What’s even better than a “one pot dinner?” A FOIL PACK dinner! You don’t even have to clean ONE pot! Aha! Plus when the weather is nice, you get to be outside for a moment and not use the kitchen (much)! I love foil pack meals. All your meats and veggies in a single foil … Continue reading "Barbecue Chicken and Veggies Foil Pack"
If you’re ready for a change of pace in your canned chicken options on the soft phase diet, this recipe has a lemon twist! Just a little lemon pepper and some fresh lemon juice will take your boring canned chicken to a more exciting place. As always, be sure to verify with your programs paperwork … Continue reading "Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad – Bariatric Soft Recipe"
Keeping variety in protein shakes is SO important and yet SUPER hard. If you are on your pre-surgical diet for bariatric surgery or you’re on your post-surgery liquid diet…hang in there. It does get better! I know the sweet drinks are exhausting and you need something new. My best encouragement is to search around on this … Continue reading "Banana Cream Protein Shake"
Chocolate + Coffee = Yes please! This easy peasy protein shake will help fill you up and also fix your sweet tooth with a hint of coffee behind. It’s like Java Chip Ice Cream without the trouble! (Sorry for bringing up ice cream…) I used Starbucks® Via Decaf instant coffee and Quest Chocolate Milkshake Protein … Continue reading "Java Chocolate Protein Shake"
I’m so sorry that the Bariatric Surgery Soft Diet is so limited! It’s certainly not for the faint of heart. I know you are going crazy by now looking for textures and flavors that aren’t so darn sweet! This oven baked ricotta dish is a great way to break things up a bit with flavor. It’s … Continue reading "Oven Baked Ricotta – Soft Bariatric Recipe"
The Bariatric Soft Phase Diet can be so draining. But perhaps you can agree…better than the liquid diet! At least we’re moving in the right direction. If you start getting tired of all the same foods and need a little flavor change, you might try out this lemon ricotta as an option. It’s not HIGH … Continue reading "Lemon Ricotta – Soft Bariatric Recipe"
It is SO hard to make a “pureed” recipe sound like it’s any good. But trust me…this one is! It’s essentially refried beans with a little more flavor going on for you. For this recipe we heat together three simple ingreidents: pinto beans, salsa and broth. Then we put them in the blender (or in … Continue reading "Pureed Salsa and Beans"
Welcome to Edition TWO of “Popular Diets and WLS” If you missed Edition One…Read about The Ketogenic Diet and WLS. One diet I get asked about from time to time is how to be a VEGAN after Weight Loss Surgery. Some patients have even heard from their Bariatric Surgeon that they should eat a Vegan … Continue reading "Popular Diets & WLS: Edition 2 “Vegan Diet”"
This is a great alterantaive to a protein shake and to a higher carb latte drink! Just a few ingredients heated on the stovetop and you’ll soon be enjoying a warm treat high in protein and low in sugar. The most important part of this recipe is to NOT overheat it because of the protein powder. If … Continue reading "Protein Vanilla Latte"
If you find yourself needing a sweet treat in the evening, but you don’t want to totally blow the bank…combining these two simple ingredients can give you just the fix you need. This recipe can also be made using Vanilla, Strawberry or other protein powder flavors! Print Recipe Chocolate Protein Pudding Course Snack Servings servings … Continue reading "Chocolate Protein Pudding"