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  • IMG_1252 Slow Cooker Asian Pork - It has been a busy week at the clinic. It is great to be busy, but cooking dinner after a long day is not as great. So when going through my recipe binder looking for slow cooker recipes- I sadly became aware about how many non-chili slow cooker recipes I have (very few). So I set out...
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  • photo 2 Southwest Omelette - Breakfast can be one of the hardest meals to find variety in foods. It is probably one of the most common questions I have on a daily basis….”What can I have for breakfast?!” The typical scrambled eggs can get old fast, but this southwest omelette can be just the thing you need. If you are...
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  • facts-about-your-stomach What’s the difference between gastric bypass and gastric sleeve? -   To consider bariatric surgery is to really consider a life-altering decision. Used in conjunction with a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss, bariatric surgery can be the catalyst to transforming your life so that you can be a healthier – and happier – you.
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Slow Cooker Asian Pork

It has been a busy week at the clinic. It is great to be busy, but cooking dinner after a long day is not as great. So when going through my recipe binder looking for slow cooker recipes- I sadly became aware about how many non-chili slow cooker recipes I have (very few). So I set out to not only try out a few new recipes but to use different kinds of protein in the slow cooker. To get out of my rut, I chose to make a slow cooker asian pork recipe.

Chicken is very common in my slow cooker. I opted this time to use a pork tenderloin for this slow cooker asian pork which turned out amazing. When looking for new slow cooker recipes, I typically look for one with a good protein and seasonings. Anything other ingredients, I can easily modify to be low carb and bariatric friendly.

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Southwest Omelette

Breakfast can be one of the hardest meals to find variety in foods. It is probably one of the most common questions I have on a daily basis….”What can I have for breakfast?!” The typical scrambled eggs can get old fast, but this southwest omelette can be just the thing you need.

If you are stuck in a rut with this early meal, then get creative!

This is one of my favorite omelettes. The southwest omelette adds flavor and a little spice to your breakfast meal. It was actually made by my dear husband for dinner last night! Mr. A is pretty darn good at making omelettes….I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed not cooking supper!

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Meats & Veggie Pizza Toppings

Pizza Toss

Pizza pizza party, pizza pizza chomp chomp, pizza pizza toot toot, everybody pizza train! 
This is the song I sing every time we have the pizza, the Cauliflower Crust Pizza, or anything resembling pizza in my house. My husband and friends are so used to it now, they just sing right along with me. You can thank Jimmy Fallon (if you haven’t seen this skit, do yourself a favor and watch it). You can even sing it when making this Pizza Toss.
Pizza is great but the carbs can get you into trouble. And I love cauliflower crust pizza. But sometimes I don’t have the energy to invest in making it. So that’s when the pizza toss comes in. You get the great flavor of pizza without the carbs and work.
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Bariatric Vitamins vs. Over-the-Counter Vitamins

vitamins_clockEveryone needs vitamins. Everyone. There is no exception to that rule. But not everyone may require a vitamin supplement because their food intake is sufficient in the food sources that provide needed vitamins.

Why are vitamins (also called micronutrients) needed in the body?

Vitamins are not synthesized in the human body, meaning our body cannot make these nutrients. That is why vitamins are required in our food or supplement form. Vitamins are need for many body  functions and the absence of these can lead to lasting diseases. 

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Spiced Vanilla Breakfast Bowl

spiced vanilla breakfast bowl 3During the hot summer months, my stove does not get much exercise. Even in the early morning hours, I do not like heating up my kitchen. So that means I either make a big breakfast casserole or egg muffins once a week to keep my kitchen cool or I eat something straight from the fridge. Things like cottage cheese or cheese sticks are quick and easy, but can get old fast.

Try this spiced vanilla breakfast bowl for a change of pace. It is quick, tasty, and full of protein. The recipe can be made in under 5 minutes so it is perfect for a last minute breakfast. It also can be made the night before so you can snooze one more time! 

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Breakfast Mousse

chocolate brownie breakfast mousse 4Breakfast is the most commonly skipped meal of the day. With all that goes into getting out of the house in the morning, I understand that breakfast can get moved to the back burner. Even though you might not have time or not all that hungry in the morning, breakfast is an important component of weight loss and weight loss maintenance.

Not all breakfast foods are created equal. A breakfast of cereal or pastry can be detrimental to your weight loss efforts. Some great breakfast options can include an omelette, breakfast egg casserole, turkey sausage, or protein bars. But what if you are craving chocolate and maybe need something other than eggs? This breakfast mousse has you covered! The breakfast mousse can satisfy a craving, but is also packed with protein, potassium, and calcium!

**Remember: softer textures after weight loss surgery should be limited. If you get hungry between meals when eating a soft texture or drinking a protein shake, it is best to eat more solid foods. 

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Weight loss options: What is the ReShape Dual Balloon?

Bariatric surgery can be a highly intimidating decision for anyone to make. However, the ReShape Dual Balloon is designed for significant weight loss without surgery. If you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle, but have been hesitant to try bariatric surgery because of its potential risks and long recovery time, the ReShape Dual Balloon could be the solution you’re looking for.

Sauteed Mushrooms

Memories of going wild mushroom hunting in the canyon on my grandma’s farm come rushing back every time I make sauteed mushrooms. Even though we have all of these warm fuzzy memories, I have a confession to make…I am not an adoring fan of mushrooms. But Mr. A loves them so I make them from time to time to appease his taste buds.

Sauteed mushrooms can be used in so many ways. One of the favorites in my house is to top steak with mushrooms or make mushroom burgers. And that is exactly what we did last week…grilled hamburgers with sauteed mushrooms. Here’s how you do it…

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What is your favorite wait to eat sauteed mushrooms? 

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