Baked Blackened Chicken

Steph Wagner

January 10, 2020

Baked Blackened Chicken   Assortment of seasonings to keep flavor in your baked chicken   Chicken after bariatric surgery Most post-ops find their biggest struggle with chicken is to make sure it doesn’t get too dry. (By the way, small bite sizes are the biggest key to enjoying chicken! Oh, you already knew that?! Black … Continue reading "Baked Blackened Chicken"

Greek Steak Bowl

Steph Wagner

December 11, 2019

Greek Steak Bowl     Thinly sliced steaks make this Greek Steak Bowl quick and pouch friendly Thinly sliced steaks Recently I have been on a kick purchasing the thinly sliced sirloin steak from Aldi. To be more specific, it’s labeled “Black Angus Beef Thin Sliced Sirloin Tip Steak for Carne Asada.” When you open … Continue reading "Greek Steak Bowl"

Low Carb Dijon Shrimp Skillet

Steph Wagner

December 4, 2019

Low Carb Dijon Shrimp Skillet Using bold flavors of dijon mustard and sun-dried tomatoes One pan, super fast This Low-Carb Dijon Shrimp Skillet certainly a quick dinner and a “one pot wonder” using just the skillet. I used a steamer bag of green beans and pre-cooked shrimp to really speed things up! The quickest method … Continue reading "Low Carb Dijon Shrimp Skillet"

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Steph Wagner

November 6, 2019

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"

Turkey Sausage and Veggies Packet

Steph Wagner

November 1, 2019

Turkey Sausage and Veggies Packet Easy 4 ingredient meal on the grill   Cutting down on fat grams There is a reason this is Turkey Sausage and Veggies Packet instead of just sausage and veggies packet. The difference in fat grams is HUGE! If you didn’t know you can purchase pre-cooked turkey kielbasa sausage in … Continue reading "Turkey Sausage and Veggies Packet"

Air Fryer Salmon

Steph Wagner


Air Fryer Salmon Fresh salmon cooked quickly for fast bariatric friendly dinner   My tip for cooking with salmon If you have an air fryer and interested in trying salmon – I highly recommend it! The best tip I have for cooking with salmon is to use fresh fillets instead of frozen.  For years I … Continue reading "Air Fryer Salmon"

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

Steph Wagner

October 16, 2019

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits     Shrimp sautéed with lemon, riced cauliflower to replace cheesy grits   A word about gaining flavor It’s true. The first time I tried to create this Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits, it was okay but my husband was honest enough to tell me it just didn’t have much flavor. I … Continue reading "Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits"

Egg Roll Salad Jars

Steph Wagner

September 26, 2019

Egg Roll Salad Jars Ground turkey, kale mix and Asian marinade   Egg Roll Bowl, Egg Roll Salad Jars If you have not already tried egg roll bowl for dinner, I recommend doing so! The flavors are an exciting change of pace but with a packaged bag of salad or cole slaw mix, it is … Continue reading "Egg Roll Salad Jars"

Caesar Grilled Pork Chops

Steph Wagner

June 19, 2019

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"

Asian Peanut Chicken Skewers

Steph Wagner

April 30, 2019

Asian Peanut Chicken Skewers Asian dressing with powdered peanut butter provide new flavor to grilled chicken and vegetables   Light Asian dressing and powered peanut butter, my new favorite combo I’ve made a few bariatric recipes using these two ingredients and I have love the flavor combo! A few weeks ago I made an Asian … Continue reading "Asian Peanut Chicken Skewers"