Air Fryer Barbecue Meatballs Barbecue Cheddar Meatballs in 20 minutes Texture Matters Funny enough, I create recipes all the time that I never write down because I forget. My style of cooking is toss a little of this and a little of that so I have had to train myself to take notes! In particular, … Continue reading "Air Fryer Barbecue Meatballs"
Grilled Vegetable Salad Fresh asparagus, zucchini, tomato and mushrooms Stay on track with variety in veggies This Grilled Vegetable Salad is a great way to keep variety in your vegetables! I’ve always felt one of the biggest keys to long term success after bariatric surgery is to 1) plan ahead and 2) keep variety in … Continue reading "Grilled Vegetable Salad"
Oven Roasted Vegetables Oven roasted bell pepper, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms Why are oven roasted vegetables so tasty? I have for sure met my fair share of picky vegetable refusing patients in my ten years of being a bariatric dietitian. Many would attribute their pickiness to struggling with staying on a healthy diet. They expect … Continue reading "Oven Roasted Vegetables"
No Cook Bariatric Meal Chicken Sausage and Pineapple Skewers Pre-cooked sausage for a no cook bariatric meal Okay, full disclosure, this is nearly a no cook meal because the meat itself was already cooked. I still count this is a no cook bariatric meal! However, I DID thread it on a skewer and grill it to … Continue reading "No Cook Bariatric Meal: Chicken Sausage and Pineapple Skewers"
Caesar Grilled Pork Chops Simple ingredients, big flavor Oh yes! I should grill the other white meat! When it comes to grilling season (my favorite) I often forget to give pork chops much attention. I usually go for the usual chicken or burgers because you can change the flavors so easily. Then I grill … Continue reading "Caesar Grilled Pork Chops"
Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers Recipes that utilize stuffing a vegetable with protein is PERFECT for weight loss surgery patients. Get all the flavors from the meats and spices, the texture from the vegetable and skip the extra starches like pasta or potatoes. Much like a stuffed zucchini (also known as zucchini … Continue reading "Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice"
Bari Bento Box – Make Ahead Lunch Idea Greek Chicken, Tomatoes and Cucumbers and Yogurt Dill Dip Bento Boxes are Cute There is something precious about the Bento Box. They are just CUTE! Also, very practical and feels so great to have lunches prepped in advance. There is also wonderful benefit of things being … Continue reading "Greek Chicken Bari Bento Box"
Beefy Chili Stoup Thick and hearty like chili, with soft fresh vegetables like soup Why post-ops have to be careful of soup Beefy Chili Stoup is name inspired by Rachael Ray’s made up term of “stoup” (soup + chili) and one that I often use on this website. You see, soup is not the best … Continue reading "Beefy Chili Stoup"
Chicken Cacciatore – Hunter’s Stew , Moist Chicken, Fresh Vegetables, Italian Flavors Chicken Cacciatore (Hunter’s Stew) Chicken Cacciatore is a dish you may have heard of, but not always easy to place exactly which one that is. Okay, maybe that’s just me. I remembered reading that on an Italian restaurant menu but assumed it … Continue reading "Chicken Cacciatore"
Hot Ham and Swiss Chicken Breasts Served with sautéed mushrooms and tomato slices Chicken Cordon Bleu, re-done What is “Hot Ham and Swiss Chicken Breasts?” – really, it’s a spin off a classic Chicken Cordon Bleu. Traditionally Chicken Cordon Bleu is a dish with meat wrapped around cheese. How most have come to know it … Continue reading "Hot Ham and Swiss Chicken Breasts"