup Cornstarch- 1/2 tsp
  • Hot cooked rice- 3 cups
  • Chopped scallions (optional)

To make the marinade, grab a small bowl and mix together the hoisin, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and cayenne and put aside. Fill sauce pan with water till boil, then cook green beans for about 12 minutes or until tender. Drain. In a med-sized bowl gather the corn, red pepper, green beans, and 1/4 cup of marinade. Let stand for 10 minutes. As that sits, on high heat, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Saute sausage for 5 minutes. Put on plate and keep warm. Add the ingredients from the med bowl to the skillet and saute over med heat for 4 minutes. Then add in the cornstarch mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp/sauce thickened. Finally add sausage, heat through. Now you can serve over hot cooked rice and the optional scallions, enjoy!

Chunky Chicken Potpie*


  • Cooked chicken (diced)- 3 cups
  • Condensed cream of chicken soup- 1 can
  • Kidney beans- 1 can
  • Mushrooms (sliced)- 1 jar
  • Green chilies (chopped)- 1 can
  • Water- 1/4 cup
  • Dried sage- 1/2 tsp
  • Dried thyme- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- 1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper- 1/8 tsp
  • Frozen puff pastry (thawed following package direction)- 1 sheet
  • Large egg mixed with water- Large egg- 1 Water- 1 tbs
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)- 1 tbs

As you preheat your oven to 400 degrees, in a large bowl mix together the chicken, soup, kidney beans, mushrooms, chiles, water, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper. Then spread into a 8 x 8 x 2 in glass baking dish. Next place pastry on top of mix and crimp edges alone rim of dish. Brush egg mixture over pastry and sprinkle parmesan cheese evenly. Cut 1 in. vents in pastry and bake for 30 minutes or until filling is bubbly and top is golden brown. When finished let stand for 10 minutes then you’re able to enjoy!

Zesty Chicken Burger*


  • Vegetable oil- 1 tsp
  • Small onion (chopped)- 1
  • Hamburger buns- 7
  • Lean ground chicken- 1 lbs
  • Large egg (slightly beaten)- 1
  • Bottled barbecue sauce- 3 tbs
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Fresh corn kernels- 1 cup

Lets start off by preparing the outdoor grill on medium-hot heat. Oil nonstick skillet and saute onions for about 10 minutes or until softened. Remove from heat. Tear apart 1 hamburger bun and put in food processor until crumbs form. In a med size bowl mix ground chicken, egg, barbecue sauce, salt, pepper, crumbs, saute onions, and corn kernels. Form into 6 patties and grill for about 10 minutes, only turning once. Serve on soft bun and enjoy!

Ranch-Style Chicken Thighs*


  • Ranch dressing mix- 1 package
  • Low-fat plain yogurt- 1 container
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs- 6
  • Small zucchini (cut into 1/4 in slices)- 6
  • Med-size onion (sliced)- 1
  • Grape tomatoes (halved)- 1 cup
  • Hot cooked couscous- 3 cups

Keep aside 1 tsp ranch dressing mix. With the remaining dressing mix with yogurt in a large bowl. Add chicken and stir. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. While you wait, heat broiler then place chicken on pan rack. Broil for 10 minutes on each side. In large skillet coat with cooking spray. Over medium heat cook zucchini and onion for 5 minutes. Mix in reserved ranch dressing and tomatoes, cook 2-3 minutes. Now enjoy your delicious chicken and zucchini with couscous!

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*These recipes are from the book Eat what you love and lose by Peggy Katalinich it’s a great book and should be part of your cook book library.

Quick and Easy Low Calorie Recipes for Fast Weight Loss by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

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The weight loss pills and appetite suppressant medications along with the vitamin B12 injection therapy do a fantastic job of helping to curb your appetite, eliminating your cravings and boosting your fat burning metabolism. And when combined with our nutritional and recipe protocols this has given most of our weight loss patients a very powerful combination of weight loss protocols to help them lose the weight that they wanted and reach their weight loss goals.

But now we should be able to get even better results and be able to help you even if you tried everything and have not been able to lose weight. So call us and set up your free medical weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336

With our weight loss plan you get to eat real food in we provide you with lots of delicious low-calorie recipes. If you are already one of our weight loss patients you know that every week I try to add more great recipes so in keeping with tradition here are some scrumptious recipes to help you lose weight and burn body fat.

Panini Prosciutto and Cheese*


  • a large loaf of whole grain Italian bread
  • goat cheese – 2 ounces crumbled
  • fresh basil leaves – 1/2 cup
  • two medium tomatoes – sliced
  • thinly sliced prosciutto – 2 ounces
  • 2 cups of arugula leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

This is a phenomenal recipe that reminds me of something that my great-grandfather  would enjoy. This makes four servings each of them has approximately 250 cal and 30 g of carbohydrates. First you should cut the bread in half lengthwise. I usually like to remove the extra dough from the inside of the bread. This normally leaves about a half-inch thick shell.

After that lightly coat the outside of the breadth with your olive oil nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the goat cheese over the cut side of the bread bottom. Then you can stop this with the basil, tomatoes, prosciutto and arugula. You can even drizzle over top some balsamic vinegar and cover this with the other half of the loaf of bread. Now to a large nonstick skillet with your cooking spray and let this preheat over medium heat. Place in the skillet and use another pan or something like that to apply pressure to flatten the sandwich out a little bit.

Normally it takes about 2 minutes for this to cook on one side and then turn it over and cook it for another 2 minutes or so until both sides are browned evenly. After that remove it from the skillet on a cutting board for at least 7 minutes. After that make sure that you use a serrated knife to cut the entire loaf into four portions. I usually like to serve the sandwiches warm or at least at room temperature.

Old City Style Pickled Okra


  • Four cloves of garlic.
  • Four pods of hot pepper.
  • 4 teaspoon of dillseed.
  • 1 quart of vinegar.
  • 1 cup of water.

Start by placing your garlic and hot pepper in 4 hot 1 pint jars. Pack the okra firmly into the jar and add the dillseed. Combine the vinegar, alum, water and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let this simmer for approximately five minutes pour over the okra and then seal the jars.

Bella Vista Gino’s Antipasto


  • Two onions diced.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Three stalks of diced celery.
  • 2 pounds of salmon cut into 1 inch squares
  • ¾ bottle with chili sauce.
  • ½ cup of ketchup.
  • 1 cup of diced mixed sweet pickles
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons of Stevia.
  • ¼ teaspoon of celery seed.
  • ½ teaspoon of mustard seed.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • One large  carrot diced.
  • Chopped mushrooms.

Start by salting your onion slightly in oil and then remove it from the heat. Add the remaining onion, chili sauce, celery, salmon, catch up. Stevia and pickles. Tie the celery seed and the mustard seed and a small cheesecloth bag and add this to the mixture. After that add the remaining ingredients and bring this to a boil and reduce the heat. You should cook this for about 45 minutes of course stirring it occasionally. After that you can refrigerated and it’s always best to serve this cold.

Rittenhouse Square Stuffed Grapefruits


  • 2 eggs.
  • 1 tablespoon of dry mustard.
  • 1 tablespoon of salt.
  • A dash of pepper.
  • A dash of paprika.
  • ¾ cup of Stevia.
  • 1 cup of vinegar.
  • 1 tablespoon of grass fed butter.
  • 1 tablespoon of flour.
  • 1 cup of milk.
  • One grapefruit sliced in half.
  • 1 can of crabmeat finely shredded.

Now let’s admit that this is a really great recipe and we start by beating the eggs in a small bowl and then add the mustard, salt, pepper, paprika and Stevia. Stir in the vinegar and mix this well. Melt the butter in the top of a double boiler over low heat. And then stir in flour. Add the milk gradually and bring this to a boil. Remove from the heat and mix in the egg mixture. Reheat this to boiling stirring constantly and cook until it’s thickened. Let everything cool down in the mixture will start to think it thickened even more. Remove the membrane from the grapefruit and make large holes in the center for the crab meat. Moisten your crabmeat with the boiled dressing and spoon your crab meat mixture into the grapefruit. You can garnish this with a dash of paprika or even sliced olives or pimentos. You can even sweeten in grapefruit with some Stevia if you like before serving it.

Shrimp and Stuff


  • fresh large shrimp – 1/4 pound
  • light cream cheese softened – 1/3 cup
  • fat-free milk – 1 tablespoon
  • 1 stalk of celery finely chopped approximately 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup of roasted red sweet peppers chopped
  • thinly sliced green onions – two large green onions
  • Cajun seasoning – 1 teaspoon
  • olive oil – 2 teaspoons
  • four 1/2 inch slices of French bread toasted
  • romaine lettuce – 3 cups  

First you should clean and devein your shrimp. Then set them on the side. In small bowl mix together the cream cheese and milk stirring this together until it’s nice and smooth. Then stir in the celery, roasted red peppers and green onions and then set this on the side.

In a medium bowl toss the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning and put a large skillet over a medium – high heat add the oil and then add the shrimp and let this cook for approximately four minutes or until the shrimp are opaque. Then remove them from the heat.

Separate your bread slices on top of four dishes and then top with the cream cheese mixture, lettuce and the shrimp and if you like you can even sprinkle this with some parsley.

This is a fantastic recipe makes 4 servings each of them has about 260 cal and 20 g of carbohydrates.

South Philly Sal’s Antipasto


  • Cauliflower – 4 pounds.
  • Peeled silver skin onions – 3 pounds.
  • Chopped celery – 4 pounds.
  • Chopped green beans – 2 course.
  • Dill pickles – 2 course.
  • Catsup – 6 bottles
  • Vinegar – 1 cup.
  • Olive oil – 1 cup.
  • Olives – 3 cups.
  • Pimento stuffed olives – 3 jars.
  • Mushrooms – 2 cups.
  • Tunafish – 2 cans.
  • 8 – 9 anchovies

This is a wonderful recipe in we begin by boiling or cauliflower for three minutes and then during this well. Separate the cauliflower into flour rents and combined with the onion, pickles, beans and celery. Then mix the catsup, oil and vinegar and a large kettle and add the vegetable mixture. Let the simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Add the olives and mushrooms and simmer this for approximately 10 minutes. Then stir in the tuna and anchovies and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. After that put this into an airtight container and refrigerate for about for about 30 minutes. This is a really great recipe and feeds large number of people.

Philadelphia Center City’s Frosted Grapes – Sweet Treat Cheat


  • 2 bunches of white or green or even red grapes.
  • One egg white slightly beaten
  • 2 cup of Stevia

This is a really juicy treat and super super sweet. Separate your grapes into small clusters and brush them with the egg white. After that just roll them in the Stevia. Place them on a wire rack to dry for about one hour. This recipe is very sweet recipe and I would only eat a few grapes at a time. This recipe is definitely not diabetic friendly LOL. This is for your one sweet treat cheat snack.

ChinaTown Teriyaki Steak Appetizers


  • 1 – 1.5 pounds of sirloin steak
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped onion
  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger

Begin by cutting your steaks into 1/16 inch strips across the grain. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large flat pan and add the steak strips. Marinate the strips for several hours then lift the strips of steak out of the marinade and shake off the excess marinade. Then place your strips on metal skewers and place on a grill and broil them over medium – high heat, just until they are browned nicely. Make sure that you are turning them periodically and brushing them with the marinade sauce. This recipe is always best when you eat it nice and hot.

Low Carb Pancakes and Syrup

This is a really fantastic recipe. This makes about 12 pancakes each of them being about 5 inches. a serving size is three pancakes in each of these servings has 170 calories, 15 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein and .6 grams of carbohydrates

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 large eggs –  separate the yolk from the egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla egg white protein
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • One teaspoon of stevia
  • Unsalted butter, ghee or coconut oil for frying

First you want to whip the egg whites in a bowl for a couple minutes and then mix in the yolks, protein powder, vanilla extract and stevia. after that, heat the oil in a skillet over medium – high heat and once the pan is hot for a one quarter cup of the batter into the pan and allow this to cook until the pancake is golden on both sides. This normally takes about two minutes for each side. After that remove the pancake from the skillet and set it on a plate. to repeat this with the rest of the batter until it’s totally cooked. You will probably have to add more butter in between each of the pancakes. When you’re ready to serve you can top the pancakes with any type of sugar free syrup.

Elyse’s Favorite Burger*


  • skinless tuna fillets – 16 ounces
  • one large egg
  • whole wheat bread crumbs – 1/4 cup
  • fresh tarragon – 1 tablespoon
  • salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • black pepper – 1/4 teaspoon
  • flax seed meal – 3 tablespoons
  • flaxseeds – 1 tablespoon
  • one medium – large avocado sliced in half – remove the seed and the skin
  • white – 2 tablespoons
  • shredded lemon  peel – 1/2 teaspoon
  • lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
  • one clove of minced garlic
  • salt – 1/8 teaspoon
  • 2 whole wheat sandwich thins
  • fresh spinach leaves – 1 cup
  • four slices of tomato

This is an awesome recipe makes approximately 4 servings each of them having 330 cal and 22 g of carbohydrates.

I prefer to use fresh tuna fillets but if you are using frozen first you have to fall your tuna. Then clean the tuna and then chop it and set it on the side.  Crack open the egg and beat it with a fork. Mix in the tarragon, breadcrumbs,  the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. When this is all mixed nicely add the tuna and stir until everything is mixed together nicely. After that use your hands and shaped this into four 1/2 inch thick patties. Now in a shallow dish mixed together the flaxseed meal and the flaxseeds and dip the tuna patties into this mixture. Just be sure that it’s evenly coated on both sides. Then spray a nonstick skillet with your cooking spray and heat over medium heat and add the tuna patties and let this cook for approximately 12 minutes or for as long as it takes to make sure that is totally cooked. While the tune is cooking in another bowl mash your avocado and then add mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon peel, garlic, 1/8 teaspoon of salt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. You should continue to mash this and make sure everything is mixed well. When you are ready to serve this place one sandwich thin in each of your serving plates. And then top with the spinach leaf and tomato slices followed by the cooked tuna patties. Make sure that you spoon on top your avocado mixture evenly onto each sandwich.

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These recipes are taken from a great cookbook, the ultimate diabetic cookbook, from Better Homes & Gardens. It’s the really good cookbook especially if you are diabetic. I highly recommend that you add to your library of cookbooks.

Low Calorie Recipes to Lose Weight, Boost Energy and Satisfy Your Hunger by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

weightlossinphiladelphia As part of our medically supervised prescription weight loss program we give you the best weight loss pills and appetite suppressant medications to help eliminate your hunger, vitamin B12 injections to boost your metabolism and delicious recipes for a safe and sensible weight loss meal plan. So that you can save money and buy your own food at the supermarket. For more information about our weight loss plan call us and schedule your Free Medical Weight Loss Consultation – call 215-821-7336.

Here are 9 fantastic low calorie recipes to help you lose weight and satisfy your cravings:

Charlie’s Nachos*


  • ½ pound of shredded imitation crab meat or even real crabmeat.
  • ½ pound of cooked shrimp that you are going to chop up.
  • One can, approximately 4.5 ounces of chopped green chilies.
  • 1 teaspoon of hot chili powder.
  • ⅓ teaspoons ground cumin.
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt.
  • Baked corn tortilla chips – one bag approximately 8.5 ounces.
  • Prepared salsa – 1 cup.
  • Reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese approximately 1 cup shredded.
  • Chopped black olives – ¼ cup
  • 2 sliced scallions.

This is a phenomenal recipe and we are going to start by heating our oven to 350°F. After that we are going to mix together in a very large bowl your imitation crab meat, your chilies, or hot chili powder cumin and salt and your shrimp. Then line the bottom and the sides of a baking dish that is approximately 13 x 9 x 2” with your tortilla chips. After that spoon out your crabmeat mixture evenly over the entire mass of corn chips and then after that pour over top your cheese, olives, scallions and the salsa. This is a really unbelievable recipe! You should bake this for approximately 15 minutes or until it is heated all the way through and all the cheese is melted nicely. This is definitely not a low-carb recipe. This recipe makes 6 servings each of them having 310 cal, 7 g of fat, 22 g of protein and 43 g of carbohydrates. So if you’re watching your carb intake eat this maybe once a week and only eat half of the serving just like I do.

Vegetable Pasta Bake*


  • Bow-tie Pasta- 6 ounces
  • Broccoli Florets- 4 cups
  • Nonfat sour cream- 1 cup
  • Light alfredo sauce- 1 container
  • Onion (finely chopped)- 1
  • Salt- ½ teaspoon
  • Cayenne- 1/8 teaspoon
  • Ground nutmeg- ⅛ teaspoon
  • Frozen peas (thawed)- ½ cup
  • Shredded carrots- ½ cup
  • Shredded reduced-fat american cheese- ½ cup

Let’s start out cooking this dish by heating the oven to 375 degrees and spraying the casserole dish with cooking spray. Cook the bow ties in large pot until they are softened a bit.  Add broccoli for last 2 minutes. As that is boiling, stir the sour cream, alfredo sauce, onion, salt, cayenne, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Then add the bow ties, broccoli, peas, and carrots and toss everything around altogether. Pour into the prepared casserole and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Cover it with a sprinkle of cheese and return to oven for 5 minutes and enjoy!

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells*


  • Jumbo pasta shells- 24 from 12 ounce package
  • Low-fat cottage cheese- 1 lbs
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese- 1 cup
  • Egg white- 1 large
  • Grated parmesan cheese- 1 tbs
  • Garlic powder- ½ tsp
  • Dried basil- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ⅛ tsp
  • Black pepper- ⅛ tsp
  • Frozen chopped broccoli- 2 10 ounce packages
  • Shredded carrots- ½ cup
  • Fat-free marinara pasta sauce- 2 cups

Start out by preheating the oven to 375 degrees, as you’re cooking the shells in a large pot until tender. Pulse together cottage cheese, ½ cup mozzarella, egg white, parmesan, garlic powder, basil, salt, and pepper until well blended and smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl. Stir in broccoli and carrots.

Tortilla Soup*

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped medium onion
  • 1 finely chopped clove of garlic
  • 2 peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes
  • 2 seeded and finely chopped jalapeno chiles
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ crushed cumin seeds
  • 4 corn tortilla cut into wide strips of ¼
  • Pinch of chilli powder
  • 1 can (2 pints, 14 ounces) 5 ¾ cups of chicken broth
  • ¾ cups of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)

First you want to heat your oven to 400 degrees F. Then take a large skillet and heat this over top medium heat and add the onion and garlic and saute until it’s nice and soft. Next mix in your black pepper, cumin, jalapeno and your tomatoes. And cook this for approximately 10 minutes. Next sprinkle the chilli powder over top of your tortilla chips place them on the baking sheet and cook them for about 10 minutes plus or minus a few minutes until they are nice and crispy.   While your tortilla chips are baking spoon the broth to your large skillet and let this simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. After that just set four bowls on your table and spoon in the soup and then over top of that sprinkle your tortilla chips, cilantro and cheese. This recipe makes four servings each of them has about 190 calories, 6 grams of protein and 17 grams of carbohydrates.

Crab Cakes with Corn Relish*

This is an unbelievably tasty recipe it makes six servings with two crab cakes equaling one serving. Each serving has approximately 240 cal, 3 g of fat, 24 g of protein and 25 g of carbohydrates.


To make the crabcakes you will need:

  • 1 pound of crabmeat, with all of the shells and other cartilage materials removed.
  • ½ sweet red pepper with the core and the seeds removed. Cut this into small pieces.
  • 3 scallions cut into small pieces.
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced into small pieces.
  • 2 large eggs.
  • ⅓ cup of reduced fat mayonnaise dressing.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper.
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped tarragon.
  • 1 cup of packaged unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • Non-stick cooking spray.

For the corn relish ingredients you will need:

  • 2 ears of corn of course with the kernels removed from the cob. This makes approximately 1.5 cups of kernels were even a little bit more.
  • 2 chopped scallions.
  • ½ of a sweet red pepper with the  core and scenes removed and then chop The pepper into pieces.
  • ½ cup of cherry tomatoes sliced in half.
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice.
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt.
  • A pinch of black pepper.
  • A dash of liquid hot pepper sauce or you can put as much you like to your taste.

Now, for the crab cakes combine in a food processor the crabmeat, scallions, sweet peppers and carrots. Pulse this combination until it’s blended nicely. After that add the eggs, salt, tarragon, pepper and mayonnaise and pulse until everything is  blended together. Next we move this mixture to another bowl.  Then heat your oven to 425°F. Then stir three-quarter cup of the breadcrumbs into the crab mixture and place the remaining crumbs in a shallow dish.

Mold your crab mixture into 12 patties or cakes whichever you prefer using about ⅓ cup of mixture for each. Then coat to cakes with the remaining crumbs. Next coat the baking sheet with the cooking spray and placed the crab cakes onto your sheet. Lightly coat the tops with the additional spray. Then bake the crab cakes for approximately 8 minutes just make sure that you turn them over halfway through so that it cooks evenly.

You can even place the crab cakes under broiler for 1 – 2 minutes per side to make it a bit more crispy. To make the corn relish all you have to do is stir together the corn, sweet pepper, scallions, cherry tomatoes, salt, black pepper and lime juice and season with the hot pepper sauce. Serve this relish with the crab cakes. I hope you enjoy this recipe just remember that two crab cakes combine for a total of approximately 25 g of carbohydrates. So if you are watching your carbohydrate intake just don’t eat too many of these.

Mustard Caper Chicken Extravaganza*

The Ingredients:

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast sliced in half – approximately 2 pounds overall.
  • Salt – ¼ teaspoon
  • Black pepper – ⅛ teaspoon
  • Chicken broth – 1 can approximately 14.5 ounces.
  • Dreams capers – ¼ cup
  • Dried rosemary – ½ teaspoon
  • Dried thyme – ¼ teaspoon.
  • Dijon mustard – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Cooked hot couscous – 4.5 cups

Start this recipe by coding or skillet with the cooking spray. Place the skillet over medium – high heat and season the chicken on both sides with the salt and pepper. Next add the chicken to the skillet and cook this for about 5 – 6 minutes on each side or for as long as it takes until the chicken is cooked all the way through. When your chicken is thoroughly cooked removed from the skillet and place it on a platter to keep it nice and warm. The next step is to add the broth, capers, rosemary and thyme to a skillet and cook this over medium – high heat for approximately 5 minutes. Then remove the skillet from the heat and stir in your mustard and the honey. Serve the chicken with the couscous. This makes 6 servings each of them having about 320 cal, 5 g of fat, 36 g of protein and 30 g of carbohydrates.

Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetables*

This is a really awesome recipe it makes 6 servings each of them has about 340 cal, 12 g of fat 32 g of protein and 30 g of carbohydrates.

The ingredients for this recipe are:

  • 4 small carrots that you were going to peel slice them in half lengthwise and cut them crosswise.
  • Three medium-sized parsnips that you are going to peel and slice them in half. And then cut them crosswise into 1 inch thick half-moon slices.
  • Two heads of Belgian endive that you were going to trim and cut them into 1 inch pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • ½ cup of honey mustard.
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.
  • ½ teaspoon of dried thyme.
  • Three large skinless chicken breast that you are going to slice in half. This is going to equal approximately 2 ½ pounds of chicken meat.
  • 4 medium-sized zucchini approximately 2 pounds in all you’re going to cut them into 1.5 inch pieces.
  • 2 cups of chopped broccoli rabe.

This is a really really good recipe and first we’re going to preheat our oven to 400°F. Place the carrots, parsnips, endive and onions into a very large bowl and then add your oil and toss everything nicely together. Next we are going to pour this mixture into a large roasting pan and season it with the ½ teaspoon of salt.

 Next in a small cup stir together the honey mustard, lemon juice and thyme. Then put the chicken in the pan on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle the chicken evenly with the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt. Then brush evenly with the 3 tablespoons of the  honey mustard mixture.  We are going to roast this for approximately 25 minutes and then remove the pan from the oven and add this zucchini. Increase the heat to 450°F and roast for approximately 10 minutes.

Remove the chicken and place it on your dishes and cover it with foil to keep it warm. Stir the remaining honey mustard mixture into the vegetables in the roasting pan and roast this for approximately 10 minutes. Then just divide the vegetable mixture between your blades and copies of them with a piece of chicken. While the vegetables are roasting you can steam the broccoli rabe until it’s nice and tender. This normally takes about somewhere between 2 – 3 minutes and then serve it on the side of the chicken and vegetables.

Lemon Chicken*

This is an awesome recipe that makes 6 servings each of them having 320 calories, 9 grams of fat, 30 grams of protein and 36 grams of carbohydrates. The ingredients are:

  • 1 quarter cup of fresh lemon juice this is approximately the juice from one whole lemon.
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh ginger.
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
  • 6 skinless chicken breast that you were going to slice in half, approximately one and a half pounds in total.
  • 6 ounces of linguine.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 2 sliced garlic cloves.
  • 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
  • 3 quarter pound of cherry tomatoes.
  • 1 quarter teaspoon of salt.
  • 6 cups of shredded romaine lettuce.

To make your garnish you’re going to need

  • 2 finely chop scallions.
  • 1 quarter cup of finely chopped cilantro.
  • 6 cups of steamed green beans.

In a steam proof dish or glass pie plate stir together with the lemon juice, Ginger, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch. Add the chicken and stir to coat it. Let this stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Place the dish with the chicken and the marinade on a rack over 1 inch of water in a wok or a very large skillet with a deep lid. Heat the water to simmer over medium heat. Cover this tightly and steam for about 5 minutes. Uncover and then with the tongues turn the chicken over and then cover it and steam over medium heat until the chicken is a opaque. This usually takes about 5 minutes. Meanwhile cook the linguine in a large deep pot of lightly salted boiling water until it’s al dente.

In a large Skillet heat oil over medium heat then add the garlic and saute this for about 1 minute. Next add the red pepper flakes and tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes just start to break apart, this takes about 3 minutes normally. Next add the linguine and salt.

Place your lettuce on top of the plates and spoon the chicken and sauce over top. Divide the linguini amongst your plates and garnish with scallions, cilantro and green beans.

Lettuce Wraps – Chicken Asian Style*


  • shredded chicken – 2 cups
  • coleslaw mix of carrots and cabbage – 2 cups
  • one medium carrot cut up
  • Diced onion – 2 cups
  • unsalted peanuts – 2 tbsp
  • minced fresh ginger – 1 tsp
  • Asian salad dressing – one third cup
  • crushed pineapple – one third cup
  • bib lettuce – 12 leaves

This recipe is great for the summer time especially now but it’s very hot outside. This recipe makes approximately 4 servings each of them having about 220 cal, 12 g of carbohydrates and a grams of sugar. Put all of the above ingredients (except the pineapple and salad dressing) into a blender or food processor.

And pulse until it’s finely chopped. I usually do this by just using the pulse mode on my blender or you might just have to turn it off and on several times. My food processor is small so I have to process this in 2-3 batches , one at a time.

You may next add the salad dressing and pineapple into our mixture and toss everything nicely until it’s well combined. When you are ready to serve spoon about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture onto each lettuce leaf and enjoy.

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