Hello and welcome to our website. In today’s article I’m going to give you 3 great recipes for ketosis friendly smoothies. If this is your first time visiting our website and you would like more information about our Philadelphia medical weight loss program, I invite you to call and schedule your free consultation with us. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will gladly schedule you for your free weight loss consultation.
I would like to thank all of you for referring your family members, friends and coworkers to us. Over the years our practice has grown, and we have you are wonderful patients to thank for our success. We do our best to treat everyone like family. Ketosis and intermittent fasting are 2 of the most popular health trends today. So much so that there are now conferences specifically on fasting and ketosis.
And I have recently attended one of these conferences. And I must tell you that I was very impressed with all of the scientific information on fasting and ketosis and the benefits of each and of course the proper way to follow these practices. There are of course pros and cons to fasting and ketosis and there are many different types or protocols for fasting and ketosis type diets. If you are considering these types of nutritional protocols and need help, just call I will gladly help you put together a program.
Please note that losing weight does not require that you must fast or follow a ketogenic diet but if you are interested in these types of program, I can definitely help you with them.
Throughout the years our patients have had tremendous weight loss success just by following a regular diet plan and not going to extremes. We like to work with people and develop a plan that is simple and easy for them to follow. We want to make a plan that you can follow for the rest of your life and not only lose weight but also maintain that weight loss. So again, if you would like to schedule a free weight loss consultation just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will schedule your free consultation.
Here are the smoothie recipes:
Chocolate Strawberry Ketosis Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup frozen strawberries
- 1 scoop of our Solutions 4 protein powder
- Blend and enjoy!
Frozen Peach Ketosis Smoothie
- 1 cup hemp milk
- ¼ cup of frozen peaches
- 1 tsp of mct oil
- 1 scoop of our Solutions 4 protein powder
- Blend and enjoy!
The RAN Frozen Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 scoop of our chocolate Solutions 4 protein powder
- Blend and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy the smoothie recipes.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy ketogenic recipe give this a try:
Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl
- 4 ounces of cooked chicken (cooked rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket is fine)
- 1/2 cup of cauliflower rice (you can also get this from your local supermarket)
- 1/2 sliced cucumber
- Olive oil and vinegar and season to your liking. You may also use any type of sugar-free salad dressing.
If you are in a rush for time you can use a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket and you can even purchase the cauliflower rice from your local supermarket. I would start by heating the cauliflower rice in a pan stove and then add 4 ounces of your rotisserie chicken. Just warm everything nicely and then plate it, and your cucumbers and your dressing and you’re all set for a great dinner.
I hope that you enjoy all of these recipes and if you, a friend, loved one, coworker or family member need help losing weight or help with improving overall health and wellness please call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call 215-821-7336 for your free consultation.
Welcome to our Philadelphia weight loss practice. If you are new to our Medical Weight Loss Management Program call us for a free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and we will be glad to schedule you for a free consultation and give you all the information on our program. Jamie has dropped over 40 lbs with our medical weight loss program using the best FDA approved medical weight loss pills, appetite suppressant medications and diet pills, vitamin injection therapies and of course a simple nutritional plans that consist of a sensible eating program that we designed for her.
We also made an exercise plan for her. And by following all of our recommendations she has lost over 40 lbs and kept it off.
We also offer nutritional cleansing and nutritional detox programs as well. If you are looking to lose weight or help with improving your overall health and wellness we have programs that can help most people.
So call us and schedule your free consultation call 215-821-7336.
If you are already one of our weight loss patients I know you were coming to our website today looking for our weekly updates of weight loss recipes.
Today, I have 4 totally fantastic recipes for you today and they are: Avocado Egg Cups, Cheesey Zucchini Hashbrowns, Antipasto and Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto and Fried.
Of course these are not your typical diet foods and that’s part of what makes our program so unique from other Philadelphia DIet Programs.
Here are the recipes:
Avocado Egg Cups*
- a large avocado sliced in half and remove the pit
- eggs – 2 large eggs
- fresh ground black pepper and sea salt
- Additional Ingredients
- tomato – 1/4 cup of diced tomato
- red onion – 1 tablespoon of diced onion
- any herb that you like – parsley or cilantro or any other herb of your choice
Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Place your avocado hands with the cut side up in a baking dish or any other type of oven safe skillet. Crack open your egg and place it into the center and each of the avocado halves and then sprinkle your pepper and salt over top. Next let’s place this any of and for approximately 13 – 21 minutes – until the eggs cooked. When it is finished cooking just take it out of the oven and top it with any of the other additional toppings or even some of your own toppings that you really like.
This recipe makes two servings each of them has approximately 470 cal, 9 grams of protein and approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates. Go to sleep
Cheesey Zucchini Hashbrowns*
- zucchini – 4 cups of shredded zucchini
- Sea salt – 2 teaspoons
- egg – 1 large egg beaten
- Parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- green onion – 2 tablespoons of chopped green onion
- black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
- butter – 1/4 cup
This is a really great recipe let’s begin by taking the zucchini and mixing them in a bowl with the salt. After everything is mixed together nicely just let this sit for about 14 minutes. And then drain any extra liquid out of it. Next we and add the pepper, egg, green onion and Parmesan cheese and mix everything together well. After that place a skillet over medium – high heat, allow the butter to melt and make do zucchini mixture into 4 portions. They should be about 2.5 inches in diameter and a half inch thick. Put them in your pan and let them fry for about 5 minutes per side or for as long as it takes until they are nice and golden brown. Then remove them from the pan and place them on a cooling rack. After the cool down a little bit you can serve them with the holiday sauce.
This recipe makes four cakes and that equals four servings each serving has about 440 cal, 3 grams of protein and about 2 grams of carbohydrates.
- mozzarella cheese – 12 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
- extra-virgin olive oil – 2 tablespoons
- chopped fresh basil – 2 tablespoons
- oregano – 2 tablespoons
- ground black pepper and sea salt to taste
- olive – 27 pitted
- salami – 4 ounces thinly sliced
This of course is one of my all-time favorites! First I like to take the cheese slices and place them nicely on a platter and then drizzle the olive oil over top and of course sprinkle over top the oregano, black pepper, basil and salt. Now I just add the salami and the olives and it’s ready to serve. This recipe makes about 6 servings each of them has approximately 280 cal, 4 grams of carbohydrates and 18 grams of protein.
Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto and Fried*
- coconut oil or olive oil – 2 tablespoons
- unsalted butter – 2 tablespoons
- frozen string cheese – 8 pieces
- prosciutto – 8 slices that are very thin
- any type of herbs that you like – oregano, tarragon, thyme or even sage.
- Marinara sauce
Of course this is another one of my all-time favorites! First I take up and and I heat the oil over medium heat. Then I unwrapped the cheese. Now comes the fun part, wrapped each piece of cheese with one slice of prosciutto making sure that you wrap up the entire piece of cheese including the ends. If you like you can actually now sprinkle your chopped herbs for more of the crust. Then just take each piece of the frozen cheese wrapped in the prosciutto and place it in the pan and just fry it. Make sure that you are turning it often until it becomes a bit crisp and the cheese starts to soften. This happened very quickly you should only take a few minutes. Now all you have to do is set them all the platter let them cool down a bit and you could dip them in the marinara sauce. I do have to say once again this is one of my all-time favorite recipes. This recipe makes eight pieces and two of the make up a serving. Each serving has about 18 grams of protein, 330 cal and 2 grams of carbohydrates.
So there you have four great recipes that are lower in carbohydrates and recipes that are not usually considered diet food.
If you need help losing weight or your friends and family and co-workers need help losing weight I invite you to have them call us and schedule a free weight loss consultation. Call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation.
In our Philadelphia medical weight loss program in addition to providing our patients with the highest quality FDA approved appetite suppressant medications, weight loss pills and diet pills we also provide vitamin B-12 injections therapy, Botox and fillers like Juvedrm, as well as nutrition counseling and help with developing exercise programs and overall health and wellness programs.
And let’s not forget to mention that we also provide nutritional cleansing programs and nutritional detoxification programs. So if you are someone looking for help controlling your appetite and cravings with medications we can accommodate you and if you or someone that is looking to lose weight or improve your overall health and wellness with nutritional cleansing and possibly not taking any type of medication we can help you as well. And of course the Doctors and the Physician Assistants will do a thorough medical evaluation to determine the best plan for you. If you would like more information on our medical weight loss program call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation at 215-821-7336.
This has been a fabulous week with our patients breaking all types of weight loss records. I just want to commend all of you on your phenomenal results from your efforts and dedication. I also want to applaud our Doctors, Physician Assistants and staff for their commitment and dedication to our patients. I do have to say that it’s a pleasure working in an environment where everyone loves what they do and the people that we help every day. And I think that is truly one of the reasons why our patients do so well.
Now let’s get to those recipes. And this post I’m going to give you the recipes for low carbohydrate versions of an avocado salad, guacamole dip, cheese and pepperoni chips, jalapeno Poppers and blue cheese celery slammers.
Here are the recipes:
- avocado – 1/2 of an avocado
- Olive oil – 2 teaspoons
- line – 1/4 line
- salt and pepper to taste
To make your delicious salad just slice the avocado and half and set the slices nicely on a plate and then sprinkle with the olive oil and squeeze the lime over top. Add the salt and pepper to taste. A nice little gadget that I suggest that you purchase is an avocado slicer. Since avocados are a big part of my daily diet I always make sure that we have plenty in the house. This recipe makes one serving and it only has 9 grams of carbohydrates and 246 cal.
- minced red onion – 1 tablespoon
- crushed garlic clove – 1/2 garlic clove crushed
- a ripe avocado
- 1/4 lime
- Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
- hot sauce – to taste
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tablespoon of minced cilantro
Let’s start by mincing our onion and crushing are garlic and combining them both in a bowl. Cut your avocado in half and scoop out the meat into that ball that has are garlic and minced onion. Mash the avocado with a fork. But do not make it to smooth, you should leave it a little bit chunky. Add your lime juice by squeezing the lime and then add the cilantro, hot sauce, Olive Oyl and salt. I usually like to serve mind as soon as we make it because it really doesn’t last that long. This recipe makes about two servings each of them having approximately 220 cal, 20 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein and 9 grams of carbohydrates.
Cheese and Pepperoni Chips*
- I know, I have you thinking here – what are pepperoni chips? So just continue reading and you will see what I mean.
- pepperoni slices – 1 ounce of pepperoni slices
- whipped cream cheese – 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
Place your pepperoni slices on a microwavable safe plate and microwave them for about 60 – 90 seconds or for as long as it takes for them to be crisp. Now all you have to do is spread the whipped cream cheese over top of them and enjoy. This recipe is for one serving and it contains approximately 200 cal, 7 grams of protein and 2 grams of carbohydrates.
- jalapeno peppers – 2 fresh jalapeno peppers
- cream cheese – 1.5 ounces of cream cheese
- bacon – 2 slices of bacon
First let’s start by slicing open are peppers and remove the stems and scrape out the seeds from the inside. Next put half of the cream cheese into each of the peppers. Then just take your bacon and wrap it around the pepper covering as much of it as you can. You should use a toothpick to keep this together. Next just grill or broil them until the bacon is totally cooked. And now all you have to do is eat them! This makes one serving and it has approximately 215 cal, 7 grams of protein and 3 grams of carbohydrates.
Blue Cheese Celery Slammers*
- cream cheese – 1.5 ounces of cream cheese
- heavy cream – 1 tablespoon
- crumbled blue cheese – 1 tablespoon
- garlic – 1/2 garlic clove crushed
- hot sauce to taste
- celery – 2 large celery reps
Place your cream cheese, heavy cream, blue cheese, garlic and hot sauce into a ball and mix everything together with a fork. Make sure that you stir and mashed together well to have it form a nice dip but be sure to leave a few chunks of blue cheese. When everything is mixed together well just stuff your stalks of celery with the blue cheese mixture and enjoy. This is enough for one serving and each serving has about 230 cal, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of carbohydrates.
So there you have it, five low carb recipes that are totally delicious. I hope you enjoy these recipes is much as I do. And as always please come back to our website next week for more recipes, health and wellness tips.
If you or someone you know would like more information on our weight loss program please call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. You can call us at 215-821-7336.
If you would like more information on our medically supervised prescription weight loss program call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation. In our Philadelphia medical weight loss program we use appetite suppressant medications, weight loss pills and diet pills along with vitamin B-12 injections therapy and nutrition and physical activity plans to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Even though you might not really be hungry when you are taking our weight loss pills you still need to eat good healthy nutrition.
And that is why we are constantly updating this blog every week with healthy recipes and today I going to give you the recipes for nacho cheese crisps, a low-carb version of chocolate bacon toffee ice cream (according to my son Noah everything taste better with bacon – lol) and a low-carb version of chocolate soufflé.
So here are the three recipes:
Nacho Cheese Crisps
- frozen shredded sharp cheddar cheese – 2 ounces
- egg whites – three large egg weights
- cream of Tartar – 1/8 teaspoon
- taco seasoning – 2 teaspoons
Let’s start this fantastic recipe by preheating are oven to 300°F. Next we take a piece of parchment paper and place it over top of a baking sheet. Now the fun begins. Take your frozen cheese and put in a food processor and chop it into tiny pieces. In a mixing bowl mix together the cream of Tartar with the egg white’s and then add the cheese over top. After that mix the cheese into the cream of Tartar and egg white mixture. Try to keep the mixture nice fluffy but you definitely want to make sure that the cheese is all the way through out the mixture. And here is where it gets really fun, take this mixture and you could place it into a pipette bag and squeeze this mixture onto your baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You want to make strips at least 2 – 3 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide. (My son Noah made these at college and instead of using a pipette bag all he did was get a large Ziploc bag put the mixture into their could a whole and one quarter of the bag and squeezed out some pretty heavy duty strips of this delicious mixture.) After you have major strips on the baking sheet just sprinkle over top your taco seasoning. Then let this bake any of and for approximately 25 – 30 minutes. I like mine to be very crispy and the longer that you bake them the crispier they will become. But just make sure that you do not burn them. Sometimes after the first 25 minutes I will shut off my oven and just leave them there for about another 20 minutes or so so that they are nice and crispy but they are not overly burn. Of course, it’s always best when you eat this soon after it’s made at least within a couple days but if you use a really good container should be good for approximately 5 – 6 days. This recipe makes about 5 – 6 servings and each has around 55 calories, almost 2 grams of carbohydrates and about 4 grams of protein.
Chocolate Bacon Toffee Ice Cream – Low Carb
- Serves 8
- Swerve, erythritol or any other sugar substitute – 1 cup
- Eggs – 3 large
- cocoa powder – 1 cup
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk – 1 cup
- heavy whipping cream – 1½ cups
- pinch of salt
- xanthan gum – ½ tsp
- 90% chocolate – 4 squares
- heavy whipping cream – 2 Tbsp
- ¼ cup chopped crispy bacon – ¼ cup
- Chopped sugar free toffee – 3 squares
This is a really great recipe were going to start by mixing together your cocoa powder, xanthan gum, almond milk, eggs and sugar substitute. After everything is mixed nicely make sure that you are using a microwave safe bowl and put this into the microwave and microwave for about 1 minute or so. Take it out of the microwave, stir it and then put it back into the microwave for about another 30 seconds. Then stir up one more time and microwave for another 30 seconds. Hopefully, by this time the mixture should be a bit second. If it is not; continue to microwave for 30 seconds and then stir until it’s thickened a bit. When you finally have the proper consistency mix in your heavy cream and a little pinch of salt. Let this cool in the refrigerator overnight.
Melt the chocolate together with the 2 tablespoons of whipping cream and then mix in the bacon. Spread this mixture out on either wax paper or on parchment paper and let it chill until it’s hardened. Once it’s nice and hard you can break into pieces and set it on the side. When your ice cream mixture has thoroughly chilled you can put it through an ice cream maker. Just follow the instructions that came with your ice cream maker and I’m sure everything will come out the way it should be.
Wait until there is about two minutes left for your ice cream and to be ready and then mix in the bacon and toffee. Let it process for the final 2 minutes and then you can either serve it as soon as it is ready or you can place it in the freezer and let it firm up a bit. If I am placing it in the freezer to be served later I just make sure that I take it out of the freezer for about 20 minutes before we are going to eat it. Just leaving it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes or so will allow it to become nice and soft to see you can totally enjoy all the rich flavors of this ice cream. This recipe has about 300 calories per serving, 6 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of protein.
Low Carb Chocolate Souffle’
- butter – 1 tablespoon
- Monk fruit sugar – 1/3 cup
- unsweetened chocolate – 5 ounces
- egg yolks – three large egg yolks at room temperature
- egg whites – 6 large egg whites
- whipped cream – 1 cup
Let’s start by preheating the oven to 375°F. Then butter your soufflé dish with your 1 tablespoon of butter. After that let’s melt your unsweetened chocolate in a bowl, you should stir this while it is melting.
When the chocolate is melted remove the ball from the heat and whisk in the egg yolks until it hardens a bit. In another bowl whisk your egg whites with a pinch of salt, use an electric mixer while adding the 1/3 cup of monk fruit. Just make sure that you at the monk fruit a bit at a time. Now stir approximately 1 cup of your egg whites into the chocolate mixture and then add this mixture to their remaining egg whites. Just mix everything together nicely. After that pour into the soufflé dish and bake this in your oven for about 18 – 20 minutes or so just until it becomes puffy with a nice crust on top.
If you would like more information on our medically supervised prescription weight loss program call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation.
I hope you enjoy these recipes is much as I do and is much as my family does. If you need help losing weight, or a friend, coworker a loved one needs help with losing weight or just improving your overall health and wellness I invite all of you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and we will be happy to schedule 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.
Happy holidays everyone! During this holiday season it’s almost impossible not to enjoy the delicious feasts, cakes and desserts with family and friends. So to help you maintain your weight loss during this holiday season I’m going to give you two phenomenal recipes that are low-carb and low in sugar.
The recipes are for my favorite Oreo and cream cheesecake and one of my favorite cookie recipes. And please remember that In our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Program and our Bucks County Medical Weight Loss Program our goal is to have you enjoying lots of good healthy delicious food while you are losing weight and improving your health. If you are new to our weight loss program and would like more information just call us and schedule your free medical what was consultation at 215-321-7336 and Lisa will set up your free consultation for you. Once again happy holidays and here are those great recipes I told you about.
If you need help achieving your weight loss goals I invite you to call us and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation at 215-821-7336. Call now and Lisa will be glad to schedule your free consultation for you.
Biscotti Low Carb & Gluten Free
- 1 large egg
- Swerve – ⅓ cup
- stevia extract – ¼ tsp
- butter – ¼ cup
- vanilla extract, sugar free – ½ tsp
- almond flour – 1 and ¾ cups
- xanthan gum – ¼ tsp
- unsweetened cocoa – ½ cup
- baking soda – ½ tsp
- salt – ¼ tsp
- cinnamon – 1 tsp
- Optional items include chopped nuts and sugar free chocolate chips
First we should preheat our oven to 325 F. Then in a bowl, stir or blend together the eggs, butter, vanilla extract, swerve and stevia. In another bowl stir together the remaining ingredients until they are mixed nicely. Then combine the ingredients of both bowls and you can add the sugar free chocolate chips and the nuts if you would like to.
Mold this into a nice big dough ball. Next grease a cookie sheet and spread the dough out and form your typical biscotti. Next we bake this for about 25 minutes, just until it’s slightly browned. Take it out of the oven and decrease the temperature to 275 F. Allow the biscotti to cool down for about 14 minutes and cut it into strips that are approximately one half inch wide. Then put the individual biscotti on their side onto the cookie sheet and bake them for another 25 – 30 minutes, or for as long as to takes for them to cook to a nice crispness.
This recipes makes about 15 biscotti and each has approx 2 grams of carbohydrates.
Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Low Carb
- Low carbohydrate chocolate cookies – one pound (the above cookie recipe is perfect for this)
- butter – ½ cup
- cream cheese – 8 ounces
- Swerve – ⅔ cup
- stevia extract – ½ tsp
- heavy cream – 1 cup
- eggs – 6 large
- coconut flour – 2 tbsps
- vanilla extract – sugar free – 2 tbsps
This is a really fantastic recipe. To start just take a 9 inch spring form pan and grease it. Then preheat your oven to 350°F. Next break up your cookies into very tiny crumbs. You can use your hands or just use your food processor to do this. Divide your cookie crumbs into two separate bowls and stir one half into your melted butter. You are going to take this butter and cookie crumb mixture and line the bottom of your springform pan with it.
After doing this place the pan in your refrigerator. Next you want to blend together your swerve, whipping cream and cream cheese. Make sure that you use a large bowl for this. When it’s nice and smooth you can add the vanilla, coconut flour and eggs and stir everything until it’s creamy smooth. Then take your springform pan out of the refrigerator and pour half of your cream cheese mixture over top of the crust. Then take the other half of your cookie crumbs and pour that over top and then just pour the rest of the creamy mixture over top of that. Next place this in the oven and let it bake for about an hour or so. You want to bake it for as long as it takes for the center to become very firm.
Finally take the cheesecake out of the oven and let it cool down. Personally I like to let it cool down for at least one hour and then you can remove it from the pan. For the best tasting cheesecake I like to leave it in the refrigerator until the next day. This is one of those recipes where there cake will actually taste better the next day. This recipe makes 12 servings each of them having about 3 – 4 grams of carbohydrates.
If you need help achieving your weight loss goals I invite you to call us and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation at 215-821-7336. Call now and Lisa will be glad to schedule your free consultation for you. Happy holidays and I hope you enjoy these recipes is much as I do.
Hi 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.
- 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.
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Source: the ketogenic cookbook by jimmy moore and maria emmerich. This should definitely be part of your cooking library.
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Here are 2 more great recipes under 200 calories to help you lose weight.
Low-Carb Pancakes and Syrup*
This is another one of my favorite recipes. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare everything and then of course you have to add the cooking time for cooking each of the pancakes. This recipe makes 12 pancakes and one serving size is considered three pancakes. Try to make the pancakes the size of about 5 inches.
- 3 large eggs – separate the yellow from the white
- protein powder – 2 tablespoons of either egg white protein or any other type of protein powder that you like. Just make sure that it does not contain a lot of sugar and carbohydrates. That’s why I prefer egg white protein because it’s very low in carbs and in sugar.
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract – you could really use any flavor that you prefer
- Stevia or swerve – 1 teaspoon
- Coconut oil or organic respite voter – we use this to coat our pan
- 1/2 cup of our delicious brown butter syrup – for pouring over top of our pancakes
We begin by whipping the egg whites in a bowl for several minutes until they become very stiff. After that blend in the yolks, vanilla extract, Stevia and your protein powder.
Heat the coconut oil or the unsalted butter over top a medium – high heat then when it’s hot take 1/4 cup of the batter and pour it into your pan. (When my wife does this the pancakes always seem to be in perfect shape but for some reason when I do it I need to use a utensil to make it into an almost perfect circle.)
Then just fry the pancake until it’s a golden brown on both sides. This usually takes about 2 minutes per side. After that remove the pancake from the heat and set it aside on a plate and cover it to keep it nice and warm. Then just repeat this process until there is no more batter left. I usually need to add a bit more butter or coconut oil between cooking each pancake.
When you have cooked all of the batter just place the pancakes on individual serving plates and pour the syrup over top. Remember a serving size is three pancakes and each serving has approximately 175 cal, 13 g of fat, 8 g of protein, 0.6 g of carbohydrates in 0 g of fiber.
Brown Butter Syrup*
This is the recipe for the syrup to pour over top of your pancakes or anything else that you would like to use syrup with. It only takes about one minute to mix everything together and then it takes about another five minutes for it to cook. This recipe makes one and a half cups of syrup and usually 2 tablespoons are considered a serving size. Each serving has approximately 75 cal, 8.4 g of fat, 0.2 g of protein 0.2 g of carbohydrates in 0 g of fiber.
- unsalted butter – 1 stick
- 1/2 cup of swerve – you can use any others sugar substitute for this recipe, but I prefer to use swerve. It tastes just like real sugar and it doesn’t have that aftertaste that most other products have. Also, if you consume a large quantity of some of the other sugar substitutes like xylitol you may experience some stomach upset (and possibly diarrhea).
- Cream cheese – 1 ounce
- unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk – 1/2 cup
- 1 teaspoon of maple extract
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
First we take a large saucepan and heat the butter over high heat, stirring it every few seconds. The butter will start to foam up towards the top of the pan and it will then fall back down. You will start to see quite a few brown flecks and that is when you should remove it from the heat.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the swerve until it’s nice and smooth. At this point you can mix in the cream cheese and stir until it’s smooth and then stir in the almond milk, maple extract and the salt.
Now set the pan aside and let it cool down a bit and then pour the mixture into a glass jar. It can stay fresh in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. Now, because of the ingredients, it will become thick while it is in the refrigerator. So when you are ready to use it you can just reheat it in a microwave or by placing it in a pan and heating it over a flame on your stove-top.
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*Recipes are from the ketogenic cook book by jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich. It should be part of your cooking library.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.