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A Bread Recipe Without Carbs

Make Bread and Skip The Carbs

When we start new diets sometimes it can be difficult to say goodbye to our carbs and sugars. We have to do this in order for our bodies to lose weight in a fast, safe manner. Our stored carbs and sugars are converted into energy our bodies need in order to burn fat. Now Medshape introduces a special protein blend that allows you to enjoy these once again, like your breads and favorite foods. Not to mention, 27 grams of fat burning, muscle building protein. Enjoy a low-carb diet with this bread recipe without carbs and see what you think.

Carbless Focaccia Bread

  • 1 Packet MedShape unflavored Protein
  • 1 egg
  • Mix together until smooth, place in toaster oven or regular oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Place toppings on top of your choice and enjoy!

Just one of many fun things you can make and enjoy while losing weight. Don’t feel deprived and get your protein. Check out a Medshape Weight Loss Clinic for more fun recipes available.

Other greats recipes available:

  • Waffles
  • pancakes
  • Pizza dough
  • Bread
  • Fried Chicken
  • And many more

Healthy Holiday Recipes

Looking for some healthy holiday recipes that work with the Medshape Diet Plan?  Our magical kitchen elves have put together some fantastic tasting alternatives to traditional holiday fare:

Deviled Eggs

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Mustard (yellow, or spicy brown, etc.)
  • Mayonnaise (Walden Farms)
  • Dill or sugar free sweet pickle relish
  • Chives, minced
  • Seasonings (salt, pepper, paprika, Spicy Seasoning Salt, etc.)

Peel the eggs and slice in half lengthwise; remove the yolks to a bowl. Combine the yolks with the remaining ingredients to taste and add enough mayonnaise to make them creamy; beat or whisk until smooth. Spoon or pipe the yolk mixture into the whites; sprinkle with paprika, Spicy Seasoning Salt and/or minced chives. An easy way to pipe the filling into the whites is to put the filling in a zipper bag, seal, then snip off one corner and squeeze into the whites.

Vanilla Peppermint Protein Shake

This healthy alternative to the original is simply delicious. And it’s low in carbs!

Equals 2 ounces of protein and a whole lot of happiness!

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

So this healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes might sound a little different, but give it a try. It’s actually pretty tasty!

  • 1 Head of cauliflower
  • 1-2 tbs of chicken broth
  • A little dill
  • I can’t believe it’s not butter spray

Separate cauliflower into florets, cut each into smaller pieces and steam until very tender. Put into food processor and process until smooth and creamy adding a small amount of chicken broth as needed. 1-2 tbs should be enough. Add a tbs of dill to taste and spray each serving with I can’t believe it’s not butter spray. Do not freeze.

 

Fall Recipes That Taste Great And Are Good For You

With the holiday season just around the corner, we thought it would be a good idea to share some tasty fall recipes.

Enjoy…

Apples with Strawberry Sauce

Apples with Strawberry Sauce

½ AN APPLE
3 STRAWBERRIES
3 DROPS VANILLA CRÈME STEVIA

Directions:

SLICE APPLE AND ARRANGE ON A PLATE. MASH THE STRAWBERRIES WITH A FORK AND ADD VANILLA CRÈME STEVIA TO MAKE A SAUCE. POUR OVER THE APPLE SLICES.


Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipie from MedShape Weight Loss Clinics

Mix 1 scoop of Medshape’s vanilla protein powder into 10-12 oz of water and heat in microwave until hot. Add a scoop of your favorite instant coffee a dash of pumpkin spice and nutmeg, and splenda (optional) Mix well and add a dash of pumpkin spice on top, enjoy!


Albondigas Soup

Enjoy this amazing recipe for Albondigas Soup from MedShape Weight Loss Clinics

This one requires a little elbow grease, but it’s worth it. Yummy!

FOR THE MEATBALLS:

12 OZ GROUND TURKEY
2 TBS MINCED CILANTRO
2 TBS MINCED CELERY
PINCH OF CUMIN AND OREGANO

FOR THE SOUP:

32 OZ CHICKEN BROTH
16 OZ WATER
1 ZUCCHINI
2 GREEN BELL PEPPERS
2 CELERY STALKS
1/4 HEAD CABBAGE
2 BUNCHES GREEN ONION
7 OZ CAN GREEN CHILIES
2- 14 OZ CANS DICED TOMATO
1/4 CUP CILANTRO, MINCED
SPLASH OF BRAGG’S LIQUID AMINO ACIDS
1 TBS OREGANO
1 TSP GARLIC POWDER
1 TSP CUMIN
PINCH OF CHIPOTLE

DIRECTIONS

MEATBALLS: MIX WELL; DIVIDE INTO 4- 3 OZ SERVING. OUT OF EACH 3 OZ SERVING MAKE 6 MEATBALLS. BROIL IN OVEN UNTIL BROWN ALL OVER (TURN THEM!) SET ASIDE.

SOUP: IN NON-STICK SKILLET, SAUTE PEPPERS, ZUCCHINI. ADD GREEN ONION AND CABBAGE, COOK ABOUT 1 MINUTE. ADD GREEN CHILIES, TOMATOES, AND SPICES, EXCEPT CILANTRO. ADD CHICKEN BROTH AND WATER. BRING TO BOIL. TURN DOWN AND SIMMER FOR 15-20 MINUTES. ADD A SPLASH OF BRAGG’S AMINO ACIDS AND CILANTRO. DIVIDE INTO 4 SERVINGS AND ADD ONE SERVING OF MEATBALLS TO EACH SERVING OF SOUP. DO NOT COOK THE MEATBALLS IN THE SOUP, THEY WILL FALL APART.

 

How to Tackle the Biggest Challenges of Low Carb Eating – Eating Out!

A few months back, I’d decided I was done with carrying my extra baby weight.  It took me a while to reach that point (over 2 years) but I was so over my joints hurting and clothes not fitting right.  I wanted to go shopping for new clothes and not hate everything I tried on.  I wanted to chase after my toddler and not worry about him outpacing me.  And most of all, I missed the sexier, sassier me.  That’s when I found MedShape Weight Loss Clinics in AZ and started on my goals of healthy fat loss, instead of yo-yo diets that led to unhealthy weight loss (which is usually muscle and fat).  I’ll tell you what though… there were times it wasn’t easy.  Now that I’m 20lbs down and on the MedShape maintenance program though, I’m ready to talk about my biggest challenges of low carb eating – restaurant food!

Yup, for me and many others, the biggest challenges of low carb eating came when I tried eating out at restaurants!

Let me first just say that… this problem seems huge when you’re on the diet but after putting some thought and a little extra effort into it, it was pretty easy to tackle.  There are a handful of healthy ways you can tackle the challenges of low carb eating and eating out at restaurants and here are a few of my favorites.

biggest challenges of low carb eating

Sashimi is an excellent option for eating out on a low carb diet. Know that soy sauce has carbs, though!  The biggest challenges of low carb eating can be overcome with knowledge and preparation!

1)      Know Before You Go – Some of my darkest low carb hours have been sitting in a restaurant booth, starving, while looking thru the menu and feeling hopeless.  Luckily, I quickly realized that many commonly known restaurants have their nutritional guides separated out by food and available online.  If you have a lunch with the girls planned or a mandatory office dinner to attend, you can beat the stress by reviewing the chosen restaurant’s nutritional guidelines and knowing your low carb options before you go.  If your friends haven’t chosen a restaurant, step up and suggest one that you know has healthy low carb options you enjoy, like Boston Market.  If you don’t get the chance to prepare in advance, use an app like myfitnesspal to find nutritional info on items you’re interested in.

2)      Make a Custom Order – Another great way to tackle the biggest challenges of low carb eating is to make your order a custom order.  In the end, I used this tactic most often and tried to avoid the rush hours at a restaurant so the kitchen wouldn’t be overwhelmed in accommodating my request.  Typical changes I made included steamed veggies instead of rice or potatoes and all sauce on the side.  A nice plate of grilled fish with steamed veggies or a salad is still a welcome site and fits right in with my lifestyle changes and the MedShape maintenance program!

3)      In Case of Emergency – So in the rare case that you’re stuck at a restaurant that has NO LOW CARB OPTIONS, you need to have a back-up plan.  This only happened to me a couple of times in 3 months and in those times, you have to stay strong.  This is #1 in the biggest challenges of low carb eating!  It’s easy to say ‘just this once’ and order anyway but if you keep a protein shake (the MedShape Cinnamon Bun is delicious), protein juice (MedShape Strawberry Kiwi Juice) or protein tea (MedShape Peach Tea) in your bag, you’ll be ok until you get strong.  Stay strong. You GOT this!!

Tackling the biggest challenges of low carb eating can seem daunting at first but if you stay strong, you’ll be in routine and in healthier shape before you know it!

What do you think the biggest challenges of low carb eating are?  We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

MedShape Weight Loss Recipes For Fall

With summer on it’s way out and fall just around the corner, we thought it would be a good idea to share some easy weight loss recipes with everyone. Depending on where you live, fall and winter may mean more time indoors, which means more temptation. Therefore it’s best to keep the fridge stocked with low-carb, high-protein foods, like the ones we’ve outlined here. We know there are a ton of unique and delicious recipes that can help contribute too or maintain your weight-loss, so come on everyone, lets share a little. if you have an interesting recipe you’d like to share, just put it in the comments box below.

Zucchini Meatloaf Italiano

MedShape Weight Loss Recipes - Meatloaf-Italiano

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 tbs snipped parsley
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté zucchini, and garlic for 7-8 minutes
  • Let the veggies cool and put them in a big bowl with the beef, parsley, egg whites, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly
  • Take the meat mixture and put into a large loaf pan.
  • Bake 75-90 minutes, or until juices run clear.

**makes about 3 servings

Protein Pancakes

MedShape Weight Loss Protein Pancakes

Here is a delicious treat that uses our own Medshape Protein Powder!

In a blender, place packet of Medshape oatmeal, 3-4 egg whites, and 1 scoop of Medshape Protein powder. Add fruit if desired.
Blend until creamy.

On heated griddle, pour batter and cook on each side 4-6 minutes.

Remove and let cool.

Steak or Chicken Pizzaioli

Mamma Mia this is a tasty dish.. and packed with protein!

MedShape Steak or Chicken Pizzaioli

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 oz of chicken or steak
  • Tomato, diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • Black pepper, to ¼ tsp chili powder
  • taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place ½ the diced tomato in casserole dish.
  • Add meat on top of the tomato and top with minced garlic.
  • In a small bowl, toss the rest of the tomato with the oregano, basil, chili powder and black pepper. Place on top of meat.
  • Cover tightly with foil or lid.

Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Delicious Low Carb Recipes

low carb recipes

Deviled eggs can be garnished with olives, bacon or many foods that are friendly to low carb recipes!

In the weeks that I’ve been in the MedShape weight loss program, I’ve been collecting and experimenting with great low carb recipes that are friendly to the MedShape nutrition or maintenance program.  Now that I’ve got a good collection going, I want to start sharing them with you all.  Hopefully you’ll return the sharing if you have delicious low carb recipes, too!  (I’d love to see your favorite low carb recipes in the comments below!)

A few of my current favorite low carb recipes include Cucumber Dill Salad, a low carb version of Sweet Cinnamon Radishes, and Tangy Deviled Eggs.  The Cucumber Dill Salad was a hit with everyone at our last bbq, and the Tangy Deviled Eggs are a lifetime favorite that fits in well with low carb recipes.  And I know Sweet Cinnamon Radishes sound wacky but trust me, cooked radishes taste nothing like a raw radish and you may enjoy them as a unique treat, even if you don’t like them raw!  Even just a steamed radish is a world of difference from a raw one.

Cucumber Dill Salad (serves 4)

Calories 30; Carbs 4; Fat 2; Protein 1; Fiber 1; Active Carb 3

  • 3 cups of sliced cucumber with peel
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp light sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • Optional – a few drops of liquid Stevia

Directions

  1. Slice cucumber (leave peel on for a lower active carb) into thin slices and place in a strainer.
  2. *Sprinkle with sea salt and put in the fridge, with a place under to catch the water drainage.
  3. *Mix dressing and place in fridge for 2 hours.
  4. *Remove cucumbers and rinse with water.
  5. Dry them with a paper town and toss them with the dressing.
  6. This serving allows for ¾ cup per person

* The salting and cooling of the cucumbers and dressing is not necessary but will prevent the dressing from becoming watery.  It is better if you are making the recipe to entertain or with the intentions of having leftovers.

Tangy Deviled Eggs (serves 6)

Calories 154; Carbs 3; Fat 13; Protein 7; Fiber 1; Active Carb 2

  • 6 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • ¼ cup Spectrum Organic Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • Green Olives
  • Optional – you can always add chopped pickles, green olives, cilantro, etc (just watch the carbs!)

Directions

  1. Start eggs to boiling
  2. In a small bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients
  3. Peel eggs when they have cooled (or buy the already peeled boiled eggs!)
  4. Slice in half, lengthwise
  5. Remove Yolk and add to bowl of ingredients
  6. Mix until smooth
  7. Put mix in ziplock bag and but a corner out
  8. Pipe egg mixture in egg whites with the ziplock
  9. Garnish with the paprika
  10. Top with green olives or bacon but beware it adds more fat and calories than I’ve listed above

And if you’re daring, you can try…

Sweet Cinnamon Radishes (serves 4)

Calories 136; Carbs 7; Fat 12; Protein 2; Fiber 1; Active Carb 6

  • 12 Large Radishes
  • ¼  stick Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Liquid Stevia
  • Optional – add more or less cinnamon and Stevia, to your taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 (toaster ovens will work, too)
  2. Wash radishes and cut the stem and root off each one.  Slice large radishes into quarters or small radishes in half.
  3. Steam the radishes for 5 minutes, depending on thickness
  4. Add butter, cinnamon and liquid Stevia to a small sauce pan and heat until butter is melted.
  5. Toss radishes into the cinnamon butter pan and toss to distribute the sweetness.
  6. Place the radishes in a small pan and bake until they are tender.

I’ll try to post low carb recipes on a regular basis, so you will always have something fun and new to try!

Do you have any low carb recipes to share?  Please post them in the comments below!

 

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