Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP has counseled thousands of his patients on healthy, sustainable weight loss. Now he's compiled his best tips and recipes into a six-week plan for you to learn how to eat great food that just happens to be great for you - and if losing weight is your goal, you can do that, too.
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It's Spring... finally. This is my favorite time of the year for so many reasons, but certainly food is one of them. So much will begin to come into season, it's time for planting herbs, and picnics aren't far around the corner.
I always try to convince my patients that this is the time of year to make resolutions. Of course it's customary to do this at New Year's, but if you've not kept those (or didn't really make any to begin with), now's the time. Spring Resolutions
Barley makes a great alternative to pasta or rice salads. It has a terrific, slightly chewy texture that goes so well in a salad like this one. You could substitute the barley for pasta or rice in your favorite salad. The rule of thumb is 1 cup of uncooked barley = 3 servings. Likewise, you're not stuck with the veggies in this salad. Like asparagus or spinach? Add that instead of the peppers and squash.
This salad has it all. It was designed to use Mediterranean diet guidelines but with American ingredients. There’s great veggies, high fiber whole cereals (wild rice), great fats in the grapeseed oil, seeds and avocado and modest amount of cheese. At first glance it appears to have a lot of fat but the fats are (for the most part) good fats with grapeseed oil, pumpkin seeds and avocado adding over 8 grams of monounsaturated fat. The perfect spring or summer salad.
Once again, foods from the Mediterranean make the best recipes and the healthiest foods. Many of them have much more oil in them than necessary, however and this recipe is an example of how to make small changes. Here the combination of the robust sesame oil with just a touch of honey brings out the other flavors and the oil doesn't dominate.
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My wife purchased this book and we have been using the recipes for three weeks now. Great tasting, restaurant quality food with weight loss as a bonus. What could be better? We're hooked.
- Bruce R. Frank