Creamy Gingerbread Oatmeal

  • 1 Packet Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • 5 oz. HOT water (not boiling)
  • 1 packet Gingerbread Cookie P/S
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 oz. cold water

Instructions

Prepare Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal according to package directions. In a separate bowl, prepare the Gingerbread Cookie pudding with 3 ouncees of cold water. Combine th pudding with tthe prepared oatmeal and stir.

Sweet Autumn Soup

Sweet Autumn Soup

1 packet Cream of Chicken Soup

1 packet Pumpkin Pie P/S

9 oz. of HOT, not boiling,

water

1/16 tsp sage

1/16 tsp cayenne pepper

1/16 tsp garlic powder

Add black pepper (optional)

1 oz. ground turkey 99% lean,

1% fat (or substitute 1oz diced cooked turkey)

1/2 cup fresh spinach (or substitute cup cooked or frozen)

1 tsp of olive oil

Instructions: Combine pudding/shake mix with cream of Chicken Soup into a medium size bowl. Add the dry spices and mix. Cook the ground turkey and the spinach with olive oil on a frying pan on medium heat (if using cooked spinach and/or turkey heat up prior to adding to the prepared soup). While the turkey and spinach cooks, add hot water to the dry ingredients. When the turkey and spinach are finished, add to the soup.

Nutrition Information per Recipe:

Calories – 270, Protein – 34g, Carbohydrate – 16g, Fat – 8.5g, Cholesterol-30mg, Sodium – 910mg, Fiber – 2g, Exchanges per Serving 0.5 Milk, 3 Lean Meat, 2 Vegetable

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Carrington Medical Spa: 12 Days of Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, and we are creating a tradition to offer our patients a wonderful array of specials during the month of December.  Our Twelve Days of Christmas promotion is sure to offer a variety of health and wellness gifts for you all. Please feel free to pass these offerings on to your friends and family members!

*All of these promotions are available for purchase between December 3, 2018, and December 22, 2018.

1st Day of Christmas:  Monday, December 3, 2018

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

2nd Day of Christmas:  Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

&

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

3rd Day of Christmas:  Thursday, December 6, 2018

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

&

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

4th Day of Christmas:  Friday, December 7, 2018

Juvederm Ultra Plus fillers for $500 and Oxygen facial for an introductory price of $49.99

&

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

5th Day of Christmas: Monday, December 10, 2018

Hair removal day: 50% off

&

Juvederm Ultra Plus fillers for $500 and Oxygen facial for an introductory price of $49.99

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

6th Day of Christmas: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

20% off Low carbohydrate and high protein Shakes and bars:

    Pumpkin Pie shakes, Gingerbread shakes, Chocolate mint shakes, Variety Shakes.

Bars: Almond bars, Chocolate mint bars, Peanut bars;

Low-calorie snacks $.99

&

Hair removal day: 50% off

Juvederm Ultra Plus fillers for $500 and Oxygen facial for an introductory price of $49.99

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

7th Day of Christmas:  Thursday, December 13, 2018

BOGO Buy 1 IPL treatment, get 2nd free. Buy 2 IPL treatments, get 2 free.

&

20% off Low carbohydrate and high protein Shakes and bars:

    Pumpkin Pie shakes, Gingerbread shakes, Chocolate mint shakes, Variety Shakes.

Bars: Almond bars, Chocolate mint bars, Peanut bars;

Low-calorie snacks $.99

Hair removal day: 50% off

Juvederm Ultra Plus fillers for $500 and Oxygen facial for an introductory price of $49.99

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

8th Day of Christmas:  Friday, December 14, 2018

Half-Hour facial 29.99; One Hour facial: 49.99.

&

BOGO Buy 1 IPL treatment, get 2nd free. Buy 2 IPL treatments, get 2 free.

20% off Low carbohydrate and high protein Shakes and bars:

    Pumpkin Pie shakes, Gingerbread shakes, Chocolate mint shakes, Variety Shakes.

Bars: Almond bars, Chocolate mint bars, Peanut bars;

Low-calorie snacks $.99

Hair removal day: 50% off

Juvederm Ultra Plus fillers for $500 and Oxygen facial for an introductory price of $49.99

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

9th Day of Christmas:  Monday, December 17, 2018

Get lipophilic or Vitamin B complex shot for $9.99

&

Half-Hour facial 29.99; One Hour facial: 49.99.

BOGO Buy 1 IPL treatment, get 2nd free. Buy 2 IPL treatments, get 2 free.

20% off Low carbohydrate and high protein Shakes and bars:

    Pumpkin Pie shakes, Gingerbread shakes, Chocolate mint shakes, Variety Shakes.

Bars: Almond bars, Chocolate mint bars, Peanut bars;

Low-calorie snacks $.99

Hair removal day: 50% off

Juvederm Ultra Plus fillers for $500 and Oxygen facial for an introductory price of $49.99

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

10th Day of Christmas:  Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Free PCA Skin Peel to get ready for holiday with $150 PCA Skincare purchase

&

Get lipophilic or Vitamin B complex shot for $9.99

Half-Hour facial 29.99; One Hour facial: 49.99.

BOGO Buy 1 IPL treatment, get 2nd free. Buy 2 IPL treatments, get 2 free.

20% off Low carbohydrate and high protein Shakes and bars:

    Pumpkin Pie shakes, Gingerbread shakes, Chocolate mint shakes, Variety Shakes.

Bars: Almond bars, Chocolate mint bars, Peanut bars;

Low-calorie snacks $.99

Hair removal day: 50% off

Juvederm Ultra Plus fillers for $500 and Oxygen facial for an introductory price of $49.99

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

11th Day of Christmas:  Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Botox 9.50/unit, min 25 units

&

Free PCA Skin Peel to get ready for the holiday with $150 PCA Skincare purchase

Get lipophilic or Vitamin B complex shot for $9.99

Half-Hour facial 29.99; One Hour facial: 49.99.

BOGO Buy 1 IPL treatment, get 2nd free. Buy 2 IPL treatments, get 2 free.

20% off Low carbohydrate and high protein Shakes and bars:

    Pumpkin Pie shakes, Gingerbread shakes, Chocolate mint shakes, Variety Shakes.

Bars: Almond bars, Chocolate mint bars, Peanut bars;

Low-calorie snacks $.99

Hair removal day: 50% off

Juvederm Ultra Plus fillers for $500 and Oxygen facial for an introductory price of $49.99

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

12th Day of Christmas:  Thursday, December 20, 2018

BOGO Buy 1 IPL treatment, get 1 free. Buy 2 IPL treatments, get 2 free.

Hair removal day: 50% off

&

Botox 9.50/unit, min 25 units

Free PCA Skin Peel to get ready for the holiday with $150 PCA Skincare purchase

Get lipophilic or Vitamin B complex shot for $9.99

Half-Hour facial 29.99; One Hour facial: 49.99.

BOGO Buy 1 IPL treatment, get 2nd free. Buy 2 IPL treatments, get 2 free.

20% off Low carbohydrate and high protein Shakes and bars:

    Pumpkin Pie shakes, Gingerbread shakes, Chocolate mint shakes, Variety Shakes.

Bars: Almond bars, Chocolate mint bars, Peanut bars;

Low-calorie snacks $.99

Hair removal day: 50% off

Juvederm Ultra Plus fillers for $500 and Oxygen facial for an introductory price of $49.99

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

12th Day of Christmas:  Friday, December 21, 2018

20% off PCA Skin Care

&

BOGO Buy 1 IPL treatment, get 1 free. Buy 2 IPL treatments, get 2 free.

Hair removal day: 50% off

Botox 9.50/unit, min 25 units

Free PCA Skin Peel to get ready for the holiday with $150 PCA Skincare purchase

Get lipophilic or Vitamin B complex shot for $9.99

Half-Hour facial 29.99; One Hour facial: 49.99.

BOGO Buy 1 IPL treatment, get 2nd free. Buy 2 IPL treatments, get 2 free.

20% off Low carbohydrate and high protein Shakes and bars:

    Pumpkin Pie shakes, Gingerbread shakes, Chocolate mint shakes, Variety Shakes.

Bars: Almond bars, Chocolate mint bars, Peanut bars;

Low-calorie snacks $.99

Hair removal day: 50% off

Juvederm Ultra Plus fillers for $500 and Oxygen facial for an introductory price of $49.99

Microneedling for hair restoration, for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment 25% off

Weight loss program, new patients 10% off

PCA Skin peels with Toni: $99

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! Call 205-508-5723 to purchase or for more questions.

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Try a festive healthy weight loss recipe this holiday season with Carrington Medical Spa’s weight loss protein shakes: “Gingerbread Cheesecake”

Ingredients:

1 Packet Gingerbread Cookie Protein Shake

1 Packet cheesecake

4.5 oz cold water

1/8 teaspoon of pumpkin spice or cinnamon 

Instructions:

Combine Gingerbread Cookie pudding/shake mix with the cheesecake mix into a medium size bowl. Add the additional spice. Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add the cold water. Cheesecake with thicken upon standing.

Nutrition Information per Recipe:

Calories – 220 Protein – 27g Carbohydrate – 15g Fat – 6 g Cholesterol – 20mg Sodium – 330mg Fiber – 0g Exchanges per Serving: 1 Starch • 1.5 Milk

WEEK 44

WE HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A HAPPY AND SAFE HALLOWEEN!🎃
This week on the menu we have Pork Chops with Rosemary-Brown Sugar Sauce served with Smoky Roasted Baby Carrots. This super quick and easy meal looks and sounds healthy and delicious!

PREP TIME: 10 min
COOK TIME 20 min

INGREDIENTS:
• 6 (8-oz) bone- in pork chops
• ¾ tsp salt
• ¾ tsp pepper
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 2 Tbsp butter
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• ¼ cup packed brown sugar
• 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

FOR CARROTS:
• 2 (12-oz) pkg rainbow baby carrots
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• ½ tsp smoked paprika
• ¼ tsp ground cumin
• ½ tsp salt
• ½ tsp pepper
• 2 green onions, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:
Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Cook, in batches, in hot oil in a skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes per side or until done. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Add butter and garlic to skillet; cook 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant. Stir in sugar and rosemary; cook 1 minute or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve sauce over pork.

FOR CARROTS:
Preheat oven to 450°F. Cut larger carrots in half lengthwise. Combine carrots, oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet; spread in a single layer. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until carrots are browned and tender. Sprinkle with onions and toss.

NUTRITION AT A GLANCE:
Serving size: 6 servings, 326 calories, 17g fat, 6g saturated fat, 32g protein, 10g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 391mg sodium
Carrots: 6 servings, 91 calories, 5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 2g protein, 12g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 282mg sodium

Week 42

Our delicious recipe on the menu this week is Seared Chicken with Mushroom Gravy, Goat Cheese Polenta and Asparagus. This sounds so good we can almost taste it🤤

PREP TIME: 10 min
COOK TIME: 25 min
TOTAL: 35 min

INGREDIENTS:
CHICKEN WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY:
• 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved lengthwise
• 1 tsp salt, divided
• 1 tsp pepper, divided
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 2 Tbsp butter
• 4 (4-oz) pkg gourmet blend mushrooms
• 1 cup chopped onion
• 2 Tbsp minced garlic
• 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
• 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

GOAT CHEESE POLENTA AND ASPARAGUS:
• 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
• 1 cup instant polenta
• 1⁄2 tsp salt, divided
• 1⁄2 tsp pepper, divided
• 1⁄2 cup crumbled goat cheese
• 2 (12-oz) pkg asparagus
• 2 Tbsp butter

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHICKEN:
Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper. Cook chicken, in batches, in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes per side or until done. Remove from skillet, and keep warm. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onions, garlic, and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper; cook 4 minutes or until browned and tender. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute. Gradually add broth, stirring until blended. Return to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 4 to 6 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Spoon sauce over chicken.
NOTE: Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or thyme, if desired.

FOR GOAT CHEESE POLENTA AND ASPARAGUS:
Bring broth to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually whisk in polenta and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cheese; stir until cheese is melted. Meanwhile, cook asparagus according to package directions; toss with butter and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper.

NUTRITION AT A GLANCE:
CHICKEN: Serving size: 6, 303 calories, 13g fat, 4g saturated fat, 37g protein, 10g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 504mg sodium
GOAT CHEESE POLENTA AND ASPARAGUS: Serving size: 6 servings, 187 calories, 6g fat, 4g saturated fat, 8g protein, 27g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 318mg sodium

WEEK 41

This week on our menu we have a delicious recipe for Sweet-and-Salty Honey-Glazed Chicken and Broccoli with Hot Soba Noodles🍗🥦🍯
 
PREP TIME: 15 min
COOK TIME: 15 min
TOTAL: 30 min
 
INGREDIENTS:
• 2 (12-oz) pkg broccoli florets
• 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-in pieces
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• ¼ cup honey
• ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
• 1 Tbsp minced garlic
• 1 ½ tsp refrigerated ginger paste
• 1 red bell pepper, chopped
 
HOT SOBA NOODLES:
• 1 (8-oz) pkg soba noodles
• 2 green onions, chopped
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
Cook broccoli according to package directions. Cook chicken, in batches, in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes, or until done; keep warm. Meanwhile, combine hiney, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Add chicken, broccoli, and bell pepper to skillet. Pour honey mixture over chicken; cook 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
 
HOT SOBA NOODLES:
Cook soba noodles according to package directions. Toss with onions and enjoy!
 
NUTRITION AT A GLANCE:
Serving size: 6 servings, 351 calories, 16g fat, 4g saturated fat, 32g protein, 20g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 514mg sodium
 
HOT SOBA NOODLES:
Serving size: 6 servings, 134 calories, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 5g protein, 26g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 259mg sodium

Week 40

Tomorrow is October 4, which just so happens to be National Taco Day so of course we had to include them on our featured meal of the week! On the menu we have Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos with a Fresh Tomatillo Salsa that go perfect together! Who else is as happy as we are about National Taco Day?🌮😁

PREP TIME: 20 min

COOK TIME: 15 min

FRESH TOMATILLO SALSA: 15 min

TOTAL: 50 min

INGREDIENTS:

Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Grated rind and juice of 2 limes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 ½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ½-inch-thickness
  • 2 (11.57-oz) pkg corn tortillas
  • 1 small head red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 (7-oz) can pickled jalapeno peppers, drained

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

  • 1 lb fresh tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS:

Tacos: Stir together cilantro, mayonnaise, lime rind, lime juice, oil, garlic, cumin, and jalapeno. Season chicken with salt and pepper; place in a resealable plastic bag. Pour cilantro mixture over chicken. Seal bag, and marinate in refrigerator 4 to 6 hours. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, 6 minutes per side or until done. Let stand 5 minutes before thinly slicing chicken. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Serve chicken in tortillas topped with cabbage, cheese, Fresh Tomatillo Salsa and jalapenos.

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa: Chop tomatillos, and place in a blender with jalapenos, lime juice, and cilantro; process until smooth. Season salsa with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.

NUTRITION AT A GLANCE:

Serving size: 6 servings, 413 calories, 19.2g fat, 4.2g  saturated fat, 60 g carbohydrates, 2.4g fiber, 36.2g protein, 4.2g sugar

At Carrington Medical Spa we are committed to helping you live a healthy lifestyle (even on National Taco Day😄)

WEEK 39: Bourbon-Barbecue Turkey Burger BLTs

This week’s featured meal is Bourbon-Barbecue Turkey Burger BLTs with Pear and Orange Toss. This is such a quick and easy meal that would be perfect for tailgating or watching football with friends. Not to mention its delicious and low calorie!😉
 
PREP TIME: 10 min
COOK TIME: 20 min
TOTAL: 30 min
 
INGREDIENTS:
• 6 slices center cut bacon
• 6 (4-oz) frozen turkey burgers
• ½ cup spicy barbecue sauce (such a Stubbs)
• 2 Tbsp bourbon (optional)
• 6 (0.67-oz) ultra-thin slices Cheddar cheese (such as Sargento)
• 6 (1.9-oz) hamburger buns (preferably whole wheat), toasted
• 6 Bibb lettuce leaves
• 6 large tomato slices
 
PEAR & ORANGE TOSS:
• 3 oranges, peeled and sectioned
• 3 firm pears, chopped
• 2 Tbsp lime juice
• 1 Tbsp honey
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp; drain, reserving 2 Tbsp drippings in skillet. Cook turkey burgers in hot drippings according to package directions, adding barbecue sauce and, if desired, bourbon to skillet during last 2 minutes of cooking. Top burgers with cheese. Serve turkey burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, and bacon.
NOTE: Don’t have bourbon on hand? These burgers will still be just as delicious without it.
 
PEAR & ORANGE TOSS:
Toss together all ingredients in a bowl. Chill 30 minutes, enjoy!
 
NUTRITION AT A GLANCE:
MAIN: Makes 6 servings
Per Serving: 394 calories, 18g fat, 7g saturated fat, 30g protein, 29g carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 716mg sodium
SIDE: Makes 6 servings
Per Serving: 100 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 1g protein, 26g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 0mg sodium

Week 38


This week on the menu we have Spaghetti with Slow Cooker Meat Sauce and Lemon-Parmesan Romaine Salad. Although this meal requires a longer cook time, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser and family favorite!🍝
PREP TIME: 20 min
COOK TIME: 6 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME: 6 hr 30 min

INGREDIENTS:

MAIN DISH:
• 1 lb ground sirloin
• 1 cup chopped onion
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 2 (14.5-oz) cans diced tomatoes w/ basil, garlic, & oregano
• 1 (24-oz) jar marinara sauce
• 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
• 1 (13.25-oz) pkg whole-grain spaghetti

SIDE DISH:
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 1 ½ Tbsp fresh lemon juice
• ¼ tsp salt
• ¼ tsp pepper 1 (10-oz) pkg chopped romaine lettuce
• ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

MAIN DISH: Cook beef, onion, and garlic in a large
nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10
minutes or until beef is browned and crumbly.
Drain beef mixture, and transfer to a 5- or 6-
quart slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes,
marinara sauce, and Italian seasoning. Cover
and cook on LOW 6 to 7 hours. Cook spaghetti
according to package directions. Serve meat
sauce over spaghetti.

SIDE DISH: Whisk together oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add lettuce, and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

NUTRITION AT A GLANCE:
Makes 6 servings.
MAIN DISH-
Per serving: 420 calories, 9 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 29 g protein, 66 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber, 800 mg sodium
SIDE DISH-
Per serving: 60 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 2 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 150 mg sodium