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Your muffin tin’s sole purpose is not baking up sweet treats! If you’re on a weight-loss mission, it’s time to start making more use of this common kitchen tool. Here’s how yours can support all your healthy goals by keeping portion control in check.

Take eggs on the go: Think that eggs are a breakfast only to be enjoyed on a quiet, lazy morning? Guess again! Bake a batch of eggs in ham cups or turkey sausage and broccoli muffins on Sunday afternoon, and enjoy a protein-packed breakfast all week long.

Hack your oatmeal obsession: Starting the day with whole grains can support weight-loss goals and keep you satisfied, but steel-cut oatmeal doesn’t have the quickest turnaround time. Make things easier by baking up these handheld oatmeal muffins you can grab on the go, or bake a batch of steel-cut oats in advance and freeze them up; nuke one or two frozen muffins when you’re in the mood for a faster bowl of piping-hot goodness.

Enjoy a healthier pizza party: The next time you’re craving pizza, skip the take away call and make your own healthier portion-controlled alternative. Try these quinoa pizza bites — one of our all-time favourite muffin-tin recipes! — or these cute mini Mexican pizzas, a low-calorie twist on the classic dish you’ll also love.

Cook mini-loaves: Meatloaf is a nostalgic and protein-packed meal that everyone grew up on, but it’s easy to go overboard with your portions. Instead of going cutting extra-large slices, keep portions in check with these tasty Paleo meatloaf muffins. Each 139-calorie muffin offers over 18 grams of protein.

Make comfort bite-size: You can still have your favourite indulgent side dishes every now and again — you just need to be smart about the serving size. If you crave macaroni and cheese like I do, make a batch of these macaroni bites, freeze them, and defrost one whenever you have a hankering for something mac and cheesy (instead of eating half a pan in one sitting).

Source: http://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/How-Muffin-Tin-Can-Help-Weight-Loss-37945933

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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