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July 8, 2022
Growing Your Own Food

Have you ever considered starting a garden and growing your own food? It’s a great way to improve your health by consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, increasing your physical activity, and ultimately saving money.   Harvesting Your Own Produce vs. Getting it from a Store When gardening you can control when you pick your vegetables. The unknown of […]

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July 7, 2022
Healthier Soda Alternative

The only liquid calories that the dietitians and doctors at NJBC will recommend is a protein shake or glass of low-fat milk. The goal should be to drink 64 ounces of fluid per day and the majority of it should be water. However, if you miss your old favorite beverage like soda and have tried […]

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February 22, 2022
What am I eating? Jicama Wraps

While perusing my local Trader Joe’s, I found these new jicama (pronounced hi·kuh·muh) wraps in the produce section. Jicama is a starchy root vegetable that is native to Mexico. I was curious and decided to look at the label and was quite impressed. These wraps are gluten free, contain only 3g of total carbs and […]

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February 9, 2022
Tips for a Healthy Valentine's Day Dinner Out

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’ve been focused on eating healthy especially since the new year started, here are some tips to still stay on track while you’re dining out.  I always tell patients that if it’s available, check out the menu online ahead of time and decide what they’re going […]

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December 3, 2021
Avoiding the Office Snack Temptation

Office snacking can be difficult to avoid especially if the break room is filled with snacks, a co-worker has a fully stocked candy jar or someone from accounting is a fantastic baker and brings in the most irresistible baked goods. How do you handle the urge to overindulge and make sure you stay on track […]

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October 8, 2021
Easy Instant Pot Recipes

  As the weather starts to cool, I tend to transition away from my barbecue grill and back to my instant pot. The Instant Pot is my favorite brand of electric pressure cookers for healthy, quick and easy meals. It’s a mix between a slow cooker and a pressure cooker. I use mine for a […]

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September 24, 2021
NJBC Eats: Portabella Mushroom Pizzas

  Lately, I’ve been eating grilled portabella mushroom pizzas on repeat. This is one of my favorite low-carb meals. Perfect for a weeknight dinner, it’s fast and requires minimal ingredients. For healthy, protein-packed toppings I like grilled chicken, turkey pepperoni or crumbled sausage. I recommend getting the family involved and customizing your toppings together. For […]

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September 3, 2021
NJBC Eats: Overnight Oats

  Mornings can be hectic. Between getting yourself ready, kids back in school and dealing with a morning commute, making a healthy breakfast can be low on the priority list. Here’s one solution - prep breakfast the night before and be ready to start your day with a healthy, high protein meal. These overnight oats […]

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August 18, 2021
How to Handle Questions about Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

When you first start seeing family and friends after weight loss surgery, they may be surprised by the new you. If you’re comfortable talking about your weight loss, a surprised reaction may be welcomed and sharing your experience with bariatric surgery comes with ease. If you’re not comfortable, the questions and attention may put you […]

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July 30, 2021
Do I have to be on a liquid diet before weight loss surgery?

Patients who plan to have gastric sleeve or bypass often ask if they have to go on a liquid diet before surgery.  When I say yes but only the day before the procedure, it’s often met with a look of surprise and then relief. A quick google search usually explains their reaction. Many websites discuss […]

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July 2, 2021
Fresh Summer Salad

  This fresh Summer Salad is always on rotation at my house during the warmer months. It’s super easy to prepare and only requires 3 ingredients. I love to serve this as a side to whatever we have on the grill or pack it for lunch with some chicken mixed in.  RELATED: Mini Burger Bites […]

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May 11, 2021
NJBC Eats: Grilled Chicken Kebobs

  These Grilled Chicken Kebobs are a classic, healthy and delicious summertime meal. Use vegetables that you already have on hand or opt for a combination of a few different ones. RELATED: Keep Your Weight Loss on Track with NJBC Dietitians     Ingredients: 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces […]

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