Philly Cheese Chicken Skillet A weight loss surgery patient’s version of Philly cheese chicken? Yep. Only this version feels light, fresh and is oh so fragrant! I used chicken breast tenderloins in this recipe to allow for faster cooking and to keep the portions more suitable for bariatric surgery patients. I love the sweet … Continue reading "Philly Cheese Chicken Skillet"
Tropical Tomato Salsa Bariatric surgery patient or not, having recipes that bring FLAVOR into your meals is so important to staying on track with a lower carbohydrate lifestyle. That’s why I love throwing together fresh salsas!! I use a lot of cherry tomatoes to put together salsa or fresh tomato toppings for chicken, beef … Continue reading "Tropical Tomato Salsa"
Bariatric Mocha Latte How does a bariatric patient continue to enjoy coffee drinks on the post-op diet?? Isn’t that a constant question for most post-ops?? If you’re anything like me, what I enjoyed for a coffee drink for a few months no longer suits me like it did before. Or the season changes and … Continue reading "Bariatric Mocha Latte"
Basil Tomato Tossed Side Salad This bariatric friendly salad is full of fresh flavors and a fast recipe to enhance any lean protein entree! This is the recipe for the amazing Lemon Vinaigrette – highly recommend taking the time to make this for your salad! But if you are short on time you can certainly … Continue reading "Basil Tomato Tossed Side Salad"
Parmesan Zucchini Chips There are two ingredients I use a LOT to create bariatric friendly recipes: zucchini and grated parmesan cheese. Let’s talk a moment about the beauty of zucchini- I love how versatile this low carb, low calorie vegetable can be! Many people have tried to zucchini noodle (“zoodle”) approach which I love. I … Continue reading "Parmesan Zucchini Chips"
Bariatric Friendly Chocolate Covered Strawberries WLS Friends….I’ll be honest. I love sweets. Oh, but I also I love salty. Chips or brownies…doesn’t matter. The trick for me? Don’t have them around. Find better options and eventually I stop thinking of the poor options. Truly! If you’ve kept sugars and starches out of your diet for an extended … Continue reading "Bariatric Friendly Chocolate Covered Strawberries"
Honey Mustard Roasted Brussel Sprouts 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 "Honey Mustard Roasted Brussel Sprouts"
Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing Weight Loss Surgery patients can never have enough options when it comes to flavor blends. The diet can get boring focusing on lean protein and vegetables without some KICK, some SPICE, some EXCITEMENT! Lemon may not sound like the most exciting flavor in the world…but oh my goodness…can it change EVERYTHING … Continue reading "Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing"
Bariatric Friendly Cream Hot Cocoa At the time I write this post, we have hit our first truly chilly day of the season. The high will be 56 today and it is WINDY! Already the desire for a warm and cozy drink is dancing in our heads! Bariatric surgery patients – this is a great … Continue reading "Bariatric Friendly Creamy Hot Cocoa"
Hummus Crusted Pork Tenderloin This recipe can also be found in my cookbook! BEST FORK FORWARD: Everyday Dinners After Weight Loss Surgery Many of my WLS patients ask me where hummus falls into the bariatric diet. Is it a protein? Does that count? Such a great question. I treat hummus as a “fat” source on … Continue reading "Hummus Crusted Pork Tenderloin"