Turkey Taco Zucchini Boats

Steph Wagner

January 23, 2018

Turkey Taco Zucchini Boats I love using vegetables as a base when possible for a quick WLS friendly meal. You can load up a veggie with a lean protein source and then focus on the flavors. One dish can provide all the meats, veggies and flavors you need! Stuffed bell peppers are another vegetable that … Continue reading "Turkey Taco Zucchini Boats"

Sun Dried Tomato Meatballs

Steph Wagner

January 9, 2018

Sun Dried Tomato Meatballs One of my all time favorite weight loss surgery meal ideas is meatballs. Probably because I LOVE meatloaf and they are these awesome little bariatric sized bites of meatloaf! At my last count I have posted 17 meatloaf recipes and 10 meatball recipes. I had to actually laugh aloud when I … Continue reading "Sun Dried Tomato Meatballs"

Rosemary Turkey Tenderloin

Steph Wagner

December 12, 2017

Rosemary Turkey Tenderloin I have always loved using the amazingly fragrant herb of rosemary in my kitchen. My house smells so homey and my mouth waters for the meal. Fresh herbs are an amazing way to keep your lean protein and vegetable diet after weight loss surgery exciting and enticing. I’ll link below to a … Continue reading "Rosemary Turkey Tenderloin"

Oven Baked Chicken Kebabs

Steph Wagner

December 7, 2017

Oven Baked Chicken Kebabs The post-op bariatric surgery diet is based on two primary focuses: protein and vegetables. The good news is…we have A LOT of variety with those two focuses! One great way to get a meal that balances protein and vegetables PLUS lots of flavor is to make kebabs. Chicken, steak, shrimp or … Continue reading "Oven Baked Chicken Kebabs"

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Steph Wagner

November 30, 2017

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes There are so many things to love about cherry tomatoes! Could they be any more bariatric sized?! They are perfect for a small portion! I love using cherry tomatoes as a simple side to pair with cheese but it also has endless possibilities when it comes to a quick dish. I’ll … Continue reading "Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes"

Ranch Pork Chops

Steph Wagner

November 28, 2017

Ranch Pork Chops   This recipe can also be found in my cookbook!  BEST FORK FORWARD: Everyday Dinners After Weight Loss Surgery   I’ve mentioned so many times all over this website how powerful lean and solid protein sources can be to the bariatric diet. Protein takes the longest to digest and a solid texture will … Continue reading "Ranch Pork Chops"

Parmesan Zucchini Chips

Steph Wagner

November 7, 2017

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"

Honey Mustard Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Steph Wagner

October 31, 2017

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"

Hummus Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Steph Wagner

October 21, 2017

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"

Eggs in a Cloud

Steph Wagner

October 15, 2017

Eggs in a Cloud This recipe can also be found in my cookbook!  BEST FORK FORWARD: Everyday Dinners After Weight Loss Surgery This recipe takes little to no time at all but brings your everyday eggs in a whole new category of flavor! I love the texture. I love the fresh chives. I love that … Continue reading "Eggs in a Cloud"