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Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

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This Mother's Day, skip the flowers and give your mom something she really needs—the gift of good health.

No, you don't have to buy her a treadmill. There are many other things you can do to give your mom a boost in terms of her physical (or mental) well-being. Most moms will truly appreciate that your Mother's Day gift is aimed at keeping her happy, healthy, and in your life for a long time. In case you are drawing a blank, Step Ahead came up with a great gift for every mom.


Step Ahead Gift card towards any program.  

*Offer includes a body composition analysis on our Tanita scale.

* 30 minute personal training session.

  *Step by Step guide on how to reach your health goals

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E-mail us to receive an e-gift card sent directly to your e-mail or pick up your custom gift card in our office!

Phone: 908-470-2235




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Recipe Corner: Scallops with Sweet Apple Glaze

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 04:57 PM

describe the imageSix ingredients, sensational recipe! (and you may already have the lemon, pepper, and olive oil in your kitchen pantry!) Who says Memorial Day weekend has to be limited to hamburgers and hot dogs? These mouth-watering scallops add a sweet element to kick-start beach season! If you enjoy outdoor entertaining, you can also cook the scallops on a grill lightly brushed with olive oil. (use a specialty seafood pan for the grill so scallops don't slip through the grates!) If you are in a time crunch, check out my shortcut version at the end of the recipe. - Sari Greaves, RDN Nutrition Director 

Makes 4 servings; 240 calories per serving

2 Granny Smith Apples

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 Tbsp. olive oil

12 large sea scallops (about 1 lb.)

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Freshly ground pepper, garlic powder (other seasonings: Chinese Five Spice Powder)

 Equipment: Simple blender, mesh sieve

1. Core one apple and cut into small cubes. Place in a blender with lemon juice and 1/4 cup water. Puree until smooth.

2. Strain juice though a mesh sieve into a small bowl. Peel, core and cut remaining apple into 1/4" cubes and add to bowl.

3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season scallops with pepper and garlic powder. Cook scallops until golden brown and just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

4. Add butter to skillet. Cook, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Add reserved apple mixture and cook, stirring often, until juice is thickened and apple pieces are tender, about 4 minutes. Spoon over scallops. 

* Shortcut version: For a sauteed apple topping instead of a glaze, core and cube apples. Skip steps 1 & 2. After scallops are cooked, add butter to skillet, and simply saute apples until fork tender, 4-5 minutes.. Spoon over scallops. 

Adapted from Bon Appetit, May 2013

Hungry for more? Call Step Ahead Wellness Center today at 908.470.2235 or email to learn about our May promotions and discousnts for  weight loss and fitness programs!

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Fell of the Weight Loss Bandwagon? Give the Gift of Health This Mother's Day

Posted by deborah neiman on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 03:48 PM

Give the Gift of Health this Mother’s Day…


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Step Ahead Wellness Center’s

Weight Loss Special designed especially for your mom.

Offer expires May 15th, 2013


One simple step, BIG benefits…


* Make an appointment by May 15th and receive 25% off any personal training, exercise class, Optifast package, or visit with doctor & nutritionist.


* Offer includes a FREE Calorie Counter handbook!


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