Tuesday, June 23, 2015

All Hale to Kale! Body SymmetryMD's Thai Kale Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing

Kale is definitely the king greens. It is one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods on the planet. With that being said, enjoy this delicious recipe for Thai Kale Salad from our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad! 


Paleo Thai Kale Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing

Ingredients
-½ cup canned coconut milk
-2 Tablespoons fish sauce, or for vegan option, soy sauce or    coconut aminos
-2 Tablespoons lime juice
-zest of 1 lime
-2 Tablespoons olive oil
-1 large red onion, thinly sliced
-2 orange sweet peppers, diced small
-2 jalapeño, diced small
-3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
-1 large bunch kale 1½ lbs, stems removed


Directions
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.

2. In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, and lime zest. Set aside.

3. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Add the red onion and cook for 2 minutes; add the sweet pepper, jalapeño and garlic clove and cook for additional minute.

4. Blanch the kale in the now boiling water for 2 minutes, drain, and put into a large bowl.

5. Add the stir-fried vegetables and the dressing to the kale and mix well.

Nutritional Info
Makes 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 128
Total Fat: 9 g 
Carbohydrates: 11.8 g
Sugars: 2.1 g
Fiber: 2.4 g
Protein: 3.2 g

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-- Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Just Chicken-In: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Chicken Cordon Bleu

This Paleo-Friendly Chicken Cordon Blue recipe from our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad is elegant enough to serve for for company, yet simple enough to please any palate!

Paleo Chicken Cordon Bleu

Ingredients
- 24 oz. chicken breasts, skinless and boneless (cut into 6 pieces)
- 1 ham slice cut into 6 smaller, thinner slices (less than 1 oz. each)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/4 red bell pepper
- 1 tbsp. fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1/2 c almond meal
- 2 tbsp. dried parsley flakes
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 sea salt (optional)
- 1 paprika
- 3 tbsp. olive oil

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Pound chicken breast very thin. 
3. In a mini food processor: blend garlic, parsley and about 1/8 C red bell peppers (you could also just finely mince these ingredients and mix them together well). 
4. Sprinkle chicken breasts with a little black pepper and salt, then spread the minced mixture over the top. Finally, place ham slices on top and put some thin red pepper slices over the breast. 
5. Roll chicken breast up as tightly as possible and secure with toothpicks.
6. Dredge rolled chicken breasts in almond meal (mixed with parsley flakes, black pepper and salt). Sprinkle with a little paprika. 
7. Heat olive oil to medium heat and brown chicken on all sides. 
8. When chicken is browned evenly, place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes.
9. Serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly (makes 6 servings)!

Nutritional Info
Calories per serving: 333.5
Total Fat: 19.5g
Carbohydrates: 3g
Sugar: 0.5 g
Protein: 35.5g
Fiber: 1.3g


For more great healthy recipes and weight loss tips CLICK HERE.

Here's to a healthy & fun summer of weight loss! 
-- Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Friday, June 5, 2015

Gone Fishin'! Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Fish with Coconut-Shallot Sauce

Our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad's simple (and Paleo-friendly) fish recipe is made with a creamy garlic, thyme and coconut sauce for added flavor. Fish is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, so try this delicious dish today!  

Paleo Fish with Coconut-Shallot Sauce

Ingredients
- 3 large cloves garlic, chopped
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, plus more to taste
- 1 1/4 pounds mahi-mahi, red snapper or grouper, skinned and cut     into 4 portions
-  2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
- 1 cup 'lite' coconut milk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut chips, toasted
- lime wedges for serving

Directions
1. Position rack in upper third of oven. Preheat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet or broiler pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.

2. Mash garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt on a cutting board with a fork to make a thick paste. Combine with 1 tablespoon oil, thyme and teaspoon pepper. Place the fish on the prepared pan and spread the paste on top of it.

3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Add coconut milk, increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. 

4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced to 3/4 cup (about 6 minutes). Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste.

5. Meanwhile, broil the fish until just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Spoon the sauce on top, sprinkle with coconut and serve with lime.

6. Enjoy eating Paleo -friendly (makes 4 servings)!


Nutritional Info:
Calories per serving: 270 
Fat: 15g  
Carbohydrates: 7g
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 28g 
Fiber: 1g

For more yummy Paleo recipes CLICK HERE.

Here's to a summer of fun & weight loss! 
-- Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Beef Up: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Spinach Beef Frittata

A frittata is an equally delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner! Not only are they scrumptious... they are cheap, easy and make great leftovers. 

Our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad wants you to enjoy our Paleo Spinach Beef Frittata TODAY! 

Paleo Spinach Beef Frittata

Ingredients
- 10 eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 8 oz. grass fed ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 oz. shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and excess moisture  squeezed out
- 1 tomato, sliced

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs together with the smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Set aside.
3. In a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat, saute the meat  until it's cooked through.
4. Add the onion and mushrooms and saute until they are softened  and slightly tender.
5. Add the defrosted and drained spinach. Stir to combine.
6. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Turn off the heat and stir  the ingredients to combine.
7. Lay the tomato slices on top.
8. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the eggs are set and not  runny.
9. Serve directly from the skillet or slice and store for leftover.
10. Enjoy eating Paleo -friendly (serves 6)!

Nutritional Info
Calories per serving: 222
Total fat: 13.9g
Carbohydrates: 6.3g
Sugar: 2.65g
Protein: 19.3g
Dietary Fiber: 2g

For more great healthy recipes and weight loss tips CLICK HERE

Here's to a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner! 
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Don't Be Crabby: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Crab Cakes

If you love crab cakes, you know finding a great tasting Paleo version can be difficult. Most are loaded with carb-filled breading, fried in fatty oil and are missing the main ingredient... CRAB!

There's no need to be crabby, though... because our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad has the perfect Paleo Crab Cake recipe for YOU!



Paleo Crab Cakes

Ingredients
- 1 lb. crab meat, cooked
- 1 cup cauliflower florets, steamed well
- 2 pastured eggs
- 3 Tbsp. coconut flour
- 3 Tbsp. Paleo mayonnaise (homemade or Primal Kitchen)
- 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- ½ tsp. Old Bay seasoning
- 2 Tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. In a medium bowl, add the steamed cauliflower. Gently break up into small pieces, mashing about 3/4 of it.
3. Add the crab meat and parsley. Gently fold the mixture to distribute the ingredients evenly without breaking up the crab too much.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, mayonnaise, Old Bay and salt. Pour over the crab meat mixture and gently fold.
5. Sift the coconut flour over the crab and gently fold the mixture.
6. Place in the fridge to chill and firm up for 10 minutes. 
7. Remove crab mixture from fridge and form into patties. 
8. Heat oil in a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. When oil is heated, add the crab cakes. Cook about 3 minutes or until golden brown on each side.
9. Place the crab cakes on a baking sheet and place in the oven to cook through for about 12 to 15 minutes.
10. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly (makes 8 servings)!


Nutrition Info
Calories per serving: 145
Total fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 3g 
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 12g

To learn more about trimming that tummy effectively and keeping the weight off for good CLICK HERE to visit our web site now. 

Here's to having your CRAB and eating it too!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Great Scotch! Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are a versatile snack that you can take with you just about anywhere. These protein-packed delights were invented by a department store in London in 1738 (which is almost like Paleo times, right?!). 

Traditional Scotch eggs are usually coated in breading and are sometimes deep fried, but we at Body SymmetryMD wanted to make a healthier version that's just as delicious as the original! 

These Paleo Scotch Eggs are simply eggs, meat and a few herbs. What could be more uncomplicated?

Paleo Scotch Eggs
Ingredients
- 6 eggs
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 2 teaspoon sage
- 2 teaspoon rosemary
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- salt & pepper
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions
1. Boil the eggs for 4 minutes. Drain the saucepan of hot water, then immediately cover the eggs in cold water so they will be cool enough to be peeled.
2. Peel the eggs and pat dry with a paper towel (this will allow the turkey mixture to stick to the egg easier).
3. Mix the ground turkey with the sage, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
4. Get a small handful of the turkey mixture and flatten it in your hand, almost like making a very thin hamburger patty.
5. Place the egg onto the turkey mixture and slowly work the meat around the egg, massaging to completely cover the egg.
6. Grease a baking pan with the coconut oil. Place all of the Paleo Scotch Eggs on the pan, and cook for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
7. Serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly (makes 6 Scotch eggs)!


Nutritional Info
Serving size: 1 Scotch egg 
Calories: 191
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 0.6g
Sugar: 0.6g
Protein: 20g

For more healthy & delicious recipes CLICK HERE.

Here's to healthful eating!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Breakfast Club: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Avocado Eggs

Still baking your eggs inside a piece of bread? Then it's time you gave your egg-in-a-hole a much needed upgrade. Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count, here's a low sugar and fiber-filled breakfast that's sure to jump start your day...

This recipe from your Body SymmetryMD wellness squad is perfect if you're always rushing in the morning. It only requires a few ingredients and hardly any prep time! 


Paleo Avacado Eggs

Ingredients
- 1 medium avocado
- 2 medium Eggs
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Paleo -friendly sriracha sauce (Unfortunately our favorite bottle
with the rooster on it isn't Paleo-friendly

so you'll have to make your own. Luckily this version is just as  good. See the recipe below!)

Directions
1. Slice the avocado in half and remove the 
 pit. 
2. Scoop out some of the flesh inside of the
 avocado, leaving a rim.   

3. Crack eggs into the well created in the
 avocado. 

4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 
5. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes
 or until eggs have reached your
 desired doneness. 

6. Drizzle with a Paleo -friendly sriracha
 sauce for an added kick!



Paleo Sriracha Sauce
Ingredients
- 1½ lbs. fresh red hot peppers, (jalapeño or Fresno), stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped
- 4 Thai chilies, stemmed, seeded, and sliced thinly
- 5 garlic cloves
- 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- 2 tbsp. raw honey
- 2 tbsp. fish sauce
- 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- salt, to taste

Directions
1. Place the red hot peppers, Thai chilies, and garlic in a blender food processor.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth.
3. Season to taste with sea salt. If the sauce is too thick for you, add 1 tbsp. of water at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
4. Pour the sauce into a saucepan and bring to a boil over a medium-high heat.
5. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7. Allow the sauce to cool down, and pour into a jar.

Nutritional Info
Servings per recipe: 2
Calories per serving: 226
Protein: 7.5g
Fat: 19g
Carbohydrates: 8.5g
Sugar: 1g
Dietary Fiber: 7g

For more great health tips or to learn about our medically supervised weight loss programs and services CLICK HERE.

Here's to a healthy, hearty & delicious breakfast! 
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Twist & Sprout: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Bacon & Brussels Skewers

This recipe from our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad for is dedicated to anyone who is convinced they don’t like Brussels sprouts... 

These delicious Paleo Bacon & Brussels Skewers are full of flavor and can help keep your portion control in check. Each skewer is about 150 calories and contains more than 10 grams of protein!



Paleo Bacon & Brussels Skewers

Ingredients
- 1 pound of bacon
- 2 pounds of Brussels sprouts
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- small wooden skewers

Directions
1. Cut each strip of bacon in half lengthwise. In a frying pan on medium heat, cook the bacon until it's partially cooked but still soft and pliable. (If you overcook the bacon, it will be difficult to weave it onto the skewer.) Remove the bacon from the pan, and set it aside. Remove most of the bacon grease from the pan, leaving just enough to coat it.

2. Cut the brussels sprouts in half lengthwise. Add the sprouts, garlic powder, and sea salt to the frying pan. Sauté on medium heat until the sprouts are tender and browned.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

3. Assemble the skewers by threading 1 end of the bacon onto the end of a skewer. Add a brussels sprout slice, and weave the bacon around the sprout and back through the skewer, creating a wave pattern between the sprouts. Move the bacon and the sprout down the skewer, and repeat this process 2-3 more times for each skewer.

4. Bake the skewers in a baking pan for 5-10 minutes, or until the bacon is fully cooked.

5. Serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly! 

Nutritional Info
Serving size: 1 Skewer
Calories per serving: 151
Carbohydrates: 2.8g
Total fat: 11g
Sugar: .6g
Protein: 10.2g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

For more great healthy recipes and weight loss tips CLICK HERE

 Here's to twisting & sprouting all night long!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad


Friday, April 3, 2015

Hop to It: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Easter Eggs


If you like coconut, you will LOVE these yummy springtime treats... Check out this tasty recipe from our Body Symmetry MD wellness squad for Paleo Easter Eggs!
                                
                                                       Paleo Easter Eggs

Ingredients

For the Filling
- 2.6 oz shredded coconut unsweetened
- 2.5 oz coconut oil, melted
- 3 tbsp coconut cream
- 1 tbsp granulated stevia or sweetener of choice, to taste
- ½ tsp vanilla

For the Chocolate Coating
-2.1 oz coconut oil melted
-6 tsp cocoa powder
-2 tsp granulated stevia, or sweetener of choice, to taste

Directions:

For the Filling
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
2. Refrigerate until solid enough to roll into egg shapes.
3. Roll small amounts into egg shapes and place in the fridge  
    again to set completely.


For the Chocolate Coating
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
2. Place 1 Paleo Easter Egg in the chocolate coating at a time. 
3. Using a spoon, turn the egg until completely covered.
4. Place the chocolate coated eggs on a plate.
5. Refrigerate until chocolate coating is set.

Nutritional Info
Serving size: 1 Paleo Easter Egg 
Calories: 128 
Protein: 0.9g
Fat: 13.4g 
Carbohydrates: 1.1g 
Sugar: 0.5g  
Dietary Fiber: .6g

For more great health tips or to learn about our medically supervised weight loss programs and services CLICK HERE.

Here's to a happy and healthy Easter! 
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pizza Mind: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Sausage & Mushroom Pizza

Although its roots are Italian, pizza seems to be one heck of an American favorite. It's also one of those no-no foods when we're watching our waistlines... unless you opt for a more healthful version that is! 

Check out this great new recipe from our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad for Paleo -style pizza (yum). It tastes just like the real thing but with only a fraction of the calories and fat!


Paleo Sausage & Mushroom Pizza


Ingredients
- 1 cup almond flour
- 3 Tbs almond butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3 tsp olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
- 4 mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large Italian sausage, cut in 1/2" slices
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (omitted)
- 1 red pepper, diced (omitted)
- 1/2 cup marinara or tomato sauce, with no sugar added
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano (omitted)
- 1/2 tsp fennel seed (omitted)
- 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half (omitted)



Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Mix almond flour, almond butter, eggs and sea salt in a small bowl.
3. Cover a baking sheet with 2 tsp olive oil then spread the mixture over it, making a 1/4" thick crust. Bake for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, add the remaining olive oil, onions, mushrooms and sliced sausage to a large skillet over medium-high heat until the sausage is browned and the onions are slightly translucent. Remove from skillet and set aside.
5. Add garlic and red pepper to the skillet. Saute the vegetables for a few minutes, or until slightly tender. (Note: do not cook the vegetables entirely in the skillet or they will be too soft when cooked on the pizza.)
6. Remove the crust from the oven and cover with marinara sauce. Add the sausage and sauteed vegetables. Sprinkle with oregano and fennel seed, then bake for 20-30 minutes.
Remove from oven when fully cooked and top with sliced tomatoes.
7. Carefully lift the slices out of the pan, as the dough will still be soft.
8. Serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly (makes 4 big slices)!

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 409.0
Protein: 15.3g
Total fat: 31.4g
Total carbs: 14.7g
Dietary Fiber: 5.4g

For more great tummy trimming solutions CLICK HERE to learn about our medically supervised weight loss programs and services.

Here's to havin' a pizza mind about what you eat!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Monday, March 2, 2015

Just What the Doctor (Seuss, That is) Ordered: Green Eggs & Ham Paleo Frittata

It's Dr. Seuss's birthday and we at Body SymmetryMD are happy as a horse... To be celebrating this great American author Paleo style, of course! 

Check out this fun recipe that's better than any fancy steak or chicken piccata... It's grandiose and gratifying too-- We call it Green Eggs & Ham Paleo Frittata!

Green Eggs & Ham Paleo Frittata
Ingredients
- 1 lb. pork sausage (Jimmy Dean’s All Natural works well)
- 2 lbs. egg whites (or 12 large eggs)
- 1½ cups packed baby kale
- 4 tbsp. Paleo Pesto (CLICK HERE for full recipe)


Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Brown the sausage in a large non-stick frying pan. Set it aside in a separate bowl and drain off the excess grease in the pan.
3. Add kale to the semi-greased frying pan and cook over medium heat until wilted.
4. Add the sausage back in and evenly spread out over the bottom of the pan.
5. Whisk the eggs with the pesto and pour over the sausage and kale.
6. Leave on medium heat until the edges start to look cooked.
7. Place frittata in oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until it's cooked through.
8. Cut into 8 pieces, serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly!

Nutritional Info
Calories per serving: 270
Protein: 16g
Total Fat: 20g
Carbohydrates: 2g

To learn more about trimming that tummy effectively and keeping the weight off for good CLICK HERE to visit our web site now. 

“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.” 
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Monday, February 23, 2015

Get Your French Quarter Fix: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo King Cake

What started out roughly 300 years ago as a dry French bread-type dough with sugar on top and a mashed bean interior has now evolved into a sweet, sugary iced Danish-type of dough that's braided and finished off with a small plastic doll hidden on the inside... 

We're talking about King Cake, which is especially popular during the Mardi Gras season (hundreds of thousands of them are eaten somewhere around the French Quarter during this time every year)!

King Cakes today are commonly made of a cinnamon-filled dough in the shape of a hollow circle. 

They're also adorned with a colorful glazed topping and sprinkled with colored sugar.

The cake often has a small plastic baby (said to represent Baby Jesus) inside, or underneath; and the person who incidentally gets the piece of cake with the toy trinket also supposedly receives several special privileges and/or obligations (depending on which legend you've heard).


As a special privilege to all you waistline watchers out there, our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad has a Paleo version of King Cake (with natural coloring from kale, tumeric & berries too!) you can enjoy at home...without all the guilt. Try baking up this decadent dessert as part of your N'arlins celebrations today:

Paleo King Cake


Ingredients
- Classic Vanilla Coconut Flour Paleo Cake (click here for the full recipe we used)
- Cashew Glaze (click here for the full recipe)
- 1½ cups shredded dried coconut
- 1 handful fresh kale
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- frozen berries (we used 3 blueberries and 1 blackberry)


Directions
After making the cake and glaze, divide the coconut into three bowls.


FOR THE GREEN: Add kale and ½ cup water to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a nut milk bag, coffee filter or layered cheese cloth. Add strained kale juice 1 teaspoon at a time until the coconut is colored but not too wet.

FOR THE YELLOW: Add turmeric ½ teaspoon at a time until the coconut is colored. If using unsweetened coconut, you may have to lightly wet the coconut with water before adding turmeric.

FOR THE PURPLE: Microwave mixed berries for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Mash with a fork and add juice 1 teaspoon at a time until coconut is colored.

Sprinkle on cake, slice, serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly this Mardi Gras!


For more great health tips or to learn about our medically supervised weight loss programs and services CLICK HERE.

Here's to gettin' your French Quarter fix in a healthful way!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad


References:
http://ourfourforks.com/paleo-king-cake-natural-food-coloring/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_cake

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Berried Treasure: Paleo Blueberry, Cranberry & Cucumber Quinoa Salad

Although quinoa breaks from "strict Paleo," this staple food (which is technically a seed) of the Incas contains more protein than rice or wheat... and some Paleo dieters actually include it in their eating regimens as a grain alternative.

Here's how you can benefit from the rainbow of colors on your plate with this dish-- Blueberries are always packed with antioxidants and fiber, cranberries are also loaded with fiber as well as vitamin C and the cucumber bits can help keep you hydrated. You’ll also get some essential vitamins and minerals from that delicious spinach.

So what are you waiting for?! Our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad dares you to try this yummy recipe for lunch or dinner this week:


Paleo Blueberry & Cucumber Quinoa Salad


Ingredients
- ½ cup cooked quinoa, chilled
- ¼ cup fresh blueberries

- ¼ cup (no sugar added) dried cranberries
- ¼ cup fresh mango, diced
- 1 small cucumber, diced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- juice of one lemon
- salt and pepper (optional)

Directions
1. In one large bowl, combine the quinoa, cucumber, lemon juice and salt and pepper.
2. On a plate, arranged the fresh spinach leaves, quinoa mixture and top with fresh blueberries, mango & cranberries
3. Serve with grilled chicken or lean fish for complete meal an enjoy eating Paleo -friendly!

Nutritional Info
Calories per serving: 327

Protein: 5.5g
Total Fat: 33.9g
Carbohydrates: 23.4g


To learn more about trimming that tummy effectively and keeping the weight off for good CLICK HERE to visit our web site now. 

Here's to eating healthfully with this "berried" treasure!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad



References: 
http://www.livestrong.com/article/394705-is-quinoa-allowed-on-a-paleo-diet/
http://thepaleodiet.com/fruits-and-sugars/
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/cranberries-year-round-superfood


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Hungarian Games: Paleo Beef Goulash

Goulash is a Hungarian dish using beef and paprika as its main ingredients (in fact it’s also known by some as Paprikash). 

This savory, Paleo -friendly dish from your Body SymmetryMD wellness squad is sure to become a favorite for you & your family (even if you're not watching your waistline)! 

Paleo Hungarian Beef Goulash


Ingredients
- 2 lbs. stewing beef (chuck), cut into 1 ½ cubes
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 can (14-16 oz) organic diced tomatoes
- ½ cup water
- 1 tbsp. paprika
- 2 tsp. s
alt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ¼ tsp. dried thyme

Directions:
1. Brown meat on all sides in hot oil using a large pot or Dutch oven.
2. Add onion, garlic, tomatoes, water, paprika, salt, pepper &
    thyme. Cover and simmer 1 ½ hrs, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove lid and simmer uncovered for an additional 30 minutes 

    or until meat is tender, stirring frequently.
4. Cool down, serve and enjoy! Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information
Calories per serving: 229

Protein: 23g
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 6g
Dietary fiber: 1g
To learn more about slimming down successfully at Body SymmetryMD with our weight loss products and/or services CLICK HERE to visit our web site now.

Here's to a skinnier, sexier YOU!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad



Monday, January 26, 2015

Pa-lee-Olé! Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup

Being on a prescription hCG or other medically supervised weight loss program doesn't have to mean your eating regimen has to be bland, bitter-tasting or just plain blah.

You can actually create quite a healthful (and low calorie!) fiesta in the comfort of your own home while sticking to your diet. Don't believe it? Taste it for yourself...

Check out this great new Paleo -friendly recipe from our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad!

Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup


Ingredients
- 2 chicken breasts, skin removed and cut into ½ inch strips
- 1 28 oz. can of organic diced tomatoes
- 32 oz. of organic low sodium chicken broth
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 jalapenos, diced (with seeds removed)
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 2 cups chopped celery.
- 1 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin

- 1 to 2 cups of water
- 2 or 3 wedges of lime (optional)
- dash of olive oil
- sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

1. In a crockpot or large dutch oven over med-high heat, place a dash of olive oil and about ¼ cup chicken broth. 
2. Add onions, garlic, jalapeno, sea salt & pepper and cook until soft, adding more broth as needed.
3. Add all remaining ingredients and enough water to fill the top of your pot. 
4. Cover and cook on low for about 2 hours, adjusting salt and pepper seasoning as needed.
5. Once the chicken is fully cooked, shred it into small pieces by using the back of a wooden spoon and pressing the cooked chicken against the side of the pot (you can also use a fork or tongs to break the chicken apart and into shreds you'd like).
6. Squeeze fresh lime (if desired), add a few sprigs of cilantro, serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly (makes 2 servings)!

Nutritional Info
Calories per serving: 230 

Protein: 31.6g
Total Fat: 7.5g
Total Carbohydrates: 8.3g
Dietary Fiber: 1.8g
Sugar: 4.3g
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Here's to a flavorful, low fat fiesta without the guilt!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad





Friday, January 23, 2015

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too ( Paleo Tuna Fish Cakes, That is!)

At Body SymmetryMD we know how difficult it can be to make wise food decisions when we're pressed for time (or just plain hungry for something right this second).

These delicious Paleo Tuna Fish cakes are full of zest flavor and ready in only 15 minutes!


Paleo Fish Cakes

Ingredients
- 5oz can of low sodium solid white albacore tuna in water, drained
- 2 sliced green onions
- 3 egg whites
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp chunky salsa
- 1/4 avocado (optional)
- 4 to 5 shakes of hot sauce (optional)

Instructions
1. Combine all ingredients except coconut oil, salsa and avocado in a medium-sized bowl. Let sit 2 to 3 minutes so the coconut flour absorbs the moisture of the egg whites and lime juice.
2. Heat a nonstick pan or electric griddle to medium-high heat or 350°F.
3. Divide and shape mixture into 2 fish cakes.
4. Heat coconut oil in the pan and cook cakes about 4 to 5 minutes, then flip. The bottom of the cakes should be a nice golden brown.
5. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. 
6. When cooked, top fish cakes with salsa and avocado (if desired).
7. Serve both fish cakes with a side salad and your favorite Paleo -friendly dressing (recipe makes one serving).

Nutritional Info
Calories: 350
Protein: 50g
Total Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Dietary Fiber: 7g
Sugar: 3g

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Here's to having your 'cake' and eating it too!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Sunday, January 18, 2015

To Kale With It: 7 Secrets to Know for Effective Weight Loss Results

At Body SymmetryMD
we know how difficult it can be to stick to your New Year resolution of losing those love handles (whch magically appeared after the holidays).

But just like any other challenge we may face in life, taking baby steps in the right direction can lead to big changes over time. Here are 7 secrets for effective weight loss results that can help you move closer to your goal(s):

1. Kale is key for keeping that figure.
Whether it's a prescription hCG program, a Paleo diet or a juice fast... kale is usually allowed on just about any weight management regimen. It's not only rich in iron, high in potassium and jam-packed with Vitamin C... it's low in calorie and can really aid in weight loss because of its dense vegetable protein & fiber contents.

2. Green tea is great for your waistline.
Having trouble kicking that sweet tea habit? Here's a great substitute to try. This antioxidant-rich beverage can help you manage your weight over time and here's how: Sipping on 1-2 cups of this stuff in place of soda can even save you 50,000 calories over the next year (teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikinis, here we come)!

3. Infused water is H2-oh-so-good.
Yes, juices and carbonated drinks and other quenching libations can be refreshing, but so can water (especially when you spruce it up). To jazz up your h2O without adding in extra calories, try infusing your next pitcher with fresh mint leaves, tangy lemon wedges or crisp cucumber slices. Gulping down infused water can help rev up your metabolism, which in turn, means you'll be burning more calories throughout the day too!

4. Cinnamon is a sinless way to sweeten up your food.
It's a spice you can sprinkle into your drinks and foods without adding on extra calories... and something cool you may not know about this brownish powdery stuff is that it can actually delay the passing of food from your stomach into your intestine, causing you to feel fuller longer. When you feel full, you of course, will eat less, which can ultimately help you get steps closer to achieving that weight loss goal of yours. Sounds sweet enough, doesn't it?!

5. Don't be foolish, fill up on fiber.
Although dietary fiber isn't a weight loss cure in itself, it does have the power to fill you up with out packing you full of unwanted carbs, fats or calories. So which foods are chock full o' fiber? Try your hand at fresh veggies like kale, peas, broccoli and even turnip greens.

6. Bowel movements are a must.
For some people this may be an odd topic of conversation... but when it comes to seeing significant changes on the scale, it's important we discuss this matter. Although there is no exact definition of just how frequently we should go, it's important to take note if you don't have at least 3 bowel movements in a week. The fewer times you go during the week, the less frequently your body can rid itself of the gunk your body doesn't need... which can eventually stall your weight loss results over time.

7. Savor your snack time in between meals.
Snacking in between meals doesn't have to be revered as such a bad thing. In fact, having a small portion of something healthful in between your meals can keep your metabolism humming along efficiently so it continues burning calories all day long. The key to getting the most benefits from what you munch on, however, is to nosh on foods with nutritional value (so just say no to vending machine goodies or your coworker's candy jar)!

For more great information about managing your weight effectively or for details about our medically supervised body sculpting solutions CLICK HERE to visit our web site.

Here's to keeping secrets... and keeping a smaller waistline too!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad




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http://bembu.com/kale-benefits
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http://www.fruitinfusedwaters.com/infused-water-for-weight-loss/
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Alternatives Rock! 5 Healthful Substitutes for Foods We Shouldn't (but want to) Eat

You've may have heard of the Eat This, Not That book series... 

but just how much of the information in those publications can be trusted (I mean, is it really okay to have Burger King as long as you order a Bacon Double Cheeseburger instead of a Double Whopper with Cheese?)!?

At Body SymmetryMD our wellness squad prefers the type of food alternatives (to the bad stuff) that actually taste like the real thing, but have way more nutritional value (such as sushi rolled with barley instead of white rice).

With that being said, here are our top 5 favorite substitutes for foods we shouldn't eat but can... when they're fixed in a more healthful way, that is!

1. Chopped cauliflower instead of MASHED POTATOES.
Throw your cauliflower florets in your food processor then cook the contents with some low-sodium chicken broth and sprinkle with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter sprinkles. Serve next to your favorite cut of grass-fed steak and wa-lah. It's just like having "meat n' potatoes." In the form of a much cleaner meal!

2. Shredded zucchini squash instead of PASTA.
Forget all those enriched pastas and with the empty calories and excessive carb counts. Now you can turn veggies like zucchini squash into "spaghetti" using kitchen tools like the Veggetti. No one will have to remind you to eat your veggies ever again!

3. Bragg Liquid Aminos instead of SOY SAUCE.
One of the easiest ways you can stall your weight loss (or just retain water) is to be oblivious to your daily sodium intake. Not pro at reading nutrition labels? No worries. Just swap out your soy sauce or some Bragg Liquid Aminos. Your waistline will thank you, and your palate will never know the difference!

4. Pureed white beans instead of FLOUR or CORN STARCH.
Trying to cut GMO products out of your diet entirely? Don't forget to eliminate cooking ingredients or thickeners like flour and corn starch too then. The next time you need to thicken your soup or sauce recipe, try pureeing a can of organic white beans and adding it little by little to your mix instead of the powdery stuff!

5. Frozen Light Whipped Topping instead of ICE CREAM.
We all scream for... frozen light whipped topping! If you haven't tried this as an alternative to a pint of Ben & Jerry's, today is probably the best time to do so. Look for this low-calorie stuff in the freezer section of your local grocery store, and top with fresh fruit and chopped nuts to jazz it up before you chow down!

Finding a much more nutritious alternative to the foods that make us fat (but we love anyway, nonetheless) can be a great step toward achieving better weight management and having a much healthier lifestyle.

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Here's to healthful alternatives that rock!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad