In our Philadelphia and Bucks County medical weight loss centers our goal is to help you lose weight and keep it off. And we do this by providing you with the finest FDA approved weight loss pills, diet pills, appetite suppressant medications, vitamin B-12 injections therapy and delicious meal plans that are designed to satisfy your cravings and help eliminate your hunger.
And these meal plans taste good too. So, if you are looking to lose weight and keep it off, while still eating delicious food I invite you to call us and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation at our Philadelphia medical weight loss center or our Bucks County medical weight loss center. Call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation.
If you are one of our weight loss patients you know that I believe that food is meant to be enjoyed. Growing up in my family everything that we did, every celebration every event was always celebrated with food, and lots of. In a sense, food was a celebration of life.
And some of my happiest from childhood are of sitting together with my great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, my brother and sister, and uncles and cousins at my great-grandmothers dining room table where we feasted upon ravioli, lasagna, baked zitti, gnocchi and desserts like ricotta filled cannolis and cream puffs. Yes, you may have guessed, that I grew up in a large Italian family! And like most Italian families most interactions with one another took place at the kitchen table or dining room table enjoying good food and each other.
That is why in our weight loss program we make a point of giving you lots of recipes of wholesome food that we all grew up eating but our versions of these recipes will have lower calories and lower carbohydrates. Making them weight loss friendly. But they taste so good you won’t believe there diet food.
So here are two great recipes; one is for a low carbohydrate version of my grandmother’s rotolo and the other is for a low-carb recipe for lasagna that is quick and easy to make.
This is a family recipe that my great-grandmother Virginia has handed down to my wife. My wife has changed the recipe a bit, to make it more diabetic friendly, but it tastes just as good if not better than Great[grandma’s recipe.
Rotolo – Verdi Style
- Ingredients for the Filling:
- ricotta cheese – 12 ounces 1 1/2 cups
- Parmesan cheese, approximately the 4 ounces of grated Parmesan cheese
- finely chopped fresh oregano – 1/2 cup
- finely chopped – fresh parsley – 1/2 cup
- egg – 1 large egg
- minced raw garlic – 3 cloves
- Sea salt – 1/2 teaspoon
- nutmeg – 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- black pepper – 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- Additional Ingredients:
- Roasted or delimeat chicken breast that you can get from your supermarket – cut into strips that are 1.5 inches wide and 6 inches long. You should have about 24 slices of meat.
- 2 cups of tomato sauce
- shredded mozzarella cheese – approximately the 1/2 cup
- some additional Parmesan cheese to serve over top when everything is finished cooking.
First preheat your oven to 300°F. Combine all of the ingredients together except for the chicken breast tomato sauce and the extra 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Make sure that all of the ingredients are mixed nicely.
Then take your strips of chicken and place them on your counter and take 1/3 cup of the mixture of all your ingredients in place it on to your strip of chicken. Then start rolling it up and place it with the seam side down. Do this with the rest of your chicken strips. After that take 1 cup of your tomato sauce and pour it into the bottom of a cast iron skillet approximately 12 inches or you can use any other type of ovenproof skillet or pan.
Then take your chicken rolls and put them in the pan with them laying on their side. Take all of your roles of meat and place them in the pan so they fit very snugly. Make sure that your filling is facing upward. Next take the remaining 1 cup of tomato sauce and pour it over top. You can now put this in your oven and let it bake for approximately the 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted completely.
When it is done take it out of the oven and you can now sprinkle your mozzarella generously over top. Place it back in the oven for about another 10 minutes or so or until the cheese is melted once again. After that take it out of the oven and let it stand for at least a good 15 minutes before serving. And of course you can top it with the extra Parmesan cheese if you would like.
This recipe makes 12 servings each of them has about 386 calories, 61 grams of protein and 5 grams of carbohydrates.
Lasagna – Low Carb Style Roll Ups
- approximately three-quarter pound and you can use either oven roasted chicken breast from the deli counter – approximately 16 slices or you can use sliced oven roasted turkey from your deli counter. Make sure that the slices of meat are approximately 1/8 inch and you want to have 16 slices.
- To make the filling you will need:
- ricotta cheese – 1 cup
- egg – 1 large egg
- Parmesan cheese – approximately 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- mozzarella cheese – 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
- Additional Ingredients
- tomatoes – three medium-sized tomatoes – sliced thin
- fresh basil leaves
- 2 cups of tomato sauce – meat sauce or marinara sauce
As always first we have to preheat your oven. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Place your turkey on a large sheet of parchment paper. To make the filling take a large bowl and mix together the eggs ricotta cheese until their mixed nicely and then stir in the mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
After you have made the filling take about 1/4 cup of it and place it on top of one of your meat slices and spread it out evenly. Do this with the remaining slices of meat. Take about 3 slices of tomato and place them over top of your filling on each of the slices of meat. Next take some of your basil and place it on top of your tomatoes.
After that rollup each slice of meat and place them, seam side down, a and a baking dish that is approximately 8 inches. When you have all of the strips of meat rolled up with the mixture tomato and basil inside and placed in your baking pans top each one of them with the marinara sauce. I like to use about 2 – 3 tablespoons of the sauce.
Now we are finally ready to place it in the oven and bake it for about 25 minutes or so or until the cheese is melted. This recipe makes four servings each of them has 467 cal, 50 grams of protein and 9 g of carbohydrates.
I truly do hope you enjoy these recipes and if you would like help losing weight I invite you to call us and schedule your free consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation now.
Hi everyone if you are one of our weight loss patients in our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Center or our Bucks County Medical Weight Loss Center you know that I have lost over 80 pounds on our program and I have kept it off.
Keeping the weight off for all of this time has taken some dedication to planning and/or preparing my meals ahead of time. Personally, I like to have 2 – 3 meals a day that taste good and are also loaded with good healthy nutrition. So these meals satisfy my tastebuds and eliminate my hunger because I’m giving my body exactly what it needs In the form of good healthy nutrition and nourishment in the form of delicious food.
If you are new to our weight loss program I invite you to call us and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation, call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation. In our weight-loss program we provide you with high-quality FDA approved appetite suppressant medications – weight loss pills, vitamin B12 injection therapy and we also instruct you in a sensible eating plan that will have you eating real delicious foods that will assist you in losing weight. If you are able to I will also review an exercise program with you. In this post I am going to give you the recipes for meals that I’m having for breakfast lunch and dinner today. So here are the three great recipes that will tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your hunger and cravings.
Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs
- eggs – 3
- butter – 2 ounces
- salt and pepper to taste
Start by taking three large eggs cracking them open and beating them with some salt-and-pepper. Next, take a pan add the butter to it and set it overtop a medium heat. When the butter has melted add eggs to the pan and stir this for at least 2 minutes. I like my eggs thoroughly cooked. You can even add some type of protein like chicken, beef or fish. Often times I add bacon , avocados and some cheese. If you are super hungry you can add more butter to the recipe.
Lunch – Mega Salad
- beef, chicken, fish or any other protein of your choice – 4 ounces
- leafy greens – 1 ounce
- cherry tomatoes – 1 ounce
- bell pepper – 1 ounce
- cucumber – 1 ounce
- scallion – 1/2
- olive oil or mayonnaise – 1/4 cup
Chop your vegetable then add your greens to the bowl and then add the other vegetables. I like to add broccoli, red and green cabbage for a nice crunch to my salads.
Shred or chop vegetables of your choice. First, put dark leafy greens such as spinach or arugula at the bottom of the jar. Iceberg lettuce or romaine works too. Green and red cabbage gives a fresh crunch. Chopped broccoli or cauliflower also works great. You can also add avocado, bell peppers – red- green and yellow, carrots and any other vegetables that you like. Then top this with your protein – beef, chicken or fish. I also like to add cheese, olives, and a small amount of nuts and seeds. For the dressing I like olive oil, vinegar and herbs and spices, but sometimes I may have some mayo or lemon as a dressing.
- chicken breasts – 4
- olive oil – 2 tbs
- bell pepper – 1
- garlic clove -1
- pickled jalapeños, finely chopped – 2 tbs
- ground cumin – 1/2 tsp
- cream cheese – 3 ounces
- shredded cheese – 5 ounces
- salt and pepper – to taste
- tooth picks – 4
- avocados – 2
- garlic cloves – 1-2
- the juice of ½ lime
- olive oil – 3 tbs
- white onion – 1/2
- fresh cilantro 1/3 cup
- tomato – 1 diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- For serving
- sour cream 2/3 cup
- leafy greens or lettuce – 1/2 pound
First preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Take your garlic and bell peppers and chop them up nicely. Then place them in a pan with olive oil and saute. When they are soft set them on the side in a bowl. Then stir in the cheeses, spices and japenos. Slice your chicken down the middle and spread it apart like you open the newspaper. Take a large spoonful of the mixture and place it into the middle of the chicken. Add the salt and peer to taste and any other spices you like. Fold the chicken breast and secure it with the toothpick.
Do this with all of the chicken breasts then fry them a bit. Then put them in a baking pan and bake them until they are totally cooked. You can add the remaining batter overtop of the chicken breasts before baking them. When they are cooked you can add some good health fats like guacamole or sour cream. And please add lots of vegetables. To make the guacamole all you have to do is mash the meat of the avocado, (just like mashed potatoes – but without all of the carbs), and mix in some diced tomatoes, lime juice and olive oil. You can also add other herbs and spices to give it more flavor. Make sure you remove the toothpicks before serving this delicious dish.
I hope you enjoy these recipes! If you, a friend or love one call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336.
If you want to lose weight fast and keep it off call our weight loss program is for you. In our medically proven weight-loss program we use the finest FDA approved appetite suppressant medications weight loss and diet pills vitamin B12 diet injection therapy and develop a simple nutritional weight loss meal plan that allows you to eat real food and still lose weight.
So if you are looking for a medically supervised clinical weight loss program I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call us now at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will schedule you for your free weight loss consultation.
In addition to high quality FDA approved appetite suppressants we give you meal plans and recipes to help you lose weight and keep it off.
Here are 2 great recipes for you. A great Parfait of Berries and Cream and awesome chicken wings that are great for Sunday football games.
Elyse’s Favorite Parfait – Berries and Cream – Paleo Recipe
- Heavy cream– whipping cream–1/2 cup
- Cocoa powder–1 tablespoon
- Vanilla extract– 1 teaspoon
- Almonds – 6 crushed almonds
- Walnuts– 6 crushed walnuts
- Strawberries– 3 strawberries diced
- Raspberries – 1/3 cup
- BlackBerries– 1/3 third cup
- Blueberries– 10 blueberries
- Chia seeds– 1/2 tablespoons
- Flax seeds – 1/2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
- Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
First put your heavy whipping cream in a large bowl and mix in the vanilla extract and cocoa powder.
Then using a mixer, mix the cream – (whip it) – for about 3 minutes. If you like, you can place this in the freezer for about 40 minutes for a nice cold snack. Then mix the nuts and berries into the cream. After that, mix in the ground flaxseed, Chia seeds and then sprinkle the cinnamon over top if you like.
This recipe makes two servings. I like this recipe because the nuts make it crunchy, the fruit makes it sweet (but not too sweet) and the full fat heavy cream makes it even more enjoyable. This is great for breakfast and it’s also really good for a snack during the day. The nuts and cream make it hearty enough for the cold winter months and it’s also cool and refreshing for those hot summer days. It’s a perfect recipe.
Football Sunday Wings
- Chicken wings – 2 pounds
- Himalayan salt – 1 tablespoon
- Ground black pepper – 1 teaspoon
- Baking powder – 1 tablespoon
- Smoked paprika – 1 teaspoon
- Garlic salt – 1 teaspoon
- Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
- Optional- hot sauce- 2 tablespoons
Mix together the pepper, salt, baking powder, paprika and garlic salt. Take a large plastic Ziploc bag and add the chicken wings along with your mixture of spices. Close it and then shake the bag well to coat all of the wings with the seasoning. Preheat a large pan over medium heat and melt the coconut oil. Next check your chicken wings and place them in the skillet and then place a cover over top of the skillet and cook this for about 10–12 minutes. Then flip the wings over and let them cook for another 10–12 minutes until they are nice and brown. When they are finished cooking remove them from the heat and cool down for a little bit. You could serve them with hot sauce if you like.
I hope you enjoy these recipes and if you need help losing weight just call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation.
If you are trying to lose weight and would like more information on our medically supervised weight loss program call us now and Lisa will schedule you for your free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation now. In addition to using FDA approved medical weight loss pills appetite suppressant medications and Vitamin B12 injection therapy we also coach you in the correct type of nutrition diet eating plan to help you safely lose as much weight as you can and as fast as you can. We will also coach you in the correct type of exercise plan for maximal fat loss depending on your age, overall health and level of physical fitness. And every week we add more delicious recipes to our blog here so that you never get bored eating just plain old diet food.
So for more information on our weight loss plan call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation.
And here are the delicious shakes I promised:
Cravings Killer Smoothie
- banana -1 medium sized banana
- avocado – 1/2 of a small to medium size avocado
- spinach – 1 to 2 cups of spinach or kale
- coconut oil – 1 to 2 tablespoons
- sugar free coconut milk – 1/4 cup
- water – 1 cup
- cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
All of the good healthy fats help control your appetite and cravings and the cinnamon helps to control your blood sugar levels and that is what controls controls you craving sugar.
Vanilla & Berry Tea Latte for Two
- 2 to 3 cups of steeped hot tea
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter – grass fed butter
- Berries – ½ cup of any berry
- Salt – a dash of sea salt
Put all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend and enjoy. This serves 2 people.
Mega Immune Booster Tea
- ½ can of sugar free coconut milk (you can use full fat)
- Dried turmeric – 1 teaspoon
- Honey – 1 teaspoon
- Ginger – 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
- Butter – 1 tablespoon or 1 teaspoon of collagen powder
Add all of the ingredients into a pan and continuously stir until it is warm and totally mixed together
Carrot Cake For Two Super Smoothie
- 2 to 3 carrots – chopped
- Banana – 1
- Avocado -1
- Unsweetened coconut milk – 1 can of full fat coconut milk
- Ginger – 1 teaspoon
- Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
- Collagen powder- 2 tablespoons
- Gelatin powder – 2 tablespoons
Add all of the ingredients, except for the gelatin and collagen powders into a blender and blend it all together. Then add the collagen and gelatin powders and blend at the lowest speed. And Enjoy! This serves 2 people.
I hope you enjoy these recipes.
Call us now at 215-821-7336 for your free weight loss consultation.
Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
With the new year comes new beginnings. A time to start over and make anew. A moment to feel and imagine all of what you want to accomplish this upcoming year. It’s the time to truly appreciate where you are and how far you have come. This is your year! 2017 is the year that you achieve your goals and become the best you that you can possibly be.
And if your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, improve your overall health and wellness and become more physically fit I invite you to call us for a free consultation and see if we can help you achieve all of your goals. Call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss health and wellness consultation.
One of the most popular new year resolutions is to lose weight. But if you don’t have the proper plan, the correct information and realistic guidance most people do not achieve their goals. And this is why I believe that our weight loss programs are so successful. Because we try our best to work with our weight loss patients in developing a realistic weight loss plan that they are able to do in their hectic and crazy busy life.
We also try to have people eat foods that they really enjoy. So our medical weight loss program goes way beyond weight loss pills, appetite suppressant medications, diet pills and vitamin B-12 injections therapy. In addition we will instruct you in a plan that will include the proper types of food that you should be eating for your metabolism, body type, how many calories you should be eating in a day and recommending the proper type of physical activities/exercise that will help you lose weight, burn body fat and not be bulky and blocky.
It’s unbelievable how many people come into our office and are exercising almost every day and they are just getting heavier, bigger and developing a body that looks like a block or a square. And most of the time this is because they are doing the wrong types of exercises.
If your goal is to lose pounds and inches there were certain type of exercises that work best for this. And they are totally different from exercises that are designed to increase muscle mass. So if you are exercising to lose weight and body fat and are just getting heavier and more bulky you’re probably doing the wrong type of exercises. So call us for your free consultation and let us help you design a plan that will assist you in achieving your goals. Call us now at 215-821-7336 and set up your totally free weight loss consultation.
If you are already a patient in our Philadelphia medical weight loss program or our Bucks County medical weight loss program you have probably come here for more recipes. And today I have for you a very nice chicken casserole recipe that my wife Elyse is going to make for us today.
Chicken Casserole – Low Carb Recipe*
bacon – 8 slices
zucchini – one medium-sized zucchini cut into,1/2 inch cubes
eggs – two large eggs
mayonnaise – 1/2 cup
chicken broth – 1/4 cup
chives – 1 tablespoon of snipped chives
fresh dill – 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped
flat leaf parsley – 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped
onion powder – 1/2 teaspoon
garlic powder – 1/2 teaspoon
black pepper and sea salt to taste
cooked chicken thigh meat – 2 cups cooked and chopped up
avocado – one half of an avocado diced
tomato – one tomato seeded and diced
cheddar cheese – 2 ounces
Use an oven safe skillet and fry the bacon until it’s nice and crisp. When it’s finished cooking remove the bacon from the pan but leave the drippings from the bacon in the pan. Then crumble the bacon and set it on the side. Next take your cubed zucchini and add to the pan and let it fry for about five minutes or so until the zucchini is tender and has soaked up all of the bacon drippings. Then remove the zucchini from the pan and allow it to cool down. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Then place your eggs in a saucepan cover with water and then set it atop a flame and let it boil and when it starts to boil cover it with a lid and remove it from the heat. Just keep the eggs sitting in the hot water for about 11 or 12 minutes. Next remove the eggs from the hot water cool and them down in ice water or under cold running water. When they are cool peel them and slice them. In a very large bowl combine all of the ingredients for the dressing and stir them all together well. After that stir in the hard-boiled eggs, tomato, cheese, chicken, avocado, bacon crumbles and the zucchini cubes. Mix everything so that it’s combined together well. After that, move this mixture into and 8 in.² baking dish. Place it in the oven and let it cook for approximately 20 minutes. When it’s done you can garnish it with anything that you like before serving. This recipe makes eight servings each of them has approximately 270 cal, 10 g of protein, about 3 g of carbohydrates in 1 1/2 g of fiber.
May this year bring you the best in health, wellness, prosperity and love. I wish you all much love and many blessings in life.
And if you would like us to help you with your weight loss for this new year call us and set up your free weight loss consultation call us at 215-821-7336.
This recipe is from the book the ketogenic cook book written by Jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich. It is an awesome book especially for those of us that are looking to keep our blood sugar levels relatively low. It should definitely be part of your cookbook library.