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February 1, 2024
5 Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine's Day is approaching, and love is in the air! It's a time for romance, sweet gestures, and, of course, indulging in delicious treats. If you are mindful of your health and weight, enjoying this holiday can sometimes feel like a challenge. However, celebrating Valentine’s Day doesn't mean you have to compromise your health goals. […]

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October 28, 2022
NJBC Eats: Protein Pumpkin Harvest Soup

Cooler weather means one thing - soup season! I love to make a delicious and creamy soup as soon as the temperature drops. One of my Fall favorites is protein pumpkin harvest soup. I added a packet of unflavored protein powder to this soup to add 20g of protein without altering the delicious flavor of […]

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July 8, 2022
Yogurt 101: The Healthiest Options Available

Have you ever stood in the dairy aisle looking at the variety of yogurt and wondered which one  you should get? I always tell patients to read the nutrition label first to see the sugar content.  While yogurt is a great high-protein, portable snack, some yogurts, both dairy and non-dairy, can be full of artificial […]

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July 7, 2022
Healthy or Not? Quest Protein Cookies

Got a sweet tooth? Quest Nutrition’s newest product is the Frosted Protein Cookies that comes in two different delicious flavors: birthday cake and chocolate cake. These cookies are much smaller than their original cookie and have only 90 calories, 5g protein and less than 1g sugar per cookie. You can purchase these as a box […]

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February 15, 2022
What am I eating? Plantain Croutons

Plantain croutons are the newest addition to my salads. When I make a salad I like to add something crunchy to make it more interesting. I recently came across the new plantain croutons from Trader Joe’s that are a great substitute for traditional croutons. The taste and crunchy-like texture are similar and there are a […]

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December 10, 2021
What am I eating? Lily's Chocolate

We all get that sweet craving, especially during the colder weather and holidays. Instead of splurging with excess calories and sugar, Lily's Chocolate Bars are my go to for that sweet, guilt-free treat. There is no sugar added, instead it is sweetened with stevia. It has 9g of fiber per serving due to the chicory […]

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November 12, 2021
How to Fill Your Thanksgiving Plate

  Thanksgiving is all about gathering together, giving thanks and enjoying a meal with family and friends. However, it can be quite challenging and stressful if you’re trying to lose weight.  How can you enjoy your meal without stressing about weight gain? I always tell patients that whether it’s a holiday or not, aim for […]

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October 1, 2021
Healthy or Not: Starbucks Apple Crisp Macchiato

I recently tried Starbucks’ new Autumn inspired drink - the Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato. The Grande size of this  apple-cinnamon flavored drink is made with 3 pumps of apple and brown sugar syrup, 2% milk, 2 shots of espresso, and topped with a spiced apple drizzle. Depending on your choice of size, the drink contains […]

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September 10, 2021
Healthy or Not? Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies

Apple Cider Vinegar has been known as a trendy “detox” supplement for weight loss, inflammation, and bloat. The most popular way to take Apple Cider Vinegar recently has been as gummies, because well,  who doesn’t love gummies? But is it worth it and healthy? Let’s discuss! Apple Cider Vinegar is made from apples that have […]

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July 28, 2021
I've Reached My Goal Weight...How Do I Maintain It?

  The moment you started the process for bariatric surgery was the moment you made a commitment not only to yourself but to a healthier lifestyle.  Now that you’ve reached your goal weight, the objective is to maintain that commitment.  To maintain weight loss and the goals you set for yourself means staying committed to […]

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July 16, 2021
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Chia seed pudding is the perfect healthy breakfast. It’s creamy, delicious and loaded with fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, and protein to keep you satisfied and full throughout the day. It also contains hemp seeds which provide a great source of plant based protein. If you’re short on time, chia seed pudding is an easy, make-ahead, […]

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July 9, 2021
What Am I Eating? Vana Life Foods Green Chickpea Superfood Bowl

I recently found this new plant-based meal that's high protein at my local Whole Foods. It’s a Green Chickpea Superfood Bowl from Vana Life Foods and it’s jam packed with fiber to keep you full and satisfied. Not only is it nutritious, it is also quick and easy to eat healthy on the go. I […]

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