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Skinny Recipes For the Holidays by Medical Weight Loss Philadlephia

medical-weight-loss-doctors-in-philadelphia-that-prescribe-phentermine-for-weight-lossHi everyone. It’s early Sunday morning after Thanksgiving and everyone it is still sleeping except for me, Rocky and Jasper (our 2 dogs aka our furry children). So of course what do I do while everyone else is sleeping? I write an article for our blog for our fantastic weight-loss patients.

(If you are not part of our weight-loss program and have some questions or looking for more information just call us and schedule your free consultation, Call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa would be happy to answer your questions and schedule your free weight loss consultation.) 

In this article I am going to give you the recipe for a delicious low-carb meatball with an amazing sauce, that my wife made for us this past Thanksgiving for all of us to enjoy. And I am also going to give you a recipe that I made myself for a chocolate peanut butter bar.

Meatball Recipe*

  • Ingredients:
  • Grass fed ground beef– 2 pounds
  • Tomato sauce– 1/4 cup
  • Minced yellow onion– 1/4 cups
  • Gluten-free tamari sauce– one tablespoon
  • Dry mustard– 1 tablespoon
  • Minced garlic clove – one clove
  • Sea salt– 2 teaspoons
  • Ground black pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Liquid smoke– one teaspoon
  • The ingredients for the sauce are:
  • Unsalted butter– one stick
  • Cream cheese– 2 ounces
  • Beef broth – 1/3 third cup
  • Grated Parmesan cheese – 1/2 cup
  • Ground nutmeg – 1/8  teaspoon

Start by preheating your oven to 325°F. Then in a very large bowl combine all of the ingredients together and mix everything total it’s totally combined. After you have mixed all of the ingredients together it’s time to make your meatballs. Try to shape them into 1 1/2 inch meatballs and place them on a baking sheet and let them bake for about 45 minutes or 1 hour. Just make sure that they are totally cooked all the way through.

Now it’s time to make the sauce while meatballs are baking. Take a nice sized sauce pan and place the butter in there and heat until’s the butter starts to sizzle and you start to see brown flecks. Just make sure that you are stirring this because you do not want the butter to burn. Decrease the heat to a low setting and mix in the cream cheese, Nutmeg, Parmesan cheese and bone broth and let this simmer for approximately 16 to 17 minutes. Remove the meatballs from the oven when they are cooked. Now all you have to do is arrange to them on a serving dish and enjoy them with the sauce.

This recipe makes about 16 servings as an appetizer if you make the meatballs smaller or if you make them larger you should be able to make about eight servings.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

  • You will need:
  • Aluminum pie baking pan – tin foil baking pan
  • Virgin coconut oil – 4 tbs
  • Coconut butter also called coconut manna – 3 tbs
  • Peanut butter – 1/4 cup
  • Combine all of the above until it’s smooth and then add:
  • Then add
  • Cocoa powder – 2 tbs
  • Swerve – 2 tbs
  • And mix everything until it’s totally combined. You can add sliced almonds over top and then place in the freezer for 2 minutes. Then remove from the freezer and break apart. You can store this in the refrigerator.

This chocolate and peanut butter bar recipe does have a lot of calories but it is super delicious and low in carbs. So just make sure that you are watching your portion size for this delicious peanut butter and chocolate treat.

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do. If you, your friends, family members or loved ones are looking to lose weight or improve your overall health and wellness I Invite you to call us and schedule your free consultation for everyone.

We have lots of friends, family members, spouses and coworkers joining our weight-loss program together so they can get a head-start on their New Year resolutions for losing weight and improving their  health and wellness. We even have many offices joining our program so when the new year comes they can kick off there biggest loser weight loss competition.

If you would like to schedule your free weight loss consultation call 215-821-7336 and Lisa would be glad to schedule you all.

Source: the ketogenic cookbook by jimmy moore and maria emmerich. This should definitely be part of your cooking library.

Secrets for a Sleek Physique by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

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Hi everyone Dr. Kenny here. If you are a member of our Philadelphia and Bucks County weight loss programs you already know that we use the highest quality FDA approved appetite suppressant medications, weight loss pills and diet pills.

And you also know that we spend an enormous amount of time with our patients reviewing the proper nutrition and meal plans that will help you safely lose weight.

If you are not a member of our weight loss center I invite you to call and schedule your free consultation, call us at 215-821-7336. Ask for Lisa and she will be glad to schedule your free weight loss consultation.

As part of our medical weight loss program we also will review your target weight loss goal and let you know if your target body weight is healthy for you. I guess because of social media and marketing campaigns that appear on the television, in magazines and on the Internet people are coming to us wanting to lose an amount of weight that would not be medically healthy for them. Not every woman is meant to be a size 0 or size 2 or even a size 4.

And please remember that in our program we use real prescription medications that must be prescribed by a licensed medical physician, nurse practitioner or certified physician assistant. You cannot purchase these type of medications at your local Nutrition Store. And because these are prescription medications certain criteria must be met, like BMI, waist measurement, etc. for you to be able to take these weight loss medications.

That is why we offer the free consultations, to determine if you are a candidate for our program. When you first come in you will be evaluated by the healthcare provider and then they will their clinical skills and expertise and make the recommendations as to what would be the best weight loss program for you. This includes the appropriate weight loss medications, best nutrition – diet meal plan and what would be the best target weight loss goal for you. And in addition to all of this we give you lots of fantastic recipes to help you lose your weight. We have recipes that we had every week to our website that are usually low-calorie recipes and/or low sugar low carbohydrate recipes.

So with all of this being said, finally here are a few of my secret recipes that taste great and will help you get that sleek physique.

*Jumbo Devil’s Food Cookies

  • Ingredients:
  • Devil’s food cake mix- 1 box (18.25 oz)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder- ⅓ cup
  • Water- ¼ cup
  • Butter (melted)- ¼ cup (half stick)
  • Large eggs- 2
  • Crispy rice cereal- 1 cup
  • Fluffy marshmallow topping- 1 cup

Begin with setting the oven to 350 degrees. Use 2 large baking sheets (not nonstick), adding butter and flour to them. In a large bowl add in cake mix, cocoa powder, water and melted butter. On low speed beat for 1 minute, or until combined. Then beat at a medium speed for 2 minutes. Add in cereal and beat at low speed until combined. Stir in marshmallow topping lightly, mixture should end up looking marbled. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Grease up a tablespoon and place dough 2 in apart on baking sheet. In between batches keep remaining dough refrigerated. Bake 13-14 minutes, or until cookies look puffed. Let cool for 1 minute. Use metal spatula to remove cookies off sheet and onto rack to completely cool. Repeat steps with next batch. Enjoy!

Each cookie has approximately: 108 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 139 mg sodium, 24 g cholesterol

*Chocolate-Walnut Squares

  • Ingredients:
  • Freeze-dried coffee granules- 1 tbs
  • Hot water- 1 tbs
  • Unsalted butter- ½ cup (1 stick)
  • Packed dark-brown sugar- 1 ¼ cup
  • Dark corn syrup- ¼ cup
  • Large eggs- 2
  • Vanilla extract- 2 tsp
  • Almond flour- 2 cups
  • Baking powder- 1 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon- 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Sour cream- ½ cup
  • Mini chocolate chips- ¾ cup
  • Walnuts (chopped)- 1 ½ cup
  • Chocolate frosting- 1 can (1lb)

First heat oven to 350 degrees. As that is preheating coat a 15 ½ x 10 ½ x 1 inch jelly-roll pan with cooking spray. Pour the hot water into a pan or cup and let them dissolve. In a good sized bowl, at medium speed, beat together sugar and butter for 3 minutes. Add in corn syrup, beating until smooth. Next add eggs, coffee mixture, and vanilla. Using a medium-sized bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder,. Beat flour mixture with sour cream into butter mixture, at low speed. Ending up with flour mixture. Fold in walnuts and chips then spread into pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Keep in pan and let cool. Once cooled spread chocolate frosting on top. Cut into 2 in squares and enjoy!

Each square has: 196 calories, 10 g fat, 2 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 62 mg sodium, 20 mg cholesterol.

To see if you are a candidate for our Philadelphia or Bucks County medical weight loss program call us and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation at 215-821-7336.

I hope you enjoy these recipes is much as we do and is always if you have any questions about our weight loss program just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Sweet Treats To Blast Away Fat and Eliminate Hunger by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

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Today I am going to share with you 3 great low calorie recipes that are under 200 calories per serving. If you have never been to our weight loss center call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336.

The recipes are for Apple Raisin Muffins, Pumpkin Muffins and Banana Pecan Waffles.

Our son Noah will soon be home from College for the holiday break and my wife is already buying the ingredients for these recipes because they are his favorites. Your family will not believe that these recipes are for diet food so let me know how you and your family enjoyed them.

Here are the recipes:

*Apple-Raisin Muffins

  • Ingredients:
  • All-purpose flour- 2 cups
  • Packed dark-brown sugar- ½ cup
  • Baking powder- 1 tsp
  • Baking soda- ½ tsp
  • Ground cinnamon- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Buttermilk- ¾ cup
  • Unsweetened applesauce- ½ cup
  • Large egg whites- 2
  • Canola oil- 2 tbs
  • Chopped peeled apple- 1 cup
  • Dark seedless raisins- ⅓ cup

First set oven to 400 degrees. Spray 12 standard-size muffin-pan cups with cooking spray. In a large bowl mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Form a well in the center. In a small bowl mix together buttermilk, applesauce, egg whites and canola oil. Add buttermilk mixture into well of flour mixture. Mix until moistened (do not overmix). Fold in apple and raisins. Add even amounts to each muffin cup. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool on rack. Enjoy!

Nutrient value per muffin: 161 calories, 3 g protein, 1 g fiber, 3 g fat, 32 g carbohydrate, 221 mg sodium, 1 mg cholesterol

*Pumpkin Lovers Muffins

  • Ingredients:
  • Almond flour- 2 cup
  • Packed light-brown sugar- ¾ cup
  • Baking powder- 1 tbs
  • Ground cinnamon- 1 tsp
  • Ground ginger- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ¾ tsp
  • Ground allspice- ¼ tsp
  • Unsalted butter (cut into pieces,chilled)- 3 tbs
  • Liquid egg substitute- ¼ cup
  • Canned solid-pack pumpkin puree (not pie filling)- ¾ cup & 2 tbs
  • Nonfat milk- ⅔ cup
  • Vanilla- 1 tsp
  • Chopped pecans- 2 tbs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use cooking spray on 12 standard-size muffin-pan cups and muffin-pan top. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, allspice, ginger, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and flour. With 2 knives, if used as scissors you can cut butter until it appears as fine crumbs. Now in a small bowl, beat together egg substitute, pumpkin, milk, and vanilla until mixed. Add batter to muffin cups equally. Sprinkle pecans on top and bake for 25 minutes. Place muffins on rack to let cool slightly then enjoy!

Nutrient value per muffin: 179 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated, 4 g protein, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 291 mg sodium, 8 mg cholesterol

*Banana-Pecan Waffles

  • Ingredients:
  • All-purpose flour- 1 ¾ cup
  • Sugar- 1 tbs
  • Baking powder- ½ tsp
  • Baking soda- ½ tsp
  • Ground cinnamon- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Mashed banana (2 small)- ¾ cup
  • Large egg whites- 2
  • Large whole egg- 1
  • Vegetable oil- 1 tbs
  • Buttermilk- 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  • Pecans (toasted,finely chopped)- ¼ cup

Toppings (optional): Butter, sugar free maple syrup, sliced bananas, chopped pecans.

Start by heating a nonstick standard waffle iron. Now in a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In a medium-sized bowl mix together banana, egg whites, whole eggs, oil, buttermilk, vanilla, and pecans. Create well in center of flour mixture, placing banana mixture inside. Quickly stir until flour mixture is moistened. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray, then add ⅓ cup of batter. Cook as instructions tell you. Add toppings you desire and enjoy!

Nutrient value per waffle: 193 calories, 6 g fat, 6 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 230 mg sodium, 28 mg cholesterol

Please come back to this blog section next week because every week we add more great recipes that are keys to losing weight and improving overall health and wellness.

*Source These recipes were taken from Eat what you love and lose by Peggy Katalinich. It’s a great cookbook and has lots of great low calorie recipes.

Low Calorie Comfort Food Recipes for The Winter To Lose Weight and Keep It Off

medical weight loss philadelphia, medical weight loss doctors philadelphia,medical weight loss c;inics and centers philadelphiaHello everyone. Here are two delicious winter time recipes that are perfect for comfort foods and because they are low in calories they will help you lose weight and keep it off.

If you are new to our medical weight loss center just call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call 215-821-7336 and schedule your appointment now.

Here are the 2 low calorie recipes I promised you:

Avocado Soup*

This is a phenomenal recipe it makes 6 servings and each has 64 cal, 5 g of fat, 5 g of carbohydrates in 2 g of protein.

  • The ingredients are:
  • 2 small peeled and seeded avocados – cut up
  • 1/2 cup of seeded and peeled  chopped cucumber
  • 1/3 cup of chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup of shredded carrots
  • 14.5 ounces of reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1.5 cups of water with several dashes of hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/3 cup of refrigerated fresh salsa
  • snipped fresh cilantro

For this recipe we’re going to start by combining the avocados, onion, carrots, cucumber, garlic and the chicken broth in a blender and blend until everything is nice and smooth. Next add the water, hot pepper sauce and salt and cover this again and blended until everything is combined nicely and it’s creamy and smooth. Then all you have to do is pour the mixture into a large bowl or Tupperware container and cover and refrigerate this for several hours. I usually like making this a day of head of time so we are enjoying a nicely chilled avocado soup when we do eat it. When you are ready to serve all you have to do is spoon the soup into your soup bowls and then sprinkle each serving way after paprika, salsa and snipped cilantro.

Black Bean and Chicken Pesto Wraps*  

This is a great recipe that makes approximately 4 servings each of them having approximately 300 cal, and 35 g of carbohydrate.

  • The ingredients are:
  • 15 ounce can of no salt added black  beans – rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup of loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • two cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 12 ounces of skinless boneless chicken breast sliced in half and cut into strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano – crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 4 multigrain flatbread wraps
  • 2 cups of fresh shredded fresh spinach
  • one small red pepper – cut into bite-size strips

In a bowl let’s combine the beans, onion, cilantro, 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon of the chili powder, the garlic, crushed red pepper and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Mash all of this together until it’s just about smooth. You can use anything you like to mash this I use a potato masher.  Then just set this on the side. In another bowl toss the chicken breast strips with the rest of the chili powder, oregano and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix this nicely together so that the chicken absorbs all of the spices. Then you want to use a large skillet and cook the chicken in oil over medium – high heat for 4 – 5 minutes or for long as it takes for the chicken to be thoroughly cooked so that there is no pink remaining. After that remove from the heat and stir in the leftover 2 tablespoons of lime juice. To make the wraps all you have to do is spread the bean mixture evenly on each of the 4 wraps. Then top with the spinach, sweet pepper strips and the chicken and just roll them up and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do.

For your free medical weight loss consultation call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your consultation.