Ideal Protein Newsletter: April 2013


ip-top-bannerIdeal Protein Newsletter
April 2013
What’s New?
Tomato Basil Rotini
You really don’t have to miss anything on Ideal Protein!
Be ready to fall in love with our delicious Tomato Basil Rotini!
Enjoy the firm, al dente texture and the new Tomato Basil flavour hot or cold
with your favourite vegetables or even on their own.
Don’t Give Up!
Ideal Protein works with any schedule and any activity level, even any stress level.
I can show you how! Let me show you how!
When schedules get crazy, when stress levels mount, if you must be more physically active than recommended, or if you’ve fallen ill….you can stay on the Ideal Protein plan. Don’t give up!
Have to be away from your kitchen? No time to shop? Job or hobby requiring extra physical activity? Down with a cold?
All can be overcome without falling off course.
If you have any challenges whatsoever, please call me. I’m here to support you. I can help you figure out how to stay on the Ideal Protein plan while getting through whatever is going on in your life.
It doesn’t have to be one or the other. You can do both. We can do it together!
On the Web
Now it’s easy for you to find your favourite Total Rehab Ideal Protein Recipes!
Just log onto, click on the ‘Weight Loss’ tab, then the ‘Recipe Index’ tab. You’ll find an alphabetical index of all your favourite recipes and which newsletter to find them in. I’ve also included an Ideal Protein Article Index. Find informative articles from the newsletters through the ‘Article Index’ tab.
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Recipes of the Month
Eggplant Caviar
(Phase 1 Friendly)
This one takes some time, but I guarantee the taste is worth it!
Cut stem and hull from 2lb eggplant and discard. Bake eggplant in 425F oven about an hour, turning several times, until flesh is very soft and skin is charred. Meanwhile, heat a little olive oil in medium, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 large, finely chopped onion, and fry, stirring frequently, until soft but not browned. Add 1cup finely chopped green pepper and 1 large, finely chopped garlic clove. Continue to cook, stirring often, 5min. When eggplant is cool enough to handle, peel off skin, discard, and slice eggplant in half, lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and discard. Place eggplant pulp in a bow and mash it. Stir in contents of skillet, along with 3 medium, ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped, sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Transfer eggplant mixture to skillet. Bring to boil, stirring continuously, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer until mixture reduces. Uncover and continue cooking, stirring continuously, until all moisture has evaporated and mixture has thickened. Stir in 2Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice and season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill.
Hard to say how many servings this makes. It’s so good; it’s often gone before I get the rest of the appetizers on the table. So, be sure to reserve some for yourself before sharing.
IP Recipe of the Month
Ideal Protein Crackers
(Phase 1 Friendly)
Fill your Ideal Protein shaker with 150ml water. Add 1 packet of Ideal Protein Plain Pancake mix. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and Himalayan or sea salt to taste. If you like, add a little garlic powder, onion powder, and your favourite dried herb(s). Shake, then let mixture sit 5min. It will thicken a bit. Spread in parchment paper lined 12” x 9” baking pan. Bake in 350 oven for 10min or until edges begin to brown. Remove from oven, cool and cut or break into pieces. Makes one restricted serving.
If the spicy flavour doesn’t appeal to you, eliminate the chilli flakes.
Enjoy on their own, as a side dish to your dinner,
pop in a Ziploc and take to the movies, use with ‘Eggplant Caviar’ above, or see Recipe Index at for ‘Fired Up Veg Dip’
A Great Find
(Thanks to Wendy for the tip)
There is a store called Low Carb Canada. They carry more of the Walden Farms products than I’ve seen at Metro and are competitively priced. This is also the only place I’ve seen Green Valley Ranch products close to home. I highly recommend their Ketchup (thanks to Shelley for bringing me some from the cottage last summer).
They have two locations: Scarborough, Ontario and, for our western readers, Calgary, Alberta.
Check them out at If you can’t make the trip to one of their stores, you can purchase on line. They deliver!
When shopping, do remember that Phase 1, 2, and 3 should only be purchasing products with zero carbs, zero calories, and zero fat content.
Coming Soon
Ideal Protein will be launching several new non-restricted foods over the next few months. I’ve heard about a new, flaked cereal, a ready-made Cappuccino, a new chip, and they’re talking brownies! I’ll keep you posted.
Phase 4 Lifetime Support
Ideal Protein is a proven, successful way to lose excess weight and keep it off, but sometimes life gets in the way. The plan is a solid one, but only in as much as we follow it. Sometimes our stress, emotions and/or schedules get the better of us, leading us astray with our food choices. Sometimes we stop exercising. Sometimes we regain weight. Often, we’re too embarrassed or ashamed to come back and ask for help. At one time or another, we’ve all been there. I’ve been there. Call me (Deborah) at the clinic 905-426-7690 or email No judgement, no shame. Let’s get back on track together! Let’s be the best we can be so we can thoroughly enjoy the coming months. You’re worth it!
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Deborah Gurash, RMT & Ideal Protein Consultant
Total Rehab Orthopedic & Athletic Medicine
250 Bayly Street West
Ajax, ON