Well, it’s July 6th and over the course of these past two days I cannot tell you how many people have been raving about the totally vegan and paleo friendly ice cream recipes that I had posted in our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Center these past several weeks.
Yes you read that right! Low carb ice cream that actually tastes good!
Many people told me that they served these ice cream recipes at their July 4th parties and everyone loved them.
With that being said I am going to post these ice cream recipes here on our blog today.
If this is your first time visiting our website and you would like more information on our medical weight loss program I invite you to call and schedule your complimentary weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa would be glad to schedule your first consultation.
Chocolate Ice Cream
bananas – 3 bananas
pure cocoa powder – 3 tablespoons
Tahini – 2 tablespoons
Stevia – 8 packets of stevia,Depending on how sweet you want your ice cream
dates – 6 dates with the pit removed
Ice Cube – about 10- 14 ice cubes
This is a phenomenal recipe all that you have to do is have to put your cocoa powder, Stevia, bananas, dates, one cup of ice and the tahini into a blender. Start the blender by pulsing it at first and then you could put it at higher speeds. very carefully add the remaining ice cubes until everything is Blended together nicely and you have a nice creamy texture. I usually do not need to use the entire 4 cups of ice but it will all depend on how thick you like your ice cream. You can even add a little bit of water to this if it becomes too thick and is not blending as well as you would like.
Vanilla Ice Cream
coconut – the meat of 3 coconuts
pure vanilla beans – 1 tablespoon
maple syrup – 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
10 – 14 ice cubes
Start by putting your vanilla beans, 4 ice cubes, coconut meat and maple syrup into a blender and begin pulsing this mixture. When it starts blending well together add the remaining ice cubes into the blender. Again remember that you may not really need to use all of the ice cubes.
Strawberry Ice Cream
The meat from two coconuts.
Stevia – 6 – 8 packets of stevia depending upon your taste
Frozen strawberries – two bags
dates – 6 pitted dates
strawberry extract – 1 teaspoon
10 – 14 ice cubes
Here we go again! Start this recipe by putting all of the above ingredients into a blender with just about 4 ice cubes and start by pulsing the mixture and then turn it up to your higher settings on your blender. Very carefully and slowly and the rest of the ice cubes. once again remember you may not need to use all of the ice cubes. I usually only use about 10 ice cubes but some of our patients use more.
I hope that you enjoy these recipes. If you would like more information on our weight loss program or you would like to schedule your free weight loss consultation just call Lisa at 215-821-7336.
It’s Saturday morning July 1st and yes we are in the office seeing people. Helping everyone achieve their weight loss, health and fitness goals. So many people came into the office today telling me how much they enjoyed the sushi recipe that I recently posted.
So I have decided to post a few more recipes today that are Paleo and Vegan-friendly and also quick and easy to make. Two of the recipes I am posting are for a Caesar dressing and for guacamole. These two recipes are loaded with great tasting vegetables and spices and personally I think they taste better than the store-bought versions. And they are definitely more healthy for you. I’m also going to give you the recipes for Honey Drizzled Romaine Lettuce Wraps and Ashley’s Super Salad.
These recipes taste fantastic and they are all paleo and vegan friendly. And if you are not following a Paleo or vegan diet it doesn’t matter because these recipes just taste so good and as an extra bonus they will help you lose weight.
If you are new to our website and would like more information on our medically supervised prescription weight loss program just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa would be more than happy to schedule your weight loss consultation.
And now here are the recipes:
Honey Drizzled Romaine Lettuce Wraps
- Romaine lettuce leaves – 5 large romaine lettuce leaves
- Raw almond butter – 5 tablespoons of raw almond butter
- Honey – 3 teaspoons of raw honey
This is a super simple easy and delicious recipe to make. Just take 1 tbsp of the almond butter and spread it all over your lettuce leaf and take ½ Teaspoons of the raw honey and poured over top and then just roll up the leaf and enjoy.
Ashley’s Super Salad Recipe
- Romaine lettuce – ½ pound
- Grape tomatoes – 1 cup sliced in half
- Raisins – 1 cup
- Apple – 1 large apple – diced
- Scallions – 3 tablespoons of chopped scallions
- Chives – 2 tablespoons of chopped chives
- Red or yellow pepper – 1 large chopped and diced
- Cucumber – 1 large cucumber peeled and chopped
- Basil – ¼ cup – fresh basil is preferred
Stir all of the above ingredients is a large bowl and serve with your favorite salad dressing.
- cold pressed olive oil- ¼ cup
- garlic – 2 cloves of chopped garlic
- Celery – 4 stalks of celery cut in half
- Water – 1/2 cup of water
- lemon juice – ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
- Soy sauce – ¼ cup og low sodium soy sauce
- Sweet miso – 2 tbsps
- Dates – 5
- Pepper – fresh ground pepper to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in an airtight jar and shake well until all of the ingredients are blended nicely. This makes about 3 cups of dressing and it’s best to keep it refrigerated for about 5 days.
- Avocados – 3 chopped
- Limes – squeeze the juice of 2 large limes
- Onion – ¼ cup of chopped red onion
- Grape tomatoes – 1 cup of grape tomatoes sliced in half
- Peppers – either red or yellow ½ cup chopped
- Cilantro – chop up ½ buch
- Salt to taste
- Swerve – ½ tsp
- Olive oil – just a little bit – about ½ tsp
Too make this recipe all that you have to do is combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl. If you like you can mash the avocados or just put everything into a Nutribullet or something like that. This recipe makes approximately two cups of guacamole.
So there we have it four great recipes that taste good and will also help you achieve your health and weight loss goals. I decided to put the Caesar dressing and the guacamole recipe in this post because a lot of new patients have been coming into the practice and for the most part they are eating a good diet but some of the things that most people seem to be getting wrong are the types of salad dressing and dips they are using. And that’s why some of my more recent posts have included recipes for diet friendly dressing and dips.
If you, a loved one or co-worker would like more information on our medical weight loss program I invite you to call and speak with Lisa and she will schedule you for a complimentary consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your visit with us.
Have a great weekend and a Happy 4th of July!
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.
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.
For more information on our medical weight loss program please call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation.
Hi everyone Dr. Kenny here. One of my super star weight loss patients, Sara, asked if I would post a few low calorie beef recipes that would satisfy her husband’s appetite and help shrink his belly at the same time. But they also had to be tasty and satisfy his man-sized appetite. And you know I always do my best to please our wonderful patients so here are a few of my favorite low calorie beef recipes that I think will help trim down Sara’s husband’s belly and satisfy his hunger at the same time.
If you would like more low calorie recipes for specific foods just let me know next time you come in. And if you have not been in our office yet call us and set up your complimentary consultation at 215-821-7336.
Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Wild Mushroom Sauce*
- Whole beef tenderloin (trimmed and tied)- 1
- Olive Oil- 1 tsp
- Salt- ¾ tsp
- Black pepper- ½ tsp
- Cloves garlic (finely chopped)- 2
- Assorted mushrooms (cremini, shiitake, oyster) (tough stems removed and caps sliced)- ¾ lb
- Large shallot (finely chopped)- 1
- Clove garlic (finely chopped)- 1
- Dry sherry- 2 tbs
- All-purpose flour- 2 tbs
- Beef broth- 1 can
- Fat-free half-and-half- ⅓ cup
- Fresh tarragon (chopped)- ½ tsp
- Salt- ⅛ tsp
- Black pepper- ⅛ tsp
- Hot cooked egg noodles- 8 cups
Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees. While you wait, rub olive oil, salt, pepper, and chopped garlic over all sides of meat. Put in large roasting pan, roast for 45 minutes. Remove and let sit for 10 minutes with foil. As you let that sit you can start your sauce by putting mushrooms and shallot in a large nonstick skillet and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add in garlic and sherry, cook 1 minute. Sprinkle flour over sauce and stir for a minute. Stir beef broth into mushroom mixture, cook till boil or until sauce has thickened. Mix in half-and-half, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Heat through then remove. Slice tenderloin and serve with egg noodles and pour mushroom sauce on top. Enjoy!
Pepper Steak with Teriyaki Sauce*
- Boneless sirloin steak- 1
- Coarse black pepper- 1-2 tsp
- Olive Oil- 2 tsp
- Onion (chopped)- 1
- Sweet red pepper (cored, seeded, cut)- 1
- White Mushrooms (thinly sliced)- ½ lbs
- Bottled teriyaki basting sauce-and-glaze- ½ cup
- Fresh lemon juice- 1 tbs
- Steak drippings or water- 2-3 tbs
Begin by heating the broiler and seasoning the steak with black pepper. Broil steak for 12-15 minutes, turn over once halfway through. Let stand for 10 minutes (keep pan drippings). As you let the steak sit heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add in onion and red pepper, cook and stir for 3 minutes. Change the heat to high, proceed to add in mushrooms and cook for 6 minutes. Mix in teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, and pan drippings or water. Bring to a simmer then remove from heat. Cut up the steak and pour sauce on top. Enjoy!
Wine-Marinated Grilled Sirloin*
- Dry red wine- 2 cups
- Water- 1 cup
- Red onion (finely chopped)- 1
- Worcestershire sauce- 3 tbs
- Chili powder- 2 tsp
- Dried oregano- 1 tsp
- Liquid hot-pepper sauce- ½ tsp
- Boneless sirloin steak (3 lbs)- 1
- Bottled chili sauce- 3 tbs
- Dry red wine- 2 tbs
- Bottled grated horseradish- 1 tbs
- Salt- ½ tsp
Lets begin by using a medium sized bowl and mixing together wine, water, onion, Worcestershire, chili powder, oregano, and pepper sauce. Put steak in baking dish and pour marinade over top. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Make the glaze by using a small bowl and mixing the chili sauce, wine, horseradish, and salt. Set aside when done. Set heat on grill to high and cook steaks for 4 minutes, turn over and cook for another 2 minutes. Spread glaze over steak and cook for 5 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes then slice meat into thin slices. Enjoy!
So there you have it some of my best low calorie recipes. Come back in a few days for more weight loss tips and recipes.