Pumpkin Chili

 Ingredients   · 1 Tbsp. olive or canola oil · 2 cups chopped onion · 1 medium green bell pepper, diced · 6 cloves garlic, minced · 1 ½ pounds grass-fed ground beef or turkey · 1 28-oz can diced tomatoes · ½ 6-oz. can tomato paste · 1 14-oz. can pumpkin puree · ½ – 1 cup chicken broth or water · 2 ½ tsp. dried oregano · 2…… Continue reading Pumpkin Chili

Protein Power

Protein is essential to help you stay full and satisfied during the day. Most Americans get plenty of protein in their diet but it is not always from the right sources. Lean protein has less fat per serving and is generally less processed than more fatty version. Examples of lean protein options include: Chicken breast…… Continue reading Protein Power

Recommended Frozen Meal Brands For Your LAP-BAND Diet.

Frozen meals are tricky, because you really need to know what to look for. Weight loss is different than nutrition. A big plus, however, is the ease transition into portion control. Frozen meals make it easy to follow the new portion guidelines of the LAP-BAND diet. When it comes to frozen meal brands, these are the ones we recommend: […]

Skillet Chicken with Roasted Carrots

Here’s a delicious recipe! It’s quick and simple and it comes highly recommend by our dietician Lauren! Blog.myfitnesspal.com offers a number of recipes perfect for all our LAP-BAND® patients… just remember what we’ve learned and what we can’t have. Click on pic below for the step-by-step recipe. For personalized information on LAP-BAND surgery click here and ORBERA click…… Continue reading Skillet Chicken with Roasted Carrots