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Let’s Face It – There is a Bigger Challenge Off the Field for Super Bowl Sunday Win the Challenge and Continue to Lose Your Weight

Posted by Step Ahead on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 @ 10:58 PM


                                        SUPER SNACKS TO HELP YOU WIN OFF THE FIELD


Super Bowl Sunday is rarely focused on the game, instead, it is the festivities, friends and family that make the day entertaining. Most people remember the commercials and the half time show more then the score or even the team that won. It is just an American tradition to gather with friends or family and turn on the show and eat “football food”. However, the food that goes with the show is not typically good for those trying to watch the calories or fit into their same jeans the next day. 




So for all of those looking to enjoy the day and maintain your focus on your healthy lifestyle there is hope. There are healthy variations to the traditional Super Bowl foods that can help you enjoy the day and keep your company enjoying themselves too – at least through half time.


So here are some easy tips to transform football food into healthy snacks:


  1.   Wings:  Don’t fry – bake. Take chicken drumettes or diced up chicken breasts and boil, remove the water and place on a baking sheet. Cover the chicken with a mixture of low-sodium chicken broth, minced garlic and hot  sauce.  Broil until brown on both sides.
  2.   Mozzarella Sticks: Instead of fried- bake.  Take part-skim mozzarella cheese sticks, cut them in half, dip them in a beaten egg and sprinkle with whole-wheat bread crumbs, dried parsley, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning, then bake until golden brown.  
  3.   Nachos:  Rather than having artificial liquid cheese, opt for a high-fiber bean dip.  Mix together diced peppers and red onion, drained, rinsed black beans, kidney beans and corn. Add a drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar, sprinkle some black pepper on and use black bean chips to scoop.   
  4.   Chili:  Now, trade your traditional beef chili, make your own vegan chili for a fiber filled, low fat soup that will not leave you feeling heavy. Mix crushed tomatoes with drained, rinsed black beans, corn and kidney beans with diced zucchini and onion. Add in cumin, chili pepper, and garlic powder to flavor and enjoy a whole cup.




                                    YOU WIN!



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Dr. Neiman named Top Doc in Inside New Jersey

Posted by Step Ahead on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 12:26 AM

Dr. Neiman was chosen by Castle and Connelly to be one of the top Docs in New Jersey for 2014.  These doctors are chosen by peers from all specialties throughout the state. 


Follow this link to see the listing in Inside Jersey and the listing of all the Doctors nominated this year.;


Dr. Neiman has been named a Castle Connelly Top Doc for the past 5 years in Inside Jersey as well as in Metro New York.  Follow this link to Castle Connelly to view her elite profile:


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