A Healthy Breakfast Recipe for the New Year

During the rest of the year it’s nearly impossible to get the whole family together for breakfast; but during the holidays, big, unhealthy breakfasts become a tradition.  With a focus on health and wellness this season, give your family the festive breakfast they want with fewer calories and less fat. I’ve made it a goal of mine to inform my patients that a healthy diet and exercise routine is essential to enhancing your overall quality of life and is also beneficial for maintaining long-lasting cosmetic surgery results. Try this low calorie banana, strawberry, and chocolate hazelnut crêpe recipe that I enjoy making for my family.

Serves: 4-5

Ingredients:

1 package of pre-made, French-style crêpes

1 package of fresh strawberries, sliced

2 bananas, sliced

3 Tbsp. low-carb chocolate hazelnut spread, melted

2 Tbsp. low-fat whipped cream

 

Directions:

Step 1: If frozen, thaw the crêpes overnight in your refrigerator.

Step 2: Place one thawed crêpe in the microwave for 15-20 seconds on high; flip over and microwave for an additional 8-10 seconds. Repeat until all the crêpes have been warmed.

Step 3: Transfer the heated crêpe to a dish and fill each with your desired amount of low-fat chocolate hazelnut spread, and sliced bananas and strawberries. Roll or fold crêpe and top with a small amount of low-fat whipped cream.

Keep checking back periodically as I will be sharing more tasty recipes in the future. Stay up-to-date with me, Dr. David Whiteman, for more healthy recipes, exercise and post-surgery tips and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Eat This, Not That: How Your Diet Impacts Your Plastic Surgery Results

For individuals interested in a plastic surgery procedure, maintaining a proper diet and exercise regimen can help enhance results and reduce recovery time. I will continue to do my part to meet your desired aesthetic goals, but I also place the utmost importance that you do your part to preserve your plastic surgery results. Providing yourself nutritional care two weeks before and after surgery is an important aspect in meeting your cosmetic surgery desires. In order to achieve correct preoperative and post-operative nutrition, you must meet your recommended intake of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat. According to popular nutrition data, the chart below illustrates healthy, yet tasty alternatives to substitute for high-fat, high-calorie choices:

EAT THIS
Calories
(serving size: 1)
NOT THAT
Calories
(serving size: 1)
Air Popped Popcorn
110 (1 oz)
Potato Chips
155 (1 oz)
Fat-Free Plain Greek Yogurt
17 (1 oz)
Vanilla Ice Cream
59 (1 oz)
Brown Rice
32 (1 oz)
White Rice
37 (1 oz)
Almond Milk
7 (1 fl. oz)
2% Milk
15 (1 fl. oz)
Olive Oil
119 (0.5 fl. oz)
Butter
102 (0.5 oz)
Hummus
47 (1 oz)
Mayonnaise
170 (1 oz)
Wheat Pasta
35 (1 oz)
Pasta
45 (1 oz)
Coconut Water
6 (1 fl. oz)
Grape Juice
16 (1 fl. oz)
Granola Bar
113 (1 oz)
Milk Chocolate
152 (1 oz)
Hazelnut Spread
153 (1 oz)
Peanut Butter
167 (1 oz)

If you’re looking to make the first steps towards healthy lifestyle changes, our in-house NESTA Weight Management Specialist, Jackie Madison is here to help. With the Lifestyle & Weight Management program, Jackie will help coach you through your pre and post-surgery transition by teaching you how to commit to an active lifestyle, achieve weight loss and weight management goals, provide effective eating habits, manage your time, assist with battling stress and more.

If you are interested in any of the cosmetic procedures I perform, please contact us today. Be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for plastic surgery news.