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Recipe of the Week 3/20: Fish Florentine

4- 5 oz thick pieces of skinless white firm fish fillet 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon salted butter 1 cup red bell pepper chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 9 ounces fresh baby spinach, from two bags
Mar 20th, 2023

Recipe of the Week 3/13: Brussel Sprouts Gratin

Ingredients: 6 oz brussels sprouts, trimmed of outer leaves and sliced in half 1/4 tsp kosher salt black pepper, to taste olive oil spray 1/2 tbsp butter 1/3 cup chopped shallots 2 tsp all purpose flour, or gluten free flour for GF
Mar 13th, 2023

Recipe of the Week 2/20: Tomato Soup

Ingredients: 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup Yellow Onion diced 1 cup Carrots diced or shredded 1 tbsp Garlic minced 2 cups Vegetable Broth Low Sodium 28 ounce Crushed Tomatoes canned with juices 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt low fat
Feb 20th, 2023

Recipe of the Week 2/13: Healthy Crockpot Chili Cheese Dip

Ingredients: 1 lbs. Ground Turkey 1 cup White Onion diced 15 oz. Pinto Beans drained 15 oz. Diced Tomatoes with juices 1/2 cup Water 1 tbsp Chili Powder 1 tsp Cumin 1/2 tsp Paprika 1/2 tsp Oregano 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder 2/3 cup Greek Yogurt
Feb 13th, 2023

Recipe of the Week 1/30: Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon

Ingredients: 1 whole wild salmon filet with skin, 1 1/2 inches thick (2 lbs) 1/4 cup light mayo 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 tablespoons chopped dill 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 tablespoons chopped basil
Jan 30th, 2023

Holiday Survival Guide

Strategies for staying on track with weight loss through the holidays. The NOVA Physician Wellness team has got your back! Below are some common obstacles associated with the holidays and the winter season with some realistic solutions.
Dec 9th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 10/10: Turkey Pumpkin Chili

1 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil, divided 1 Red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 Cup Onion, diced 1/2 Cup Celery, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp Fresh garlic, minced 1 Lb 93% Lean ground turkey 2 1/2 tsp Chile powder 2 tsp Paprika 2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice 1 1/2 tsp Ground cumin
Oct 10th, 2022

What's Considered a Healthy Rate of Weight Loss?

Weight loss is about more than willpower and counting calories. Physicians who specialize in weight management understand the physiology, psychology, and habits that promote permanent weight loss.
Oct 5th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 10/3: Lighter Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Butter or Ghee 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Tbsp Gluten-Free Flour 2 Cups Chicken or Vegetable Stock 2 Cups Low-Fat Milk 1 Medium Sweet Yellow Onion 1 Clove Garlic diced, minced or pressed 1 medium Carrot diced
Oct 3rd, 2022

Recipe of the Week 9/6: Low Carb/Sugar Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients 2 fl oz brewed espresso or 4 fl oz strong coffee 6 fl oz. unsweetened milk of choice. 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree ¼ tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp almond extract ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 1-2 tsp stevia or monkfruit sweetener
Sep 6th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 8/29: Low-Carb Zucchini Enchilada

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups enchilada sauce 2 large, 14 oz each zucchini, cut lengthwise into 12 (1/4-inch thick) slices 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt fresh black pepper, to taste 1 tsp olive oil 8 ounces cooked shredded chicken breast 1/2 cup minced onion
Aug 29th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 8/22: Broiled Fish with Tomato Caper

Ingredients 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 4 fish fillets, such as tilapia, flounder, grouper, etc 6 oz each 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 shallots, minced 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 tbsp capers 1/4 cup white wine kosher salt and fresh black pepper
Aug 22nd, 2022

I've Lost Weight: Now What?

Many people who experience meaningful weight loss end up gaining it back and then some. With the help of weight-loss experts, you can learn how to keep the weight off for good.
Aug 9th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 8/8: Chicken Salad

Ingredients 12 ounces of chicken breast or 12 oz. canned in water 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced 1/2 cup red grapes sliced in half 1/2 tsp sage 1 tsp thyme 1 tbsp lemon juice
Aug 8th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 7/11: Coleslaw

Ingredients 4 cups green cabbage shredded 1 1/2 cup red cabbage shredded 1 cup carrots shredded 2 green onions sliced 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tbsp champagne vinegar
Jul 11th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 7/4: Egg White Muffins

Ingredients 10 egg whites 1/4 cup red bell pepper chopped 1/4 cup baby spinach shredded 1/4 cup uncooked riced cauliflower 1/4 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk salt and pepper to taste
Jul 4th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 6/27: Garden Tomato Sauce

Yields 12 Servings 8 cups (5 lbs.) peeled, seeded and diced plum tomatoes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt black pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons chopped basil
Jun 27th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 6/13: Cilantro Lime Chicken Breast

Ingredients 4 organic boneless skinless chicken breasts, 6 oz each zest and juice of 1 lime, plus 1 lime cut into wedges 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, divided 2 cloves minced garlic 1 tsp kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
Jun 13th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 6/6: Mini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey Nachos

Ingredients olive oil spray 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 onion, minced 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp kosher salt 1/4 cup tomato sauce 1/4 cup chicken broth
Jun 6th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 5/23: Shrimp Salsa

Ingredients: 16 oz cooked peeled shrimp, diced fine 4 vine ripe tomatoes, diced fine 6 tbsp red onion, finely diced 3 tbsp jalapenos, diced fine (more or less to taste) 2 tbsp minced cilantro 2 limes, juice of (or more to taste) 1/2 tsp kosher salt
May 23rd, 2022

Recipe of the Week 5/2: Italian Sausage Patties

Yields 5 Servings Ingredients: 1.3 lbs. 93% lean ground turkey 1/4 cup green bell pepper, minced 1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 tsp sweet paprika 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/8 tsp dried thyme
May 2nd, 2022

Why You Should Have an Individualized Exercise Plan

Looking for an individualized exercise plan? We take lots of things into account—your age, medical history, past injuries, expectations and goals, and your base fitness—to create a unique program that works for you.
May 1st, 2022

Recipe of the Week 4/18: Cajun Spiced Fish

Yields 4 Servings Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 4 6 ounce pieces white fish fillets (flounder, fluke, tilapia) 3/4 cup onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 cup diced green bell pepper 2 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped 1 tbsp Cajun spice seasoning
Apr 18th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 4/11: Deviled Eggs

Yields 8 Servings Ingredients 8 hard boiled eggs, peeled 1/2 cup plain organic Greek yogurt 2 tsp. yellow mustard 1 tsp. coconut aminos (or Worcestershire) 1/4 tsp. garlic powder or minced garlic Sea salt and pepper, taste Optional: smokey paprika
Apr 11th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 4/4: Mini Breakfast Meatballs

Mini Breakfast Meatballs Makes 16 mini meatballs: Ingredients 1 lb. extra lean ground turkey breast 1/2 red bell pepper diced in a blender 1/4 cup fresh spinach roughly chopped 1/2 tsp sage 1/2 tsp garlic powder 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Apr 4th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 3/28: Garlic Shrimp

Yields 4 Servings Ingredients 1 1/4 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after you peel them) 6 cloves garlic, sliced thin 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil crushed red pepper flakes, to taste 1/4 teaspoon sweet Spanish paprika pinch koshe
Mar 28th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 3/7: Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Yields 6 Servings Ingredients: 8 cups 1 1/2-inch cauliflower florets 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Frank's RedHot 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 tablespoon lemon
Mar 7th, 2022

Why Would I Need an Electrocardiogram?

Everyone should be concerned about their heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women, but there are steps you can take to protect your heart.
Mar 1st, 2022

Recipe of the Week 2/28: Foil Packet Sausage and Peppers

Yields 4 Servings Ingredients: Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil 4 sweet or spicy Italian chicken or turkey sausage links 2 medium onions, sliced into 1/4 inch strips 2 red bell peppers, sliced into 1/4 inch strips 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Feb 28th, 2022

Recipe of the Week: Tomato Parmesan Mini Quiche

Yields 6 Servings Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 12 4-inch round thin slices lower sodium cooked ham 1 ¼ cups seeded and chopped Roma tomatoes ½ cup thinly sliced green onions 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil, crushed
Feb 7th, 2022

Recipe of the Week: Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Yields 15 Servings Ingredients 13.75 oz. artichoke hearts packed in water, drained 10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed 1/4 cup chopped shallots 1 clove garlic 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
Jan 31st, 2022

Recipe of the Week Pizza Chicken

Yields 4 Servings:  Ingredients  1 lb. chicken breast boneless, skinless 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 cups marinara sauce no salt added 1/4 cup low moisture mozzarella 12 slices turkey pepperoni uncured 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp garlic powder
Jan 14th, 2022

Recipe of the Week 01/10: Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Yields 4 Servings:  Ingredients  1 lb chicken breast shredded 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2/3 cup carrots diced 1 red bell pepper diced 1/2 cup white onion diced 12 oz cauliflower rice frozen and thawed 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried parsley 2 egg
Jan 10th, 2022

Why Exercise Is Important

Exercise offers immediate and long-term health benefits at every stage of life. Working with a health care provider is an excellent way to get the right exercise program designed just for you.
Dec 1st, 2021

My Child Is Obese: Can You Help?

Our pediatric obesity programs are designed to meet the specific needs of children and teens, and to help families work together to make healthy changes that will last a lifetime.
Nov 2nd, 2021

When to Consider Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery can be a powerful tool in your struggle against the health concerns and cosmetic effects of obesity. How do you know, though, whether it’s right for you? Our team discusses medically supervised weight loss, including surgery.
Oct 21st, 2021

Consider These Benefits of Exercise

Exercise is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. An individualized exercise program can help you get the right type and amount of exercise to improve your fitness and meet your fitness goals.
Sep 1st, 2021

Which Diet Is Right for Me?

There’s no shortage of dietary advice, and so many suggestions about “eating this, not that,” can lead to confusion, making it hard to know the right foods to eat. A visit with a dietitian is a good place to start.
Aug 3rd, 2021

Understanding How Aerobic Exercise Works

It’s possible to lose weight, improve your fitness, and boost your overall health. With the help of a medical weight-loss and fitness program, you can lose weight, feel great, and keep it off for good. And aerobic exercise may be part of your plan.
Jul 22nd, 2021

Treating Pediatric Obesity

Childhood obesity is associated with a range of health complications both in childhood and when your child reaches adulthood. Early intervention is key in helping your child maintain a healthy weight to improve their health.
Jun 23rd, 2021