Cauliflower Mini Pizza

Steph Wagner

September 22, 2017

Cauliflower Mini Pizza After weight loss surgery, you have to get creative in how to enjoy the flavors of pizza without the troubles of pizza. Sure you can have the toppings and, on occasion, that’s probably fine. Of course the higher fat content is just that…high fat…and could cause stomach upset aside from extra calories. … Continue reading "Cauliflower Mini Pizza"

Sautéed Ranch Bell Peppers

Steph Wagner

September 20, 2017

Sautéed Ranch Bell Peppers Bariatric surgery patient or not….the hunt for healthy vegetable side dishes that aren’t canned green beans is a real struggle. I love adding vegetables to my protein entree but doesn’t it feel like all the energy goes into the entree that you don’t really want to make a whole other recipe for … Continue reading "Sautéed Ranch Bell Peppers"

Red Pepper Enchilada Bean Puree – Bariatric Pureed Diet

Steph Wagner

September 15, 2017

Red Pepper Enchilada Bean Puree The bariatric pureed diet is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it. Although, congratulations on finishing your liquid diet! Now you get to embark on some very soft textured foods! It doesn’t have to be all bad. Keep in mind all bariatric programs differ in the recommendations so review … Continue reading "Red Pepper Enchilada Bean Puree – Bariatric Pureed Diet"

Non-Alcoholic Mint Mojito

Steph Wagner

September 13, 2017

Bariatric friendly mocktail time! I’ve talked about alcohol a few times on the website and how after interviewing three incredible women on their battles with post-op alcoholism, I really changed my tune to alcohol and WLS. I’ve always given the warnings and disclaimers but also am a person that tends to trusts everyone and as … Continue reading "Non-Alcoholic Mint Mojito"

Buffalo Pork Chop

Steph Wagner

September 11, 2017

Buffalo Pork Chop   I have always loved the flavor of buffalo wing sauce. My guess is, if you’ve clicked this recipe you join me in this regard! This recipe is really simple but produces an amazing flavor without the excess fat of buffalo wings (and dips). The pork chop is still a lean and … Continue reading "Buffalo Pork Chop"

Baked Salmon Cakes

Steph Wagner

September 8, 2017

Baked Salmon Cakes This recipe can also be found in my cookbook!  BEST FORK FORWARD: Everyday Dinners After Weight Loss Surgery This is one of the recipes that looks like it has too many ingredients but in reality is simple to get together. The ingredients are nothing you’ve never heard of and marry together for … Continue reading "Baked Salmon Cakes"

White Chocolate Protein Shake

Steph Wagner

September 4, 2017

White Chocolate Protein Shake   This bariatric friendly shake is certainly on the sweet side. If you are looking for a way to CURB your sweet tooth, this is a great recipe for you! Having this shake in the evening instead of a sweet treat is a great idea. For patients that are tired of … Continue reading "White Chocolate Protein Shake"

Chimichurri Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Steph Wagner

September 1, 2017

Chimichurri Grilled Chicken Kebabs   I’ve always loved kebabs….for some reason they are so much more fun and elightful than just grilled chicken breast! Perhaps it’s the colors or the pretty display of smaller pieces of meat stacked together. You can add veggies so easily and create beautiful colors of marinated meats and veggies! Shrimp, … Continue reading "Chimichurri Grilled Chicken Kebabs"

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Steph Wagner

August 29, 2017

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli Note: This recipe can also be found in my cookbook!  Don’t have a copy? Here’s the listing on Amazon (affiliate link):BEST FORK FORWARD: Everyday Dinners After Weight Loss Surgery Who doesn’t love another slow cooker meal?! I love this beef and broccoli meal. The flavors are salty and savory and … Continue reading "Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli"

Pizza Eggs

Steph Wagner

August 25, 2017

Pizza Eggs I love pizza eggs! What a great way to make your eggs more egg-citing AND enjoy the flavor of pizza! This is such a quick recipe to put together. (If you need a refresher on tips for fluffy scrambled eggs, watch this video!) Add a little mozzarella and turkey pepperoni and enjoy the … Continue reading "Pizza Eggs"