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March 21, 2024
Spring Produce: Your Guide To Fresh, In-Season Eating

I always recommend eating the fruits and veggies that are in-season. Eating with the seasons is a great way to save money and enjoy the freshest, tastiest produce out there. Spring is just around the corner, so let’s review what will be in season, the benefits and the best places to find them.  Benefits of […]

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February 14, 2024
Healthy Valentine's Dinner Recipe

Are you staying in for dinner this Valentine’s Day and looking for a delicious yet healthy recipe? This Shrimp Pasta dish has minimal ingredients but packs a ton of flavor. Shrimp is a great source of protein and when paired with a protein pasta, they make the perfect pair. Whether you're celebrating with a special […]

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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 20, 2023
NJBC Eats: Homemade Protein Packed Pumpkin Frosty

Ah, the air is a little cooler, the leaves are starting to fall, and it’s that time of year when everything gets a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.! You may have caught wind of Wendy’s new Pumpkin Spice Frosty. However, this treat comes with a drawback- the small size has 330 calories, 8 grams of fat […]

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January 19, 2023
Healthy or Not: Is Greens Powder Good For You?

Greens powder is a dietary supplement made from powdered fruits and vegetables. Lately it is becoming more popular but is greens powder good for you and can it be added to a bariatric diet? The short answer is yes but with medical clearance and, it should not be used as a replacement for a healthy, […]

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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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September 22, 2022
Healthy Habits for the Busy Back to School Season Part 3: Meal Prep

The registered dietitian team at New Jersey Bariatric Center are big on planning ahead, especially when it comes to hectic schedules that can mess with even the healthiest of food intentions. Here are some great make-ahead, meal prep options that can be quickly reheated when you walk in the door from work, school, activities or […]

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September 15, 2022
What am I eating? Taylor Farms Ginger Garlic Meal Kit

Now that the kids are back in school, our schedules seem to be jam-packed with activities. I’m always looking for an easy way to add more veggies to my family’s diet and I was so excited when I came across these Taylor Farm’s meal kits.  There are 5 different flavor options of these meal kits  […]

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August 23, 2022
Healthy Habits for the Back to School Season Part 1: High Protein Snacks

As the lazy days of summer wind down, the back-to-school shuffle starts. Homework, fall sports and extracurricular activities are enough to interrupt even the best healthy meal intentions. At New Jersey Bariatric Center we understand the challenges of eating on-the-go, so we’ve put together part one of a 3 part series on effective ways to […]

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July 29, 2022
Healthy Summer Grilling

During the Summertime I really enjoy grilling  for my family. I like to include lean protein such as chicken and steak along with nutrient dense veggies with our meals. Recently I grilled some pre-marinated chicken that we found at Whole Foods, flank steak, bell peppers and onions plus some jalapeno to kick things up a […]

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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
What am I eating? Post Premier Protein Cereal

Cereal is a quick and easy meal when mornings are busy and cooking a full breakfast just isn’t going to work. We know that traditional cereals can have a ton of carbohydrates and added sugar; which is why I don’t normally recommend them as they can derail your weight loss. However, eating a bowl of […]

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