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July 26, 2022
What Am I Eating? Trader Joe’s Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

I’m an avid Trader Joe’s shopper and have recently stumbled across their “heat and serve” lemon pepper grilled chicken. I especially like it in the summertime when it’s too hot to stand in front of the grill. This chicken is pre-packaged with two chicken breasts in it, all you need to do is heat and […]

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July 8, 2022
NJBC Eats: Orzo Summer Salad

Salads made with the traditional lettuce and tomato can get monotonous after a while so I decided to create my own version of an Orzo Summer Salad. What I love about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can add in any of your favorite veggies – bell peppers, cucumbers or whatever you have available. This […]

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July 8, 2022
Healthy or not? Old Tyme 647 Buns

As the warm weather approaches, many of us look forward to a classic summer barbecue.  Aside from the traditional high protein foods – chicken, steak, hamburgers and hot dogs –  cookouts include many side dishes, and of course, carb-heavy hamburger buns and hot dog rolls. When patients ask about bread substitutes the first thing I recommend […]

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July 7, 2022
Healthy or Not? RightRice

RightRice is a new rice product on the market. It is a rice substitute made out of just five ingredients: lentil flour, chickpea flour, rice flour, sunflower oil, and sea salt. These ingredients make it higher in protein and fiber compared to traditional white rice. Protein helps to keep you feeling full for a longer […]

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March 15, 2022
NJBC Eats: Egg Muffins

Not consuming enough protein at breakfast can make it challenging to reach your protein goal by the end of the day. Since protein is at the forefront of a bariatric diet, we recommend that patients aim for 20 - 30g per meal. Egg muffin cups are a perfect grab and go breakfast to help reach […]

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February 24, 2022
Bariatric Friendly Fast Food Options

  When you’re trying to eat healthy and lose weight, knowing what to order from a fast food restaurant can be challenging. Patients often ask for advice on bariatric-friendly options at some of their favorite fast food chains so I reviewed a few menu options and broke it down so you can go to your […]

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January 18, 2022
Healthy or Not: Special K Cereal

  Kellogg’s Special K Protein is one of the cereals that patients ask about when looking for healthy options. Although this cereal is higher in protein than the average cereal, which is good to help maintain body mass, it is still fairly high in carbohydrates. The Upside Special K Protein Cereal has a few flavors […]

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