Thursday, April 11, 2019

Stick To Your Weight Loss Goal with These Healthy Recipes!

Many of you probably chose to make New Year's resolutions at the beginning of this year to lose weight, right? Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to help you stay motivated and to not give up! Keep reading for a few healthy recipes that can help you stick to your weight loss goal this year. In an effort to maintain your health, consider booking your annual health check-up, with of the Lake of the Ozarks health clinics of Central Ozarks Medical Center. We have several health clinics in the Lake of the Ozarks area and all phone numbers and locations can be found on our website at

Stick To Your Weight Loss Goal with These Healthy Recipes!


Avocado Crab Boats

8 servings

5 medium ripe avocados, peeled and halved
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
2 tablespoons minced chives
1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Lemon wedges

Preheat broiler. Place two avocado halves in a large bowl; mash lightly with a fork. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice; mix until well blended. Stir in crab, 3 tablespoons cilantro, chives, serrano pepper, capers and pepper. Spoon into remaining avocado halves.

Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Broil 4-5 in. from heat until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro; serve with lemon wedges.


Parmesan Zucchini

1 lb zucchini quartered and cut into sticks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
Place the zucchini in a bowl. Add the olive oil and toss to coat.
Add the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese and toss until zucchini is coated.
Arrange the zucchini spears in a single layer on the sheet pan.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until browned and zucchini is tender. Serve immediately with marinara sauce if desired.



Sauteed Cabbage

1 small head white cabbage, including outer green leaves (2 1/2 pounds)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cut the cabbage in half and, with the cut-side down, slice it as thinly as possible around the core, as though you were making coleslaw. Discard the core.

Melt the butter in a large saute pan or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the cabbage, salt, and pepper and saute for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and begins to brown. Season, to taste, and serve warm.

We hope you enjoy these wonderful healthy recipes we found online. Central Ozarks Medical Center wishes you the best of luck in your weight loss efforts! Our goal is to lead the way to healthier communities. To book your next annual health check-up, contact one of our health clinics in Mid-Missouri today.

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