With the changing of the seasons, our palettes tend to change as well...and sometimes it seems that we yearn for foods that may not be the best for someone on a medical weight loss diet with hCG.
Well good news, dieters! Here are a few fun (and healthy!) ways to enjoy some of the most popular fall foods:
1) Hot Apple Cider-- Use a sugar-free instant cider mix instead of all the traditional ingredients. Add a cinnamon stick (and Stevia if necessary). You'll save yourself almost 100 calories, and will prevent yourself from downing all that excess sugar!
2) French Fries-- Try making your own fries at home instead. Slice up a sweet potato or a regular spud (and spray on some cooking spray to get the seasonings to 'stick' to the potatoes). Add sugar-free ingredients like cinnamon and Stevia to your sweet potatoes, or try sprinkling some Mrs. Dash's sodium-free seasoning on your savory potatoes. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool, and enjoy!
3) Traditional Spaghetti-- How about using a spaghetti squash instead? Add grilled chicken, some fresh veggies, and a 'no sugar added' marinara sauce (and additional sodium-free seasonings if necessary). Don't forget the fresh basil and garlic...Your s'ghetti will taste just like the real stuff Mom used to make!
4) Apple Pie-- Make your own apple dessert that's just as good (our OMNI Medical Center wellness consultants say they like it better than apple pie). You'll need 4 small apples chopped into 8 wedges each, cooking spray, chopped nuts (like almonds or pecans), and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Mist an oven-safe dish with cooking spray. Add your apples and cinnamon. Toss well. Sprinkle with chopped nuts over the apples and cinnamon. Cover dish and bake for 30 minutes, until apples are tender.
It's healthy recipes like these that will help keep you on track during your weight loss program, without making you feel like you're missing out on any of your favorite foods!
For more nutritional food ideas or to learn about our hCG diet at OMNI Medical Center check out our web site: omnimedicalctr.com .
Here's to lighter versions of our favorite foods, and to digital scales in homes everywhere that reflect numbers of YOU being even lighter!
--The OMNI Medical Center Team
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